2018 Holden Colorado SuperUte vs. American Pickup Trucks

2018 Holden Colorado SuperUte

GM Holden Ltd has offered a refreshed Holden Colorado Z71 for 2017. This model is intended for buyers on the Australian market. The interest in the refreshed model is fantastic, so we are already speculating about the changes and improvements for the 2018 Holden Colorado pickup. Expectations from the new model are in line with the achievements of this vehicle. However, great attention is drawn to the announcement of a special edition, called the 2018 Holden Colorado SuperUte. This is a model that will take part in a specially organized pickup model. But about something later.

The Holden Colorado Z71 has gone through a similar process of change as Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, which are offered on the US market. The vehicle is based on the Colorado LTZ 4×4 Crew Cab version, and is the top model of this model. 2018 Holden Colorado could offer similar promotions, which GM is prepared for the “American brothers”, Colorado and Canyon.

Specs

The LTZ version is offered with new tinted lights, black body decorations, new front bumper designs and side sills. And the bonnet has got new decorations, and there are new 18-inch alloy wheels, in dark gray and arsenal metallic colors. All in all, the vehicle has got a more modern and aggressive look of the outside.

In all likelihood, and 2018 Holden Colorado will offer a higher level of equipment. Some sources state that there is a possibility of moving within trim levels. This would mean that the base model will no longer exist, but the version with higher trim will become the base version.

Versions with a higher level of equipment would thus possess the leather interior as standard equipment. The seats receive a system of heating and ventilation in all trim levels. The rear view camera, as well as MyLink infotainment system, which is equipped with a 7-inch screen, become part of standard equipment. All in all, 2018 Holden Colorado goes a step ahead.

Duramax diesel engine

As the top version of the model, the Colorado Z71 runs a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine. This engine will be available for all 2018 Holden Colorado versions as an optional solution.

The Duramax engine delivers great performance to the vehicle, especially in the field of wagons and loads. Holden Colorado, with this engine, has a wagon capacity of 3,500 kilograms. The engine power is 200 horsepower with 440 Nm of torque, and the engine is coupled with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Thanks to a powerful engine, 2018 Colorado is also ready for the toughest challenges. Starting from carrying out the most difficult operations, freight and pulling, to overcome the true off-road terrain.

2018 Holden Colorado SuperUte

2018 Holden Colorado SuperUte

SuperUte ECB Series is new racing series that plays off the exploding popularity of pickup trucks. Australia will have Turbodiesel-powered, mid-size, Crew Cab pickups racing around tracks like the Gold Coast’s Norwell Motorplex starting in March of 2018.

Similar to this competition, NASCAR has its own Camping World Truck Series. However, the SuperUte ECB Series competes in production pickup models. This means that the vehicles that are available in every showroom are now measuring the strengths of the race track. Of course, these vehicles come with minor modifications. First of all, because of security.

Every truck is capped at 340 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, while the minimum weight is set at 3,968 pounds. Since this championship has been organized in Australia, Holden Colorado represents the General Motors company. Automakers currently preparing for the SuperUte Series include Ford, Mazda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Toyota and General Motors.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Changes Coming Soon

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Now, more distant year 2015, Toyota unveiled the redesigned Tacoma pickup model. The promotion was held in Detroit at NAIAS. The presented model was for the 2016 model year. According to available information, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma brings significant improvements and changes. The beginning of the sale is expected soon. More precisely, at the end of 2017, that is, at the beginning of 2018, the new model will find its way to its first customers.

Great expectations are linked to the new version of this great pickup truck models. First of all, there is a TRD pro version, and no less attention is paid to the possible Tacoma Diesel model. Whether rival companies have such a version of the offer, the new Toyota Tacoma Diesel is almost certain.

Design

2017 Tacoma did not bring anything revolutionary in the field of design, compared to the 2016 model. Namely, the 2016 model has undergone major design changes. Its design is based on the new Toyota 4Runner SUV. The design of the vehicle is characterized by a prominent engine compartment of the trapezoidal shape, LED lights, front and rear, and the rear body bumper body with visible “Tacoma” mark.

The interior of the vehicle is enhanced and features richer equipment and advanced systems. Versions of the high trim levels are equipped with leather upholstery and infotainment entertainment with touch screen.

