April 26th, 2012 | News
PCAR or Paccar Inc. the truck maker has reiterated the 2012 outlook of sales for U.S. & Canada, providing measure of some support for U.S.A of market which is showing some signs of weakening of later.
Paccar, truck brands are Peterbilt & Kenworth, and they reported 69% rise in the profit of first-quarter on the sharply bigger sales from U.S. & Canada. Bellevue, Washington company has said that it expects the industry-wide sales of retail of the heavy-duty automobiles in U.S. & Canada to get in range of about 210,000 to around 240,000 trucks, up about 197,000 in the year 2011. This forecast remained unchanged right from January.
Chief Executive & Chairman @ Paccar Mark Pigott had noted that upper end of range of company is a bit better as compared to industry normal of volume [...]
April 24th, 2012 | News
Toyota recently announced pricing of the 2011 Tacoma pick up along with base version coming having $1,030 more than older model. Price for double cab four by four along with upgraded v6 & automatic transmission will be toping out at about $28,335.
This bump in price comes as market of light truck for U.S.A. increases because of demand & was expected because of price correction which Toyota had made in the late 2009 by increasing price of 2010 version mid-year.
April 18th, 2012 | News
Ford Motor Co recently announced that they will be slower for building the pick ups which are electrically powered and all the other bigger vehicles as the batteries which power them are really costly. This was said by Alan Mulally, the Ford CEO on Tuesday.
2nd biggest automaker in US, now is electrifying platforms which is used for building the compact cars & mid sized sedans. This move lets Ford curb the costs through making hybrid, electric and gas powered models of same car on single line of assembly.
However, for the bigger automobiles, electrical components are bigger and hence costlier. This was said by Mulally at meeting along with reports at down town Los Angeles. Hence, he thinks that migration for the bigger automobiles will get slower.
According to Ford, the car buyers of America [...]
April 12th, 2012 | News
With the gas prices going up, even the truck fans are hunting for some easier stuff. Hence, latest model of the Chrysler Group Ram truck, which is unveiled at New York Auto Show, is now geared for minimizing the fuel consumption.
Chrysler has boasted that this will be most fuel-efficient full-sized non-hybrid truck that is sold in US.
This new Ram — Dodge name is dumped will be first pick up that is available along with 8 -speeds transmission, according to Chrysler.
The Ram purchasers will get to choose amongst 5.7-liters V8 or a 3.7-liters V6 engine. New V6 will be producing more of power as compared to Ram’s latest V6 engine along with 20 percent better economy of fuel, according to Chrysler. This means new Ram truck will give you combined city & high way economy of fuel [...]
April 2nd, 2012 | News
VIA Motors recently claimed “first” along with the delivery of pair of the working trucks for using in California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) line up. These aren’t standard pick ups, they’re similar to Chevrolet Silverado and these automobiles through VIA built are all eREV or extended-range of electric vehicles.
Chevrolet works in a specific manner and if you are acquainted with this, then u shouldn’t have any problems in wrapping head around the way of VIA’s eREV trucks. For the first 40 miles of use, eREV truck gets motivated just by the electric motor & power through battery pack. Once all this range is depleted, 4.6-liters V-6 engine takes over, & replenishes batteries & act as 15 kilowatts generator for [...]