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Pickup Trucks for Mountainous Region

Vehicles with high horsepower and greater ground clearance when travelling in hilly and mountainous regions are a must. Moreover, the Pickup is found in a country that does not have a well-developed road infrastructure. This has led to the rise in popularity of vehicles that can perform on rough terrain smoothly and tackle a lot of abuse on the road. Vehicles popular for off-road use like SUVs and pickups are preferred when traversing such rough terrain.

Pickup trucks are similar to SUVs in that they share distinctive qualities like larger body sizes and higher ground clearance. The most lucrative aspect of a pickup truck, however, is its large cargo bed. This means that not only can you travel long distances with arduous road conditions easily, but you can also carry necessary cargo with you without any trouble. All in all, pickup trucks are sturdy vehicles that perform well off-road and carry many passengers and cargo. If you want to know more about reliable pickup trucks in Nepal, here are five exemplary pickup trucks that are available in the market:

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition CrewMax


The Toyota Tundra is a pickup truck from Toyota powered by a 5.7 L/346 engine that can produce a max power of 381 bhp @ 5600 rpm and a max torque of 401 bhp @ 3600 rpm. Unlike others, it offers a mileage of 15 km/L and is priced at about Rs.59,60,000. Indeed this beast is available in many colour schemes like Midnight Black Metallic, Blue Streak/Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red, Wind Chill Pearl/Midnight Black Metallic, Celestial Silver/Midnight Black Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Galactic Aqua Mica. Below are the specifications and features present in the Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition CrewMax:

Engine
Engine type: 5.7L V8
No. of cylinders: 8
Valve configuration: DOHC 32 Valves
Drivetrain: AWD
Transmission: 6-Speed automatic

Suspensions, brakes, tires and wheels
Front suspension: Double wishbone
Rear suspension: Leaf
Front brake type: Disc
Rear brake type: Disc
Front tire size: P275/55R20 111H
Rear tire size: P275/55R20 111H
Wheels: Aluminium

Dimensions
Length: 228.90 in
Width: 79.9 in
Height: 76.20 in
Wheelbase: 145.7 in
Ground clearance: 10.4 in
Kerb weight: 2571 kg

Features
Safety: The car is equipped with ABS, traction control and TPMS for better control and safety. Furthermore, It also has other features like airbags, child safety door lock, parking aid, daytime running lights, power door lock, crash sensor, etc.
Convenience: The car is equipped with an air conditioner and heater for adjusting interior temperature, adjustable seats, power steering, power windows, parking sensor and so on.
Entertainment: The car is equipped with a radio, has a touch screen control panel, Bluetooth connectivity, audio system remote control, and USB and auxiliary input.


Ford Ranger is a pickup truck from Ford that is powered by a 3198 cc displacement engine that can produce a max power of 197 BHP @ 3000 rpm and a max torque of 470 Nm @ 1750-25000 rpm. It offers a mileage of 11.9 km/L and is priced at Rs.83,00,000. It is available in 9 different colours: Cool White, Diffused Silver, Aluminum Metalic, Meteor Grey. Shadow Black, Blue Reflex, Blue Lighting, Sunset and Saber,  Below are the specifications and features present in the Ford Ranger XL:

Ford Ranger XL

Engine
Engine type: TDCi Diesel Engine
No. of cylinders: 4
Drivetrain: 4WD
Valve configuration: DOHC
Transmission: 6-Speed manual

Suspensions, brakes, tires and wheels
Front suspension: Independent MacPherson strut with coil spring
Rear suspension: Semi-independent twist beam with twin gas
Front brake type: Disc
Rear brake type: Drum
Front tire size: 255/70-R16
Rear tire size: 255/70-R16
Wheels: Steel wheels

Dimensions
Length: 5326 mm
Width: 1860 mm
Height: 1848 mm
Wheelbase: 3220 mm
Ground clearance: 230 mm
Kerb weight: 1765 kg

Features
Safety: The car comes with ABS, EBD, Locking Slip Differential (LSD), parking assist, airbags, remote keyless entry and volumetric alarm.
Convenience: The car comes with air conditioning, heater,  cruise control, door locking, external temperature display and electric rear window defroster.
Entertainment: The car comes with radio, Mechless studio with integrated control panel and screen, USB, iPod and auxiliary input, and FORD SYNC 3 with six speakers.

