The truck wars are heating up. Manufacturers from around the globe are prepping new and exciting pickups across multiple segments, all slated for debut in the coming years. Along with typical full-size and heavy-duty truck options, look for a renewed interest in the compact and mid-size segments from automakers such as Ford and even Hyundai. There are even some unibody trucks on the horizon.

Of course, performance remains key to the pickup's future, and those more eager to plow through tough terrain than haul huge loads will be glad to know the segment will add a handful of off-road-ready competitors to the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Ford F-150 Raptor.

Likewise, electric motors and bigger batteries will continue to find their way into pickup powertrains. The additional low-end torque and inherent efficiency of these new powertrains are sure to provide these workhorses with the tools necessary to haul heavy loads easily. Yes, the pickup truck’s future looks bright, so click next above to see what new pickups will be available in the coming years.

Follow our future cars list to get the latest updates on these and other upcoming cars, trucks and SUVs.

Got a tip for us? Email: