Saleen unveils new off-road Sportruck XR

Updated Jul 28, 2018

Saleen Automotive announced that its latest performance vehicle is the Sportruck XR.

The truck, which traces its pedigree to legendary SCCA PRO Truck Series racing champion Steve Saleen, was revealed Friday at Harris Ford Lincoln in Lynnwood, Wash. (Video posted below).

“Continually adding to our lineup of performance vehicles is paramount to Saleen Automotive,” said Saleen CEO Steve Saleen. “We are introducing an off-road truck to our high-performance vehicles lineup with the Sportruck XR.”

Standard Signature Saleen Series Powertrain includes a naturally aspirated and super charged version, with 700-plus horsepower and Saleen tuned exhaust with High-Performance Filters.

The truck’s suspension stems from a collaboration between Saleen and Greg Foutz. The XR’s suspension has front 2.5 coil-over shocks to level out the front with the rear, and rear 2.5 Smooth Series shocks.

The Black Label edition utilizes upper and lower Racecraft control arms, Spindle and specially made for Saleen by Fox, tuned front shocks with by-pass for 12-inches and custom rear by-pass shocks for 14-inches of travel. This XR also includes Saleen rear leaf springs and Saleen bump stop with frame gusset.

Stopping is handled with Saleen’s Signature brakes standard on all versions in 13.8 -inch ABS vented front rotors with 2-piston calipers on fronts and 13.8 ABS vented rear rotors with 1-piston calipers on the rear. Optional are Saleen COLORLAB painted brake calipers, and either13.6-inch or 14-inch ABS slotted front rotors with 6-piston calipers.

Exterior enhancements include Saleen-designed front and rear bumpers, body-color wheel flares, and Saleen Grille, sidesteps, tailgate panel and power hood. The Sportruck XR comes with six-spoke alloy wheels 17Ă—8.5 front and rear, shod with General Tire Grabber X3 33Ă—12.7-17 front and rear. Options include 17 x 8-inch front and rear wheels in either Chrome or Carbonite. Also included are the Saleen windshield banner, Saleen door chevron stripes, Saleen 30th Championship wreath, and Saleen serialized front bumper numbers

The interior boasts Saleen embroidered headrests, (full leather on Black Label editions) signature Saleen white face gauges, Saleen badging, Saleen embroidered floor mats, and dash plaque with Saleen model and serialized VIN.

Saleen’s sponsors include General Tire, Method Wheels, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Cover King and Addictive Desert Designs.

Saleen, based in Corona, Calif., offers three main product lines: Saleen Super Cars, Saleen Signature Series, and Saleen Performance Vehicles.