Utes and pickups

Production-spec 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz previewed

Apr 06, 2021

Hyundai has released a series of teaser sketches of the production version of its upcoming Santa Cruz pickup/ute, two weeks ahead of the official unveiling on April 15. Hyundai describes the Santa Cruz as a...

Mazda Australia announces rugged BT-50 Thunder variant

Mar 29, 2021

Mazda has lifted the lid on its ‘uniquely Australian’ range-topping BT-50 variant, called the Thunder, adding specialist Australian engineering and some visual tweaks to the popular ute. The BT-50 Thunder is based on the top-spec...

Isuzu Ute surpasses 200,000 sales in Australia

Mar 24, 2021

Isuzu Ute Australia is currently popping bottles of champagne as it celebrates more than 200,000 sales of its iconic D-Max ute and MU-X SUV. Since its introduction to the local market in November 2008, Australians...

Fully electric 2023 Ford Transit Custom confirmed, with hybrid and ICE options

Mar 17, 2021

Ford has today confirmed the next-generation Transit Custom, due in 2023, will be available with a fully electric powertrain. Plug-in hybrid and hybrid models will also be available, along with traditional internal combustion engine options...

New-look 2021 Nissan Navara now on sale in Australia

Mar 05, 2021

Following its reveal late last year, the 2021 Nissan Navara range is now on sale in Australia. It brings in a fresh new look inside and out, with a boost safety, capability and technology applied...

2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X review (video)

Mar 02, 2021

Sitting at not just the top of the commercial vehicle kingdom, but the top of the Australian new car market in terms of popularity, the Toyota HiLux never seems to put a foot wrong. Let’s...

2021 RAM 1500 TRX ‘Hellcat’ confirmed for Australia, to arrive later this year

Feb 24, 2021

That’s right, ute fans. It looks like the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is being prepared for an Australian market arrival later this year. The local website is currently taking expressions of interest. The RAM 1500...

2021 Jeep Gladiator Sport S arrives in Australia as new entry grade

Feb 18, 2021

The Jeep Gladiator dual-cab ute is receiving its first mild update since its launch around six months ago, bringing in a new Sport S entry level variant for 2021. The Gladiator Sport S comes in...

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor V6 unveiled, Raptor R V8 coming in 2022

Feb 04, 2021

Say hello to the almighty new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor V6, which will be joined by a Raptor R V8 next year. Ford is describing the new model as the most connected and best-performing version...

For Sale: 2017 HSV GTSR W1 Maloo ute, bidding at $735,000

Jan 11, 2021

We bet you wished you bought one of the last Australian-built muscle cars now. A 2017 HSV GTSR W1 Maloo ute is currently up for auction, sitting at a mind-blowing price of AU$735,000. New, in...

Electric Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series built for BHP mining

Jan 08, 2021

It’s one of the oldest new cars on the market, the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series. But what about an electric one? Does that make it modern? Well, Toyota Australia and resource giant BHP have teamed...

Nissan Australia announces ABN drive-away prices for 2021 Navara

Dec 23, 2020

Special drive-away prices have been announced for key variants of the 2021 Nissan Navara, available to ABN holders only. The new model is scheduled to arrive in showrooms “early next year”. Drive-away prices will be...