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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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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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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Unlike the car industry where the volumes are a lot higher, pickup truck manufacturers often have to collaborate with other manufacturers to fund the huge R&D costs associated with developing a new vehicle. In this article, we look back at some of the more interesting fruits of these collaborations: 12 – Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen […]

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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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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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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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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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Towing is big business when it comes to pickup trucks with an estimated 78% of vehicles at three years being fitted with a tow bar. With the long-running workhorse, the Land Rover Defender, now in retirement, many heavy-duty operators want to know which is the best pickup for towing. Since the launch of the third-generation […]

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Many pickup truck operators in the UK may require a tachograph if they are towing for commercial purposes, although there are certain exemptions. There is a lot of confusion within the construction and farming industries regarding tachographs, but this article attempts to dispel the myths and shine light on the subject. Affected vehicles According to […]

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