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Which do you think won the 2010 International Pickup Truck of the Year Award?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InL1k5IQtCEBased on the video above, which do you think has the best approach angle and departure angle? Hehe All 4x4 diesel CRDi with variable geometry turbochargers (VGT) and/or bi-turbochargers1. 3-litre Ford Ranger, VGT - 156 metric-hp, 380 Nm torque2. 3-litre Toyota Hilux , VGT - 163 metric-hp, 343 Nm torque3. 3-litre Mazda BT-50, VGT - 156 metric-hp, 380 Nm torque4. 2.5-litre Nissan Navara, VGT - 174 metric-hp, 403 Nm torque5. 3-litre Isuzu DMax, VGT - 164 metric-hp, 360 Nm torque6. 2.5-litre Mitsubishi Triton, VGT - 178 metric-hp, 350 Nm torque7. 2-litre Volkswagen Amarok, bi-turbocharger - 163 metric-hp, 400 Nm torqueJury findings1. Ford Ranger - Touted for its durability and responsive engine.2. Toyota Hilux - Lagging behind all the other models.3. Mazda BT-50 - Identical to the Ford Ranger for they share the same engine platform and just about everything.4. Nissan Navara - Won highly in terms of styling points and interior design and comfort, but it lost some points in ground clearance during the deep off-road tests.5. Isuzu DMax - May not be the best looking, but it was surely one of the best performing and what jury members called "very very impressive" in terms hardcore off-roading.6. Mitsubishi Triton - Most powerful pickup in the competition at 175 bhp, and its overall off-road driving comfort was very good.7. Volkswagen Amarok - The pickup that testers were all eager to drive. Eventual winner of the shootout, praised it for its well-appointed and spacious cabin. Despite the Amarok’s victory, jury members said its overall off-road performance needs to improve to be a stand-out among the competition.Now, given the jury above, it makes you really wonder why the Amarok won haha! ....But one thing is sure, because of a newer technology ---- the bi-turbocharger that goes with it inspite of that diminutive 2-litre engine, it delivers 400 Nm of peak torque from as low as 1500 rpm up, unlike all the others that deliver theirs from 1800 rpm (except the Hilux at 1400 rpm).The Amarok, however, won't be sold in the Philippines.... Sorry to all of us haha! Good day.
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