I don’t like stereotyping people, but I’d be willing to bet that the majority of the people who buy this truck are stupid assholes :
General Motors Corp.’s uber-sport utility, the Hummer, has been the biggest and baddest passenger truck on the US market to date, but it may soon be getting some outsized competition in the form of the CXT.
Modeled after commercial haulage trucks and dump trucks, the CXT will be the world’s biggest production pick-up truck when it goes on sale later this year, its makers said Monday.
The brainchild of International Truck and Engine Corp., a manufacturer of commercial trucks and mid-range diesel engines, the CXT has been conceived of as a industry-worthy truck with some of the consumer comforts of passenger pick-ups.
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Buyers will be able to customise their new set of wheels with a leather interior with wood grain trim, reclining captain chairs, a fold-down bench that can be used as a bed, a DVD, and a rear-mounted camera for increased visibility behind the vehicle.
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“The International CXT is a truck for businesses that want to promote themselves as much as perform,” said Rob Swim, a spokesman for International Truck and Engine Corporation. “If you brought this truck to the playground, you’d be king of the dirt pile.”
Goddamn. Somebody needs to explain to the country that being smart enough to not blow $100K on a tank to haul your kids to school is much better than being the “king of the dirt pile”. Seriously, who needs this?
This seems like the perfect vehicle for blue collar workers and businesses that do a lot of hauling, but that’s obviously not the audience they’re shooting for here. This is a “NASCAR dad”-mobile that’s trying to cash in on the success of the Hummer (which I should remind you was the lowest rated vehicle last year in JD Power’s consumer complaints survey). To put it another way, if you’re the kind of person who’s going to be doing so much heavy labor that you need a car like this, you probably aren’t going to have a car full of kids who will be watching DVD’s.