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2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Review, Price


The 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be a second-year production model, so don’t expect bigger changes. The first truck from the famous German carmaker came last year. The new model is pretty unusual for this segment. Although based on Nissan Navara, this model comes with much more refinement and we can call it a real luxury truck. It is not just as capable as Navara, it also comes with plenty of luxury. The cabin is made of hi-quality materials and also comes with a full load of features. Finally, there are few engines from Mercedes in the offer, which will give you excellent performances for sure.

Considering all this, we are sure that the 2019 X-Class will become popular pretty quickly. As we already mentioned, we don’t expect changes for the next year. The new year-model will come late in the year and it should keep pretty much the same price.

2019 Mercedes Benz x-class

2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class design

The company started to develop this truck three or four years ago. They put great attention on its development, so it is not wondering that 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will come with plenty of unique details. Still, base design characteristics are pretty familiar to us. Under the skin, this truck is basically the same as Nissan Navara. Mercedes’ truck borrows the cassis, as well as some body panels.

Unique styling

On the other side, styling is pretty unique. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will continue in the same way, featuring familiar look, adapted to the brand’s latest design language. However, there is much in the offer, besides stylish appearance. Its interior is even more impressive. It comes in a classic Mercedes manner – with premium materials and plenty of features.

2019 Mercedes Benz x-class side view

2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class interior

This truck looks great. It is also pretty capable. Still, its cabin is probably the most amazing part of the vehicle. For this manufacturer, comfort is always a priority. This model is not an exception at all. It follows design philosophy, featuring a familiar layout, something we can see on company’s crossovers. The cabin is made of hi-quality materials. Its look is pretty familiar. There are many details borrowed from brand’s crossovers. Still, it also has something of its own. You can notice few unique details on the dashboard, but the most interesting part is a new design of 7.0-inch touchscreen.

2019 Mercedes Benz x-class interior

This new screen is a standard feature across the whole range. Still, this is not the only amazing thing when it comes to equipment. This truck comes in three trim levels in the offer – Pure, Progressive and Power. Even the base model comes with plenty of standard features.

2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class engines

There are three engines in total offered for this truck. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will continue in the same way. Of course, the best offer is a version with the company’s familiar 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine. For this occasion, it delivers around 255 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and comes exclusively with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.

On the other side, there is a Renault-sourced 2.3-liter diesel unit, which has a max output of 161 or 188 horses, depending on the market. This version is available with both manual and automatic transmissions. Finally, you can choose a gasoline engine in some countries. There is a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, good for about 165 horses. This engine comes with a six-speed manual gearbox.

2019 Mercedes Benz x-class drive

2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class release date and price

Since there won’t be more important changes, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will come in usual time. This means somewhere late in the year. Changes in price are not expected. Base models will go around 38.000 dollars.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Review, Specs


The Honda Ridgeline is among the popular midsized pickup trucks in the market. Despite the dominance of US rivals and competition from the likes of Nissan Frontier the Ridgeline has managed to develop a fan following since its inception. Now that 2018 Ridgeline has received heaps of praise from industry veterans, the possibility of Honda releasing a special and limited edition 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R of the truck is there.

Speculation of Honda launching the Type R edition of the truck is doing the rounds online. It is not impossible given the fact Honda launched the Civic Type R in the US market eventually.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Looks much Sportier

The Ridgeline is unlike most pickup trucks owing to its versatility, excellent ride quality, and utilitarian nature. It is time Honda launches a sports-themed version of it. This could make rivals take notice and Ford may bring back the popular F-150 Lightning and GM may re-launch the Silverado SS.

The design of 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R type is sportier and more aerodynamic than the present version. The grille may be more aggressively designed with the hood having vents for in taking cool air. It may get large alloy wheels and some underbody cladding made of carbon fiber.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Interior

The cabin of Ridgeline Type R is going to sleek and stylish. However, it will not cut down on functionality. You may expect leather seating with red accent stitching. This black and red color theme may be there on dashboard and door panels. The dashboard itself may get some changes.

