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2018 Ford F-650 Review


The newest 2018 Ford F-650 is a medium-duty commercial truck, which has been manufactured by Ford since the year 2000. Before 2014, these trucks were manufactured as a part of joint venture between Navistar International and Ford. Ford F-650 is mainly available as a straight truck in various cab configurations.

Businesses and municipalities use these trucks quite commonly and they are mainly used for construction, towing or a box van. The 2018 Ford F-650 belongs to the second generation of the vehicle, which started from 2016 and is continuing to the present day.

Various kinds of changes were implemented in the second generation Ford F-650 commercial truck for its betterment and improvement. The 2018 Ford F-650 comes in three different trims – Ford F-650 SD Gas Pro Loader, Ford F-650 SD Diesel Pro Loader and Ford F-650 SD Gas Straight Frame.

2018 Ford F-650 front

2018 Ford F-650 Comes with a strong structure

It is needless to say that the 2018 Ford F-650 has a burly and tough appearance, which is quite obvious for a medium duty commercial truck. All the trims of the vehicle have muscular looks. The bumper and the grille adds to the strong structure of the vehicle. The front bumper is also painted in black in all the three trims.

The bold grille also accentuates the front fascia of the truck greatly. The headlights, taillights and the daytime running lights in the vehicle ensure that there is no visibility problem. The wheels of the commercial truck are wide and with special grip facility so that the vehicle can run on all kinds of terrains without any kind of problem.

2018 Ford F-650 Interior Design

The interior of Ford F-650 is also stylish. Each trim can accommodate passengers comfortably. The vehicle also comes with climate control facility including defroster and air conditioning. There are demisters on both sides of windows.

The instrument panel has color coordinated accents. Cruise control is also a special feature in the truck interiors. High-quality materials is there for the seating arrangements inside the vehicle. Furthermore, the interior has entertainment systems in the form of SYNC and AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatibility.

2018 Ford F-650 interior

2018 Ford F-650 Engine Specifications

The Ford F-650 engine comes with three trims that vary from each one. They are as follows:
• Ford F-650 SD Gas Pro Loader – This trim has 6.8 liters Triton Gas V10 engine, offering 320HP of power and 460 lbs-feet of torque. It comes with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
• Ford F-650 SD Diesel Pro Loader – This trim runs on 6.7 liters PowerStroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine offering 270 HP of energy and 675 lbs-feet of torque. This engine is also coming with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
• Ford F-650 SD Gas Straight Frame – This trim has 6.8 liters Triton Gas V10 engine with 320HP and 460 lbs-feet of torque.

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The new model Ford F-650 price vary from one another. The Gas-Pro Loader variant starts from a price of $55,955; the Gas Straight Frame has a beginning price of $57,610 while the Diesel Pro Loader has a starting price of $65,925.

The vehicles are already available in the market and customers are free to choose the trim which suits their needs and requirements in the best manner.

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Comeback Rumors


It is not unusual for any carmaker to bring back models of yesteryears. This can happen for sedans as well as pickup trucks, as it is. GM which has the luxury brand Cadillac may do the same in 2018 for some of its discontinued models. While the speculations are yet to be confirmed by the company, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT sports utility truck may be re-launched.

The vehicle was launched for the first time in 2002 and it had a special Convert-a-Cab pickup bed. Used in the Matrix Reloaded movie, the Escalade EXT was launched to compete with the Lincoln Blackwood. The latter was a rehashed version of Ford F-150. The Escalade EXT comes from the factory in Mexico. Later it competed with the Lincoln Mark LT. Owing to lackluster sales figures, it was discontinued after 2013.

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2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Revamped with plenty of chrome accents

GM has not said anything about when will release the new model 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT. However, given the fact rival, Ford is about to launch a lineup of new pickup trucks in future- the chance is there. Typical Cadillac design traits are likely to be there including the grille and sleek lamps. The pickup bed may be revamped for the new model and the exterior may get plenty of chrome accents too. The truck is coming with several trims options.

