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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2019 Toyota Tacoma: Expectations, Specs, Price

2019 Toyota Tacoma

With the rugged outfit, impressive off-pavement capability, handsome and functional cabin, the Toyota Tacoma still manages to be among the most desirable mid-size trucks in the US. Actually, the Tacoma sales better than rivals including GM’s Colorado/Canyon models, SUV-based Honda Ridgeline, and aging Nissan Frontier.  However, Ford will return the Ranger model to compete in…

2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition: Design, Specs, Price

2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

Honda’s Ridgeline brings to the mid-size pickup truck class the SUV-like ride quality, styling cues and interior refinement but still offers truck’s utility and respectable towing capacity. With Pilot SUV-based underpinning and engine, this unique truck delivers class unmatched handling and riding experience but trades those for limited off-road capability and towing capacity compared to other mid-sized trucks.

Recently redesigned Ridgeline also comes in many variations but in the four-door crew cab configuration only. The model will return with some revisions in trim features for the 2018 model year and the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will be at the top of the lineup. This version brings uniquely themed exterior and interior combined with the V-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive system.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Specs, Equipment, Price

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro builds on brand’s strong reputation of dependable and durable trucks with an exceptional off-road capability. Toyota returned this hardcore, off-road oriented trim for the 2017 model year while the Tacoma last refresh came for the 2016 model. The 2018 version of this mid-size model won’t change much but like the refreshed Tundra this model will benefit from the standard Toyota’s Safety Sense P-suite of active safety systems. On the other hand, the mechanics and styling of this version won’t also change much.

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2018 Holden Ute: Possible design and Powertrains

2018 Holden Ute

The one and only ute left, the Holden Ute is definitely fan to drive, flexible and we love how its thirsty V-8 engine sounds. However, this unique vehicle won’t likely see the next generation version as the new Commodore sedan, on which the Ute is based, has been revealed as the fully imported Commodore which is actually the Opel Insignia with the lion badge. The German-built Commodore sedan will also get the wagon version which will continue to be marketed as the Sportwagon. However, since the future of the Holden Ute is uncertain what left us is to speculate how the 2018 Holden Ute might look if it comes based on the new-generation Commodore.

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2018 Toyota Hilux: Changes,Design, Engines, Price

2018 Toyota Hilux

Toyota’s vehicles and attributes dependable and durable go hand in hand. However, only the Hilux truck has earned the reputation of unbreakable. This truck is available globally and comes in a number of variants probably more than any other pickup truck. You can get this truck in the base working form but can also configure it with the high-end luxury features. The decision must also be made among several engine options and two- or four-wheel drive. However, in every case, this truck will serve you well either off-road or on-road or when towing. But with each model year, the question what the next version will offer is actual. And for the 2018 Toyota Hilux, we must rely on unofficial sources because Toyota hasn’t said anything about the upcoming version.

What could be new?

The new 2018 Hilux won’t likely be the large departure from the current version. The Hilux underwent a thorough redesign for the 2016 model year and the new-generation Hilux is better in all aspects. So, the 2018 model year could bring incremental upgrades of tech and safety features. Toyota also hinted the Tonka concept model of this popular truck and it is also possible that additional trim or special edition model could be introduced.

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2018 VW Amarok V-6 Diesel: News, Specs, Price

2018 VW Amarok V-6 Diesel

A long-awaited update of the VW Amarok made big waves in the truck industry since everybody was surprised when VW launched this impressive truck with the new V-6 turbodiesel engine. While most brands going with downsizing and turbocharging, VW decided to replace the old 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with the V-6 Euro 6 compliant turbodiesel which provides class-leading towing capacity and performance. However, the new engine is hidden bellow refreshed exterior and Amarok also has the new and refined interior. But the 2018 VW Amarok V-6 Diesel should also bring some improvements like the new safety features and more standard equipment.

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2017 Jeep Scrambler: Design, Engines, Price

Jeep has been very busy working on many projects. According to many reports, the popular Cherokee will likely get Hellcat-powered version and new Compass is also underway as the replacement of the Patriot and Compass models. But it seems that Jeep is working on more fronts simultaneously and the next generation of the Wrangler will come sometime in 2017. However, there is even more and Jeep will also return the pickup truck in its lineup. In the best-case scenario, the Jeep’s pickup truck might come as the 2017 Jeep Scrambler or later as 2018 model.

What is it?

After many years of speculations, it seems that Jeep finally recognized that it is time to fill its impressive lineup of vehicles with the pickup truck. The popularity of pickup is progressive and Jeep knows that this might be the right moment for its inclusion. Jeep had CJ-8 Scrambler model back in 80’s which included half-cab which transformed into pickup style box. Now, we will get the Wrangler-based pickup truck which might again use Scrambler nameplate or not. However, what is important is that we will finally get the new off-road ready pickup truck.

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2017 Chevy El Camino: Possible comeback, Design, Specs

2017 Chevy El Camino

Chevy has gained a strong reputation at building pickup trucks. Its full-size Silverado models and mid-sized Colorado are all successful in the US market. However, for a long time, GM has been expected to return the El Camino nameplate back to the US. This nameplate was used for the vehicle which was introduced in 1960 and discontinued for the 1987 model year. This model was actually coupe utility vehicle classified as the truck. The brand introduced this vehicle in response to the popularity of Ford’s Ranchero truck. Now, it has been suggested that brand is considering to bring back this nameplate and that as the 2017 Chevy  El Camino.

What is it?

As per some sources, the new El Camino model from Chevy, would not actually be built from the ground up. This brand actually owns a vehicle that is available in Australia under the Holden nomenclature called the Holden Ute. It is a truck that performs like a sedan because it is actually based on the Commodore sedan.  It has the demeanor of sedans including steering, ride, comfort, equipment, etc. but can also haul almost anything in its cargo bed. So, with minor modification, GM can import this great vehicle to US. However, we want to note that this is still unofficial.

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2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab: Review

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab

The Ram 1500 is tough and capable light-duty truck with comfortable nature thanks to independent front suspension and rear coil springs. Other its qualities are great trio of engines, quiet and well-equipped interiors, easy to use infotainment system, and so on. All these qualify it to be the closest rival to the best-selling Ford F-150…