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Tesla Pickup Truck Concept version could come pretty soon

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It looks like Tesla Pickup Truck Concept is next model in the line. The ambitious electric carmaker from California plans to overtake complete car market in the U.S. and trucks are definitely one of the most important segments. The share of these vehicles on the market is critical, so there is no surprise that Tesla prepares its own model for this occasion.

According to latest reports, a concept version could come pretty soon. This model is next in the line, so it should come right after the new Model Y crossovers. We are pretty sure that something is already cooking in the company’s kitchen so this concept could be present already by the end of this year. So far, we don’t know exact details but it seems that the new Pickup Truck Concept will be a full-size truck. This will be definitely the most challenging segment for Tesla so far.

Tesla Pickup Truck Concept review

Tesla Pickup Truck Concept design is still unknown

It is hard to even to imagine at the moment how the new Tesla Pickup Truck Concept will look like. We didn’t manage to get any more specific details of the new truck. So, we will rely on rumors and make some of our own prediction. First of all, it is almost for sure that the new truck will enter the most competitive segment, the class of full-size trucks. In this segment, Raptor/Silverado/Ram trio dominates for decades and that will stay for a long time for sure.

So, what will Tesla Pickup Truck Concept have to offer? Most likely, this truck will ride on a unibody architecture, which could be a big deficiency compared to conventional trucks. On the other side, an electric powertrain will bring many benefits for sure. Some reports suggest the new truck be even bigger than these three models, which is actually hard to believe.

Tesla Pickup Truck concept rear view

Tesla Pickup Truck Concept powertrain

Once again, we will rely on speculations. It seems pretty natural for Tesla Pickup Truck Concept to use the same powertrain as Model X. To remind you, this crossover uses a pair of 260-hp electric motors, one for each axle, which is more than enough for great performances. Still, there is even a hi-performance version, where the rear electric motor delivers 503 horsepower, while the front motor remains the same. So, we could expect something similar in the Tesla Pickup Truck Concept.

Batteries

Speaking of batteries, we are pretty sure that the production version will come with multiple options. Expect even some extra-long range version, capable to make over 250 miles on a single charge.

Tesla Pickup Truck concept review

Tesla Pickup Truck Concept performances

We are still not aware how capable Tesla Pickup Truck Concept will be. Plenty of power is definitely a great benefit. Additional torque is crucial for towing. On the other side, there are few potential deficiencies. First of all, electric vehicles demand a big storage for the battery. In this case, the battery will be most likely positioned behind the cab. This automatically means a smaller bed, so new truck could be in a range with smaller models like Colorado when it comes to payload capacity. Also, it is important to mention that the new model should feature a unibody architecture. This is also critical when it comes to overall performances, since traditional body-on-frame platform, which suits much better for this occasion.

Tesla Pickup Truck Concept release date

As we mentioned, this model should come right after the new mid-size crossover Model Y. So, we could expect to see the Tesla Pickup Truck Concept maybe already this year. In any case, a production version of this truck is almost certain.

​​2018 Chevrolet S10 will be getting the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

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The newest 2018 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck is just around the corner. It was from 1994-2004 that the second generation of Chevrolet S10 came into the market.

All the special models of Chevrolet S10 were discontinued strangely and these included the Typhoon, the Cyclone and Sonoma GT. Various kinds of changes are done to the vehicle.

​​2018 Chevrolet S10 front

Changes in Interior and Exterior from Years

In the year 1998, changes came in the interior, exterior, 2.2liter I4 engine and brakes and these aspects were refreshed. Along with these came a ‘next-generation’ supplemental restraint system, which included a passenger-side airbag. In 1999 for the 4WD Blazers, “Auto-Trac”, all-wheel drive became an option.

The “Xtreme” package came in place of the SS package. In 2001, there was the addition of Crew cab option and this became available in ‘automatic transmission’ and 4WD transmission only. In the 2004 model year, there was also discontinuation of the extended cab and regular models; the only model that was retained was the crew cab model.

