2018 Nissan Navara SE Previews 2018 Frontier

2018 Nissan Navara Specs

What expects US market, when 2018 Nissan Frontier officially be released in sales, Europe is already seen in some way. Sibling model, of this manufacturer intended for markets outside the US borders, is the Nissan Navara. The 2018 Nissan Navara, but in the form of a special edition Navara Trek-1, was presented in Brussels in 2016.

Navara pickup truck is extremely popular model.  A Navara Trek-1 Special Edition is concept based on the Double Cab Navara model.  It is expected that the new generation Frontier pickup truck model to take over something from this concept. However, significant changes in 2018 Nissan Navara pickup will not endure.

2018 Nissan Navara changes

2018 Navara Changes

The last major redesign, which included changes to the complete vehicle was for 2016 MY. A 2017 Nissan  Navara NP300 then appeared on the market . This representative of a new generation, threw a shadow over the complete range of previous models. Sleek design, with a new V-motion grille, a new line of vehicles and modern details,  made this pickup truck pleasing to the eye.

Sportech styling was a special trim which debuted with new 2016 Navara . Last year, a complete list of these amenities were offered in the form of a special edition. Now, after another year, we can expect that 2018 Nissan Navara has a very long list of standard equipment. Among other things there are sport styling bars, LED spot lamps, new black-alloy wheels. Chrome highlights on mirrors, frames fog lights and front grille. As for the interior and equipment in the vehicle there are NissanConnect infotainment system, satellite navigation, digital radio, and 360 degree Around View Monitor.

Navara NP300 interior design

2018 Nissan Navara Specs

How much Navara pickup truck is actually a popular vehicle, says the fact that Mercedes company, developing its own model based on the pickup Navara model. Other information regarding is about the new Nissan NP300 SUV, which will also be based on the Navara truck. The platform of this vehicle is so unique and meets the needs of truck and SUV models. The company will not change it for a long time. NP300 Navara model is so improve the economy and efficiency of this model. Navara truck now offers 11% increased fuel economy compared to the preceding model.

2.3 L twin turbo diesel engine with 4 cylinder power unit which is equipped with a 2018 Nissan Navara base model with 187 hp. At US market, 2018 Frontier will be equipped with 2.8 L Cummins Turbo Diesel. Thailand market naturally has its representative in the segment specification. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission are in combination with the existing engine range. 2018 Navara pickup truck will have several configurations when it comes to the size of the cab and bed sizes. And as the standard 4×2 drive is expected, and AWD will  exist only as an option.

 

 

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

It is expected that the standard version of the Tundra trucks offer novelties for the 2018 model year. On the other hand, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro should arrive without a drastic change compared to the 2017 model. As before, TRD Pro version will differ from the standard version for its exceptional off-road performance. In addition, the level of equipment is at a higher level.

In its TRD Pro edition, Toyota’s full-size Tundra pickup truck, was presented 2014 for the first time. This is designed Toyota Tundra, is conceived as a direct rival modified pickup models US car manufacturer. First of all, these are RAM 1500 Rebel and the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Front View

Engine Specs

To meet the high standards of off-road driving, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has to offer powerful and reliable engine. Under the hood is placed 5.7-liter V8 unit. This engine is coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD drivetrain. With its 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, this engine is capable to overcome all challenges. In addition, this powerful engine provides outstanding vehicle towing capacity. Perhaps could be directed criticism at the EPA fuel economy rating, which is 15 mpg in combined driving conditions. However, TRD Pro Series is not designed for those who want economical family car.

In addition to the Tundra pickup truck, TRD Pro package is designed to Tacoma and 4Runner SUV and pickup models. As a special, off-road package, TRD Pro package includes:

– Clearance and backup sensors
– Bilstein shock absorbers
– Fuel tank protector plates
– Limited slip differentials
– Premium audio system with 7 inch touch-screen
– GPS navigation
– Satellite radio

In addition to the standard amenities, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will offer an additional package. Through additional packages will improve towing vehicle. Towing package will include a trailer brake controller, a heavy-duty hitch and a transmission cooler.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Interior

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Exterior and Interior

The new model comes in Double Cab and Crew Max configurations. Double Cab version includes 6.5 foot bed, while the Crew Max comes with a 5.5 foot cargo bed.

The exterior design of the vehicle is designed in such a way that differs from the standard version, or to be distinctive and unique. All models in the series have TRD Pro at its front end a large TOYOTA block-lettering. That replaces the brand’s badge. Also, Tundra TRD Pro comes with alloy wheels of 18 inches, skid plates and a TRD dual exhaust system.

What distinguishes 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro from the standard model, are and TRD Pro tags. They are located on the exterior and in the interior of the vehicle, in large numbers. “TRD Pro” logos, can be found on the bed sides, shift knob, center stack, seats and floor mats. With all of this, customers have a choice of vehicle exterior colors. The new Tundra TRD Pro will be offered in Superior White, Quicksand and Magnetic Gray body paints.

