Leaked images of the forthcoming 2022 Toyota Tundra come with few details. Re-designed. Re-engineered. There are rumors it will will be powered by the same twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, 415-horsepower V6 that’s in the ’22 LandCruiser. That sounds pretty good to us. So far this is all we know.
Coming into the Ford Trucks lineup as a sort of hybrid mini-Ranger, the 2022 Ford Maverick is a small truck that boasts a solid 40 MPG and a range of 500 miles. Its 4.5-foot bed offers 1,500-pound payload and the powertrain offers a towing capacity of 4,000-pounds. It’s built on the same crossover platform shared by the new Bronco and (gasp) the Escape, and is front-wheel drive only, making it a superb city truck and functional daily driver.
This could be game over for those other electric truck dreamers. Ford just unveiled its all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup. Boasting 563 HP and 775 lb-ft. of torque, it’s the most powerful factory-produced F-150 ever. Beyond fierce towing power and payload, plus a 300-mile range, this full-size pickup can power your house. Ford’s Intelligent Power Backup system allows you to use the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro to actually power your home in emergencies. For 3 up to as many as 10 days. And because there’s no motor under the hood, it’s got a frunk. Yup, front-trunk.
For 2021, Ford’s Timberline Edition Explorer turns the family-friendly mid-size SUV into a light-duty off-roader. The all-new trim package includes a 1” taller ride height for increased clearance, under-body skid plates and cladding, high-clearance bumpers, recalibrated steering & suspension & all-terrain tires. It’s powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower. Available this summer.
GM’s Hummer is making its return in a few new electrified versions & details just dropped on the SUV variant. The 2024 Hummer EV SUV is shorter overall than the recently revealed pickup with 16” of clearance. It boasts 4-wheel steering & an Infinity Roof that features removable T-Top style panels for an open-roof ride. It is estimated to deliver 350-miles of range with 1000 horsepower under its hood.
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With 518 horsepower under the hood, the forthcoming Land Rover Defender V8 will become the most powerful production Landie ever produced. Available in both the 90 & 110 models for 2022, the supercharged 5.1-liter V8 delivers heavy horsepower & 461 ft. lbs. of torque. 0-60 in 4.9 and a top speed of 149 MPH. Not bad for a boxy British 4X4. Several trim packages & unique exterior packs will be offered as well as hundreds of dedicated accessories.
Paying homage to the Camel Trophy Land Rovers that tamed the world’s toughest terrain, the forthcoming Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy merges off-road legacy with modern performance. Only 25 of these unique rides will be constructed, using vintage survivor bodies and Rover’s 400-hp V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic tranny. This “Works” variant also features a winch, roll cage, roof rack, underbody armor, a raised air-intake, LED spotlights and mud tires. Eastnor Yellow paint completes the vintage vibe.
With the launch of the 2021 Tremor Edition, Ford is offering yet another new factory package in the F-150 lineup. This one is all about off-road upgrades but doesn’t go full Raptor. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the Tremor includes beefed-up suspension and shocks to give it a stance that’s an inch wider than stock plus there’s a bash plate underneath. Equipped with standard 4WD, it rides on 33-inch AT tires mounted on matte-finish 18s. The interior upgrades are pretty slick too.
For Dodge, 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of its iconic Ram Power Wagon utility truck. To celebrate the milestone, they’ve created a special edition of the 2021 Ram 2500. Special anniversary features include 75th badges and branding, upgraded brown leather seats, and a blacked-out trim package. Available early 2021.
The Hummer is back. Yes, General Motors’ long-shuttered Hummer operation is rising from the ashes as the Hummer EV, an all-electric super truck boasting a 350-mile range, 1000 horsepower, and get this—a diagonal off-road driving feature called Crab Mode. As the flagship of GM’s massive push into the EV market, the Hummer EV runs on an all-new modular electric vehicle platform and battery system known as Ultium. Sold under the GM brand, the first of several new Hummer models will reach dealerships in fall of 2021.
