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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September 2017 registration figures released by the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) shows that sales of pickup trucks in the UK has slowed down over recent months. The market is up just 0.4% on the same month last year, compared with a 30% increase at the start of the year. While the economy […]

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Fiat is cranking up the volume with a new flagship trim level for its Fullback pickup. The Fiat Fullback Cross combines the practicality and efficiency of the standard Fullback with greater kerb appeal thanks to its unique styling details. Stand out from the crowd Focusing firmly of the lifestyle sector, the Cross has been developed […]

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Isuzu is now offering a Euro-6 compliant version of its head-turning D-Max AT35, which has been developed in conjunction with off-road specialist Arctic Trucks. The manufacturer says it’s the most extreme pickup ever to go on general sale in the UK, and is priced from £37,200 excluding VAT. Based on the 2017 model year D-Max, […]

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles exhibited two new Amarok models at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. The Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive was one of the two, and will be available from around spring 2018 – boasting greater comfort, more attractive styling and more power than standard models. Increased performance The Amarok Aventura Exclusive […]

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The Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok are two widely respected pickups for combining workhorse practicality with passenger car comfort. We pitch the two flagship models, the Ranger Wildtrak and Amarok Highline, together in this head to head. Looks and appearance Aesthetics is very much down to personal opinion, but our social media following voted marginally […]

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If you’re thinking of buying a new pickup soon, that decision is set to get a whole lot harder. Between 2016 and 2018, there is expected to be no fewer than nine new pickup launches or upgrades; with three manufacturers (Fiat Professional, Mercedes-Benz and Renault) entering the market for the first time. Mitsubishi was first […]

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In this Isuzu D-Max long-term update, we’re going to be looking at the weights and loads. The Isuzu D-Max payload is one of the best of all the double cabs, at up to 1,126kg, but this differs depending on the trim level and transmission. Isuzu D-Max kerbweight Downsizing from the veteran 2.5-litre engine to the […]

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The upcoming Jeep Scrambler pickup could soon be on sale in the UK, according to Jeep UK boss Damien Dally. The Jeep Scrambler is a pickup truck variant of the next-generation Wrangler, which is due to go on sale in America in 2018. Jeep Scrambler – sounds familiar? Does the name ring any bells? Jeep […]

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