Pickups, for years, have been the bestselling vehicle in the States. But lately released year to date sales are demonstrating this season that total, pickup truck sales have dropped. More than 9% this season have fallen. More than 6000 Titans were sold. This past September, sales hardly surpass on the 5000 mark. Ford’s Ranger and Chevrolet’s Colorado are doing much worse. Sales for the Ford Ranger are down more than 20% over this time this past year. September revenues for this particular year are down by 43% compared to 2006. For the popular Chevy Silverado are down almost 2% Chevy’s Colorado is down more than 18% in total income for the year as well as sales. Nissan’s anguish as well with an 18% fall YTD (year to date) with the Frontier, and GMC’s Sierra is just holding to market share with a 16% fall in sales over last year. Most buyers concur that the benefit is far outweighed by the risk although this can be alarming for some folks buying a auto, van, or SUV.
On the flip side, the Ram of Dodge is holding really up one percent over a year ago , and it has sold more than 500 Rams in September ’07 than it sold in September 2006. Toyota’s also doing nicely. Although sales for the Tacoma were down by nearly 3000 vehicles this past September compared to the September earlier, year to date sales of the pick-up are up by 12%. The slick older brother the Tundra is doing exceedingly well, up more than 50% over this past year of Tacoma.
So are the sales of particular firms on the decline although some are holding steady or shooting toward the stars? It could need to do with the slight advancements made to this past year’s pick-ups in safety features. Since security has revealed in multiple studies to be a “quite significant concern ” among consumers of automotive vehicles– and to those that purchased pickup trucks particularly — firms that have updated security gear appear to be garnering favor.
Isuzu is among these firms. Isuzu’s i290 offers state-of-the-art safety features like Double – Phase Airbags, an airbag suppression system, a Four Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Daytime Running Lights, and Child Seat Lower- and Top-Tether Anchors for people with young kids. The larger i370 comprises attributes that are similar as the I 290, but also offers Head-Curtain Side-Impact Airbags, a Day/Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Electronic Traction Control, Shift- on the Fly 4-Wheel Drive, and Automatic Locking Rear Differential. The I 370 sport all of these characteristics in both Extended and Crew Cab versions.
The 2006 Toyota Tacoma additionally performed well in crash tests, showing its value. With a “G” rating (the maximum of four possible evaluations ) in six out of seven classes, according to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), it definitely deserves to be mentioned together with the Isuzu i-290 and I 370.
Along with passive and active safety features, complete roadside assistance plans at the moment are being contemplated as a valuable part of a vehicle purchase. Isuzu offers among the best roadside assistance packages available. It offers free roadside assistance for up to 7 years. Miles or 75,000.