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2018 Ford F-550 Review, Specs

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Chassis cabs from the house of Ford have been extremely popular and high in demands for their toughness and durability. The chassis cabs come in different varieties and models and their towing capabilities vary from one another. The 2018 Ford F-550 also has three trims to choose from that are powerful and strong.

It is needless to say that the appearance of all the trims of 2018 Ford F-550 is bold and brawny. There are power and aggression in the front fascia of the chassis cab along with muscular built.

2018 Ford F-550 front

2018 Ford F-550 Chassis and Specs

The front of the chassis cab has a large bumper in steel and is painted in black. There is also lower air dam, which is also painted in black.

There are two prominent tow hooks in the vehicle. The grille of the chassis cab is done in black bar-style. Other attractive exterior features in the chassis cab include quad-dual beam halogen headlamps, LED roof clearance lights, splash guards, solar tinted glass etc. The higher trims might have some additional exterior features like fog lamps, utility lighting system etc.

2018 Ford F-550 Interior and Trims

Like the exterior, the interior of 2018 Ford F-550 is also done in state of the art style. Comfortable seating arrangements in the chassis cab make traveling easier. The arrangements of the seats are same for XL and XLT variants but different for the Lariat version. Prominent interior features include dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, audio player with high-quality speakers and woofers, SYNC3 technology, SiriusXM Radio, instrument panel with bright display etc.

All the trims of the new Ford F-550 come with highly advanced safety and security features for the driver as well as for the passengers. Some of the most prominent features include airbags, seat belts, Belt-Minder, post-crash alert system, child tethers, SecuriLock Anti-Theft Ignition, Autolamp along with Rainlamp Wiper Activated Headlamps, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller etc.

2018 Ford F-550 interior

2018 Ford F-550 Engine Specs

The powertrain that drives the three trims of Ford F-550 is quite powerful. While the XL and the XLT variants have the same engine, the powertrain is slightly different for the higher version – Lariat.

The standard engine variant available for the XL trim is a 6.8 liter, 3-valve SOHC EFI V10 engine. There is also an optional engine for the trim in the form of 6.7 liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine. For the XLT trim too, the same engine is provided. Both the trims, the engine is coupled to the 6-speed automatic transmission.

For the Lariat trim, the engine variant is slightly different. This vehicle trim runs on a 6.7 liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel Engine. The engine is coupled to the 6-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Ford F-550 side

2018 Ford F-550 Pricing and Availability

The prices of the different trims of Ford F-550 vary from one another. While the 2018 Ford F-550 XL variant starts at $38,875; the XLT variant starts at $42,095 and the Lariat version begins at $57,800. The features are better on the higher trims and hence the increase in prices. Ford F-550 chassis cab is already available in the market. Customers can choose from their preferred trims.

Summing it up

2018 Ford F-550 chassis cab is sure to make a great impact on its amazing power and towing capability. This chassis cab will pose stiff competition to similar vehicles in the market without a doubt.

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid (finally) available in all 50 countries of U.S.

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Two years after initial launch, 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid finally becomes available in all 50 countries of the United States. Two years ago, the company released a hybrid version of the famous truck. Though, it wasn’t the first time to see this kind of Sierra.

The original electrified version of the truck dates from 2004. That was the first time the company started this adventure. The second generation also received a hybrid version. This time, it stayed much longer in production. It was in the offer between 2010 and 2013. However, slow sales were the main reason for discontinuation both times. This didn’t stop the company from further development of new technologies. Even the current generation had a hybrid version. For last few years, this version was available in California exclusively. From this year, 2018 Sierra Hybrid is available across the United States.

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2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid (finally) available nationwide

Well, there is no bigger difference between 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid and gasoline models. Moreover, this version could be considered as some kind of an optional feature. It is finally available nationwide. It will cost you additional 1.125 dollars. However, since it is available in SLT trim only, total sum goes much more compared to base models. In terms of base design characteristics, there are no bigger differences. This model comes with a familiar design language, which is present across Sierra line for several years. There are also familiar offerings in terms of cab configurations, bed length and similar stuff. The current generation is about to end its production cycle next year. So, we can consider that 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid is just an introduction to what we are going to see with the next generation of this amazing truck.