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Diesel

Given that competitive models, the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, offer versions with diesel engines, it would not be a surprise that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel was also marketed. Thus, Tacoma would continue to be an equal competitor to the above-mentioned models.

Under the name Toyota Hilux, the company offers an identical pickup on markets outside of USA and Japan. Toyota Hilux, with diesel engines, is successfully selling in these markets. There have been speculations that Tacoma Diesel will borrow diesel units from “Hilux Brother”. However, the specification and Tier 3 gas emission regulations, diesel engines from Hilux, do not meet US market standards. It is therefore expected that Toyota will develop a new diesel engine that could be found in this model.

New Tacoma 2018 interior

Specs

Competition in the pickup segment, on the US market, is staggering. Toyota strives to be the leader in its class. For this reason, it does not surprise that a huge effort has been made to improve the drive units for this model. In addition, both off-road vehicle characteristics and fuel economy have been improved. Many believe that the 2016 model is brought to perfection.

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma will not change the offer of powertrains. While the former carries over from the previous generation unchanged, the latter offers a significantly improved power output. The less expensive 2.7-liter inline-4 generates 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Now, the 3.5-liter V6 churns out 278 hp and 265 lb-ft, while returning a slightly better fuel economy. Automatic transmission comes standard, while the manual gearbox is available exclusively with all-wheel drive models.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Price

The base Tacoma is expected to start just over $ 24,000, while the fully equipped version will be priced close to $ 40,000. As for the release date, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is scheduled to hit the showrooms in the end of 2017 or begin the 2018 year.

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel and Changes

2018 Chevy Colorado

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado does not bring significant improvements and revolutionary changes, compared to the current version. Adding a diesel engine to the offer has rounded off and completed the offer, so significant improvements are not needed. As a novelty, the ZR2 version of the model can be considered. This version represents a real refreshment on the market of such vehicles.

Chevy Colorado is a very innovative pickup with exceptional performance and capabilities. Model for the 2015 model year, is the founder of the new generation model. Then Colorado was described as the technologically most advanced and most capable pickup in the class.

Under the name Chevy Colorado, this pickup has been sold since 2004. Then he replaced the legendary Chevy S-10. Regardless of the fact that many predicted the poor performance of the new model, Colorado is becoming the best-selling in class. The offer of this model has been extended to the market of Australia, where it is sold with great success as Holden Colorado.

2018 Chevy Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Specs

Although no improvements and changes are expected for 2018, a special edition of the model, based on the Colorado Z71 version, is available to customers. The Chevy Colorado Midnight Edition features a black exterior color and an aluminum black wheel set in black. The exterior black includes a mask, a light sensor, mirrors, door knobs, and a “Chevrolet” logo. This special edition is available from the spring of 2016. Among other things, this version also has a rear differential lock, Hill Descent Control and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires for all terrain.

The Chevy Colorado 2018 features contemporary design and great performance. Continuous development of the model, bringing it closer to an older brother, a full-size Silverado pickup truck model. The offer will continue to be three different versions, with WT, LT and Z71 trim levels, and there are also three different cab configurations, Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab. Unlike the other two versions, the Z71 version offers 17-inch alloy wheels and the “gunmetal” front grille frame.

2018 Colorado offers three exceptional drive units. There is a well-known 2.5-liter I4 DI DOHC VVT engine with 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. With these two exceptional gasoline engines, there will also be one diesel engine. 2017 Chevy Colorado Diesel will run a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel I4 engine with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado interior

Price

The price of the new model should remain unchanged. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado WT will cost around $ 27,400, LT version around $ 30,000, while the price for the Z71 version will be around $ 32,300.

Chevy Colorado ZR2

Colorado ZR2 is the most capable midsize Chevy truck ever. This is how Chevrolet described the new version of its model. This is a true off-road model, ready for all challenges. The ZR2 is a model that Chevrolet ‘runs’ on the competition, and sets new standards.

2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 offers two extremely powerful engines. And these aggregates are the best in class, for many reasons. The first is the best-in-class horsepower 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine. This engine has 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Also, he is also the best-in-class towing capacity engine, with its 7,000 lbs. Fuel consumption is about 18 city/25 hwy mpg.

