05 Jun: New Toyota Hilux

THE NEW TOYOTA HILUX Toyota will launch its new tough looking Hilux pick-up in the UK in November. It’s on-road presence will be enhanced with a 2.8-litre 201bhp powertrain, while the off-road performance has been further improved along with other equipment upgrades. These changes are aimed to strengthen its appeal […] Read more »

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08 Jan: Mitsubishi L200

… Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian X … You don’t have to be a masochist to appreciate or enjoy a pickup these days, the new Mitsubishi L200 is proof of that. Of course, it offers up a firm ride, and anyone expecting anything different needs their nuts tightened, but the early days […] Read more »

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09 Oct: Ford Raptor

Ford Raptor As if the Ford Ranger wasn’t big enough already, along comes the Raptor. Still not as big as a full size American pickup, the Raptor cuts a striking presence on British roads. And perhaps that will be the main reason folk buy it. Just to stand out, to […] Read more »

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04 Sep: Mitsubishi L200

… Mitsubishi L200 … Mitsubishi have been building ‘Jeeps’ since the mid 1950s and other small utility vehicles since the mid 1960s, but the first recognisable pickup didn’t appear until the late 70s. These were pretty basic 1.6 litre 2WD and 4WD machines which were built for one purpose, carrying […] Read more »

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07 Apr: SsangYong Musso

… SsangYong Musso Pickup … It will be reasonably priced, carry a full one tonne payload and can tow up to 3.5 tonnes. As far as motorsports folk are concerned that’s just about all you will care about. Everything else is a bonus, like plenty of room for 4/5 inside […] Read more »

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Jan 03: Ford Ranger Wildtrak

… Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 TDCi … Sitting on its 18 inch rims, the latest Ford Ranger is bigger, bolder and badder than ever. And when it comes dressed in a shade of Panther Black from front grille to rear bumper, it looks quite a beast of a thing. The […] Read more »

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12 Dec: Isuzu D-Max

… Isuzu D-Max Blade … Shockarooney! I thought I was in the wrong vehicle. Carpets, leather, heated seats, touchscreen panel, phone and music connectivity, roof mounted sun glasses holder and push button starter. Then I fired it up. Nope, it was an Isuzu D-Max right enough. If this truck was […] Read more »

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29 Oct: Great Wall Steed

Steed by Name, Workhorse by Nature …. It doesn’t have the most recognisable or inspiring of names, but after a week behind the wheel of a Great Wall Steed, I was really quite surprised by this latest Chinese import. Could this be the Dacia Duster of the pickup world? We […] Read more »

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14 Sep: Isuzu D-Max Utah

No Stopping the D-Max …. The previous Isuzu Rodeo was a tough truck, it was also tough on the posterior! But given the fact that it would go anywhere it was pointed, it was going to be a hard act to follow. So does this latest new Isuzu D-Max live […] Read more »

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20 May: New Ford Ranger Wildtrak

New Ford Ranger Wildtrak …. Although the new Ford Ranger is longer, wider and taller than the outgoing model, it still falls far short of a full-size American pickup. Across the water the Americans still like their polished paint and shiny chrome measured in acres rather than millimetres! So, despite […] Read more »

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