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2021 Ford F-450 Gains Better Interior and More Torque

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The all-new 2021 Ford F-450 will get numerous upgrades. Blue Oval manufacturer is looking to improve its complete heavy-duty lineup, so F-350 and F-450 models are the first in line for more drastic changes. Moreover, Ram and Chevrolet are also updating their models, so Ford needs to stay competitive. For that reason, you can expect numerous changes.

For a start, 2021 F-450 will arrive with an improved cabin. On the other hand, exterior changes are minor, and a new model will look almost the same as its predecessor. Performance is great, and we can expect small improvements in this segment. F-450 will remain practical, and it will be available in numerous trim levels and cab configurations.

2021 Ford F-450 Lariat

2021 F-450 Exterior Changes

Currently, we don’t have official info about the latest design changes. Whatsoever, the 2021 Ford F-450 has been caught on camera, so the first spy shots are available. Unfortunately, spy shots are showing basically the same model as 2020 F-450. For that reason, we don’t expect such major upgrades. The boxy shape will largely remain, along with the vehicle’s dimensions. The only difference we see is upfront, where the grille looks slightly wider.

Headlights are unchanged, and we can only hope for more chrome accents around the grille. If you want more luxury, go for the Premium or Limited trim levels. Moreover, Ford is offering its F-450 in single and double cab setups. According to the latest rumors, King Ranch trim level will become available once again.

Interior Gets Numerous Updates

We didn’t see any of the interior details on the latest spy photos. However, the new 2021 Ford F-450 will surely get numerous changes on the inside. It’s a direct Ford’s response to Ram and Chevrolet and their new interiors. Some would say this is getting out of hand. Pickup trucks, especially heavy-duty pickup, should serve to get the work done. No one actually cares about the level of luxury inside the cabin. We disagree, and we can’t wait to see how the new F-450 will look from the inside.

Surely, this is raising the price of the vehicles, but if you want something less premium that gets the job done, you can still find something similar. Anyway, F-450 will gain a higher level of comfort, new optional display, and possibly a new upholstery. Moreover, chrome and wood trims are now more visible and are providing a more luxurious feel. On the other hand, the interior layout won’t change at all.

2021 Ford F-450 interior

Ford Promises More Power

The big news for basically all of Ford’s super-duty trucks is a new V8 gasoline engine. A 7.3-liter comes with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. On top of that, it provides 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. We don’t know what will happen with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 350 horses and 430 lb-ft of twisting power. Removing this engine from the offers seems to be the most realistic outcome.

Lastly, a 6.7-liter V8 diesel engine is available, and it is optional. It can produce 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque. However, Ford said that V8 would be rated at 1050 lb-ft in 2021. Moreover, Ford promises 24,200 pounds of conventional towing capacity. On the other hand, the maximum towing capacity with a Gooseneck is rated at 37,000 pounds.

2021 Ford F-450 towing

2021 Ford F-450 Price and Release Date

The price of the current F-450 starts at $50,000. We don’t know how much will new 2021 Ford F-450 cost after the latest interior and performance upgrades. The range-topping Limited trim level will be priced at $90,000. Ford will release its super-duty lineup in the second half of 2020.

2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Will Host Additional Updates

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The forthcoming 2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD is getting numerous upgrades later this year. This heavy-duty pickup truck will introduce plenty of changes, but it is still far from a complete redesign. More importantly, GM will deliver a couple of Silverado’s styling cues to its new Sierra HD lineup. The plan is to create a recognizable design language so the two models will look more similar. According to the latest reports, Sierra will suffer the most upgrades upfront.

Once it arrives, you’ll be able to see all the similarities with the Silverado pickup truck. On top of that, GM plans to offer more standard equipment and additional optional amenities that are completely new. As before, Sierra will arrive in three different cab configurations and four trim levels. The price should remain, just like the truck’s performance.

2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD facelift

2021 Sierra 3500 HD Exterior Changes

The all-new 2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD is one very capable pickup truck that looks exactly like that. This model looks very aggressive and rugged. On the other hand, it wears such a subtle and stylish design that is more SUV-like than truckish. Some parts are clearly taken from the Sierra 1500 pickup. Now, the next Sierra will also borrow a couple of cues from the Silverado model. That includes numerous changes on the front fascia.

