Henry Ford made the first-ever pickup truck back in 1925, and the useful body style has stayed with us ever since, continuously gaining popularity over the years. In fact, the Ford F150 was the best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2019, with nearly 900,000 units sold that year. It’s clear that we love pickup trucks, both old and new. Check out these exciting pickup trucks and SUVs that will pop up on the market within the next couple of years.
Bollinger Motors promises that the B2 will be the world’s most capable pickup truck. Despite rather simplistic styling inside and out, the B2 is an innovative all-electric pickup.
The B2 is powered by two electric motors that make 614 horsepower in total, resulting in a 4.5-second sprint to 60 miles per hour and a 200-mile range on a single charge. The automaker promises a 7500lb towing capacity, too. The starting price is $125 000, deliveries are expected to begin in 2021.
Lordstown Motors Endurance
The Endurance is an electric pick-up truck unveiled by the American start-up in October 2020. The vehicles are manufactured in an old GM plant in Ohio and are expected to be on the market as early as 2021. What’s more, Lordstown Motors claims that the Endurance will have a total power output of 600 horsepower, along with a 250-mile range on a single charge.
The innovative pickup truck features a powerplant in each wheel hub, rather than a battery pack fitted at each axle of the car like most electric vehicles. The electric truck’s base price is $52,500.
Rivian first appeared on the market at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, back when the automaker unveiled its flagship vehicles: The R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. Both vehicles are fully electric.
The R1T is fitted with four electric motors that will make up to 750 horsepower in total, resulting in a 3-second sprint to 60 miles per hour and a 11000lb towing capacity. Rivian promises that the R1T will be able to drive over 400 miles on a single charge. The truck starts at $69,000 and is expected to land on the market in mid-2021.
Ram 1500 TRX
The TRX is the ultimate, souped-up variant of the 2021 Ram pickup truck. The TRX perfectly blends in with the Durango SRT Hellcat, the Jeep Trackhawk, or the Challenger Hellcat. It’s loud, overpowered, and an absolute blast to drive.
The all-new Ram 1500 TRX is fitted with a massive, 702-horsepower 6.2L HEMI supercharged V8 powerplant. In effect, the truck can sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. What’s more, the TRX features more aggressive styling than the standard Ram pickup, along with a body that’s 8 inches wider than the base model.
GMC Hummer EV
General Motors revived the legendary Hummer brand earlier this year with a tease of the upcoming all-electric GMC Hummer pickup truck. The truck was officially presented in October 2020 and will be available for sale starting in late 2021.
The monstrous GMC Hummer EV is a 1000-horsepower innovative pickup truck, some of its features include assisted driving systems as well as a spectacular infinity roof. What’s more, the truck will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. Just like any proper Hummer, General Motors promises outstanding off-road performance.
2021 Ford F-150
America’s best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F150, is back for the 2021 model year. This time, the American automaker completely redesigned the exterior of the vehicle, replacing every body panel along the way.
The 2021 Ford F150 starts at $28,940 for the base XL trim. The hybrid trim is available with Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6 that peaks at 430 horsepower in total. Inside, the truck features a new high-tech infotainment system and a revised interior design. What’s more, Ford promises the new F150 to have the best-in-class available towing as well as the best-in-class maximum payload.
Ford F-150 Electric
Ford teased an all-electric variant of America’s best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F150, at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Although the automaker hasn’t disclosed too many details regarding the upcoming vehicle, it is confirmed that the electric F150 pickup truck will be the most powerful F150 of all time.
The American automaker confirmed that the electric F150 will feature an enormous frunk. What’s more, Ford released a video showing the electric pickup truck towing over 1 million pounds of train cars. The truck is expected to appear on the market in 2022, the starting price remains unknown.
Hyundai Santa Cruz
Hyundai has been teasing the Santa Cruz pick-up truck concept since the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Over the last five years, Hyundai did not unveil many details about the unique-looking truck.
