Small Size Pickup Trucks, New mid-size pickups from Ford, Jeep (and maybe VW) coming to a dealer near you-When you thought the streets could not pick up another truck, the wave of new trucks approached the road.
These are not big and muscled giants that go through the Americans with $ 35,000 and much more, such as the Ford F-150, Low-lift, full-size, that’s 19-foot tail (3-inch) tail. These are more muscular and less tiring, such as the 17-meter 7-Ford Ranger, a medium-sized truck, launched in October with a base price of $ 24,300.
Four years ago, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma were the only medium-sized trucks in the US. Then Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Honda Ridgeline were launched. Now there are two more pickups on the road: Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator.There are still three mid-range pickups: Tesla, Hyundai Santa Cruz and Tanoak offered by Volkswagen. The latter can include Chattanooga and a large community of auto parts suppliers that the German car manufacturer in East Tennessee has followed to strengthen VW assembly line: “There is a new market that has grown into mid-size trucks,” said Matt DeLorenzo. , chief editor Kelley Blue Booka, vehicle researcher and market analyst. “There were no new offers in a few years.”
Small Size Pickup Trucks
Will the VW enter the truck game?
If Volkswagen and General Motors will follow the central lift market, this is an open question. VW has spent just $ 1.2 billion for unused factory sedan Passat in Chattanooga and ready to install with 7-seater Atlas-utility vehicle and the version with 5 seats, which this year retailers must reach. The assembly line of Atlas still has sufficient capacity to take over Atlas.
Designer VW Klaus Bischoff called Tanoaka “largest American Volkswagen infection” as the spring pickup at the International Motor Show in New York (276 hp) was detectable with the concept car of 276 hp. VW managers have been careful since then.
In December, executive director of VW Herbert Diess looked uncomfortable and told Automotive News that the VW-powered all-wheel drive was “probably a bit risky” to enter the market. He is familiar with models with rear-wheel drive with a higher traction power, because off-road Tacoma dominates the American truck segment.
When the German car manufacturer Tesla (California) and Hyundai (South Korea) dived, 10 medium-sized brands were able to work quickly. Compared to the current full-sized six Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and Toyota brands, this is undoubtedly a bunch.
A smaller “lifestyle” trolley for comfort in the suburbs
While farmers, gardeners and entrepreneurs clearly prefer the big shots, the trucks are now mainly from suburban family shippers, such as the van six people who are decorated with luxurious touches and proposed activities. A typical mass retailer generates more than $ 96,000, said auto analyst Alan Baum. His family often expects to pull and pull ski boats, fishing boats, horseshoes, SUVs or motorhomes.
It is a big truck for a successful America. His younger brothers are in the same form, only less. The towing capacity of Ford Ranger is, for example, 5,600 pounds (compared to 12,700 pounds F-150), Consumer Reports reports for the new cars of 2019. Because it is smaller, the emphasis is on the average weight of the truck lower. Some automatic analysts call them ‘lifestyle’. They are ready for comfort. The four-wheel drive Lariat Ranger costs more than $ 38,000. Where trucks differ enormously from each other, that is height. Put Tyke and Big Brother side by side. The Toyota Corolla limousine car seat is reminiscent of a steep cliff of a nearby American aircraft carrier. The other looks like a pick-up truck that looked like this.
Current cabin crew full Ford to drive all four wheels at a height of 6 feet (5 inches), according to Consumer Reports, while the Ranger from 2019 to 5 feet (8 inches) convertible in height than two decades ago, saw the truck. (The current width of the F-150 is 6 feet, 8 inches, an inch wider than the ranger).
The typical F-150 weighs 5065 pounds with a crew cab. This is more violent than the old truck. The F-150 variant was available in one cabin in 1998 and weighed 3,850 pounds, which came close to the modern Ranger 3,990 pounds.
When large trucks grew larger over the years, some drivers refused to buy them. “Some people have fallen,” DeLorenzo said.
Given the presence at the Tacoma border and the continued focus on increased demand and the fact that Tacoma sold at a lower price than the largest Toyota tundra, General Motors returned to the mid-market segment. brothers. GM reported Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon four years ago. The demand for models of natural size has never melted. In December, GM sold just over 54,400 Chevrolet Silverado, compared with 10,131 Colorados.
“People are extremely loyal to their trucks (normal size), they are not willing to reduce their size,” DeLorenzo said. “When GM Colorado and Canyon returned, they did not affect the sale of full-size trucks.”
With a drop in sales, buyers (and manufacturers) turn to trucks.
Now, with new Ford and Jeep trucks, new life attracts more interest in the mid-size segment. Chrysler, the owner of the Jeep brand since 1987, produced the last Jeep truck in 1992. It was a Jeep Comanche Jeep Cherokee Jeep Cherokee, weighing 3000 pounds.
New trucks from Jeep will reach the dealers in June. Performed in this legendary SUV Jeep, Wrangler, this vehicle with four-wheel drive measures 18 feet and 1 inch. Designed to draw 7,650 pounds and can be irrigated after a busy day in a blunt mud. In November Road and Track Magazine wrote: “Jeep Gladiator 2020 is the Wrangler truck we have been waiting for.” Instead of introducing a new lifestyle model, Jeep told North America’s leader Tim Kuniskis to Road and Track the Gladiator that drivers are “looking for a real truck”. It must be ready to pay a much higher price than econobox. The Kelley Blue Book predicted that the base price of a gladiator would be just over $ 31,445 for a four-door Wrangler. According to Baum, packed gladiators will exceed $ 40,000, which is higher than the average price of $ 37,577 for all new cars sold in December.
Who buys a new truck? Jeep fans, of course, and even people who sell cars. The Americans rejected the coupé with two doors and limousine with four doors. Last year sales fell by 11.2% compared to the previous year in the best-selling car in the country, Toyota Camry. Turnover rose by 1.4% for Ford F trucks, the best-selling car or truck in the country. With just over 909,000 copies sold, the F-series is almost three times better than Camry.
With the fall in demand for cars, Ford has canceled the production of all cars in the United States, with the exception of the Mustang Sport Coupé and the planned Focus Active Crossover. General Motors closes assembly lines at Cleveland, Detroit and Toronto. Both manufacturers rely on trucks and crossover vehicles to attract customers.
Will Volkswagen weigh the pick-up? The manufacturer has not yet decided.
VW executives gather information and estimates of sales, costs, prices and the future of the heavyweight segment, said VW spokesman Mark Gillies.
“He is still under investigation,” Gillies said. “It has been a long time since I have been able to draw up a commercial file and did not show the concept car last April” ……….