Monday, July 27, 2015

Mercer uber alles Mercedes

I'm a riding fool who is up to date
I know every trail in the Lone Star State
Cause I ride the range in a Ford V-8
Yippie yi yo kayah
-Johnny Mercer's I'm an Old Cowhand
A vehicle a Dallas, Texas Uber driver would love;
With features including “fiddleback eucalyptus” wood trim, massaging seats and panoramic roofs, the Dearborn, Mich., auto maker’s coming F-150 Limited model will start about $60,000, a larger starting price than a Porsche Cayenne sport-utility vehicle.

Industry experts say buyers for this class of uber-trucks tend to be blue-collar entrepreneurs who have the money and desire to flaunt their rides. Some have traded in German luxury cars and want the same leather, electronics and luxury appointments in a pickup, dealers say.

Overall, the share of $50,000 and up pickup trucks sold in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last five years, climbing from 9% in 2010 to 22% this year, according to automotive research firm Kelley Blue Book.
Yippie yi yo kayah for Obamanomics!

1 comment:

  1. Some of Ford’s truck pricing power can be attributed to a recent F-150 redesign that included a move to a lighter-weight aluminium body. When new models are introduced, average sales ­prices typically increase.

    Rim Sanson,