Pickup trucks have never been that popular in India for some reason. But the recent boom in the SUV market has also propelled the pickup truck market. The pickup truck market is slowly, but surely picking up pace in India. Manufacturers have also sensed this change and have lined up some pickup trucks to launch in India. Here are the five upcoming pickup trucks in India.
We are expecting Ford to surprise the Indian car market by introducing the Ranger pickup truck here. The Ranger is expected to come via the CBU route in limited numbers. This way, Ford can also assess the popularity of this pickup. The Ranger is based on Endeavour’s platform. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and a 4X4 drivetrain.
Toyota is looking to compete with the upcoming Ranger with its Hilux pickup truck. The Hilux is based on Fortuner, which is one of the best selling full-size SUVs in India. The Hilux can capitalize on the popularity of the Fortuner. This pickup truck will be powered by a 2.4-litre diesel engine along with a 2.8-litre diesel engine. It will also come with 2WD and 4WD drivetrain options.
MG might look to launch their Extender pickup truck in India. This pickup truck is available in Thailand. The Extender is based on the same platform as the Gloster. The 2021 MG Extender comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. The truck also gets a four-wheel-drive system with a low range. MG is expected to load Extender with multiple segment-first features.
Currently, Great Wall Motors is yet to make a formal entry into the Indian Market. The success of MG has led them to think about entering India. One of their products for the country could be the GWM Ute to show its rugged nature to the Indian consumer base. The Ute will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine. It will also come with 2WD and 4WD drivetrain options.
Mahindra Scorpio Pickup
The Scorpio is one of the highest-selling SUVs in India. But not many know that Mahindra sells a pickup version of the Scorpio in South Africa. Seeing the pickup market in India picking up pace, Mahindra might launch this in India as well. It can greatly benefit from the popularity of Scorpio. The Scorpio pickup is powered by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk turbo-diesel engine. It gets the 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain options.
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