Nowadays, pick-up trucks are not just known for farming or work vehicles, it can also be used for leisure or personal use. The increasing popularity of pick-up trucks is evidence of the versatility and flexibility of the vehicle. In this article, we will list the Top 5 Most Popular Pick-Up Trucks in BE FORWARD.
It is known for its reliability and durability over the years since it was released. The current generation of the Toyota Hilux was introduced in May 2015 with a much broad and tough design. It has slim headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights, the “keen look” design that is also used in Toyota Corolla E170.
The same goes for the interior, center fascia design, AC vents, and Toyota’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB). Additionally, the standard safety features included airbags, an anti-lock braking system, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, and a reversing camera.
The Hilux is equipped with a 2.8 L 1GD-FTV turbocharged inline-4 diesel that produced a maximum power output of 132 kW (177 hp) at 3,400 rpm and a torque of 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) at 1,400–2,600 rpm paired with 6-speed RC61 manual / RC61F Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT).
Nissan Datsun Truck
The Nissan Datsun Truck or also known as the Nissan D21 was the successor to the Datsun Truck 720 and was produced in 1986. It was also referred to as Navarra in other international markets and called Nissan Hardbody in the US.
The Nissan Datsun Truck was equipped with an engine lineup consisting of an OHV gasoline engine: 1.6L Z16 inline-4, 1.8 L Z18 inline-4, 2.0 L Z20 inline-4, and 2.3 L SD23 inline-4 diesel engine. It is paired either with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
The Ford Ranger with a codenamed T6 was released in 2011 and it has three variants: the standard 2-door single cab, 4-door extended cab (SuperCab), and four-door crew cab (SuperCrew). The Ranger offers a spacious cabin, generous legroom, and easy access to the truck.
The Ford Ranger is equipped with a 2.2L Duratorq TDCi inline-4 which produces maximum power consisting of 118 hp (88 kW), 210 lb-ft (285 N⋅m), 123 hp (92 kW), 240 lb-ft (330 N⋅m), 150 hp (110 kW), 277 lb-ft (375 N⋅m), and 158 hp (118 kW), 300 lb-ft (400 N⋅m). It is paired with either a six-speed Ford MT82 manual and a six-speed Ford 6R80 automatic.
This new generation of Nissan pick-up trucks offers more features and a modern look to make it more attractive to younger buyers. Both four-wheel and rear-wheel drive layouts are available with traction control and a hill-descent control system.
The Navara has a fully boxed ladder frame with a wheelbase of 125.9 inc, 205.5 inc overall length, and a towing capacity of 6500 lb (2,950 kg). It is equipped with a standard 4.0L VQ40DE V6 and produces a maximum power of 261 hp (195 kW) and 281 lb-ft (381 N⋅m) of torque.
Also available is the 2.5L QR25DE four-cylinder engine which generates maximum power of 152 hp (113 kW) and 171 lb-ft (232 N⋅m) of torque. It is paired with a standard six-speed manual and an optional five-speed automatic.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a four-wheel drive vehicle known as Toyota Cygnus equipped with 4.2 L 1HD-FTE inline-4 turbocharged that generates maximum power of 201 hp (204 PS; 150 kW) at 3,400 rpm, and torque of 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) at 1,400 rpm.
The Land Cruiser offers Toyota’s Night View, an active automotive night vision system that uses headlight projectors paired with a charge-coupled device camera to capture reflected radiation. It is then the signal will be processed by an onboard computer and a black and white image will be shown on the lower section of the windshield.
Before, the pick-up truck was devised for carrying and hard work. It was often used as a utility vehicle but today, in our modern times, certain models and manufacturers have improved the vehicle into some of the boldest and most imposing cars on the market. Because of this, the popularity and demand for pick-up trucks continue to increase and can now be seen and used for personal or leisure purposes. For more detailed information or questions about pick-up trucks please visit our BE FORWARD store.
Written by: Esther Abranilla