Utes and pickups

Toyota planning Gazoo Racing variant for all core models

Aug 10, 2019

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing is set to launch a sport version of every core model in the showroom, including some hybrid models, a company executive has revealed. If you haven’t heard of Gazoo Racing, it’s the...

delta4x4 gives Mercedes-Benz X-Class added toughness

Aug 09, 2019

We don’t seem many tuning upgrades for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, perhaps because there aren’t many X-Class utes around. However, German firm delta4x4 has just finished off a fairly extensive project. Taking an X350d as a...

2019 Nissan Navara N-TREK now on sale in Australia

Aug 07, 2019

Everyone loves a good special edition. And Nissan Australia has just come up with a great one for the Navara dual-cab ute. Welcome to the Nissan Navara N-TREK. The N-TEK follows on from the popularity...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be dropped – report

Jul 17, 2019

Mercedes-Benz will soon drop the X-Class from its product lineup as parent company Daimler hunts for profit, a report has revealed. Since its debut in 2017 the X-Class hasn’t really captured the market, and sales...

BMW X7 Pick-up concept revealed, needs production version?

Jul 08, 2019

Yes, it’s the first sign yet that BMW has at least considered entering the 4×4 pickup truck/ute vehicle segment. This BMW X7 Pick-up concept was devised as a bit of demonstration of the capabilities of...

2019 Toyota HiLux updates announced, AEB standard on all variants

Jun 25, 2019

Australia’s most popular car has been updated to boost its overall safety. Now, all 2019 Toyota HiLux models come with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard. This technology is slowly being rolled out into most...

2020 Holden Colorado now on sale in Australia

Jun 14, 2019

Holden has introduced the MY2020 Holden Colorado range, with the rugged LSX variant now a permanent part of the lineup. The Z71 and LTZ also continue on. The MY2020 version brings in a lot of...

2019 Nissan Navara updates; Apple CarPlay, disc brakes, twin-turbo

Jun 06, 2019

Nissan has announced some updates for the 2019 Navara range in the UK, which could mean some updates are in store for the Australian model soon. One of the biggest changes is an added turbocharger...

2019 Mazda BT-50 Boss special edition announced for Australia

Jun 05, 2019

Mazda is jumping on board the fashionable special edition pack for its flagship dual-cab ute, with the introduction of the BT-50 Boss edition. Based on the flagship GT variant, only slotting above due to unique...

Rivian R1T, R1S confirmed for Australia; 750hp heavy-duty EVs

May 21, 2019

Upstarting electric vehicle producer Rivian has confirmed it is planning to enter the Australian market with its R1T pickup and R1S SUV, a report has confirmed. Speaking with Stuff from New Zealand recently, Rivian’s chief...

Kia pickup truck in the works, to arrive in 2022 – report

May 17, 2019

It seems Kia is planning to introduce a new pickup truck/ute for the mid-size segment, equipped with part-time four-wheel drive. The news stems from leaked info that purportedly reveal Kia’s future product plans. A Kia...

MS-RT Ford Ranger VR-46 limited edition kit announced

May 08, 2019

Ford aftermarket and motorsport specialist MS-RT has announced a comprehensive limited edition upgrade kit for the Ford Ranger called the VR-46 – approved by Valentino Rossi. The package includes everything from body modifications to suspension...