You may be surprised to know that the best-selling vehicle in the US this year was not the highly-successful Camry Sedan, nor was it the CR-V crossover; it was in fact the Ford F-Series lineup of full-size trucks. We are witnessing a rise in the humble truck – from compact and mid-sized, full-sized and heavy-duty – these models have become a high priority in car manufacturer lineups. We take a look at some of this year’s spec changes and developments to set you up for the year ahead.

Chevrolet Colorado

Base price: $20,995 – $41,155
Body type: Pickup

2018 will bring a wide range of exterior colour choices for the Colorado, new convenience features including a push-button start. There is also rumour of a special edition with unique styling details. Three capable engines including 3.6L V6 and an off-road variant called the ZR2 are standard.