Safety System and Technology

It goes without saying that type 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be laden with plenty of advanced safety technologies. It will also get amenities in abundance. The new version of Honda link infotainments setup may be used. Support for Bluetooth, navigation and Smartphone are likely to be present. Honda may also pack in an optional premium sound system and a sunroof.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R interior

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Powerful Engine

The engine of 2019 Honda Ridgeline R type is definitely going to be more powerful than that of the standard version. Like the base one, the Type R may have the same 3.5-liter V-6 unit with some tweaks for enhanced output.

The new model 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R may be laden with an AWD setup. The engine will also come with a better suspension. Honda may also equip it with different driving modes.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R side

2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Price and Release Date

The price for the newest 2019 Ridgeline Type R is still a mystery. However, it is almost obvious that Honda a will price it a notch above the regular version. However, it will not be priced as high as luxury trucks such as the upcoming Tesla truck. So, the base price of $48.000 is likely. The release date is unknown. However, for some rumors, the model will debut sometime in 2019.

Summing it up

As a matter of fact, the Japanese car giant has not confirmed anything on the launch of the Ridgeline Type R. The possibility is there and it will be more stylish and feature-packed than the standard version wherever it is launched.

The pricing has to be done right and Honda should offer enough customization choices for the buyers.

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche Rumors, Release Date


Industry buzz is that the company will also re-launch few popular trucks of yesteryears. The Avalanche model, which was a vehicle sold under the Chevrolet brand may soon be re-launched by the company with the name 2019 Chevrolet Avalanche. However, no official confirmation is available on the topic.

GM, the popular US carmaker is also a top contender in pickup truck sector, both in the USA and other markets. The company is focusing on the pickup segment and that explains why it is sprucing up the truck portfolio for 2019. While the GMC and Chevrolet lineup of trucks are being revamped, the company also has plans to launch a few new models in 2019.

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche logo

Chevrolet Avalanche Background

The first generation Chevy Avalanche was launched by GM back in 2001 as a 2002 model. It was then sitting on the company’s GMT 800 platform. The model received a number of design and technological revamp in the following years. However, GM decided to stop the production of Chevy Avalanche in 2013 following meager sales reports.

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche Changes

While it is not known how the company will style the upcoming Chevy Avalanche truck, rumor sites are hinting at some possibilities. The exterior styling may look like the lineup of Silverado trucks.

However, it will still get distinctive design traits. The grille style may be unique and same may be the case with lights at the front and rear side. The mode may have a few trims and there can be several exterior color choices.

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche Cabin

Not much is clear about the cabin of upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Avalanche. However, it may have design elements taken from GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado lineup. However, we expect cabin to be really stylish and spacious. There will be space for 4 to 5 adults and enough options for storing small items and gadgets.

Safety and Amenities

The upcoming Chevy Avalanche pickup truck is likely to be laden with several safety technologies and it will get enough amenities too. The company may use sensor-based technologies to alert the driver and evade accidents in it.

The model will come with amenities like a sunroof, sound system, and automated climate control. GM may also use special sound insulating materials in the cabin to ensure the ride is noise free.

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche interior

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche Engine Rumors

The details of the powertrain that will be under the hood of Chevy Avalanche truck are uncertain. However, it may be possible that GM will use any of the engines used in the new GMC Sierra lineup or one of those used in 2019 Silverado lineup.

The truck may get both gasoline and diesel engine choices. However, the possibility of the company using a hybrid powertrain is there too.

Towing Capacity and Gearbox

Towing capacity of the 2019 Chevrolet Avalanche will be on par with mid-range pickup models, as per the rumors. GM may use its 10-speed automatic transmissions gearbox for this truck.