In the end, there is a Duramax 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine. This best-in-class torque engine delivers 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. It makes him the best-in-class, too. In the end, this engine is the best in class, for another parameter. It is a fuel economy, which is 22 city/30 hwy mpg.

The Colorado ZR2 version has Multimatic shock absorbers, raised clearance, a sharp track mark, and an electronic locking system for the front and rear differentials. This greatly improves its off-road performance and capabilities. These factors make a difference to the standard model, and place it at the top of the model offerings. This model costs around $ 43,000 in version with AWD and Craw Cab Short Box configuration.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI Ultimate Package

New 2018 GMC Sierra Ultimate

Although it is one of the best-selling and most popular pickups of the GM company, GMC Sierra only received the highest level of equipment in 2015 (2016 MY). Namely, 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI is a relatively new model on the market. At 2015 LA Auto Show, GMC did not present any new model. Only some modified versions of existing models are shown. One of them is the Sierra 1500 DENALI Ultimate.

As shown, this model is only available in Crew Cab version. The vehicle is decorated with plenty of chrome details, cabin on the cab, IntelliBeam LED headlights, electronic rear window panel, new threshold design, and new 22-inch alloy wheels.

New 2018 GMC Sierra Ultimate

In addition to its outward appearance, the vehicle adorns the enviable level of luxury inside the cabin. The interior of the vehicle is full of details of aluminum. There’s also a heated steering wheel, electronic pedal adjustment, and exceptional front seats. The front seats have a heating and ventilation system. Also, the front seats have the ability to adjust in 12 directions, all electronically. In addition to an enviable level of luxury, the vehicle will also have a high level of equipment. Among other things, there are the Bose premium sound system, a wireless smartphone charger, an 8-inch color screen, and GPS navigation.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI Specs

The new version of the model offers two engines. The first is a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The second, more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. As standard, 4×4 is available as well as magnetic ride control.

2018 GMC Sierra DENALI

In addition to the new Sierra pickup truck model, a smaller GMC pickup truck model with the highest level of equipment was presented at the same event. It’s the new GMC Canyon DENALI pickup. Both vehicles feature a high level of equipment and a solid dose of luxury. GMC describes it as “the first and only premium midsize truck”. And Canyon DENALI offers a choice of two drive units. The first is a 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine with 305 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft., as well as a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel with 181 horsepower and 368 lb.-ft. torque.

Price

The company did not significantly upgrade this model, so the price of the vehicle will not be changed in comparison to the previous model. That means the price for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI, remains at the model level for the 2017 model year.

The Sierra 1500 for 2019 model year comes with the new design. This is a new generation of this GMC full-size pickup truck.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI Review

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI

In 2004, GMC Canyon succeeded the company’s pickup model Sonoma. Although very similar to another GMs product, the Chevy Colorado pickup model, this model has its distinctive character. From 2015, ie 2016 model year, this model has received the highest degree of equipment. More specifically, Canyon also received the DENALI version. 2018 GMC Canyon DENALI is now a standard part of the offer of this model. This version prevails on the pickup truck market, because this model is the first and only premium mid-size truck.

Design and Specs

Canyon DENALI is available exclusively in the Crew Cab version. From the standard model, it differs at the higher level of equipment and several cosmetic twicks. 2018 Canyon DENALI is characterized by a large amount of chromium. In such a design there are front grills, thresholds and frames of fog lamps. Another detail, which separates the DENALI version from the standard model, are specially designed aluminum wheels of 20 inches.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI

As for the interior, the GMC Canyon DENALI 2018 offers a more comprehensive list of equipment and conveniences, compared to the standard version of the model. First of all, there is a revised instrument panel and a new color screen. In the model of the premium model, the vehicle also has special mats, thresholds with ‘DENALI’ mark, Mulan leather seats, steering wheel with heating system, as well as details of high quality wood. The list of standard equipment includes a system for heating and cooling front seats, automatic air conditioning, and GMC IntelliLink infotainment system with 8-inch color display and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI Engine

This GMC premium pickup is offered with one gasoline and one diesel engine. The petrol unit has a volume of 3.6 liters. This V6 engine develops 305 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The 2.8-liter Duramax turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine features 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI interior

At the same time, when the ‘DENALI’ trim in the Canyon model was introduced, and the larger GMC pickup, Sierra got this package of equipment. The Sierra DENALI is offered with a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft, as well as a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Mercedes X-Class Release Date and Price

2019 Mercedes X-Class pickup truck will be launch in November 2017. In less than two months a model will be available on the market that is a direct competitor of the 2018 Nissan Navara pickup. The new X-Class is wrongly labeled as the first pickup truck model of this brand. Mercedes had a pickup truck on the Latin American market as early as the seventies of the last century. Nevertheless, attempting to combine the premium class with the convenience of a pickup truck model did not fully come to life.