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Interior

The cabin of upcoming Escalade EXT sports utility truck will be very attractive. It may have plenty of wood and metal trim and seats may be laden with quality leather. The dashboard will also be in typical Cadillac style. It will be big enough to accommodate 4 to 5 adults. We expect amenities like dual-zone automated climate control, premium sound system and sunroof.

Safety Features

Like all Cadillac vehicle, the upcoming Escalade EXT sports utility truck will be equipped with adequate safety features and amenities will be enough too. Radar-based navigation and sensor-based safety features to alert drivers may be there. A touch screen based infotainment setup is also likely.

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT interior

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Engine

It is not clear which type of powertrain will be under the hood of the upcoming 2018 Escalade EXT sports utility truck.

However, a powerful V8 0r V6 engine will be under the hood. The possibility of GM throwing in a plug-in hybrid unit is also there. The truck may have a decent payload and towing capacity. However, it is not going to be an off-road centric truck. We also expect good fuel economy in upcoming model.

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT side

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Availability and Cost

There is no confirmation regarding the release date and pricing of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck. However, it may debut in early 2019. The pricing may start from $34.000.

Summing it up

The model 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck is now at a stage of speculation and no confirmation is there of its launch. However, you can’t rule out the scope for a re-launch of the luxury-oriented truck. GM just needs to keep the pricing right and use a powerful engine to suit target user needs.

2018 Ford Super Chief Review, Price


According to automobile industry veterans, 2018 is going to be an eventful year for the pickup truck segment. Nearly all major carmakers including the likes of Toyota and GM are going to introduce new models in both light and heavy-duty pickup segments. Ford is a long time player in this segment and it may actually unveil the production version of 2018 Ford Super Chief.

The Super Chief truck may actually see the light of the day- as per the industry buzz. Ford has been quiet on the topic but that has not stopped online rumor sites from coming up with speculative renders.

2018 Ford Super Chief front

Ford Super Chief History

The concept model was named Ford F-250 Super Chief and it was showcased back in 2006. Back then, it managed to create enough buzz. The design was futuristic and attractive but the USP of this concept truck was unique tri-flex fueling system. It could run on hydrogen, E85 ethanol and gasoline. The vehicle was a crew cab model.

2018 Ford Super Chief Design possibilities

The 2018 Ford Super Chief may actually be launched by Ford after a long delay. However, the design of the production version may differ from the concept showcased a decade back. It is going to be a stylish truck with enough amenities, aimed at buyers with deep wallets.

So, typical Ford style grille with chrome plating at the front is expected. The design similarities with Ford Super duty series of trucks may be there. It may get laden with FOG lamps and LED lamps. However, it is not clear whether Ford will launch it in few trims or not. The truck can also get large alloy wheels.

2018 Ford Super Chief Interior

The cabin of upcoming ford Super Chief may be stylish and sleek, just like the exterior. It may get features like leather wrapped seats, wood trim, dual-zone climate control and sunroof. Ford may also use several noise insulating materials to ensure cabin remains quiet. The cabin will have enough place to accommodate 4 adults and different types of small item storage pockets and bins will be there.

Safety and Amenities

Like most of the models in Ford’s 2018 lineup, the upcoming Ford Super Chief truck will get enough safety features and amenities will be aplenty. A large touchscreen unit will sit on the dashboard. The new Sync 3 infotainment may be there in it. Radar and sensor-based driver assistance features will be present.

2018 Ford Super Chief interior

2018 Ford Super Chief Engine

It is not clear if the company is going to use a new engine in the upcoming 2018 Ford Super Chief or use a modified version of powertrain used in the existing Super Duty lineup.

However, industry sources say a new hybrid setup may also be there under the hood. It is not going to be exactly an off-road centric truck. However, towing capacity should be decent.

2018 Ford Super Chief rear

2018 Ford Super Chief Price and Debut

The debut of the 2018 Ford Super Chief will be in a couple of months. However, the expected price can be close to $35.000.

Summing it up

The Ford Super Chief truck may prove to be a sleeper hot for the company. Ford needs to keep pricing reasonable and use a suitable powertrain in it.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Redesign, Hybrid


Not every truck you see on the roads these days can match the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. It may not be the top-selling midsized truck but the Ridgeline has become popular since its launch a few years back.