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche rear

2019 Chevrolet Avalanche Price and Availability

The 2019 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup is at a stage of speculation and so nothing can be said with certainty about price and release date. However, a base price tag of $30.000 seems viable.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch Brazil, Price, Specs


A pickup version of the popular SUV continues without bigger changes, as 2018 Renault Duster Oroch. Ever since its launch, Duster has been a hugely popular SUV. Due to its cheap price and decent quality, it is a perfect choice for those who prefer a low-budget crossover. So, it is not wondering that official statistics count over one million units sold. Considering all this, it was just a matter of time when a pickup version will come. So, after five years of production, it finally came. Designed by Renault’s Brazilian department, it features pretty much same base characteristics as the original crossover. Although under Renault’s badge, there is no bigger difference in chassis.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch review

On the other side, it boasts Renault’s new design language, which makes it much better looking compared to its SUV brother. Interior design is pretty much the same, while engines were specified for the Brazilian market.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch base design characteristics

The original version of this pickup came in 2015. If we consider this age, the absence of changes seems natural. This design is still pretty fresh and there is no need for some modifications at the moment. Under the skin, 2018 Renault Duster Oroch is almost the same as its related SUV. Still, it features a longer wheelbase for about 6.1 inches.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch

There is a new pickup body, which comes in a classic double-cab configuration. This basically means it can accommodate up to five passengers. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, there is enough space for both passengers and payload. The bed is pretty spacious and features a capacity of 24.1 cubic feet, which is a pretty good result for a small pickup truck like this. Further modifications included changes in suspensions. Though, those are just minor tweaks, considering complete chassis.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch interior design

The interior design of 2018 Renault Duster Oroch looks familiar. This cabin is simple but still made of quality materials. It benefits from the extended wheelbase, so there is enough space inside. This truck can easily accommodate five adult passengers. As we already mentioned, there is a plenty of space at for payload as well. Speaking of styling, dashboard definitely looks familiar.

You can notice the same layout as on the original Dacia Duster, although some improvements are easy to notice. For example, plastic surfaces seem softer, while Renault’s steering wheel definitely fits better. The overall impression is really good, especially if you consider numerous optional features. Things like touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery etc. definitely build up convenience.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch side view

2018 Renault Duster Oroch engines

It is important to mention that 2018 Renault Duster Oroch comes from the Brazilian department. So, engine choice definitely math preferences of drivers from this part of the world. Though we can find this truck in some other parts of the world as well the focus in on South America. There are two gasoline engines in the offer.

The base engine features a displacement of 1.6 liters, with a max output of 110 horses and 110 pound-feet of torque. The optional 2.0-liter engine is good for about 143 horses and 146 pound-feet of torque. In both cases, you can choose between 5-speed and 6-speed gearboxes. Another important thing to mention is that drivers from this part of the world prefer ethanol fuel, so both engines are available in these variants too.

2018 Renault Duster Oroch rear view

2018 Renault Duster Oroch price

The 2018 Renault Duster Oroch’s biggest trump is definitely its low price. This truck is a perfect choice for all those who want to buy a low-budget truck with decent capabilities and comfortable cabin. Considering its quality, 20.000 dollars for the base model seems like a pretty good deal.

2019 Ford Atlas Price, Specs


Industry buzz is that Ford may also make a production version of some the concept vehicles shown earlier. If the rumors have some amount of truth, then the 2019 Ford Atlas concept pickup may make it to production sometimes in 2019. The company, however, is silent on the topic.

Ford is among the leaders in pickup truck segment and it competes with rivals like GM and FCA to woo the truck buyers in the US and other markets. Its F-150 lineup of light duty trucks and Super Duty series of heavy-duty pickup models are very popular. Over the years, Ford has also revamped the models in these ranges and also introduced new models. 2019 is going to be a crucial year for the segment.

2019 Ford Atlas

2019 Ford Atlas will have an Aluminum-intensive body

The Ford Atlas concept pickup was the first time introduced in the US back in 2013. It was like a preview of the F-series which was launched later by Ford. The newest model has attractive styling, all-aluminum body and aerodynamic build. Later many of its styling and architecture traits were actually incorporated into the F-150 lineup by the company.

