According to the words of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this company is seriously planning to launch an electric pickup truck in the near future. It seems that the Tesla pickup truck is very likely to arrive by the year 2020. The upcoming electric truck is due to take on the likes of the Ford F-150 which is currently the best-selling vehicle on the North American market. Although the concept itself may come as a bit of a surprise to traditional pickup truck customers, it actually comes as the next logical step in the expansion of the electric segment. As part of the latest trend, Tesla has recently unveiled its first SUV model, namely the Tesla Model X.
After the 2015 Ram 3500 came with its torque rating bumped from 850 lb-ft to 865 lb-ft, the company decided to give its Heavy Duty truck even more torque. Namely, the 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 powered by the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine will have amazing 900 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. What is more, the American automaker claims that it will be the most torque ever offered in a mass-production model.
Chevy’s Heavy Duty line of trucks is due to receive a number of upgrades for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will come with updated equipment and several new exterior colors. Unlike the recently overhauled 1500 truck, the Heavy Duty lineup won’t be offering any notable visual changes, neither will it get new engines.
The 2016 Isuzu D-Max is going to be latest compact truck to be released as early as the coming year. Customers who have been in search of an economical vehicle will definitely take a fancy to the upcoming Isuzu. This automobile company has already released some excellent quality trucks in the last few years and with the launch of 2016’s version, one can expect the performances to go up a few notches. This new truck will be having twin turbo powered engine. Besides this, there will be modifications in the exterior and interior features of this model.
One of the most anticipated pick-up trucks since a decade, 2016 Ford Super Chief indeed does justice to the term “super” in its name. Rumoured to reintroduce aluminium units with this vehicle, Chief 2016 will come with 3 optional fuel and SOHC V10 engine. It is anticipated that Super Chief will also feature the Tri-Flex fuel system for better performance and higher fuel efficiency. On close inspection, much similarity can be found with Ford-15. The truck looks like a beat with an aggressive yet sporty stance. Expected to take over markets by storm, Ford Super Chief standouts among all possible competitors including Nissan Titan, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC sierra 1500.
Nissan Frontier is a well-known American version of a hugely popular truck from Japanese automaking giants, Nissan, the Nissan Navara. This pickup truck has been ruling the trucks market for quite a long time and yet it never seems to get tired. On the other hand, it continues to awe us with new instalments like this 2017 Nissan Frontier Diesel.
The 2016 Mazda BT-50 promises a lot of significant changes from its previous versions. It was first launched in the market in 2011 and from there onwards there has been no turning back for this company. Its strongest competitor that is Ford Ranger has already excelled in drawing a lot of fans towards it, but this version of Mazda will definitely try to win back more fans and create a good impact when the option for buying a compact truck would be considered. The external modifications are not so significant but the real gem is inside where the infotainment system has been updated along with new four set of broader wheels and improved powertrain.
The 2017 Nissan Titan will come only a year after the redesigned 2016 model makes its debut. Namely, the 2016 Titan has recently been presented, introducing a large number of substantial changes. This full-size truck has been around for more than a decade now and it was about time that Nissan gave it a proper overhaul. That being said, we expect the 2017 model to inherit the qualities of the next-gen Titan with no significant changes.
Earlier this year, Ram unveiled an off-road version of the 1500 truck wearing a Rebel badge. Now, the company has only recently announced the prices for the 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel. Namely, the base model will start at $43,985, while the four-wheel drive variant with the Pentastar V6 engine is priced at $45,915 and the Hemi V8 version costs $47,565. All of the prices include the destination charge.
Shelby is due to launch its most powerful truck ever. The 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700 will actually come as a tuned version of an already high-performance Shelby Raptor truck. Thanks to the 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger combined with Ford’s 6.2-liter V8, Shelby managed to boost its power output from 411 horsepower to incredible 700+ ponies. In addition to the power upgrade, the Baja 700 gets several notable enhancements as well as certain exterior and interior tweaks.