• Top 5 Trucks for 2016 and Beyond That We Cannot Wait For! [Video]


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    2016 Nissan Titan

    There is a batch of upcoming pickup trucks that the TFLtruck team is very curious about. These are the trucks we cannot wait to get our hands on.

    5. Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

    This truck is still a concept, but it’s opening a door to small pickup trucks in the United States. Is there really a market for crossover-based pickup trucks that are smaller than the current midsize entries like the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado?

    4. 2016 Honda Ridgeline

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    2016 Honda Ridgeline (Preview)

    The first generation of the Ridgeline is basically all gone now, yet we don’t know much about the next generation of the pickup. Honda says that it’s coming and we are very curious what Honda will do for an encore. We can only guess that it will be mechanically related to the new 2016 Honda Pilot.

    3. 2016 Nissan Titan

    This is an interesting truck because it aims to fit between the light-duty 1500 series pickups and the 2500/3500 heavy-duty trucks. It will be a challenge to classify and compare the all-new Titan against competition. The 5.0-liter Cummins V8 will make 555 lb-ft of torque, so it should have plenty of grunt for the heavy jobs and the Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test.

    2. 2016 Toyota Tacoma

    The Tacoma has been the midsize segment leader for around a decade. It looks to build on this success with an all-new 2016 model. TFLtruck team is very curious how the new Tacoma will handle the heavy towing and off-road tasks, when compared to the latest competition.

    1. 2017 Ford Raptor

    Ford is promising greater performance, efficiency, and power to the next generation Raptor. The bar is set high, and we are dying to find out whether the next Raptor can carry the legacy and improve on it.

    Bonus

    The 2016 Chevy Colorado turbo-diesel should be hitting the showroom in the late fall of this year. The 2.8-liter “baby” Duramax engine will have the high torque characteristic of diesel. Gotta drive it to find out how strong it really is.

    Check out Kent, Nathan, and Andre discuss the upcoming trucks that we cannot wait to drive.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    9 thoughts on “Top 5 Trucks for 2016 and Beyond That We Cannot Wait For! [Video]

    1. Uh…how about the 2017 Super Duty? That truck seems immensely more relevant than anything from Hyundai, Nissan, or Honda.

    2. Nissan is dragging there feet getting the new Titan out. It will be outdated before it even hits dealer lots.

      1. Nissan is taking way to long with the Titan. Ram has a diesl truck. They act like this is going to be some gigantic game changer. Same with the Frontier, update the thing already. It shouldn’t take decades for this to happen.

      2. Agreed! There is only a trickle of information coming out and this is suppose to be a 2016 model?! They need to kick ‘er in the butt to grow any kind of enthusiasm if they ever want to get even a fraction of the market.

    3. I drive a ’12 ram 3500 and I can’t wait for this new Titan cummins. I just really hope that Nissan doesn’t price it out of the 1/2 ton market or people may as well buy a 3/4 ton diesel. I was getting scheduled maintenance done on my ram the other day and was bored and took a look around at new trucks on the lot. I live in Canada and when I saw only two ram ecodiesels on the lot and each topped out at $70k. My cummins was only $5k more and three times the truck!

    4. The Tacoma’s lookin sweet. Ford you NEED to get the Ranger over here!! Stick an F100 nameplate on it and call it a day; (Ranger could be the top trim level for it, like it was in the 70’s). As far as the aluminum vs. steel, I’m with Kent.

    5. I agree with you blueovalblood, the Ranger should be in the North American market again and as long as I’m wishing, put an aluminum body on it and a 2.7L Ecoboost under the hood … I’d buy that without hesitation.

      If I had something heavy to tow, that Titan looks very appealing with a Cummins but as toverman mentioned the 2017 Superduty is coming out so I’d wait to see what Ford has to offer.

      As to aluminum vs steel for autos, I think it’s aluminums time to shine. Aluminum has a greater strength to weight ratio than steel, is more corrosive resistant, more formable (I.e., extrudes, forges better), absorbs energy more effectively and as Kent said recycles easier. There are even new high strength aluminum lithium alloys used in modern aircraft that could easily be adopted to the auto industry such as being used to replace the high strength steel frame in the F150 which would now give you a completely aluminum truck that doesn’t have the potential for galvanic corrosion; maybe it won’t last as long as a DC3 but who knows? Likely next will be carbon fiber or hybrid metal carbon fiber such as being used in the wheels of the new Shelby but whatever happens I hope we move past steel in the auto industry; there are much better materials to be using in a mobile application.

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