For Detroit, pickups still haul in the cash

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 2:23 a.m.

Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., speaks to the media after the unveiling of the F-150 Atlas concept truck during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Ford Motor Co., trying to fend off new pickups from competitors targeting its top-selling F-Series, showed an F-150 prototype with features that boost fuel economy and foreshadow its future for the segment. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Alan Mulally

Japanese automakers are about to make another run at challenging Detroit’s dominance in light trucks. And they will bang head-on into John Lucchese.

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Business, Pages 65 on 02/10/2013