The Fast Lane Truck’s new definition of “Truck”

GMC Yukon XL Ian
The Fast Lane Truck (TFLtruck) is constantly evolving, both our channel and our website. One of the first items we debated was, which vehicles should be featured on our “Truck” channel? The very definition of “Truck” was debated and we opted to keep things simple.

The Fast Lane Truck’s old definition of “Truck” consisted of vehicles with a bed, cargo/commercial vans and recreational vehicles (RVs).

The Hyundai Santa Cruz features a bed extension and retractable rigid tonneau cover.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz features a bed extension and retractable rigid tonneau cover.

The Fast Lane Truck’s new definition of “Truck” adds vehicles that are built on pickup truck frames. That means vehicles like the Chevrolet Suburban (GMT K2XX platform) and the Ford Expedition (T1 platform, based on the F-150), are being shifted to the TFLtruck.com site and to The Fast Lane Truck channel.

“What about the Jeep Wrangler?” you ask. Ah, one of the conundrums for some truck fans. The Jeep brand, as a whole, is building very capable SUVs, but none of them are based on a truck platform. The Jeep Wrangler (YJ, TK, JK etc.) does sit on a robust frame, but it is not a frame used on a truck. If Jeep ever builds a Wrangler that comes out of the factory with a pickup truck bed, we’ll feature it on this website and on The Fast Lane Truck channel.

2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
“What about the Toyota 4Runner?” you ask. All platforms – N60, N120, N130, N180, N210 and N280 are based on and share many components with the Toyota Truck, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Tacoma. That’s a tough one. We are leaning towards having all truck-based vehicles (vehicles like the Nissan XTerra) on the truck site and on The Fast Lane Truck channel. We’re debating about that at the time of this writing.

What do you guys think?

Speaking of Jeep-based trucks…

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Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed
worldwide.
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