It is perhaps small pickup trucks that did the most to establish Japanese automakers in the United States.
Frugal compact pickups from Toyota, Nissan and Mazda were tough, high-quality workhorses that began carving out a niche in the market in the
But now Japanese-made pickups are having trouble competing in the marketplace mostly because of unfavorable exchange rates, the U.S. government's 25 percent tariff on imported two-door trucks and the improved quality of Detroit's
automobiles. Consider this:
Ford builds a version of its Ranger that Mazda sells as the B-series pickups.
Automotive News reports that Mitsubishi is dropping its Mighty Max pickup at the end of the 1996 model... Read More