This Month In Trucks: Volume 3

VinFast VF Wild Concept

After tackling electric scooters and SUVs, VinFast is trying its hand at designing an EV truck with the unveiling of the VF Wild concept at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

VinFast VF Wild Concept

The mid-size pickup measures 5,324 millimetres in length and 1,997 millimetres in width, boasting a wide and stubby front fascia and a slimmed-down version of the brand’s signature winged V daytime running lights. A power-folding mid-gate and auto-folding rear seats expands the bed length from five to eight feet. Other highlights are a panoramic glass moonroof and digital side mirrors.

Called Fluid Dynamism, the novel styling language was created in partnership with Australian design studio Gomitiv.

2026 Cadillac Vistiq

Cadillac is all-in on EVs, and the latest announcement is the impending 2026 Vistiq, which will slot between the Lyriq and 2025 Escalade IQ.

2026 Cadillac Vistiq

About the same size as the XT6, the three-row crossover features a very similar grille to the Lyriq with the illuminated badge and glossy black panel. On either side are prominent vertical LED lighting elements. The roof tapers quite steeply towards the rear, where complementary vertical tails sit above the bumper incorporating a silver rear diffuser.

Stay tuned for specs and pricing expected later this year.

2025 MINI Countryman C

News of a gasless third-generation Countryman broke in late 2024, and now the marque has recently released information about the upcoming sibling internal combustion model.

2025 Mini Countryman C

Simply dubbed C, this entry-level version is propelled by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder mild-hybrid powertrain producing 170 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque. A small 14-kilowatt motor assists initial acceleration. For the first time, optional Driver Assistant Plus adds partially-automated Level 2 operation on freeways allowing hands-off motoring at speeds up to 60 km/h.

A more performance-oriented S variant is also slated to follow.

2024 Dodge Durango SRT 392 AlcHEMI

The 2024 Dodge Durango SRT 392 AlcHEMI kicks off 365 days of celebration commemorating the final year of the iconic HEMI V8 engine.

2024 Dodge Durango SRT 392 AlcHEMI

Based off the Premium grade, it wears 20-inch Satin Black forged SRT wheels, yellow SRT brakes, black exhaust tips, and special decals, stripes and badging. Inside there’s carbon fibre trim and embroidered, contrast-stitched seat upholstery. Four paint colours will be available: Diamond Black, Destroyer Grey, Vapor Grey and White Knuckle.

Built at the Detroit Assembly Complex in Michigan, only 100 units are earmarked for Canada.

Everlast x Volvo EX30

New Netherlands-based tuner Everlast has just unveiled a couple of subtle-yet-sporty appearance packages for the zero-emissions Volvo EX30.

Everlast x Volvo EX30

The aptly-named Sport includes forged 21-inch alloys — one inch bigger than the largest OEM offering — in either a double four-spoke or eight-spoke setup. The roof and bumpers both receive full colour coding, and the front and rear spoilers get hits of bright orange. Outland on the other hand goes for a more rugged approach with 19-inch diamond-cut aluminum wheels, matte black detailing all around and nature-inspired green accents on the doors.

Everlast is a sister company of Dutch coachbuilder Heritage Customs specializing in custom Land Rover projects.

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