2020 Ford F-350: News, Updates, Options

2020 Ford F-350

After the series of the all-new, light-duty trucks landed in the showrooms early this year as the 2019 models, the things are now getting hotter in the heavy-duty segment. General Motors revealed recently the all-new Silverado HD while the near-twin GMC Sierra HD should also come in front of the public soon. Ram is also finalizing the Ram HD models for the debut in early 2019. But, the leading brand in the industry will also respond on the redesigned competitors with the refreshed Super Series.

Ford’s heavy-duty trucks have been testing for a while and several times were caught on the camera. Spotted in deferent configurations, including the one-ton 2020 Ford F-350, the new models should bring light visual upgrades while more changes should appear in the powertrain range.

Ford is still keeping all details about the refreshed Super Duty models in the dark but as the latest reports claim the mid-upgrade could bring some replacements in the engine range while the heavy-duty, 10-speed automatic transmission should also debut. The prototype versions seem also to hide some visual modifications and Ford will also update the tech features.

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2019 Toyota Hilux: News, Design, Equipment

2019 Toyota Hilux

Toyota’s fabled mid-size pickup truck, the Hilux has an unprecedented reputation on the global market thanks to its go-anywhere capability and reliability. In its about half century-long run, the model also earned the attributes such as “unbreakable”. However, it has become hotter than ever in the mid-size global market with the recent appearing of the new and upgraded models. Mercedes entered the segment and the Ford Ranger is more refined and equipped than ever. The ranger Raptor is also available and VW Amarok is also up-to-date.

The Hilux was all-new for the 2015 model year and Toyota recently introduced new versions for some markets. Uniquely styled and equipped models debuted for Thai market at the end of 2017 and Australia has got three new more rugged variants in the dual cab form and with the standard all-wheel drive. These models arrived for the 2018 model year and other markets should also get new variants for the 2019 Toyota Hilux model. The ubiquitous Hilux also gets unique equipment packages depending on the market and the level of the available equipment also varies from the country to country.

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: New Version, Design, Specs

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet still hides details about the 2019 Colorado and we don’t know would the upcoming model year bring the mid-cycle refresh. However, it has been reported that Colorado could add new off-road focused version which should be even more capable than the current ZR2 version. Aside from the Z71 variant, with the “basic” off-road capability, Chevy introduced the ZR2-badged version with significant off-road upgrades. This off-road runner arrived for the 2017 model year and Chevy could soon introduce even more capable ZR2 version.

Recent reports suggest that the brand trademarked the ZR2 Bison nameplate and it could arrive as another version of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. It would get the Bison suffix combined with unique styling elements and off-road enactments. The new version will be heavily influenced by the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept that was presented at the 2017 Shema Show with the aftermarket upgrades.

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2019 Isuzu D-Max: Changes, Specs

2019 Isuzu D-Max

All new or upgraded pickups continue to arrive on the market and buyers have difficult decision to make when buying one. Among the names such as the Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux, Mercedes X-Class, the Isuzu D-Max is surely one of the most utilitarian ones but is also the good value for money. The model is not very refined as some rivals and feels dated compared to others but delivers strong performance, long range of configurations and long warranty. The model was also recently updated in 2017 with the upgraded engine and towing capability plus with some styling and interior upgrades. Isuzu also updated the equipment range.

The new version of this reliable truck comes as the 2019 Isuzu D-Max and considering recent facelift big changes are not expected. Isuzu’s truck will continue to offer the same powertrains depending on the market and won’t change the way it looks and feels inside. However, Isuzu will surely offer more standard and upgraded equipment and could add few active safety systems.

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2019 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD: Specs and Design

2019 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD

The GMC Sierra HD trucks are comfortable, quiet and capable heavy-duty models available in many configuration options. For the 2017 model year, the heavy-duty haulers received the upgraded V-8 turbodiesel engine combined with the more efficient cooling system including the hood-mounted air intake. For the 2018 version, GMC introduced the standard rereview camera and a 7-inch touchscreen as well as the new grille for the Denali trim. As for the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD, we should again expect some changes in the equipment organization and package options. For the more notable changes, we will have to wait a year or two as the HD models will get the full redesign in a year or two after the launch of the redesigned, light-duty Sierra 1500.

