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Race-Dezert News Flash:
"Since the Off Road Community's warm reception of the Ramrunner concept vehicle at Moab in 2009, after almost 8 more years of data-driven analysis that indicates that Prefix has sold 140,000 Minotaurs, KORE has sold 90,000 Tactical Series suspension kits, and Ford has sold 27 BILLION Raptors, Chrysler decides to make yet another off road concept vehicle - just to be sure. The production variant is expected in 2019 - featuring bold new graphics and Napoleon Dynamite shocks."
I'm having a little fun with this, but seriously - how long is it going to take until ALL the Majors recognize that there's a market for off road performance?
Nissan made a great off road diesel Titan concept - that I would probably buy because it's made in America and has a Cummins V8. Toyota made a performance Tundra that looked pretty cool, and Chevy even unveiled some kind of project truck they were promoting for a while - even had high tech "reservoir shocks."
This late in the game, no matter what anyone actually produces, Americans will call them Nissan, Toyota, Dodge and Chevy Raptors, like we call any .45 auto a "1911" - out of instinctive respect for boldness and innovation.
Good job, Ford.
I literally bang my head against the wall daily dealing with them about this very subject. The proof is out there yet they refuse to look at it. They are more concerned with developing driverless vehicles to take what few remaining liberties we have away from us. Go manufactures!