In what's shaping up to be one heck of a fun and outrageous truck duel, we've received our first formal response to last week's heavy-duty tug-of-war challenge between General Motors and Ford that was issued during the Detroit auto show.
"We're proud of our trucks, and a competition like this sounds like fun. Let's go!" said Rick Spina, GM vehicle line executive for full-size trucks.
We hope the folks at Ford have their ears on because GM sure is bullish about its 2011 heavy duty pickups!
And just so we're all on the same page here: This little exhibition won't determine who has the best heavy duty pickup truck. That, as our faithful readers should know, is the job of what we call the 2010 Heavy Duty Shootout. It's the comparison test where the rubber really hits the road, and all the trucks in the segment compete head-to-head. Check out our 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout if you need a reminder about how rigorous a test it is.
But back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Ford — what say you? Are y'all in for Truck of War?