This Year in Gear

The Biggest Developments in SUVs, Trucks and Truck Gear We Saw in 2019


January 2, 2020 Cars By

This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.

ARB 4×4 Accessories Ford Ranger Winch Bumper

Price: $1495
From: ford.com

The first fruit from Ford’s partnership with ARB 4×4 Accessories: an off-road accessory that gives the Ranger a leg up on the Jeep Gladiator.

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Audi RS Q3

Price: $TBD
From: audiusa.com

Audi Sport created a 394-horsepower RS version of its compact crossover. The big question is, will it come to the U.S.?

Bollinger B1 and B2

Price: $125,000
From: bollingermotors.com

Bollinger is making rugged, boxy electric vehicles that look more like a Land Rover Defender than the new Defender. But they’ll cost you a pretty penny.

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

Price: $TBD
From: chevrolet.com

Pickup trucks and work boots go together like peanut butter and jelly. So perhaps it’s not surprising that when it came time to whip up the first special edition of the all-new, giant-faced Silverado HD, Chevrolet decided to partner up with one of the biggest names in heavy-duty footwear: Carhartt.

Deus Ex Machina & Coolnvintage Yellow Land Marine Nr86

Price: N/A
From: deuscustoms.com

Australian motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina and Portuguese Defender restorers Coolnvintage collaborated on this stunning custom motorcycle-hauling Defender.

Electric GT Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Price: NA
From: electricgt.com

Car modifiers Electric GT built a crate “engine” to convert a 1970 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser into an electric vehicle. It’s either a brilliant or bizarre move, depending on your perspective.

Ford Bronco R

Price: N/A
From: ford.com

The new Ford Bronco won’t debut until 2020. But Ford offered up the best preview to date by running a Bronco-based race truck in the Baja 1000.

2020 Ford Super Duty

Price: $37,345+
From: ford.com

Ford gave its Super Duty trucks a new 7.3-liter V8 that’s the biggest gasoline-powered engine you can buy in a new truck. It puts out 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

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Jay Leno’s Ford Bronco Resto Mod

Price: N/A
From: ford.com

Jay Leno has what may be the most beautiful vintage Ford Bronco on the road, and it has one heck of an engine: the supercharged V8 from the Shelby GT500.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys Edition

Price: $33,740+
From: jeep.com

Jeep announced that one of our favorite trims from the last-generation Wrangler was returning to the JL edition for the 2020 model year.

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2020 Land Rover Defender

Price: $49,900+
From: landroverusa.com

After much fanfare, Land Rover finally unveiled the new 2020 Defender in all its (customizable) glory. The initial launch models include the two-door Defender 90 and the four-door Defender 110.

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Legacy Overland FJ40 Land Cruiser

Price: Contact manufacturer
From: legacyoverland.com

While well-kept FJ40s are not uncommon, this example painted in Heath Gray is, simply put, exquisite.

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MG Extender

Price: ~$17,850+
From: mgcars.com

Legendary British sports car manufacturer MG still exists, and they’re selling full-sized pickup trucks in Thailand. Who knew?

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Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel Engine

Price: $37,235+
From: ramtrucks.com

Ram added a new diesel option for its 1500 full-sized pickup. Increased efficiency plus a large 33-gallon fuel tank equals mind-blowing range.

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Suzuki Jimny

Price: ~$20,366+
From: globalsuzuki.com

Suzuki launched a new version of the Jimny early in 2019. The small, capable and stylish off-roader undercuts the Wrangler on price; sadly, it won’t be sold in the U.S.

Todd Snyder & FJ Company FJ43 Land Cruiser

Price: $185,000
From: fj.com

New York menswear designer Todd Snyder teamed up with the FJ Company to create the ultimate summer ride: a customized 1978 FJ43 Land Cruiser.

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Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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