For complying with Clean Air Act, all the Chevrolet S10 vehicles in the 2nd generation, which had air conditioning started using CFC-free R134a refrigerant. However, strangely there were no airbags in the second generation Chevrolet S10. This might be temporarily done for economizing the new body styles.

It might also be done for phasing out the steering wheel designs, which did not have the capacity of accommodating airbags. However, in the initial designing of the 2018 Chevrolet S10, there were provisions for airbag capability.

2018 Chevrolet S10 Features

When compared the new one model 2018 Chevrolet S10 to the first generation, the majority of the chassis components were the same in the second generation. These include the leaf springs, steering knuckles and the differential assembly. However, there were great enhancements in the axles and suspensions.

The utility models of the pickup truck (Jimmy, Blazer and Bravada) had thicker front and rear sway bars. Usually, for the 2WD trucks, there was the use of the 8.5-inch rear end when it came in combination with both manual transmission and a huge 4.3 liter (262cu in) V6 engine. For 4WD trucks, the option came with either transmission. It was in the same year as the ZR2 Offroad Package debut.

In 1995, some more changes come with Chevrolet S10. There was the addition of airbags on the driver’s side. Another interesting enhancement in the pickup truck took place in the form of daytime running lights.

The next year in 1996, there was a refreshing touch to the 4.3-liter engine. Not only this, a third door in the rear side of the truck was added to the extended cab models. These models also came with sport-side bed option. These configurations continued for few years when again in 1998, some other changes came in the second generation of Chevrolet S10.

​​2018 Chevrolet S10 interior

2018 Chevrolet S10 Engine Specifications

The engine changes that were brought in the 2nd generation of Chevrolet S10 were quite impressive. There were enhancement and improvement in the 4.3 liters Vortec V6 engine. Another engine was added to the line of vehicles in the form of new 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine.

However, the new model 2018 Chevrolet S10 will have under the hood a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Also, there is a info that is coming with the 6-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Chevrolet S10 rear

2018 Chevrolet S10 Release Date and Price

It is expected that the third generation of Chevrolet S10 will be available this year and will be known as 2018 Chevrolet S10. The price of the 2018 Chevrolet S10 is still unknown.

2019 GMC Canyon Redesign, Changes

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Leading US car maker GM is busy sprucing up vehicle portfolio for 2019 and as a result – the pickup truck lineups sold by the company are also getting revamped. The 2019 GMC Canyon is also getting a makeover for 2019 along with its stable cousin Chevy Colorado.

The upcoming model Canyon will soon be unveiled and industry experts say it will come with fresh exterior styling, cabin modifications and powertrain tweaks. Some technological changes may be offered in the 2019 lineup.

2019 GMC Canyon front

2019 GMC Canyon Trims and Features

The 2019 GMC Canyon is sold in 6 trims – SL, SLE, base, SLT, All Terrain, and Denali. The exterior colors offered are Cardinal red, Summit white, Onyx black, satin steel metallic etc. The upcoming version will get some changes in the front fascia. So, you may expect a new grille and redesigned lamps at front and rear side.

The Denali trim will get a chrome plated grille with different design and plenty of chrome accents on the exterior. There can be some packages like the Nightfall Edition and All-terrain X- to suit needs of various types of customers. Overall, the look is somewhat like a scaled-down version of GMC Sierra but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The 2019 Canyon will be also coming in crew-cab and extended cab configurations. Two-bed types will be there too.

2019 GMC Canyon Interior

The cabin of 2019 GMC Canyon is likely to receive some changes-much like the new Colorado lineup. The Denali trim will have absolutely luxurious materials- including leather upholstery and some customization choices would be there too. However, the interior will be sold in few colors options Cocoa/Dune, Jet Black, Jet Black/Cobalt Red and Jet Black/Dark Ash.

Safety Features

Like most of the new trucks from the stable of GM, the GMC Canyon is laden with enough safety technologies. The top Denali trim is coming with all bells and whistles-in amenities as well. All trims get airbags, rollover mitigation tech, electronic stability control, rear-vision camera, hill-start assist, trailer sway control and a rear-vision camera. The new Teen driver tech is also standard on all trims. Denali trim gets Lane Departure Warning and also a Forward Collision Alert.