Honda Ridgeline RTL


The Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck from Honda that is powered by a 3.5 L/212 engine which can produce a max power of 280 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 262 bhp @ 4700 rpm. It gives a mileage of 21 km/L and is priced at about Rs. 45,00,000. It is available in 7 different colours: Modern Steel, White Diamond, Lunar Silver, Obsidian Blue, Crystal Black, Deep Scarlet and Forest Mist. Below are the specifications and features present in the Honda Ridgeline RTL:

Engine
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212
No. of cylinders: 6
Valve configuration: 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC
Drivetrain: AWD
Transmission: 9-Speed automatic

Suspensions, brakes, tires and wheels
Front suspension: Strut
Rear suspension: Multi-Link
Front brake type: Disc
Rear brake type: Disc
Front tire size: P245/60HR18
Rear tire size: P245/60HR18
Wheels: Aluminium

Dimensions
Length: 210.2 in
Width: 78.6 in
Height: 70.8 in
Wheelbase: 125.2 in
Ground clearance: 7.64inch
Kerb weight: 2030 kg

Features
Safety: The car features ABS, traction control, CMBS, etc., for better control and handling. Additionally, there are airbags, seatbelt warnings, side-impact beams, tire pressure warnings, rear child safety locks, and so on.
Convenience: The car features air conditioning, heater, cruise control, power window, power steering, adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, parking aid, vehicle anti-theft system and so on.
Entertainment: The car features multiple speakers, radio, DVD/CD player, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth connectivity and so on.

Mahindra Scorpio Getaway
Mahindra Scorpio Getaway is a pickup truck from Mahindra powered by a 2179 cc displacement engine that can produce a max power of 140bhp@3750rpm and a max torque of 319nm@1500-2800rpm. It gives a mileage of 15 km/L and is priced at about Rs. 36,00,000. It is available in 3 different colours: Fiery Black, Mist Silver and Rocky Beige. Below are the specifications and features present in the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway:

Engine
Engine type: 4 Cylinder Engine, variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler, Direct injection
Drivetrain: 4WD
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Suspensions, brakes, tires and wheels
Front suspension: Double wishbone
Rear suspension: Semi-elliptical leaf spring
Front brake type: Disc
Rear brake type: Drum
Front tire size: 245 / 75 R16
Rear tire size: 245 / 75 R16
Wheels: Alloy wheels

Dimensions
Length: 5118 mm
Width: 1874 mm
Height: 1850 mm
Wheelbase: 1340 mm
Ground clearance: 210 mm
Kerb weight: 2650 kg

Features
Safety: The car comes with a child safety door lock, speed-sensing door lock, power steering, tubeless tires, remote central locking, etc. Features like airbags and ABS are missing, which are vital to most vehicles in terms of safety.
Convenience: The car comes with an air conditioner, heater, cruise control, steering adjustment, power windows, etc.
Entertainment: The car lacks even the most basic entertainment features like radio and music player.

Isuzu D-max V-Cross


Isuzu D-max V-Cross is a pickup truck from Isuzu that is powered by a 2499 cc displacement engine that can produce a max power of 131 bhp @ 3600 rpm and a max torque of 320 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. It gives a mileage of 12.4 km/L and is priced at about Rs. 38,90,000. It is available in 8 different colours: Cosmic Black, Splash White, Sapphire Black, Silky Pearl White, Titanium Silver, Ruby, Obsidian Grey and Sapphire Blue. Below are the specifications and features present in the Isuzu D-max V-Cross:

Engine
Engine type: VGS turbo-cooled diesel engine
No. of cylinders: 4
Valve configuration: DOHC
Drivetrain: 4WD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Suspensions, brakes, tires and wheels
Front suspension: Double wishbone
Rear suspension: Leaf spring
Front brake type: Ventilated disc
Rear brake type: Drum
Front tire size: 255/60 R18
Rear tire size: 255/60 R18
Wheels: Alloy wheels

Dimensions
Length: 5295 mm
Width: 1860 mm
Height: 1855 mm
Wheelbase: 3095 mm
Ground clearance: 225 mm
Kerb weight: 1945 kg

Features
Safety: The car has ABS, EBD, central locking, power door locks, child safety locks, six airbags, traction control, impact beams, crash sensor, speed sensor door lock, etc.
Convenience: The car has an air conditioner, heater, power steering, power windows, air quality control, cruise control, keyless entry, etc.
Entertainment: The car has eight speakers, a radio, DVD player, USB and auxiliary input, touch screen control panel, Bluetooth connectivity, etc.

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