Pickup trucks are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with more and more models to choose from each year. However, there are still a great deal of weird and wonderful pickups that aren’t, and are never likely to, go on general sale here. Here is our take on the Top 15 Pickups Not On Sale […]

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With over 1 TRILLION South Korean Wons (we could have used GBP or USD, but it sounds so much better in KRW) worth of investment heading its way over the next four years, the future looks bright for SsangYong. The 2018 SsangYong Musso will be benefiting from a huge chunk of this, which gives us […]

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The Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Volkswagen Amarok are the pickups that sit at the premium end of the market. With prices starting at £27,310 and £25,600 (plus VAT) respectively, they’re far more expensive than the other vehicles in the segment – but which vehicle should you put your money towards? Exterior styling At 1,954mm wide (2,228mm […]

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Following the news that Nissan has acquired a 34 percent stake in the Mitsubishi Motor Corporation, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has stated that a joint platform for the two companies’ pickups, the Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi L200, is a distinct possibility. Mitsubishi has been struggling financially since the fuel economy scandal was exposed earlier in […]

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The Proton Jumbuck was a light, front wheel drive pickup that was on sale between 2003 and 2007 in the UK. Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, the Jumbuck wasn’t a massive hit – largely due to the industry demanding bigger and four-wheel drive pickups at the time. History Malaysian manufacturer Proton was established in […]

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We’re now five months into the six month test of our Isuzu D-Max long termer, and in this update we’re going to assess the performance and refinement of Isuzu’s new 1.9DDi engine. The new Isuzu D-Max 1.9 engine is more fuel efficient, but lacks the torque of the old 2.5. There was some disappointment when […]

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The Isuzu D-Max has been updated for the 2017 model year; five years after its initial launch in 2012. On the outside, the Isuzu D-Max 2017 is very little has changed but it is more refined, fitted with more equipment and features a new, fuel-efficient 1.9-litre diesel engine. Isuzu has traditionally been strongly linked with […]

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Isuzu has been a brand that has become renowned for its strong build quality since its introduction in the UK 30 years ago. While the Isuzu D-Max isn’t without its technical issues, it won our very first Pickup Reliability Survey in 2017. Isuzu reliability history The first Isuzu to be imported to the UK was […]

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The VW Crafter 4Motion is the four-wheel drive version of Volkswagen’s large panel van, the Crafter. The Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion competes with other 4×4 vans, like the Ford Transit AWD, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 and Iveco Daily 4×4, and offers a more practical alternative to the traditional pickup truck. Model history Volkswagen has been selling four-wheel […]

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Reliability is a number one concern for pickup operators, as the downtime and costs associated can have disastrous impacts on their working and personal lives. We surveyed over 400 pickup operators to determine which is the most reliable pickup on UK roads. Combined, the respondents’ vehicles had covered over 24,000,000 miles (enough to make 50 […]

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