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Utes and pickups


Should Alfa Romeo build a ute, based on the Fiat Toro?

Dec 06, 2016

Master digital car crafter Theophilus Chin has created something quite stirring that has definitely got our attention: An Alfa Romeo ute/pickup. Based on the Fiat Toro that is sold in South American markets, this Alfa...


Mercedes-Benz G-Professional ute on sale in Australia from $119,900

Dec 01, 2016

Mercedes-Benz’s Australian arm has confirmed the arrival of the industrial-strength G-Professional cab chassis ute, pairing in the renowned off-road and heavy-duty reputation of the G-Class. Just the single variant is being offer in Australia, officially...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 on sale in Australia from $59,990

Nov 24, 2016

Volkswagen Australia has announced pricing for the 2017 Amarok V6 ute, which launches today, before the rest of the range arrives in the first half of next year. Two versions of the Amarok V6 are...


Hyundai reveals Creta STC ute for Sao Paulo motor show

Nov 09, 2016

Hyundai has revealed its second car-based utility concept, called the Creta STC, at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Based on the company’s Creta (aka ix25) small SUV that is not currently sold in...


1152 Ram trucks parade Nurburgring to set new record (video)

Nov 08, 2016

Ram trucks aren’t really a common sight at places like the Nurburgring. However, a flock of 1152 examples of the heavy-duty US ute recently turned up to the notoriously dangerous circuit to set a new...

2015 Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR5 double cab

Australian vehicles sales for October 2016 – HiLux conquers all

Nov 07, 2016

Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations have been released for October 2016, and we see a number of car brands reporting drops in sales compared with September. The top 10 best-selling vehicle brands sees...


RAM 1500 Hellfire concept hits SEMA, features 527kW Hellcat engine

Nov 04, 2016

The 2016 SEMA show was Fiat Chrysler’s opportunity to show off a variety of outrageous vehicles, such as this Hellcat supercharged V8-powered Ram. Now the more astute PerformanceDrive readers among you will probably remember we...

Chevrolet Colorado Hurley concept

Chevrolet Colorado Hurley & Trax Active concepts debut at SEMA

Nov 04, 2016

GM and renowned surf apparel brand Hurley have teamed up to build a one-off Chevrolet Colorado concept for the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Dubbed the ultimate surfers’ pickup, the Z71 Hurley concept has...


Volkswagen Amarok V6 already in high demand, overboost confirmed

Oct 28, 2016

Volkswagen’s imminent Amarok V6 diesel is already off to a flying start ahead of its November 24 launch, with over 6000 enquiries recorded by Volkswagen. The company has also revealed the ute will be equipped...


2017 Nissan Navara Series II on sale in Australia, new SL variant

Oct 28, 2016

As reported by PerformanceDrive earlier, Nissan Australia is introducing the Navara Series II update for the local market, bringing a range of tweaks and adding a new SL variant to the lineup. Nissan says there...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class concept

Mercedes-Benz pickup concept revealed, will become X-Class

Oct 26, 2016

As promised, Mercedes-Benz has previewed two concept variants of its upcoming X-Class ute, to showcase both the aesthetic and off-road potential of the new luxury pickup. The X-Class “stylish explorer” and X-Class “powerful adventurer” are...

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Single Cab Chassis GXL

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 update now on sale in Australia

Oct 25, 2016

The king lives on. Toyota Australia has “significantly re-engineered” the LandCruiser 70 Series for 2017, bringing in a range of updates including some that have helped the single-cab ute version pass ANCAP’s five-star benchmark. Single-cab...

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