Magazine Announces GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado as Co-Automobile
All-Stars for Best Pickup Truck.
Scheidt, Silverado Brand Manager, congratulates Jim Kornas, Sierra Brand
Manager, on their tie victory as 1999 Automobile All-Star Award Winners
for Best Pickup Truck.
Tuesday, January 05, 1:30pm
Blackwood Concept Truck Shows Up in Detroit
The Lincoln Blackwood was introduced
to the Detroit Press after recently debuting in Los Angeles late last
week. While still considered a concept, Lincoln is gathering
press and consumer reaction to decide if it should enter production.
Expect a price around $50,000 plus to help pay for its stainless
steel bed and wood lined rear exterior.
of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac Utility Truck
A cross between a Ford Ranger
and Explorer, the Sport Trac demonstrates how close Ford is to
production of Sport Utility Trucks in the United States. Aimed
specifically at active people in the Gen X set, expect prodcution
some time next year.
Tundra Makes Detroit Debut
in America and built to compete against Ford, GM, GMC, and Dodge full
size trucks. The Tundra is armed with a 4.7 liter double overhead
cam 32 valve V8 that puts out 245 HP. It is one of the first
vehicles in the segment to meet EPA low-emission standards.
Monday, January 04
After a huge odyssey
PickupTruck.Com beats MidWestern weather to arrive in Detroit.
We are looking forward to providing the latest in pickuptruck news from
the 99 North American International Auto Show.
Monday, January 04
Grand Cherokee takes North American Truck of the Year: GMC Sierra and
Chevrolet Silverado runner ups
The Jeep Grand Cherokee
won the award to the '99 North American Truck of the Year in an interesting
race. Receiving 300 points, compared to 285 points for the Silverado
and 151 Points for the Sierra, the Jeep apparently won because of a
case of sibling rivalry and a very tough decision for the judges.
The North American Truck of the Year Award is given by an independent jury
of 48 journalists who cover the auto industry for daily newspapers, magazines,
television, radio, and the Internet.
January 04 8:00am PST
Ferdinand Piech checks out pickups at the show. Is Volkswagen going
to jump into the pickup truck segment?
Ferdinand Piech (below),
chairman of Volkswagen AG, was seen checking out the Dodge Power Wagon Concept
Truck and Chevrolet Silverado displays very closely. Fresh from his
victory with the Volkswagen Beetle as the North American Car of the Year,
does Ferdinand want to add the Truck Title to his belt in the future?