New pickups coming soon - plus recent launch round-up

  • All the news on upcoming pickup trucks, including the latest upgrades
  • Info on 2020 D-Max, 2022 Amarok and Ranger, and Rivian electric 
  • Recent pickup launch round-up, including L200 Series 6 and more

Looking for all the latest info on upcoming new pickup trucks before they go on sale in 2020, 2021 and beyond? Then you've come to the right place.

We’ve rounded up fresh intel on every new pickup coming soon, plus recapped the most recent models we've already driven.

All the new pickup news you need is right here.

What new pickups are coming soon?

Many of the most popular mainstream models have already been refreshed in 2019, as you'll see a little further below. But the big news right now is that there's an all-new Isuzu D-Max on the way in 2020.

2020 Isuzu D-Max - front view, orange, new pickups coming soon

Featuring aggressive new looks, a more premium interior and increased capability - including improved off-road features, longer load beds and more safety tech - the 2020 D-Max might just turn this popular working truck into a real lifestyle contender.

Set to arrive slightly before this, however, is another cost-conscious and practical choice, the LDV T80 pickup. This will be an updated version of the T60 that's been on sale elsewhere in the world for quite some time already, and promises plenty of performance to compensate for its less well known badging.

There's even an MG version of this truck called the Extender, but we're not expecting to see that in the UK.

Looking further ahead, 2021 should bring first sight of a new Peugeot-Citroen pickup, while 2022 is likely to turn the pickup world upside down, when a collaboration between Ford and Volkswagen produces all-new versions of the Ranger and the Amarok.

Tesla Cybertruck - on sale in 2021, front view, new pickups coming soon

Meanwhile there are a number of American firms vying to becomes if not the first than the best manufacturer of an electric pickup - the latest being Tesla with its new Cybertruck.

Will there be a pickup version of the new Land Rover Defender? The jury is out on that one...

What new pickups have recently gone on sale?

There have been major updates to three major pickups in 2019: the Ford Ranger, the Mitsubishi L200 and the Nissan Navara. The Ranger is particularly notable for a number of reasons, including it's new, quieter 2.0-litre engines and off-road high-performance variant called the Raptor.

The L200, meanwhile, gained a very distinctive new look in Series 6 guise, but also lost some ground in terms of power and weight. Among other changes, the updated 2019 Navara features revised suspension, including a coil-spring rear end on the King Cab model for the first time.

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is hard to ignore on paper, given its prestigious badge and range-topping V6 X 350 D model, but it seems buyers are still managing to do so, as they haven't been flooding into showrooms in quite the way Mercedes had hoped.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class, red, driving on track with cones

On top of which, VW has fought back, adding a more powerful 258hp variant to its all-V6 Amarok range.

The Toyota Hilux has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and gained some standard kit upgrades in 2019. The Hilux and the Nissan Navara have also joined the Isuzu D-Max in offering officially endorsed Arctic Trucks variants for more extreme off-road work.

This is an exciting list of new metal – and with increased choice comes increased competition for your business, which should mean better deals.

Find the best offers near you in the Parkers Vans and Pickups for sale section.

List of new pickups coming soon

2020 Isuzu D-Max

2020 Isuzu D-Max - orange, front view, new pickups coming soon

Featuring a new chassis and bodywork, together with revised versions of the current 1.9-litre engine, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max is set to be a real head-turner this time, as well as a hardworker. We've grabbed an early test drive in Thailand, and came away impressed.

This soon-to-be farmers' favourite also features a vastly improved interior, with modern integrated infotainnment systems and higher quality materials. Stronger construction and improvements to the suspension should bring massive driving benefits, too.

>> Read our first review of the 2020 Isuzu D-Max

>> Read our preview of the 2020 Isuzu D-Max

2020 LDV T60 / T80

LDV T60 pickup - planned for UK sale in 2019

LDV's UK resurrection is set to get a further boost when importers the Harris Group start bringing in a new pickup. Launched as the T60 elsewhere in the world, including Australia and New Zealand, where it's been well-received by the press, the latest intel suggests it will be known as the T80 when it goes on sale here in facelifted guise.

Power will come from a 214hp 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine (which will also be fitted in the next-generation V80 van), and LDV is promising its new pickup will have one of biggest load areas on the market. The MG Extender pickup is also based on this model.

