Ram may produce midsize truck

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Ram may be entering the midsize pickup market.

The Detroit News reported this morning that Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobilies NV and Ram, said that there’s “opportunity there in the U.S. if you look at what’s happened in the mid-size segment here—significant growth last year. I think that space is big enough, certainly, to have two offerings there.”

Manley’s comments to the Detroit News came Wednesday at the New York auto show.

GM’s new midsize pickups, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, enjoyed increased market popularity and had nearly 115,000 combined sales for 2015.

Despite increased popularity among GM’s midsize pickup offerings, Toyota’s midsize Tacoma still led the segment for 2015.

FCA announced earlier this year that it plans on offering a new Jeep pickup by 2020. Manley said that a midsize truck offering from Ram would not compete with that pickup.

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