All trims get a 7 or 8-inch display with a touch input to control the GM Intelllink setup. The infotainment is sleek and advanced. Also, it supports Bluetooth and GPS.

2019 GMC Canyon interior

2019 GMC Canyon Engine Options

The upcoming GMC Canyon is laden with powerful engines-all taken from the earlier model. The four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine makes 200 horsepower and it comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Those seeking more power should definitely go for the 3.6-liter V6 and it is standard from the SLT trim upwards. It delivers an output of 308 HP. Also, it gets an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

2019 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity

The engine that is offered as an option in SLE trim and other trims upwards comes with 2.8-liter turbo diesel generates 286 HP. With this engine, one can get the maximum towing capacity of 7700 pounds.

2019 GMC Canyon side

2019 GMC Canyon Fuel Economy

In this section, the first one engine with 2,5 liter will provide fuel economy in city/highway of 19/26 mpg (2WD, manual), 20/26 mpg (2WD, automatic). However, this model will also have AWD option and will give 19/24 mpg for it.

The next one is the 3,6-liter engine, this one will have for the (2WD) system 18/25 mpg and 17/24 mpg (4WD). The last one model 2.8-liter turbodiesel comes also with (2WD) and (4WD) systems that provide 22/30 mpg and 20/28 mpg.

2019 GMC Canyon Price and Availability

The expected base price of 2019 GMC Canyon is approx $22.000. The truck will debut in mid-2018.

Summing it up

Overall, the newest GMC Canyon is a super midsized truck with enhanced styling and powerful engine. It offers target buyers plenty of choices to pick from too.

2019 Isuzu D-Max come without bigger changes

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The renowned Japanese manufacturer prepares a new generation of the excellent mid-size truck. Still, latest reports suggest it won’t be ready for the next year, which is a clear indicator that 2019 Isuzu D-Max is going to come without bigger changes.

To remind you, the current model is in the second generation. It is present since 2012, but we must say that there were few updates so far. A facelift was three years ago. Still, the current model looks fresh enough, so this waiting for the next generation won’t be a problem at all. Moreover, with its amazing capabilities and even more impressive fuel economy, this model is still one of the best trucks in the class. Considering all this, we are pretty sure that the 2019 Isuzu D-Max will come without bigger changes, featuring same engines and overall design. Still, some new standard features are possible.

2019 Isuzu D-max

2019 Isuzu D-Max design without bigger changes

Just like we mentioned, this could be a final year of production for the second-generation D-Max. Manufacturers usually don’t offer bigger changes right before the redesign and this shouldn’t be an exception. The 2019 Isuzu D-Max will continue in the same way. This excellent truck is known for its relation with Chevy Colorado. Moreover, these two trucks share the architecture. Still, each model comes with its own styling. This one looks very attractive, despite its age. Also, we have seen few updates so far.

 

The bigger one, a real mid-cycle update was done in 2015. For that occasion, we have seen various improvements, especially in terms of styling. So, don’t expect more visual changes for the current generation. Another update came last year when we saw plenty of new standard features. Many of these were in terms of safety, so 2019 D-Max will be among class-leaders in this segment.

2019 Isuzu D-max side view

2019 Isuzu D-Max several engines options

In this aspect, 2019 Isuzu D-Max will continue without changes. This truck is available around the globe, so it is no wonder that there are several powertrain choices. The most common is definitely a 3.0-liter diesel unit. This engine is in the offer in most countries of the world. It is characterized not only by great power but excellent fuel economy as well. A total output goes around 180 horsepower.

In Europe, there’s a new 1.9-liter twin-turbo diesel engine, which is good for about 165 horses. On some markets, there’s a capable 2.5-liter with around 135 horses in the offer as well.