The then La pickup, which was the name under which it sold this model was completely different from all other models. It looked very luxurious, the interior was also very high quality. A lot of similarities, the 2019 Mercedes X-Class will have with this model, but also with a new Navara pickup truck model with which it shares a large number of components.

2019 Mercedes X-Class Pickup truck

2019 Mercedes Pickup Truck Specs

The company came out with official vehicle data, specifications and prices for the new 2019 Mercedes X-Class pickup truck. First of all, it should be emphasized that the serial X-Class will be in many ways different from the presented concept. The external design of the vehicle is characterized by the aggressive front of the vehicle. Then there is a large star on the radiator grille with double slat. Compared to the concept, the 2019 X-Class pickup series will have larger headlights. Exterior mirrors that have attracted attention to the concept, in this case do not exist! Many major changes are visible on the rear of the vehicle. The 2019 X-Class comes with vertical taillights and a massive bumper. Hidden exhaust pipes visually strongly points to the Nissan Navara.

2019 Mercedes X-Class shares chassis with 2018 Nissan Navara pickup. It’s a ladder frame with robust independent suspension on the front and load-bearing ax on the rear. For this reason, both vehicles will be produced in the same factory. More precisely in Nissan factory in Barcelona.

Rear-view-of-2019-Mercedes-X-Class

There are three packages of equipment with which the X-Class will be offered. The basic model is Mercedes X-Class Pure. Then there are Power and Progressive equipment packages. As far as the supply of power units is concerned, it comes down to two diesel engines. The company says that by mid-2018, X-Class will have AWD only as an option. And since then it will be found as part of the standard package of equipment.

The two Diesels X 220 d with 163 hp and the 190 hp strong X 250 d. Together with the AWD option in the middle of 2018, Mercedes pushes the X 350 d with six-cylinder diesel, 258 hp and 550 Nm maximum torque.

2019 Mercedes X-Class Pricing

Mercedes Benz X 220 d (163 hp) with 6-speed manual has price of  37.294,60 euro. Model X 220 d 4MATIC (163 hp) with 6-speed manual transmissionis pricing at 39.115,30 euro (from Progressive). The X 250 d (190 hp) with 6-speed manual too, has price of  41.816,60 euro (Progressive only). Mercedes Benz X 250 d 4MATIC (190 hp) with 7-speed automatic transmission has price of 41,780.90 euro (all equipment).

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 celebrates 50 years of existence of the model

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50

A very interesting version of the Toyotas pickup truck model was presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Namely, this Japanese car maker introduced the 2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 model in a special edition. This model also marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Hilux pickup truck model. Featured as a special show car, the Hilux Invincible 50 attracted a lot of attention at Toyota’s stand at the aforementioned event.

Otherwise, Toyota has already offered a special Hilux Invincible, starting from 2014. At that moment, this pickup was represented on the market for 46 years. The number of sold copies ranged around 15 million. And in the period up to now, the company has continued such a trend, and this number is about 18 million units sold. The company plans to sell more than 40,000 copies of this brilliant vehicle on the European market alone.

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50

Review

When introduced for the first time in 2013, Hilux Invincible was the model with the highest level of equipment. It is then offered in Extra Cab and Double Cab configurations, and with Active and Sport equipment packages. From the very beginning, Toyota introduced this version of the model according to its name “Invincible”.

In addition to the “Active” package, front protection of thresholds from heavy terrain, chrome suction holes for the air, chrome front fog lights as well as rear light frames and ‘Invincible’ door markings were available. Also a new, completely black interior. The interior is harmonious with high-quality black fabric seats, as well as a comfortable padded armrest, leather handbrake, light gray lining of the sky, and ‘Invincible’ branded strips on the sills.