>> LDV launches impressive EV30 electric van at 2019 CV Show

>> MG Extender - famous but faded British brand goes trucking mad

2020 SsangYong Musso Grand

SsangYong Musso Grand - launched as the Rexton Sports Khan - new pickups coming soon

This is not another brand-new version of SsangYong's low-cost pickup - after all, the current model was only introduced in 2018 (as pictured above). Rather, this is a longer version of the Musso called the Musso Grand, known elsewhere as the Rexton Sports Khan.

With an extra 310mm in length and increased wheelbase with leaf-spring, rather than coil-spring suspension at at the rear, this new 5.4m-long pickup will be quite different to the regular Musso.

>> Read our preview of the SsangYong Musso Grand

>> Read the full SsangYong Musso review

2020 Land Rover Defender pickup - not confirmed

Land Rover Defender Commercial - coming in 2020, but will it be available as a pickup?

The latest word on a pickup truck version of the all-new Defender is that it isn't happening. But we know that these things can still change over time.

Don't dispair too much anyway, as a commercial vehicle version has been confirmed - it was even on display at the Defender's debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show - so you'll at least still be able to buy it as a van.

>> All-new Land Rover Defender Commercial - the off-road icon returns

2020 Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator - will it come to the UK?

The Jeep Gladiator is the pickup truck version of the Wrangler off-roader, and it went on sale in the USA earlier in 2019. We've been lucky enough to drive it already, and it's great fun.

It is also being built in right-hand drive - but as yet there are no firm plans to bring it to the UK. Like the Ranger Raptor it wouldn't count as a commercial vehicle anyway, but as a lifestyle choice it would be a great option.

>> Jeep Gladiator review - new off-road lifestyle pickup driven

2020 Renault Alaskan - unlikely for the UK

Renault Alaskan pickup - will it ever go on sale in the UK?

As with the X-Class, the Renault Alaskan is based on the latest Nissan Navara, but is much more of a simple nose-job than the thoroughly re-worked Mercedes.

Not that there’s anything bad about this – the makeover is certainly attractive, and it drives well, too. Sadly, the UK launch has been postponed, possibly forever...

>> New Renault Alaskan pickup driven at last

>> Renault Alaskan pickup UK launch 'postponed'

2021 Peugeot-Citroen (and Vauxhall?) pickup

ChangAn Kaicene F70 - the basis of a new pickup coming soon from Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall?

Groupe PSA – the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall – has highlighted pickup trucks as an area for growth, and plans to start building and selling them more widely by 2021.

The first all-new model will be developed with China's ChangAn Automobiles, and now that firm has launched the Kaicene F70 pictured above, which is likely to form the basis of the new PSA truck. Which brands iit will be sold under and whether it will definitely come to Europe remains to be seen.

>> Peugeot-Citroen announces Chinese partnership to build new pickup

2021 Bollinger B2

Bollinger B2 electric pickup truck

Do you like right angles? Then goodness gracious, American start-up Bollinger has got a pickup for you. Called the B2 and looking substantially like the result of a drunken dalliance between an original Land Rover Defender and a Hummer, this is a beast in more ways than one.

Firstly it's absolutely enormous - check out the triple windscreen wipers and know that it has a load-through system that can accomodate items up to nearly 5m in length. Secondly, powered by twin electric motors it promises 614hp and 922Nm. Thirdly, it's priced at £100k; you can place a deposit for one now, but good luck getting it in your garage.

2021 Morris Commercial JE electric pickup

Morris JE electric pickup, minibus and van - coming in 2020, maybe

The rather ambitious project to bring back the Morris Commercial name with a brand new, carbonfibre-bodied electric van hasn't even reach production of any kind at the time of writing, but already the firm is talking about adding a pickup and a minibus to the line-up

Details are bascially non-existent beyond the above rendering, but if the early van specifications are anything to go by an electric Morris pickup would have a driving range of around 200 miles, be capable of carrying a tonne and cost around £60,000. Intriguing, but not much to go on so far.

>> Full details of the Morris Commercial JE electric van

2021 Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup

Tesla Cybertruck - on sale in 2021, side view, new pickups coming soon

Tesla has been talking about building a pickup for years, but in November 2019 it finally revealed this prototype, and the world... took a collective step backwards. To say this thing has a controversial design would be underselling the reaction considerably.

Still, beneath that angular stainless steel (!) bodywork lies some serious potential. Buyers will be able to choose between one and three electric motors, it has a maximum payload of 1,588kg, can tow over six tonnes and does 0-60mph in as little as 2.9 seconds. What's more, prices are set to start under $40,000 in the US and it will be coming to the UK.