The styling of the Ford Atlas pickup may have some similarities with the original concept model. However, this new model is definitely not a clone of the model that was shown some years back. Aluminum-intensive body and bed may be there. However, the grille and front fascia will be much more stylish. It may get fog lights and Led based headlamps. The truck will be available in few trims much like the Ford F-150 range. Some exterior color choices are likely to be offered.

2019 Ford Atlas Interior Details

The cabin will borrow design elements from the concept model again. It will get a spacious cabin with focus given to ergonomics and utility than sheer style. Of course, the cabin will have some cubicles and bins to store small items like gadgets and beverage bottles. There will be some upholstery choices as well.

Safety and Amenities

The upcoming 2019 Ford Atlas pickup truck will get a lot of advanced safety features. Apart from airbags, it will get radar and sensor-based features to keep the driver alert. Amenities like the premium sound system, special led ambient lighting and climate control comes standard.

2019 Ford Atlas interior

2019 Ford Atlas Engine Rumors

The engine of the 2019 Ford Atlas pickup is unknown. Chances are there Ford may use any of its new EcoBoost engines that are currently in F-150 lineup. Also, the turbo diesel engine may be there.

The engine will get a 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Towing capacity will be on apt with most pickup trucks. Fuel economy will be quite high.

2019 Ford Atlas rear

2019 Ford Atlas Price and Availability

The price and release date of the upcoming Ford Atlas pickup truck is not clear. However, its price should be a tad above the regular F-150 trims. It means that will be in the range of $30,000. The main competitors are Toyota Tundra and Chevy Silverado line.

Wrap Up

While the launch of 2019 Ford Atlas pickup truck is uncertain, the prospect is there. Ford needs to keep pricing balanced to make it a hit with target buyers.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is the new leader in the market


The pickup truck segment is where all the competition is, say automobile industry veterans. This is the trend in 2018 and 2019 will not be any different. With Ford unveiling the new F-150 lineup- arch rival GM cannot sit idle! In fact, FCA has unveiled the new RAM 1500 lineup. It is natural for GM to use the 2018 Detroit auto show to showcase its weapons. That is where the US car giant showcased the new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss model.

While the Chevy Silverado lineup received praise from most quarters, the new trims hogged more attention. The 2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss proved to be the show stealer.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss will be the top-selling model

The new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss edition is aimed at wooing the off-road centric users. The company showcased the model in a dramatic event ahead of the Detroit auto show by using a helicopter on Texas Motor Speedway. The Trail Boss is a rugged and gorgeous looking vehicle beyond any question.

The showcased vehicle had a bright red exterior hue and gloss black wheels. Rich Scheer- the Chevrolet truck design director said the Trail Boss is expected to be a top seller in the 2019 lineup.

The Trail Boss variant is not as aggressive and off-road ready as the iconic Ford F-150 but it will still compete easily with the likes of Ram 1500 Rebel. It has Goodyear all-terrain tires and rugged suspension to tackle rocky terrains. However, like other Chevy Silverado 1500 models, it is made of lightweight high strength steel and aluminum has been used sparingly in the body.

Given the fact GM criticized Ford a lot for using aluminum heavily in the new F-150 lineup- this move is logical. Still, the new Chevy Silverado 1500 is almost 450 pounds lighter if we comper it with a predecessor. GM also says the exterior design is 7 percent more aerodynamics- which will aid fuel economy.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Interior is rugged and sleek

The cabin of 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is rugged yet sleek looking. Overall, material quality is much better and stronger. The storage capacity has also got a boost and GM says the new truck offers more space for all passengers.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss edition will come with several safety features and plenty of modern amenities.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss interior

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Engine and Transmission

While Scheer admitted the Trail Boss is no Raptor that does not mean it can’t be used for tackling rough terrains. The new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss can be laden with a 6.2-liter V8 or a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine.

