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.

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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.

2019 Ford Ranger Latest News and Shots

test mule 2019 Ford Ranger US

Test mule spy photos of 2019 Ford Ranger truck we had the opportunity to see a few times this year. For the first time now, besides external design changes, someone has managed to capture what is underneath this new mid-size truck. To what extent will the new 2019 Ranger differ from previous models, Ford has shown a number of aggressive off-road actions. Now a lot of this indicates a significant shift in this model.

test mule 2019 Ford Ranger US

2019 Ford Ranger Release Date

In addition to the fact that the company plans to return the new generation Ranger truck to the US market, its changes are conditioned by changes to the complete Ford F-series. US-bound Ranger is in the testing phase, and its premiere is expected in 2018. Although many would want to see the new 2019 Ranger in Detroit early next year, this figure is still unknown.

rear view of 2019 Ford Ranger

Changes

After testing the 2019 Ford Ranger model and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, it became clear that the model would get a special suspension and some off-road features. It is set up a traditional solid rear axle. Likewise, the design has many more car-like shapes. Which certainly points to his brutal separation from the pickup trucks outside States. It will prefer more aerodynamic, carlike styling with beefier components.

new Ranger

US Specs of 2019 Ranger Pickup

With the 2019 Ford Ranger US Specs, the company decided to offer more EcoBoost engines. In addition to the four and six-cylinder engines, a diesel engine will also be offered. Premium choice will be 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine with direct injection. Combined with 10-speed automatic transmission, these drive units should provide the maximum when it comes to performance. The new Ranger 2019 will have two-wheel drive, and this will be part of the standard equipment package. AWD will exist but only as an option.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab News

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab

We already had the opportunity to see 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab and Double Cab in the form of a test vehicle this year . The changes are not large compared to current models. So far, however, we have not had the opportunity to see the Silverado model in the Regular Cab configuration. For the first time this year, testing in Colorado, and this test mule was spotted.

The current model has so far recorded a sales increase by as much as 4.4% in 2017. GM company sold 363,000 Silvrado pickup truck models this year. This model will be more affordable thanks to changes that have been announced. In addition to the design tricks that will fit this truck, there are better performance as well as new engines in the offer.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Redesign

Although the shape of headlight and daytime running light has changed, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab will not have high-tech LED projectors. This is the first, big difference in relation to the prototypes previously seen. According to everything, there was also a visible increase in the cab. Now there is a space, which, except for travelers, is meant for the transportation of tools. One should not ignore the fact that 2019 Chevy Silverado is primarily a full-size pickup truck designed to handle heavy workloads.

Silverado truck is the second best-selling pickup model in the US after the Ford F-150. For this reason, he follows it in step. And 2019 Chevy Silverado Regular Cab will have many elements made of aluminum. This will reduce the weight and increase fuel economy. Though it is expect that the bed remains steel.

rear view 2019 Chevy Silverado

The prototype shot in June 2017 was equipped with a diesel engine. It is assumed that this engine will be part of offer of  2018 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab. Silverado half tons will continue with refinements on current V-8 engines. They are also expected to get a smaller diesel engine. And an upgraded version of the existing mild-hybrid.

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck to the End of this Decade

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck will enrich the company’s offer in this segment. It is known that Toyota also works on developing a new platform for its pickup models. This type of vehicle is a clear response to Ford Motor Company plans. Namely, Ford has announced a hybrid version of its most popular pickup model, the F-150. This Ford F-150 should be on the market by the end of this decade. If Toyota decides to offer its pickup hybrid, 2020 is the real date of its appearance.

The rumors of the arrival of the Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck has fueled a statement from people from the company. Namely, Ed Loukiz, vice president of Toyota’s marketing department, gave an interesting announcement. He confirmed that the idea of a hybrid truck quite interesting and curious. He added that such vehicles would be interesting for buyers in the US market. Also, he pointed out that such a vehicle would be a nice addition to the gamma of these models. According to him, there are no reasons why the development of such a model would not be possible.

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck

Rumors and Speculations

Many believe that it would not be a surprise that Toyota gives the green light to this project. Remind once more, Ford intends to offer a hybrid F-150 to the end of the decade. If company wants its ‘part of the cake’, Toyota must instantly react.

However, when it comes to Toyota’s model, we will probably have to wait for the next year to officially confirm this information. However, there are great chances that the Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck will be introduced in the next few years.

It’s not clear which Toyota pickup will have the first to get its hybrid version. Due to the statement that such a model will be offered on the US market, the choice is for Tacoma and Tundra models.

Toyota, more precisely Loukiz, has disclosed that engineers are working to develop a new platform for trucks. The new platform will form the basis of next generation models such as 4Runner, Sequoia and Tundra. For this reason, it is believed that the new generation Toyota Tundra will be the first company’s pickup truck model with a hybrid drive train.

Toyota Hybrid Powered Pickup Truck Conclusion

Toyota is aware of the growing demand for trucks and terrains. Therefore, the company shows great interest in the development of models in these segments. There is no doubt that the company will introduce a hybrid-powered pickup model in the shortest period of time. Whether Toyota owns more SUVs and sedan models, with this type of drive, it’s no novelty or secret for them. The new Toyota Pickup hybrid is expected to be as successful as other such models.

2019 GMC Canyon Redesign for 2022

2019-GMC-Canyon

Official data on the new generation GMC Canyon model are not closely related to the 2019 MY. More precisely, the new generation will not appear on the market before 2022. In addition to the new Canyon model, next to it, the Chevrolet Colorado sibling model will also be promoted. Every further talk about the 2019 GMC Canyon pickup truck, and some significant changes are out of date. It will not come to that.

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Advantageous analysis suggests that these two mechanically identical midsize trucks will end 2017 as successful, sold models. The goal is to reach 100,000 units sold. The eight-year cycle is completed exactly in 2022. Both GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado have been on the US market since 2014. The company has complemented the Canyon truck offer just two years later. 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel has, besides the new drive unit, also received an updated infotainment system which is support for Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

2019-GMC-Canyon

2019 GMC Canyon facelift

For some reason, the 2019 GMC Canyon is expected to go through the mid-cycle facelift. What exactly can he offer a new one? Many will agree that these are only minor paint or equipment changes of the same level. This mid-size pickup truck is a direct competitor to Tacoma and Frontier pickup trucks. 2019 Canyon will not undergo any radical change. Towing capacity, muscular outlook and strength are the basic characteristics of this vehicle.

2019 GMC Canyon will have a low body weight. It will be built using aluminum and other lightweight body parts. This will also affect the increase mileage, aerodynamics and performance. It would come up with some little change in the interior. New Canyon will have 7 premium Bose speakers, USB, AM/FM SiriusXM and large touch screen infotainment system. A variety of safety features and security technologies will be part of the standard equipment package.

GMC Canyon rear view

Specs and Price

This mid-size pickup truck launches a 2.5 L  four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 200 horsepower and 191 lb -ft torque. An optional 3.6 L V6 engine that will produce 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque is currently under question. The engine is combined with 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD. The EPA rating is 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The V6 engine would have an EPA rating of 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The price from 2019 Canyon model will not be drastically changed in relation to the current model. It ranges from $ 23,000 to $ 31,000.