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
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.
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.