Unlike others, Luminar has focused on automotive readiness since its early days, integrating Toyota's kaizen manufacturing practices into its manufacturing facility in Orlando.
Mopar said Gladiator buyers spend an average of around $1,000 per vehicle on accessories, topping Wrangler purchasers, who shell out about $800.
With no signs of the Trump administration's trade war with China ending soon, experts say automakers need to be prepared for volatility and added costs.
As Hellcat Challengers and Chargers roared nearby during the Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge event this month, aspiring service technicians who could one day find themselves working on those very vehicles for a living were networking with dealerships in need of fresh talent.
The unusual standoff landed Ford and GM in front of Trump's bully pulpit again last week as he said that refusal to go along with his plan would reduce safety and raise costs, which Ford disputed.