It is not a truck meant for extreme off-roading and neither is it a towing champion. However, the Ridgeline treads a fine balance between price and functionality that others struggle to match. The 2019 model comes with some modifications that actually enhance its versatility.

2019 Honda Ridgeline front

2019 Honda Ridgeline Body Changes

You will find it hard to find a pickup truck that is based on crossover-type unibody platform these days as most units are built on body-on-frame chassis. However, the new Ridgeline is an exception.

It now is sold in seven trim levels thus giving buyers plenty of choices. Sport trim is now sold in two new hues- Lunar Silver Metallic and cool White Diamond Pearl. The design similarities with popular Pilot crossover still exist. The same thing can be said about its cabin too.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior Design

While the cabin is not exactly lavish it is somewhat better designed and upscale compared to typical competing mid-range pickup trucks. The dashboard has a wing shape and the controls.

The cabin also remains really quiet. The interior is little lower if we look at most trucks. It is spacious and Honda has managed to tuck in enough storage bins and cubbies.

The reinforced bed has UV-treated plastic material. One can opened tailgate in two ways- which is handy. However, the dry storage pocket can also keep a 400-watt power inverter. An under-bed trunk is also a cooler. You can keep beverages or wet clothes in it with ease.

Safety Features

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline gets good safety features and included amenities are decent. The Black edition trim offers enough lavish features. However, the weak spot in the entire setup is the Honda Link infotainment setup. All trims get keyless start, Bluetooth, 18-inch alloy wheels, USB, rearview camera, Dual-Action tailgate.

In top trims, you get HondaLink infotainment system, interior ambient lighting, heated front seats and leather upholstery. The Black Edition gets red ambient lighting. Furthermore, the Honda Sensing suite of safety features works well.

2019 Honda Ridgeline interior

2019 Honda Ridgeline Engine

The 2019 Ridgeline will have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which makes 280 HP. This unit comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The engine is peppy though not most powerful in this segment.

The ride quality is almost crossover like and body roll is minimal. Highway and urban driving is its forte but it is not a truck you will want to use for off-roading extensively.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity

Fuel economy is also decent. The model will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 19/26 mpg for the FWD and 18/25 mpg for the AWD. The AWD version can tow up to 5000 pounds which is average.

2019 Honda Ridgeline rear

2019 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid

We must update this blog with the new information that comes about the Hybrid version. According to some speculations, the manufacturer will bring Hybrid version in this year model. The new 2019 Honda Ridgeline will be equipped with 3.0 L V6 engine and three-motor hybrid system. This combination will be able to offer 321 HP and around 300 lb-ft. However, this model will come with the improved fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 27 highway.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Price and Release Date

The base trim price of 2019 Honda Ridgeline is approx $29,730. The sports model will cost little more than $34,000. One can also add an all-wheel-drive system that cost extra $1,900. The black edition model will start at $44,000. The truck will debut in late 2018.

Summing it up

The new Honda Ridgeline is a well designed midsized pickup truck that gets good safety features and a powerful engine under the hood. It will succeed in wooing target users, as it seems. The main competitors will be Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon.

2018 Toyota Hilux Facelift, Revo, USA


There aren’t many mid-size trucks on the market as capable as 2018 Toyota Hilux. This iconic pickup celebrates the 50th anniversary this year. For all these years, the famous model gained a reputation of probably the best-known mid-size truck in the world. This nameplate becomes so popular that even some wars in Africa were called after it. Because of its massive use around the world, the company pays a special attention to it. In order to satisfy a wide range of drivers, there are many versions available.

Moreover, Toyota introduces several novelties for this year. The newest update of the current generation includes several changes. Most of them are visual, but there are some interior changes as well. The company also offers a wide palette of engines. Some of them are available across the globe, while some are designed for specific markets.