In fact, practically the only piece of information confirmed by the automaker is that the production of the Santa Cruz will begin sometime in 2021 at the Montgomery plant in Alabama. The base price is unknown, even the available engine options were not revealed yet. Although the body style remains unconfirmed, the concept featured a 2-door extended cab, pictured here.
Nissan’s midsize pickup truck, the Frontier, is back for the 2021 model year. For the first time in its 15-year-long production run, the midsize truck was completely redesigned. Unfortunately, the Japanese manufacturer did not disclose too many details on the all-new Frontier just yet.
Nissan did confirm that the new 2021 Frontier will receive the same 3.8L 310-horsepower V6 found in the current model, though it is rumored that the base model might be powered by an all-new flat-four. As far as the styling goes, spy shots revealed that the new Frontier will resemble the larger Titan. The 2021 Nissan Frontier will likely debut in early 2021.
The current-generation Toyota Tundra was introduced for the 2007 model year. At first, the Tundra was a promising alternative to the Chevrolet Silverado or the Dodge Ram 1500. As the other pickup trucks on the market kept evolving over the next years, Toyota seemed to neglect the Tundra. Today, the Toyota Tundra feels outdated compared to its competition.
The Japanese manufacturer is working on an all-new Toyota Tundra pickup truck that will likely debut by 2022. The currently-available V8 powerplant will be dropped in favor of a twin-turbo V6 motor, according to rumors.
The Tacoma is one of the most popular compact pickup trucks in the United States. In fact, Toyota sold nearly a quarter of a million units of the Tacoma in 2019, setting a new all-time high record. Currently, sales figures prove that the Tacoma is way better off than the previously mentioned Toyota Tundra.
As Toyota is quite clearly dominating the compact truck market with the Tacoma, an update of the midsize truck isn’t as urgent as the revamp of the Tundra. According to various sources, an all-new Tacoma could hit the market as soon as 2022.
The Ridgeline is a midsize pickup truck built by Honda since 2004, though its current generation was unveiled for the 2017 model year. The Ridgeline is only offered in a crew-cab body style, powered by a 3.5L V6 engine across all 6 different trim levels. The pickup was developed to compete with trucks like the Toyota Tacoma.
As the truck is only a few years old, it is unlikely to be replaced by an all-new generation anytime soon. On the other hand, its sales figures are not too impressive, with just 33,334 units sold in 2019 in the US. A refresh of the Ridgeline is likely on the way, though its successor has not been confirmed yet.
In the past, Volkswagen teased US buyers with a pickup truck for the American market multiple times. The Volkswagen Tarok and the Atlas Tanoak both made appearances at car shows in the United States, though neither one had made it to production.
Despite teasing the US market with beautiful concept trucks, the executives at Volkswagen say a pickup truck made for the North American market is not planned. According to rumors, if Volkswagen were to bring a pickup truck on the US market it would most likely be based on the Ford Ranger, rather than a large truck.
The Nikola Badger is a concept pickup truck by the Nikola Motor Company. The groundbreaking start-up partnered up with General Motors to turn the Badger into reality, and photos revealing the vehicle inside and out were recently unveiled on the Nikola website.
Nikola promises two variants of the Badger pickup, powered by either a fully-electric drivetrain or an electric/hydrogen powerplant. In its most powerful variant, the Badger will make 906 horsepower resulting in a 0-60 sprint in just 2.9 seconds. What’s more, the pickup will have a range of 600 miles on a single charge.
According to the latest rumors, Ford might be developing an all-new, small pickup truck. The upcoming truck is said to be smaller than the Ranger currently available in Ford’s lineup. Ford’s new compact truck will likely be built on the platform of the recently-unveiled Ford Bronco, or the Ford Transit Connect. A crew-cab body style with a short bed is likely, considering the truck’s existing competition.
The new Ford Maverick will have a starting price of around $20,000 for the base model, according to various sources.
