Ute news

All-new GWM Cannon dual-cab ute confirmed for Australia

Oct 12, 2020

Great Wall Motors will soon introduce an all-new dual-cab ute in Australia, called the GWM Cannon. It promises “world-class components”, a rugged exterior, and advanced active safety and in-car technology. The new GWM brand, owned...

Hyundai Santa Cruz prototype ute spotted with production body?

Aug 28, 2020

The much-anticipated Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup has been spotted in prototype form in the USA. And it’s the most revealing prototype we’ve seen, with some of the body and design details shown in broad daylight....

New ute onslaught begins in August, heavy-duty 7-seat SUVs to follow

Jul 24, 2020

There’s a battle on the horizon. Some of the most popular heavy-duty 7-seat SUVs and utes in Australia will soon receive major updates, with the 2021 Toyota HiLux, 2021 Isuzu D-Max, and 2021 Mazda BT-50...

2020 Jeep Gladiator-New Zealand launch - 2

All-new Jeep Gladiator ute arrives in Australia

Jun 02, 2020

As if the ute market isn’t already competitive enough, Jeep Australia has just thrown its rugged and rather interesting 2020 Jeep Gladiator into the mix. It arrives this week following its initial introduction in March....

New Suzuki Jimny ute announced in New Zealand

Mar 16, 2020

Is this just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? It’s a new Suzuki Jimny ute, which Suzuki in New Zealand is officially offering as a turn-key conversion. The Suzuki Jimny ute is just adorable. Suzuki...

2020 Jeep Gladiator ute now on sale in Australia, arrives May

Mar 05, 2020

Jeep Australia has confirmed it will be introducing the all-new Jeep Gladiator in a couple of months, giving the dual-cab 4×4 market another contender to consider. The Wrangler-based ute will come in as one of...

Toyota ‘GR HiLux’ trademark found, finally a performance ute?

Feb 28, 2020

A trademark application for the name Toyota “GR HiLux” has been found, and it was registered right here in Australia. Could there finally be a performance version of the popular ute on the horizon? The...

2021 Peugeot Landtrek revealed as suave new dual-cab ute

Feb 21, 2020

Peugeot is stepping into the increasingly popular dual-cab ute game with an all-new model called the Landtrek. However, before you get too excited we must point out that it is being pitched in some emerging...

Chrysler 300 SRT ‘Pacer’ revealed, tribute to Valiant Pacer

Nov 20, 2019

Chrysler Australia has revealed a unique special edition version of the 300 SRT, called the SRT Pacer. It was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Valiant Pacer that charged the streets and...

Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup/ute will be produced in the USA

Nov 15, 2019

Production of the heavily-rumoured and widely reported Hyundai pickup will take place at the company’s Alabama facility, Hyundai has just confirmed. It’s unknown at this stage if it will be offered in Australia. Hyundai Australia...

Suzuki Jimny dual-cab ute envisioned as perfect plucky workhorse

Sep 27, 2019

Consider your mind blown. Imagine if Suzuki made a dual-cab pickup/ute version of the Jimny. Well, so we don’t have to strain our tired little brains, somebody has done the honours of doing the imagining...

Subaru Australia “very interested” in a ute and 7-seat Ascent SUV

Sep 27, 2019

It’s fairly easy to see the current Subaru product lineup in Australia does have a few holes in it. There is no compact SUV or city car, and, perhaps more crucially, there is no seven-seat...