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2018 Toyota Hilux changes

As we already mentioned, Toyota has prepared some nice changes for this update. To remind you, the current generation is present since 2015, so this update isn’t so significant. Still, there are some nice novelties, especially in terms of visual appearance. Naturally, the area that suffers most is the front end. The 2018 Toyota Hilux gets several new details. It now closely resembles the current Tacoma, a mid-size truck that is offered exclusively for the U.S. market. So, some of the most notable details are new grille and bumper. While the headlights shape remains unchanged, the grille gets a new hexagonal shape and it is more massive than the previous one. The front bumper is also completely new. You will notice a large air-intake in the middle and new, Tacoma-like vertically positioned fog lights. Rest of the truck remains pretty much the same.

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2018 Toyota Hilux interior design

On the inside, 2018 Toyota Hilux also gets some new things. Though, those changes are not as big as those on the exterior design. You can notice some revisions on the instrument cluster, as well as on the center console. Still, those changes are minor and non-significant. The core of the familiar design remains definitely the same. When it comes to equipment, things have also remained pretty much the same.

2018 toyota hilux interior

Trim levels

While there are some specific trim-level organizations for certain markets, in most of the countries 2018 Toyota Hilux comes in three trim levels. Those are Active, Icon and Invincible. The base model comes with only those necessary features, but adds some nice things like Bluetooth as well. A mid-range Icon offers a perfect balance between price and quality. Finally, if you prefer a full load of standard features, the Invincible will be a perfect choice for you.

2018 Toyota Hilux engines (plenty of options)

This truck is available worldwide. So, it isn’t wondering that there are several engines in the offer. To be more precise, there are total seven engines that Toyota installs in this truck and we will mention just those more notable. The most common is probably a 3.0-liter diesel V6, which is good for about 163 horsepower. However, this engine has been replaced with the new 2.4-liter diesel unit in many markets. This engine is good for about 155 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. It is significantly more efficient than the V6 unit.

2018 toyota hilux side view

There are few gasoline engines in the offer for 2018 Toyota Hilux as well. One of them is 2.7-liter inline-four, which is good for about 160 horses and 181 pound-feet of torque. Though, we prefer the old but gold, 4.0-liter V6, which delivers around 235 horses and 277 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Toyota Hilux price

The price of 2018 Toyota Hilux varies from market to market. In the UK, base model costs 23.000 pounds, which is around 32.700 U.S dollars.

2018 Holden Colorado Review, Storm, LTZ


This model has always been known for keeping in mind a wider range of drivers and 2018 Holden Colorado. The Australian version of the famous product from Chevy comes with few distinctive details, but it is still the same truck.

The current model is in the second generation. It is present since 2012, so it there is no need for some special introduction. After six years of presence, most of the customers are pretty familiar with it. This model proved itself as a highly capable machine. Although primarily a utility vehicle, it balances very well with things like comfort, ride quality, practicality etc. For this year, it comes without bigger changes. It comes in the same manner, featuring same dimensions, familiar styling and pretty much the same list of standard features. The price also remains the same, as well organization of trim levels and equipment.

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2018 Holden Colorado without bigger changes

The 2018 Holden Colorado continues without bigger changes. It is a highly capable truck, designed to meet demands of many drivers. What separates this model from the rest is its great balance between comfort and performances. Not only that you get great capabilities, but also a pleasant ride. You can load it, you can haul, but you definitely have a feeling that this is a pickup truck.

2018 holden colorado interior

Moreover, a hi-quality interior is here to accentuate its drive-able character. There is a plenty of room inside, seats are extremely comfortable, and there are also many comfort-oriented features that will raise the ride quality. Besides all these characteristics, 2018 Holden Colorado looks amazing too. Despite the fact that there are no visual changes for this year, it still looks pretty amazing. You can see a familiar face, which is pretty much the same as that from the American brother.

2018 Holden Colorado comes with a full load of equipment

Another great thing about this truck is a long list of standard features. Even base models come with plenty of standard equipment. Also, it is important to mention that there are various body styles in the offer. However, the best-offer is definitely a top-range LTZ trim. This variant of 2018 Holden Colorado comes with the almost endless list of standard features. Some of the highlights are 18-inch wheels, 8.0-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors etc. In terms of safety, the base package includes things like ESP, rearview camera, parking sensors etc. There are also various advanced systems in the offer, such as forward-collision alert, lane departure warning, tire-pressure monitoring, rain-sensitive wipers and much more.

