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Mercedes prepares to storm the pickup market with their debut vehicle

Mercedes prepares to storm the pickup market with their debut vehicle

The first ever pickup truck from Mercedes is due to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October this year. It's expected to be called either the X-Class or GLT. Advanced testing of the new vehicle is underway, with spy shots of it already on the Internet. Taking the lead from the Nissan NP300 Navara Based on the... continue reading

A host of new pickups unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show

A host of new pickups unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show

Four new pickup trucks were launched at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 and the one on the Fiat Professional stand caused lots of interest. The Fiat Fullback marks the Italian brand's entry into the European pickup market and will be on sale in June 2016. Fiat joins the pickup truck sector with the Fullback The Fullback... continue reading

Revealed! The new pickups which will be out soon

Revealed! The new pickups which will be out soon

In the second part of our guide, we're going to look at the new pickups which will be available to you through Pickup Trucks Direct in the upcoming months, or in some cases - years. A longer, wider and lower Toyota Hilux The eight version of the Toyota Hilux was unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham... continue reading

New launches and upgrades add to the thriving pickup market

New launches and upgrades add to the thriving pickup market

You could say that sales of pickup trucks are really picking-up. New registrations jumped by 20% in 2015 compared to the previous year, reports the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Spoilt for choice This is encouraging news and 2016 is set to be a bumper year as well. The manufacturers are keen for their piece... continue reading

The top five most popular pickup trucks accessories

The top five most popular pickup trucks accessories

If you don't know your tonneau from your hard top, think that you munch on a canopy at a posh dinner party and a three piece is something you collapse on to watch the footy, don't despair. At Vanarama we have our fair share of pickup truck geeks, more than happy to talk pickup accessories with you! In the meantime take... continue reading

The top five pick-up trucks which aren’t actually pick-ups

The top five pick-up trucks which aren’t actually pick-ups

The Hilux, Ranger, L200 and Navara lead the way in the pick-up truck market - now it's time to meet the wannabes. Have you ever wondered what a converted Bentley or Ferrari would look like as a pick-up? Here's our top five converted workhorses and the stories behind their magical transformations. Mini Cooper Paceman... continue reading

More power, payload, comfort and efficiency with the new Ford Ranger

More power, payload, comfort and efficiency with the new Ford Ranger

This year is set to be an important one for pick-up trucks. The manufacturers are keen to capture their share of the market as it shows rapid growth. A total of 40,588 pick-ups were registered last year - an increase of 20% compared to 2014. Ford, Isuzu, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen are all releasing upgrades to their... continue reading

The 2015 Network Broker Awards

The 2015 Network Broker Awards

We sweep the board at industry awards, demonstrating our platinum standard Fantastic news! Network, a specialist division of Leaseplan, the world's largest fleet management company and very possibly your own finance provider, has named us their 'Platinum Broker of the Year' at the Oscars of the leasing... continue reading

Top 4x4 Pickup Trucks for Your Business Needs in 2014

Top 4x4 Pickup Trucks for Your Business Needs in 2014

We're not going to do a top 5 list of pickup trucks because they each have their own merits and so it would be a pointless exercise. However, it's important for you to know about the best pickup truck to buy for your specific business needs. So that's what we've done; you can find out what vehicle is best for towing,... continue reading

Is it better to buy or lease a pickup truck?

Is it better to buy or lease a pickup truck?

Is it better to buy or lease a pickup truck? Deciding whether you should buy or lease a pickup truck can be a challenging process. Both options have their pros and cons, so it is essential that you weigh these up in order to assess which is more suited to your business requirements and lifestyle. To help you make this... continue reading

Volkswagen unveils latest pickup

Volkswagen has announced a range-topping version of its ever-popular Amarok pickup truck which, if the rumours are true, could be hitting UK showrooms in limited numbers early next year in which case we'll be keen to get our hands on it! Fittingly named Amarok Ultimate, the pickup is based on the current Highline... continue reading

Things to consider before buying or leasing a pickup truck

Deciding on what pickup truck you should buy or lease can be a tricky process. We have a variety of vehicles available so we understand that it can be difficult to differentiate between model and manufacturer. To help you with this process, we have put together a guide on what you need to consider before buying or... continue reading

How to compare pickup trucks

If you are going to compare pickup trucks, it's important that you think about the overall purpose of your new vehicle. By establishing this first, you will have a clearer image of what you are looking for when you start to compare. To help you, we have put together a guide of what you should think about when comparing... continue reading

Nissan reveals new NP300 Navara

A t pickuptrucksdirect we like to bring you the latest on the new models….hot off the production line. We were delighted to learn that at its launch last week, Nissan has once-again set benchmarks for performance, versatility and running costs with the new NP300 Navara pickup. The company hasn't meddled too much... continue reading

Ford Ranger comes top of the class with highest MOT pass rate

Pickup drivers who are considering leasing a Ford Ranger now have an extra reason to choose one. It has been revealed that it is the commercial vehicle with the *highest MOT pass rate in the country. Although most leasing contracts don't extend beyond the three year mark when the requirement for an MOT would usually... continue reading

Our new website

Thanks for taking the time to visit our new website! As Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon said, 'What's dangerous is not to evolve'. We strongly agree, so have been working hard to develop the Pickup Trucks Direct website. Whether you are on the road with your mobile or phablet, taking time out in front of the TV with your... continue reading

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