Utes and pickups

2018 SsangYong Musso on sale in Australia in November

Aug 13, 2018

The dual-cab ute segment is about to expand in Australia with the launch of the all-new 2018 SsangYong Musso. It’s sure to go down well with buyers as the segment is pretty much bursting at...

Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme limited edition announced

Aug 09, 2018

To help contend with the range of uber-rugged dual-cab utes that are popping up lately, Holden is introducing the new Colorado Z71 Xtreme special edition that’s inspired by the heavy-duty concept car of the same...

2019 Toyota HiLux facelift revealed on Australian website

Aug 06, 2018

Some images of the 2019 Toyota HiLux facelift have surfaced on Toyota’s local website, giving us a quick look at the lightly updated design. Toyota Australia revised the HiLux lineup only in 2017, streamlining the...

Mercedes-Benz announces $80k Nissan Navara V6

Aug 02, 2018

It’s been confirmed, the most expensive factory-delivered production ute will land in Australia in December. We’re talking about the Nissan Navara-based Mercedes-Benz X 350 d V6. The X 350 d will hit the market featuring...

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor launches in Australia

Jul 25, 2018

Ford Australia has launched the awesome new Ford Ranger Raptor. It comes in as one of the most hardcore, performance-inspired utes on the market, joining the likes of the HSV SportsCat and Toyota HiLux Rugged...

First Ford Ranger Raptor rolls off production line in Thailand

Jul 06, 2018

The ute segment doesn’t exactly need any sort of massaging to increase its popularity. But, the new Ford Ranger Raptor is sure to stir up the ever-popular segment. Ford Australia has just confirmed production of the...

Honda Civic Type R ute revealed… wait, what?

May 28, 2018

Honda’s UK outpost has created an unusual but intriguing concept based on the latest Civic Type R, called the Pickup Truck concept. Yep, it’s a Civic ute. Created by the brand’s in-house Synchro Motorsport team,...

2019 Ford Ranger prices announced, arrives September

May 27, 2018

Following up from last week’s reveal of the 2019 Ford Ranger, Ford Australia has now confirmed starting prices and market entry details. The new model is supported by Ford’s recently-announced five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty plan. The...

2019 Ford Ranger revealed for Australia, on sale Q4

May 16, 2018

The revised 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed, with a raft of changes including styling, active driver assistants and a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine with a 10-speed auto. Ford’s revamped Ranger introduces changes that...

BRABUS reveals first upgrades for Mercedes-Benz X-Class

May 15, 2018

It was only a matter time before renowned Mercedes tuner BRABUS got hold of the new Nissan Narava-based X-Class ute. And here is the first package it has developed. Firstly, no. Unfortunately it does not...

2018 Toyota HiLux SR review

May 09, 2018

Toyota Australia announced a string of updates for the HiLux range last September, boosting value for money, while streamlining the lineup. There’s still a whopping 31 different variants on sale, in a multitude of body...

2019 Ford Ranger undergoes tough development testing (video)

May 07, 2018

Ford has released a video showing the 2019 Ranger being put through its paces during development, including in rough conditions in the Australian outback. The 2019 Ranger will go on sale in the US later...

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