It’s the season of the witch in St. Cloud, and the team at Minnesota Truck Headquarters has been thinking about … what else … trucks. In keeping with the spirit of the spookiest time of the year, we got to thinking on trucks that we think should make a comeback. In our humble opinions, these three pickups are more than due to rise from their tombs and return to the land of the living.
Ram SRT-10 and/or Dakota
Ram is in the business of making some seriously badass trucks — just look at the Ram TRX, an unstoppable 702-horsepower monster. Since Ram is adding more muscle to its portfolio, now seems like the perfect time to dust the cobwebs off the Ram SRT-10, the awesome sport pickup truck with a beefy 8.3-liter V10.
Since diversifying is also all the range, now also seems like an ideal moment for Ram to dip back into the smaller truck segments with the Dakota. It’s been a good decade since the Ram Dakota left us, but Car and Driver seems to think we don’t have long to wait before the Dakota returns from the dead and strikes fear in the heart of its competitors again.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. The Lincoln Blackwood was a bit of a flop and hardly a classic. But! Lincoln has made a lot of great strides over the last years to come into its own, and we think it might be high time to consider going back to the well of luxury trucks.
Lincoln has one advantage for sure — it can share the foundation of the ever-popular F-150. That might bode well if Lincoln decided to revive the Blackwood (or a truck with a different name) and base it on, say, the high-powered F-150 Lightning electric truck.
We all know that the Chevrolet Silverado handles its business. But what about a more lifestyle-focused truck that finds the sweet spot between a pickup and an SUV? Chevy had one once; it was called the Avalanche, and a lot of folks thought it was awesome.
The Chevrolet Avalanche was making up its own segment well before the Hyundai Santa Cruz, dubbed a sport utility truck. With four doors and seating for up to six, it was a family truck before the idea was super popular. Imagine the Chevy Avalanche as the powerful yet practical middle ground between a Silverado and a Suburban, and you might just have a winner.
When you’re talking about trucks, you’ve got a lot of options. Whether you’re looking for a classic or favorite of yesteryear or one of today’s hottest pickups, check out Your Minnesota Truck Headquarters in St. Cloud, MN.