Future Trends For Pick-up Truck

Administrator posted this 23 December 2019

In parallel with the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers, the market of pick-up trucks expands also. Оn the other hand, this fabula contradicts the trend of low-mileage eco-cars developing. However, demand in both niches leads to their symbiosis. Large and powerful cars are trying to become greenly, safer and more multifunctional. Their purpose is to meet the possible needs of the driver and passengers.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Upgrades

Honda pickup truck change gearbox from 6 speed to 9 speed automatic. There are four trims available — Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition — from December 16. The transmission combines with a 3.5-liter engine I-VTEC outstanding thermal power of 280 HP all-wheel-drive is now available on all trim levels. In terms of performance, these are all changes. Many more features of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline received in safety issues and advanced driver assistance system features. The Ridgeline now comes standard with a comprehensive Honda Sensing package.

Ridgeline's capabilities include a class-leading maximum load capacity of 1,584 pounds (718.5 kg) (depending on configuration) and the towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) with all-wheel drive.

The first electric pickup

The American company Lordstown Motor in Ohio intends to release an electric pickup Lordstown Endurance. According to the assurances of the company, the duration of the ride will be under normal conditions - 320 km, at 600 HP.

In total, the manufacture produced 16 million cars, which is about 420 thousand cars a year.

There are many unresolved issues at the moment. For example, the battery capacity is still unknown. The manufacturer said that it is possible to charge such a truck, and 10 hours at 7 kW up to 95%. These would be very impressive numbers for an urban crossover or small SUV. In this case, we are speaking about a pickup truck for transportation of goods or towing up to 2700 kg., given this, the mileage on electric traction is sharply reduced.

Will the company create such a car, or will it remain a fascinating concept?