Watch The Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger, and Toyota Hilux Fight It Out In A Series Of Off-Road Challenges
The folks at Carwow decided to bring three pickup trucks of German, American, and Japanese descents together and put them in a series of off-road challenges. Automakers these days have realized that there is a big market for this niche and are offering special packages and trims that make these day-to-day work haulers into weekend fun trucks.
The trucks in question are the Volkswagen Amarok, the Ford Ranger, and the Toyota Hilux. All these trucks come with their own strengths and weaknesses, but which pickup do you think will emerge as the winner at the end?
Here Are the Engines Ford Will Offer in the 2021 F-150
Considering that the F-150 is the most popular truck in the States and has been sitting on the throne for over four decades, Ford has done a fairly good job of being tight-lipped about revealing any details prior to its new-generation launch.
However, it couldn’t do its job as good as Tesla did with the Cybertruck. As it turns out, the different engine options that Ford has to offer on the 2021 F-150 have leaked. A post on NewF150Forum suggests that the pickup truck will be offered with six different engine options. Good to see Ford not downsizing the number of engine options to simplify the lineup.
This Is How the Toyota GR Hilux Is Going to Take on the Ford Ranger Raptor
Remember when Toyota said it would make high-performance trims of every model it builds? Looks like Toyota was serious about it. Interestingly, the Japanese automaker announced this in a reply to a twitter user who suggested a Hilux GRMN.
Fast forward 13 months and Toyota has announced a GR Hilux that will go up against the Ranger Raptor. The truck will feature a new diesel V-6 mill that will churn out over 250 horses. How exciting is that?
The Chevy Colorado With An LT4 V-8 Engine Is Something That We Didn’t Know We Wanted
The Chevy Colorado is a fun compact truck that appeals to the daily driver and the enthusiasts alike. The company offers an off-road variant with a V-6 mill under its hood - the ZR2 – but Chevy never offered a hot, powerful V-8 on it. As it turns out, aftermarket tuners saw the void and decided to capitalize on it by plonking in the V-8 from the C7 Corvette Z06. But, it didn’t end there. The owner went ahead and further tuned it with Lingenfelter’s 720 Horsepower Kit. Result? A badass Colorado that is scary fast.
Here’s How COVID-19 Is Affecting General Motors and Its Vehicles
The COVID-19 pandemic forced all automakers to shut down facilities starting March 2020. Many carmakers, including General Motors, also teamed up with various companies to build and deliver medical supplies like masks and ventilators. Due to this effort, coupled with uncertainty as to when the lockdown will end, General Motors is delaying mid-cycle facelifts for some vehicles.
Another Day, Another Conversion Kit For The Ford Ranger
It looks like the Ford Ranger is every tuner’s favorite guinea pig these days. We recently saw APG come up with a conversion kit for the pickup truck, and now there’s a German aftermarket company known as Delta 4x4 creating a kit for the Euro-spec Ranger too.
The kit makes the Ranger more off-road capable, thanks to new lighting, tires, and suspension. It’s still no Raptor by any means since there are no changes made under the hood whatsoever. But it still looks smashing and will please folks who are into mild off-roading.
The Ram Rebel TRX Could Have Adjustable Suspension and Steering
Ram is not able to contain the buzz surrounding the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX as more information comes to light. As per Allpar.com’s latest report, The Rebel TRX will most likely come equipped with adjustable steering and suspension systems like the Hellcat and Trackhawk models. A drive selector could also make its way in here. It seems like we can expect a lot of parts from other fancy FCA products to feature in the upcoming Rebel TRX.
Rivian Has a Unique Solution to Cater Specifically to Police Officers
We recently heard Indiana Police Department say it’ll update its fleet with Tesla Model 3s. Not to mention, when law enforcement agencies purchase vehicles, it is generally in big numbers. To make sure Tesla doesn’t penetrate deep into this target market and bags all the potential future orders, Rivian has come up with a solution that is aimed at the convenience of the police officers.
The automaker has developed an unusual design for its seats that makes it comfortable for them to sit and drive around when carrying their guns and weapon gear. Will this be enough to convince the agencies to consider Rivian vehicles to replace their current fleet?
The New 2021 Ford F-150 Could Very Well Look Like This
Ford is hard at work to bring the new 2021 F-150 to the right shape for a launch and while details are scarce and spyshots even scarcer, a newly surfaced set of digital renderings could shed some light on the truck’s appearance for each one of its iterations, including the Raptor and the all-electric F-150.
In all fairness, Ford won’t go overboard with altering the F-150’s design cues so what we’ll most likely get could be deemed an evolution rather than a revolution. However, these changes will be easy to spot since this is a new generation we’re talking and not a mere run-of-the-mill nip and tuck for the F-150.
Meet Traycan, the Porsche Pickup Truck We Will Never Get
A truck is all that Porsche is missing from its current lineup. Even so, it’s extremely hard to imagine that even in its wildest corporate dreams the carmaker would think of coming to the market with a pickup truck, even in the context where a lot of brands are rushing to jump the e-truck market.
You’ve go Tesla, of course, with the Cybertruck, then there’s Rivian and its R1T, Bollinger B2, and the future all-electric Ford F-150, plus some other equally interesting contraptions. So, where would a Taycan-based pickup truck slot in, then?
This is How Bollinger Imagines It Will Take Over the Commercial EV Market
Bollinger revealed its B1 SUV and B2 pickup truck back in the fourth quarter of 2019. Both products are essentially one and the same, except in different body shapes. Unlike any other electric vehicle today that is loaded to the gill with gizmos and electronic shenanigans, the Bollinger twins are a breath of fresh air. These vehicles are as basic as they can get and are sure to please the purists and old-school lovers. But, that doesn’t mean the B1 and the B2 are built on a basic architecture.
Earlier this month, Bollinger Motors unveiled its patent-pending E-Chassis. Bollinger claims that this is the world’s first and only Class 3 electric platform that’s built and designed with commercial applications and versatility in mind. This E-Chassis will serve as the base for the Bollinger B1, B2, and the company’s other future products.
Is a Hennessey Venom 775 Faster Than a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?
Hennessey recently launched its latest recreation of the Ford F-150 called the Hennessey Venom 775. The truck has received a massive makeover, especially under the hood, and looks like Bruce Banner being exposed to Gamma rays. The truck is mighty quick and looks like a monster with the lift job and massive tires. To prove that the truck has more to it than its looks, the folks at Hennessey decided to pit it against a stock Mustang GT350. The GT350 is not an ordinary car, but can the Venom 775 beat it in a drag race?
Where is the Tesla Cybertruck Built?
The Cybertruck created a lot of buzz when it was launched. We got to know the prices and tentative launch dates, but no one knew where it would be built; until now. We still don’t know the exact location, but it’s been narrowed down the Central U.S.
Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is on the hunt for a location in the Central U.S. to build the Cybertruck. This news falls in line with Musk’s earlier idea of setting up a factory in Texas, but we didn’t know it would be for Tesla’s pickup truck.
In The Future, This Bugatti Semi (Hyper) Truck Could Help Transport All the Crap You Buy on Amazon
Bugatti is no stranger to building fast cars with four-digit horsepower figures and excessive high-speed capability. The best so far was that “longtail” Chiron that hit 304 mph and later became the Chiron Super Sport 300. Soon, the company will venture into the super SUV market as well, although we’re not holding out hope for a 300-mph SUV. But, what will Bugatti be doing in the future? Imagine a world where highway speeds approach the speed of sound or when moving a package (or people, for that matter) from one coast to the other takes a matter of hours. When that happens, maybe Bugatti will have something similar to this overly intricate Hypertruck concept.