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2018 Holden Colorado engine

The 2018 Holden Colorado comes with a single engine option. Unlike North American version of Chevy, this model doesn’t have gasoline engine in the offer. There is one diesel unit in the offer, which actually comes from Italy. The producer of this engine is a renowned company called VM Motori. The engine has a displacement of 2.8 liters. It is good for about 200 horses and 370 pound-feet of torque and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination is very sophisticated and runs very smoothly. This is something that will make your ride even more pleasant. Fuel economy is also on the high level. In a combined drive, even fully-loaded, you should be able to make 25 miles per gallon. A max range is around 450 miles.

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2018 Holden Colorado price and competition

Base versions of 2018 Holden Colorado are available already at 31.000 dollars. On the other side, top-range models will cost you more than 40.000. Competition is tough. There are models like Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max and others.

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne Release Date, Price


GM does have some big plans for its lineup for 2018. The US car giant is planning to launch new pickup models and it may also start production of a handful of the concept vehicles by 2018 end or 2019. As it is, pickup segment is witnessing massive growth and no company would like to leave the potential untouched! The possibility of the carmaker launching a production version of the 2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne concept is doing the rounds online. The company is mum on the topic but online rumor sites are abuzz with speculation.

The concept version of the Chevy Cheyenne was first showcased back in 2003 at the North American International Auto Show and it generated a good amount of buzz. The design was quite innovative for that time. However, the concept version did not make it to production even after a decade of the debut.

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne is based on the concept version

Nothing is confirmed about the styling of the 2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne truck. However, it may be based on the concept version to an extent. Typical Chevrolet design traits are likely to be there too. So, you can expect the vehicle to be laden with new Chevrolet grille with sleek and angular lamps. The lights are likely to be LED powered. LED DRL and fog lamps are going to be offered. It will have a boxy design but body claddings and exterior chrome accents may be used to up the ante- in terms of visual appeal. It may be released in various trims. As is the case with other Chevy trucks, it may be sold in exciting metallic colors. The bed may be unique as was the case with concept version.

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne Stylish Interior

The cabin of upcoming 2019 Chevy Cheyenne truck is likely to be stylish and it will be quite functional too. Space will be there to store plenty of small items and also beverages. The dashboard will be sleek and there will be several upholstery choices.

Like most of the present generation GM trucks, the upcoming Chevy Cheyenne is going to be equipped with several advanced safety tech and amenities will be in abundance. The truck may get plenty of airbags with features like stability control and also lane keeps alert along with blind spot monitor. Besides, collision avoidance tech will be offered as the option. Chevrolet MyLink infotainment setup may be there with touchscreen controller unit.

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne interior

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne Powertrain Info

GM may actually offer several engine choices for the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne truck. The truck will come with both diesel and gasoline engine versions.

The V-6 engine may be there under the hood and you may get a turbo diesel variant too. However, GM may also use a mild hybrid version as an option. Fuel economy will be quite high. The last model released in late 2014 offered powerful EcoTec3 6.2-liter V-8 engine. This engine produces around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne rear

2018 Chevrolet Cheyenne Price and Release Date

The expected price of 2018 Chevy Cheyenne truck is $50,000. It will debut in 2018 or early 2019.

Summing it up

The model 2018 Chevy Cheyenne truck will be released for sure but a lot of details are unclear. A proper pricing and solid powertrain are what it needs to succeed.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will be more lighter and fuel efficient


The 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning, the light-duty pickup truck sold by the US car giant is undoubtedly among the most popular trucks in this segment. It has competed successfully with segment contenders like the RAM 1500 and GMC Sierra lineup over the years. Like most Ford pickup truck lineup, the F -150 is sold in many versions.

