The Truth About Cars » compact pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » compact pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1979 Chevrolet LUV Mikado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1979-chevrolet-luv-mikado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1979-chevrolet-luv-mikado/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=940441 Once Toyota Stouts and Datsun 520s began selling in sufficient numbers (in spite of the Chicken Tax) to attract Detroit’s attention, the idea of selling small pickups— without actually tooling up to build them— seemed appealing to the Big Three. Chrysler had the Mitsubishi-built Plymouth Arrow pickup, Ford had the Mazda-built Courier, and GM had […]

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Once Toyota Stouts and Datsun 520s began selling in sufficient numbers (in spite of the Chicken Tax) to attract Detroit’s attention, the idea of selling small pickups— without actually tooling up to build them— seemed appealing to the Big Three. Chrysler had the Mitsubishi-built Plymouth Arrow pickup, Ford had the Mazda-built Courier, and GM had […]

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Review: 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/review-2012-toyota-tacoma-trd-tx-baja-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/review-2012-toyota-tacoma-trd-tx-baja-edition/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:17:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460053 Toyota trucks have long been the staple of practical truck shoppers, young shoppers looking for a cooler first ride, off-roaders and just about every rebel militia. What’s a company like Toyota do to keep sales of the 8-year-old truck going? Special editions of course. Despite the higher profits, Toyota decided to skip the “freedom fighter” […]

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Toyota trucks have long been the staple of practical truck shoppers, young shoppers looking for a cooler first ride, off-roaders and just about every rebel militia. What’s a company like Toyota do to keep sales of the 8-year-old truck going? Special editions of course. Despite the higher profits, Toyota decided to skip the “freedom fighter” […]

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Junkyard Find: 1976 Datsun 620 Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1976-datsun-620-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1976-datsun-620-pickup/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435771 Did any of the Afghani Mujahideen drive Datsun pickups to battle after the Soviets invaded? Probably, but the Toyota Hilux got all the press. For the same reason today, Malaise Era Toyota pickups tend to be kept alive, while their Datsun, Mazda (via Ford), and Isuzu (via Chevy) counterparts get crushed when they finally suffer […]

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Did any of the Afghani Mujahideen drive Datsun pickups to battle after the Soviets invaded? Probably, but the Toyota Hilux got all the press. For the same reason today, Malaise Era Toyota pickups tend to be kept alive, while their Datsun, Mazda (via Ford), and Isuzu (via Chevy) counterparts get crushed when they finally suffer […]

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Wild-Ass Rumor Of The Day: Scion And Daihatsu Considering Joint Small Pickup For US? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-scion-and-daihatsu-considering-joint-small-pickup-for-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-scion-and-daihatsu-considering-joint-small-pickup-for-us/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:11:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417362 With traditional compact pickups growing into the new “midsized” segment, Scion has long been tipped as a likely candidate to lead the US market back towards smaller, car-based pickup trucks. And, Scion’s VP Jack Hollis tells TTAC’s sister site Autoguide that such a vehicle, though not a certainty, could be possible. Versus other vehicles, I […]

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With traditional compact pickups growing into the new “midsized” segment, Scion has long been tipped as a likely candidate to lead the US market back towards smaller, car-based pickup trucks. And, Scion’s VP Jack Hollis tells TTAC’s sister site Autoguide that such a vehicle, though not a certainty, could be possible. Versus other vehicles, I […]

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2012 Toyota Tacoma: It’s A Facelift (Of Course) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/2012-toyota-tacoma-its-a-facelift-of-course/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/2012-toyota-tacoma-its-a-facelift-of-course/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:57:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407667 A new Toyota Tacoma is scheduled for release this fall, and pickuptrucks.com reckons this is it. And because this appears to be nothing more than a relatively mild facelift, we believe it. What would have been too surprising to be true: a completely redesigned, ground-up new compact truck from any automaker in the US market. […]

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A new Toyota Tacoma is scheduled for release this fall, and pickuptrucks.com reckons this is it. And because this appears to be nothing more than a relatively mild facelift, we believe it. What would have been too surprising to be true: a completely redesigned, ground-up new compact truck from any automaker in the US market. […]

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A Glimpse Of Chevy’s Compact Pickup Future http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/a-glimpse-of-chevys-compact-pickup-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/a-glimpse-of-chevys-compact-pickup-future/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:02:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399211 Well, we’ve accidentally developed something a of a Chevy theme this morning, what with the Cobalt and 2013 Malibu… and now this, the Colorado Rally Concept, a first look at the next generation of GM compact pickups. Though the concept’s 2.8 liter turbodiesel engine is unlikely to make it to the US, Pickuptrucks.com reports According […]

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Well, we’ve accidentally developed something a of a Chevy theme this morning, what with the Cobalt and 2013 Malibu… and now this, the Colorado Rally Concept, a first look at the next generation of GM compact pickups. Though the concept’s 2.8 liter turbodiesel engine is unlikely to make it to the US, Pickuptrucks.com reports According […]

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Curbside Classic: 1963 Ford Econoline Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/curbside-classic-1963-ford-econoline-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/curbside-classic-1963-ford-econoline-pickup/#comments Sun, 21 Mar 2010 17:57:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349854 History does tend to repeat itself, especially in the car business. Detroit’s more recent efforts to compete with import compact trucks was once a serious undertaking, and is now quickly dwindling away to nothing. The same thing happened once before, in the early sixties. In response to real (or imagined) incursions into the light truck […]

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History does tend to repeat itself, especially in the car business. Detroit’s more recent efforts to compete with import compact trucks was once a serious undertaking, and is now quickly dwindling away to nothing. The same thing happened once before, in the early sixties. In response to real (or imagined) incursions into the light truck […]

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VW To Bring Amarok Pickup To America If We Promise To Buy 100k Units http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/vw-to-bring-amarok-pickup-to-america-if-we-promise-to-buy-100k-units/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/vw-to-bring-amarok-pickup-to-america-if-we-promise-to-buy-100k-units/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:12:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339405 The Argentinian-produced Volkswagen Amarok pickup might be coming to the US if VW thinks it can sell enough of them. VW of America’s Stephan Jacoby tells pickuptrucks.com “we’d have to sell at least 100,000 Amarok pickups to make it feasible.” But don’t get too excited: the only compact pickup to sell in those numbers is […]

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The Argentinian-produced Volkswagen Amarok pickup might be coming to the US if VW thinks it can sell enough of them. VW of America’s Stephan Jacoby tells pickuptrucks.com “we’d have to sell at least 100,000 Amarok pickups to make it feasible.” But don’t get too excited: the only compact pickup to sell in those numbers is […]

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Ask the Best and Brightest: Whatever Happened to Compact Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ask-the-best-and-brightest-whatever-happened-to-compact-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ask-the-best-and-brightest-whatever-happened-to-compact-pickups/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2009 01:03:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=334712 Ford’s announcement today that the new global Ranger won’t be coming to the US sure seems like a head-scratcher. Though Automotive News [sub] quotes Ford’s Alan Mulally as saying the Ford Ka won’t be sold stateside because “our view is that Fiesta is about the smallest vehicle that we think will be a real success […]

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Ford’s announcement today that the new global Ranger won’t be coming to the US sure seems like a head-scratcher. Though Automotive News [sub] quotes Ford’s Alan Mulally as saying the Ford Ka won’t be sold stateside because “our view is that Fiesta is about the smallest vehicle that we think will be a real success […]

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