Hilux Invincible Sport had chrome-plated decorative pipes with the option of a new hard-top boot lid and a chromed side mold. There are 17 “alloy wheels, in two shades, as well as black leather seats.

rear view of Toyota Hilux Invincible 2018

2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 Price

The specimen, which was displayed in Frankfurt (2017), is in silver color, with special graphics, matte black and chrome elements. The vehicle is mounted on 18-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. Also, there is a luggage compartment as well as a specially designed interior. There is no doubt that Toyota Hilux Invicible 2018 will be the highest-ranking version in the range of this model.

For now, there are no official announcements about the price for this fantastic model. However, the standard Hilux Invincible costs about £ 26,000. It is known that this version necessarily comes with automatic air-conditioning, keyless entry and push-button start. There are cruise control and a multimedia system with Bluetooth. This is expected from this model, and some predictions are that the price for the 2018 Toyota Hilux Invincible 50 will not be below £ 30,000.

2018 Fiat Fullback Pickup Truck

2018 Fiat Fullback

2018 Fiat Fullback is a pickup truck model that is sold on markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Unlike him, buyers in the South American market, Fiat offers a Toro pickup. The new Fullback does not make any significant changes, as compared to the 2017 model. Still, this Fiat pickup continues to work with the Mitsubishi L200 model. More precisely, the new model is also mounted on the platform of the aforementioned Mitsubishi pickup model.

Fiat Fullback is a very ‘young’ model, created in cooperation with the Mitsubishi company. By its dimensions, it is larger than the second company pickup model, Toro. It is first shown on the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show. Basically, this is the L200 pickup, in the ‘Italian way’. However, these two models differ on their front ends. Each of the manufacturers gave its model a recognizable look, in line with the company’s design philosophy.

2018 Fiat Fullback review

Specs

Interested customers have the choice of Single Cab, Extended Cab, Double Cab and Chassis versions. Different cab dimensions and different configurations are in question. Depending on the version, the length of the vehicle, as well as the length of the luggage compartment, varies. The length of the vehicle ranges from 5.155 to 5.285 mm. The length of the luggage compartment varies from 1,520 to 2,265 mm. Vehicle height is 1,780 mm, width is 1,850 mm, while the wheelbase is 3,000 mm. 2017 Fiat Fullback has a maximum carrying capacity of 1,100 kilograms.

Depending on the market on which it will be offered, the supply of power generators is different. For customers on the European market, Fiat has devoted a 2.4-liter turbo diesel engine. The engine offers two versions, with 150 horsepower and 180 horsepower. 5-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission is required to transfer the engine power to the drive wheels.

The 2018 Fiat Fullback offers two different engines for customers on the Middle East market. These customers will be able to choose between a gasoline or diesel engine. The gasoline engine will have a capacity of 2.4 liters, while the diesel engine will be 2.5 liters.

Price of new Fullback

The price of the new model is at the level of the 2017 model. That means the car costs about £ 27,000. With this price, the 2018 Fiat Fullback is extremely competitive in all markets where it is represented.

2018 Lincoln Mark LT Old-New Luxury Pickup

Lincoln Mark LT Concept

The luxury car market is in the expansion. There are a growing number of customers who do not want to allocate huge sums of money for ultra luxury models. One of the models that could be a returnee in this class is the 2018 Lincoln Mark LT. This full-size luxury pickup could be re-located on the US market. There are speculations about the possibility of arrival of the third generation of this model. The same sources point to the possibility of globalization of this model. Judging by the information, the new Lincoln Mark LT could appear on the market in the upcoming period. Sales should start on the ground in North America, while later sales should expand to other markets.

Lincoln Mark LT Concept

Overview

The Lincoln brand operates under the auspices of the Ford Motor Company. In 2005, this pickup first appeared on the market. He inherited the Lincoln Blackwood pickup, and in his first year of sales he was much more successful. However, on the market of North America, this pickup was held only until 2008. In some other markets, the second generation of the model was available until 2014, when Lincoln Mark LT stopped producing.

