2018 Renault Alaskan Arrives in Europe

2018 Alaskan pickup truck

Renault has announced that during the year 2017, the European market launch new SUV model Koleus. In addition, it was announced that by the end of 2017, will begin selling in Europe, and 2018 Renault Alaskan pickup truck models. When this announcement, the leaders of Renault company, did not hide their satisfaction and pride. Obviously, the Renault has high hopes for this pickup model.

Renault Alaskan is available on the market of Latin America since 2016. On that market are such models extremely popular. More specifically, the model is ‘easy’ pickup model, payload of one ton. On this same market, Renault Duster offers Orochi pickup model. This model became the best-selling model in the markets of Colombia and Argentina, in a very short period of time.

2018 Alaskan pickup truck

Design

The European version of the model is shown at 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The decision the company to enter the market pickup vehicles with two models, makes clear the objectives and plans of the company. Renault Duster Oroch pickup has based SUV platform, has extended cab, four doors, a place for 5 passengers and a large cargo chest. This vehicle concept is well accepted in the market of Latin America.

2018 Renault Alaskan Exterior

The front end is dominated by wide grille. It is surrounded by chrome highlights and character of the vehicle. The dimensions of the vehicle and its harmonious proportions, emphasize strength and intrusive attitude. The front bumper is robust. Together with the bonnet and a molded exterior lines, highlight the overall robustness of the vehicle. If you notice on the road with daytime running lights in the shape of the letter “C”, you’ll know that this is 2018 Renault Alaskan. Daytime running lights are made in LED technology.

Last chest has a hard cover. It is available in two-color edition, which gives a special feature of the appearance of the vehicle. Renault Alaskan adorn the transverse roof rack, on which it is possible to set up additional storage chest or carrier for skis or snowboards. Big wheels are perfectly fit into the protruding wheel arches.

2018 Renault Alaskan rear view

Although the capacity of the vehicle about one ton, reinforced chassis allows an increase in capacity. In addition, towing capacity is 3.5 tons, and the clearance of the vehicle is extremely high. With all this, Renault Alaskan 2018 strong and ingeniously constructed, which ensures superior off-road capabilities. The vehicle uses a permanent four-wheel drive for normal road driving, while the four-wheel drive part ratios for extreme conditions. For driving on paved roads used two-wheel drive.

Interior and Features

Interior is characterized by unique color leather upholstery. Of course, versions with lower levels of equipment, do not possess a leather interior. With a modern and high-quality interior, the vehicle is equipped with a large number of modern driver assistance systems.

Alaskan pickup interior

Multi-link rear suspension ensures superb driveability, traction and comfort for all passengers. At the same time, does not lose excellent off-road properties. 2018 Renault Alaskan owned and blocking electronic differential to wheel for greater security, blocking the rear differential for better traction in extreme conditions. There are also electronic systems for driving assistance for greater safety and comfort, which include a system to help with hill starts and the system to control the speed downhill.

After this pickup for some time present in the market of Latin America, the company considered that the 2018 Alaskan and will be well received in the market of Europe.

2018 RAM 2500 Most Popular Pickup Truck

2018 Ram 2500 HD

2018 RAM 2500 arrives with some delay compared to the original notice. Regardless, this new model sets new standards in its class. According to announcements, the manufacturer, the new model is the embodiment and shows the path of development of future generation of American carmakers. The new RAM 2500, in its fifth generation, is coming better and more powerful than ever.

What has not changed is the platform. The 2018 model is placed on the same platform as the previous model. More specifically, RAM 2500 uses the same platform since 2010. Given the popularity and success that achieved this pickup truck deserved to be sanctified attention. 2014, the company has prepared some improvements for the 2015 model. Then the suspension was promoted, and the improved 6.7-liter Cummins engine.

2018 Ram 2500 redesign spy photos

Design, Features and Specs

Improvements for 2015 MY, done that RAM 2500 remains competitive to HD pickup truck models from General Motors and Ford. The improvement of the existing Cummins generators, contributed to the increase of towing capacity and more torque.

The new, 2018 RAM 2500 delivers significant improvements. On the other hand, essentially nothing changes. This model remains true to itself. As before, the RAM 2500 HD arrives in several different versions. This refers to the different configuration of the cabin and cargo space, and offers a variety of equipment level. Still, the offer consists of Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon Tradesman, Power Wagon,  Laramie Longhorn, Limited, Power Wagon Laramie, Laramie and Limited versions.