>> Full details of the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup

2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup

Rivian R1T all-electric pickup planned for European sales in 2022

If you haven't heard of Rivian you're not alone. But this new American start-up plans to bring Tesla-style levels of electric vehicle performance to off-roaders and pickup trucks, starting in the US in 2021 and Europe in 2022.

The pictured Rivian R1T will be its first pickup effort. It promises 0-60mph in just 3.0 seconds and a driving range of up 400 miles. Here's hoping the team behind the idea manage to pull it off.

>> Full details of the Rivian R1T electric pickup

2022 Ford Ranger / Volkswagen Amarok

2022 Ford Ranger leaked image

Thanks to a new alliance arrangement between Ford and Volkswagen, the two firms are going to be jointly producing a number of new light commercial vehicles. And the first fruit of this partnership will be a brand new pickup – unconfirmed but likely to be the replacement for both the current Ford Ranger and the current VW Amarok.

Remarkably, our Australian magazine cousins at Wheels appear to have scooped a design concept for the forthcoming Ranger, on the streets of a Melbourne suburb. Ford of Australia is expected to take the development lead on the project, so this isn’t as far-fetched as it seems.

>> Next-gen Ford Ranger – leaked photos

Recently launched pickups

Ford Ranger 2019 facelift

2019 Ford Ranger facelift features new engines and technology

The 2019 Ford Ranger gets only a mild makeover, but compensates for this disappointment with an entirely new line-up of 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines. Related to the motors fitted in the Ford Transit and Ford Transit Custom, these are more powerful and more efficient, as well as smaller.

On top of that, Ford's cranking up in-pickup technology, with a whole host of new safety kit and clever add-ons such as the FordPass Connect on-board Wi-Fi system. The UK's bestselling pickup just got even better.

>> Full details on the 2019 Ford Ranger

>> Read the full Ford Ranger review

Ford Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor high-performance pickup jumping off-road, blue

Also new for the 2019 Ford Ranger is this high-performance Raptor variant. Designed to be driven fast both on- and off-road, it's packed full of bespoke engineering solutions, making it much more than a simple bodykit and big engine job.

Powered by a 213hp version of the new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, it left us seriously impressed with its off-road capabilty when we drove it Morocco and didn't disappoint when we tried it again in the UK. The suspension is simply awesome.

>> Read the Ford Ranger Raptor review

Nissan Navara 2019 facelift

2019 Nissan Navara - new pickups coming soon

It doesn't look much different - the only exterior changes are to the alloy wheels and the inserts to the LED headlights - but under the skin the 2019 Navara gets more powerful brakes, revised rear suspension, an all-new six-speed manual gearbox and more torque for the entry-level engine.

The suspension is the most interesting thing, as the firm switches to dual-rate rear springs and moves the King Cab onto the sophisticated multi-link set-up the Double Cab already enjoys.

>> Nissan Navara updated for 2019 - full details

>> Read the full Nissan Navara review

Mitsubishi L200 Series 6

2019 Mitsubishi L200 facelift - known as the Triton in some parts of the world

The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 is based on the previous Series 5 model but so extensively updated it's been officially labelled the Series 6. In addition to that remarkable nose job, it's also received a new 2.3-litre engine in the UK.

Unfortunately, this means power output is restricted to just 150hp (down from the 181hp max of the Series 5). It feels fine in isolation, but the pricing compares with rivals with over 200hp, so it no longer looks the bargain it once did.

>> 2019 Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 review

Isuzu D-Max XTR

Isuzu D-Max ATX coming in 2019 - silver, front view showing bespoke bumper and grille design

Isuzu is one of a number of pickup makers that is forever building special editions, but this unusual-looking new XTR model joined the range as a permanent addition in 2019.

From its plastic-clad front end to its upgraded suspension and eye-catching graphics, think of it as a budget alternative to the Ranger Raptor, only with the same 164hp engine as the rest of the D-Max range.

>> Isuzu D-Max XTR review

Toyota Hilux Invincible X

Toyota Hilux Invincible X - splashing through mud

Not an all-new Toyota Hilux but a new range-topping model. We thought it worth including the Invincible X in this round-up, however, because it exclusively gets a completely revised front-end design.

This new front bumper treatment may cost some off-road capability (it’s much lower), but if you weren’t a fan of the rather boaty look of the existing range it’s an instant solution. There’s a minor change at the rear as well, plus stacks of standard kit.