Price Tag

For now, there is no announcement of change in price compared to the 2017 model. This means that the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will be able to buy at a price of more than $ 41,000.

 

2018 Mazda BT-50 Rebadged Ford Ranger T6

2018 Mazda BT-50 Changes

2016 Mazda BT-50 is the latest model which has passed through a certain phase of change. These improvements have done this popular model even better. The quality of the vehicle is raised to a very high level. Because of all what happened then , 2018 Mazda BT-50 model remains competitive in the market. It can stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ford Ranger, VW Amarok and Mitsubishi L200 trucks.

2018 Mazda BT-50 Changes

This model debuted on the market 2010. Given that was developed in cooperation with the Ford Ranger pickup model, to share with him, and a significant number of components. Among other things, it is a platform. 2018 Mazda BT-50 will have a higher level of equipment. The outside of the vehicle will remain more or less not changed compared to the previous mode. Grille which the vehicle was in 2016, then the light clusters and new bumpers. New taillights with dark red lenses, are also expected characteristics of the 2018 BT-50 model. Unlike most competing models, Mazda is not trying that with chrome accents make this model appealing. Based on the Ford Ranger T6 model, new BT-50 pickup will get numerous advancement.

2018 Mazda BT-50

And again offer will include versions with Single Cab, Freestyle Cab and Double Cab configurations. There are three trim levels, to the XT, XTR or GT. Tubular side steps the piece of equipment that will most likely 2018 Mazda BT-50 offered only with XTR and GT trim levels. Mazda has not changed only the outer appearance of the models for 2016. One piece of equipment consists of satellite navigation system, redesigned center stack housing, a 7.8-inch HD touchscreen, as well as easy-to-use controls. With a range of new benefits and improved systems, 2018 model will offer a more comfortable cabin with improved materials.

Rumors and some sources, however, mention a new generation of Mazda BT-50. This is significantly different model, and therefore what it is assumed that it will be placed on a new platform. More specifically, some sources indicate that the 2019 Mazda BT-50, be placed on a platform Isuzu KB model.

2018 BT-50 Specs

The offer of drive units are expected again three diesel engines. These three diesel double cab models are equipped with a 3.2 L with 197 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The second engine is a 2.2 L with 148 hp and 375 Nm of torque, a third model will start the engine of 2.2 L, which is not only upgraded but remains at disposal with only 110 hp.

This is certainly not final, official or not all the information on the 2018 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck model. A complete redesign of this model Mazda plans for MY 2019. Given this information, it may not be substantially indistinguishable specification model 2018 in relation to the announced. Likewise, it can not be expect no big changes in price, given that there will be no major changes to the vehicle.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup based on Creta STC

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup truck concept

The latest rumors indicate the arrival of 2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup model, which will be based on the namesake crossover model. The new Hyundai pickup could be the production version of Hyundai Creta STC (Sport Truck Concept) model. Creta STC concept was presented at the Sao Paulo Motor Show at the end of 2016.

Rumors about the arrival of this vehicle comes with several Brazilian websites. Data indicate that the 2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup have a promotion during 2018, after which it will begin production and sales. The same sources indicate that this model will be created for the South American market.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup truck concept

Design and Specs

We already know that Hyundai is ready to enter the pickup truck market. The company unveiled its study extremely interesting pickup vehicles. It is the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck, which was presented as a concept. By the realization of a production version has not yet occurred. Meanwhile, Hyundai has introduced this new study in the form of concept. By all appearances, Hyundai Creta pickup will arrive on the market before the larger Santa Cruz model.

Hyundai Creta Sport Truck Concept is 4,650 mm long,  it is  wide 1,850 mm, and 1,630 mm high. Wheelbase is 2,800 mm. If these dimensions compared with the dimensions of Hyundai Creta  crossover model recognizes differences. The Creta STC’s wider to 380 mm and has a larger wheelbase of 210 mm.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup has given the green light, and it is almost certain when it will arrive on the market. Many believe that this move by the company expected. In fact, in many emerging markets, Hyundai Creta crossover is one of the best selling models of the company. More specifically, this model makes 70% of total sales in certain markets. Therefore, the decision to offer a pickup version of the crossover quite logical.

Hyundai Creta STC

Serial version of the Hyundai pickup will be based on the existing platform, used by the crossover version. It is not known who will be the engine installed in this future pickup. However, the data indicate a 4-cylinder unit and only FWD.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup Competitors

This model will never see the light of the most prestigious world market pickup truck models. The Creta pickup will not be offered in the US market. However, this model is designed to be a rival to Fiat Toro and Renault Duster Oroch pickup models on the market of Latin America.