Can You Name the Truck from 3 Facts?


By: Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

What would we do without our pickup trucks, right? 

Pickups have seen a massive explosion in popularity over the past decades. No longer are they only for the working man but now, office workers, soccer moms, doctors and every average Joe seems to be driving one. 

And why not? Modern pickup trucks have all the bells and whistles and are fairly luxurious to boot. They really are not only modern motoring marvels but just a pretty awesome mode of transport all around.

So in this quiz, we have set a challenge. Name 35 different pickups, from all over the world, by just reading three facts about them. Yes, it's as tough as it sounds! 

For instance, can you name the American pickup introduced in the 1970s that is considered the first of the modern pickups? Or what about a pickup released this year from a luxury car maker that you would never consider to field a vehicle such as this? Finally, what about the pickup in the 1960s that was so rubbish, it sold only 851 units in three years before it was pulled?

Well, those are some of the questions you will face. Can you overcome them?

Let's see! Good luck!

The top selling truck in America today, this vehicle has a number of power plant options including a range of V8 motors. It is called the Lobo in Mexico. Can you name it?

Perhaps the most iconic truck ever released by Ford, the F-150 is simply loved in the United States. In fact, this is the biggest selling truck in the country for the past three decades! Not only that, but at certain times, it was also the most popular vehicle in the country in terms of sales.


This truck was first introduced to the American market in 2005. There are currently three models available, all powered by a V6 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC engine. The engine pushes out around 250 brake horsepower. What truck are we talking about?

A sports utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketed by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.


This medium-sized pickup is available in a number of configurations. Introduced in 2003, it is the same vehicle as its stablemate, the GMC Canyon.

The Colorado is a pickup truck in the mid-sized segment. It has been produced by Chevrolet since 2003. It is available as both a 2-door regular cab, 4-door extended cab and 4-door crew cab. It is also marketed in Australia as the Holden Colorado.


This pickup was the first full-sized pickup produced by a Japanese company for the American market. Available in a number of setups, the top of the range version has a 5.7-liter V8 engine. It was introduced first in 1999.

This Toyota pickup has been available in the United States since 1999. By producing the Tundra, Toyota became the first Japanese company to produce an American-sized pickup. It is available as a regular 2-door cab, 4-door double cab and crewmax. Currently, Tundras are assembled at the Toyota factory in Texas.


Marketed in the early 2000s, this truck was a massive failure. An 'upmarket' Ford F-150, only around 3,300 ever sold. Name it, please.

If Lincoln had thought this through properly ... I mean, who wants a pickup with a carpeted truck bed? An attempt at an up-market pickup, the Blackwood was a failure in the early 2000s. Only 3,300 ever sold.


A convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop. Sounds horrid, right? And it was. Produced between 2003 and 2006, this vehicle was a failure and quickly disappeared from the market. What pickup are we talking about?

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster with the vehicle actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.


Introduced in 2018, this pickup is from an automaker you would not associate with this type of vehicle. It shares some body panels with the Nissan Navara.

A pickup Mercedes. Yes, that’s the newest model introduced by the German luxury car maker. But who is going to ride that to a construction site?


Touted as one of the best off-roaders ever produced, this vehicle was marketed between 1974 and 1993. Available as a short or long wheelbase, it had both gas and diesel powerplant options. Can you identify it?

Largely acknowledged as one of the best off-roaders ever, the J40 Land Cruiser was produced between 1960 and 1984. And the best part? Well, the Cruiser was able to tackle the toughest terrain straight out the box, with little need for modifications.


The 1970s 620 version of this vehicle was popular in the United States although it was marketed from 1955 to 1957 and over a number of generations. Can you name this small pickup?

This compact pickup truck was marketed by Datsun and then Nissan from 1955 to 1997. There were numerous versions, with the 620 fairly popular in America in the 1970's.


Perhaps more well known as an off-road vehicle, a pickup version was available. Two series were released from 1983 onward.

The legendary Defender is also available as a 2-door pickup from 1983 onward with the release of the 90 and 110 series. The Defender was manufactured from 1948 to 2016.