The front grille is larger, and the headlights are reshaped. In the back, Sierra 3500 HD will host a new Corner Step system. This feature is optional on the base trim level and standard on the upper trims. The pickup truck continues to ride on its nice-looking 18-inch wheels. The range-topping Denali trim level is a thing of luxury. It comes with additional chrome accents, and it adds the MultiPro tailgate system as well.

2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD front

Interior Updates

On the inside, a new 2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD looks very modern, and it feels comfortable. Again, most of the interior is taken from the Sierra 1500 model. The new cabin will host a couple of minor upgrades. Even without the latest changes, the interior is one of the best-in-segment. Air vents are finished in a new shape that looks more modern. We like the subtle finishes around the dash, and the interior layout is very practical. We don’t expect new displays or any other significant changes. The only difference will be new optional amenities and a slightly longer list of standard features.

Still, if you want real luxury, you’ll have to go for the Denali trim level. This version offers a new 15-inch head-up display, leather seats, and heated steering wheel. More importantly, all of these amenities are offered as standard. Denali also adds numerous wood and chrome accents, which provides more premium feel inside the cabin. Like in the years before, crew cab configuration offers a room for six passengers.

Same Engine Lineup

You shouldn’t expect any changes under the hood in 2021. Sierra HD lineup continues with the same three powertrain options. The 2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD will arrive with a standard 6.0-liter displacement. This engine generates 300 horses and 333 lb-ft of torque. The same engine with higher output is optional, and it provides 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of twisting power.

Lastly, a 6.6-liter Duramax engine is available and is optional. This turbodiesel V8 is rated at 445 horsepower. More importantly, its 910 lb-ft of torque makes diesel a perfect choice for towing capabilities. Whatsoever, Sierra 3500 HD can tow almost 24,000 pounds. Interestingly, all three available engines are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD diesel

2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Price and Release Date

The approaching 2021 GMC Sierra 3500 HD will cost the same as the current version. The price of the base trim level starts at $38,000. On the other hand, the range-topping Sierra Denali will cost over $60,000, and it provides real luxury. GM’s newest pickup truck will go on sale in the second half of 2020.

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid: Redesign, Specs, MPG

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The upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is a pickup truck that could become the best-selling company’s model in the future. F-150 is an iconic pickup and the 2021 version will be the new-gen model. The fourteen generations is coming and it will bring numerous updates.

Of course, hybrid and all-electric versions will be the highlight. The F-150 model is present for over 40 years and it comes with the status of a legendary model in the United States. As always before, Ford will find tough competition in new Ram’s and Chevrolet’s trucks.

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid redesign

2021 F-150 Hybrid Exterior Redesign

Before we write anything about a possible redesign, have in mind the vehicle’s shape and dimensions will largely remain. The forthcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid will look the same as the regular gasoline version. The changes are noticeable both on the front and rear fascia. For a start, Blue Oval manufacturer will introduce new headlights and taillights.

Moreover, new bumpers and door-mounted wing mirrors are available. The very same mirrors were previously mounted on the A-pillars. Now, mirrors will provide even better visibility. Ford will improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle as well. It seems like the 2021 F-150 is larger, but it isn’t.

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid exterior

Interior Changes

On the inside, the new-gen 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid will also get some major improvements. You can expect a more luxurious cabin, especially on the upper trim levels. Moreover, Blue Oval will install additional high-tech features and the infotainment system will get essential updates.

The rear passengers could get an entertainment system, but this is just a rumor at the moment. All F-150 trim levels and versions will get a larger touchscreen and higher levels of comfort as well. The interior room is unchanged and generally, the layout will largely remain.

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid interior

Hybrid Powertrain Specs, MPG

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid will use a “modular hybrid technology”. This tech is designed on a rear-wheel-drive system that uses a 10-speed automatic transmission. The very same gearbox is co-developed by Ford and GM. Thanks to that, the electric motor is wedged between the transmission and the internal-combustion engine. The complexity of this configuration is simpler and it also saves money. To this date, we can’t say the exact power figures.