The 2018 refresh of the F-150 range has received many accolades from the industry veterans and critics. However, you can get a more customized version of the new F-150 though in a limited capacity. The Ford dealership in Georgia has made headlines by creating a customized edition of the truck named F-150 Lightning. It has got a favorable response online and otherwise.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning front

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning Macho visual Styling

The Ford F-150 Lightning used to be a popular trim in the lineup in the past. After selling it in large numbers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the company finally ceased its production in 2004. It was then replaced by the Raptor version. Ford actually has not said anything officially on re-launching the Lightning version of F-150. So, the customized version made by the dealer ‘Pioneer Ford’ is the best you can get right now! It is a short bed and regular cab version.

The visual styling is macho and the 22-inch wheels and side exhausts make it look unique. Even the cabin has some amount of customization.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning Interior Cabin and Safety

The cabin is not very luxurious but the dealership has said more customized versions may be made. They are open to using leather trim in the cabin.

Not much information has been revealed on the safety features as well as features in the customized Ford F-150 Lightning. Since it is based on the new F-150 lineup, the default safety features should be same. You may also expect to get some packages with these.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning interior

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning Engine

The 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will come with the really powerful engine. The stock engine is not there under the hood. Instead, you get a robust 5.0-liter V-8 unit and Roush supercharger.

This is what even the most expensive trim of Ram 1500 or Chevy Silverado cannot match. There is RWD setup and ride quality leaves little room for grudges. It will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning side

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning Price and Cost

The customized edition of 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning is now being offered for a starting price of $50,000. As it is natural, further customizations will lead to the heftier price tag. You will get the factory rebates along with Ford financing incentives when you place an order for the model. The dealership is now producing the trim in limited numbers.

Summing it up

The 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning shows how proper customization can make a truck a solid weapon to attract the niche customers. It has aggressive, rugged styling and the engine offered is nothing short of a monster- beyond question. The dealership is keen on making more such customized models and those trims will be developed on the upcoming Ford models. Early reports on social media sites are quite encouraging and so the upcoming editions should also receive similar feedbacks.

2018 Nissan Navara ( NP300 ) SUV, Price


Despite its age and many hi-quality competitors, the 2018 Nissan Navara continues to attract many buyers. Thanks to its great reliability and comfortable ride, this truck is still the first choice for many drivers. This will continue since the Japanese manufacturer is coming with the new engine in the offer. For more than two decades of production, this model gained a reputation of a highly capable truck and that is the main reason why it is still highly competitive.

Many competitors are more advanced and more capable, but we are pretty sure that the current Navara will continue to be competitive until the redesign. As we mentioned, there is a new engine in the offer, which comes from Mercedes. The new oil-burner should be the first choice for all those who seek for better performances of the truck that is already highly capable.

2018 Nissan Navara

2018 Nissan Navara new diesel engine

The biggest novelty for a this-year model is definitely a new diesel engine. As you probably know, Nissan co-operates with Mercedes-Benz. This truck benefits from this co-operation with this unit. As you probably know, this truck is already available with several engines, including oil burners.

However, this version brings it to the completely new level. This 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers a pretty amazing amount of power. It is good for about 255 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Although exact numbers in terms of towing are still unavailable, we expect to see some great results.

Besides this new engine from Mercedes, there is a chance to see a 3.0-liter engine from Renault in the offer as well. This unit delivers a little bit less power, but it is equally reliable. It comes with a max power of 227 horses and 405 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Nissan Navara engine

2018 Nissan Navara other engines to consider

Besides the new engine from the German manufacturer, the 2018 Nissan Navara continues with a familiar powertrain lineup. There are several engines in the offer, depending on the market. The most common is definitely a 2.3-liter diesel engine. Nissan uses the most powerful variant of this engine, which is good for about 150 horses. Also, there are two gasoline units in the offer. The first one has a displacement of 2.5 liters. Its total output goes up to 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Nissan Navara front view

Old but (still) very good 4.0 engine

On some market, you can also find an old but still amazing 4.0-liter V6. This engine is good for about 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. Despite its huge displacement and not so good economy, this engine remains in the offer due to its amazing reliability and capabilities. Both of these gasoline units could be paired with either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Nissan Navara features

Many competitors come with much more standard features, especially in terms of advanced technologies. Though, 2018 Nissan Navara still offers a pretty long list of standard equipment. Even base models feature things like cruise control, rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB jacks etc. While the base model comes with a 5-inch screen at the center console, higher trims are equipped with a touchscreen interface. Base models come with 15-inch, but there are larger wheels on the offer as well. Going up to higher trims, you gradually get more and more of standard features.