Lincoln Mark LT is based on the Ford F-150 pickup, just as the Mark LT significantly more luxurious than Ford’s brother. Initially, these two models used the same 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine with 300 horsepower. When, in 2008, Ford offered the F-150 Platinum version, Lincoln Mark LT lost in popularity. Namely, the new F-150 Platinum had the same level of equipment as Mark LT. Simply, the introduction of the Platinum version into the F-150 lineup, led to the withdrawal of Lincoln Pickup from the US market.

Third Generation

For the 2010 model year, Lincoln and Ford are trying to revive the Mark LT pickup. The second generation of the model was based on the Ford F-150 Platinum, which was the best-selling model from division. When Ford introduced the 2015 F-150 model, there was no adequate version with the “Lincoln” logo. It was then clear that Lincoln Mark LT retire. However, in the light of new rumors and information, many are eager to see the company’s decision to return this model to the market again.

In its third generation, the 2018 Lincoln Mark LT would find the way to interested buyers. The new full-size luxury pickup would be a refreshment on a pickup truck market. Of course, if rumors are achieved, a new model with significant improvements and a full redesign should be expected in relation to the second generation model.

2018 Lincoln Mark LT

Like the new generation Ford F-150, and the new Mark LT is expected on the same platform, with reduced vehicle weight and advanced systems and technologies. The interior and exterior design of the vehicle will be a characteristic Lincoln brand. A leather seat, wood trim, keyless ignition, MP3/CD audio system, LCD touch screen display, as well as a superb infotainment system are expected.

2018 Lincoln Mark LT Specs

By itself, this will be a separate model, that is, a unique trim level. That is why many different versions of the new model are not expected. The only thing that can be separated is a short bed and long bed version. As before, the vehicle will have four doors and will be offered only in one cab configuration.

As with the level of equipment, it is not expected to be a big fan in the supply of power generators as well. The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will offer only one engine. In all likelihood, this will be one of Ford’s EcoBoost Aggregates. Versions with 4×2 and 4×4 drives are expected in the offer.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning

Everything that happens in Ford Motor Company attracts a lot of attention. This company has convinced us that it is one of the leaders in the automotive industry. All modern solutions and advanced technologies are a great confirmation of this. After the success of the all-aluminum F-150 model, every next move is followed with great attention. The company continued to chew the offer of models that use such technology and aluminum construction. For those who do not use their Ford truck only for working purposes next to the redesigned Ford Raptor, will be available another high-performance version. That’s the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning. This is not an unknown name. For the third time, the Lightning truck will try to express itself fully.

Many of you will be wondering why Ford in general has the need for a return and a revival of the model, which was withdrawn from the market 12 years ago. Some stories, they must not remain unspoken. Ford Lightning is one of those stories. In 1993, with the collaboration of SVT (special vehicle team), Ford introduced a high performance model based on the F-150 pickup truck. This model was a direct competitor to the Chevy 454SS model. Equipped with a 5.8 L V8 engine that developed a power of 240 hp, it was produced for two years. The engine was combined with a 4-speed automatic transmission, taken from the F-350 model. The break from 1995 to 1999 interrupted the demand for such a model. Ford Lightning was produced in 28,000 copies, and in 2004 it completely disappeared from the scene.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning

Specs

Why Ford wants the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning to be marketed when the Ranger pickup model returns to the US market? Lightning truck, in addition to its fantastic performance, had a specific suspension and frame of construction. When he returned to the market for the second time, Ford Lightning went through the phase of engine change, as well as a series of modifications concerning the suspension. Then the vehicle powered a 5.4-liter 360-horsepower engine in combination with 4-speed AT.

As Ford’s biggest future surprise, we expect the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. What has failed him, and what Ford can now offer with this name is a lightweight construction. Aluminum architecture, 500-600 pounds less than the 2004 model, a new engine and much more hp than it had. 2018 Ford Lightning is most likely to be equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. With the new transmission, this new 2017 Raptor engine provides nearly 450 horsepower. You will agree that no one expects more. Sometimes ‘funniest’ pickup truck on the market, will return the smile on the face of many, and with less ‘horse’.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning Release

The official specification information and the form in which the Lightning model will appear will not be available yet. Some sources report that the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning is likely to return to a regular cab, short-bed configuration. Regardless of all the secrets yet, the new Lightning model can only be better than the one we had the opportunity to meet. The improvements that Ford recently leveraged through the pickup truck segment surpassed all expectations.