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In the first Ideal Vehicle Awards, announced today by automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, owners rate their new 2006 model year cars and trucks by how closely they come to their ideal. The cars or trucks that owners would change the least are the most ideal. The top-rated vehicle and top-rated car is the Mercury Montego in the Large Car/Luxury Car category. In fact, Ford Motor Company sweeps the first three positions overall with the Ford Crown Victoria and Ford Five Hundred in second and third place. The top-rated truck is the Honda Odyssey Minivan. The top-rated brand overall is Hyundai.
Back in November 2005, a VehicleVoice Blog commented on the existence of a periodic jihad on sport utility vehicles in the USA and worldwide. The introduction General Motors' GMT900 SUVs - the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, plus the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV have set the earth-is-flat crowd wailing again.
Chevy's value pricing strategy reaches 2007 Suburban.
Ford and GM going head-to-head this fall with major changes to their large SUVs, and Expedition adds an Extended Length version.
Crossover SUVs will outsell Traditional truck-based SUVs beginning in 2006. This forecast comes from George Pipas, Ford's Manager of Sales Analysis and Reporting in a presentation in Long Beach, CA on December 12, 2005.
An article in the Saturday, November 19, 2005 Wall Street Journal projects that Toyota may overtake General Motors as the highest selling carmaker in 2006.
GMs new big SUVs lack fold flat 3rd row seat. This is a major disadvantage compared with Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
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