Published on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Pickup Truck News
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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 modern technology can't get any better…BOOM – in walk the brand-new 68-plate pickup trucks, totally blowing their predecessors out of the water.
So, what's new? What's fresh? What makes these pickup trucks the best? Let's find out.
Mitsubishi L200 Warrior = GR8 68 #1
Watch out – the Mitsubishi L200 Warrior is about! It's bigger and better than ever before. This GR8 68 plate has got a brand-new MIVEC engine. It's the only pickup with variable valve timing – an all-aluminium diesel engine meaning that the L200 Series 5 weighs 30kg less than the Series 4.
Combine this with the new low-ratio gear box which is more responsive than ever and reduces shift length when changing gear, giving a car-like feel – you've got yourself a real winner.
It's the most powerful and efficient that the Warrior has ever been – and you can really tell when you're behind the wheel.
As for the exterior, with refreshed styling outside and improved equipment and better seats, the L200 Warrior is a little slice of luxury.
The new L200 includes an incredibly comprehensive range of safety features too – with 7 airbags, hill start assist, Bi-Xenon headlights and trailer stability assist. It's one of the best pickups on the market with some incredible new features across the board.
Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian = GR8 68 #2
Upgrade to the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian and you'll experience the true meaning of top-spec luxury. Whether you need a dedicated workhorse or an off-roader that can handle any terrain, the Barbarian is yours to command – simple as.
This new model has the best in-class total load capacity of 4,090kg. And, this doesn't even compare to other pickup trucks in the sector – the Barbarian is the go-to for anyone in the market for a powerful and confident vehicle that won't let you down.
Plus, the Barbarian has amongst the lowest CO2 emissions of any pickup truck on the UK market.
Nissan Navara Tekna = GR8 68 #3
The Nissan Navara Tekna has always proved to be a popular pickup truck, and that's because it's the perfect pickup for work and play. The vehicle suited for adventures – holidays with your family, or for moving truckloads of goods in your day-to-day job – the Navara was engineered to handle tough work, whatever that may be.
What's new about the 68-plate Navara? The rear suspension has been modified and improved massively, making it a much smoother ride all round in the front and the back.
How do heated front seats and roof rails sound to you? The Navara's got them! And, with an even higher driving position than ever, the Navara is all about providing the driver with the very best experience on the road.
With great power, luxury and efficiency, if you want a go-anywhere, family-friendly pickup truck, this could be the one for you.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak = GR8 68 #4
Why should you drive the new Ford Ranger Wildtrak? Every single Wildtrak has been made from the ground up to deliver pure dependability and strength – a quality that's built to last.
It's the pickup truck that's proof that you can use a commercial vehicle as an everyday car too. It's big and easy to drive, plus with the crew cab, you've got enough space for you and the family – making it as usable as any spacious SUV.
The Wildtrak is packed to the brim with clever features that were installed to help the driver – adaptive cruise control, forward alert (which will let you know if the car senses a potential collision with the car in front of you), and even selectable 4x4 for any terrain.
And that's not all, the Wildtrak was designed to help not only you but other drivers on the road too. A useful night-driving aid, Auto High Beam, temporarily dips your headlights when it detects oncoming traffic or a vehicle ahead, stopping you from dazzling other drivers on the road – then automatically reverting them back to high beam once you've passed the oncoming vehicle.
Choosing your next wheels
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