What is a Truck?
Photography by Yoav Gilad for Petrolicious
Yeah, it seems like a silly question and no, I’m not winding you up. Last week’s Land Rover video caused a bit of a stir because the word truck was used to describe the vehicle. Even here in the office, we had a lively debate with some purists insisting that a Land Rover isn’t a truck. Which is just silly.
Here’s the deal: back when the Land Rover was built there were only cars, station wagons, and trucks. There were no SUVs. Furthermore, the Land Rover can be referred to as a truck for one reason: its cargo space is unadorned and intended for cargo, not passengers. Take for example this Morris Minor, it’s a truck, right? And ultimately, if it’s not a truck what is it? But that’s not really the question…
The question is: what is a light truck? Oh and do you have a favorite?