As for the external appearance, 2018 model gets a new design of the front grille. The new design of grill is represented since the Laramie Limited versions filled offering. In addition, there is a RAM inscription on the tailgate, and all versions will be placed on the alloy wheels of 17 inches. Sure, wheels 18 or 19 inches are available as an option.

2018 RAM 2500 HD offers a leather interior, for versions with higher trim levels. It includes leather seats, and a new center console and details of Argento wood and satin-chrome accents.

In addition to certain changes, the price for the new model should remain at the level of the price of the current model, which ranges from $ 31,500 to $ 57,000.

2018 Ram 2500 HD

2018 RAM 2500 Engine Choice

In addition to the above, the improved 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel unit, the offer consists of two more extremely strong and reliable petrol engines. This diesel engine has best-in-class maximum towing capability per mile and oil change interval. It possesses 375 horsepower with 840 lb.-ft. of torque.

The second in offer is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with VVT. This engine delivers 383 horsepower with 400 lb.-ft. of torque, and is characterized by a high degree of cost-effectiveness in specific driving conditions.

Finally, there is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine has a fuel saver technology, which offers the best-in-class gas horsepower and torque. The choice of transmission is reduced to a 6-speed automatic transmission 66RFE or 6-speed manual transmission G56.

2018 Toyota Hilux Most Popular Pickup out of US market

2018 Toyota Hilux

2018 Toyota Hilux belongs to the eighth generation of this extremely popular and recognized pickup truck models. This new, eighth-generation model debuted in mid-2015. At the end of the same year he started his sales. In some markets, the new Hilux has got a new name. More specifically, the Thai and Lao market it has adopted a new name, Hilux Toyota Revo.

The new generation model made the big difference compared to previous models. Changes and improvements have affected all segments of the vehicle. It is present new design, upgraded engines and transmissions. As before, 2018 Hilux is fighting with competitive models in markets worldwide. In markets, where it is not represented, successfully sold his re-badged model Toyota Tacoma.

2018 Toyota Hilux

Changes

Considering that the new model is present on the market less than two years, changes with the 2018 models are not expected. The new model uses the “Keen Look” design language. The same style and design is noticeable with the Toyota Corolla E170 models. It is characterized by slim projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. This distinctive style is noticeable in the interior of the vehicle.

Also, the 2018 Toyota Hilux, like a current version, share new powertrains with some other models from the company’s lineup. New ESTEC GD 2.4-liter, 2.8-liter and 2.5-liter KD, 3.0-liter diesel engines are on offer at Hilux pickup. Also, these units driven by new Toyota Innova and Toyota Fortuner models.

Major changes, with the Toyota Hilux 2018 will not be represented. However, 2018 will mark 50 years since the Hilux pickup is present on the market. It is expected that this opportunity for Toyota offers a special edition of this pickup. Whether this will mark the anniversary Special Edition Hilux or all-new 2019 Toyota Hilux remains to be seen.

New Hilux rear view

Exterior

2018 model comes with no more visible changes of outer appearance. Like its predecessor, also featuring the new design of the hood and grille. The vehicle has a chrome door handles, pronounced fenders, polished alloy wheels and tinted privacy glass.

Interior

The new generation model has brought an increase in usable space inside the cabin. Also, the aforementioned “Keen Look” design language is present inside the vehicle. The interior is decorated with modern and quality materials, and there are new benefits and features. In the foreground is a prominent contemporary dashboard with a tablet like touch-screen display on the center console, which serves to manage infotainment system and satellite navigation.

2018 Toyota Hilux interior

2018 Toyota Hilux Engine Specs

The offer powertrain is different, compared to the market on which the vehicle is offered. Some hitherto engines are replaced by new ones, while some engines upgraded. This improvement influence on the efficiency, economy, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions into the natural environment.

The engine portfolio constitutes a large number of different diesel and gasoline engines with four cylinders. Also, top of the range makes a version with 4.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 235 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque at 3,700 rpm. The rest of the offer includes:

2.0-liter petrol engine with 139 horsepower, 2.4-liter diesel engine with 150 horsepower, 2.5-liter diesel with 102 horsepower, 2.5-liter diesel with 144 horsepower, 2.7-liter petrol engine with 160 horsepower, 2.8-liter diesel engine with 177 horsepower and 3.0-liter diesel engine with 163 horsepower.

With all engines, offers the 5-speed and 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, as well as 4×2 and 4×4 drive.