2019 Isuzu D-max engine

Finally, there is a gasoline engine in the offer, which is available in some countries of South America. This version features a 2.4-liter engine, which is good for 125 horses and 155 pound-feet of torque. Pretty much all engines could be paired with either manual or automatic transmission.

2019 Isuzu D-Max release date and price

Since there will be no changes, 2019 Isuzu D-Max will come late in the year. We don’t expect changes in price either, so base models should be available at 22.000 dollars, roughly. A list of competitors will also remain unchanged, with models like Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Hilux etc.

2019 Isuzu D-max interior

Isuzu D-Max next-generation model

As we already mentioned, the company works on the next-generation model, which will most likely come as a 2020-year model. Also, it is important to mention that the new Mazda BT-50 will be based on a new version of this truck. Moreover, latest reports suggest that the new BT-50 will be pretty much a re-badged version of the new D-Max. It will feature completely the same chassis, body, and engines. Expect also a completely identical styling and interior design. These two trucks will be coming out from the same Isuzu’s assembly in Thailand.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Review

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We’ve been waiting for Hyundai’s first truck for several years and it looks like it is finally going to come as 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup. The market for small trucks lives again. Just in last few years, sales of these vehicles raised that much that pretty much every bigger carmaker is currently considering to include a vehicle of this type in its lineup. There are famous models like Colorado and Ranger, which comes back to the North American market after several years, as well as many other models. Considering that more than a half of vehicles sold in North America go on trucks, this Hyundai’s move was expected.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

Still, the new 2019 Santa Cruz Pickup will come with few interesting details. First of all, it will follow Honda’s design philosophy when it comes to the platform. Additionally, we are about to see a diesel engine in the offer.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup platform

This will be something completely new from the Korean giant. For the first time, this manufacturer will offer a pickup truck. Company’s management has finally realized what huge potential this kind of vehicle has. So, after few years of development, the new model is finally ready for the launch. According to latest reports, a completely new pickup truck is ready for launch, which should happen in the second half of the year. This new model will have a lot to offer. Unlike most of the trucks, it won’t ride on the classic truck-ish platform. It will use the same unibody architecture as Tucson. Although unusual design solution, this isn’t something completely new. We have already seen this design in the famous Honda Ridgeline, which is currently in the second generation. Still, Hyundai will have some new things to offer.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup side view

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup perfect balance

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup will be a pickup truck that will offer a perfect balance between comfort and utility. As we mentioned, this model won’t feature body-on-frame platform, but modern unibody chassis. This means new truck from Korea is going to be a direct rival to the excellent Honda Ridgeline. The new model will be based on Tucson crossover. The means same mechanics, as well as a design language.

Body style

Speaking of the body style, we know for sure that some kind of a double-cab configuration is going to come. Two rows of seats, four doors – that’s the shortest description of the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup. The general idea is to provide a highly versatile pickup. A car-like will provide much better comfort and driving characteristics, compared to the classic truck. On the other side, expect a little bit lower performances when it comes to utility.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup rear view

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup engine

This is definitely one of the most interesting aspects of the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup. We all know that large heavy-duty trucks often use a diesel engine for better towing capacity. Still, this isn’t a common thing when it comes to mid-size and compact pickups. In this aspect, the new truck from Hyundai will be unconventional. Even it North America, this model will feature a diesel engine in the base offer. The company develops a new oil-burner which should be the main engine for the new premium Genesis model, in Europe. So, some inline-four with turbo and displacement of 2 liters will find its place under the hood of 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup as well. Still, this doesn’t mean that gasoline engines will be excluded from the offer.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup engine

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup release date and price

As we already mentioned, we expect 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup to hit the market somewhere in the second half of the year. Base models should go around 25.000 dollars, roughly. Speaking of competition, we are pretty sure that the will be the Ridgeline’s new arch rival.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

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The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country is among the most popular light and heavy-duty pickup trucks you can find on the roads today. Since its launch in the late 1990s, the Silverado has sold well despite strong competition from rivals like FCA and Ford. It has held the ground against the Ram 1500 lineup and Ford F-150 series quite well.