From what we know, the very same system will power new Ford Explorer. An electric motor will provide an additional 44 horsepower. The most likely candidate for a hybrid setup is a 3.3-liter V6. This engine is producing 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque. According to Blue Oval manufacturer, this setup will provide around 500 miles of driving range.

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Price and Release Date

The next-gen 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid will cost more than the base trim level. Regular gasoline F-150 starts at $30,000 while the range-topping Limited trim is priced at $70,000. As for the hybrid version, it should cost between $35,000 and $40,000. We don’t know when exactly will Blue Oval release F-150 Hybrid pickup. Most likely, it will arrive at the same time as the rest of the F-150 models. That means we can expect this iconic pickup truck to go on sale in the second half of 2020.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71: Packages, Specs, Price

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The mid-size pickup truck segment is perhaps the strongest one. It is packed with so many established competitors. One unique model, you should pay special attention to is the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71. This variant adds optional equipment from the LT trim level as standard and much more.

That includes more off-road-oriented suspension, all-terrain tires and a locking rear differential. Moreover, the interior comes with unique upholstery and a hill descent control system is also available. On top of that, Chevy also offers a Z71 Midnight model that adds blacked-out exterior features.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 badge

Exterior Features

The upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 offers impressive exterior equipment. Basically, this trim level offers most of the LT’s optional equipment as standard. Furthermore, z71 comes with locking rear differential and an off-road suspension. All-terrain tires are also in the offer, along with the hill descent control system. Thanks to that, Colorado z71 is a more off-road capable pickup truck, and it delivers impressive performance.

As for the exterior design, it comes with 17-inch wheels, a unique z71 badge and better aerodynamics. The Colorado z71 Midnight Edition is also available. This special model provides a black exterior with black grille and body-colored exterior features. Lastly, the new 2021 Colorado z71 is available in ten different exterior colors.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 exterior

2021 Colorado z71 Packages

What we like about the new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 are its numerous packages. So far, we only mentioned the Midnight Edition. However, you can buy an optional package for basically every vehicle’s category. For a start, this pickup offers a Trail Runner Edition that includes accent lighting, off-road protection, Goodyear tires and front skid plate.

Moreover, Power Package provides a new performance air intake system and a cat-black exhaust system. Premium Interior package is relatively cheap, and it comes with all-weather floor mats and interior illumination. The safety package is also available if you need more driver-assistance features. Lastly, the Sports Appearance package will offer door decal and Chevy’s interior badge.

Engine Specs

According to the latest rumors, a new Colorado pickup could get a new powertrain option. A 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is speculated. However, this engine will replace the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit. The upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 won’t use any of the two engines. This trim level is only available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine.

The output is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, this unit comes with a direct fuel management system and variable valve timing system. An 8-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox option. The potent V6 is specialized for off-roading adventures. Powertrain grade braking will help the pickup to achieve impressive off-road results.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 engine

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 Price and Release Date

The forthcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 will cost the same as its predecessor. This trim level slots below the range-topping ZR2 variant and it starts at $34,000. To compare, base Colorado’s trim level is priced at $22,000. On the other hand, ZR2 starts at $42,000, and it comes with more ground clearance. Chevrolet will release its new Colorado pickup in the second half of 2020.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor – New Engine More Than Likely

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The forthcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will be one of the most anticipated models. Next year will be interesting for numerous reasons. However, the competition between Ram Rebel TRX, Chevy Silverado ZR2 and Ford F-150 Raptor is especially exciting. Ford will deliver numerous updates to its “king of trucks.” With that in mind, we can expect a lot of improvements in every category.

That includes both the exterior design and interior comfort. However, the highlight of the 2021 F-150 Raptor could be a new engine. Thanks to that, Raptor could gain more power with a slightly larger displacement. A new pickup truck will go on sale at some point in 2020.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor exterior

2021 F-150 Raptor Vs. Ram Rebel TRX

New Toyota Tundra TRD Pro could be another strong competitor. However, Tundra’s engine can’t rival Raptor’s power and agility. For that reason, Ram Rebel TRX seems to be the archest rival. The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor won’t deliver as much power as the Rebel model. However, F-150 Raptor will be better in any other category.

