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Pickup Prices and Profits Push Industry Production

Average transaction costs for full-size pickups are climbing up at a considerable rate, going beyond the average of the automotive market as a whole. According to Automotive News (membership needed), pickup sales were up 10 percent for April, with each truckmaker searching for ways to squeeze more trucks out of production lines, especially because they are buying more fully equipped designs and luxury trim packages for the light-duty and durable sectors. Typical pickup truck deal rates have been climbing up steadily balancing 4.5 percent per year throughout the last 5 years, with the typical offered pickup rate rising more than 20 percent from 2011 to 2015. But exactly what about incentive spending by the huge pickup makers? Not surprisingly, according to Cars.com information, reward spending is climbing up too, with typical money-on-the hood discounts for the major full-size truckmakers (Chevrolet, Ford, GMC and Ram) averaging a bit more than $4,500 per truck. Of course, that’s no place near rewards that reached $10,000 throughout the height of the economic downturn. Truckmakers will have to take care not to let those sexy rewards synthetically inflate the appeal of their products and cut into earnings. So far this year, Ford appears to be doing the very best job keeping investing down when compared with its Detroit rivals. Utilizing Cars.com data, here’s the typical full-size pickup (light- and durable) truck incentive spending per maker for the very first four months of 2016. Ram Truck:                                                                                                       $ 5,612 Chevrolet Silverado:             $ 5,086 GMC Sierra:                                                 $ 4,215 Ford F-Series:
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Transformer ‘Western Star & rsquo; s Multi-Body Transformer idea is developed to make swapping truck bodies as simple as 1-2-3: drop one body, add another, and send the exact same truck back to work as a different automobile. That’& rsquo; s the theory. And in truth, as shown recently at Michelin’& rsquo; s Laurens (SC) Proving Grounds, changing this 6900XD Offroad MBT-40 from a tanker to a dump truck is practically that easy: For more pictures, consisting of close-up shots of the hydraulics and test track snaps of the MBT-40 getting down and filthy (in both bodies), go to the American Trucker gallery. …
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