One of the biggest and the most powerful vehicles presented on 2015 North American International Auto Show is definitely the new RAM Rebel model. It had a hard competition when it comes to pickups, since Ford Raptor also debuted this year in Detroit, but this fact didn’t make Rebel’s promotion any less grandiose.
For a long time there were rumors spreading around the information that Hyundai plans to introduce truck vehicle to the American market. Now finally we saw the promotion of the new crossover truck concept vehicle and to be honest we don’t know what to think.. This is the time when trucks are becoming popular again, and while the oil prices are the lowest in years, Americans are back in the truck game with mighty new Raptors, RAM Rebels and all kinds of different powerful models presented on 2015 NAIAS. In the middle of all this Hyundai decides to promote its mini-truck with crossover features and unibody structure.
We all heard that Toyota announced its Tacoma pickup truck is going to come completely redesigned, and basically as a all new model. This is not completely true, because although the new model comes with certain really new updates, some of the the changes are part of the process Tacoma getting closer to the larger Tundra pickup trucks in terms of size, bulkiness and power.
First debut vehicle from this year’s North American International Auto how we are writing about is the new model of the famous Nissan pickup. New Titan was presented yesterday and it came with the first full redesign since this light truck came out a decade ago.
Ford F Series is the most popular line of pickup trucks in United States for over 50 years. This legendary line came out in 1948, and it’s been sold continuously since then. Star of the F Series is the Ford F150, the lightest pickup truck from the whole line. It is one of the most legendary American vehicles, that’s been the best selling vehicle in the whole United States for last 25 years and the best selling truck for this amazing 43 years of the American recent history. Four years ago Ford introduced the performance version of its best selling vehicle, and that’s how Ford Raptor was born. It is sold in United States, Mexico (where it’s called Ford Lobo Raptor), Chile, Peru, Canada and the Caribbean.
2016 Ford Raptor Overview
This meant to be the review of 2015 Ford Raptor, but in the meantime we find out that Ford is planing to drop Raptor’s 6,2 liter V8 engine for 2015 model year. So the only F150 truck that’s going to come out next year is the regular version, while truck performance freaks will need to hold on for another year. Another more positive news is that the old 6,2 liter engine is not going to be discontinued, it is still going to roll, but as the petrol option on heavy duty trucks of F Series. There are also rumors that Ford is introducing a powerful 3,5 liter EcoBoost engine, so we might see turbo version of this truck in 2016.