A top dog at Hyundai has confirmed the Santa Cruz – the pickup truck concept revealed a while back at the Detroit Motor Show – is nearing the production stage. The Hyundai Santa Cruz uses a monocoque design (as opposed to body-on-frame) and will be Hyundai’s first pickup truck. Luc Doncerwolke, the company’s Chief Design […]

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ChangAn, the Chinese manufacturer with whom PSA (Peugeot and Citroen) is developing a pickup, has revealed prototype images of its next-generation model, the Kaicene F70. The Peugeot pickup truck is currently being developed and is due to hit European showrooms in 2021. Back in 2016, the PSA Group (the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen) […]

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The Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial rejoined the market in 2018, four years after the demise of the previous generation. Sales of Commercial 4x4s have fallen sharply since the demise of the Land Rover Defender, leaving the Land Cruiser and recently relaunched Discovery Commercial as the most viable options. Exterior The Land Cruiser Commercial is heavily […]

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The Toyota Hilux Invincible X received a facelift over the summer, just two years after its initial launch. Only Invincible X models receive the restyled front end, which takes inspiration from Toyota’s North American pickup, the Tacoma. New exterior and interior design Same engine and driveline When the eighth-generation Hilux went on sale in 2016, […]

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Volkswagen is testing its brutish 4.0TDi V8 unit (codenamed ‘EA 898’) inside the Amarok, Professional Pickup & 4×4 can reveal. The engine, which also powers the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Panamera, was tuned to 416hp and 850Nm. Power struggle Compared to North America, European pickup trucks are very mild when it comes […]

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The Pickup Truck Awards’ Judging Day took place on the 4th of December 2018, with 12 judges from different backgrounds. This is the first time that all nine of the current pickup trucks on the market have been tested side by side. Ford Ranger (3.2TDCi Wildtrak X) Fiat Fullback (2.4 Cross) Isuzu D-Max (1.9D Utah) […]

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The Jeep Gladiator made its global debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November and is set to hit the market in 2020. Previously called the Scrambler, the eagerly-anticipated pickup truck from Jeep has been many years in the making, but its not yet confirmed whether the new vehicle will come to the UK. […]

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Mercedes-Benz will be rolling out the all-new 2019 Sprinter 4×4 into UK dealerships next year, 12 months after the launch of the front and rear-wheel drive versions. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 2019 is far more capable and comfortable, and we put it to the test on the snow-covered caps of the Austrian Alps. Background The […]

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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 VW Amarok Aventura is available for a second time. The Aventura replaces the Dark Label as the current limited-edition model to sit above the Highline, but it is packed with a lot more extras and – crucially – comes with the spine tingling 258PS/580Nm 3.0TDi V6 engine. At any one time, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles […]

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