Pickup trucks are already among the most versatile vehicles on the roads. They get equipped with powerful engines, have lots of storage and spacious interiors, however there is still room for further improvement.
To show you just how awesome pickups can be, in this episode we will mix up prototypes of the actual production models, custom modifications and concepts that elevate your favorite class of automobiles to the level of monster trucks capable of conquering any terrain, competing on the drag strip and towing mountains.
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Pickup trucks that are coming to the market in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmqvW-0Hys0
Most exciting new cars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_FzXOZV6f6EZii9J0wDPp7m-GFDzocq-
All vehicles featured in this #AT_Trucks release:
GMC Sierra Denali HD All-Mountain: gmc.com/gmc-life/trucks/sierra-denali-all-mountain-concept
The standard Sierra 2500HD is already a capable off-roader, but there is no limit to GM’s engineering ingenuity. The next step in empowering this truck lies within wheels’ replacement with a set of Mattracks 150 Series tracks.
Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept: newsroom.nissan-europe.com/eu/en-gb/media/pressreleases/426233480/videos
Until humanity develops faster than light travel, the majority of our space exploration will be carried out from the Earth’s surface and to aid our astronomers with their vital work, Nissan worked together with the European Space Agency to develop the Navara Dark Sky Concept.
Ford F-150 Hennessey Heritage Edition: hennesseyperformance.com/vehicles/ford/f-150/hennessey-heritage-edition-f150
The Ford F-150 is widely regarded as the best pickup truck on today’s market and the fact that it actually outsells many cars in the US is the undisputed piece of evidence for that. For such daredevils, Hennessey performance Engineering markets a special Heritage edition tuning package.
Mitsubishi L200 Desert Warrior: mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/blog/post/desert-warrior-the-introduction
The standard L200 received a redesign for the 2019, but even after its release the model that dominates autoshows is the Desert Warrior concept that was created in collaboration with Top Gear magazine.
Rivian R1T: products.rivian.com
EVs usually come in as compact hatchbacks, sedans and recently crossover SUVs, while the pickup body style has remained unavailable. The US based startup Rivian is determined to change this situation by bringing to the market the all-electric pickup RT1 in 2020.
Hennessey Ford F-150 Velociraptor and Silverado Goliath 6×6: hennesseyperformance.com/vehicles/ford/f-150-raptor/2017-ford-f-150-raptor/velociraptor-6×6/
How do you improve an already perfect performance oriented off-road pickup truck like the F-150 Raptor? Hennessey chose to throw in a couple of wheels and a 6×6 locking rear axles turning the vehicle into a Velociraptor 6×6.
Isuzu Team D-Max Concept X: teamdmax.com.au/conceptx
EMG Precision Driving is Australia’s longest running and most famous team of automobile entertainers. It has been 50 years since the viewers saw their first performance. In 2018 the squad revealed the Concept X pickup truck built on top of the Isuzu D-Max for promotional and market research purposes.
Jeep Gladiator: media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20427&mid=1015
Jeep Gladiator is an all-new lifestyle pick-up concept that seats 5 people and offers best in class towing and payload capabilities. It is scheduled for production in 2020.
Volkswagen Tarok: volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/new-pick-up-concept-world-premiere-of-the-tarok-concept-in-sao-paulo-4350
Volkswagen Tarok is a new near-production pick-up concept that despite its compact dimensions can haul up to 2,200 lbs of payload. Its main advantage is a new company-developed variable loading area mechanism that extends cargo bed length to 6.1 feet.
Nissan Navarra Frontier Sentinel: newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/nissan-frontier-sentinel-concept-unveiled-in-sao-paulo
Nissan Navarra Frontier Sentinel is a new truck concept developed by the brand’s Brazilian division to carry out rescue operations on any terrain in the country. The model stands out due to its unmatched cargo bed features, bright color scheme, all-terrain tires, and a snorkel for deep water crossings.