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Chevrolet Reaper has been one of the most distinctive and powerful pickup truck in its segment. Since its first release in 2014, this pickup truck has been quite successful, and it is definitely going to stay around for a while. There will be no breathtaking major changes as this 2017 Chevy Reaper is coming as a facelift version. Some minor changes in its visuals and performance will be done. So here are some descriptions about this new Chevy Reaper.


2017 Chevy Reaper - front


A number of modifications have been done in this interior cabin, the seats have a new design, and they are up holstered with high-quality genuine leather. For comfortable seating, 4 or 5 people can board in this interior cabin. The seating arrangement has been newly done to provide more leg room. The navigation and infotainment system has been upgraded to the latest version. A USB 3.0 connectivity feature is also added. The center console will be refreshed and a new LCD touchscreen display will be included. Certain control buttons have been added in the armrests, a modern audio player system is also featured.


While the exterior body remains the same, some refreshments will be featured. Its overall styling will remain the same, as it is a part of the trademark design language of Chevrolet. A new 20 inch alloy wheel is going to be included. This new 2017 Chevrolet Reaper is also likely to get a new exhaust system which will improve its performance. The overall weight of this pickup truck will also be reduced. Lots of aluminum accent will be featured throughout its outer body. This  will be coming with not just one but many exterior body color options. The grille in its front fascia is revisited along with the headlights which also has a new design.


This 2017 Chevy Reaper will be making use of a 6.2 liter EcoTec engine, this 6.2 liter EcoTec engine is very powerful, and its output figures are 460 pound-feet of torque and 420 horsepower. This 2017 Reaper will also have another engine option which is a 5.3 liter EcoTec engine. This 5.3 liter EcoTec engine will be able to generate an output power of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engine variants will be combined with a six-speed automatic transmission system and both four wheel drive and two wheel drive configuration will be available. These engine variants will make this car have an enhanced performance. The fuel economy numbers of this new 2017 Chevy Reaper is 22 miles per gallon on the highway and 15 miles per gallon in city areas.


The starting price of this new Chevy Reaper 2017 will be from $50,000 on wards and will continue to go higher. This 2017 Chevy Reaper will be released at the end of 2016. After this pickup truck gets released in the markets, it will be facing tough competition as other models are also equally good, and these models are Nissan Navara and Toyota Tundra.

2017 Dodge Rampage

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According to some reports, we will see a comeback of this nameplates, as 2017 Dodge Rampage. Company used this name few decades ago, but new model is going to be completely different. We will see an all-new model, which will be some kind of successor of Dakota. It will be a pickup truck, smaller than Ram, but also very capable for various tasks. New model will get new platform, it will come with attractive styling and it should also come with more efficient powertrain. According to some reports, new model could come already next year. However, all these details about new 2017 Rampage are just rumors for now. So, take this information with reserve.

2017 Dodge Rampage platform

The 2017 Dodge Rampage will be an all-new model and will get completely new platform. It will ride on a platform from Fiat, which company already uses for models like Strada, which is offered in Europe, Mexico and South America. This platform is quite interesting, because new model will feature a unibody construction, which is pretty unusual for pickup truck. This will provide massive weight reduction, which is great for better efficiency. Also, new will come in AWD layout. For example, Dakota has RWD layout.

2017 Dodge Rampage styling

We still don’t know how will look like exactly. However, we can presume that it will borrow many solutions from larger Ram 1500. Some even go that far and claim new 2017 Dodge Rampage will be Ram in a small pack. When it comes to dimensions, expect similar size as Dakota. We still don’t know how new model will look inside. That should be known in the future.

2017 Dodge Rampage engine

When it comes to powertrain, company will rely on smaller and more efficient engines. So, we probably won’t see a V6 variant in offer. Base engine should be a 2.4 liter unit, which is good for about 180 horses. This engine will go in pair with new 9-speed automatic transmission. We also expect to see Fiat’s highly efficient engine in offer. Despite is has a displacement of just 1.4 liters, it is good for about 160 horsepower. This turbo engine will go in pair with 6-speed manual transmission

2017 Dodge Rampage release date and price

According to some predictions, 2017 Dodge Rampage could come already next year. We will see a completely new model, which should have a starting price somewhere around 17.000 dollars.