The 5.3-liter V8 is also available. The V8 units have Dynamic Fuel Management system. The top-notch 6.2-liter V8 is coming a with GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss rear

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Price and Debut

The pricing of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss will be around $46,000. However, the model 2018 Ford Raptor and Ram 1500 Rebel 2019 will be a cheaper choice. The expected release date is in late 2018.

Summing it up

The upcoming Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is an exciting pickup truck aimed at users heading to off roads often. With right pricing, it can woo target buyers easily.

2019 Nissan Titan Warrior, XD, Diesel


It looks like 2019 Nissan Titan is going to receive some minor updates. The Patrol-based truck is considered to be one of the best offers among full-size trucks. Its great performances, comfortable cabin, attractive design and excellent overall balance between price and quality are main reasons why this model is often the first choice for many customers. So far, there are two generations of this truck.

The original model came in 2003 and it was in production for full 12 years. The second generation finally came in 2015. With a whole palette of novelties, new Titan is now even better. Three years later, the company prepares first updates. Although still unconfirmed, it is pretty much for sure that the current diesel engine will be updated. Other novelties include things like more standard features, few color schemes etc. The 2019 Titan should arrive late in the year.

2019 nissan titan side view

2019 Nissan Titan should remain same design

Despite expected updates, overall design should remain the same. This model came three years ago. Considering that the original version was in production for 12 years, it seems a bit early for some bigger changes. The Patrol-based truck will continue in the same way when it comes to base design characteristics. Moreover, the styling will also remain pretty much the same. So, which novelties should we expect from 2019 Nissan Titan? Most likely, the biggest exterior change for this year-model will be few new color options. It is also possible to see new wheels design in the offer. Rest of the truck will remain the same.

2019 nissan titan rear view

2019 Nissan Titan interior design

On the inside, some minor tweaks are quite possible. Still, base cabin design will remain the same, just like it is the case with the exterior. The 2019 Nissan Titan will come with the same dashboard layout, while smaller tweaks on the instrument cluster and center console are possible. A trim level organization is going to stay unchanged too. There are total five trims in the offer.

Starting from the base S, models like SV, SL and Platinum Reserve gradually add more equipment. On the other side, Pro-4X trim is off-road oriented. So, you won’t just find a different list of standard features, but also various chassis and visual modifications. There are a new suspension and various visual details to emphasize its off-road character. For all these trim levels, there is also a whole bunch of optional packages and standalone features.

2019 nissan titan interior

2019 Nissan Titan engines

The 2019 Nissan Titan will continue with the same engine offer. There is a powertrain between gasoline and diesel variants. Of course, most drivers would prefer a 5.6-liter V8. This famous gasoline engine is in use for many years, in models like Nissan Patrol, Infiniti QX56/Q80 etc. It features a total output of 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque.

On the other side, there is a capable engine from Cummins. This unit has a displacement of 5.0 liters, while max power goes around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Latest reports suggest that the new version of this engine for 2019 Nissan Titan will come with a big torque boost, to full 600 pound-feet of torque. Transmission remains the same. Gasoline engine comes with a 7-speed, while diesel engine uses a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

2019 nissan titan front view

2019 Nissan Titan release date and price

Despite potential changes, 2019 Nissan Titan will probably come in usual time, late in the year. Price will also remain the same. Base models will go around 33.000 dollars. Competition in the segment is tough. This segment is dominated by American models F-150, Ram 1500 and Silverado, but there are also excellent trucks like Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra.

2019 Mazda BT-50 coming without bigger changes


The next generation of this popular truck is coming in about two years, so it’s easy to conclude that the 2019 Mazda BT-50 will come without bigger changes. The current model is in the second generation, which is present since 2011. While the current generation shares design characteristics with Ford Ranger, the next generation will come based on Isuzu D-Max.