2018 Nissan Navara interior

So, top-range models include even premium audio system, leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel and much more. Also, there are off-road versions that come with things like off-road tires, specially tuned shocks, a locking rear differential, skid plates.

2018 Nissan Navara price

The base 2018 Nissan Navara goes around 25.000 dollars, while top-range models could go up to 45.000 dollars.

2018 Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck Price


A luxury commercial vehicle might sound contradictory to you, but here is the 2018 Mercedes X-Class. The first pickup from the famous luxury carmaker enters the second year of production. For this occasion, there are some nice novelties, but the overall design remains pretty much the same. The company started work on this model three years ago. After some time of development, a new truck finally came last year. Most of us probably still look on trucks as uncomfortable, truck-ish vehicles. But things are different in the car industry now.

2018 Mercedes X-Class

The new 2018 X-Class brings all that comfort that we have used from Mercedes-Benz. There is a premium cabin, spacious and comfortable, full of luxury features. Also, there is a stylish look, which comes in a manner of brand’s latest SUVs and crossover. Finally, the company introduces a new engine option for this year, with full 255 horsepower.

2018 Mercedes X-Class design remains the same

Despite new engine, the base design of the 2018 Mercedes X-Class remains the same. With this truck, the German manufacturer definitely benefits from its cooperation with Renault-Nissan Alliance. This model has much in common with the famous Nissan Navara pickup truck. A relationship between these two models is so close that this luxury truck rides on the same platform. Of course, Mercedes did some tweaks on chassis, but the core remains the same.

On the other side, exterior look is definitely something that separates 2018 Mercedes X-Class from other trucks on the market. First of all, it is far more stylish. It definitely provides that premium look, characterized for all models of this brand. New design language looks amazing on this truck. At the front, you can find many details identical to the brand’s current SUV lineup. On the inside, the new truck is amazing as well.

2018 Mercedes X-Class rear view

2018 Mercedes X-Class interior design – comfort on the highest level

The cabin is definitely what makes this truck so special. Unlike other trucks, which are primarily utility machines, 2018 Mercedes X-Class comes with the comfort on the highest level. The cabin is spacious and full of hi-quality materials. You can easily notice all those premium materials, usual for all products of this company. The dashboard looks familiar, although there are several distinctive details as well. Some of them are new air-vents at the center. They sit right below the familiar tablet-like 7.0-inch touchscreen, which is a standard feature across the whole range.

2018 Mercedes X-Class interior

Trim levels

Speaking about trim levels, there are three of them. Those are Pure, Progressive and Power. Even the base Pure trim level comes with much more equipment than other trucks on the market. Though, a top-range Power is should be a best-seller.

2018 Mercedes X-Class new engine option

The biggest novelty for this year is a new engine option. From this year, buyers will be able to choose a version with the Mercedes’s 3.0-liter Turbo V6 engine. It has a total output of 255 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It will come exclusively with the new 9-speed automatic transmission.

The rest of the engine lineup remains unchanged. There is a familiar 2.3-liter diesel engine from Renault. It comes in two output configurations, with either 161 or 188 horses. Finally, there is a gasoline version available in some markets. This model features a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four engine, which delivers around 165 horses. This version comes only in a pair with a 6-speed manual transmission.

2018 Mercedes X-Class front view

2018 Mercedes X-Class price

The price of 2018 Mercedes X-Class goes in a wide range. It is a premium truck, so base versions go around 38.000 dollars. On the other side, top-range versions will cost you much more, almost 60.000 dollars.