2016 Jeep Gladiator

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Jeep is a well-known company of their SUV and truck vehicles. Durability and reliability established this company’s products as one of the best selling in the market. So, all fans will be surprised with news from truckmaker, since new 2016 Jeep Gladiator is about to be released soon. Full-size pickup truck will be visually and functionally excellent, and buyers are going to be thrilled with its performance. This modern truck offers a lot to its customers and arrival of it will be waited on needles.

2016 Jeep Gladiator powertrain

Under the hood of the 2016 Jeep Gladiator is 3.6-l Pentstar V6 made for high-end performance. This unit is capable to deliver 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through 6-speed manual transmission to either two or all four wheels. For better performance, there are stabilizers on the front and rear wheels, aerodynamic is improved and engine is more efficient. Mileage could be around 25 mpg for highway and probably 17 mpg for city ride. Maximum towing capacity is unknown yet, but 2016 Gladiator will be in par with its main competitors.

2016 Jeep Gladiator design

Visual appearance of the 2016 Jeep Gladiator is very attractive, since it looks like a army truck. However, its performance is excellent, so exterior suits to it. Steel frame is high, around 1900 mm and new Gladiator uses 18-inch wheels. Standard color scheme is red, but truck can be tuned. Inside the vehicle are very comfortable seats. Spacious cabin is equipped with many infotainment features, and control panel gets all information needed. Bed is 5.8-feet long and mid-gate is expended. With tailgate down, bed length is extended to 8-feet.

2016 Jeep Gladiator release date and price

Upcoming spring will host the premiere of the new 2016 Jeep Gladiator. Market appearance should follow shortly after, and it is expected that truck could be found for $26,500 in dealerships. However, higher trims, with more equipment and better performance, this truck will cost closer to $35,000. Also, we expect more trim levels and cab configurations for new Gladiator.

2016 Ford F150 Regular cab

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The 2016 Ford F150 is out and most truckers are excited with it. Vehicle offers a lot of features, a lot of options, from engines and trim levels, to cab configurations. Total four drivetrains are offered, also 6 trims. At the end, company launched three cabs for their best pickup truck. The 2016 Ford F150 Regular cab is entry level model. Other two configurations are Super Cab and Super Crew cab. Truck with Regular cab has fewest options, but in that case, price is advantage.

2016 Ford F150 Regular cab – engine

Entry-level cab configuration is available with base engine for entire F150 lineup. Although there are three more options, these are available for other trims. The 2016 Ford F150 Regular cab could be purchased as XL or XLT model, and both of these are propelled from 3.5-l V6 with FFV system. This powerplant is mated to electronic 6-speed gearbox. Tow and haul modes are available for better gear distribution if you need more power, or more speed. This transmission is switchable, so you can find it as manual and automatic. Further, auto gearbox has two modes, Progressive Range and Drive mode. There is no difference between two trims in towing capacity, with both pickups can load up to 5,100 pounds.

2016 Ford F150 Regular cab – features

Accessories and equipment are pretty the same for two lower levels of 2016 Ford F150 Regular cab. The XL variant is equipped with manual air conditioning, meters for fuel, speed, odometer and tachometer, fading cabin lightning. Manual door locks and manual tilt/telescoping are available also. The XLT trim adds BoxLink feature, voice-activated SYNC technology and many more. Outside, black bumpers and stone cuffs are standard. Lower level vehicle has 3-bar grille, while XLT has chrome grille. Halogen headlamps and daytime running lights are standard, while higher trim offers fog lights.

2016 Ford F150 Regular cab – price

Base model of 2016 Ford F150 Regular cab, as XL trim can be purchased for $26,000 at best price, without any additional packages. The XLT trim is loaded with more options, so price difference of $5,000 is not surprise. However, these trims with other cab configurations has different price.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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According to some reports, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will come with some big updates. This popular truck is a product of General Motors and we consider it as main competitor to the legendary F-150 truck. This nameplate is present since 1999 and we have seen three generations so far. Current model is present since 2014. Although it is still pretty fresh, company introduces some updates every year, in order to remain competitive. First bigger changes were seen already for the 2016 year model, when we saw new grille and some other things. Some believe that 2018 Silverado 1500 will come with even bigger changes and those will be in various aspects.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 possible changes

As we already mentioned, there are many rumors about 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. According to them, we will see many new things on this truck. This could be a so-called mid-cycle refresh. Last year we saw a new grille, but this time even bigger visual changes are expected. Base characteristics and shape will remain the same, but there will be many new details. Those are things that are usual for mid-cycle updates. So, expect things like new headlights, bumpers, taillights, wheels etc. When it comes to interior and equipment, we don’t expect bigger changes. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 should come with some new details, but overall design will remain pretty much the same. We will probably see the same trim levels. Those are WT, LT, LS, LTZ and High Country. Each of them should receive some new standard features. Also, some special editions are expected.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 engines