Toyota GR Hilux
The Toyota Hilux pickup truck is another vehicle in Toyota’s lineup that will receive a souped-up sporty treatment from Gazoo Racing, the automaker’s high-performance division. Toyota made headlines with the reveal of the powerful 261-horsepower Yaris GR a while back, and the sporty version of the Hilux truck looks equally exciting.
Although the Hilux already received a limited-production variant, the GR Sport, an all-new high-performance trim is likely in development. Toyota trademarked the GR Hilux moniker earlier this year, meaning a full-on Hilux GR pickup truck will likely be unveiled soon. According to rumors, it will be powered by a new high-performance diesel V6 motor.
Fisker accidentally revealed an all-new pickup truck earlier this year. A photo of a pickup truck with the Alaska moniker was posted on Henrik Fisker’s Twitter account back in February 2020. The photo was deleted within minutes, and Henrik Fisker clarified that the post was indeed a mistake.
While Fisker officials did not confirm that the automaker was working on an electric pickup truck, the start-up did reveal the Ocean SUV later that year. A pickup truck variant based on the Ocean’s platform is likely in development.
The Dakota was a midsize pickup truck produced by Dodge between the 1990s until the early 2010s. Ram is reportedly looking to introduce a midsize truck again to compete with the Chevrolet Colorado or the recent Ford Ranger.
Ram confirmed the plans to introduce a new midsize pickup truck to the lineup, possibly resurrecting the Dakota moniker. According to rumors, it is likely that Ram’s new midsize truck will be based on the existing Jeep Gladiator platform. Ram hasn’t confirmed an all-new Dakota just yet, though the new midsize truck is expected to be unveiled in early 2021.
Karma Automotive teased a pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year. Alongside revealing a new lineup of fully-electric sports cars (pictured), the automaker displayed a dark rendering of what appears to be a pickup truck with Karma’s logo on the grille.
It is unknown whether the pickup rendering was a teaser of an upcoming vehicle, or if Karma was simply showcasing the versatility of the manufacturer’s new platform. Either way, a pickup truck by Karma could potentially be a game-changer. Hopefully, the carmaker follows up with more details soon.
Electric Chevrolet Pickup
According to General Motors’ sustainability report released back in July 2020, the automaker is planning to release a full-size electric pickup truck. A fully-electric Chevrolet pickup truck is mentioned in GM’s report, as one of 20 electric vehicles that GM is planning to release before 2023.
At first, it was thought that the report mentions the recently-unveiled GMC Hummer EV. It is possible that the report teases an all-new full-size pickup by Chevrolet, internally referred to as the Chevrolet BET Truck. In late 2019, GM CEO mentioned that an electric pickup truck is coming in late 2021, with a promised range of more than 400 miles on a single charge.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The new Mustang Mach-E is a controversial move by Ford, as it’s the first time in history that the automaker will apply the legendary Mustang moniker to a crossover SUV. The fully-electric, high-performance SUV will hit the market in 2021.
The Mustang Mach-E will start at around $40,000 for the base model, which will be able to drive 230 miles on a single charge. The souped-up Mustang Mach-E GT can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3 and a half seconds and an estimated price tag of around $60,000. Deliveries are expected to begin before the end of the year.
Toyota RAV4 Prime
The new RAV4 Prime will be the second-fastest vehicle in the entire Toyota lineup starting in 2021. In fact, it can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 5.7 seconds. The Toyota Supra is the only car in the manufacturer’s lineup that can outrun the new Rav4 Prime SUV.
Toyota began using the Prime moniker exclusively for the plug-in hybrids built by the automaker. The 302-horsepower RAV4 Prime SUV will be able to drive over 40 miles purely on electric power. Pricing starts at $38,100, though many customers qualify for both federal and local incentives.
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
If you’re anticipating the upcoming Hellcat-powered RAM 1500 TRX, you’ll be glad to hear that Dodge’s selection of completely overpowered vehicles fitted with Hellcat powerplants will increase for the 2021 model year. As if the standard 475-horsepower Durango SRT wasn’t crazy enough.