Still, Ram’s 6.2-liter Hellcat engine is producing 707 horsepower. That is wild. Raptor won’t come close Rebel TRX variant in this category, just like the Chevy Silverado ZR2. Still, if you want more luxury and more pleasant ride, Ram shouldn’t be taken into consideration.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor changes

New Engine is a Possibility

According to the latest rumors, the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor should feature a new engine under its hood. The most likely candidate is a 4.8-liter engine that will produce around 420 horsepower. This output is replacing the current 3.5-liter V6 that could generate 450 hp.

 From that perspective, this is a downgrade for the Raptor truck. However, new reports are suggesting another, optional, and more powerful unit. Remember, everything is based on speculations at this moment, so everything is possible.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor engine

Changes

Not that much will change on the upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. Besides the possible engine update, the new Raptor should largely remain. The only difference between the current and 2021 model could be wider bumpers and new LED headlights that should be positioned higher. 17-inch wheels are still standard, along with the all-terrain tires.

The rear part will stay intact, which means the “FORD” lettering is present once again. Of course, Ford will offer shorter and longer wheelbase versions, as always before. On the inside, Raptor will keep the current 8-inch touchscreen. On top of that, the premium B&O sound system and numerous driver-assistance features are all offered as standard.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Price and Release Date

The price of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor shouldn’t change at all. Yes, a new engine is coming, but as we mentioned, it has been a downgrade for this amazing pickup truck. Thanks to that, the new Raptor will cost $54,000, without any optional equipment.

As for the release date, a lot will depend on a newly developed engine. Reports are suggesting the beginning of 2021 as the most likely release date. Moreover, some experts are predicting the Detroit Auto Show as the most reasonable outcome.

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Gains More Power

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The approaching 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel is a perfect pickup truck for numerous of reasons. Moreover, it is the company’s best-selling vehicle that competes against Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. Big three are getting better and better year after year. For 2021, Ram 1500 will undergo further design changes, and the interior will also get various updates.

You can expect new features, a more stylish appearance and much more. On top of that, Ram 1500 is getting a lighter frame and hybrid powertrain. At this moment, diesel is an incredibly popular engine choice and hybrid powertrain plans to take its place. Will Ram deliver something new to its diesel variant or the things will largely remain?

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel exterior

Ram 1500 Diesel Exterior Facelift

Let’s start with the design. The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will get a couple of exterior refreshments. Keep in mind that there is no difference between gasoline and diesel versions in terms of appearance. Two models are looking exactly the same. For 2021, Ram 1500 is getting a lighter frame and improved aerodynamics. According to FCA, a new pickup truck will be 220 pounds lighter.

Moreover, this light-duty pickup is becoming the very first model with the front air dam in the segment. Iconic crosshair grille is no longer available. From now on, Ram will deploy a new six-sided grille. Furthermore, we can expect new wheels and new tow hooks. The headlights are wearing LED units and rear part hosts reshaped taillights. Finally, we can expect two or three new exterior paints.

Interior Refreshments

The interior of the 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel is also getting numerous upgrades. Again, the cabin of the diesel version is the same as the cabin of the gasoline variant. Ram is offering a lot of trim levels so Ram 1500 is a very customizable model. Once it arrives, this half-ton pickup truck will provide better comfort and more luxury than before.

The base trim level comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen and cloth upholstery. You’ll have to opt for higher trim levels if you want leather seats and larger displays. Uconnect infotainment system will gain essential updates and Ram 1500 will introduce new safety aids.

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel interior

V6 Diesel Gets More Power

According to the automaker, the new 2021 Ram 1500 Diesel will be the most powerful half-ton diesel pickup truck in the U.S. A 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine is producing 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The torque figures are new and are improved over the 2020 model by 14 percent. Moreover, the horsepower rating is raised by 8 percent.

