Pickup Truck Options — What Were They Thinking?

Chicago Tribune - March 31, 2012

A Chicago Tri­bune auto­mo­tive writer has researched and reports some bewil­der­ing options offered on pick­ups. They include an inte­rior cam­era focus­ing on the dri­ver that allows instant updat­ing on Facebook/Twitter, expen­sive upscale aes­thetic pack­ages that include mul­ti­ple logos but do not add any real equip­ment, no man­ual trans­mis­sion in many mod­els, and no diesel engine in com­pact trucks. The writer also ques­tions the wis­dom of pay­ing $40,000 for a hybrid pickup with its loss of tow­ing capacity.