Isuzu D-Max

Do you remember the Isuzu brand? Other than cargo trucks and cube vans, the Isuzu brand has been out of the U.S. since 2009. But they still make trucks, just not for sale here. The Isuzu D-Max is a wide-range pickup truck that’s sold in Australia, Europe and South America.


You won’t find the Isuzu D-Max truck here in the United States, but you’ll find something very similar. The D-Max pickup shares much of its composition with the Chevrolet Colorado.

Holden Ute

The dreams of the El Camino and Ranchero live on down under. Car-based pickup trucks are certainly not all the rage in the U.S., but they still are in Australia. The deftly-named Holden Ute is one of them.

It looks like a midsize sedan up front and a small pickup truck bed in the back, resembling a nouveau El Camino.

The style isn’t all that impressive for the North American market, but what’s under the hood might pique some interest. It can be equipped with Chevy/Holden’s 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine with 408 horsepower.

Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup

It’s completely different than the luxury Land Cruiser you’ll find at the American Toyota dealership. The Land Cruiser pickup is styled much more utilitarian. It has a tall passenger cabin available in either two- or four-door variants. It’s rugged and has straight lines inside and out. The box could pass for that of a military truck in its rudimentary appearance. You can even opt for an air intake snorkel.


The Land Cruiser lineup is the top of Toyota’s price range. That means the Land Cruise Pickup would be the most expensive vehicle they would sell in North America. That doesn’t take into consideration that Toyota already has the Tundra and Tacoma pickups, which would take a hit if the Land Cruiser pickup made its way onto American roads.

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