So, expect a significantly different design. Still, the new model won’t come so soon, so 2019 BT-50 is coming without bigger changes. A 2015-year model came with some nice updates, so it is hard to expect bigger changes for the next year. Expect to see a familiar design, recognizable styling and same engines under the hood. Since there won’t be bigger changes, expect its arrival in usual time, somewhere late in the year.

2019 mazda bt-50

2019 Mazda BT-50 comes without changes

Since this will probably be the last production model of the current generation, it seems unlikely to seem bigger changes. The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue in the same way, featuring familiar design characteristics. It came in 2011, but we have seen a mid-cycle update three years ago. For that occasion, the company came with several novelties. There were some new styling details, as well as new standard equipment.

The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue with pretty much the same specs. Still, few new standard features are possible. This model already comes with a lot of equipment, but there is always space for something new. According to some reports, the new model could finally come with parking sensors as a part of standard equipment. Speaking of safety, some of the notable standard features are systems like hill-descent control and a hill-launch assist, trailer-sway control and a locking rear differential.

2019 mazda bt-50 interior

2019 Mazda BT-50 engines also unchanged

Things under the hood are also going to remain unchanged. The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue with the same two engines in the offer. On the most of markets, base models feature a smaller 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is good for about 150 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.

Still, the real deal comes with a larger 3.2-liter five-cylinder unit. This engine offers far more power, around 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power will give you excellent performances, both on and off the road. Good acceleration and smooth ride are some of the characteristics of this engine. Fuel consumption is also on a pretty decent level. In a combined drive, this truck should be able to return around 23 miles per gallon.

2019 mazda bt-50 engine

When it comes to the transmission, there is a choice between six-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearbox.

2019 Mazda BT-50 release date and price

The 2019 Mazda BT-50 is coming without bigger changes, so expect its arrival in usual time, somewhere late in the year. Price will also remain the same. Base models will go around 25.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are many good mid-size trucks around, like Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, Isuzu D-Max etc.

2019 mazda bt-50 front view

Next-generation Mazda BT-50 to feature Isuzu’s design

It’s no secret that next-generation Mazda BT-50 is coming in about two years. Still, the interesting thing about the new model is that is won’t be based on Ranger anymore. Mazda now turns to Isuzu. So, next generation of this truck will have much in common with the new D-Max. Moreover, these two models will be the same, practically. Isuzu will sell to Mazda a complete model, so everything except the badge will be identical. Moreover, these two trucks will be produced in the same Isuzu’s assembly, probably in Malaysia. Expect arrival of these two models somewhere in 2020.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is in Final Testing Stage


With the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup showcased with pomp and much fanfare at the recent Detroit Auto Show, GM is all set to unveil the stablemate aka 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The Sierra and Silverado lineup of light-duty trucks are among most popular GM trucks and they pose a steep challenge to the Ram 1500 lineup of FCA and F-150 range from Ford.

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is being readied for final release and test models have been caught tensing. The spy shots which are now available online give a clear indication of the design changes.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 interior

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Redesign

While the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 lineup will feature rugged and stylish exterior. It will not be a carbon copy of the new Silverado 1500 lineup for sure. The spy shots indicate the truck will have a distinctive front fascia- to begin with. The design of headlamps and fog lights will also be distinctive.

The grille design will vary based on the trim. Its wheel arches are also designed separately than the Chevy Silverado. At the back, some changes are evident. The new GMC Sierra 1500 features larger tail lamps. Since the new Silverado 1500 is more lightweight- the same may be the case with the upcoming GMC Sierra 1500 lineup. It may also be made with a blend of lightweight and durable steel and aluminum.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior

The In-cabin changes are yet to be known. However, just like the stalemate, the GMC Sierra 1500 may feature more upscale materials. The top Denali trim, will get maximum oomph in the cabin and outside as it is natural.

