At the 2013 North American International Auto Show, Ford will unveil the 2015 Ford F-150 (Tim will be there btw). It is becoming one of the most anticipated product reveals in years and it is also a big gamble. Ford plans on using aluminum on a scale that has so far been unprecedented. Will it pay off?
Perhaps out of an interest to keep Tesla in the news, Elon Musk suggested yesterday that his company might build an electric pickup truck that would compete with Ford’s F-150 in the next 5 years. To that I say “I’ll be the blue guy,” a sarcastic way of saying “Don’t hold your breath.”
Here’s why I think the notion of a Tesla pickup in 5 years is beyond fanciful.
Chrysler announced it will be recalling 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix a steering alignment issue. The problem? The tie-rod ends were installed incorrectly because technicians “misinterpreted” instructions. Yep. Really.
Toyota announced today at the SEMA show that the FJ Cruiser’s time has come. In a grandiose gesture, they presented a special 2014 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition. Will you miss it?
UPDATE: another “flashback” post in anticipation of the 2013 SEMA event.
Quite often the SEMA show is full of wild (and weird) custom “themed” vehicles. Keeping with tradition, the “DraqQuoia” – Toyota Sequoia Dragster – will turn some heads!