The Future of Pickups: Upcoming Trucks for 2017, 2018, 2019 and Beyond
When hybrid pickups were tested a few years back, nobody seemed to know about them. The Silverado 1500 hybrid and F-150 hybrid were taken out of production around 2013. It appears that, since then, manufacturers have focused on producing lighter-weight trucks instead of trucks with alternative fuel sources. But it feels like consumers are getting sick of driving Priuses to save money and protect the environment. We want options and manufacturers have taken note. Soon, there will be more fuel-type variety than ever before. And we’ll be seeing some interesting new designs, as well.
New Ram “Rampage” Pickup
Rumors abound about what Ram’s next pickup will be. There’s no small pickup in the Dodge product line, nor is there one in the Ram line. There must be one coming. Many suspect it will be something like the Fiat Strada. In fact, pickuptrucks.com spied something that looks a lot like the Strada while it was being tested. We can expect this vehicle to be inexpensive because it’s small and it’s a Ram. Car and Driver reports that the Rampage will probably have a small turbocharged engine and have an asking price of around $17,000. There’s nothing quite like it in the US now. Nobody knows if it will actually look like the Strada or when it will hit showrooms.
New Sierra and Silverado Hybrids
Not to be outdone by Ford, Chevrolet and GMC are producing new hybrids with “eAssist” in order to test them in the market.