Popular trucks not available in the US?

August 30th, 2020 by

4 Cool Trucks that We Wish were Available in the States
It’s long been a fact of life that the US doesn’t always get the same vehicle options as the rest of the world. A lot of times this has to do with market research done by auto makers and the expected success of particular models. Sometimes, that means we miss out on really cool stuff.

Today, we’ll take a look at four popular trucks that aren’t available in the US.

Mazda BT-50
This pickup is very popular in Australia. The new generation being introduced in 2021 is very handsome, too. It’s switching over to the Isuzu platform and getting a new 3.0L four-cylinder turbodiesel that pumps out 188 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque

Volkswagen Amarok
Named after a giant wolf in Inuit mythology, the Amarok would definitely fit in here in the States. It has a 3.0L TDI diesel V6, pumping out 254 horses, with an over-boost feature that bumps those numbers up to 268 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque.

HSV Maloo
Similar in looks to the classic El Camino and Ranchero, the HSV Maloo isn’t your standard pickup. It’s more about speed than towing capacity. With its 6.2L supercharged V8 cranking out 550 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, it tops out a 168 mph and has reported 0-60 times of under 5 seconds.

Toyota Land Crusier Pickup
The Land Cruiser Pickup is a no-frills desert navigator. It’s not going to win any speed competitions or beauty pageants, but there are few stock trucks more capable of enduring punishment. It has a 4.0L V6 that puts out 228 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque and 5-speed stick shift.

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