Light-truck owners around the world, rejoice! All those years of confusing, un-standardized towing ratings are coming to an end—Automotive News recently reported that the Detroit Big 3 of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler will soon adopt a standardized towing rating system. The system will go into effect very soon, in time to be applied to the 2015 model year trucks.
The new standard, called the SAE J2807—SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineers—was originally adopted only by Toyota in 2011. But with the Big 3 on board, this towing rating should really take off. While it only applies to light-duty trucks for now, if the new rating system is a success, perhaps it will inspire a standardization movement for the larger truck segments as well.
So get ready to come in to Cumberland Chrysler Center soon and check out the 2015 models of our trucks—which you’ll easily be able to benchmark using the new SAE J2807 system!