The company has updated the Silverado 1500- the light-duty truck model in this lineup several times since its debut. The Chevrolet Silverado has got moderate updates and the customizations choices are aplenty. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country is aimed at buyers seeking lavish features in pickup trucks, has also received several useful updates.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country front

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Styling

The changes for 2018 are not huge but it is the sheer number of choices you get is mind-blowing. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is sold in three-bed sizes, three cab layouts and also 3 engine choices. There are six trim levels and the High Country is among the pricey ones. Of course, GM has come up with some limited edition models for 2018 Silverado 1500 lineup.

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country was shown at the Detroit auto show 2018. The truck grabbed attention for its macho styling and rugged design. The addition of more engines and a new partial hybrid system under the hood gives it some edge over the rivals. One significant addition is a lightweight body compared to the earlier version.

The new version is almost 450 pounds lighter than the previous one. Now, the cargo space is enhanced and the cabin is more utilitarian than before. The bed is now wider and the loading capacity exceeds that of most segment rivals. The floor is composed of high-strength steel. It still features CornerStep bumpers.

Exterior Changes

The exterior styling of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country is enticing- to say the least, the sleek LED lamps make it appear somewhat menacing. The 80% of its body is made of high-strength steel and rest is made of lightweight aluminum. New exterior hues are Havana Metallic and Cajun Red Metallic.

In fact, the massive grille at the front is also new. While the Trail Boss trim is attention grabbing with its blacked out fascia, the High country also is stylish. The latter has less chrome than LTZ over LT but that is not actually a bad thing- from an aesthetic perspective. Its body-colored trim is quite suave looking. Overall, the new design is less boxy than the predecessor.

The back and sides of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country are stylish as well. The tail lamps are also sleek and its split dual exhausts also look great. The Chevrolet logo on its tailgate is a new addition.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Interior

The cabin of Chevy Silverado is stylish and functional both. The storage options for gadgets and food are enough. Its center console has a large storage area- for example. The High Country trim gets useful and cool features like bed dividers and its bed get a water-resistant tonneau cover which can be removed too.

Safety Features

There are enough safety features and amenities in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country and is superb. The default safety features are active aero shutters, teen driver mode, electric stability control, rearview cameras and TPMS with new tire fill alert.

The teen driver feature is now present in all GM vehicles-almost. As for technology, you get wireless 4G connectivity and Smartphone integration. The new Active aero shutters help bring down air resistance and enhance fuel economy.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Trim

On top of these features, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country trim adds Enhanced Driver Alert Package. It brings automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, active lane control, rear park assist. The MyLink Infotainment setup is enhanced in 2018 model and it is on par with what rivals offer. It supports Bluetooth and navigation.

Those who want to buy a full-sized pickup with amenities galore should go for the High country trim. It adds 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome rectangular assist steps, chrome grille, and spray-on bed lining.

The cabin is way more lavish than other trims as well. It gets perforated leather heated seats, power-adjustable pedals, wireless charger and center floor console. Addition of a Bose sound system is bliss for the audiophiles. You get several standalone upgrades for this trim too.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country interior

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Specifications

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is laden with powerful and efficient engines. The new Duramax V6 turbo-diesel engine is the star of the show and comes with 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

Of course, you can opt for the tried and tested V8s. The 4.3-liter V-6 is a standard engine and power mongers should go for the 5.3-liter V-8 unit. For the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country trim, there is an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

For 2018, GM has offered a new mild hybrid system aka eAssist which helps enhance fuel economy to an extent.

Towing Capacity

Maximum towing capacity is 12,500-pounds. The payload is 1,770-pounds max. Furthermore, this is very good numbers for such pickup truck.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country rear

Price and Availability

The 2018 Silverado 1500 will be available for sale soon enough. The expected release is in Nov. The pricing for the High country trim begins at $55.000. However, with customizations, it may cost more than $60.000.

Summing it up

There is no denying the 2018 Silverado 1500 has got enough elements in it to tackle the new RAM 1500 lineup with aplomb. The styling changes are nice and a lighter body should work in its favor. Furthermore, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country trim looks quite plush and the cabin is ideal for luxury-loving lot.