Marketed between 1981 and 2002, this vehicle was also known as the Bighorn. This vehicle won the its classification in the Dakar Rally in 1994. Name it, please.

Also known as the Bighorn, the Trooper was produced over two generations from 1981 to 2002. The off-road credentials of the Trooper are borne out by the fact that these models won a number of international off-road races including the marathon section of the 1994 Paris-Dakar rally.


This coupe utility is only marketed in South America and based on another stablemate, the Gol. Power options include a 1.0-liter or 1.6-liter gasoline engine. Can you tell us the make and model?

Volkswagen Saveiro - The Saveiro pickup from Volkswagen is marketed in South America as a coupe utility. It is based on the Volkswagen Gol and is powered by either a 1.0-liter or 1.6-liter gasoline engine.


Named after an ancient creature, can you identify this Italian pickup? It is powered by a 3.0-liter engine which produces around 170 brake horsepower.

An Italian brand, Bremach models include the T-Rex which has two engine options, the largest of which is a 3.0-liter engine producing 170 brake horsepower.


Released in the early 1990s, this performance truck was bonkers. It was powered by a 4.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine and was faster than many sports cars at the time. Name it, please.

Take a 4.3-liter turbocharged V-6 as well as the transmission of a Corvette and couple that with an all-wheel-drive truck and what do you have? A Typhoon, that's what. The Typhoon was faster than many sports cars of the time and easily raced to 60mph from a standing start in under 5 seconds.


A truck from the '50s which at the time was marketed as a vehicle of the future. It actually was made from other vehicle parts from the manufacturer and was particularly popular. Do you know what it is?

Built in the late '50s, the Sweptside was marketed as the truck of the future. In reality, Dodge truck sales were insignificant and the Sweptside actually used car parts from other Dodge models. In fact, the Sweptside even featured tailfins so popular at the time. Although it was certainly different, the Sweptside never made a dent in the pickup market and was shelved in 1959.


From the "Land Down Under" this vehicle was also known as the Kingswood. This Ute was marketed until 1974. Which vehicle below are we talking about?

Also marketed under the name Kingswood, the Belmont was produced in Australia from 1968 to 1984. It was available as a pickup truck or Ute (the Australian term for pickup) until 1974 and then the badge was only used on sedans and station wagons.


Sharing the same platform as the Chevrolet Colorado, this vehicle was introduced in 2003. To date, there have only been two generations of this truck.

Introduced by General Motors-owned Isuzu in 2003, the D-Max is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon. The D-Max is available as a 2-door cab, 2-door utility, 4-door cab and 4-door utility. There have been two generations of the D-Max to date.


A rear-wheel drive pickup, available in many configurations, name this German vehicle marketed since 2010.

Designed by Walter De Silva, the Amarok has been marketed by the German company since 2010. This rear-wheel-drive vehicle is available as a single cab, double cab and has a range of petrol or diesel powerplant options.


First introduced as a compact pickup, this vehicle now falls in the mid-sized segment. It was introduced in 1995 and was named Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year in 2005.

The generation 2 model specifically of are ranked by many as one of the top off-roaders ever made. Not only are they excellent in tough terrain, but they are reliable, an important factor when you are far from the nearest mechanic when something goes wrong. One concern about the Tacoma is that the stock suspension is not as good as it could be, and this is often the first thing that owners modify.


The truck has a specific off-road layout called the Pro-4x. It gets its name from Greek mythology and was introduced in 2004. What is it?

The Nissan Titan has a few different loadouts. One of these, the Pro-4x option was a specifically designed off-road package that turned the Titan into a more than useful off-road vehicle. The Titan also has a very effective 5.6 liter V8 engine.


Name this hybrid-powered truck that has a range of 40 miles on one charge. Regular power comes from a 4.3-liter V6 engine.

One of America's lesser-known vehicle producers, VIA makes a range of electric vehicles including a hybrid pickup truck with a battery range of 40 miles, enough to cover the distance most of us travel each day. It is charged at a normal plug point.


A favorite with the U.S. military, can you name this truck that is available as an all-wheel drive vehicle and shares a platform with the Chevrolet Silverado?

