While trucks were once only used primarily as utility vehicles, Consumer needs have changed and the desire for premium cars and trucks has become more pertinent. Trucks need to not only be high powered machines, but also offer passengers a premium driving experience. The high-end truck trend (say that three times fast) has gained speed and is now in full force — or rather — full size. In fact, it is estimated by Ford that 71% of truck-buyers choose to purchase the high-end luxe-trucks, rather than no-frills utility vehicles.
With the luxury features and specs you’ll see in this list, the costs of these trucks are far more than your average base model pickup. But when you’re looking for power and luxury all-in-one, forking out a bit more upfront will make a world of a difference. Some of these luxe-trucks are already available for purchase, while others are coming off the assembly lines in the near future.
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Here are 5 Luxe-Trucks that Combine Pure Utility with Pure Luxury Perfectly
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Luxury Truck
The GMC Sierra Denali is ultra-luxurious with the same power expectancy of the GMC Sierra 1500, with all the amazing perks. The truck comes standard with an EcoTec3 5.3 liter engine and can be upgraded to a 6.2 liter V8 engine boasts 425 hp.
There are tons of fancy features found in the cab. The luxe-truck has heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats, and a heated steering wheel. The GMC Sierra Denali also has triple-sealed doors paired with an active Noise Cancellation system to block sound so you can really enjoy the Bose sound system. To add extra comfort and enhance the overall look of luxury, only the highest quality of perforated leather upholstery is used with nicely detailed contrast stitching.
Power and premium are certainly not lacking in the GMC Sierra Denali luxury truck. To take it one step further, they’ve released a 2017 GMC Sierra Denali Unlimited, which is even more luxurious.
2017 Ford F-150 Limited
At the top of the pack of F-150 trim levels, the Limited is jam-packed with power and luxury features to give drivers the ultimate experience. The Ford luxe-truck houses a standard 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine capable of producing a solid 365 hp. The 10 speed transmission not only has Tow and Haul mode, but has a Sport mode as well, so you can it both ways.
But we know that’s not all that is in store for drivers in this truck. The Ford F-150 Limited is also stocked with endless features. It has MyFord Touch® to make it easy for drivers to use their smartphone without ever laying a finger on it. Features like adaptive temperature control, 360 camera, power adjustable pedals with memory, and rain sensor wipers are just a few other the amenities you’ll find in the luxe-Ford. It even has a dual-note horn – just in case you need to make your presence and displeasure known.
2017 Tesla Pickup Truck
Having dominated the EV market, Telsa is now making a play for a share in the truck market. The manufacturer has confirmed that 2017 will see their brand new luxury truck. And if Tesla knows anything, it is how to make powerful, comfortable vehicles with premium interiors and a stockpile of features made for ease of use. This truck will be more energy efficient than any other truck out there, making the Tesla Pickup Truck as triple threat in the luxe-truck market.
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept Luxury Truck
With the luxe-truck phenomenon growing rapidly, Mercedes-Benz, known for their luxury vehicles, is bringing their own addition to the lots and aiming to be called the best luxury pickup truck available. Still in concept phases, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is initially being targeted to countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Europe — not North America. So, it looks like we’ll have to wait before we get to test drive this luxury mid-size truck. However, it is worth mentioning that this concept vehicle is still rumored to be produced, but has yet to confirmed 100% that we will be lucky enough to get it here in North American. Fingers crossed!
The X-Class is expected to have an AWD, six-cylinder engine capable of towing 3.5 tons and has a payload of over 1.1 tons. Features like driving assistance and touchscreens are also expected to be included.
Get an up close look at the interior of the concept luxe-truck:
If anyone remembers what they are capable of doing when it comes to trucks, you’ll know that they make beasts of luxe-trucks. Check out the AMG G63 6×6. If the X-Class is anything remotely similar to that truck, there’s no doubt that it will be a magnificent piece of machinery.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The Cadillac Escalade EXT is rumored to be making a comeback, after production was stopped back in 2013. This luxury truck is still in the works and an official re-release date has yet to be revealed, but what is known is that the super luxurious Cadillac EXT is likely to appear towards the end of 2017 and available in 2018.
But in the meantime, let’s ogle this luxe-truck.
What will we find on the inside? Well, being that this is a Cadillac, we can only expect the best; luxury trucks might just have a new bar to reach. Expensive materials will be used to create a luxuriously chic cab with high-quality wood and suede leather really making its drivers comfortable.
After seeing the specs on these trucks, fully geared up with deluxe trim packaging making them the ultimate luxury trucks, it is hard to not want to buy one yourself. But in case you need a bit more encouragement, here are 10 Reason Why You Should Buy a Truck.
If you could buy any one of these five luxury pickup trucks, which one would you go for?
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