With gas prices remaining low, Americans are once again shopping for pickup trucks and SUVs, and automakers are happy to keep these high-margin vehicles coming. There was no shortage of trucks and “sport-utes” at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Here are 5 from the auto show that you’ll soon be able to park in your driveway.
Features: Unibody construction, comfortably seats 5, trunk and audio system inside pickup bed with a 4-foot-wide flat-bed space. Options include tri-zone climate control, leather seats and 8-inch display audio touchscreen.
Performance: 3.5-liter, direct-injected V-6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission; available in either front- or all-wheel-drive.
On Sale: First half of 2016.
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2016 Infiniti QX60
Features: Redesigned exterior features Q50-style front end and taillights. New safety systems include Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
Performance: Choice of a 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 or a hybrid powertrain that pairs a supercharged, 2.5-liter, inline 4-cylinder with an electric motor to produce 250 horsepower.
Features: Tri-zone climate control with rear seat controls, heated front and rear seats, as well as steering wheel, available cooled front seats, sliding 60/40-split rear seat provides more legroom for 2nd-row occupants.
Performance: 252 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with stop/start technology to improve fuel economy.
Features: Choice of 5-, 6- or 7-occupant seating, 2nd row seat can slide and tilt forward even with a forward-facing child seat installed, and rear seat alert reminds driver when item is left in the 2nd or 3rd row to prevent leaving children in vehicle.
Performance: Choice of 2 new engines: a 2.5-liter inline 4 or a 3.6-liter V-6.
On Sale: Spring 2016.
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Ford Motor Company
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew
Features: Wheelbase is 12 inches longer than the standard Raptor SuperCab, with 4 full-size doors providing rear passengers with more legroom and comfort, as well as more space to stow gear.
Performance: 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine produces more power with greater efficiency than the current 6.2-liter V8.