The new Durango SRT will be available with the optional 710-horsepower supercharged V8 motor under the hood. The Durango SRT Hellcat can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. What’s more, the maximum towing capacity is nearly 8000 pounds!
Aston Martin DBX
Aston Martin has unveiled its first-ever SUV which will hit the market for the 2021 model year. The spectacular luxury SUV boasts elegant styling as well as outstanding performance, just like any proper vehicle bearing the Aston Martin logo.
The stylish SUV features a 542-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 motor from Mercedes-Benz under the hood. The Aston Martin DBX will be able to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4 and a half seconds and reach a top speed of 181 miles per hour. The DBX will start at $189,900 in the US.
The German automaker has thoroughly refreshed the compact GLA for the 2021 model year. The new base model packs a 221-horsepower four-cylinder motor as well as either a rear-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
The GLA 35 AMG has been confirmed to appear later in 2021, fitted with a high-performance 302-horsepower turbocharged flat-four under the hood, as well as the 4Matic all-wheel-drive drivetrain fitted as a standard option. In effect, the 2021 GLA 35 AMG will be able to sprint up to 60 miles per hour in just 5 seconds.
Ford has resurrected the iconic Bronco moniker for the first time since the 1990s. The all-new Bronco will arrive for the 2021 model year in both two-door and four-door body variants, with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain fitted as standard. Ford promises exceptional off-road performance, like the new Bronco’s predecessor.
The 2021 Ford Bronco starts at just $28,500 for the base model, though the sticker price can easily surpass $60,000. The limited First Edition four-door trim is now sold out completely.
The Seltos is an upcoming subcompact SUV sold by the Korean manufacturer. The car is already available on Kia’s website, buyers can select from the GT Line trim or the Tech Line trim. The new Kia Seltos features lots of high-tech comfort and safety features, including a 360-degree camera and a head-up display.
The base model is equipped with a 2.0L 146-horsepower flat-four, although an optional 1.6L flat-four that peaks at 175 horsepower is available as well. The 2021 Kia Seltos starts at below $30 000.
Rivian unveiled the fully-electric R1S SUV alongside the impressive R1T pickup truck back at the New York Auto Show in 2019. Although the R1T pickup was the center of attention, the potential of the R1S seems to be overlooked.
In its most powerful variant, the R1S packs a powerplant in each wheel, making a whopping 750-horsepower in total, launching the futuristic SUV to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. Production of the R1S will begin in 2021, the SUV is expected to start at $72,500.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is an exciting fully-electric SUV introduced by the German automaker for the 2021 model year. The all-new EQC is fitted with an electric motor on both of the car’s axles, able to produce 402 horsepower in total. In effect, the EQC 400 can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds.
The EQC 400 4Matic starts at $67,900 in the United States. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t revealed the single-charge range of the upcoming SUV just yet.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
As the name suggests, the XC40 Recharge is an electric variant of the new Volvo XC40 subcompact SUV. It is also the Swedish automaker’s first fully-electric vehicle ever sold. The XC40 Recharge is fitted with an electric motor on each axle producing 402-horsepower in total, as well as an all-wheel-drive drivetrain. In effect, the XC40 Recharge will be able to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds.
Volvo promises a 200-mile range on a single charge. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2020, though they could be postponed.
Until the reveal of the GV80, Genesis was only offering sedans in its lineup. The newly-unveiled GV80 is the first SUV sold under Hyundai’s luxury brand. The car’s sleek exterior design resembles the new 2020 G90 4-door sedan.
The base model GV80 comes fitted with a 2.5L turbocharged flat-four, paired with a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain. An optional 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 motor is available, too. Both engine variants can be fitted with an optional all-wheel-drive drivetrain. The upscale Genesis GV80 SUV starts at just $48,900.
The Cybertruck made headlines when it was unveiled in November 2019. The groundbreaking electric pickup truck shocked the world with its controversial styling. The futuristic, well-performing pickup truck will be available as soon as late 2021.
