October 08, 2019

Pickup trucks – 5 of the best

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The UK pick-up truck market is thriving, however how do you know which one to choose? Vansdirect takes a look at the best pick-ups available!

Best pick-ups

The most popular type of pick-up on sale in the UK is the double cab, which gets a four-door body and space for up to five inside, however you can also get single and extended cab (or king cab) versions instead. Where pick-ups have an advantage over a van is the amount of luxury on board, whilst there are also various tax advantages if you use it as a working van. Here are the five best pick-ups on the market in 2019!

5. Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen vans have positioned the Volkswagen Amarok as a premium pick-up and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Available as only a double cab in the UK, the Amarok delivers a car-like feel behind the wheel and is the perfect balance of rugged practicality and quality feel. The Amarok is powered by a powerful 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine delivering up to 220ps and 550Nm of torque in most powerful versions to offer an excellent all-round package.

4. Mercedes-Benz X-Class

If you’re in any doubts about the importance of the pick-up segment, take a look at the arrival of Mercedes-Benz vans with the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The iconic brand renowned for luxury vehicles have labelled the X-Class as the ‘first premium pick-up’ much to the dismay of Volkswagen vans, however there’s no arguing the quality of the first every pick-up from Mercedes-Benz vans, with rugged off-road capabilities paired with an upmarket interior.

3. Nissan Navara

A pick-up that many others aspire to be, the Nissan Navara is top class and has a number of class leading features and it’s no coincidence that Mercedes-Benz vans choose the Navara as the base for the X-Class. The low-ratio gearbox of the Nissan Navara delivers and excellent off-road experience, whilst steering is highly responsive. Quality is also impressive inside the cab, with a host of features taken from Nissan’s passenger car range.

2. Fiat Fullback

The Fiat Fullback is relatively new to the UK pick-up truck market, however it offers no shortage of quality and practicality both on and off-road. There is a spacious feel in the cab of the Fullback, whilst three highly equipped trim levels offer all the kit you could possibly wish for, whilst having the capability of towing 3.1-tonnes, space for one Europallet in the rear and carrying payloads in excess of one-tonne.

1. Mitsubishi L200

The Mitsubishi L200 has been a mainstay of the pick-up market for decades and the new model is the highest quality yet. The Mitsubishi L200 is in its fifth generation and steady enhancements have seen the L200 remain amongst the most popular pick-ups on the market. All models come equipped with a generous level of standard features. The L200 makes use of extensive use of aluminum and lightweight materials, delivering fuel economies in excess of 40 miles to the gallon, whilst the L200 gets the bar for total carrying capacity.

New pick-ups on finance

Looking for a new pick-up? You’re in luck! Vansdirect has a massive range available with cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase. Simply fill in a contact form or call us on 0800 169 6995 to get the ball rolling today!

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