Honda SUT (Sport Utility Truck)

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by P&C Lawn Care, May 17, 2004.

  1. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 373

    Anyone heard any news on the new Sport Utility Truck that Honda is going to produce in 2005? I know this is only a Mid-Size pick-up and from the pictures I've seen its pretty darn ugly. I know it can't be used for any heavy LCO work but this could lead to a full size version later on. I've heard rumors of engine swapping between General Motors (5.3 liter Vortec for full size Honda pickup), Isuzu (Diesel or Duramax) and Honda's 4 and 6 cylinders (for GM cars). Imagine the possibilities with a Honda truck with a Duramax Diesel. This could even lead to Honda research on larger equipment engines, say for ZTR's and large W/B's. Even better a Duramax Diesel ZTR...
     
  2. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Posts: 487

    All it is a Honda Pilot with the back cut out to make a pickup bed. I would not call it a mid-size , but rather a compact truck.
     
  3. Tevi

    Tevi LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 61

    Looks like am ugly Avalanche
     
  4. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Also, GAS guzzling and what a joke, the truck cocooned in plastic...I don't see the old steel tough and hardened Chevy anymore.
     
  5. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    The Japanese cannot make a truck period...Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Hino...It's all junk
     
  6. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
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    Whats the matter with the Isuzu NPR n11alx????
     
  7. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    TRex said it correctly, it's for the folks who rather put their bags of mulch in the bed rather than inside the cab.

    They would also have to make it much heavier to support a currently available diesel motor.
     
  8. glllc

    glllc LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 61

    its all jap crap anyways, how many landscapers do they have in Japan? what the hell do they know about building a truck.
     
  9. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    nuff said....
    Ranger
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    Should I say more?
     
  10. J-dub

    J-dub LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 44

    I bet this pickup takes a large chunk out of an already dwindling American small-truck markets. Is it useful for heavy loads - heck no, but that's not their target audience.

    I'd disagree that Japanese manufacturers can't make trucks. Like their passenger vehicles they are built to last.
     

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