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Is the Regular Cab Pickup Doomed?

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6a00d83451b3c669e2017eea558b9f970d-800wiFor the past several years, truck manufacturers have been adding more double and crew cab pickups to their build orders. They say customer demand is behind this increase, but could a combination of factors — the most important of which is pending federal corporate average fuel economy regulations — ultimately cause the regular cab pickup to disappear? It could, and here’s how.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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  1. Edward Sanchez September 21, 2016

    In terms of the consumer market, yes. Fleets still like regular cabs, so they’ll be around for a while, but probably in pretty bare-bones trim. Don’t hold your breath for a High Country or King Ranch regular cab anytime soon.

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  2. Chris Mannix April 7, 2020

    Luckily chevy,ford, and dodge offer the regular cab versions

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