When it comes to powertrain, we don’t expect bigger changes. There should be three engines in offer. The base one is 4.3 liter V6, which has max output of 285 horsepower. There are also two V8 variants. First one is 5.3 liter engine, which is good for 355 horses. The other one has displacement of 6.2 liters and max power of 420 horses. When it comes to transmission, all engines will be paired with 8-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission was introduced two years ago.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 release date and price

We still don’t known exact date of launch, but 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 should come somewhere in the second half of next year. When it comes to price, we don’t expect bigger changes, which means that base model will go around 28.000 dollars.

Lexus Pickup

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The Lexus Pickup will be something completely new from Japanese car maker. This luxury brand is going to introduce a pickup truck. Some time ago, this would sound extremely strange and completely unrealistic. However, in these days we can see luxurious trucks such as Sierra Denali, F-150 Limited etc. These models are usual nowadays. So, don’t be surprised with this Toyota’s move. New models will come based on popular Hilux, which is one of the most popular trucks in the world. According to the latest reports, this Lexus Pickup will use many design solutions from Hilux, but is will also come with many unique details, especially in terms of styling and equipment.

Lexus Pickup design and features

Lexus Pickup
Lexus Pickup

The Lexus Pickup will be something completely new from Toyota. This will be a luxury pickup, which will come based on popular model Hilux. So far, company didn’t officially announce that production of this vehicle will start, but some reliable sources claim that management gave green light for its development. When it is about its main characteristics, we can only make some prediction for now. One things is pretty for sure. New model will be based on Hilux. This means that Lexus Pickup will ride on the same platform. Since new Hilux came last year, it is clear that many design solutions will be borrowed. However, new pickup should follow design language of Lexus. This means that its front look should be pretty much the same as on crossovers from this brand. We expect same thing inside, where we should see elegant styling, premium materials and tons of equipment.

Lexus Pickup
Lexus Pickup

Lexus Pickup engine

When it is about powertrain, we doubt that Lexus Pickup will feature so much options as Hilux. There are plenty of engines in offer for Toyota’s popular truck. On the other side, we believe that truck from Lexus will come with probably two engines in offer. For the base variant, we expect to see some 4-cyinder unit, while V6 should be optional. These engines will come with plenty of power to provide amazing performances. Also, we won’t be surprised to see a hybrid variant in offer.

Lexus Pickup engine
Lexus Pickup engine

Lexus Pickup release date

As we already mentioned, there is no official confirmation for Lexus Pickup, but many sources claim that new vehicle will come for sure. It is still hard to predict when new model could come, but some rumors suggest that we could see it already next year.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning

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Ford got us used to its innovations, new technologies and modernization of its vehicles. Nevertheless, the company knows to make some flashbacks with names of models which were very popular in the past. So it is now, with new F-150 truck. Model is exciting by itself, but company will go step further and launch the 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning as a trim for truck that is coming during next year.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning history

First Lightning truck was released in 1993 as part of SVT sport lineup. Then, it used V8 engine with 5.8-l displacement and 240 hp. It compete the Chevy 454SS for two years before its production comes to an end. After some while, in 1999 Lightning was re-launched. With smaller engine, it offered more power and lasted for five years. This was more successful time with over 28,000 examples produced until 2004. Now, after it was discontinued 12 years ago, we expect new 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning performance

There is no much information about upcoming version of popular truck, but we expect 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning with high performance, significantly above base model. It is somehow linked with Ford Raptor, mainly because same engine could be used for both trucks. It is V8 rather than V6 Ecoboost. Will it be supercharged or twin-turbo, company is keeping under radar for our intelligence sources. Whichever option takes place under the hood of the new Lightning, be sure that a lot of power will come from it. We suppose that near or even over 500 horses is going to be crunched from it.

2018 Ford F-150 Lightning release date

New 2018 Ford F-150 Lightning will come after the base model hits the salons, and time schedule is still unconfirmed for it. We are listening closely and as soon as regular F-150 comes to production, we will be able to predict when we can expect performance-tuned Lightning truck. One thing is sure, it won’t be out before mid-2018.