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2018 Renault Duster Oroch Brazil, Price, Specs


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

2018 Renault Duster Oroch review

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

2018 Renault Duster Oroch base design characteristics

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

2018 Renault Duster Oroch

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

2018 Renault Duster Oroch interior design

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

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

2018 Renault Duster Oroch side view

2018 Renault Duster Oroch engines

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

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

2018 Renault Duster Oroch rear view

2018 Renault Duster Oroch price

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

2019 Ford Atlas Price, Specs


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

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

2019 Ford Atlas

2019 Ford Atlas will have an Aluminum-intensive body

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

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

2019 Ford Atlas Interior Details

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

Safety and Amenities

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

2019 Ford Atlas interior

2019 Ford Atlas Engine Rumors

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

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

2019 Ford Atlas rear

2019 Ford Atlas Price and Availability

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

Wrap Up

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

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


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

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

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss interior

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Engine and Transmission

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

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

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss rear

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Price and Debut

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

Summing it up

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

2019 Nissan Titan Warrior, XD, Diesel


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

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

2019 nissan titan side view

2019 Nissan Titan should remain same design

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

2019 nissan titan rear view

2019 Nissan Titan interior design

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

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

2019 nissan titan interior

2019 Nissan Titan engines

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

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

2019 nissan titan front view

2019 Nissan Titan release date and price

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

2019 Mazda BT-50 coming without bigger changes


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

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

2019 mazda bt-50

2019 Mazda BT-50 comes without changes

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

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

2019 mazda bt-50 interior

2019 Mazda BT-50 engines also unchanged

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

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

2019 mazda bt-50 engine

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

2019 Mazda BT-50 release date and price

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

2019 mazda bt-50 front view

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

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

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is in Final Testing Stage


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

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

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 interior

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Redesign

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

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

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior

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

Safety Technologies

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

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 engine

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options

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

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

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity and Transmission

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

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 rear

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Debut and Price

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

Wrap Up

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

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


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

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

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Rugged and Stylish Look

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

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

2019 Ford Ranger Safety and Amenities

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

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

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor interior

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Twin-Turbocharged Under the Hood

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

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

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Towing Capacity

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

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

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor rear

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Price and Release Date

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

Summing it up

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

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

2019 Toyota Tacoma Changes, TRD Pro


Speaking of 2019 Toyota Tacoma, it is time for some updates. The famous truck has been in production for about 23 years. For all these years of production, this model established itself as one of the class leaders.

The current model is in the third generation. It is present since 2015. Considering Tacoma’s usual production cycle, it is hard to expect bigger changes for the next year. A mid-cycle refresh will probably come in about two or three years. Still, this doesn’t mean that there is no place for changes. The company has already prepared a new TRD Pro performance off-road version, but the base model could receive few novelties as well. Of course, don’t expect anything significant.

2019 toyota tacoma review

The 2019 Tacoma keep same base characteristics, while possible changes could come in terms of new standard features and similar things. Considering all this, expect its arrival in usual time, late in the year

2019 Toyota Tacoma keep the same design

Just like we mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma will keep the same design characteristics. This mid-size truck is designed especially for the North American market. For this market, the company offers a truck for more than 23 years. Still, that doesn’t mean that there are no common things from other models. This truck uses the experience of famous Hilux, as well as Tundra and 4Runner SUV. The current generation is present for about three years.

Compared to the rest of models in class, this truck is a little bit more conventional. It probably offers less equipment compared to other mid-size trucks, but its off-road and utility capabilities are amazing. Additionally, there is a new version to come, called TRD Pro. This is a performance version, which comes with several unique design solutions, unique appearance and many other new details.

2019 toyota tacoma interior

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

The new version of the famous pickup will have so much to offer. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be a special, hi-performance version. It will be the most capable Tacoma that we have seen so far. Expect to see not only things like powerful V6 engine, but also upgraded traction system, new suspensions and many other mechanical components. Moreover, this version will come with a unique visual appearance. There is a whole bunch of new details, which will emphasize truck’s highly capable character. Another great thing about this version is its list of standard equipment. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma will come fully-loaded, with so many standard features, including advanced safety systems, as well as touchscreen infotainment system and other hi-tech gadgets.

2019 toyota tacoma trd pro

2019 Toyota Tacoma two engine options

There will be two engines in the offer for 2019 Toyota Tacoma, just like in the current model. The base model will feature a familiar 2.7-liter inline-four engine. Characterized by excellent reliability and durability, this gasoline engine delivers around 160 horses. This probably doesn’t sound much impressive, but consider that this is an engine for the base workhorse regular-cab versions. You also have a transmission choice between 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.

On the other side, most of the people would rather choose a 3.5-liter V6 unit. This six-cylinder engine is good for about 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. This is a perfect amount of power for such truck, so excellent performances are guaranteed. When it comes to transmission, this engine comes in pair with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

2019 toyota tacoma side view

2019 Toyota Tacoma release date and price

We expect 2019 Toyota Tacoma to arrive somewhere late in the year. Considering that there will not be some more important changes, a price should remain unchanged. Base models will be available at 25.000 dollars, roughly.

