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August 8, 2020

 
 
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How pickup manufacturers are rethinking the cargo bed
 

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How pickup manufacturers are rethinking the cargo bed
 

Neil Vorano

Pickup trucks used to be simple and utilitarian: a bare-bones cab and a big empty box behind it. And while theyʼve kept the utility, they’re by no means simple any more. With pickups now the top-selling vehicles in North America, automakers have taken great strides to make their offerings more advanced – and not just under the hood or behind the wheel.

 
In the past few years, manufacturers have been adding features to the bed and tailgate to appeal to those on the job site, making their trucks more useful than ever before.

 
Letʼs see how their offerings compare.

 
 
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Cadillac sings a new song with all-electric LYRIQ show car
 

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The electric Taiga Orca aims to make a (quiet) splash in the watercraft market
 

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