The material quality and amenities can rival those found in lavish sedans and SUVs- as it is. As for the engine, there are enough choices and no one of these can be called underpowered. Addition of the new mild hybrid setup is good even though it is not a substitute for the proper hybrid powertrain.

Even in safety department, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country trim scores pretty well and additional safety tech is really effective. Overall, its performance and features justify the relatively higher price tag.

2018 Ford F-750 Specs, Engine

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Ford has been manufacturing trucks for a long time and they have been successful in various markets. Along with small pickups, the company also manufactures medium duty trucks and the Ford ‘F’ series is an example of the same. Along with Ford F-550 and F-650, the company is manufacturing 2018 Ford F-750 as well. It is obvious that this medium duty truck will have better design and powertrain when compared to the other models.

The 2018 Ford F-750 comes with a highly impressive hauling capacity of almost 37,000 pounds. The model Ford F-750 is available in two trim levels – the XL and the XLT. There are also different cab styles in which this medium-duty truck is available. These include Regular Cab, Super Cab and Crew Cab. Furthermore, there are also three variants of the truck – dock height, straight frame and tractor model. The last model is ideal for heavy towing.

2018 Ford F-750 side

2018 Ford F-750 Massive Facelift

The 2018 Ford F-750 has undergone a massive facelift. Redesign procedures have been implemented on the vehicle. Changes have been brought in the front fascia as well as in the rear side of the vehicle. The grille has been redesigned. Massive chrome grilles have been implemented in the vehicle with 4 parallel horizontal bars.

There are large air intakes in between the bars and two large holes on the lateral sides of the grille. Also, a massive bumper with openings for air flow is there. The headlights have aerodynamic characteristics and these are LED lights. Angular fenders add to the exterior appearance of the vehicle.

2018 Ford F-750 Interior

The interior of 2018 Ford F-750 is simple but high on functionality. Soft-touch materials are used in the interiors of the vehicle. The seats are adjustable for comfortable traveling.

Other interior facilities in the 2018 Ford F-750 include adjustable steering, air conditioning system, front reading lamps, AM/FM stereo, MP3 player audio system, trip computer, a navigation system, 110-volt outlet etc. Infotainment features have not been integrated into this vehicle as this vehicle is mainly targeted for work purpose.

Safety Features

There are many safety features which are in Ford F-750. Some of the most important features include airbags, electric horn, air horn, 4 wheel disc brake system and side mirror indicators etc.

2018 Ford F-750 interior

2018 Ford F-750 Engine Specs

There are two engine variants available for Ford F-750. The first engine variant is a 6.7 liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine. This engine provides an output of 270 HP and torque of 675 lb-feet of torque. The next level of output is 300 HP with 700 lb-feet of torque. The last output is 330 HP and torque of 725 pound-feet of torque.

The second engine variant is a 6.8 liter V10 petrol one. This engine produces an output of 320 HP and torque 460lbs-feet. Both the engines are coming with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Ford F-750 rear

2018 Ford F-750 Pricing

The price of new Ford F-750 is in the range of $60,000. However, for higher trims, the price can be little more. There are many such medium-duty trucks in the market. Time will reveal how the F-750 model will rival with these trucks.

2018 Mitsubishi Triton Review, Update, Athlete

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It’s not the time for updates of the famous truck, so 2018 Mitsubishi Triton continues in the pretty much same way. The excellent pickup from the renowned Japanese manufacturer is one of those models that are always competitive. History of this model has begun more than 40 years ago. For all these years, it proved itself as a truck with a great quality, capable of any task.

The current model is in the fifth generation. It is present since 2015 and it continues to be one of the most competitive models on the market. We didn’t expect another scenario, since we used on excellent products from this manufacturer. As we already mentioned, the current generation is present since 2015. So, it is clear that we will have to wait for another year or two for some more important changes. The 2018 Triton continues in the same manner, featuring many benefits.