2019 Mitsubishi Triton Review, Changes


Japanese manufacturer prepares some updates for one of its best-known models. According to latest reports, it seems that 2019 Mitsubishi Triton is going to come with few updates. The legendary truck has been present for more than four decades. For all these years, we have seen several generations and all of them were highly competitive on the market. The current model follows this trend and it is one of the most competitive mid-size trucks around.

Considering that the current version is present since 2014, it is very likely that 2019 Triton is going to receive few updates. However, it is still unclear is this going to be facelift or just some smaller updates. Still, its age indicates that this could be a real mid-cycle refresh, which could include various changes, not just visual but in many other aspects as well.

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2019 Mitsubishi Triton changes

Changes for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton are pretty much certain. Still, we didn’t manage yet to find out what kind of changes will come. According to some reports, this could be only a minor update. However, we believe that the company could go for a complete mid-cycle refresh. In this case, changes will be numerous. First of all, we will see a new styling. The updated design language would be nice. Expect to see various modifications, especially at the front, where could see a new pair of headlights, updated grille, bumper etc. Other areas could suffer as well.

On the other side, we don’t expect bigger medication on chassis and under the hood. Mechanically, this truck should continue in the same way, although minor tweaks are still possible. When it comes to the interior design, some changes are expected, both in terms of styling and new equipment.

2019 mitsubishi triton interior

2019 Mitsubishi Triton interior design

The cabin of this truck already looks spectacular, considering its main purpose. So, further changes could make this interior even better. Compared to the most of competitors, this truck looks much more car-like. It features a high level of comfort and convenience, while a list of standard equipment is impressive as well. For this update, we could see several tweaks to dashboard and instrument cluster. Still, the core of this update will probably be new standard equipment. Besides soft-touch materials, expect to see a long list of hi-tech features, as well as advanced safety systems. Of course, most of them will be optional, but base models will be decently equipped too.

2019 mitsubishi triton side view

2019 Mitsubishi Triton engine options

Although smaller than engines from rival trucks, a 2.5-liter diesel from 2019 Mitsubishi Triton will have so much to offer. This engine is highly efficient. Despite the smaller size, its total output goes up to 181 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. These numbers are more than enough for great capabilities. Such great efficiency brings another benefit – fuel economy. With this engine, this truck is capable to make 51 miles per gallon, which is undoubtedly the best result in the class.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton will be available in other powertrain variants as well. There is a familiar 2.4-liter gasoline engine for the North American market, but also a smaller 2.4-liter diesel from Fiat. All engines could be paired with either manual or automatic transmission.

2019 mitsubishi triton engine

2019 Mitsubishi Triton release date and price

The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton will come somewhere in the last quarter of the year. Although updated, it will probably keep the same price. The base model will go around 25.000 dollars, which is an average sum for the class.

Competition is tough. This class is full of excellent trucks. Some of the most notable models are Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger etc.

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 Price, Specs


The top carmakers are focusing on the pickup truck segment- as is clear from the newest developments. GM is among the frontrunners and so it is revamping its pickup portfolio for 2019. The company is revamping popular existing models under the GMC and Chevy brands.However, industry buzz is that a few new models may also be launched for 2019 and one of them will be 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1.

While the off-road centric Colorado ZR2 trim will get a makeover- the company may also launch the ZR1. This is likely to be a toned down version of the ZR2- and it may get a more reasonable price tag. However, GM has not confirmed this.

2019 Chevy Colorado front

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 Design Updates

The exterior styling of Chevy Colorado ZR1 is likely to be similar to that of the existing off-road champion- ZR2. The truck will are rugged and stylish build with LED lamps, specially designed grille and off-road tires. To ensure the engine parts are not hit by rocks, an underbody skid plate may be used- much like the ZR2 trim. It is coming in some metallic colors and there can be underbody claddings too. GM may offer special accessories for this truck.

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 Interior

The cabin of upcoming 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 will be stylish and it will also be utilitarian in nature. It will get seats wrapped in premium leather and heating may be offered too. The dashboard will be sleek and real wood trim may be used inside the cabin. There will be plenty of bins and compartments inside the cabin.

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 interior

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 Safety and Amenities

Like most of its trucks with 2019 release date, the upcoming Chevy Colorado ZR1 will get several safety technologies and modern amenities. It will get a lot of airbags and features like rearview camera, traction control, TPMS, Blind spot monitor will be there. It may also get some radar and sensor-guided safety technologies.

The truck will also get GM’s Teen driver mode. Facilities like 4G wifi hotspot, climate control and sunroof are there too. GM may also offer the optional premium sound system in this model.

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 Engine Rumors

Not much is known about the powertrain that will be used in the upcoming Chevy Colorado ZR1. However, it is likely that GM will use the engines used in the predecessor. A turbo diesel engine and another V6 engine may be there with some tweaks.

The engine may be laden with an AWD setup and a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The towing capacity may be on par with the ZR2 or a tad less.

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 rear

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 Price and Release Date

The price of 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR1 is unknown. However, we expect to cost $30.000 approx. It will debut sometime in 2019.

Summing it up

The Chevy Colorado ZR1 is at the stage of speculation -as of now. However, the possibility of its launch exists. The model will sit beneath the ZR2 but will borrow styling and several features. It may get best amenities and several safety features as standard. GM needs to price the model with care.