For 2021, Jeep has completely re-designed & upgraded their flagship Grand Wagoneer. With a larger body modeled on the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, the new GW offers 3-row seating and a level of luxury beyond anything Jeep has ever produced. It will be offered with both a plug-in hybrid drivetrain as well as various levels of gas-powered performance.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a juiced-up off-road-ready weapon built to send the Ford Raptor flapping back to its nest. Dodge claims that 75% of the TRX build is different from the stock 1500. Way gnarlier obviously. Powered by a Hellcat motor, it delivers 702 horsepower for a 0-60 time of 4.5, boasts a BorgWarner 48-13 transfer case with a rock crawl-friendly low range of 2.64:1, an 8,100-pound towing capacity, plus a high-tech leather-clad interior. Order yours today.
Powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that delivers 28 MPG, Jeep’s new Gladiator Farout concept is designed for long range, off-road missions. Overlanding. 37” mud tires, Fox Shocks, Warn winch. Its class-leading 4×4 payload allows for a full roof-top tent—which pops up in seconds and sleeps 4. The interior of the Farout features a fridge and stove as well as smoke blue leather with orange stitching.
With their vintage Land Rover series III SUVs converted into modern, zero-emission electric vehicles, Zero Labs Automotive is cleaning up a classic with remarkably fine form. Carefully selected donor vehicles undergo a complete mechanical re-build replacing the petrol powertrain with an electronic one that produces between 300-600 horsepower with a range of up to 235 miles. The interiors are also completely re-done, featuring a clean and minimalist, retro design that’s a perfect match with the 1970-1985 Rover styling
Some will call it sacrilege others will call it cool, but either way, Twisted Automotive’s Electrified Defender 90 is a rad little Rover. Using the soft-top 90 model, the British workshop has created what they call the NAS-E, swapping petrol power for an EV drivetrain that outputs 214 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque in an AWD design. Its range is more than 200 miles. Only 30 of these silent killers will be made.
Certain corners of the internet have been buzzing for years about the day Ford would finally bring back the Bronco. Well, at long last, the day has arrived. The 2021 Ford Bronco is here & it’s every bit the modern Hot Wheels truck everyone’s been hoping for. Boxy AF. Very short wheelbase. Available with 2 or 4 doors and 2 engine options so far—both EcoBoost turbos, it will also be available in the trail-ready Sasquatch trim package, which boasts HOSS (High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension) for crawling right past those Wrangler Rubicons & into the wild.
Created from the ground-up in homage to the original off-road adventure-mobile, the iconic Land Rover Defender, Ineos’ forthcoming Grenadier SUV is designed to perform in the world’s harshest environments—a hardworking, utilitarian 4X4 & decidedly un-luxurious. African safari-tough yet modern. Created through an engineering partnership with Magna Steyr, the Grenadier’s full specs and build sheet are still under wraps. Due for release late 2021.
With the (partial) unveiling of the new Hercules 6X6 SUV, California’s custom carmaker Rezvani blows past expectations yet again. This new super-luxury ’yute is excessive & overbuilt in every way; but not really an off-roader, it’s more of an exotic accessory; the ideal ride for Rodeo Drive or cruising Dubai’s Sheik Zayed road. All we know for sure so far: it’s huge, has 6-wheels & pre-order is open now.
Just like GMC’s Yukon & Suburban, the Cadillac Escalade is also getting a full update for 2021. The 2021 model is 7-inches longer with 11 more cubic feet of storage space, and is marked by a new grill and front-end look as well as LED lighting. It is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 good for 420 horsepower, and a diesel motor will also be offered. Inside there’s a 38-inch curved infotainment display, great for viewing while you have the SUV in hands-free, semi-autonomous driving mode.
Let’s face it, making a classic Land Cruiser FJ43 look cool is pretty easy. It came that way. Modern men’s fashion-maven Todd Snyder saw an opening though. He thought the addition of a leather interior—using the same leather from Red Wing’s Heritage Classic boots—would make a sweet upgrade. He was right! Of course this Limited FJ also got a ground-up restoration to bring all systems up to 2020 performance. The slate gray paint was borrowed from Porsche and the vintage 2-door got a completely new 228-horse 4.0-liter V6 and tranny.