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Top pick-up trucks in the world

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, December 02, 2017

FIJI's number of registered vehicles continues to rise annually with figures exceeding 100,000.

These registered vehicles include private cars, taxis, rental and hired cars, good vehicles, buses, government vehicles, carriers and all other vehicles.

In 2016 the Land Transport Authority figures showed that good vehicles recorded to be the second largest vehicles to be registered in Fiji with a figure of 2014.

Good vehicles here refer to light and heavy goods vehicles including vans, trucks, pick-ups, ambulance and fire engines.

Today we look at some large pick-up trucks listed by which come under the good vehicle categories and see why these trucks have become so popular around the world.

Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the best large pick-up trucks available for consumers to buy. The Silverado does not disappoint when it comes to overall performance and the interior amenities.

The standard engine in the pick-up is the 4.3 litre six-cylinder rated at 305 lb-ft of torque coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to either a 5.3 litre or a 6.2 litre V-8. The 6.2 comes optional with an eight-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 12,500 lbs. The overall gas mileage rating of the truck is 15 MPG (city) and 21 MPG (highway), and consumers can choose between three different truck bed lengths when buying the auto new.

Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan has made huge strides over the past several years and is now one of the top large pick-up trucks on the world market. The stock engine for the Titan is a 5.6 litre V-8 rated at 394 lb-ft of torque and 390 horsepower and is coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is one of the top large pick-up trucks on the market.

The vehicle features bold styling and an above average interior, and consumers have several options when buying the auto new when it comes to body style, truck bed length, and drivetrains. The truck is available with either rear or four-wheel drive, and the stock engine is a 4.6 litre V-8 rated at 310 horsepower. Shoppers can also choose to upgrade to a 5.7 litre V-8 rated at 381 horsepower when buying the Tundra news. The max towing rate of the vehicle is 10,500 pounds and top overall speed is 108 MPH. The Tundra's fuel economy rating is 13 MPG (city) and 17 MPG (highway).

Ford F-350 Super Duty

The Ford F-350 Super Duty is one of the best large pick-ups found today. The vehicle is the only truck sold by Ford in the 2017 line-up that offers a choice of either single or dual rear wheels depending on the needs of the customer. The auto is rated to tow loads up to 26,500 lbs and can carry a payload of 7050 lbs. The stock engine in the F-350 is the 6.2 litre V-8 rated at 405 lb-ft of torque and 385 horsepower.

Consumers can also choose to upgrade to the 6.7 litre turbo-diesel V-8 rated at 880 lb-ft of torque and 440 horsepower.

All drivetrain options come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive with the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. The top overall speed of the F-350 is governed to 94 MPH.

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