>> 2019 Toyota Hilux range update

>> Toyota Hilux Invincible X – new look for new range-topper at CV Show 2018

>> Read the full Toyota Hilux review on Parkers Vans and Pickups

Toyota Hilux AT35

Toyota Hilux AT35 at the CV Show 2018

The Hilux Invincible X not hard enough for you? Then check out this new AT35 variant – which boasts a full Arctic Trucks conversion, much like that fitted to the Isuzu D-Max AT35.

Want an idea what it’s like to drive? This is the same as the conversion fitted to the Toyota Hilux Bruiser, a one-off tribute to a famous Tamiya radio controlled car, which we reviewed back in 2017.

>> Toyota launches Hilux AT35 at CV Show 2018

>> Tested: Toyota Hilux Bruiser review

Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32

Nissan Navara AT32 pickup, orange, with optional snorkel

Nissan also has an Arctic Trucks variant avaialble, but has elected to go for a slightly less extreme AT32 model.

This means smaller wheels (32-inch tyres rather than 35-inch tyres) and a less chunky bodykit, but lots of off-road promise. It impressed us when we drove it, that's for sure.

>> Read the Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 review

>> Read the full Nissan Navara review on Parkers Vans and Pickups

SsangYong Musso

SsangYong Musso pickup truck

An all-new vehicle, based on the same platform as the Rexton SUV, this is a significant improvement over the previous Musso.

It’s still not especially nice to drive, but it’ll tow 3.5 tonnes while carrying over 1.0 tonne in the load bed  which no rival can manage – and comes with a class-leading seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty.

>> Read the full SsangYong Musso review

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes X-Class V6 pickup off-road

The Mercedes X-Class is arguably the most exciting thing to happen to the pickup market in years. Though based on the humble Nissan Navara, Mercedes has spent a great deal of time and money making it more 'premium'.

The result is solid refinement and excellent road holding. It's not cheap and ride's a bit firm, but now the V6 version is finally here only the VW Amarok comes close in terms of lifestyle appeal.

>> Mercedes X-Class V6 turbo review - X 350 d driven at last

>> Read the full Mercedes X-Class review

>> Mercedes-Benz X-Class vs Nissan Navara - what's the difference?

Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu D-Max, jumping off road

Not an all-new D-Max, but a significant update – including a brand new engine and improved gearboxes. Introdued in April 2017, the new motor shrinks to just 1.9-litres, but keeps the Isuzu’s famed 3.5-tonne towing capacity while returning better claimed fuel economy.

2018 brought more updates for the D-Max, including the addition of a Trailer Sway Control system as standard on 4x4 versions and a slight boost in payload thanks to a 10kg reduction in the rear-suspension weight on the double-cab model.

>> Read the full Isuzu D-Max review

>> 2018 Isuzu D-Max upgrade

Fiat Fullback

Fiat Fullback Cross driving off-road, sliding through mud

A relatively new player in the pickup market is Fiat, which launched the Fullback into the UK at the end of summer 2016. If you're getting a vague sense of deja vu that's because it's a made-over variant of the Mitsubishi L200.

Dare to be different? There's now a lifestyle orientated Fullback Cross, too (pictured above).

>> Read the full Fiat Fullback review

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux splashing through mud

The Toyota Hilux is the best-selling one-tonne pickup truck of all time. Toyota says the new eighth-generation version, which launched in May 2016, retains its traditional strengths of high build-quality and productivity, but now offers increased fuel efficiency, greater safety levels and better ride quality.

We rate it very highly, but do think the limited engine choice leaves it underpowered.

>> Read the full Toyota Hilux review

VW Amarok V6

VW Amarok V6 - recently launched pickups

It's not much different to look at, but at the very end of 2016 VW launched a significant upgrade to the Amarok into the UK pickup marketplace.

The weedy (not really) 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet has been replaced by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder unit, which as of 2018 boasts as much as 258hp and a mighty 580Nm. A force to be reckoned with.

>> Read the full VW Amarok review

>> 258hp VW Amarok driven in Oman

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2022 Ford Ranger / Volkswagen Amarok

 

Thanks to a new alliance arrangement between Ford and Volkswagen, the two firms are going to be jointly producing a number of new light commercial vehicles. And the first fruit of this partnership will be a brand new pickup – unconfirmed but likely to be the replacement for both the current Ford Ranger and the current VW Amarok.

Remarkably, our Australian magazine cousins at Wheels appear to have scooped a design concept for the forthcoming Ranger, on the streets of a Melbourne suburb. Ford of Australia is expected to take the development lead on the project, so this isn’t as far-fetched as it seems.

>> Next-gen Ford Ranger – leaked photos