At a time when most pickup manufacturers are downsizing, Volkswagen bucked the trend and dropped its fabled 2.0-litre ‘EA189’ engine in preference of a much more boastful 3.0-litre V6. So far, this has paid off for the German manufacturer with sales up 40% in 2018, but is the new engine worth the extra outlay? Read […]

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Mercedes-Benz is set to quench the power thirst in the pickup sector by introducing a 3.0-litre V6 to the X-Class. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class X350D V6 will be the most powerful pickup on the market, producing a monstrous 254bhp and 550Nm. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class hit UK dealerships in December 2017, but it is currently only available […]

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The Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial will be re-joining the market later in the year, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed. Sales of Commercial 4x4s have fallen sharply since the demise of the Land Rover Defender, leaving the Mitsubishi Shogun and the recently relaunched Land Rover Discovery Commercial as the most viable options. Exterior The Land Cruiser […]

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Despite being primarily a car event, there was plenty of exciting metal at the Geneva International Motor Show for pickup enthusiasts to drool over. Geneva is one of the biggest automotive events in the world, with over 700,000 visitors and almost 300 exhibitors expected to attend this year’s edition. There have been quite a number […]

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Peugeot is currently developing its own pickup for Europe, but many will remember that the French manufacturer held a prominent position in the market back in the 1980’s. The Peugeot 504 pickup was a respectable workhorse in its day, with a 1.2 tonne payload and a choice of petrol and diesel engines. History Saloon and […]

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The Ford Ranger Raptor is one of the most eagerly-anticipated launches in the pickup world, and the American company said the battle-hardened model will be unveiled in Bangkok, Thailand on the 8th of February 2018. Primed for action Ford has added quite a lot of kit to achieve the more macho and aggressive look. The […]

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The Proton Jumbuck was a light, front wheel drive pickup that was on sale between 2003 and 2007 in the UK. Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, the Jumbuck wasn’t a massive hit – largely due to the industry demanding bigger and four-wheel drive pickups at the time. History Malaysian manufacturer Proton was established in […]

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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 P100 was introduced to the UK, although the model can trace its history back to the Ford Cortina pickup that was launched in South Africa in 1971. Early models were based on the Ford Cortina MKV, but these were replaced by Ford Sierra models in 1987. The first generation Ford P100s were built […]

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