In Asia, Australia, Africa and South America, pickup-derived-SUVs are big business with almost every manufacturer offering a model. In Europe, however, sales of large SUVs are much smaller and therefore only a handful have ever been available to UK customers. Ford Everest   Built in Thailand and developed by Ford Australia, it’s not hard to […]

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Sales of the Volkswagen Amarok have gone through the roof over the past 12 months, largely thanks to the new 3.0TDi V6 engine. But with two trim levels – and a special edition – to choose from, which is the best model for you? Read our Volkswagen Amarok Specification Guide to find out. Volkswagen Amarok […]

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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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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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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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Unlike most pickup trucks, there isn’t a range of VW Amarok dimensions as there’s only one derivative – a double cab – available in the UK (developing markets also have a single cab). In this article, we list the Volkswagen Amarok dimensions, in terms of the load area, off-road and the overall vehicle. VW Amarok […]

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The power of pickup trucks in Europe may not compare to that of their counterparts in the US, but there has been a shift over recent years for gutsier engines. For many years the Ford Ranger was the most powerful pickup, but it has since been overtaken by two newcomers to the market.  Here is […]

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The Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe is now available to order from UK dealers, priced from £26,159 plus VAT. In terms of specification, the new model sits in between the Utah and the current top-of-the-range mode, the Blade, and is limited to just 75 models. Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe specification As the name suggests, the Utah […]

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The Ford Ranger Raptor sets hearts pumping around the world when pictures were finally released earlier this year from the launch in Bangkok, however Ford of Britain was initially hesitant when asked if it was coming to the UK. However, Professional Pickup & 4×4 magazine can finally confirm that the Raptor – which has been […]

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Testing of the next-generation Ford Ranger has been underway over the past 12 months and the new model is due for release in 2019. The Ford Ranger 2019 has been developed in Australia but a slightly modified version will also go on sale in the US. Background The current generation, the T6, hit European dealerships […]

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