2018 gmc sierra hybrid rear view

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid equipment

As we already mentioned, this hybrid version is not available in base trim levels. It comes with hi-range SLT model, which is the second highest in the whole range. This version offers a good balance between convenience and utility. The list of standard features is pretty long. You get things like dual-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheels and many other conveniences. Also, there are many options. Some of them are leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, navigation, premium sound system, navigation and much more.

2018 gmc sierra hybrid interior

Outside the cabin, you get advanced systems like forward-collision warning system, lane departure warning, as well as All-Terrain package. This package includes various exterior modifications, as well as things like off-road suspension and other mechanical tweaks that improve overall capability of the truck.

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid powertrain

Here is the most important part of the 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid. This is basically an optional package, called eAssist. Along with a familiar V8 engine, you get a 0.45-kWh lithium-ion battery and 15-kW electric motor. This feature brings some nice improvements when it comes to performances. First of all, this makes 2018 Sierra Hybrid the most efficient truck in the class. With the improvement of 2 mpg, this truck goes up to over 20 miles per gallon in a combined drive. A better fuel economy isn’t the only benefit from the eAssist package. It gives additional 13 horsepower and 44 pound-feet of torque to the overall output, improving acceleration and top speed. On the other side, this package adds only 100 pounds, which shouldn’t affect overall performances.

2018 gmc sierra hybrid front view

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid price with eAssist

As we already mentioned, the eAssist package costs around 1.125 dollars, which definitely isn’t much. However, you should consider that this feature comes only with SLT trim. So, 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid actually goes around 50.000 dollars in base version.

2018 Mitsubishi L200 (Triton) Review

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Although we heard various kinds of stories about the 2018 Mitsubishi L200, it comes without bigger changes. The famous truck will soon get a mid-cycle refresh, but that didn’t happen this year. The famous model from Mitsubishi is present for full four decades.

The original model came way back in 1978 and we have seen five generations so far. The current model is present since 2015. As you probably heard somewhere, many predicted an update for this year. However, it is now clear that the company will stick to its usual production cycle. This means that the fifth generation will probably last for a full decade, which was the case with previous models. So, it is hard to expect bigger changes already three years after the launch. The 2018 L200 comes without bigger changes, featuring same design characteristics, including styling, engine, interior design, equipment etc.

2018 mitsubishi l200 front view

2018 Mitsubishi L200 without bigger changes

Just like we mentioned, the 2018 Mitsubishi L200 continues without bigger changes. The current model is present since 2015 and it continues in the same way. Even for this redesign, we didn’t see some revolutionary changes. The reason is simple. The previous generation of this model was very popular. In some countries, it outsold even models like Toyota Hilux. So, company’s management felt that there is no need for bigger turnarounds. They continue with the same recipe, adding just some new spices. This refers to things like the new styling or interior design. The new model came with an improved look. It brings new lines that are more appropriate to the current styling standard in the car market. The same is with the interior. Besides some aesthetic improvements, there are new technologies in the offer as well. Finally, the biggest upgrade compared to the previous generation is a new engine.

2018 mitsubishi l200 side view

2018 Mitsubishi L200 engine and mpg

The fifth generation of the famous truck came with a new engine.  The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 continues in the same way. It is a new 2.4-liter diesel unit. It comes with some nice numbers both in terms of power and fuel economy. Compared to the previous generation, this model is far more efficient. This engine is good for about 181 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is pretty much the class-average and it is definitely enough for good performances.

On the other side, the fuel economy of this four-cylinder engine is great. It goes over 51 mpg, which is quite an impressive number. For example, this is almost 5 mpg more compared to one of the 2018 Mitsubishi L200’s key competitors Isuzu D-Max. This truck is also a leader when it comes to CO2 emissions.

2018 mitsubishi l200

Fiat Fullback, a 2018 Mitsubishi L200 with new name

You may be familiar with this, 2018 Mitsubishi L200 comes with various other names. This was the case with some previous generations as well. Previous generations used different names. Some of them are Triton, Colt, Magnum, Strada etc. This time, there are models with Fiat and Ram badges, called Fullback and 1200, respectively. Despite the new name, these models are pretty much-rebadged versions. They feature completely same mechanics and just some minor visual tweaks. Moreover, the new Fiat Fullback comes from the same assembly and features only some minor changes at the front fascia.

2018 Mitsubishi L200 price and competition

The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 keeps pretty much the same price as the last-year model. So, base models are available at 25.500 dollars, roughly.

