Truck buyers are more price conscious less brand loyal than we thought

first_imgAs many as 17 percent of those polled said that they wouldn’t consider buying another truck, citing fuel economy and cost of maintenance as the primary factors for leaving the segment. Of those that have already dumped their trucks, 35 percent switched to a sedan and, surprisingly, only 37 percent moved to an SUV or crossover. This goes against the broader market trends we’re seeing, where SUVs are crushing sedan sales.What we’d be curious to see is how these types of sentiments found by CarGurus translate across different kinds of trucks. For example, does a midsize truck owner care more about their brand than a full-size truck owner? Or is the person who buys an F-150 more of a tech evangelist than the person who drives a Ram 3500 HD?We’ll have to wait until next year to find out. More From Roadshow 45 Photos Share your voice 21 Photos Car Culture Trucks Enlarge ImageTrucks have always been big business, but now buyers are more price-conscious and less brand loyal and that could change the whole game. Emme Hall/Roadshow Truck buyers are an interesting group of people. Among them, you’ll traditionally find some of the most brand-loyal consumers in the automotive space as well as some of the most price-conscious. The truck segment is also interesting because of how quickly it’s changing. What were once utilitarian penalty boxes on wheels are now rivaling some of the world’s most popular luxury cars when it comes to opulence. To help make sense of what’s going on in the world of trucks, CarGurus.com has again conducted a survey of truck owners. This time around, CarGurus expanded its sample size significantly to more than a thousand current and former truck owners. What were the takeaways?To start with, the upward march of truck prices is beginning to undermine some of that fierce brand tribalism that we’ve traditionally associated with truck buyers. CarGurus found that 67 percent of buyers think trucks are too expensive in 2019, with more than 80 percent of survey participants over the age of 45 agreeing with that. 68 Photos Go west, young trucker, in the 2019 Ram 1500 Post a comment Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 0 The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD gets a new look to match its capability Around 54 percent of those surveyed said that price would cause them to consider switching brands, with 70 percent saying that they’d jump ship to another brand if their current make boosted prices by $10,000. The second biggest cause for switching was fuel economy, which 47 percent of buyers said would make them change up.One of the factors driving prices of trucks up — apart from luxury touches like leather and wood — is the massive increase in the amount of tech that trucks have seen in recent years. Whether that is something as simple as a touchscreen infotainment system or as complex as Chevrolet’s super-advanced cylinder deactivation system, it all costs money. Still, a slim majority of 54 percent of buyers approve of how tech-laden their trucks are. “With pickup truck prices on the rise, many owners are reconsidering their current brand, or in some cases whether they will repurchase a pickup at all,” said Madison Gross, director of consumer insights at CarGurus, in a statement. “While truck owners still have strong brand and category loyalty, the challenge for car manufacturers and dealerships is that loyalty is increasingly less reliable as a driver of sales.” The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets a new look and more capability 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Ram Chevrolet Ford Nissan Toyotalast_img read more

Deepika Padukone becomes Indias most trusted female actor in Bollywood

first_imgDeepika PadukoneInstagramDeepika Padukone has bagged yet another feather in her cap as she emerged as India’s most trusted female actor from Bollywood. According to TRA, when it comes to endorsements, Deepika is the most trusted female actress and the testimony of the same are the quality endorsements that the actress does.Being the most trusted female actress of Bollywood, Deepika tops yet another list which proves that the actress is surely one of the leading ladies of Bollywood.After making a strikingly impressive outing at the Met Gala 2019, Deepika dazzled at the red carpet of Cannes 2019 with a spectrum of silhouettes that got the world swooning.Deepika commands the title of being the most commercially viable actress in the industry, in addition to being one of the highest paid actresses.After bringing to screen the courage and valour of Rani Padmini, Deepika is also with personifying another tale of bravery and human spirit with Malti, an acid attack survivor. Drawing instances from the life of Laxmi Agarwal, Chhapaak is a story of the strength and integrity of a woman. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is all set to release on January 10, 2020.last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddhas vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Preview Prediction Schedule

first_imgPlayers in action during a Pro Kabaddi League match.Ravi Shankar Vyas/IANSThe UP Yoddhas will fight it out against the Gujarat Fortunegiants in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019 fixture at the Gachibowli indoor stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, July 26. The UP based team will be looking forward to register their first victory of the tournament after they lost to the Bengal Warriors in their first fixture of the tournament whereas the Gujarat Fortunegiants are riding high on confidence after their convincing victory against the Bengaluru Bulls.Preview, Prediction and Schedule UP Yoddhas.TwitterAfter being humbled at the hands of the Bengal Warriors the UP Yoddhas will be looking forward to bouncing back and register their first win in the tournament. They will be hoping that Monu Goyat who was the best raider for them in the previous match score more raid points along with the assistance of Surender Singh and Shrikant Jadav. Captain Nitesh Kumar has to take command of the defence and prevent the opponents to score much along with the support of Amit and Narender. But, it will be a tough fixture for them considering the form of their opponent. Pro KabaddiOn the other hand, the Gujarat Fortunegiants are full of confidence after their convincing victory over the Bengaluru Bulls. They thumped the Bengaluru-based team 42-24 and will be looking forward to replicating their performance in the upcoming fixture. The Gujarat Fortunegiants are not dependent on individuals they play as a team which act as their strength. Sachin, More GB and Rohit Gulia will take care of the attack whereas captain Sunil Kumar along with Sumit and Parvesh Bhainswal will take care of the defence. According to past records, the Gujarat-based team are the favourite whereas if recent form is looked into its the same story. So, it will be a tough task for the UP Yoddhas against the Gujarat Fortunegiants as the latter will start as a strong favourite.The Gujarat Fortunegiants-UP Yoddhas match will start at 7.30 pm IST.TV listings and live streamingThe broadcasting rights of the tournament are held by Star Sports and the matches will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Marathi. For live streaming on the internet, the platform will be Hotstar.last_img read more

3 Juba League men shot in city

first_imgThree local unit leaders and activists of Juba League, youth wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), received bullet injuries after miscreants opened fire on them in Wari area of the capital on Saturday.The injured are—Jewel, 32, general secretary of ward no 41, Robin, 30, president of unit 3 of ward 41, and Kajol, 37, a local Juba League activist, reports UNB.One of the injured, Robin, claimed a group of five people wearing masks opened fire at them around 8:45pm while they were gossiping at a butcher’s shop in Dakkhin Musanadi area, and fled the scene immediately.Local people took the injured to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).Confirming the incident, sub-inspector of DMCH police outpost Md Bacchu Mia said the three are undergoing treatment at the hospital.last_img