2019 Toyota Hilux Restylated and new Rocco Versions

2019 Toyota Hilux Rocco

In its eighth generation, the Toyota Hilux pickup appeared in mid-2015. Nevertheless, the company has prepared a restyle version of the model. On the European market, and other automotive markets, restyled version of the model, arrives as a 2019 Toyota Hilux. On the Asian market, in Thailand, the new version is offered as a 2018 model.

The new model brings significant visual changes, compared to the current version. In addition, Toyota has expanded the offer of this popular pickup model. More specifically, it is a 2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco version.

2019 Toyota Hilux Rocco

Hilux Rocco

2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco is available exclusively in the Double Cab configuration. This model attracts attention with its specific appearance of the outside. Namely, Toyota Hilux Rocco has a large number of decorative exterior elements in black.

The details in black are the front mask, the B-pillar of the bodywork, the fender edges, and the door handle. Also, 18-inch aluminum wheels are black. On wheels there are tires for all terrain. The Hilux Rocco also has decorative graphics of the outside. Also, there is a large inscription “ROCCO”.

Customers who opt for this version of the new model have the option of choosing between 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems.

In the end, the 2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco also has black metallic details in the interior of the cabin.

2018 Toyota Hilux Rocco rear view

2019 Toyota Hilux Specs and Design

A model designed for the Thai market comes with two diesel engines, and one gasoline. The first is a 2.4-liter turbo-diesel engine with 150 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The second diesel engine is a 2.8-liter unit with 177 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. In the end, a version with a 2.7-liter petrol engine, with 166 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque, is offered to Thai customers.

For other markets, where this model is represented, the specification will be published later.

As for the design of the new model, it differs significantly from the design of the previous Hilux pickup. The biggest visual changes are seen on the front of the vehicle. . The highlight of the front grille, as well as the new look of the front bumper, is highlighted here. In the new bumper, different air vents are pointed out. Finally, the fog lights are also modified designs, and are otherwise set up.

Release Date

2019 Toyota Hilux will be on sale in 2018. On the other hand, we have already mentioned that the restyle version is already available on the Thai market. However, on this market, the car is sold as 2018 Toyota Hilux.

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck new version Renault Oroch truck

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck render

The Dacia Duster SUV, believed or not, came to the second generation for just one reason. This is more than one million sales results. This shockingly affordable model also has its pickup version. Under the other name, more precisely as Renault Oroch, the company offered Duster pickup on the US market. Namely, unlike other manufacturers, it should offer a version to its domestic and European customers. The Dacia Duster Pickup Truck should be a European version of the Renault Oroch pickup model.

In this case, everything is the opposite in relation to Japanese, Korean, German and other producers outside the US borders. While, they are all eager to offer their trucks models to the US market, Dacia goes in the opposite direction. For now, there are two models that will be clearly used for the conceptual solution.

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck render

Dacia Duster Pickup Truck Options

The first is of course Renault Oroch, which is sold in South America. It’s a double-cab version, which has taken a different name from the expected one for an unknown reason. The French company has commented on this decision as a desire to Dacia tag does not want to be global in character! And who would not want to become a global brand?

Another solution is reflected in a single-cab version of the regular Duster model. This model has a roof carved open over the rear seats. There are also trunk and installed tailgate. This version of Duster is produced in Romania.

There are assumptions that the second generation Dacia Duster SUV will experience global success. First of all, this vehicle, like the majority of the Dacia offer, can boast of affordability and excellent value. Although it is manufactured by Renault’s low-cost Romanian division, this vehicle has a certain quality, applicable to the Dacia Duster Pickup Truck. It will use the same underpinnings that features a slightly redesigned body and an updated interior of the second generation Duster SUV.

Infiniti Pickup Truck Possible Arrival Soon

Infiniti Pickup Truck

Nissan’s collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, in a performance known as the Mercedes X-Class Pickup Truck, leads to a logical conclusion that Nissan can offer something similar. For this car manufacturer, the truck segment is not a novelty. But a luxury sub-brand represented on the US market, in its offer, has no such model. After the announcement by Mercedes that their first truck will not cross the ocean, it was first suspected that Nissan would use this threat. These are two basic reasons why the Infiniti Pickup Truck could arrive in the near future.

