Utes and pickups

2021 Ram 1500 TRX officially previewed, Hellcat V8 sound (video)

Jun 26, 2020

Ram Trucks has sent out a preview of the much-anticipated Ram 1500 TRX, which is expected to come with the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 ‘Hellcat’ engine offer in other FCA vehicles. Needless to say, it’ll likely...

Lordstown Endurance EV pickup revealed, uses innovative hub motors

Jun 26, 2020

There’s an all-new fully electric pickup truck on the horizon. And it’s from a new company called Lordstown Motors, based in the USA. Called the Lordstown Endurance, it could be the first fully electric full-size...

2021 Mazda BT-50 - Australia

2021 Mazda BT-50 revealed; smaller, more advanced tech, less power/torque

Jun 17, 2020

This is the 2021 Mazda BT-50, which has just been unveiled today. As previewed last week, this is a major model change, switching from a Ford Ranger platform and powertrain to the upcoming Isuzu D-Max...

2021 Mazda BT-50 teaser

2021 Mazda BT-50 previewed, to switch to Isuzu D-Max underpinnings

Jun 10, 2020

Mazda Australia has confirmed “something huge” is coming soon, with all signs pointing to the all-new 2021 Mazda BT-50. This is set to be the first all-new BT-50 since the current-generation model was introduced back...

Official: 2021 Toyota HiLux, more power for 2.8 turbo-diesel

Jun 04, 2020

The new 2021 Toyota HiLux has just been revealed ahead of its local arrival penned in for August. It, as anticipated, brings more power and torque for the popular 2.8 turbo-diesel, while introducing a freshened...

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....

2021 Toyota HiLux prototype-Fernando Alonso

Toyota confirms new 2.8 engine for 2021 HiLux (video)

Jun 02, 2020

Toyota has sent out a teaser video of the highly-anticipated 2021 HiLux, showing a prototype being thrashed around on a rally stage with race car driver Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. The video was posted...

2019 Mazda BT-50 single cab

Mazda Australia announces big savings, available before June 30

Jun 01, 2020

Now could be a great time to buy a new Mazda, with the local arm announcing big savings for some models up until the end of the 2019-2020 financial year. Deals that save up to...

Last HSV Colorado SportsCat production

Last HSV Colorado SportsCat rolls off production line

May 25, 2020

The last ever HSV Colorado SportsCat has rolled off the production line in Melbourne, following a stint of just over two years on the market. The ute is very likely to be the last-ever vehicle...

2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup renderings-front grille

2021 Hyundai ‘Santa Cruz’ pickup rendered, most accurate yet?

May 16, 2020

Some intriguing renderings of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup/dual-cab ute have surfaced online, potentially providing the best indication yet on what the new model will look like. The renderings were conjured up by Russian website...

2019 Toyota Hybrid vehicle range

Australian vehicle sales for April 2020 (VFACTS)

May 08, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made a big dent across many industries. Thanks to the release of the April 2020 VFACTS figures this week, which represents new vehicle registrations in Australia, we can...

RAM Rebel TRX concept-side

2021 RAM 1500 Rebel TRX ‘Hellcat’ to debut in June – report

Apr 29, 2020

The highly-anticipated RAM 1500 Rebel TRX will reportedly debut in June this year. It’s set to hit the market as one of the most powerful factory-produced pickup trucks in the world. According to a recent...