Utes and pickups

Carlex Design develops fat bodykit for Mercedes X-Class

Mar 18, 2018

Another tuning package for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class has surfaced, this time from Carlex Design. It is likely just one of many that will pop up over the coming years. The new X-Class will probably be...

2018 Holden Colorado LSX announced for Australia

Mar 09, 2018

Holden is launching a new variant of the Colorado, called the LSX, a bit later this month. It’ll come in as a new mid-spec model, brandishing a range of sporty highlights to help it stand...

2018 Ford F-250 Tuscany Black Ops announced for Australia

Mar 07, 2018

Performax International will debut the ultimate American truck in Brisbane this week, in the form of the new Ford F-250 Tuscany Black Ops edition. It comes in as the flagship in Performax’s latest Tuscany-enhanced range....

Mercedes-Benz X 350 d unveiled, most powerful diesel in class

Mar 01, 2018

For fans of powerful dual-cab pickup utes, this year’s Geneva Motor Show will see the debut of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X 350 d 4MATIC. It’s the most powerful vehicle in the diesel class. After debuting...

2018 Nissan Navara Series III now on sale in Australia

Feb 28, 2018

Nissan Australia is introducing the Series III Navara range, which promises to be more capable on and off the road, easier to live with and more enjoyable overall. The updates were initiated by Nissan Australia...

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class scores 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Feb 26, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has scored a full five-star ANCAP rating, while also becoming the first ute with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). Due to hit the local market from April 2018, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is based...

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor unveiled, gets 2.0TT with 10-spd

Feb 07, 2018

This is it. The first ever Ford Ranger Raptor. It’s inspired by the F-150 Raptor from the US market, featuring off-road performance highlights in almost every area. Now, firstly, the engine. Many ‘performance’ utes are...

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor undergoes tough off-road testing (video)

Jan 29, 2018

Ford is getting ready to unveil the first Ranger Raptor very soon, and has sent out another teaser to get the juices flowing. By the looks of it, the Ranger Raptor will be a beast...

Toyota HiLux celebrates 50th anniversary with Chrome Edition

Jan 23, 2018

The trusty and very popular Toyota HiLux is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. So to celebrate a special ‘Invincible 50 Chrome Edition’ has been launched in Europe. Can you believe the workhorse has been...

HSV Chevrolet Camaro to start from AU$90,000

Jan 16, 2018

Prices for the upcoming HSV Camaro have been leaked online via a dealer website, confirming the Chevrolet muscle car will kick off from AU$90,000. At this price point the Camaro will have to do well...

US-spec 2019 Ford Ranger unveiled, gets 2.3T with 10-spd auto

Jan 15, 2018

The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed for the US market, giving us all the first preview of the Australian-bound version which will arrive late this year. Ford is reintroducing the Ranger to the US...

Toyota HiLux Rugged & Rogue variants confirmed for Australia

Jan 10, 2018

As exclusively scooped by PerformanceDrive back in March last year, Toyota Australia has been planning a range of new HiLux variants. It has now confirmed the HiLux Rugged, HiLux Rugged X, and the HiLux Rogue....

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