Safety Technologies

Like the 2018 lineup, the new GMC Sierra 1500 range will be laden with enough safety technologies and driver assist technologies. The trucks will also be laden with enough amenities- with Denali trim packing in all bells and whistles. The trucks will get a new version of GM IntellLink infotainment setup. Some packages may also be offered.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 engine

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options

The details of engines in the upcoming GMC Sierra 1500 are unclear. However, the mechanical twin of Silverado 1500 may just get its engines too! Also, the new 6.2-liter and 5.3-liter may be again there.

The output of the predecessor has been 355 horsepower for the 5.3-liter V8 engine and 420 horsepower for the 6,2 liter. However, a new 3.0-liter diesel unit may also sit under the hood- based on trim chosen.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity and Transmission

The towing capacity may get a boost for 2019. The previous model has maximum 12.000 lbs towing capacity. The engines will have a new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox and a Dynamic Fuel Management setup.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 rear

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Debut and Price

The official launch date is March 1, 2018, but the sale of new GMC Sierra 1500 range may begin in late 2018. The range may get a modest price hike if we compare it with the predecessor. However, we expect the price to be in the range from $31.000 to 70.000.

Wrap Up

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a nice range of light-duty pickup truck. The design changes are nice and the engines will be reduced for better fuel economy and overall performance. The pricing is not clear but the 2019 range may get slightly higher price tags. However, there is no denying the truck will pose a stiff challenge to the traditional rivals in this segment. The model will compete with Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan Crew Cab.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Coming with a 210-horsepower Diesel Engine


US car giant Ford is busy revamping its pickup truck lineup. After taking wraps off the new F-150 light-duty truck range, the company also gave a glimpse of revamped 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor model.

The midsized pickup is aimed squarely at off-road centric users. The test models appear with camouflage several times and finally, the model was unveiled by Ford.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Rugged and Stylish Look

The new model 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor does look rugged and stylish. Its flared fenders, larger wheels and tires and a blocky “FORD” grille lend it a decidedly macho appeal. The ground clearance is 11.1 inches and its body is both taller and wider than regular variant. The first look may remind you of the F-150 Raptor.

The truck also gets steel underbody skid plate, BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, 17-inch alloy wheels, independent front suspension, and Fox Racing shocks to handle rough roads with aplomb. Even the cabin is stylish and the materials used are pretty upscale. The magnesium shift paddles bolstered seats and trim scream quality.

2019 Ford Ranger Safety and Amenities

The details of safety features and amenities in the new Ford Ranger Raptor have not been announced. However, these will be on par with regular Ranger version. You will also get the updated Sync 3 infotainment setup with touch display unit.

As for safety, airbags, traction control and lane keep assisting are there along with blind spot monitor. Ford may also offer some customization or packages for the model.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor interior

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Twin-Turbocharged Under the Hood

The USP of the new Ford Ranger Raptor is its powertrain- beyond any doubt. The engine under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel unit. It coming with a 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

The output is 210 HP. This is way below the F-150 Raptor’s output of 450 HP. But it stacks up well against archrival Chevy Colorado.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Towing Capacity

The truck also gets laden with unique Terrain Management System with modes like Baja, Rock, Sand/Mud, Snow, Sport and normal. The towing capacity is approx 5512 pounds. Besides, the Raptor gets a unique new suspension.

The possibility of Ford launching the truck in the USA is uncertain. However, the company sources say if the model makes it to the US market it will not have the diesel engine and different powertrain will be. Ford is of the view the Raptor buyers will not look for a workhorse. For that, the regular model of Ranger is there with 7700 pounds towing capacity.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor rear

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Price and Release Date

The pricing of new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is not known. However, it is likely to be around above $40.000 much like Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevy Colorado ZR2. The release date could be in late 2018.

Summing it up

The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is an exciting truck in midsized pickup segment and it is aimed to win the off-roading lovers. The styling is superb, the cabin is spacious and powertrain is quite capable.

The US version will get new engine though details are not known yet. Ford should price the truck with care as competition is fierce.