The Sierra 1500 will break the covers soon and the redesigned heavy-duty versions will benefit from the similar upgrades when they arrive. The light-duty truck will be heavily updated rather than we will see the full redesign but will introduce upgrades on all fronts. The same strategy GM will apply to the HD series.

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2019 VW Amarok: Upgrades, Design, Specs

2019 VW Amarok

The VW Amarok is among the best and freshest one-ton pickups on the global market. Recently redesigned in late 2016, the model boasts refined and smooth V-6 turbodiesel engine combined with modern exterior and interior design. The model is also packed with modern tech and convenience features but lacks some of the active safety systems. VW upgraded model’s towing capacity to 3, 5 tons thanks to some structural upgrades for the 2018 model year but there haven’t been other powertrain or equipment changes. Luckily, the price also remains in the same range.

As for the upcoming, the 2019 VW Amarok version, reports suggesting some equipment and lineup upgrades but a new more powerful version is also possible. Additional, up-scale trim option is also reported plus VW might add some of active driver assistance systems.

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2019 Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck: Changes, Specs

2019 Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck

The Mercedes X-Class is brand’s push to the lucrative one-ton pickup truck segment and this model debuted in July 2017 as the 2018 model. The model competes with likes of the Ford Ranger, VW Amarok, Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi L200 and sister model Nissan Navara. For the first model year the model offers two diesel options and with upgraded chassis and suspension of the global Navara, the X-Class delivers great ride comfort. The model also boasts strong off-road ability and class-leading technology.

The current X-Class truck uses Nissan’s turbo-diesel four engines but the 2019 Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck should bring a new X350d version and Mercedes-built V-6 turbodiesel engine combined with the 7-speed automatic transmission. That will be the most notable upgrade for the 2019 version while other changes will be equipment related.

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2019 Ford Super Duty: News, Changes, Specs

2019 Ford Super Duty

In the hardworking, heavy-duty class, Ford has the most up-to-date trucks. Ford’s Super Duty trio, the F-250, F-350 and F-450 came as the all-new models for the 2017 model year with sturdier, hard-tensile steel chassis and lighter aluminum-based body. More capable chassis helped with improved engines provide class-leading performance and towing capability. But the Super Duty Series also comes with latest tech and safety systems combined also with modern interiors and nice exteriors available in diverse options.

For the 2018 model year, Ford added the new Limited trim with the premium interior, unique exterior and top-notch tech and convenience features. The turbodiesel engine is also tuned to deliver 935 lb-ft of torque.

The 2019 Ford Super Duty will the next iteration of the heavy-duty models and big changes are not expected. Bigger upgrades will likely come in late 2019 for the 2020 model year when models should get the heavy-duty version of the 10-speed automatic transmission which should bring better performance and even greater torque.

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2019 Jeep Scrambler: News, Design, Specs, Price

2019 Jeep Scrambler

Jeep recently revealed the new-generation Wrangler which brand claims is the most capable and techier yet. But what Jeep fans are eagerly waiting as well is the Wrangler-based pickup truck. The truck version was expected alongside the new Wrangler and but Jeep delayed model’s debut about a year from now. We know now that production of this model will begin in Nov 2018 and production will take place at the Toledo Assembly Complex. The pickup truck will likely be marketed as the 2019 Jeep Scrambler.

The new Jeep’s truck will be based on the redesigned Wrangler Unlimited and will share similar styling, powertrains, and technology. The truck will likely use two of three Wrangler’s engines and will offer differed top options while will come with four-door cab only.

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2018 Holden Colorado: Changes, Specs, Price

2018 Holden Colorado

In its current form, the Holden Colorado is fun to drive, fuel efficient, practical and capable of towing big loads. Its diesel engine is great performer either in delivering torque or in fuel economy and the Holden Colorado also has nice road manners. On the other hand, it combines rugged exterior with the high-quality interior and modern tech and safety features.

The model was refreshed for the 2017 year and most of the mentioned qualities were on the revision. The suspension and steering system was improved for better ride comfort and responsiveness. More aggressive exterior and much-improved interior are also the effects of the recent refresh as well as the availability of more tech and safety features than ever. In that context, the 2018 Holden Colorado is not expected to bring some radical changes after this much-needed and successful update.

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