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Ford did a great job making a bigger splash with their concept than GM did with their - just redesigned from nearly the ground up - bread and butter twins. GM would not bring the twins to the Texas fair, no fanfare at NAIAS, and they are awfully tight lipped about the specs of the truck (except the rear bumper step, they are all over that one). I really wonder why that is? So who's fault is that really? Fords?
I know it's a concept, but it seems more enthusiastic to me than the new GM trucks. Surely many a truck buyer isn't looking for something this aggressive looking, but the Ford manages to look like a Ford and look more fresh imo. And why didn't GM snag the Atlas name when it was applied to the I4-5-6 program?
You had better hope this rain on GM's parade doesn't turn into a flood.
Last edited by Elvisuperman; 01-17-2013 at 04:10 PM.
It really makes you wonder why the General is soooo tight lipped about these trucks. Imagine if they got the reveal and the dissection that the Corvette has had so far? Maybe GM figures if they can keep on being #2 truck manufacturer with something that is 6-7 years old, *****, why bother with reaching for the fruit higher up on the tree when the low hanging ones are mighty fine too. I'll bet ya the specs are going to be mediocre at best, better than the current ones yes, but mediocre for the industry.
This is very typical of the media. Changing their view every other day. One week they love the new GM trucks, the next they love the ford and slam the GM.. and on and on.
You will never see me buy that horrible looking concept though. It takes girly and guady to a whole new level.
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I don't think there was any slamming. They were pointing out that Ford has released the same ammount of information on the next F-150, than GM has on their production level trucks. Ford took the time to grab peoples attention with the unvail too. What did GM do? I don't think this is the reflection of anything but that Ford is simply proud to show off what they want to sell. Where you at GM?
Ford understands something and it's clearly reflected in this statement:
“We know there’s lots of people that would like to take that leadership away from us,” Fields said. “So here we’re trying to show a leader continuing to lead.”
I only posted it because the Atlas and Corvette are such hot topics here lately.
I think that GM and Ford just enjoy having their pissing contest which yields nothing but back in forth in media. This article has no less substance than many recent articles about new cars. It is what the media does.
Annnd straight out of the "No S@*T Files"........
LOL. I barely even noticed the F150 Atlas concept. Between the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR that obvious concept was just a blip to me.
Anyways I think GM has more to show with the trucks. Lots of info coming soon.
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If they were gonna give it a title like that wouldn't a more appropriate title be, "Why the 2014 Silverado is more important than the Corvette."
But anyways its just a concept I don't know why so many people are jumping to conclusions about this truck. Auto enthusiasts especially are so quick to jump to conclusions about a car/truck they have little information about.
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Ford's idiocy is mired in spending so much time looking at GM when they should in fact be looking at Toyota or VW/ Audi. It seems that most of what they do is aimed at usurping GM, and the truth is they both spend far too much time looking inward, and at each other.
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