Burning up the automotive news airwaves is news of a settlement between NHTSA and FCA which involves FCA agreeing to buy back some 500,000 Dodge SUVs and Ram trucks as well as pay a record fine. Also, FCA has agreed to appoint a new, mutually agreed upon, oversight person to handle future recalls.
Rarely do automakers truly go after one another, yet when they do, it usually a “slip of the tongue” from a top executive. This is not the case with Chevy’s new 3 advertisement barrage calling out Ford’s use of aluminum. While the advertisements don’t specifically include the Tundra, just replace “Chevy” and “Silverado” with “Toyota” and “Tundra.” Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure, are the aforementioned videos.
The sales numbers for June, 2015 are out and most truck brands continue to put up impressive year-to-year and month-to-month gains. Most truck brands except for Ford. There HAS to be growing concern at Ford over flat sales numbers. Are frame concerns really the key reason?
Truck fans who have bemoaned their soaring costs will want to hit the “X” in the corner of their browser right now. Ram has revealed a 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel will start at $42,790 and a Laramie Limited starts at $50,675. These prices are on par with other’s in the industry, yet the Laramie Limited price took us back a bit.