2018 Mitsubishi Triton front view

2018 Mitsubishi Triton redesign

The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is definitely one of our first picks when it comes to mid-size trucks and there are many reasons for that. This model has proved itself through its long production history. Moreover, Mitsubishi supplies many renowned carmakers with this truck. You can find this truck under various badges, like Dodge, Fiat etc. The quality of this truck is great for sure, but the styling is something that divides people. While some find it pretty, there are also many of those who think that 2018 Mitsubishi Triton should look much better. Still, it definitely isn’t the ugliest truck around. We find its look pretty decent. Of course, there is room for improvements, especially when it comes to the front end, but we have no doubt that the company will make things rights with the facelift. On the other side, interior design looks pretty amazing.

2018 Mitsubishi Triton side view

2018 Mitsubishi Triton interior design

If you are familiar with passenger cars of this company, will notice that there isn’t much difference in this truck. Moreover, a big majority of those comfort&convenience-oriented design solutions can be found inside this truck as well. The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is definitely one of the class leaders in this aspect. Its cabin is very car-like. It comes with plenty of space, comfortable seats, excellent ergonomics and much more. Even the styling of the dash is like on some sedan or hatchback. It comes with elegant lines, high-quality soft-plastic materials and with plenty of equipment as well. There is the whole bunch of standard equipment, while options include advanced technologies both in terms of safety and drive-assist.

2018 Mitsubishi Triton interior

2018 Mitsubishi Triton engine

One of the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton’s main trumps is the engine. Compared to most of the competitors, it features a little bit smaller displacement. However, this unit is highly-efficient. It features a max output 181 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. These numbers are class-average, so you definitely won’t lack in power, despite smaller displacement. Moreover, this hi efficiency provides excellent results when it comes to the fuel economy. Believe it or not, this truck can return around 51 miles per gallon, which is almost 5 mpg more compared to the second best in class Isuzu D-max. Finally, you will find a high dose of refinement while driving, so our overall impressions about this engine are amazing.

2018 Mitsubishi Triton

2018 Mitsubishi Triton price and competition

The base 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is available at 25.000 dollars roughly. Still, best-equipped versions will cost you much more. When it comes to the competition, it is very tough. The offer of small trucks is constantly growing. Still, key competitors are those established nameplates like Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Chevy/Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger, and Mazda BT-50.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid

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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid is definitely one of the most interesting models to come in near future. After the recent launch of the new generation of Wrangler SUV, we are waiting to see how its pickup version will look like. The company has announced that the new truck will come pretty soon, probably by the end of the year. So, what to expect from this vehicle?

Well, this will be the first pickup truck in Jeep’s offer since 1992 Jeep Comanche. Although there were various aftermarket versions of older-generation Wrangler, a real production version has been missing so far. This will be changes quite soon since the new model is in the late stage of development. The new truck will come in many variants when it comes to powertrain. In this particular article, we will focus on hybrid version, which should be ready for the next year.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid front view

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid design

Speaking of base design characteristics, we can presume a close relationship with the new Wrangler. Moreover, these two models will ride on the same platform. Still, a truck version is most likely to come with a little bit longer wheelbase. Most likely, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid will come in some kind of double-cab configuration. Moreover, all truck versions of new Wrangler will come with this cabin design. Do not expect some single-cab workhorse in the offer. Although we didn’t see how the new 2018 Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid will look, it is easy to make a conclusion that will feature the same design language as SUV. Moreover, the front end should be pretty much identical. New Wrangler comes with a new yet pretty familiar styling. There are all those Wrangler’s famous styling characteristics, filled up with some fresh details.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid review

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid interior design

The new exterior design might be very similar to the previous generation, but that is not the case with the interior. On the inside, new Wrangler came with many changes. We expect that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid will feature pretty much the same cabin. There are many new details compared to the previous generation. Still, the company kept some retro design solutions, like positioning power window controls at the center console.

