Pickup trucks are an incredibly popular segment of the UK new van market and can be excellent vehicles for those who want something to double as family transport on weekends.
But what is the best pickup for sale in the UK in 2020? Leasewell looks at the best on the market this year. The Mitsubishi L200 and Toyota Hilux have been renowned as strong performers in the market for several years, whilst the Nissan Navara and Ford Ranger are also very popular choices. Mercedes even dropped into the pickup truck market for a short period of time with the recently discontinued X-Class pickup, so there are plenty of options to choose between.
Why are pickup trucks so popular?
One of the biggest benefits of opting for a pickup truck is tax. Double cab pickup trucks that can carry more than one tonne of payload in the rear are classified as commercial vehicles for tax purposes and as a result qualify for a fixed rate of Benefit in Kind (BIK) tax.
This is not the only tax benefit of a pickup truck, as of 2019, Vehicle Excise Duty or road tax for a light commercial vehicle weighing up to 3.5-tonnes is set at £265. So if you opt for a pickup truck over an SUV, you could save approximately £200 on road tax for the first five years you pay it, as the SUV would be subject to an extra £325 if worth over £40,000.
Best pickups for sale
A massive part of the pickup truck market for more than forty years, the Mitsubishi L200 is renowned as a fantastic all-round performer. Now in its sixth generation, the new model is everything you have come to expect from a Mitsubishi pickup truck over the years with all the modern technology and touches. The L200 has impressive off-road ability but is also smooth and comfortable to ride in on the road. One area where the L200 leads the way in the segment is carrying capability, one of the largest load spaces in the segment is combined with the highest overall carrying capacity, as well as a 3.5-tonne towing capacity to boot.
The best-selling pickup truck in the UK market, unsurprisingly comes from the leading brand in the new vans market, Ford. The Ford Ranger has won no shortage of awards in more than two decades in the UK new van market and is very capable for heavy duty use with a 3.5-tonne towing capacity and maximum payload of 1,199kg. With the latest model you will also find all the latest Ford safety equipment which includes a stability control system with trailer sway control to ensure everything is kept safe.
One of the very best double cab pickup trucks on the market, particularly when you take it off the beaten track, the Nissan Navara offers superb off-road performance with very responsive steering and a low-ratio gearbox, making it easy to control the truck whatever you throw at it. You may also be surprised with the low insurance groupings of the Navara, helped by the brand’s autonomous braking technology to keep you safe in tough driving conditions.
The Toyota Hilux is one of the best-selling pickup trucks in the world, with over 18 million built since 1968. The Hilux is an icon in the pickup truck world and is renowned for its reliability and durability. Like all the pickups above, the Hilux offers a class leading towing capacity of 3.5-tonnes. The inside of the Hilux is a huge improvement over its predecessor and filled with a dashboard and interior like that from the Toyota passenger car range.
New pickups for sale
Looking for a new pickup? Leasewell are here to help! We have a massive range of new pickups for sale and low rate van finance options for everyone’s needs. Contact us online or call us on 01656 337337 to get the ball rolling today!