As a Direct Message dropped into my inbox asking if I was free to go along to a Mercedes-Benz Press event my Heart fluttered…would it be something with the F1 team? Would it have a naturally aspirated engine? Would it be a drop top? Where would it be? The French Riviera? The Alps? The African […]

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The boxy design of the all-new Land Rover Defender has created quite a stir on social media, with many of our readers on Insta, Facebook and Twitter commenting to the similarities to a range of other vehicles – some of which we understand; and others have left us questioning the eyesight of particular readers. READ […]

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For models registered between 1st January 2019 and the 30th September 2019 For models registered in the first half of 2019 (between 1st January 2019 and the 30th June 2019) Make/Model H1 2019 H1 2018 Diff. Ford Ranger 8,561 7,930 8.0% Mitsubishi L200 6,162 5,244 17.5% Nissan Navara 4,262 4,852 -12.2% Toyota Hilux 3,277 3,685 […]

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Professional Pickup & 4×4 magazine can confirm that, following widespread reports, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be withdrawn from the product line-up by the end of the year. We spoke to senior figures at the German automaker, who explained that the sales never lived up to expectations. Globally, pickup truck sales have been growing year-on-year and […]

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The next-generation Volkswagen Amarok is set to be developed by Ford and enter production in 2022. Professional Pickup & 4×4 spoke to Ford bosses about the new pickup at the Raptor launch in Morocco (May 2019), who confirmed the VW Amarok 2022 is still around three years from the production stage. Background Launched in 2011, […]

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Students at the Skoda Vocational School in the Czech Republic have designed a stunning, modern example of the compact pickup truck that were popular in the 80’s and 90’s. The Skoda Mountiaq sports an eye-catching ‘sunset orange’ colour scheme and features a light bar, winch and bullbar. Every year, the Skoda Vocational School holds its […]

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The first glimpses of the 2022 Ford Ranger have supposedly been leaked by Australian car magazine, Wheels. The Ford Ranger 2022 is currently being developed by Ford of Australia and will also be sold as a Volkswagen Amarok. Background The current-generation Ford Ranger, known as the T6, was the first Ranger to be developed by […]

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The Nissan Navara N-Guard is the new special edition pickup truck from Nissan, offering an enhanced styling pack and a couple of extra features above standard spec models. Priced at £28,075 plus VAT for the manual and £29,525 plus VAT for the automatic, the Nissan Navara N-Guard is just £1,500 more than the top-of-the-range Tekna […]

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The Mitsubishi L200 eSports Concept, winner of the inaugural Mitsubishi Motors in the UK Truck King Battle, has today made its public debut at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. On display at the Mitsubishi Motors Brand Experience stand from Friday 3rd until the climax of the horse trials on Sunday 5th May, the L200 […]

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Toyota has updated its flagship trim level on the Hilux with a new ‘black and grey’ theme and more safety features. The Toyota Hilux Invincible X 2019 model will be slightly more expensive (currently priced at £32,483 plus VAT) and will be available from August. The dark new look Like many pickup manufacturers, Toyota has […]

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