Payload is a huge issue for pickup truck operators; with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards’ Agency) increasingly cracking down on overloading. While all of the major players meet the 1,045kg threshold required for VAT reclamation, the difference between the highest and lowest pickup truck payloads spans almost 200kg. This list gives the Top 5 […]

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The fifth-generation of the Land Rover Discovery Commercial joined the market in 2018, a couple of years after the demise of the last generation. Sales of 4×4 Commercials have slumped since the British company withdrew the Defender from sale in 2016, but its hoped this new launch could liven the segment which is currently dominated […]

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Isuzu will be launching the next-generation D-Max in 2020, according to a company official. The current model was launched back in 2011 with a major upgrade in 2017, although the 2020 D-Max will be based on an all-new platform. Isuzu D-Max 2020 announcement The company official, who works out of Isuzu’s Thailand HQ (where the […]

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Buying a new pickup truck is set to become a much harder choice from 2019, with a whole host of new vehicles joining the UK market in 2019 and 2020. In this article, we look at the new pickups that are set to hit UK showrooms in the coming years.  SsangYong kicks us off with […]

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Ireland’s Harris Group has announced that it will be importing the LDV T60 pickup truck into the UK from 2019. The announcement of the Chinese-built LDV T60 comes less than a year after the brand’s UK relaunch, and shows its commitment to the UK LCV industry. Cab and interior Forget Chinese vehicles of the past […]

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There are a growing number of pickup trucks to choose from on the market, but practicality is often limited due to the smaller load bed. In this article, we compare each of the double cab models currently on the market to determine which pickup truck has the longest load length. 9 – SsangYong Musso (1,275mm) […]

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At a time when most pickup manufacturers are downsizing, Volkswagen bucked the trend and dropped its fabled 2.0-litre ‘EA189’ engine in preference of a much more boastful 3.0-litre V6. So far, this has paid off for the German manufacturer with sales up 40% in 2018, but is the new engine worth the extra outlay? Read […]

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Aftermarket tuning company Brabus has finally got its mitts on Merc’s latest model, the X-Class. The ‘D4 PowerXtra performance upgrade’ offers more power, spec and bigger wheels than the standard X-Class, which has transformed the X-Class into a true Chelsea Tractor (if it wasn’t one already!). Exterior styling After the distinctive ‘Brabus’ logo on the […]

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Launched in 2016, the Fullback is Fiat’s first one-tonne 4WD pickup for Europe, although it is actually built by Mitsubishi in Thailand. As such, the Fiat Fullback engine is in fact Mitsubishi’s recently-developed 2.4-litre unit that features in the L200 and Shogun Sport. Technical information Codenamed the 4N15, the Mitsubishi MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Timing Electronic […]

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Mercedes-Benz is set to quench the power thirst in the pickup sector by introducing a 3.0-litre V6 to the X-Class. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class X350D V6 will be the most powerful pickup on the market, producing a monstrous 254bhp and 550Nm. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class hit UK dealerships in December 2017, but it is currently only available […]

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