2018 mitsubishi l200 interior

When it comes to the competition, it’s getting tougher every year. Besides famous names like Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux, and Nissan Navara, there are some players in the game. Those come from famous European manufacturers like Renault, VW, and even Mercedes-Benz, which presented a new X-Class model.

2018 Fiat Toro Price, Features

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The way competition is growing in the midsize pickup segment in the USA and other markets and the new 2018 Fiat Toro has caught the attention of the automobile industry veterans. The entrants from stables of GM and Toyota have made headlines. The new Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Titan have also got good feedbacks.

FCA may not be among the most popular contenders in the truck segment but it does not want to sit idle as well. The possibility of Fiat launching its market-based Toro pickup truck is there. The company itself has not confirmed this. However, the chance is there and FCA may launch a derivative of the existing model sold in Brazil and nearby markets.

2018 Fiat Toro front

2018 Fiat Toro Macho Styling

The Toro was originally conceptualized by FCA to replace Fiat Strada in selected markets. It was based on same Small Wide 4×4 architecture on which the company developed Jeep Compass and Renegade. The 2018 Fiat Toro, at least the Brazilian model does look quite stylish. It may not be as rugged as the Ford F150 Raptor but the styling is macho. The sleek headlamps, underbody claddings, LED daytime running lights, chrome accents and wrap around tail lamps all evoke a suave appeal. It is sold in few exciting colors. The model has 3 trims- Freedom, Blackjack and Volcano. However, that may not be the case with the US or Europe centric models.

2018 Fiat Toro Interior, Safety and Amenities

The cabin of upcoming Fiat Toro pickup will be as stylish as the exterior. It may not be lavish but the utility is what the company may focus on. Some small item storage bins and compartment will be there in the cabin

The 2018 Toro from FCA will get a lot of advanced safety features and amenities. It will be enough to let it cope with rivals. However, not all features will be offered in all trims- whenever it is released.

It is likely that FCA will use the newest version of its UConnect infotainment system, with large touch display unit and Smartphone support. Support for GPS navigation and Bluetooth will be there too. Expected safety features like several airbags, Traction Control, Tire Pressure Sensor, and Electronic Stability Control. More advanced and radar-based safety features may be optional. Features like sunroof and leather-wrapped steering wheel may be there along with the optional premium sound system.

2018 Fiat Toro interior

2018 Fiat Toro Engine Specs

FCA has not said much about exact engines that will be used in 2018 Fiat Toro pickup. It may so happen the engines used in the Latin market version will be used with some modifications. However, the company may also opt for absolutely new engines to comply with US emission norms. So, both gasoline and diesel engines may be used in the truck.

The rumors circulating around that will have 1.8-liter E-Torq Flex 4-chamber motor or 2.0-liter Multijet turbodiesel engine. The first one is capable to produce 138 hp, while the 2.0-liter engine makes around 170 hp.

2018 Fiat Toro rear

2018 Fiat Toro Price and Debut

Fiat is yet to declare price of 2018 Toro pickup. It will debut sometimes in 2018- as per the news.

The 2018 Fiat Toro looks like an exciting new entry in the midsized light-duty truck segment. With the right price tag and powertrain choices, it may just hit the bull’s eye.

Subaru Pickup Truck Concept

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Subaru is not among the most popular carmakers from Japan but it is getting traction with time and market share of the company is also expanding. Subaru is keen on strengthening foothold in various niches of the automobile industry- both in Japan and other markets- as it seems from its new moves. The buzz of Subaru Pickup Truck Concept is gaining momentum.

The company has not confirmed the rumor but the chance is there- say the industry experts. Subaru has not dabbled much in this sector but the pickup truck segment is set to grow a lot in near future. With new players like Tesla and luxury carmakers too launching their trucks, Subaru may also follow suit.

Subaru Pickup Truck interior

Subaru Pickup Truck will be based on VIZIV-7 or Baja model

Subaru has not said anything about the design of the upcoming pickup truck. However, that has not deterred the online rumor sites from coming up with speculative render! The truck may be based on the Baja- a pickup Subaru did offer previously. The Baja was not very successful and its lifespan was rather short. The company may actually re-launch the Baja truck. It may be an AWD truck with open-bed pickup or crew cab setup.

The other possibility is Subaru may launch a truck based on its VIZIV-7 concept. This concept vehicle hogged much attention when it was shown a couple of years back. The visual styling is really nice and a truck based on it will appeal to a section of buyers for sure. Regardless of the platform selected by Subaru, the truck may be launched in several trims. There will be several colors for the exterior of the model.

