U.S. Customers Start Favoring Pickup Trucks Instead Of Luxury Cars - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

  • 1 Post By LeonardoDaBenz
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 11-08-2018
Premium Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,453
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 526 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,119
Thanked 1,418 Times in 956 Posts
(Thread Starter)
U.S. Customers Start Favoring Pickup Trucks Instead Of Luxury Cars

Weird and I thought my 3rd Gen Mini Clubman got too big.

The S-Class is the full-size luxury sedan that defines the segment, and there are plenty more to choose from competing manufacturers. But in the United States, owners started to trade their luxury cars for “tricked-out pickups” that can cost from “$70,000 to $100,000” according to CNBC.

The cited publication writes that “shoppers appear especially enamored with the new High Country model that can be loaded up with features like heated seats, a heads-up display on the windshield, and active noise cancellation.” The Silverado 1500 in this trim level and Crew Cab configuration with 4x4 and the 6.2-liter V8 has a suggested retail price of $59,095.

Over at Ford, the F-150 Limited with 4x4 is an eye-watering $72,055, making it one of the most expensive light-duty pickups on sale for the 2019 model year. As for Ram Trucks, the 1500 starts at $31,795 for the Tradesman while the Limited in Crew Cab specification with 4x4 is $56,995. When all is said and done, the Big Three in Detroit have a full-size pickup truck for every type of customer out there, including the type that comes from Mercedes-Benz.

CNBC also highlights “demand has been surging among regular buyers who are opting out of sedans and coupes and replacing their family vehicles with pickups and SUVs.” The most surprising thing is, many customers don’t go for entry-level configurations.

The Ram 1500 Limited mentioned beforehand can be had with something called the Limited Level 1 equipment group, Harman/Kardon premium sound system, heavy-duty shock absorbers, and lots more, bringing the price to a staggering $90,325. Insane money for a light-duty pickup, alright! For the sake of comparison, the BMW 7 Series starts at $83,650 and the Audi A8 is yours from $83,800.

According to the dealer principal at the McCombs Auto Group in Austin, “at least one buyer adds enough aftermarket options to drive off with a pickup priced at more than $100,000,” referring to the F-Series Super Duty Limited. "There are just some people who want to have the best truck on the block," she said.


This post brought you by FLOSSY ...the KING of unimportant OFF TOPIC Posts.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 11-08-2018

LeonardoDaBenz's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Near Toronto, Ontario
Vehicle: 2012 SLK55 AMG "SCHWARZIE"
Other Toys: Magnum RT and an ugly Civic
Posts: 10,323
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1063 Post(s)
Thanks: 379
Thanked 618 Times in 579 Posts
AND that's why Ford (among others or soon to be) is eliminating all cars (except Focus and 'stangs) from their assembly lines.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give
you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

Herbert Bayard Swope
LeonardoDaBenz is online now  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Mercedes-Benz’s Upcoming Pickup Truck Be a Game-Changer? Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 1 12-18-2015 02:29 PM
Porsche stops U.S. sales of Cayenne diesels amid emissions questions Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 11-04-2015 02:13 PM
Lexus leans on leases as U.S. luxury race tightens Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 08-06-2015 02:28 PM
Benz takes lead as U.S. buyers lean to luxury Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 05-01-2015 06:30 PM
Alfa Romeo Looks for Love in the U.S. Fiat Chrysler to Challenge Audi, BMW With Relaunched Car Line Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 6 05-10-2014 02:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.