A pickup truck, also known as a pickup, is a light-duty truck with an enclosed cabin and an open cargo area, as well as low sides and a tailgate. Pickup trucks are among the most popular vehicles in both the used and new markets in the United States and other parts of the world.
When it comes to the Indian market, there are very few pickup truck options. The reason is simple.As Indians, we always try to find an economical and practical car. The vehicle should also be able to manoeuvre through Indian traffic. Consequently, 70 per cent of consumers choose Small Hatch, Compact Crossover and Compact Sedan.
However, following Isuzu’s success with the Dmax Vcross, Toyota has also unveiled the India-spec Hilux, which will be positioned in our market’s lifestyle segment. and Hilux has generated a lot of interest among Indian buyers. This means, now Indians are catching on to the trend and purchasing lifestyle utility vehicles. So, let’s take a look at some of the best pickup trucks in India.
1) Tata Yodha Pickup :
Though the Tata Yodha is not a Lifestyle pickup truck like the Isuzu Dmax Vcross or Toyota Hilux, it plays an important role in the commercial vehicle segment due to its superior strength and durability. Yodha has a powerful yet fuel-efficient 2.2L BS 6 DI engine that delivers 100 hp and 250 Nm torque.
The Yodha Pickup range, which is available in single cab and crew cabin variants with 4×2 and 4×4 drive options and payload options of 1200 kg, 1500 kg, and 1700 kg, is one of the best-selling commercial pickups in India.
Tata Yodha Pickup prices start at Rs. 6.94 Lakh and go up to Rs. 7.49 Lakh.
2) Mahindra Bolero Camper :
The Mahindra Bolero Camper is a commercial pickup truck that is based on the Mahindra Bolero. It is available in both AC and non-AC versions. There are single and double cabin models available. It was first marketed as the Bolero Single Cab or Bolero Double Cab. It is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged diesel engine that produces 75 horsepower and 200 Newton-meters of torque. It is available with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.
The Mahindra Bolero Camper Ex-Showroom price ranges from 8.93 Lakh to 9.42 Lakh.
3) Force Kargo King :
The Force Kargo King pickup is primarily used for commercial purposes and generates a significant profit for business owners. Because it has an FM 2.0 CR Common Rail engine that Generates 67 Bhp and 175 Nm torque. The engine’s torque is extremely high, which aids in a variety of difficult operations. Customers like this pickup because of its high working efficiency, increased fuel mileage, and low price.
It comes in two Versions: Kargo King Star and Kargo King Grand. The engine in both versions is the same, but the Kargo King Grand has a larger deck area, higher ground clearance, and larger dimensions than the Kargo King Star.
The Force Kargo King pickup Ex-Showroom price ranges from Rs 6.49 lakhs to Rs 7.09 lakhs.
4) Isuzu Dmax :
For a long time, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has been India’s first lifestyle pickup truck. The BS6 V-Cross range is only available with the 1.9-litre diesel engine, rather than the old 2.5-litre diesel engine that was previously available. The new 1.9L engine will produce 163hp and 360Nm (13hp & 10Nm over the old 2.5L unit ). Although the engine is the same across all trim levels, the transmission is not. The Isuzu is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations, but the 4X2 is only available with automatic transmission.
V-Cross Z 2WD AT: Rs 19.98 lakh
V-Cross Z 4WD MT: Rs 20.98 lakh
V-Cross Z Prestige 4WD AT: Rs 24.49 lakh
5) Toyota Hilux :
The Toyota Hilux, the direct rival of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, has finally arrived. The Isuzu may be a little shorter in length than the Toyota Hilux, but it has a longer wheelbase.
The Toyota Hilux is built on the IMV platform, which also underpins the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner, and as a result, the Hilux shares many mechanical components with them. The Hilux’s engine is the same 2.8-litre turbo diesel found in the Fortuner, mated to either a six-speed manual or a torque-converter automatic transmission. When paired with the manual transmission, this powertrain produces 201bhp and 420Nm of torque, increasing to a whopping 500Nm when paired with the automatic transmission. The Hilux has a top speed of 175kmph and, despite its heavier kerb weight, can reach triple digits in 10.7 seconds.