Did Hudson Ever Make a Pickup Truck?

The Hudson Motor Car Company, founded in 1909 by industrialists Joseph L. Hudson and Roy D. Chapin, was one of America’s leading auto brands in the early 20th century. The company was known for its reliable, well-built vehicles, which were popular with both consumers and commercial fleets. But did Hudson ever make a pickup truck?

The answer is no – at least not in the traditional sense. While the company did manufacture a handful of light commercial vehicles over its long history, none of them could be classified as a true pickup truck. The closest thing to a pickup truck that Hudson ever made was the Model B Commercial Roadster, which was produced between 1921 and 1924.

The Model B was designed as a light commercial vehicle, and it featured an open cargo bed that could be used to transport goods. It also had larger wheels than most cars of the era and an upgraded suspension system to handle heavier loads.

In addition to the Model B Roadster, Hudson also manufactured a few other light commercial vehicles such as the Model D panel truck (1925-1929) and Model E Suburban (1930-1932). These vehicles had closed cargo beds that were more suitable for carrying goods than passengers.


So while Hudson may not have manufactured a traditional pickup truck during its long history, it did produce several light commercial vehicles that could be used for hauling goods. These vehicles may not have looked like modern pickups, but they still served an important role in helping people transport their goods from place to place.

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Karen Watkins