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2019 GMC Sierra Spy Photos

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The pickup truck segment is witnessing massive growth in recent times. 2018 is going to be an important year for this segment, say the industry veterans and 2019 may not be too different either. GM is a big player in this sector and it has already started unveiling its new offerings for 2018 and 2019. Close on its heels, the company is going to unveil the newest model 2019 GMC Sierra. However, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 was also unveiled recently amidst much fanfare and excitement.

The new model has been spotted testing and truck managed to garner enough attention on the road. Along with regular trims, the luxury-oriented Sierra Denali trim will also be unveiled shortly.

2019 GMC Sierra front view

2019 GMC Sierra will bring a number of changes

The 2019 GMC Sierra range is expected to bring a number of changes including revised exterior styling, new powertrain choices and enhanced amenities. The spy shots of the upcoming 2019 Sierra 1500 have been posted on the web. The spy shots give a clear indication of styling changes the layer of padding notwithstanding.

The new truck is made on GM’s T1 platform and features high-strength steel body which enhances ruggedness while reducing overall body weight to an extent. The new Sierra has enhanced wheelbase and increased overall length. It gets new front fascia, redesigned grille, new fog lights and Led lamps.

2019 GMC Sierra Interior Changes

The cabin of upcoming GMC Sierra will also sport several changes and the possibility of each trim coming with the upscale cabin is there. It will not be a replica of the newly Chevy Silverado by any means. It will have more in cabin-storage bins and cubicles. The features that will possess are 10-way power driver and front passenger seats, heated driver and front passenger seats, OnStar 4G LTE, rear 60/40 folding bench, 6-gauge cluster featuring speedometer, dual-zone automatic climate control and many other.

Safety and Technologies

The 2019 GMC Sierra lineup is going have new safety technologies. It will also get many amenities and the Denali trim will offer maximum in both departments. The few packages may be options as well. The new edition of GM IntellilInk setup will be also there.

There are also standard features like stability control system, Airbags, Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Rear Vision Camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and traction control.

2019 GMC Sierra side view

2019 GMC Sierra Engine Specs

The details of powertrain used in the 2019 GMC Sierra are yet a mystery. However, like the architecture underneath some engines may be the same as in Silverado 1500. The V8 engines will be very strong and durable. However, the top trims may come with a powerful Duramax turbo diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.

Also, we expect two engine choices at launch the 5.3 and 6.2 liters. For the fuel economy, the company said that this model will be very economical. It also revealed the newest fuel economy tech feature called Dynamic Fuel Management that will be installed on the upcoming model.

However, all engines are coming with new ten-speed automatic transmission setup. The towing capacity may be better for 2019 models. The current model is a class-leading and can tow 11,100 pounds.

2019 GMC Sierra Hybrid model

The buzz is that GM may also launch mild hybrid setup in the 2019 Sierra, though nothing is certain. This may be an attempt to outshine a similar setup offered in the RAM 1500 lineup. Some source said that will get the mighty electric motor and great battery autonomy.

2019 GMC Sierra rear view

2019 GMC Sierra Price and Availability

The 2019 GMC Sierra lineup will debut in March’s first week as per the updates. The pricing may get a boost if we look to the 2018 lineup. The Denali model will be able to reach a price tag of $55,000.

Summing it up

The upcoming 2019 GMC Sierra lineup seems exciting. The new styling is enticing and the cabin will also sport many changes. The company should price the range reasonably to take on the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 series.

2019 Jeep Scrambler Pickup, MSRP, Diesel

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After years of speculating, we finally know some precise details about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. After decades of waiting, Jeep will once again have a pickup truck in the lineup. We have been hearing rumors about the new Wrangler-based truck for years and there is finally reliable information about it. Just like it was expected, the new model will be heavily based on the iconic SUV.

2019 Jeep Scrambler front view

The legendary Wrangle came completely new just recently, and the new truck will feature plenty of same design characteristics. Expect to see same design language, but some mechanical tweaks as well. The new truck will come with a longer wheelbase compared to Wrangler, while the engine lineup should remain the same. Although there were many suggestions about new model’s name, it is now pretty certain that the company is going to use a familiar nameplate, so it will come as 2019 Scrambler.

2019 Jeep Scrambler design

Speaking of base design characteristics, we are expecting to see a close relationship with the new Wrangler. The iconic SUV comes completely redesigned for this year. There are many new design solutions, including a new platform, styling, interior design etc. The new 2019 Jeep Scrambler will mimic the new SUV in most of the aspects. First of all, there is a new platform. The architecture will be in use for this truck as well. Still, there are some modifications to be made.

The new truck should feature a longer wheelbase, compared to Wrangler. The reason is simple since there is a need for both comfortable cabin and large bed. Speaking of the cabin, expect to see some kind of a double-cab design, with two rows of seats and capacity of 5 adult passengers.

2019 Jeep Scrambler spy pics

2019 Jeep Scrambler styling and interior design

Just like we mentioned, the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will mimic the new Wrangler as much as possible. Besides almost identical mechanics, we are also about to see pretty much the same styling, at least from the front. We are about to see a classic Wrangler look, with all those new details that came on the new-generation model. Some of the notable novelties are new fender-mounted turn signals and LED headlights, fold-down windshield design etc. The 2019 Jeep Scrambler will closely resemble the new SUV from other angles as well. Considering all this, we can say that this would be some kind of a Wrangler plus bed vehicle.

On the inside, expect completely the same cabin design. Although the new truck is yet to be presented, we are pretty sure that it will feature the same interior design as Wrangler. This also includes the dashboard, which should be almost identical.

2019 Jeep Scrambler interior

2019 Jeep Scrambler engines

Just like in other aspects, 2019 Jeep Scrambler will share same characteristics with Wrangler in terms of powertrain as well. There are two gasoline engines ready for the new truck.

Base models will feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine, which comes pretty unchanged from the previous-gen Wrangler. It features a max output of 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and comes with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.

The optional 2.0-liter engine is far more efficient, since it offers a similar amount of power, despite its significantly smaller displacement. Thanks to the mild hybrid system which provides additional torque, this engine delivers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, we expect to see a diesel engine in the offer. It should be a familiar 3.0-liter unit with 260 horses and 445 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Jeep Scrambler spy shots

2019 Jeep Scrambler release date

Latest reports suggest that the production of a new model will start early in the next year.

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT Changes, Rumors

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It is not uncommon for some car brands to bring back popular models of yesteryears. This can happen in any niche in the automobile industry and pickup trucks can also be re-launched after a gap in production. Cadillac the luxury wing of GM may also do the same in 2019 as per the industry buzz. While nothing is certain at this point, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT a luxury sports utility truck can actually happen in near future.

This model is first time present in late 2002. Noted for its special pickup bed, it was deployed in the award-winning movie Matrix Reloaded. GM wanted it to rival the Lincoln Blackwood which was actually a luxurious version of the Ford F-150. Made originally in México the Escalade EXT was withdrawn after 2013.

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT side

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT Expectations

GM has not hinted at the possibility of re-launching the once popular 2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT. However, industry experts think the chance is there given the fact arch-rival Ford is launching a number of new models in 2019.

The truck is likely to sport a new exterior styling. You can expect a few Cadillac design traits including sleek headlamps and a massive grille. The truck may get a long bed and exterior may be laden with chrome accents. We also expect few new trim options.

2019 Cadillac Escalade Cabin Design

Not much is clear about the design of the cabin of Escalade EXT utility truck. However, like all Cadillac vehicles it will be lavish and made with top-notch materials. You can expect the seats to come with slick leather and a few customization choices may be also there.

The cabin will be relatively noise-free owing to liberal usage of noise insulating materials. The dashboard will be quite sleek and ergonomic.

Safety and Amenities

Like other vehicles by Cadillac, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT is coming with enough safety features. The advanced radar-based and sensor-guided features may also be offered. Some amenities will comes with options. A robust infotainment setup will be present in it.

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT interior view

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT Powertrain Setup

The engine of the upcoming 2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT is unknown. However, GM will definitely use a powerful engine possibly a turbo diesel or V8 unit under the hood.

The towing capacity will be good and fuel economy will also be decent. While there is no certainty, the truck may also get a hybrid engine. However, this pickup truck is now mean for off-roading.

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT rear

2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT Availability and Cost

There is no news on the possible release date and cost of the upcoming 2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT. However, the truck may debut in mid-2019. The base price may begin from $35,000. This is the price for the base one model. The higher trims will cost more.

Summing it up

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade EXT sport luxury truck is at speculation stage. The confirmation of its launch is not there too. However, the scope for a re-launch cannot be dismissed totally. GM will need to price the vehicle right and a powerful engine must be to match user requirements.

2019 Toyota Hilux USA, Philippines, Price

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The iconic truck will come without bigger changes, according to the latest reports. The 2019 Toyota Hilux is going to adopt all those changes that we’ve seen on the recently updated model but probably won’t add anything more important.

History of this legendary model started five decades ago, in 1968. So far, we have seen so many versions of it. There are total eight generations of it so far. The current model is present since 2015 and it received an update last year, as we already mentioned. Considering all this, it is hard to expect some bigger changes for the next year.

2019 Toyota Hilux front view

The current model features a whole bunch of new details and 2019 Hilux will continue in the same manner. Once again, we are going to see an exceptional truck, with excellent capabilities and attractive and comfortable design. Expect its arrival late in the year.

2019 Toyota Hilux without bigger changes

Just like we mentioned, it is hard to expect bigger changes only one year after the update. We saw numerous changes last November. There are many new visual details, especially at the front. The 2019 Toyota Hilux will continue in the same way, adopting a new front bumper with LED fog lights from the 2020 Tacoma Diesel model. There are few other changes, but these are most important. In all other aspects, this extraordinary truck remains the same. With its unmatchable capabilities, it will definitely continue to carry its ultimate-truck reputation. With its excellent chassis, it is capable of going through all terrains and all weather conditions as well. Still, we could see smaller tweaks for the next year. The 2019 Toyota Hilux could get a few new color options, as well as some new interior color schemes.

