2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT Release News

2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Rumors about Cadillac’s plans to revive the Escalade EXT have been circulating ever since its cancelation in 2013. According to some sources, there may be some truth to these speculations. Namely, the well-known sport-utility pickup truck is expected to reappear as the 2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT. What made this truck so interesting was a unique combination of its sleek exterior styling, luxurious cabin and a mighty V8 powertrain. Although it seemed that this particular niche within the pickup segment is due to disappear completely, some of the recent economic changes might help its revival. Continue reading “2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT Release News”

2017 Ford F-150 Diesel Price and Release

2017 Ford F-150 Diesel

Several spy photos have recently revealed that a diesel version of Ford’s best-selling pickup truck is currently under development. Namely, the 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel might even go on sale by the end of the year as a 2017 model. Thus far the famous pickup truck has been offered with a wide range of gasoline-powered V6 and V8 units, whereas the first ever diesel being prepared to join the lineup. Ford’s decision doesn’t actually come as a surprise since Ram has already done the same thing by introducing the 1500 EcoDiesel. The times when fuel economy was regarded as irrelevant by pickup truck buyers are long gone. While heavy-duty trucks were the first to adopt fuel-saving engines, the diesel units were regarded as unnecessary in the half-ton segment. Continue reading “2017 Ford F-150 Diesel Price and Release”

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Following the arrival of the completely redesigned 2016 Tacoma, the TRD Pro off-roading version finally made its debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show. This hard-core variant of the new Tacoma pickup is actually based on the TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model. However, Toyota Racing Development has once again managed to make the TRD Pro capable of surviving the most rugged terrains. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been eagerly anticipated by pickup truck enthusiasts and the company officials don’t hide their optimism when it comes to its future sales. Continue reading “2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro”

2018 Honda Ridgeline Release Date

2018 Honda Ridgeline

Honda has recently unveiled the long-awaited second generation of the Ridgeline. Although Honda killed off the original Ridgeline in 2014, the all-new model using the same nameplate is expected to hit the showrooms later in 2016. The upcoming version retains the unibody platform but its exterior design has been brought closer to a traditional pickup truck look. In terms of styling, the resurrected Ridgeline is more akin to the likes of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. Arriving only a year after the whole new model made its debut, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will be virtually unchanged both outside and inside. Continue reading “2018 Honda Ridgeline Release Date”

2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date

2018 Toyota Tundra

Speculations about Toyota’s intentions to enhance the Tundra’s fuel economy have been going on for a while. It now seems imminent that the 2018 model is due to receive a Cummins turbo-diesel as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The brand new oil-burner combined with the new gearbox is definitely expected to bring substantially improved fuel efficiency. Not only will the 2018 Toyota Tundra arrive with significant mechanical updates, it is also very likely to adopt certain cosmetic changes. The second generation of this popular pickup truck has been around since 2007, while it hasn’t received any major design updates after the 2014 refresh. In that sense, we expect the 2018 version to become more competitive in this relentless market segment. Continue reading “2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date”

2017 GMC Sierra Diesel New Engine

2017 GMC Sierra Diesel

According to recent reports from several reliable sources, GM’s DMAX facility in Ohio is currently working on a next-generation Duramax engine. Namely, the new turbo-diesel is being prepared to replace the current 6.6-liter unit which is due to be discontinued by the end of 2016. By introducing the new generation of the oil-burner, GM intends to make the Silverado and Sierra Heavy Duty lineup more competitive when it comes to the towing and hauling capacities. It is currently third in this torque competition among HD pickup trucks, lagging behind its Ram and Ford rivals. Apart from that, the upcoming diesel engine will be focused on meeting ever more stringent emissions regulations. In any case, expect the 2017 GMC Sierra Diesel to bring all sorts of substantial improvements. Continue reading “2017 GMC Sierra Diesel New Engine”

2018 Kia Pickup With Same Hyundai Pickup Design

2018 Kia Pickup release date

According to recent reports, it seems that Kia is seriously considering to enter the pickup truck segment for the first time in its history. The company’s decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the fact that its sister company Hyundai is due to launch the Santa Cruz pickup in late 2016 or early 2017. Kia’s officials are certainly keen on this idea after Hyundai’s first-ever pickup truck was warmly welcomed by car enthusiasts all around the world. If everything goes according to plan, Kia is very likely to reveal its own version of the small pickup sometime in 2017. Needless to say, the 2018 Kia Pickup will share most of its mechanical components with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, while the two models should differ when it comes to the exterior styling. Continue reading “2018 Kia Pickup With Same Hyundai Pickup Design”

2017 Ram 1500 Diesel Price and Release

2017 Ram 1500 Diesel

Ram’s half-ton pickup truck is most likely to be redesigned for the 2018 model year. In that regard, expect the 2017 model to bring only modest changes. However, the diesel-powered version of the 1500 truck will once again offer the class-leading fuel economy. We expect the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 to be sold in even higher numbers once the 2017 Ram 1500 Diesel hits the market. While awaiting the complete overhaul, Ram’s most popular truck will face a difficult task of competing with much fresher models that include the new Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and the recently launched Nissan Titan. Continue reading “2017 Ram 1500 Diesel Price and Release”

2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Price

2017 GMC Sierra Denali

In order to make the Sierra Denali even more upscale than it already is, GMC decided to launch the Denali Ultimate model for the 2017 model year. Compared to the regular Sierra Denali, the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate will add all of the previously optional amenities to the list of standard equipment. In other words, this brand new package will be offered with standard 4WD, 22-inch wheels, Driver Alert Package as well as a power-folding moonroof. However, it will also include some new features such as wireless phone charging and GMC’s Tri-Mode Power Steps. Apart from that, expect the new Denali Ultimate version to differ only slightly from the standard Denali models. Continue reading “2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Price”

2018 Jeep Gladiator Release

2018 Jeep Gladiator Concept

Jeep’s new pickup truck has been anticipated for many years but it has only recently been confirmed to make its debut in 2017. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), it will be built in Toledo alongside the brand new Jeep Wrangler SUV on which it should be based. Although its future moniker still hasn’t been announced, some reports suggest that it will be named after the Gladiator concept vehicle that was first revealed back in 2005. As for its release date, the 2018 Jeep Gladiator is expected to go on sale in late 2017 following the next-generation Wrangler SUV. Continue reading “2018 Jeep Gladiator Release”