All served on a platter, Infiniti Division gives a great advantage to offer the Infiniti luxury pickup truck. After transition from the SUV and crossover models, on the increase in the demand for pickup truck vehicles was not logical. It is the inevitable follow-up of events on the automotive market. In its offer, Nissan has several vehicles from this segment. Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan (Titan XD) are part of a rich Nissan range in America. Unlike this offer, the Infiniti brand has no such vehicle.

Infiniti Pickup Truck

Infiniti Pickup Truck Specs and Design

For the development and realization of a worthy competitor Mercedes X-Class, the Infiniti brand now has everything necessary. The luxury Infiniti Pickup Truck could take advantage of the underpinnings of the Navara. Since the existence of a platform and a base is one of the crucial moments in developing a pickup model, Infiniti does not have a single problem!

All the features that Infiniti brand models have, they would be easily applicable to the pickup model. When we say this, we mean the design of the vehicle. The last redesigned model, the Infiniti QX50, would serve as a perfect solution for the appearance of the front of the vehicle. A massive mesh grille with a pair of slim and narrow headlights. No one should expect the Infiniti Pickup Truck to be a fancier version of Navara or Frontier pickups.

As for the drive units that would be powered by the Infiniti Pickup, they can be assumed. This one model can fully apply the performance from Infinite models. These are two engines. The turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder engine with 268 horsepower and 288 lb-ft. And the other is a 3.7 L V6 with 325 horsepower.

Nissan’s premium department will surely not miss a chance to expand its offer in this segment as well. Although Infiniti brand representatives do not release the public with new information about this model, there are clear indications that another truck model will appear in the near future, this time luxury Infiniti Pickup Truck.

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck

Although the mid-size pickup trucks sold in the US as a crazy idea that Volvo one of those included in its offer, also contrary to common sense! These and similar statements, we were able to find more in the press in 2015. More precisely, the first, more serious rumor on the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck, has launched the appearance of the Volvo XC90 SUV. Sincerely, many thought that this was the only model of the Volvo brand, on which one pickup truck model could be based.

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck

Volvo XC90 SUV Review

The Volvo XC90 is a full-size SUV that is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market. The Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck would be one of the most efficient models. Of course, if took over the drive unit from this SUV. This would mean that this Volvo Pickup will run the T8 Twin Engine and it’s a complex hybrid drive. This powertrain combines a 2.0 L engine that is supercharged and turbocharged, with an electric motor. Together they have a power of 400 hp.

In order to minimize the uncertainty about the possible realization of the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck, it should be noted that Volvo once had a pickup truck model in its offer. Although it was a long time ago, it still counts. Volvo pickups existed in the form of PV54 from 1939. And there were also many conversions of the old 850 model.

Volvo XC90 SUV test mule

Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck Test Mule

At the beginning of the year, a test model was seen. According to the wheelbase dimensions, first indicated the attempt to modify the Volvo XC90 model in a pickup truck. The wheelbase of the XC90 SUV model is 117.5 inches. The model that has been spotted has an inter-axis distance of 10 inches larger. These dimensions indicate a great match with the Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgelin and Ford Ranger models. It is not known that Volvo plans to offer the XC90 SUV with extended wheelbase to the Chinese market, then the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck is a reasonable explanation.

Now, there is almost no car manufacturer that does not plan to upgrade its offer just pickup truck model. Perhaps not sooner, but in the near future, we can expect the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck.

2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 in production version

released 2018 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6

American Hennessey Performance introduced the VelociRaptor 6×6 Concept at the 2016 SEMA Tuning Show. Now, a year later, at the same event in Las Vegas, the production version of this vehicle is set. 2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 was created in response to the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 model.