2019 Toyota Hilux side view

2019 Toyota Hilux interior design

The 2018-year model received some interior novelties too. Still, those weren’t so significant. There are few tweaks on the dashboard, while the rest of novelties are about new standard equipment. Considering all this, it is hard to expect something more for the next year. The 2019 Toyota Hilux will continue in the same way, featuring same cabin design. Lists of standard features should also remain pretty much the same, although some smaller revisions are possible. You should consider that this legend is present across the globe, so equipment organization could vary from market to another. Still, in most of the countries, it comes in three trim levels. Those are Active, Icon and Invincible. Each comes with a unique list of standard features and aims for different types of drivers.

2019 Toyota Hilux interior

2019 Toyota Hilux engines

Once again, this truck is available all around the world. So, it’s no wonder that there is an extremely wide powertrain offer. Combining all versions from different markets, there are total nine different engines that company puts under the hood of this truck. Still, some of the engines are more common and used in almost all countries.

For example, there is a 2.4-liter diesel unit with 155 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, many drivers prefer older 3.0-liter V6 which delivers 163 horses. Few excellent gasoline engines are in the offer as well. One of them is a 2.7-liter unit with 160 horses and 181 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, there is a famous 4.0-liter V6, with a max output of 235 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choice could vary, depending on the engine.

2019 Toyota Hilux rear view

2019 Toyota Hilux release date and price

The 2019 Toyota Hilux should come by the end of the year. Price should remain unchanged. Base models will go around 30.000 dollars. Although a class-leader, this truck has several rivals. Some of them are Nissan Navara, Chevy Colorado, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50 and others.

2019 Ford F-250 Changes, Specs

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The upcoming 2019 Ford F-250 is the new entrant in pickup truck category and is sure to impress customers. Light duty pickup trucks are high in demands in the market. Ford has excelled in creating the best of pickup trucks both light duty and super duty for the last 20 years.

Currently, Ford’s F-series super duty models are doing excellently well in the USA. This is the reason that this design language is being followed religiously in the upcoming models of super duty trucks.

2019 Ford F-250 front

2019 Ford F-250 Will get a new Chassis

When compared to the older model, the new 2019 Ford F-250 will come with some changes and alterations. Aluminum is used extensively in the building of the new chassis.

This not only makes the body lightweight but also makes the body strong and durable. Take a look at the front fascia of the pickup truck and you can gauge the aggressiveness associated with the same. All the changes that have been made in the truck are done with the sole purpose of boosting performance.

The front bumper of the vehicle is in chrome and a chrome trim piece can be also seen on the tailgate. The grille design of the pickup truck is unique with the three-bar design. The super duty emblem is strategically on the hood of the truck, right above the front grille.

The headlights and the fog lights are plain and simple with no special designing. All the lights run on LED technology. However, the air vents are slightly larger and are placed under the chrome bumper. This model will be available in six trims trim levels: XL, STX, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

2019 Ford F-250 Interior

Customers can choose from 4 standard seats or 3 additional seats. There is more room inside the truck that makes traveling comfortably. The dashboard is coming with soft and fine touch materials.

The furniture has a leather covering, which makes the interiors stylish and deluxe. Other interior features in 2019 Ford F-250 include manual climate control, infotainment system, Sync entertainment, SiriusXM radio, audio jack, navigation system etc.

Safety Details and Tech

The upcoming 2019 Ford F-250 comes with highly updated safety and security features. Some prominent ones include a rearview camera, cruise control, remote start, reverse sensing, lane departure alert, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, and Trailer Sway Control etc.

2019 Ford F-250 interior

2019 Ford F-250 Engine Details

The model 2019 Ford F-250 will come with two engine variants – one petrol and one diesel variant. The petrol variant runs on a 6.2 liter Fuel Flex V-8 drivetrain. This engine has the capacity of churning out 385 HP of energy and 430 lbs-feet of torque.

The diesel engine is a 6.7 liter Power Stroke V-8 variant. This engine has the capacity of producing 440 HP of energy and 900 lbs-feet of torque. Both the engines will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, there is also the option of 6-rate transmission in the pickup truck.

2019 Ford F-250 rear

2019 Ford F-250 Pricing and Availability

Prices for the new Ford F-250 will vary depending on the trim. The entry level prices will begin at around $33,800 and increase with higher trims. However, the highest trim might have price going up to $70,000 – $85,000.

Though fixed dates for release of 2019 Ford F-250 have not yet been declared, it is estimated that the vehicle will be available by the end of 2018.

Summing it up

On the whole, this super duty pickup truck by Ford will pose stiff competition to other vehicles in this category. It will offer solid value for the money to buyers.

2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Review, Price

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.