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Bison midsize pickup truck concept (photos)

A closer look at Motive Industries' midsize pickup truck concept with a lightweight composite body.

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Bison pickup truck concept (driving)

Transportation design firm Motive Industries released computer-generated images of what a pickup made of composite material could look like.
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Bison pickup truck concept (left rear)

The Bison is a midsize truck concept with the the cargo capacity of a full-size Ford F-series, according to Motive.
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Bison pickup truck concept (front left quarter angle)

Constructed of carbon fiber composite, the Bison offers a 50-percent weight savings over a steel truck without sacrificing strength.
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Bison pickup truck concept (front)

The same chassis could be used with conventional gas or diesel engines, and it can also accommodate a hybrid, electric, or fuel cell power train, according to Motive.
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Bison pickup truck concept (left)

The flexible platform and body design would make it an attractive option for automotive manufacturers looking for a truck to produce and sell globally.
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Bison pickup truck concept (rear)

The Bison offers a 75-inch-by-52-inch truck bed that's 21.5 inches tall.
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Bison pickup truck concept (left)

Its 19-inch wheels are pushed to the front quarter of the vehicle to create a long wheelbase.

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