This is not the first time that Hennessey Performance offers its version of the VelociRaptor model. Earlier, this tuner also offered a SUV version under this name. This model was a combination of the Ford F-150 pickup truck and the Ford excursion SUV model. Otherwise, the characteristic of all Hennessey VelociRaptor creations are great performance, modified elements and rich equipment. All this is ‘sprinkled’ by the remarkable outward appearance of the vehicle.

released 2018 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6

Specs and Design

As a base for VelociRaptor 6×6 it was used by the F-150 VelociRaptor. The vehicle features six wheels of a 20-inch size. This is the first Hennessey VelociRaptor, which comes in this configuration. In addition to the six wheels, the 2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 has got a modified Fox suspension.

The vehicle features redesigned bumpers (front and rear), as well as a roll bar and additional LED lights at the top of the vehicle. We should not forget the Brembo brake and a specially designed exhaust system.

The new Hennessey VelociRaptor feature an ultra-powerful engine and exceptional off-road capabilities. Also, the vehicle has a large towing capacity. The inevitable detail, with this model, is a specially designed and trimmed interior.

Below the hood is Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine. The engine is backed by new turbochargers. This engine makes the 2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 available with 600 horsepower output power.

2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6

2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 Price

The final production version of this vehicle will be available at a price of $ 295,000. Some may say immediately that this price is too high for a pickup truck model. Still, this is not a vehicle for everyone. The 2018 Ford Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 is for true fans of this type of vehicle. For those who do not satisfy themselves with excellence, they are looking for a phenomenal, that is, perfection. You will agree with us that Hennessey Performance, once again, has succeeded in its intent.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Reviews and News

If what you want is a pickup truck with aggressive and rugged look, the choice you need is 2019 Honda Ridgeline. This vehicle is loaded with amazing and innovative features. It makes the choice for those that prioritize innovation, comfort, and convenience in their ride without sacrificing performance. That is the reason why you have to go ahead and make this full-size solid truck your choice. It will stand chance of enjoying great off-road capabilities.

Design, Features and Specs

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is coming with tailgate with two-way design, flawlessly designed front headlamp, bumper, well designed and bold from grille and others. The overall features and performance of this vehicle has been improved due to new features that are loaded in it. Truly, you will enjoy rugged experience with the help of this pickup truck designed with bolder fenders, integrated spoiler for the back side, 4 doors, well spacious cabin for comfort and lots more. The interior of this vehicle is wonderfully furnished with neatly designed seats and oodles of infotainment systems. There is audio system with radio receiver and other flawless features which will pace the vehicle at the forefront in competition with others.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Front View

Engine Options

Both 2019 Honda Ridgeline and Honda Pilot are similar in several ways including in the engine options well as the interior and exterior designs. The engine found in the Honda pilot is just what is used to power this great vehicle. The entire performance of this vehicle can be attributed to the functionality of the engine options associated with it. There is going to be a petrol engine 3.5-liter with V6 coming with direct injection. The engine is engineered and built with dual gear options making it the best among other vehicles in the same category. The dual gear options are six-speed and nine-speed auto transmission system and the vehicle drive on all wheels.

Fuel Economy

The performance of this 2019 Ridgeline notwithstanding users will enjoy enormous fuel consumption economy with this pickup truck. For the city/highway cruising experience, users will enjoy 22/26 mpg respectively. This is among the things that made this vehicle the choice for every site contractors come year 2019.

Safety Features and Competition

While searching for pickup truck to buy for any kind of use, one of the things you need to consider is the safety features in the vehicle. The upcoming 2019 Honda Ridgeline is laden with great safety and security features. Those are including: stability control, Traction control, front collision alert, rearview camera, seatbelts, airbags, parking assistant and whole lots of other technologically improved and innovative safety features. There are many competitors to this vehicle but the closest ones are Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior

2019 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price

2019 Honda Ridgeline release date has not been announced by the automaker. Consumers and enthusiasts are expecting the vehicle in the market at the middle of end of 2018. The price is also expected to start at $30,000. The other versions may be higher than that depending on the features associated with them.

Skoda Pickup Truck Concept News

According to Werner Eichorn, a marketing board member of Skoda Company, they are just thinking and analyzing the idea of Skoda Pickup Truck. Someone might think that that’s enough. There is enough idea for the project. But the development of a model, which in the model lineup has no one to rely on, is not that simple.