In its most powerful variant, the tri-motor Cybetruck will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. What’s more, Tesla promises that the souped-up truck will be able to tow as much as 14,000 pounds. The $39,900 base model will accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. The maxed-out variant of the Cybetruck costs over $70,000.
Land Rover Defender
The all-new, redesigned Land Rover Defender debuted back in 2019 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show for the 2020 model year. The car’s production has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the first units are beginning to pop up in dealerships around the US. The two-door variant of the car, the Defender 90, is said to arrive in US dealers before the end of the year.
A smaller, more affordable variant of the new Defender, dubbed the Defender 80, is reportedly underway within the next few years. Little is known so far, but expect its price to be lower than the current base price of around $50,000.
The full-size GMC Yukon and the Yukon XL have received the same major update as the Chevrolet Suburban or the Chevrolet Tahoe. The new Yukon boasts a wide array of new luxurious features, a revised upscale interior, and more. General Motors introduced a new top-of-the-line Denali trim for the 2021 model year, too.
The new Yukon is fitted with a four-corner air ride adaptive suspension, a first in its entire class. The 2021 GMC Yukon can tow up to 8,400 lbs in its most powerful configuration. The car starts at $50,700.
The full-size Cadillac Escalade has received a major update for the 2021 model year. As the Escalade’s sales have been declining, it was high time for General Motors to freshen up the beloved Escalade.
The new Escalade is packed with high-tech features. It is the first vehicle in its class to offer semi-autonomous driving assistance. Some of the other impressive features include a 38-inch curved display, a 36-speaker audio system, and an augmented-reality navigation system. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade starts at $77,490.
Kia Pickup Truck
Kia confirmed to be developing its first-ever pickup truck… for the Australian market. Although the automaker confirmed to be working on an all-new truck, it will only be available in Australia. The pickup truck will likely debut in 2022 or 2023.
Although it has been over a year since the initial announcement by Kia, little is known about the manufacturer’s upcoming pickup truck. It is unknown what kind of engine options will be available, what body style the truck will have, any of its technical specifications, or even the starting price.
Buick has been struggling with a lack of interest in the past few years. The Buick Regal, as well as the Cascada, were both discontinued within the last two years due to low sales.
Hopefully, the all-new 2021 Buick Envision will boost the sales figures. The new midsize SUV features lots of advanced safety and comfort features, including automatic emergency braking systems, a high-definition rear vision camera, and lane-keep assistance. The SUV will be powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0L flat-four engine, paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Alfa Romeo Tonale
The Tonale is a stylish SUV concept first presented by the Italian automaker at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Despite an initial promise to introduce the vehicle in 2020, the development of the Tonale was delayed until further notice. The Alfa Romeo Tonale would be the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid ever.
Unlike its larger cousin, the Stelvio, the Alfa Romeo Tonale would be more affordable and could become the automaker’s entry-level SUV. The Tonale could compete with the BMW X2 or the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Lamborghini completely reimagined the high-performance, luxury SUV with the release of the stunning Urus. As the demand for upscale SUVs does not seem to be plunging anytime soon, Ferrari will likely reveal their own ultra-luxurious SUV in the coming years. Recent spy shots of a camouflaged crossover spotted testing in Maranello prove that the Purosangue may be a lot closer than we think.
Ideally, Ferrari’s SUV will be powered by a state-of-the-art V12 motor. Unfortunately, a hybrid V6 or V8 is more likely. Ferrari hasn’t disclosed any details about its upcoming crossover, though spy shots prove that the car is likely in development already.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
As of late 2020, little is known about the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee. A quick peek at the current-generation is enough, however, to realize the urgent need for a major update of Jeep’s flagship SUV. A brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee will reportedly enter production in the third quarter of 2021. No further details have been released so far.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the souped-up variant of Jeep’s flagship SUV, makes 707 horsepower from its monstrous, supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. In effect, the Trackhawk can shoot up to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.