On this week’s Ask Nathan:
- Have been there different Hyundai pickups earlier than the Santa Cruz?
- A number of notes on the Chevrolet Colorado
- You guys have means too many video channels!
The primary query comes from a fan who’s curious if there are Hyundai pickups that predate the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz.
Q: (By way of NathanAdlen@Twitter) Hello Nathan! I coudl have sworn there have been different Hyundai pickups earlier than the Santa Cruz.
Possibly they construct them for different markets and I noticed one abroad. By the best way, I watch your movies on a regular basis. I like the brand new TFLbike channel loads too. Alex appears like my youthful brother. Anyway are you able to inform me in regards to the different Hyundai pickups on the market?
A: Fascinating query!
Sure, abroad, Hyundai has constructed considerably industrial pickup vehicles. These Hyundai pickups are cab-over designs which are well-liked nearly all over the place else however in the US. There have been just a few different fashions that had been primarily based on unibody platforms as effectively, however none of these autos made it to our market.
We did get a candy idea automobile again within the day. It was the 1995 Hyundai HDCIII – and it was like a Swiss Military knife of coupes. It may very well be configured as a automotive, hatchback or tiny pickup. Consider this idea as a Hyundai Tiberon meets a Chevrolet Avalanche – and also you get the concept. It was AWD, with a 240 horsepower, turbocharged engine and (clearly) by no means made it to manufacturing.
In some methods, it might be the grandfather to the Santa Cruz idea that debuted about twenty years later.
Thanks for the query!
The following questions come from Chevrolet Colorado followers. I acquired two emails at about the identical time, and so they wish to categorical their love for the little pickup.
Q: Only a fast observe for Nathan. A lot get pleasure from all of your critiques on YouTube. Nice Data plus enjoyable and humor- good combo.
I need you to know that you’re spot on- in regards to the 3.6 V6- what a terrific engine!!
I purchased a 2018 Chevy Colorado WT V6 crew cab quick mattress 4×4 new- and scored a terrific deal. Simply 25,300 out the door, after rebates and incentives. I had been trying on the Tacoma and GMC Canyon, however they had been all at the very least 7 grand extra. My spouse and I’ve 2 toddlers, so the 4-doors have been important. Plus it’s a useful truck for yard work, towing and shifting stuff. In my neighborhood I see a bunch of vehicles — the 4 door F-150, Colorados and even some rangers.
For my part, I believe the Colorado is tough to beat as a price purchase.
I’m liking the concept of a sleeper household sedan, getting both a (used) 2014 or newer Buick LaCrosse or Chevy Impala. Buick is clean, however the Chevy is so darn good trying. What are your ideas?
Take care and sustain the great work- such a deal with to look at you, Roman and Andre on YouTube!
— Stephen J. D
Q: Hello Huge Man!
I wished to listen to it from you. Which is best OFF-ROAD, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison or the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon? Each of them with the diesel they will include. I wish to get your opinion. I simply purchased a used ZR2 and I believe its one of the best off street truck on the market. Out of all of the vehicles!
Let me know when you’ll be able to!
— Ted from Shreveport, Louisiana
A: Thanks for the emails
I’ll reply Stephen’s e-mail first: Congrats on the brand new truck and killer deal! Sure, I agree, the worth proposition you’ll be able to acquire by shopping for the Colorado could be excellent. Normally, reductions are fairly deep, and decrease finish fashions are sometimes shifting off dealership heaps at, or under MSRP.
As on your different level in regards to the 3.6 in your Colorado being the identical because the 2014 Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Impala – not fairly. These sedans had the GM LFX 3.6-liter V6. Your Chevrolet Colorado has a LGZ V6 (which they began utilizing in 2017). The LFX was used within the Colorado/Canyon up till the tip of the 2016 mannequin 12 months.
They’re nice V6 engines however. I comfortable to
hear about your loved ones having fun with the Colorado, and I hope you tell us about your selection between the Impala and LaCrosse. I like each as effectively, however I believe the Buick has barely higher total construct high quality.
Off-road, the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon has the slightest benefits over the ZR2. Off-road, the Gladiator is a greater automobile. If it weren’t for the articulation of the entrance axle, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 would simply match it. Now, if you happen to mix on-road with off-road, the Colorado is best.
I agree with you – diesel or no diesel, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 IS among the best off-road autos you should buy,
The final query/assertion comes from a viewer who feels we have now too many channels.
Q: (By way of NathanAdlen@Twitter) You guys have so many YouTube channels, it will get complicated.
How about one for vehicles, and one for vehicles? That ought to work!
A: Gotcha, however there’s a cause behind every channel.
Our TFLcar channel options greater finish video shows, and many head-to-head comparisons. Roman and Tommy do numerous work on that channel. TFLtruck is Andre’s truck area, and (clearly) it’s crammed with truck content material. Our TFLnow channel is generally for behind-the-scenes, fast movies, automotive exhibits and information. We discovered that the TFLnow channel labored effectively as a result of it cleared up greater finish manufacturing items for use on the Truck and Automobile channels.
We discovered that many followers of older autos weren’t as excited about mixing older autos with the brand new ones on our TFL Carr and Truck channels. Tommy created and runs TFLclassics, which caters to a singular viewers. That’s why we additionally opened up TFLoffroad, which (like TFL’s classics’ channel) options distinctive autos for distinctive viewers. On this case, all off-road autos and off-road adventures. TFLBike is our latest channel, and – because the identify suggests – it’s all in regards to the motorbike world.
Not too long ago, we began TFL Speak, and its principally a video recording of every podcast we produce. The matters lined vary from nearly all the things. As such, we do an episode that includes vehicles, and one other weekly video that includes vehicles.
There may be a lot on the market to cowl on the planet of transportation, we didn’t wish to publish a number of movies on just some channels – it’s simply that easy.
Oh, don’t overlook about our web sites! We’ve TFLcar.com (the one you’re taking a look at proper now), TFLtruck.com, TFLoffroad.com, TFLbike.com and now our bidding web site TFLBids.com!
I wish to say, TFL Studios is tenacious, and we by no means let up. With our crew, we purpose at overlaying as a lot as we are able to, as quick as we are able to, with all of the bases lined – for you.
We bought a LOT extra coming your means!