Thanks to that, you can use the maximum torque 400 rpm earlier. With that in mind, potent V6 now comes with a towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. Ram also promised better fuel efficiency as well. This is an unexpected improvement as the hybrid powertrain is now the primary focus. Front-wheel-drive setup remains as standard and Ram 1500 Diesel will use the same 8-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel engine

2021 Ram 1500 Diesel Price and Release Date

As always, Ram will release its new models in the last quarter of the year. That means you can expect new 2021 Ram 1500 by the end of 2020. The price will most likely remain, and you can get a base model for about $29,000. We are still waiting on the automaker to release exact pricing details and fuel economy ratings.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton: New Diesel V6 Engine and a Hybrid Powertrain

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Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance is working on the new version of the Triton pickup truck. The 2022 Mitsubishi Triton, aka L200, will go on sale later in 2021 and it will introduce numerous refreshments. Triton is especially popular in Australia but you can find L200 in different markets.

Just like the German competitors, new Triton will most likely use a V6 turbo-diesel engine. On top of that, thanks to the new platform, a hybrid engine is the probable outcome as well. This pickup truck will suffer a couple of visual changes and the interior will be more modern.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton front

2022 Triton Exterior Facelift

The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will introduce the new platform. Mitsubishi said the new architecture is on the way, and it will be able to accommodate hybrid powertrain, similar to the Outlander PHEV. Thanks to that, Triton could be slightly larger, once it arrives.

The arriving pickup will also get cosmetic changes. That includes new front fascia, new character lines, and possibly new taillights. Mitsu will also introduce better aerodynamics and a new model will definitely look more attractive and modern.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton facelift

Interior Upgrades

On the inside, the approaching 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will get plenty of modern touches. That includes a new infotainment system, larger displays and possible new cloth upholstery. However, the biggest update will happen thanks to the new platform.

For a start, Triton will introduce more ample legroom. Moreover, the new architecture will provide a much better driving experience and the ride quality is of the highest quality. On top of that, a list of standard amenities is longer than before. Still, the cabin layout largely remains, just like the interior design.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton interior

New Turbo-Diesel V6 and Hybrid Variant

The next Triton pickup will get a turbo-diesel V6 engine. The upcoming 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will also get a hybrid powertrain, like the Outlander PHEV SUV. Interestingly, but Triton-based Pajero Sport SUV could get electrification in 2022. However, we are talking about some sort of hybrid rather than pure electric energy. With that in mind, Triton should also introduce new engine options.

On the other hand, the pickup needs heavy-duty requirements, and it is much tougher to create such an output. Of course, the focus is on towing capacity and payload ability. For that reason, the turbo-diesel engine will be introduced. If you want better fuel efficiency, you will logically buy a hybrid variant. Mitsu said that there are two or three possible outcomes for the Triton pickup truck. However, the PHEV version is one of them for sure.

The question is which type of PHEV will Mitsubishi deliver and what are the specifications. Logically, Mitsubishi will also look to improve overall drivability, handling, and of course, the performance. As for the V6 engine, VW Amarok is already offering such a unit. Moreover, new Mercedes Benz X-Class will introduce the very same output. The third option could be one of Nissan’s reliable gasoline V6 engines, but this is a wild guess for now.

2022 Mitsubishi Triton Price and Release Date

The latest news is saying the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton could cost almost $40,000. That is not such an affordable price but Triton is an established model that comes with great performance and tradition.

This pickup truck will go on sale globally, probably in the second half of 2021. On top of that, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will release new Alaskan and Frontier models in the near future.

2021 Ford F-650 Will Be Additionally Improved

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The upcoming 2021 Ford F-650 is a supreme leader of the medium-duty segment. Ford’s commercial trucks are providing incredible profit in last couple of years. Whatsoever, Blue Oval manufacturer is one of a few automakers that offers Series 6 and Series 7. Chevrolet is following the same path and for that reason the competition is more serious.

For that reason, Ford is willing to provide further updates to its F-650 truck. The 2021 F-650 will offer both gasoline and diesel engines, amazing towing capacity and a lot more. As for the design, we can expect a couple of refreshments. Even the interior could benefit from latest technology updates.