Expectations

We expect that will Subaru pickup truck get plenty of advanced safety features- regardless of trims. The features like traction control, rearview camera, vehicle stability control and airbags are expected. A touchscreen controlled infotainment setup is likely to be there as well. It may have support for navigation and Bluetooth.

Subaru Pickup Truck Engine

Unfortunately, there is no info about engine use in Subaru pickup truck. However, it may not be an off-road centric truck after all. So, a moderately powered gasoline or diesel engine may sit under the hood. It may so happen that Subaru will use a modified version of engines used in its popular vehicles such as the Outback or Impreza.

The necessary tweaks will be made to these engines to suit truck usage needs. Special suspension may be used as well. This truck will have a decent payload and the towing range as well.

Subaru Pickup Truck 

Subaru Pickup Truck Price and Expected Release Date

Nothing is known about exact release date or price of the upcoming Subaru Pickup Truck. It may hit the showrooms in 2 years or so, as per the buzz. Pricing should be under $30.000.

Summing it up

The chance of Subaru offering a light duty or midsized pickup truck is there. The company is mum on the issue and details are unclear. However, with right pricing and features- the truck may carve its niche in this sector upon release.

2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Review

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The Japanese manufacturer will expand the offer of its pickup truck with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid. This excellent truck is considered as one of the best models in class. The current version is in the second generation and it is present for less than two years. At the moment, it comes only with 3.5 V6 engine. So, the new powertrain will be definitely a great addition. This version should attract all those who prefer models with better fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

For this occasion, the new truck will come with a familiar hybrid powertrain in Accord. On the other side, rest of the truck’s characteristics will probably remain the same. We are about to see the same design, both outside and inside. On the other side, the new 2018 Ridgeline Hybrid will most likely come in a single trim level, features an exclusive list of standard features.

2018 honda ridgeline hybrid front view

2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid redesign

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will feature pretty much the same design characteristics as base gasoline model. The current generation is pretty fresh and there is no need for some bigger modifications at the moment. So, the visual aspect of the new version will be the same. Just like the gasoline model, it will be in a close relationship with the famous Honda Pilot. Unlike most of the trucks, this model actually comes with a unibody structure, which limits working capabilities of the truck.

On the other side, it raises comfort and convenience on the completely new level. Compared to Pilot, the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will feature almost identical front end. Both models feature the same design language and the biggest difference is a front bumper, which looks more off-road ready on the new truck. The same thing is on the inside.

2018 honda ridgeline hybrid interior

2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid powertrain

So far, this excellent truck was offered with a capable 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine can be found under the hood of many Honda models, including Accord sedan which rides on the same platform. The powertrain will be also the same as in the famous sedan.

It is a system that features a 2.0-liter gasoline engine which is good for 143 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. The electric part of the system consists of two electric motors with a total output of 181 horsepower and it provides most of the tractive force. Combined output goes around 212 horsepower. If we consider that Accord Hybrid returns stupendous 50 miles per gallon, the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid should be also close to these numbers. That will be definitely a decisive factor for many buyers in the future. Also, expect some pretty decent acceleration and top speed.

2018 honda ridgeline hybrid review

2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid features

Unlike the gasoline version which comes in total six trim levels, the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will most likely come in a single trim level. Compared to base gasoline models, we expect to see much more equipment. Most likely, list of standard features will be close to some higher trims, such as RTL-E. This means that the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will come with standard features like 8-inch touchscreen, LED headlights, smartphone integration, seven-speaker audio system etc. Also, expect to see a full load of advanced safety systems like Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward-Collision Alert and much more. Also, expect to see few optional packages and numerous standalone options.

2018 honda ridgeline hybrid

2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid release date and price

Latest reports suggest that the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid could come already by the end of the year. However, we will have to wait for official confirmation. When it comes to the price, some reports suggest 40.000 dollars.

2018 Lincoln Mark LT Price, Release date

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Latest reports suggest that the famous luxury carmaker is going for another try with its premium truck, which should come as 2018 Lincoln Mark LT. This isn’t something new from Lincoln. Moreover, we saw this model two times so far.

There were two generations of it so far. The first one was in production between 2006 and 2008, while the second one was active between 2010 and 2014. After another break, the third generation is going to come. Once again, it will be in a close relation with the famous Navigator full-size luxury SUV. As you probably know, a completely redesigned, fourth generation of the legendary model came just recently.

