Pickup Truck

What is a Pickup Truck 

A pickup truck is a light motor vehicle with an open-top rear cargo area (bed). Jim Autos is Thailand’s, Singapore’s, Dubai’s and England United Kingdom’s top pickup truck dealer and exporter. Pickup truck is often abbrevaites as just pickup but has many catchy names in other countries, it is called a bakkie in South Africa and its neighboring countries. In Australia it is called a utility vehicle which is often abbreviated as ute. Romanians call them slipper, Israelis a tender and Egyptians call it a half-truck.

What is the Definition of a Pickup Truck

A pickup truck is a light truck with an enclosed cab and an open body with low sides and tailgate. The word pickup was first used to refer to a truck used to pick up light load like lumber and feed and deliver it to its destination and the definition is still apt to this day.

In most people’s mind a pickup truck is a vehicle with a bed in rear for hauling stuff but in the US and Canada many trucks with beds as the Chevrolet El Camino, Ford Ranchero, Dodge Rampage, Honda Ridgeline and Subaru Baja are not considered by some experts to be trucks because they do not fit their expectations of a specific architecture. For instance, even though the El Camino and the Ranchero were built with body-on-frame architectures, they were based on existing station wagon platforms, while the Ridgeline uses a spot welded sheet steel monocoque (unibody) chassis in the same style as modern passenger cars.

Trucks typically have either a tubular or channel rail chassis with a fully floating cab and separate cargo section to allow for chassis flex and prevent warping of the sheetmetal. The sheet steel in both of these sections is not a stressed member.

A combination of the two styles, monocoque cab and engine bay welded to a ‘C’ section chassis rear is commonly used for trucks (such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis cab), but has not been common in North America. For instance, when offered in Australia it is known as the ‘one tonner’ because it is rated to carry some 250 kg (551 lb) more than the all monocoque style. Most mid-sized pickup trucks offered in Thailand are one-tons.

Panel vans, popular in Australia during the 1970s were based on a ute chassis; known in Egypt as a “box”. Coupé utilities and panel vans usually have an integral cargo bed behind the cabin with unibody or monocoque construction like automobiles.

The design details of such vehicles vary significantly, and different nationalities seem to specialize in different styles and sizes of vehicles.

Jim Autos offers pickup trucks in Left hand Drive and Right Hand Drive from all over the world. No matter which pickup truck you require we can provide it.


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