2021 Ford F-650 exterior

Gasoline Engine

Current model comes with a 6.8-liter V10 Triton engine. However, the 2021 Ford F-650 will obtain new 7.3-liter V8. Moreover, Ford released engine specs and are rated at 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. According to Blue Oval manufacturer, it is the most powerful gasoline engine in the segment. However, towing capacity and payload rating are not available yet. From what we know, new F-650 will use a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2021 F-650 Diesel

Of course, if you want better tow rating and more torque, you’ll go for diesel. Luckily, the forthcoming 2021 Ford F-650 offers one. A 6.7-liter Powerstroke is available and it delivers three different outputs. For a start, you can choose between 270, 300 or 330 hp variants. As for the torque, outputs are ranged from 675, 700 and 725 lb-ft. Unlike gasoline variant, diesel is using a 6-speed TorqShift gearbox.

2021 Ford F-650 diesel

Towing Capacity

As we already wrote, the gasoline variant of 2021 Ford F-650 is still a mystery in terms of payload and towing capacity. However, diesel is well-known dues its tradition and long presence on the markets. Base variant can tow up to 22,000 pounds. If you go for mid-range output, then your truck will be able to tow 37,000 pounds. That is better capacity than Ford had with the V10 Triton engine. The previous V10 Triton could tow 33,000 pounds.

Interior Features

The medium-duty truck already offers more than solid list of standard amenities. However, the upcoming 2021 Ford F-650 will provide more features once it arrives. Of course, you can’t compare the light-duty F-150 with the workhorse such as F-650 truck. Still, for such a rugged model that gets the job done, interior is more than equipped. Both Series 6 and Series 7 are now offering more USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity.

Moreover, Blue Oval will introduce better comfort with more upscale materials. As for the systems, infotainment system is getting an update. Furthermore, hill start assist and traction control system are now available. As for the safety, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and stability control are all optional.

2021 Ford F-650 interior

2021 Ford F-650 Price and Release Date

New 2021 Ford F-650 will retain its price, according to latest reports. That means you can get this medium-duty truck is available for $60,000. Thanks to the upper trim levels this model is very customizable and its range-topping trim level is premium in many ways. Blue Oval manufacturer will release its new truck in the second half of 2020.

New-Gen 2022 VW Amarok Won’t Get Electrification

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New 2022 VW Amarok will be the next-gen model. However, there will be no electrification for this pickup truck. Amarok was the subject of numerous speculations about getting the electric powertrain. Volkswagen will surely electrify most of its lineup in the coming years, but Amarok is carrying on with the traditional engine options. That includes both gasoline and diesel engines. German manufacturer confirmed these reports and even said that hybridization is also not part of the plans.

Amarok shares its underpinnings with the next-gen Ford Ranger, and it will get a potent V6 diesel engine. Of course, engine lineup depends on the market. Besides that, the new-gen model always introduces exterior redesign and significant interior overhaul. No doubt, the 2022 Amarok is set for drastic changes.

2022 VW Amarok redesign

2022 Amarok Redesign

As for the design, the 2022 VW Amarok will look very tough and aggressive. The styling is based on the Atlas Tanoak concept and it looks impressive. On top of that, Amarok features muscular fenders, sharp front fascia and overall, it looks upright. Illuminated LED headlights are in the offer, along with the new and wider grille. The bed is separated from the cabin, a classic body-on-frame pickup truck. Moreover, the rest of this mid-size pickup truck will get various changes, as well.

That includes new wheels, thinner taillights, and much more. Finally, Amarok will get plenty of changes under the shell. German pickup will introduce new suspension and even the new brakes. Many experts believe that the 2022 Amarok will look closer to the new-generation Ford Ranger. Two models will share numerous styling cues and the platform.

2022 VW Amarok exterior

Interior Revamp

So far, the interior details are not available. German manufacturer didn’t say anything about the potential interior changes. However, the 2022 VW Amarok is the new-gen model, and some changes are about to happen. For a start, we can expect more drastic upgrades in terms of comfort and design. Volkswagen will most likely introduce new upholstery and the comfort will be on a higher level.

