What’s happening with midsize, half-ton, and heavy duty pickup trucks over the next fews years? We take a look at the top 10 pickup truck trends for 2019, 2020, and beyond with Kent “Mr Truck” Sundling.
Performance Parts and Accessories
More pickup truck manufacturers are putting forth performance parts and accessories from the factory or via a dealership installation. Take the recently unveiled 2019 Ram 1500 by Mopar or the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro with a factory desert air intake. OEMs are seeing big money going to the aftermarket suppliers and they want a piece of the action.
Trucks Leading Technology
Luxury sedans are giving way to pickup trucks as far as leading technology is concerned. Once again, the 2019 Ram 1500 is a good example of this with its retractable chin spoiler, 12-inch infotainment screen, and Sirius XM 360L archive search service.
More Storage Options
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 has introduced the in-bed storage boxes for the new generation of the truck. Ram still has the Ram Box, and Nissan Titan has the Titan boxes. Trucks are offering more bed cargo volume, additional storage boxes, and bigger interior consoles and cubbies.
Bigger Wheels & Bigger Tires
Pickup trucks from the factory with 33-inch and 35-inch tall off-road tires are getting more common. On the flip side, luxury pickups with 22-inch rims are as common as 18-inch rims were just a few years ago. Where does this trend stop? Will we see 37-inch off-road tires and 24-inch luxury rims from the factory within the next couple of years?
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