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The GR8 68-plate pickup trucks for crews

The GR8 68-plate pickup trucks for crews

Need advice on choosing the best pickup truck? Pickup trucks come in all shapes and sizes – but, what is it that sets some aside from the rest? We take a look at the all-new GR8 68 features and why they make all the difference to these excellent crew-cab pickups. Laura Day reports. Just when you think... continue reading

The top 3 pickup trucks built for business!

The top 3 pickup trucks built for business!

Looking for a new pickup truck? Why do some people prefer pickup trucks to vans? Here's four reasons: load capacity, flexibility, rear visibility and comfort. And it probably helps that they look cool, but what are the top 3 pickup trucks available right now? Pickup Trucks Direct's Tom Roberts reports. Pickup... continue reading

Top 5 reasons to lease a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior

Top 5 reasons to lease a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior

Quite apart from the fact that the name "Warrior" is a justifiable enough reason to want to own this vehicle, the Mitsubishi L200 is an incredibly desirable pickup. It's steeped in 30 years of history, and the latest version features a superb modern engine, great fuel economy and a wide range of spec. Mitsubishi's... continue reading

Top 5 reasons to pick a Toyota Hilux

Top 5 reasons to pick a Toyota Hilux

Can you believe the Toyota Hilux has been on sale for nearly 50 years? It's sold over 18 million since its 1968 launch thanks to its durability – sales in locations where the roads and weather conspire to cause terrible driving conditions are notable high – and it's widely regarded as a peak of tough, reliable pickup... continue reading

7 tips to SAVE MONEY on your pickup insurance in ONE infographic

7 tips to SAVE MONEY on your pickup insurance in ONE infographic

The cost of your insurance will depend on a few things, such as the type of vehicle, your age, where you live, where you store the vehicle, whether you have a Dash Cam, and your driving history. So, we thought it would be simpler to provide you with 7 easy tips to SAVE MONEY on your pickup's insurance in one handy infographic... continue reading

The top 5 reasons you should be driving a Nissan Navara Tekna

The top 5 reasons you should be driving a Nissan Navara Tekna

Often put forward as a "perfect all-rounder" in the world of pickup trucks, the Nissan Navara Tekna delivers on that name. Here's the top 5 reasons why you should consider it as your next pickup truck.   1) It can go anywhere... The Navara's 4x4 capabilities are legendary. Hills? Pah! Streams... continue reading

PICK A PICKUP: Why the latest Nissan Navara is the pick of the range

PICK A PICKUP: Why the latest Nissan Navara is the pick of the range

While the Navara operates in a crowded marketplace – with a load of other one-tonne 4x4 pickups – Nissan has 80 years' experience in it, and the latest version of the Navara is a clear reminder of that. It's comfortable, comes with a five-year warranty and can take a beating…what more do you need? Nissan seems to... continue reading

PICK A PICKUP: The Ford Ranger and why it's a great choice to lease

PICK A PICKUP: The Ford Ranger and why it's a great choice to lease

Did you know that the "Ranger" name has been used by Ford before? No less than two times? Firstly, it was used on the here-today-gone-tomorrow Edsel Ranger car, then on the F-Series pickup truck available only in the USA. Today though, you can't think of the word "Ranger" in the same breath as commercial vehicles without... continue reading

PICK A PICKUP: Why the Volkswagen Amarok Highline Auto rocks!

PICK A PICKUP: Why the Volkswagen Amarok Highline Auto rocks!

A premium alternative to some popular rivals in the pickup market, the Volkswagen Amarok has sold 15,000 models in the UK since launching in 2011. At Vanarama, we're big fans, especially when you consider the deal we're offering right now – it makes a premium pickup truck available to you for an excellent price. The... continue reading

Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

The first rule of Black Friday is: there are no rules…and that's it. So, get your pads and helmets on, we're going shopping. Black Friday is infamous for being the retail equivalent of a hard-fought rugby match – it's physical, it's dirty, but someone wins eventually. With that in mind, we put together a few tips... continue reading

Mercedes bring the X-Factor to the pickup market

Mercedes bring the X-Factor to the pickup market

In addition to its legendary luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz has a reputation as a leader in the commercial vehicle world, making everything from great vans like the Vito and Sprinter, to the massive Actros trucks that pound up and down the nation's motorways each and every day. But there's one area where the German giants... continue reading

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

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

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

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 with... continue reading

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