Review

Until a few years ago, every serious, car manufacturer had to make every effort to offer at least one full-size SUV. Then the seven-seat family hauler’s tendency became specific. Customers in overcrowded cities wanted the dimensions of less crossover SUV models, with a specific specification. Now offer and demand requires something else. More precisely, the pickup truck models got a big role. It does not talk about workhorse models, ready to pull and take a lot. Not. These are models that, in addition to comfortable and luxurious cabins, offer the possibility of their use in certain jobs!

Skoda Pickup Truck

Skoda Pickup Truck Intentions

It is assumed that Skoda will use the Volkswagen Amarok as a model to base its light truck on. Every day there are millions of pickup trucks on the roads. Skoda is a small brand, and it is currently in a very difficult situation. Some brands have managed to revive long-forgotten pick up models. In this way they found at least some place on the market. Given that Skoda does not have an ace up his sleeve, must be included in a story that is very much in its infancy!

Very talented individuals have enabled us to visualize the idea in the clouds. If Skoda would use its full-size Skoda Karoq SUV as the basis on which to base its Skoda Pickup Truck. Similarly, the same artist did it by introducing us a new Subaru Truck based on the Viziv-7 concept. The new Skoda Pickup Truck should be a consistent competitor to models such as Nissan Navara, Renault Alaskan and Mercedes Pickup.

The production of this light-weight pickup truck model is in direct relation with the North American market. In fact, we should take for granted that Skoda will do all this exclusively to be able to offer SKODA Pickup Truck on US market! Among other things, this is the idea of leading all of the projects so far. Those resulted in a model that does not intend, nor can it parry Ford F-series, GMC and Chevy trucks.

2018 SsangYong Musso is Rexton SUV Based Pickup

2018 SsangYong Musso redesign

SsangYong brand, whose best-known model is the Rexton SUV, plans to introduce a pickup truck based on the said SUV model. All-new 2018 SsangYong Musso pickup truck is set to go on sale in 2018. This model is not brand new because it has a predecessor in the model called Korando Sports.

2018 SsangYong Musso Design

2018 SsangYong Musso will take over the platform from the Rexton SUV. It’s traditional ladder frame construction. Although the successor is the smallest pickup in one-tone segment in the UK, the new 2018 Musso will not be in the mini category. The reason is the basis of that, it borrows the full-size SUV. The emphasis is primarily on the strength, then on all other segments. We can expect that 2018 Musso pickup can tow 3.5 tons easily. These are not expectations, as the 2017 MY model has already been upgraded to this level.

For now it is not known the exact information on the suspension of this model. Will they use the front axle arrangement from the old version. If not, then it will definitely be equipped with a suspension that comes with Rexton SUV, double wishbone design.

2018 SsangYong Musso redesign

However, the offer from 2018 SsangYong Musso pickup does not end just like that. A new Musso will offer a choice of two body lengths on the market. The long version of this pickup truck will have 5.5 m. For now, only double cab is available. The latest information speaks in favor of the offer of the single and crew cab configuration of this pickup truck. The new 2018 Musso pickup truck will meet the needs of the family vehicle as well as work truck.

Specs and Price

As far as the drive unit is concerned, it will not be changed in relation to the current model. This would mean that the 2018 SsangYong Musso will run a 2.2 L diesel engine. This drive unit has a 178 hp/400 Nm engine that meets the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations. The introduction of a 2.0-liter turbo petrol alternative is another novelty when this pickup is in question.

The current model is extremely well-priced against rivals. It’s also the cheapest one-ton pickup on the UK market. The new Musso pickup truck will be more expensive. For now, it is not yet known what will offer the interior of the new pickup truck. Some sources state that Rexton SUV is overcome in this case, and that we can expect a lot of new technologies and features.

2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Based on Viziv-7 Concept

2019 Subaru Pickup Truck

Subaru is a company that, along with Volkswagen, has a concrete goal of placing its models on the US market. SUV models with 7 seats, were the first, concrete ways to turn attention to customers in the US market. One of these models is the Subaru Viziv-7 Concept. The next step would be to offer a pickup truck. The 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck about which some sources write, on this occasion and we, is only the assumption. Based on photos of the Viziv-7 Concept, and thanks to new technologies, we have the opportunity to see how Subaru Pickup looks like based on the concept.