The same vehicle as the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra is available as a two-door, four-door double and four-door crew cab. This heavy duty pickup also has a number of drive options including rear wheel and all-wheel drive. They are used in the military and in truck racing.


Can you identify a performance truck, introduced in 2003, which not only had a nifty suspension but a massive V8 motor?

The SVT Lightning was introduced in 1993 and essentially is an F-150 truck with a little extra under the hood. The Lightning was powered by a 5.8 liter V8, while handling was improved thanks to an upgraded suspension system.


A larger truck used for transportation of goods, this Japanese truck includes a hybrid version. Can you name it?

Built by a lesser-known Japanese manufacturer, the Hijet is a larger pickup truck built for the purpose of transporting materials or goods. It depends from the Kei line of trucks first built by Daihatsu in the 1960s. Daihatsu even introduced a hybrid version in 2003 that was 30% more fuel efficient


A classic from the 1970s, this vehicle helped produce the change to the modern pickup as we know it today. It was built by one of America's favorite vehicle makers.

A stalwart of the Chevy pickup fleet in the 1970s, the C30 is considered to be the first of the modern pickup trucks. It was also the first Chevy with the crew cab option, meaning the truck could easily seat six people.


Built with the advice from a legendary automaker, this performance truck had a big V8 engine. Released in 1989, can you name it?

With input from the legendary Caroll Shelby, the Dakota featured a 5.2-liter V-8 capable of 175 brake horsepower. This was coupled with a 4-speed automatic transmission. In 1989, that made for a performance truck that was very impressive.


Name this heavy-duty pickup, first released in 2004. It is over 9 feet tall and can carry a massive amount.

A heavy-duty pickup truck, the CXT was released in 2004. Essentially, it is a 14,500-pound truck with Ford Super Duty bed on the back! At nine feet tall, this pickup can carry 12,000 pounds.


A truck that first entered the market in 1977 in Asia, it was the best selling vehicle in South Korea in 2016. Can you name it?

The Hyundai Porter, a larger pickup truck designed for carrying equipment, goods or other cargo has been marketed by the Korean company since 1977. It is currently in its fourth generation and was the best-selling vehicle in South Korea in 2016.


A famous off-road brand produced this pickup between 1955 and 1984. It even included an electric version. Name it, please

Based on the CJ series, the DJ was a two -wheel drive variant. It was produced 1955 until 1984. During that time, there were four variants, including a rear-wheel drive electric version known as the "Electruck."


Name this truck, introduced by an Indian automaker in Africa, Europe and Asia in 2006. It is powered by a turbo-diesel engine.

Manufactured by Indian company Tata, the Xenon pickup was first produced in 2006. It features in a range of markets including South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. The Xenon is powered by a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine running through a 5-speed manual transmission.


A stalwart all around the world, this Japanese pickup was pulled from the United States in 1995. Can you name it?

A Toyota pickup available in the United States till 1995 and still sold in world markets, the Hilux went into production in 1968 and is currently in its eighth generation.


Tell us the name of an American long-wheelbase full sized pickup marketed between 2001 and 2013. Over 600,000 were sold.

This long-wheelbase full-sized pickup formed part of the Chevrolet model range from 2001 to 2013, with two generations produced. The Avalanche could carry either four or six passengers, depending on the body type chosen. The second generation offered four different powerplant options, all V8s. Around 625,000 Avalanches were sold during its production run.


A massive failure in the '60s, can you name this small pickup that only sold so poorly it was pulled?

Introduced in 1961, this smaller pickup didn't catch the imagination of the American public. In fact, by 1964, only 851 were sold. It was discontinued that year.


Can you name a Japanese truck that was introduced in 1978? Previous names for this truck include the Strada and Forte.

First introduced in 1978, the Triton is a compact pickup truck from Japanese automaker Mitsubishi. It is currently in its fifth generation.


Also known as the Navara, this vehicle was first marketed in 1997. It has both gasoline and diesel engine options.

Blessed with excellent off-road capabilities the Nissan Frontier entered the market in 1997, although it is known as the Navarra in many parts of the world. It has a range of gasoline and diesel powerplants with Bilstein shocks as well as a rear locking differential.


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