Looking to buy a cargo-hauling vehicle? Then a pickup truck might just be for you. Its original purpose was just for work. It had few creature comforts and was designed to carry heavy loads. Since its conception in the 1917s with the Model TT it was able to gain popularity through the years due to demand for a vehicle that you can bring to work and for other more mundane activities.
Fast forward to today, modern pickup trucks have evolved to lifestyle vehicles and have been the go-to choice for people who want to carry heavy cargo and go off-roading. A pickup truck is a vehicle that utilizes a body-on-frame design. This enables the cab of the vehicle to be separate from the chassis and from the cargo bay in the back. It uses a three-box design. This means that the engine bay, cabin area, and the bed are all considered as separate compartments. The configuration lets cargo be stowed in the back without it disturbing interior space. Since the bed at the back usually has no roof, it allows for taller objects to be loaded.
Pickups can be had in multiple variations ranging from a single cab layout all the way to a dual cab layout. These variations let the vehicle become versatile and adaptable to certain needs. It also has the option of going 4x4 or 4x2 depending on the variant. Having a 4x4 variant makes it a popular choice for those who want to go off-road, thanks to extensive aftermarket support.
Popular pickups in the Philippines include the Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and Mitsubishi Strada. All these powerful cargo haulers come with powerful turbo-diesel engines. These come either as an all-new unit or facelifted or special variants. They can be had with either a 4x4 or 4x2 layout.
Recent additions include the Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss, the facelifted Mitsubishi Strada, the special edition D-Max Boondock and LS-A, the refreshed Ford Ranger, the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor, and the all-new Ssangyong Musso. For 2020, expect the all-new Isuzu D-Max to hit the local market as it was recently launched in Thailand.