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Utes and pickups

2017 Mercedes-Benz V 220 now on sale in Australia

May 16, 2017

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class van range has been broadened in Australia with the introduction of a mid-spec V 220 BlueTec. Utilising the same engine as the $56,380 and more spartan Valente, the V 220 scores...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute spotted, production body? (video)

May 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has been spotted test driving a near-production version of the highly anticipated X-Class ute out on public roads in Germany for the first time, giving us all our first taste. So, what’s so different...

Hyundai Australia pushing for ute, not likely to arrive until after 2020

May 08, 2017

At the national media launch of the third-generation i30 last week, Hyundai executives and engineers sat down with Australian media to discuss the company’s future plans, which included a few neat details about a potential...

Ford F250R MegaRaptor is one off-road beast (video)

May 05, 2017

If you’ve looked at the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor and thought, “Nah, I would still feel inadequate driving that.” Then maybe you need the Ford F250R MegaRaptor instead? Instead of the microscopic F-150, F250R.com will...

Next Isuzu D-Max & Mazda BT-50 share powertrains, different bodies

May 01, 2017

Details of the utes that will succeed the Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max in around two years have emerged at an Isuzu launch event this week. Many engineers and senior Isuzu staff were on hand...

Top 10 Australian utes you probably didn’t know about

Apr 30, 2017

The coupe-utility was invented in Australia in the 1930s and often replicated the world over. With our Aussie-made utes on the chopping block this year, it’s hard to imagine we once had such a rich,...

Tesla truck previewed for the first time, debuts September

Apr 29, 2017

The upcoming Tesla semi-truck has been previewed, revealing its front-on silhouette, headlamp and LED cluster shape and other details. After having announced the vehicle will be fully revealed this coming September, Elon Musk dropped this...

Superutes Aussie racing series delayed until 2018?

Apr 28, 2017

Some bad news for those itching to see the dual-cab SuperUtes racing series unfold. The series has apparently been pushed back until 2018, instead of the original planned debut at the Townsville 500 on July...

Great Wall Steed scores dismal 2-star ANCAP safety rating

Apr 26, 2017

ANCAP has run its series of crash tests on the latest Great Wall Steed, and, as no surprise really, it has returned with a dismal two-star safety rating. Great Wall has claimed the all-new ute...

Mitsubishi launches SVP division with L200/Triton ‘Barbarian’

Apr 25, 2017

It seems Mitsubishi is now jumping on the ol’ Special Vehicle division bandwagon, announcing a unique Triton overseas called the L200 Barbarian SVP. The special edition coincides with the announcement of a new division within...

Ford adds automatic for 2017 Transit, more efficient engine

Apr 20, 2017

The Ford Transit is one of the world’s most popular vans and now a raft of changes for 2017 ensure it keeps that mantle. Headlining those is the availability of automatic transmission and a new...

2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner review (video)

Apr 16, 2017

For 2017, Isuzu’s D-Max range has received a facelift and powertrain update to keep it fresh, with a new limited edition X-Runner model added to the lineup to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company....

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