On the other side, the dashboard is pretty new, as well as a new three-spoke steering wheel. A color instrument cluster is available in higher trims. Speaking of trim levels, new SUV comes in Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon versions. We could expect a similar organization with the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid interior

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid powertrain

We still don’t know the exact details about the new hybrid version. Still, we know that there aren’t many models with a hybrid powertrain in the current Chrysler’s offer. So, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid could either use some of the current units, are getting a completely new one. In the first case, we will most likely see a powertrain similar to the new Chrysler Pacifica. This van features a 14-kWh battery which helps a lot to save your fuel. Though, we believe that the new truck will get a completely new, or heavily modified version of Pacifica’s powertrain. Most likely, we are about to see a bigger battery, as well as more powerful electric motor.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid rear view

2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid release date and price

The launch of 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Hybrid is near for sure. Latest reports suggest the end of the year as the probable release date. When it comes to the price, some sources suggest a sum of 40.000 dollars, roughly.

2018 Great Wall Steed Review, Price, MPG

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With the 2018 Great Wall Steed, you definitely won’t get some great refinement, but there are many things that could make this truck a perfect investment for you. Although we used on trucks from Japan and North America, this particular model has a long production history as well. Despite the fact that its worldwide expansion has begun in the current decade, this model is actually in production for a much more time.

This company is the biggest producer of utility vehicles in China for many years and we know how huge this country is. With such experience, Chinese models are nowadays able to compete with much more renowned companies. Many think that affordable price is the only benefit of these models, but here is the 2018 Steed. This model comes to demand all those suspicious of a Chinese technology and quality.

2018 great wall steed front view

2018 Great Wall Steed design characteristics

The current version of this pickup truck is present for about four years. Latest modifications were done in 2014 when we saw the launch of the current-generation model. Although still pretty fresh, technology isn’t something that 2018 Great Wall Steed can boast with. Still, this truck is pretty good in many aspects. It comes with a solid chassis, which is ready for the hard task. According to the company’s specification, a max payload capacity goes to over 2000 pound. This sounds pretty amazing.

On the other side, exterior look isn’t too much attractive, if we compare it with other trucks in the class. The styling is pretty conventional but there are few infant details that could make 2018 Great Wall Steed look funny in some way. This is something that was usual for Korean cars 20 years ago, for example. Anyway, we still consider the overall design pretty decent.

2018 great wall steed side view

2018 Great Wall Steed interior design

Well, this is definitely an aspect of the truck where you can easily conclude why this model is so cheap. In terms of materials quality, dashboard and center console definitely stand out, in a bad way. Materials are made of hard plastic and look very cheap. Still, there are many great things about 2018 Great Wall Steed’s interior. First of all, this model comes in a double-cab variant exclusively. Also, a list of standard equipment looks pretty amazing. Even base models come with leather upholstery, heated front seats, USB connectivity etc. Higher trims are even more impressive, so you can get things like a hardtop, load liner, chrome side bars and parking sensors and many more. Considering truck’s price, this sounds amazing.

2018 great wall steed interior

2018 Great Wall Steed powertrain

This is definitely the area where 2018 Great Wall Steed lags behind other truck most. When you look at numbers, it all seems ok. This truck comes with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which delivers around 141 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. However, the problem is that this engine feels like it has significantly less power. The problem is maybe with the 5-speed manual transmission. This is one of the trucks weakest points for sure. Also, a diesel engine is definitely too loud. Considering all this, it is clear that 2018 Great Wall Steed lacks in terms of refinement and definitely can’t compare with models like Hilux or Navara when it comes to driving quality.

Good fuel economy

On the other side, fuel economy seems pretty good. The company claims 40 mpg in a combined drive. Still, we didn’t have the chance to test the model by ourselves.

2018 great wall steed rear view

2018 Great Wall Steed price and competition

The price is definitely the key reason why you should buy this truck. For a pretty small amount of money, you get a truck with decent utility capabilities and a pretty long list of standard features. Not to mention that this truck comes with a double-cab body style, while other trucks in the class offer only regular-cab workhorses for that amount of money. The price starts at 25.000 dollars.