Just like the new SUV, 2018 Mark LT will come with the new platform that utilize some very advanced technologies and design solutions that we originally saw in the current generation of the iconic F-150.

2018 lincoln mark lt review

2018 Lincoln Mark LT design

The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will be pretty much a completely new model. Although there were two models with this nameplate in the past, the new one won’t have much in common with them. It will be related to the new Navigator that came just recently. These two models will share the platform, which was originally introduced with the new F-150, three years ago. The new architecture brings some revolutionary design solutions. Almost complete chassis and body of 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will be made of lightweight materials. This mostly refers to aluminum and high-strength steel.

The main benefit from new architecture is a huge weight loss, which eventually provides significantly more efficient ride. Also, it is important to mention that the new construction is strong enough despite the use of light materials. So, this definitely won’t affect on 2018 Lincoln Mark LT overall capability.

2018 lincoln mark lt side view

 

2018 Lincoln Mark LT engine

Just like the new Navigator, the new 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will switch to V6 engine. Instead of large and thirsty V8 engine, we will see a new version of the excellent 3.5-liter V6. This unit now delivers around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. So, you get numbers that are even better than most of the eight-cylinder engines, but with significantly better efficiency. If you add to this a significantly lighter overall weight, massive fuel savings are certain. Also, the new truck will feature amazing numbers when it comes to speed and acceleration.

We presume that the new 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will be able to reach 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, while a top speed will go up to almost 120 miles per hour. When it comes to transmission, we will see the same new 10-speed automatic.

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2018 Lincoln Mark LT styling

The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will also get a completely new styling. It will adopt the brand’s latest design language, including new headlights and a new grille that features Lincoln-logo-shaped holes. The front end is almost completely the same as the new Navigator. Speaking about cab design, this will be a luxury truck. So, it is hard to believe that we are going to see anything but some kind of a crew-cab configuration.

When it comes to the interior design, expect to see a cabin similar to its SUV relative. This means the same dashboard layout, with all those advanced technology features, including the latest version of the infotainment system, ran via a new 10-inch touchscreen.

2018 lincoln mark lt interior

2018 Lincoln Mark LT release date and price

The arrival of new 2018 Lincoln Mark LT is still uncertain, but various reports suggest late 2018 as a potential launch date. When it comes to price, we could expect 65.000-70.000 dollars for the base model, although those are rough predictions.

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation Sleek, Sophisticated Appearance

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The Light-duty truck segment has a lot of contenders and a majority of them are from the stable of GM. The GMC Sierra lineup is really popular in this segment and it gives tough competition to the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 lineup. The company also brings out limited and special edition trucks for the Sierra lineup every year. The 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition is one such example.

These limited edition models are aimed at niche buyers and usually, have higher price tags than regular models. Based on the Sierra 1500 model, it is aimed at the buyers who want luxury and amenities even in a light duty truck.

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation side

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation Comes with Macho Styling

The 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition is available on SLE double cab models, Crew Cab models and base double cab models. The styling is decidedly macho and it looks simply stunning. The available exterior colors are Stone Blue Metallic, Summit White, Onyx Black, and also a Dark Slate Metallic. The truck gets body-colored grille surround, matching mirror caps, bumpers and door handle. Its exterior badging also helps the model looks distinct from regular variants. It also gets 20-inch black-painted wheels.

2018 GMC Sierra Interior

Just like the exterior styling, the cabin of 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition has the stamp of uniqueness. It is way more stylish and the quality of materials is a step up than what you get in base and SLE models by default! The soft-touch instrument panel and real aluminum trim ooze lavishness. The Leather-wrapped steering wheel and Contrast stitching look nice too. In fact, the cabin is really quiet. The noise insulating materials like Aerodynamic exterior mirrors, Hydraulic body mounts and Triple door seals work actually as desired.

Safety Features

The 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition comes laden with plenty of safety features and amenity wise, you will not get any chance to complain. The Elevation package also brings to base Sierra models features like remote locking tailgate, rear-view mirrors, 110-volt power outlet, LED front fog lamps and deep tinted glass. Furthermore, the GM Intellilink setup is there with 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and Smartphone support. The icing on the cake is the embedded 4G Wi-fi hotspot. The Sierra SLE Elevation Edition also gets an 8-inch touch display unit, HID headlights, and soft-touch dashboard. Safety wise, it gets many airbags, anti-lock brakes and vehicle stability control.

