Infiniti Pickup Truck Concept: Rumors, Design

Infiniti Pickup Truck Concept

Infiniti, the luxury division of the Nissan, has released several concept models recently and they announced the arrival of brand’s updated crossover SUV models. The QX Sport Inspiration Concept was showcased at the 2016 Beijing Show and the QX50 concept followed at 2017 Detroit Show. Then at the 2017 New York Show, the QX80 Monograph Concept previewed the refreshed 2018 Infiniti QX80 while the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is the all-new version of this model based on the QX50 concept.

Now, according to some speculations in the auto industry, Infiniti might soon release a new concept model but this time we are not speaking about another crossover SUV or passenger car concept vehicle yet about the pickup truck. It is true that growth of the new pickup models continues and when Mercedes can launch its luxury pickup why Infiniti wouldn’t. This is the legitim question but still without of the official answer as Infiniti hasn’t commented on the speculations about the Infiniti Pickup Truck Concept. Nevertheless, it would be great to see Infiniti’s idea about the pickup truck but before the brand proof or deny this we must rely on the speculations.

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Toyota Hilux Tonka concept: Design, Engine, Release

Toyota Hilux Tonka concept

Toyota has already proven that all vehicles coming from its factories deserve both attributes dependable and durable. However, there is only one machine which has also earned the reputation of the “unbreakable” truck and that is, of course, Toyota’s Hilux pickup. However, a few days ago, Toyota released a teaser sketch previewing the new concept model which should be unveiled in next couple months. With the new concept model known as the Toyota Hilux Tonka concept, Toyota is bringing the truck version with the extreme style and capabilities.

This model has been imagined by Toyota Australia’s in-house designers. It will present what you get when build the Hilux truck inspired by the Tonka toy. In that context, Mr. Nicolas Hogios, Toyota’s product design chief in Australia, commented that Hilux and Tonka brands were a natural fit. Thanks to that, this upcoming monster machine will be built to celebrate 80 years of Toyota Motors Corporation and the 70th anniversary of Tonka. And as the result, we will get a big toy for the big boys.

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Renault Alaskan Concept: Design, Performance

Renault Alaskan Concept

Many car manufacturer brands have shown their interest for lucrative pickup truck market. Among candidates, the Renault has shown its way of how the pickup model can look with Renault Alaskan Concept. This model features striking design and it is powered with diesel-burning engine. According to its size this model falls in the mid-size class and it comes in form of extended-cab pickup with four conventional doors.

Why is it important?

What is important about this model, it is said to be closely related with production versions which might come in 2017. What is more the production ready model should be based on the new Nissan Navara which is also the case with Mercedes’ upcoming pickup truck.

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2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept: Specs, Design

2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept

How the future pickup trucks will look is hard question to answer but 2017 Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept has already hinted what directions will be priorities. It isn’t hard to guess that most important aspect of the future development is related with green technologies and usage of renewable energy while in same time all capabilities regarding drive range available power and towing have to be satisfied. In this context, this model has been presented with unique hybrid concept that targets mentioned priorities in the way that current state of development allows. The same is with its unique and futuristic styling which can be seen on this model. On the other hand high standards have also been in mind when technology features and safety had been taken into consideration.

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Chevy El Camino Concept: Expectations, Release

Chevy El Camino Concept

For years, pickup trucks have been very popular and lucrative product in US but growing popularity has also been recognized in other markets outside this country. In the US the largest part of sales comes from the full-size versions but since the return of the Chevy Colorado and closely related GMC Canyon, the mid-size class has started to regain its popularity. On the other hand some research has been done which suggests that there is the large population of the potential buyers which would like more compact pickup truck version.

The more compact model should bring more manageable size for crowded urban areas and parking and will be more fuel-efficient and cheaper than full-size versions but will also be capable to offer larger cargo capabilities than SUVs. In that context many brands have been rumored to be considering new compact pickup versions. Among them, Chevy has been reported to be considering the return of El Camino nameplate in from of the Chevy El Camino Concept pickup truck model. This name was used for coupe utility/pickup vehicle that Chevrolet produced in 60s and until 1987. Now, Chevrolet is rumored to be bringing a new modern interpretation of the compact pickup truck which will feature the best attributes of its trucks and crossovers.

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Nissan Titan Warrior: Concept, Specs

Nissan Titan Warrior

Nissan undauntedly continues to prove how it is serious about pickup trucks. Just a few months after its all-new Nissan Titan XD has started to arrive at dealerships, Nissan selected Detroit Auto Show to show its new concept model called Nissan Titan Warrior. This model has rugged appearance and higher riding height which indicate its off-road orientation. Its suspension has been redesigned while engine is nothing new. Inside it looks and feels modern. The model isn’t expected to go in production but officials said that this concept defines the territory where Titan might go in the future years.

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Ford Atlas Concept: Features, Desgin

Ford Atlas Concept

Ford proudly owns its F-Series trucks which have been best selling trucks in the US and Canada for more than three decades. However, when GM presented all-new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra for 2014 model year, Ford known in that moment that it was time for serious rethinking and rebuilding. The product of that was certainly the most revolutionary redesign in truck industry ever, presented in all new 2015 Ford F-150.

This model debuted with high-strength-steel frame, aluminum body, new engines and upgraded interiors. The same treatment was expected for Super Duty series and this strategy will be implemented for 2017 model year. However, Ford hinted in what direction the redesign of these models will go at 2013 Detroit Auto Show where it presented the Ford Atlas Concept model. Ford said back then that, Atlas Concept “is the future vision for pickup trucks” and indeed, the latter time had proved that this Concept model had pictured the future design chapter. This model showcased the design, smart technologies, and capabilities which latter have mostly been implemented in the new Ford-150.

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Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept: Design, Specs

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

Automobile industry evolves according to needs of the buyers and we can witness that trends are changing and if companies want a good market share they have to satisfy different types of expectations. The growing popularity of pickup trucks certainly attracts attention of automakers and they are looking for their chance. The result is more announced pickup models from different brands and among them is Hyundai who presented its idea of modern pickup version at 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

The model is called Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept and it isn’t actually full-size truck yet it blends desirable attributes from both pickup trucks and CUVs as well. That is obvious at the first glance on this concept model which has compact footprint of crossover that allows it better maneuverability and easer parking in urban areas but also thanks to the pickup’s attributes it offers its practicality. Hyundai has actually done some research which proved that there is considerable population of younger buyers which want the vehicle that offers light duty hauling capability and urban practicality but won’t be large, costly and fuel inefficient as full-size pickups. In that context, this concept model is designed on unibody platform, equipped with diesel engine and configured as extended cab model.

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