There is so much competitive competition available on the truck industry. Numerous qualitative and also the giant headed names are available in the market who shares the maximum of the total industry. Some of the wagon wheel names are the General Motors, the Toyota, the Ford, the Titan, the Nissan, the Chrysler and also the Dodge. These are the most likely names of the half ton trucks.
The recession has plunged down the sales and the overall scenario of market is slowed down to the huge level. All the companies are making cut downs and also the wage cuts in the manufacturing and distributive costs. The rates are prominently brought down; people are also seeing the industry future as the darker ones and also seeing no possibilities of improvement in the near future. This could not be even the right time to introduce the new products as people have very low consuming power and they are not at all intense to buy the fresh products due to lack of money. The scenario is heading towards a big and gigantic loss to the automotive sector.
Since no company has taken risk to offer new products and also the fuel prices are hiking enormously, the economy is no safer. The experts are seeing this phase as the middle of the recession period. The half ton trucks used to claim the major holding of the overall auto business but the ratio has steeply gone down and also the business is moving quite downwards. But almost everyone is in the hope that as the fuel prices will go down, the market will definitely see some goodies again.
The companies are also making every step very cautiously. The Toyota has decided to invest over one billion dollars in a new San Antonio truck plant; Ford is redesigning the overall numbers of selling the vehicles and Dodge is also all set to make all the efforts which can improve the sales of the company further more.
The GM has not introduced any of the half ton truck in the market since three years. The Toyota Tundra was also a good deal for the people and it has earned quite fabulously for the company. Nissan has announced to shut down some of the power units and also to discontinue the unsuccessful Titan line. The Hemi is also a nice option for the half ton truck users.
Ford and Dodge are coming with the future trucks to gain the profit which is well required to them and also they are coming with the most competitive price range.
In the almost midst of the recession and also when there is nothing new in the market, let’s analyze the availability of the half ton trucks and see the prime features of the highlighted models.
The common thing to make the test of the competitiveness of every half ton truck, the common measure for testing is the six crew cab of 4x4s with the largest available V-8 ready for towing. Each vehicle was tested the strength by using the trailer weighing 6500 pounds and also with a tongue of just under 650.
The first and prime vehicle is the Chevrolet Silverado which comes in the LTZ top level trim and is considered as the most elegant and also the perfect executed interior of the half ton truck group. The other flying feature of the truck is the all aluminum 6.2 liter V-8 and newly revised six speed transmissions. The transmissions also enable the truck to perform a strong first gear and also an easy cruising sixth gear for fuel economy. These GM trucks come with the standard 3.42:1 axle gears. The Chevrolet is also sported a four wheel drive system with 2WD, AWD, 4WD Lock, 4WD Low, and a Neutral setting.
The other model of the half ton truck which weighs a lot in the market share is the new Dodge Ram, which offers a 5.7 liter Hemi.
The company has taken a revolutionary and also the dynamic step of a revised variable valve timing system and quite an aggressive cylinder deactivation mode. The interiors and exteriors are full of joy and creativity. The different and distinguished step taken by the engineers of the trucks is that they have chosen the rear coil springs and a Panhard rod to control the sway and bounce. According to the experts it could prove as a big danger and also a big risk taken by the company but yet there are no complains regarding to the same. The added feature enables the truck to perform the feature of fewer payloads and less towing. Also a Ram box is included in the truck to enable the two lockable trunks built in the bedsides on the new Crew Cab model.
The other sporty and dashing truck is the Ford F-150. The interiors and the exteriors of the truck are quite fabulous. The truck has the most configurations between the major parts of the truck like three different cabs, three engines, five wheelbases, three beds, and seven unique trim levels. The internal machinery is also similar to the previous versions. The front and the rear suspensions are kept the same as before. The rear leaf springs are longer and wider, keeping the steering geometry been returned and accompanied with 11 new wheel combinations. The Super Crew models have a flatter rear floor, sounder sound system and also the modified front doors. Ford doesn't offer a V-6, but does have three V-8s: a 248-horsepower, 4.6-liter; a 292-horsepower, 4.6-liter; and a 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter.
The most featured Toyota Tundra is the most comprehensive and convincible truck of the market. The truck also won the Motor Trend’s 2008’s Truck of the Year title. The Tundra has a fully boxed frame with a high-tech, all-aluminum, 32-valve, variable valve-timed 5.7-liter V-8 that makes over 400 pound-feet of torque. There are also three engine choices, three wheelbases, three cab configurations, three bed lengths, and three trim levels. The truck is loaded in SR5 trim with the Crew Max cab and the truck is the largest of the company and also by numbers slots between a half ton and ¾ ton truck.
Other notable featured truck is the GMC Sierra. The truck has salient features like All Terrain package with a big 6.2-liter all-aluminum V-8, the six-speed transmission, and an upgraded interior mats and materials. The prominent specialty being the grille and also the wheel well arches and side panels are the more stylish ones. The 6.2-liter V-8 is offered in the GMC Sierra Denali with the six-speed transmission.
So, these are the main features and good branded half ton trucks available in the market. The choice should be made according to the requirements.