Chrysler Manuals Go Digital
Chrysler owner's manuals are going digital for 2010, freeing up gloveboxes to carry more than just a 4-pound book. The switch will save 930 tons of paper, or the equivalent of 20,000 trees on an annual basis. 2010 Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicle will come with a comprehensive DVD and a full-color printed user guide-most between 60 to 80 pages-that highlights commonly needed information. The printed user guide includes photos and diagrams, allowing customers to quickly find assistance for emergency situations such as changing tires, jump-starting a battery, or assessing warning lights. Customers requiring a traditional printed manual may obtain one by contacting their dealer or by calling customer service.
GM Cancels Unibody Pickup
GM has apparently had a change of heart on its midsize unibody pickup truck that would have competed against the Honda Ridgeline. According to Automotive News, GM's research indicated that the fuel economy gains were not going to be as high as expected, and costs would have made the truck's target price too high for those unwilling to pay more for less capability.
After 37 years in America, the B-Series pickup will no longer be offered by Mazda.
Rumors persist that the current Ranger may be produced all the way into 2012, when the global T6 truck is slated to replace it.
The 2010 Nissan Titan 4x4 will start at $29,170.