Utes and pickups

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...

Mercedes-Benz X350d Edition 1 announced for Australia

May 06, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Australia is launching a special edition of its X-Class ute, called the X350d Edition 1. It will launch in July in strictly limited numbers only. Based on the X350d Power, which is the flagship...

Australian vehicle sales for April 2019 (VFACTS)

May 03, 2019

The Australia vehicle sales figures for April 2019 have been handed out as the national VFACTS data. On first impressions, it looks like overall industry sales are taking a big hit, with total figures across...

HSV SportsCat RS special edition announced

May 01, 2019

A new HSV SportsCat RS limited edition has been announced, giving the Holden Colorado-based off-roader a unique appearance and some added accessories over the regular version. There’s no denying the SportsCat RS definitely looks tough....

2019 Isuzu D-Max & MU-X now on sale, 6-year warranty

May 01, 2019

The ute and 7-seat SUV segments are about to get even fizzier with the Australia arrival of the 2019 Isuzu D-Max and MU-X. These make their official debut this week. So, what’s new? Well, the...

2018 Isuzu D-Max SX 4×2 single-cab review (video)

Apr 24, 2019

Isuzu is expected to introduce an update for the D-Max and MU-X range any moment now, but until then, let’s take a look at the hardest working horse in the MY2018 stable. We’re talking about...