Furthermore, air vents are finished in a new shape and the dashboard will get a redesign. The mid-size pickup truck could also arrive with a new steering wheel, larger displays, and slightly increased cabin space.

New V6 Diesel and No Electrification

As we said, Volkswagen is on a mission to electrify most of its vehicles. However, the 2022 VW Amarok isn’t one of the models that could introduce the all-electric version. Thanks to that, next-gen Amarok will continue to offer traditional gasoline and diesel engines. Of course, the market will largely determine the engine lineup. However, the German manufacturer will most likely introduce a new V6 powertrain. The new model will share its underpinnings with the next-gen Ford Ranger.

That means the Amarok could get a 2.7-liter twin-turbo gasoline unit and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel. Exact specs are not available yet. However, have in mind the current V6 TDI produces 255 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. For 2022, Volkswagen promised more power, so the new model could generate 305 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, Volkswagen said the hybridization is not a part of the future plans for the mid-size pickup.

2022 VW Amarok Atlas Concept
Volkswagen Atlas Concept

2022 VW Amarok Price and Release Date

The new-gen model will surely cost more than the current one. That means the approaching 2022 VW Amarok could start at $34,000. We are yet to see the exact pricing details. The sales of the mid-size pickup truck will start later in 2021 and Volkswagen will sell it across the globe. The most likely competitors are Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Isuzu D-Max and Mercedes-Benz X-Class.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Finally Gets Improved Interior

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With Ram 1500 pickup truck getting better and better, GM needs to provide further updates to its Sierra and Silverado models. The upcoming 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 will for that reason gain additional changes, mostly inside the cabin. It is an instant response to Ram’s latest interior overhaul. Both Sierra and Silverado trucks will now offer more modern and more comfortable interiors.

Furthermore, Sierra 1500 will get minor visual improvements as a part of a mid-cycle update. As for the powertrain options, nothing will change. This model will continue to offer the same three engines as the current Sierra.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 exterior

Exterior Refreshments

The all-new 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is ready for further exterior upgrades. However, rumors about the complete redesign are not true. This pickup will get minor visual changes. The pickup truck will continue the tradition of attractive look and modern appearance. A new model should get additional modern touches, reshaped headlights, and possibly new wheels.

The grille will also suffer minor modifications, and taillights will look sharper than before. As for the vehicle’s dimensions, nothing will change and Sierra continues to ride on the same GM T1 platform. GM could introduce one or two all-new exterior paints as well.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 facelift

Heavy Interior Upgrades for 2021 Sierra 1500

According to numerous reports, a new 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is getting huge interior upgrades. As we already wrote, it is an instant GM’s response to the latest Ram’s upgrades on its pickup trucks. Competition is tough and you have to follow your biggest competitors. However, we are not talking about interior redesign.

Even the interior layout will largely remain. So what is new?  Center stack is revamped, and General Motors will add a larger infotainment display. A new center stack should provide more space in that area. Moreover, this pickup will get more chrome accents and other modern touches. That includes better quality of upholstery and new high-tech features and driver-assistance aids.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 interior

Engines

The approaching 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is offering the same three engine options as the current model. That includes two gasoline engines and a single diesel unit. 5.3-liter V8 gasoline is standard, while the 6.2-liter V8 will be optional. The standard powertrain delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.  The optional engine is good for 420 horses and 460 lb-ft of twists.

However, diesel output is the highlight of the Sierra 1500. It is the most potent diesel engine in its class. Whatsoever, it produces more power than the Ram’s EcoDiesel and Ford’s PowerStroke units. This engine generates 280 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. We won’t rule out the possibility of a hybrid powertrain in 2021 as well.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Price and Release Date

Normally, the price of the new model will be higher. New 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 will now start at around $$34,000. The main reason is the recent interior novelties.

 If that is not good enough for you, Denali trim level is available, but it will cost $60,000. Next, Sierra 1500 will be launched in the second half of 2020 as a model for 2021.