The Truth About Cars » compact pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Dodge Dakota Production Ends Next Week, As Small Pickups Show Few Signs Of Recovery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/dodge-dakota-production-ends-next-week-as-small-pickups-show-few-signs-of-recovery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/dodge-dakota-production-ends-next-week-as-small-pickups-show-few-signs-of-recovery/#comments Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:29:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408228 Few will be surprised to hear that Chrysler Group will end production of its Dakota compact pickup truck next Tuesday, as sales of all small-to-midsized pickups have cratered over the last decade. Indeed, the Detroit News reports that the end of Dakota production will result in the layoffs of only 39 employees, although that number […]

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Few will be surprised to hear that Chrysler Group will end production of its Dakota compact pickup truck next Tuesday, as sales of all small-to-midsized pickups have cratered over the last decade. Indeed, the Detroit News reports that the end of Dakota production will result in the layoffs of only 39 employees, although that number […]

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Ranger Regrets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ranger-regrets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ranger-regrets/#comments Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:31:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368677 OK, we get it. Ford’s all-new global Ranger is “90 percent of an F-150″ and it would make as much sense to sell it here as it would for Toyota to sell the Hilux alongside Tacomas and Tundras. We may not completely buy the argument that Fiesta, Focus and F-150 make for an adequate replacement […]

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OK, we get it. Ford’s all-new global Ranger is “90 percent of an F-150″ and it would make as much sense to sell it here as it would for Toyota to sell the Hilux alongside Tacomas and Tundras. We may not completely buy the argument that Fiesta, Focus and F-150 make for an adequate replacement […]

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May Sales Analysis: Compact/Medium Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/may-sales-analysis-compactmedium-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/may-sales-analysis-compactmedium-pickups/#comments Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358179 We may love compact pickups here at TTAC, but apparently we’re in the minority. On the other hand, if the segment had some fresh blood, this graph might look a bit different…

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We may love compact pickups here at TTAC, but apparently we’re in the minority. On the other hand, if the segment had some fresh blood, this graph might look a bit different…

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Wild-Ass Rumor Of The Day: GM Re-Committing To Compact Pickup Market? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-gm-re-committing-to-compact-pickup-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-gm-re-committing-to-compact-pickup-market/#comments Thu, 27 May 2010 00:42:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357343 If you’ve been reading TTAC regularly, you might have noticed that many of us have something of a soft spot for compact pickup trucks. And what started for me as an innate affinity for all forms of cheap, honest, rugged transportation has become full-blown affection on the strength of several months driving a ’92 Toyota […]

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If you’ve been reading TTAC regularly, you might have noticed that many of us have something of a soft spot for compact pickup trucks. And what started for me as an innate affinity for all forms of cheap, honest, rugged transportation has become full-blown affection on the strength of several months driving a ’92 Toyota […]

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Ford Replacing Ranger With F-150, Focus, Fiesta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/ford-replacing-ranger-with-f-150-focus-fiesta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/ford-replacing-ranger-with-f-150-focus-fiesta/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:15:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342457 Ford’s facing one of the toughest challenges in automotive product planning: how to offer the competitive compact pickup consumers say they want without cannibalizing far more profitable full-sized trucks. The solution? Don’t offer a competitive compact pickup. “It’s no secret we have a new Ranger coming globally. We’re working on one for all the other […]

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Ford’s facing one of the toughest challenges in automotive product planning: how to offer the competitive compact pickup consumers say they want without cannibalizing far more profitable full-sized trucks. The solution? Don’t offer a competitive compact pickup. “It’s no secret we have a new Ranger coming globally. We’re working on one for all the other […]

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Truck Thursday: Nissan Developing New Titan, Going “Back To The Basics” With Compact Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/truck-thursday-nissan-developing-new-titan-going-back-to-the-basics-with-compact-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/truck-thursday-nissan-developing-new-titan-going-back-to-the-basics-with-compact-pickups/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 18:48:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341821 About a year ago, Nissan’s response to nose-diving truck sales betrayed some serious ambivalence about chasing the profitable-yet-dangerous segment. Its first plan was to rebadge the new Ram, but that deal has fallen apart in the wake of Chrysler’s shotgun wedding to Fiat. At a loss for options, Nissan canceled the Quest, QX56 and Armada […]

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About a year ago, Nissan’s response to nose-diving truck sales betrayed some serious ambivalence about chasing the profitable-yet-dangerous segment. Its first plan was to rebadge the new Ram, but that deal has fallen apart in the wake of Chrysler’s shotgun wedding to Fiat. At a loss for options, Nissan canceled the Quest, QX56 and Armada […]

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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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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Mahindra MIA Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-mahindra-mia-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-mahindra-mia-edition/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2009 22:14:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336072 Autoblog ran this picture purporting to show the locations of future dealers of Mahindra and Mahindra pickup trucks. This piqued our interest because we’ve been curious to see how the Indian firm’s plans to bring diesel-only compact pickups and SUVs to the US market would play out for some time. Over a year ago Mahindra […]

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Autoblog ran this picture purporting to show the locations of future dealers of Mahindra and Mahindra pickup trucks. This piqued our interest because we’ve been curious to see how the Indian firm’s plans to bring diesel-only compact pickups and SUVs to the US market would play out for some time. Over a year ago Mahindra […]

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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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