For those who don’t know, Isuzu is a Japanese commercial vehicles and diesel engine manufacturing company and D-Max is a pickup truck built by it. Isuzu was founded back 1916, and 2016 year will be 100th year of its existence. Having in mind that manufacturer anniversary is just around a corner, 2016 Isuzu D-Max will get some upgrades at least in form of some special edition. Other than that, we could also see minor facelift for the model, since current, second generation started back in 2012. If Isuzu decides to launch the model in form as we know it, its facelift will follow a year or two later.
According to some rumors 2016 Suzuki Equator will mark big return of the mid-size pickup truck, produced by Nissan in the US. The model was originally launched back in 2008, as a 2009 model, but it was soon discontinued. Back in 2012, American Suzuki Motor Corp. declared bankruptcy, and that meant the end for the Equator as we know it. Few years later, we have slightly different situation. The model seems to be making a big comeback, while its specs will continue to be based on the Nissan’s Frontier.
Few years ago, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi revealed its GR-HEV Concept. It is a hybrid pickup truck, which resembles the Triton pickup, redesigned for this model year. 2016 Mitsubishi GR-HEV is production version of the diesel-electric hybrid pickup truck. Mitsubishi’s plan is to introduce few hybrid vehicles until 2020, and one two vehicles that will enrich automaker’s line-up were presented at previously mentioned Auto Show. One of them is GR-HEV, and the other is CA-MiEV, battery-powered electric compact vehicle.
2016 Mazda BT-50 has been refreshed for this model year. Currently in its second generation, this pickup truck is relatively new, especially considering that the trucks do not change their design or performances as often as regular cars do. But Mazda seems to think differently, because it decided to make a change only four years after the big redesign.
2016 Kia Sedona comes with minimal changes, since the model went through big redesign for previous model year. Currently in its third generation, which started a year ago Sedona minivan is still fresh and new, so South Korean automaker doesn’t need to make any big upgrades in order to keep it competitive. The model offer high level of refinement and functionality, which will provide it to be among top sellers in its category.
Popular SUV new generation will start with upcoming model year, and it will include 2016 Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck into the offer. This new version of the model will be launched side-by-side with regular one, providing more options for both pickup and SUV lovers. Starting with 2016 model year, and few years after, Jeep will feature quite expansion of its models. Besides big redesigns planned for the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee (2016) upcoming years will also bring new models as well as return of some old names. Although the year wasn’t précised, Jeep will return its Grand Wagoneer onto the market, and launch smaller SUV to enrich the line-up.
2016 VW Amarok is the latest version of VW’s traditional body-on-frame truck built for the first time back in 2010. Previous model received updates for new model year, so we don’t expect much from the upcoming 2016 model. New generation will probably come a year later, for 2017, or even 2018 model year. Amarok is no so well-known in the US, since German automaker hasn’t made it available for this market Currently the Amarok is sold in South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe. There were no indications from VW about broadening of the market for this great performer.
When it first appeared, back in 2014, Chevy Reaper won the hearts of many people. It came to the market just in the right moment, when Ford ceased the production of its Raptor truck for the time being. 2016 Chevy Reaper should come with mild improvements, compared to its predecessor, and re-establish its position as one of the best off-road oriented pickup trucks. Chevy started to work on this model back in 2012, and firstly they showcased their Concept version, so called T Rex which later developed into the Reaper.
Although GMC unveiled its fully redesigned Sierra before 2 years, new model year still has some changes expecting us. There is no much info regarding specific changes that will happen on the 2016 GMC Sierra, but it is known that the model will be facelifted. Recent news reveal that GMC didn’t make any major change, but rather improvements and upgrades classic for this type of mid-cycle refreshments.
Chevrolet’s El Camino is a car-based pickup truck, which was discontinued back in late 80’s. Since then, there were not many rumors about the return of the model, until recently. General Motors has renewed El Camino’s registration, and that started the rumors about a big comeback of the model as 2016 Chevy El Camino. Similar model already exists in the Australian market, and seems like Chevy had big plans for the model for the US market. Recent news, on the other hand reveal that this release will be delayed, since Chevy has some other plans for the moment, but the Company has been quite about everything.