The Nissan Titan XD is truly a Titan among trucks, with a bigger size, heavier footprint, and more powerful diesel engine than any other half-ton pickup on the market. Is more really better, though? Gizmag spent a week in the 2016 Titan XD shortly after it entered production to learn what this truck is really made for (and of).
Ford's Raptor is about as off-road ready as trucks come, but not even the toughest pickups can necessarily cut it when it comes time to race. Luckily for any buyers with Baja-based aspirations, there's a new Race Truck version of America's favourite pickup.
It might be cold outside in Detroit, but the world's car manufacturers have shaken it off to put on a sizzling display at this year's North American International Auto Show. As the pressure on manufacturers to meet strict emissions deadlines tightens, the number of hybrids and electric cars on display has grown. But that doesn't mean it was all eco-cars; from heavy-duty trucks, slinky sports coupes and minivans, there was something on the floor for everyone. Take a closer look in Gizmag's best of Detroit photo gallery.
Having trouble fitting passengers into your Ford Raptor? Well, perhaps you need the new F-150 Raptor SuperCrew. Unveiled this week at the Detroit Auto Show, the sport pickup adds rear doors to the existing Raptor design, along with more interior space for people and gear.
Honda has unveiled a new-generation Ridgeline pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After a short hiatus from the market, the new Ridgeline returns with many of the features owners loved from the previous generation and a surprise: it's now a midsized pickup truck and is more traditionally styled than before.
One sure way to generate some buzz with truck buyers is to create a brightly highlighted concept pickup with alternative styling. We've seen it a number of times over the past few years. Chevy did it in LA 2014 with the ZR2; Hyundai spiced up Detroit 2015 with the Santa Cruz pickup; and Renault showed the Alaskan last September. The trend continues at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, where Nissan celebrates the recent market launch of the new Titan XD with the Titan Warrior Concept, a stylish truck that's ready to be commanded through off-road battle.
Honda has promised a new pickup truck, a return of the Ridgeline model. The truck will debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in mid-January. The Ridgeline was a sport utility truck offered by Honda in the 2006 model year and discontinued in 2014.
The term "fire truck" can inspire images of long, boxy trucks painted in bright red, but the worldwide fleet of fire trucks consists of models of many shapes and sizes. One of the latest, the Red Rhino LF5G features a much smaller, more agile design based around an Isuzu D-Max platform. Engineering firm HOPE Technik blends form and function to give this truck the ability to negotiate the tight urban spaces of Singapore in responding to fire and medical emergencies.
The Jammock is a hammock made to fit a Jeep Wrangler or pickup truck bed. The JammockBlack option sized for a Jeep attaches to the roll bars when the roof is off whereas the one for pickups is sized to fit most beds and tie down using the truck’s cargo tie-downs as anchor points. After giving it a try, we've concluded that, for outdoor enthusiasts, this is one of the best aftermarket items you can buy for your Jeep or truck.
The concept cars weren't the only stars of this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. Trucks, vans and utility vehicles of all shapes and sizes also helped make the show the major industry event it was. Plush, first-ever SUVs from the cunning British luxury minds at Bentley and Jaguar were contrasted by far more rugged products like the the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared and dirtied Land Rovers. Similarly, world-class business luxury vans were offset by fun-loving camper and sport vans.