2016 Nissan Navara: Review

2016 Nissan Navara

The things are happening very fast in pickup truck industry, especially in the last two model years. We have witnessed many redesigned and refreshed vehicles that are more competent for stiff competition but new names are ready to enter in this segment as well.  Fords’ Ranger is refreshed, Mazda has also improved its BT-50, new Mitsubishi L200 is never better, Toyota’s Hilux shines and Amarok promises many upgrades. There is also Fiat’s Fullback coming into segment and we may even welcome Mercedes’ pickup truck in future years. Nissan Navara is another choice and this manufacturer has been in this segment over than 80 years building dependable and strong trucks. Nissan sells Frontier in US and in the almost all markets overseas we have Navara version.

This model has entered into the next generation since 2015 model year and new model pushed boundaries once more. Changes are obvious in almost all aspects although the 4WD system and chassis carried over. With this new generation, Nissan promises capable working truck which can also offer serious off-roading but crossover on-road manners as well. The Navara will also offer comfortable cabin equipped with smart electronics and modern exterior design as well. 2016 Nissan Navara will be available in many configurations combining two and four-wheel drive with three cabin styles and several trim options.

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2016 Holden Colorado: Review

2016 Holden Colorado

Pickup trucks are not only big hit in US yet its growing popularity is also notable in Australia and Asia but new models are to be born in Europe as well. Holden is General motors’ division situated in Port Melbourne Australia and Holden Colorado is pickup truck produced by this company. It is faced with…

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Review

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

American car manufacturer Ford has rich and successful history with trucks and its Ford F-150 has been best-selling truck for decades not only in US but in Canada as well. Thirteen generation of this machine have proven its value but Ford likes to push boundaries and it made big waves in automobile industry when it introduced high-performance off-road version called Raptor. This brave and risky project have proven itself in Baja desert race but also on the market. This model doesn’t wins on charm despite it looks macho yet it likes showing muscles.

The first version was equipped with 5.2 liter V-8 engine and after it transferred on the larger 6.2 liter V-8 engine. However, new Raptor will follow downsizing trend and smaller displacement will found way in the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The power isn’t proportional with size in case of this engine but however Ford has done more work on mechanics to back up this raw power and new model will bring upgraded suspension, stronger chassis, lighter body, new transmission, and new terrain management system. This will however be the second generation model and there is no doubt that Raptor will enter in new age with style.

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2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak: Review, Specs and Price

2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Ford dominates in US market with its pickup truck lineup and top-selling F-150 model wins by all means in its segment. However, Blue Oval brand has another similar piece of machinery in offer for markets outside US. It is Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck which had its comeback at Australian International Motor Show in 2010. This model when launched set new boundaries in its class with towing capacity, car-like comfort and driving. However, growing popularity of pickups has brought new models which pushed bar even further but Ford certainly knows how to respond.

Facelift version of Ranger model has introduced more than several styling modifications and more important improvements for this model have been done under its skin. They have affected suspension, steering system, interior, fuel efficiency and model has also been loaded with many tech systems. All this has made this model to be competent on all fronts and it is certainly among the best options in its segment. However, if you want to get the best it has to offer you should stick with flagship version 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak. This top trim version of Ranger model delivers four wheel drive capability with impressive list of premium features and stand-out look as well. So, if you want vehicle which will turn heads everywhere it goes and be also be capable for serious off-roading and towing than this is great solution for you.

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2016 Toyota Hilux: Review

2016 Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux is well-known name in automobile industry and it has gained its reputation since 1968 when this model was introduced. This vehicle is being sold in around 180 countries over the world and all buyers will be able to own the new generation model of this brand 2016 Toyota Hilux. It has been said that Toyota has invested a lot of time, effort and money to design this all-new the eighth generation model and according to many opinions they have succeed in their work.

The 2016 Hilux comes new from bumper to bumper which means that almost all aspects of this vehicle have been revised or re-engineered. This truck has already proven reputation as very dependable and almost unbreakable machine but Toyota has gone even further and new model comes on new reinforced frame and platform and promises better towing capability and performance. It also boasts new exterior style, improved interior, revised suspension, and improved electronics and safety systems. Engine lineup has also been improved and new turbo diesel engine is available together with new transmissions. So, new Hilux could easily become the most important for the brand and number of so far over the 16 million sold units will certainly rise dramatically with the arrival of a new Hilux model.

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2016 Mitsubishi Triton: Review

2016 Mitsubishi Triton

A one good thing of serious competition is fact that if you want to stay in race you must constantly be in upgrading process. The same have to is reflected in automobile industry including increasingly popular pickup truck segment. There, a new and never better 2016 Mitsubishi Triton has been promoted. It comes in place of aging workhorse which however has proven itself as reliable and trusty machine. But if you want to stay even close to VW Amarok who placed benchmark for other similar vehicles you have to take radical changes. So is with new Triton who comes with improvements in almost all aspects.

It continues on same platform but there is array of other improvements including new diesel power plant, improved driving dynamics, a lot of new technology features and convenience, modernized styling and refined interior. If you make decision to own new Triton you will be in front of hard situation to pick between many available variants. This model will be available in three body styles and three trim grades including GLX, GLS, and top Exceed level. Another decision is related to two transmission options and two drive configurations.

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2016 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X: Review

2016 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

Rapidly growing mid-size pickup truck class has many good and refreshed options to offer and it is surely hard decision what ute to pick. It probably depends from what you actually want to own. However, manufactures are trying to cover all kind of demands and they offer different versions of the same. Some will be more luxury oriented for those who are purchasing pickups as part of their life style and others for those that need truck for its main purposes, towing and hauling or in some cases for adventurous off-roading. Nissan has option for all mentioned cases and it is Nissan Frontier.

This model has been here since 1998 and since then it received serious redesign in 2005. Next notable upgrade came for 2009 year as mid-cycle refresh when off-road focused PRO-4X version was also introduced. Since then only mild upgrades have been promoted for this model and the same case is with 2016 model year. For this year model only several color options and sunroof has been added as standard for SV version. As for 2016 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X, this off-roader continues unchanged. On the other hand main Frontier’s rivals like 2016 Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have been redesigned or upgraded. Yet, Frontier is still capable off-roader; it has strong V-6 engine and some other benefits.

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