Subaru Company does not have any pickup truck model in its offer. Three SUVs, two 5-door touring models, four sedans and one sports coupe. This is the offer of this manufacturer. Toyota, Nissan and Honda have their representatives in this segment on the US market. Unlike them, Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi are not yet. The Subaru struts from these groups just because there is no pickup truck in the offer at all.

2019 Subaru Pickup Truck

2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Design

The 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck would not be the first attempt of this brand to be a bargain even in this segment. Subaru Baja is a 2006 concept with the first step. However, more than one step has not been done. The vehicle is more appealing to El Camino than Silverado or Colorado pickup. A comparison from the Chevy model lineup was deliberately taken. The first concept was modeled on the Outback model.

The full-size SUV is a logical move by Subaru. 2019 Subaru Viziv Truck, based on the Viziv-7 Concept, if nothing else, will have a look that is attractive enough for today’s standards. All-wheel drive and off-road ruggedness have not been fully achieved, nor with SUV models. And this should not be overlooked if the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck is just another family hauler. This model will surely wait for some time, although the idea is not at all unrealistic and impossible!

2018 LDV T60 Release Date and Price

2018 LDV T60

New ute from LDV brand was announced in April with almost complete specification. Although it was expected that the LDV T60 on the Australian market would be presented for 2017 MY, it turned out otherwise. 2018 LDV T60 is expected, but only on the market of Australia. The vehicle debuted in September with a lot of equipment and attractive pricing.

2018 LDV T60 debuted in Sydney. It is on offer in two spec level. The entry-level Pro and high-spec Luxe. The new LDV T60 is one of the most affordable utes in the segment. Not so much because of the supply of equipment as a result of the price. The starting price of the LDV T60 of the new generation is $ 28,990.

2018 LDV T60

Competition

With the new model, this company plans to increase the current 7% market of the pickup truck segment to 10%. This means, in particular, the increase in sales of this model. The biggest competitors are Isuzu D-MAX, VW Amarok, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.

The new 2018 LDV T60 is offered in dual-cab and single-cab chassis configuration. The offer of drives is made by diesel engines as well as the petrol engine. The base model is equipped with a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, with 110 kW of power (at 3400 rpm) and 360 Nm of torque. This engine is combined with two transmissions. There are six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The consumption of the model with manual transmission is 8.8 liters per 100 km. Automatically, however, requires a little higher consumption and it is 9.6 L/100 km.

new T60 2018 ute rear view

2018 LDV T60 Features

Safety features to be especially emphasized are: five lap-sash seatbelts, six airbags (dual front, front side, full-length curtain), ABS and electronic stability control.

In addition to the standard equipment package available with the 2018 LDV T60 Pro model, which consists of: Rear-view camera, Rear parking sensors, Blind-spot monitoring, Adaptive headlights, Auto headlights, LED headlights, Auto wipers. In interior multifunction steering wheel, Cruise control, 10.0-inch touchscreen media with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth phone and audio streaming. There are two USB ports, Tub liner, Side steps, Heated door mirrors, Hill descent control, Hill start assist, Remote central locking, Tyre pressure monitoring. Pickup truck has 17-inch alloy wheels with full-size spare, Heavy duty suspension.

interior of 2018 LDV T60 ute

The 2018 LDV T60 Luxe model has to offer more of the equipment : Smart key, Keyless entry, Auto folding side mirrors, Leather-trimmed steering wheel, Leather seats, Electric front seat adjustment, Heated front seats. There are also climate control air-conditioning, Comfort suspension, Electronic rear differential lock,Sports bar.

Price

The price of the LDV T60 model ranges from $ 28.990 to up to – $ 34.990, as the Luxe model with an automatic gearbox. The proprietary model with transmission has a price of $ 30,990. A 2018 LDV T60 Pro model equipped with manual transmission is available at a price of $ 32,990.