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Best Diesel Non-Pickups

Cars and trucks that aren't "standard" diesel faire.

Sep 3, 2020
With a name like TruckTrend, it's plenty safe to believe that pickup trucks—specifically four-, six-, and in some radical instances eight- or 10-wheeled rigs—are our primary focus for almost all of the content we publish.
The stories range from features to tech reports, and "top-10," and "best" lists that cover a wide variety of popular truck-related subjects. The type of fuel a truck's engine burns actually doesn't matter here. But—unofficially—diesel appears to be the favorite drivetrain platform for our followers, and we're always thinking about and looking for compelling oil-burner-related topics to report on.
Consider this article a breakout from our recent look at diesel-engine swaps, with the major difference being: Pickup trucks have absolutely nothing to do with it. That's right. Diesels are installed in all types of vehicles, by respective factories, and also by enterprising enthusiasts who simply have the gumption, technical know-how, and/or budget to execute a swap.
Here are 10 impressive non-pickup diesels that we think you'll dig. Let us know if you've dropped an oil-burner in something unconventional. Pickups are the standard, but daring to be different is just plain cool.
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1996 Hummer H1

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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

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Audi R10 Diesel Prototype

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World's Fastest Diesel

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2000 Chevrolet Suburban

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1972 Dodge Van

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Racing Big Rigs

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1964 Ford Galaxie

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Military Stryker Combat Vehicle