Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado will offer a turbocharged 2.7L inline four-cylinder engine to help the truck achieve greater fuel economy, along with updated versions of its V-6 and V-8 engines, and a new 3.0L Duramax diesel.
Ford Motor Co. will start building its F-150 in Michigan on Friday and Super Duty trucks in Kentucky on Monday, following a week of downtime that resulted from a fire at the factory of parts supplier Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
Nissan has added a few new features to its Frontier midsize pickup for 2018, including a backup camera and upgraded base model.
Ford has torture-tested its 2019 Ranger midsize pickup using grueling lab tests, robotic testing too harsh for humans to endure, and jagged trails in the Australian Outback to the Arizona desert. The testing is based on the same standards of the Ford F-150, according to the company.
Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 9% to 67,458 in April as sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs powered an increase of 11.6% to 60,801, while and passenger car sales fell 10.2% to 6,657 units compared to a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.