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation interior

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation Engine

The 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition has the same engine as used in the base and SLE trims. The base engine 4.3-liter V-6 unit makes 285 HP with 305 lb-ft of torque. The next one is 5.3-liter V-8 engine generates 355 HP. The final one is the mighty 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 420 HP with 460 lb-ft torque. All engines will be also mated to the 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Fuel Economy

All engines from the list above will use direct injection and Active Fuel Management system. This system will allow engine to run on fewer cylinders and thus use less fuel. The base model V6 engine will give 18/24 mpg (2WD) and 17/22 mpg (4WD) in the city/highway. However, the model with 5.3 V8 engine comes with the fuel economy of 16/23 mpg (2WD) and 16/22 mpg (4WD). The final one and strongest will have in city/highway 15/21 mpg for the front wheel drive and 15/20 mpg for the all-wheel drive.

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation Towing Capacity

The model with strongest engine 6.2-liter V8 can pull up to 12,500 pounds. It can tow maximum 11,100 pounds. With this maximum towing capacity this engine will give a highway rating of 23 mpg. Also, the model with 5.3 engine has the similar numbers. However, the 4.3-liter V6 can max out around 7,600 pounds.

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation rear

2018 GMC Sierra Elevation Price and Release Date

Based on the trim chosen, the price of 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition will vary. The starting price should be close to $35.000. It will be soon available in the market.

Summing it up

The 2018 GMC Sierra Elevation edition is a compelling addition to the already popular Sierra lineup. It costs a little more than regular versions but you get enough for the price tag. Styling and amenity wise, it ticks the all the boxes.

BMW Pickup Truck Concept

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Pickup truck segment is witnessing unprecedented growth in recent times. It is not only about top players like GM and Ford launching new pickup truck models and sprucing up popular ones. More players are going to hop on this bandwagon and that list includes some top luxury models like BMW pickup truck Concept.

After Mercedes Benz taking the veils of its ambitious X class luxury pickup, it is natural that other luxury carmakers will follow suit. The prospect of BMW launching its version to take on the arch-rival is there. BMW, however, has not said anything with confirmation. That has not deterred the rumor sites from coming up with speculative render and the buzz is gaining momentum with time.

BMW pickup truck front

BMW Pickup Truck Design

Not much is known about the upcoming luxury pickup from BMW, as of now. Rival Mercedes Benz has used the popular Nissan Navara NP300 platform as a base. BMW does not have such partners to develop a pick-up truck on. So, it may use any of the SUV architectures or create a new one from the ground up.

However, a luxury pickup based on Toyota trucks may be on the cards. BMW has already partnered with the Japanese car behemoth for the Z5 roadster. A truck modeled on the popular Toyota Hilux may be on the cards. Typical BMW design elements will be present in the truck- whenever it hits production ramp. You can expect the vehicle to have the twin-kidney grille and sleek headlamps on the front side. Enough chrome accents may be also used on the exterior. It may have a few trim levels.

BMW Pickup Truck Interior

The cabin of the BMW pickup truck will be absolutely lavish and sleek looking. Plenty of leather, wood and metal trim will be used in the cabin. The typical BMW dashboard with leather coated steering wheel will be there. The cabin will also feature advanced noise cancellation tech, automated climate control and infotainment setup.

BMW pickup truck side

BMW Pickup Truck Engine

As of now, it is hard to say with certainty which powertrain will be used in the upcoming BMW pickup. Any of the engines used in top BMW SUVs may be used with some tweaks to suit the truck platform. Both gasoline and diesel engines may be offered. Since BMW is focusing on using hybrid powertrain in most of its vehicles, a possibility of the company using a special plug-in hybrid setup cannot be ruled out completely. In any case, the engine may be laden with BMW’s xDrive AWD setup.

BMW pickup truck rear

BMW Pickup Truck Price and Availability

The newest BMW pickup truck will not come cheap- as it is. The base trim price may be well above the $55.000 mark. No release date is known but 2020 is likely.

Summing it up

The possibility of BMW luxury truck is there through a lot of details are yet to be confirmed. It will give BMW the scope to explore the relatively less developed niche in the truck segment. However, the truck should be laden with a powerful engine and safety features to match the rival offerings. It is not going to be priced cheap though.