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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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 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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For those transporting heavy loads across extreme terrain, you’d be hard pressed to find a vehicle more suitable than the Mercedes-Benz Unimog. We put the larger U5023 model to the test on the arduous Gaggenhau test track on the edge of the Black Forest. Background Over its 70 years, the “Universal-Motor-Gerät” (German for ‘Universal Motor […]

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General Motors is currently reviewing its global pickup strategy, after formally announcing it will be ending its manufacturing collaboration with Isuzu. The American-based manufacturer wants to offer a more premium pickup, as opposed to the more utilitarian Isuzu D-Max. The agreement between Isuzu and General Motors for developing pickups began in 1976, when General Motors […]

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