This post originally appeared on PickupTruckTalk.com.
As I previously reported on Ford has dialed back production of the F-150 to reduce inventories. This comes on the heels of ongoing concern with the leading truck maker about the future of the truck market. With new products coming to market in the next few years and the stagnant outlook by Ford, a big question looms over marketers and product planners. Is the U.S. truck market becoming too saturated? I believe the answer is yes and here’s why.
The more I drive luxury vehicles, specifically SUVs, like the 2016 Lexus RX 450h, the more I am convinced there is no other luxury SUV on the market which combines a smooth powertrain and a refined luxury interior so well. Lexus 350 RX and 450h SUVs, for me, are just at another level.
Tundraheadquarters fans and readers, Tim here. I have a pretty big announcement. As many of you know, I’ve grown as an automotive journalist and now get vehicles from a wide variety of manufactures as well as publishing to multiple outlets. This combined with a desire to expand my skills, as well as some knucklehead journalist calling trucks “uncivilized” on a prominent podcast, have driven me to finally do something I’ve been thinking about for years. I’m very pleased to announce the launch of PickupTruckTalk.com!!!
This site will house all my work including posts on Tundraheadquarters.com and Tacomahq.com. I still plan to work on both of these sites and all stories will be posted on them FIRST. I’ll then republish them on Pickup Truck Talk. Thank YOU readers for your support over the years as I have grown into the journalist I am today.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO does a great job tackling the dirt trail and going hardcore through the desert. Yet, can it handle truck “duties” like landscaping? You bet. It handles it just as well as stock Tundra trucks and further makes the case this version is the Tundra you want.
Here is your Toyota/Lexus news recap for the week of August 26, 2016.