16 Apr 2021

Is this a preview of Hyundai’s Aussie dual-cab ute?

Hyundai reveals the first look at an all-new model, the Santa Cruz ute. Hyundai has unveiled its Santa Cruz ute, a recreational monocoque chassis ute for the North American market. We know that Hyundai Australia won’t be bringing it here anytime soon, and that’s likely on account of it being

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12 Apr 2021

Toyota Landcruiser to get 227kW/687Nm V6, leaked drawings

Toyota Landcruiser 300 Series reported to come with a new powerful V6 diesel turbo and Gazoo Racing off-road version. Toyota’s new 300 Series Landcruiser is not far from being unveiled and the Japanese website Creative Trend has listed plenty of details and patent drawings on the model, claiming new engines

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08 Apr 2021

V8 Toyota Landcruiser sales surge before production ends

Last chance to get a V8 Landcruiser before they all run out… Toyota dominated Vfacts reporting for Australian car sales in March 2021 with four of the top ten selling models all belonging to the Japanese brand. While it is no surprise that the omnipresent Hilux ute took out number

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07 Apr 2021

Hummer SUV: What electric off-roading looks like

GMC has revealed images and details on its first all-electric off-roader, the Hummer SUV. Joining the likes of Rivian’s R1S and Tesla’s Cybertruck, GMC’s Hummer EV shows what the first iteration of electric off-roaders looks like. Sitting on a shortened version of the Hummer pickup truck’s electric architecture, the battery

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29 Mar 2021

Mazda BT-50 Thunder rolls in

Mazda joins the ‘tough-truck’ ute brigade with its own Aussie spin-off, the BT-50 Thunder. Mazda Australia has pieced together a unique BT-50 model based on new 2021 underpinnings and using bespoke parts designed by the local engineering team, and with a name somewhat inspired if you’re a ute-loving Acca Dacca

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26 Mar 2021

Volkswagen teases next-gen Amarok ute

Anticipation ramps up for new Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger utes. Volkswagen’s next-generation ute will arrive on the same platform as the next-generation Ford Ranger ute, and the German brand has shown us a teaser of what to expect. Following on from the now over-ten-years-old Amarok still on sale, the

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15 Mar 2021

Jeep Continues Support For Farmers Across Borders

Jeep Australia has continued their support for Western Australian rural charity, Farmers Across Borders, in 2021, recently assisting a feed drive to drought-affected farmers in Meekatharra, Murchison, Wiluna and surrounding areas in the state’s north. “Western Australia is going through a really tough time right now. Between the most recent

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05 Mar 2021

Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

The start of 2021 sees new dual-cab ute special editions and facelifts vie for attention. Here are five top picks for utes to buy around $50,000. There are plenty of different utes on the market but here we’re looking at the top deals for tricked-up dual-cab utes on the market

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03 Mar 2021

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Edition

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willy Edition brings a military-inspired Willys theme to the capable off-road wagon. Jeep has revealed a limited special edition four-door Wrangler inspired by the Willys Overland CJ-3A built in 1948. Seventy-three years on from the original Willys, the new Wrangler Unlimited Willys Edition includes a heritage-looking Sarge

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24 Feb 2021

RAM Australia taking orders of interest for 523kW TRX

Off-road-crunching ute with 523kW from RAM is one step closer to touching down. RAM Australia is officially taking customer interest on the new RAM 1500 TRX monster truck down under. While no pricing has been divulged, the “Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Mass-produced Truck in the world” is likely to

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18 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger Tradie edition hits showrooms from $48k

Ford is offering another tradie special edition Ranger, this time literally touting the Tradie name rather than the previous Tradesman. Ford Australia has revived last year’s Tradesman ute on the update MY21 Ranger, this time called the Ranger Tradie 4×4. Available only as a special edition based on the Ranger

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17 Feb 2021

Land Rover on Defender ute: “Watch this space”

Land Rover Defender ute poised to return in a flash all-new generation model. Land Rover is again speaking about the possibility of a new Defender ute based on the latest generation monocoque platform. Firming possible plans, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of vehicle programmes Nick Collins told Autocar that “there is

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16 Feb 2021

Jeep Gladiator Sport S entry-level shaves $10,000 off price

Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings

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05 Feb 2021

First solid spy pics of new LandCruiser 300 Series?

Like blurry photos of UFOs, another set of images surface purporting to be the upcoming Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series. Are these the first real spy pics of the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series? According to Russia’s autospot car blog, Toyota shipped the yet-to-be-revealed four-wheel drive to Russia, and some sneaky

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01 Feb 2021

New SsangYong Musso facelift sneak peek

Leaked images of the new SsangYong Musso have surfaced on the internet. SsangYong’s heavily facelifted Musso has been spotted, reported on by Korean YouTube commentator Mocar. Badged as the Khan ute in its home country as seen in the images, the ute is badged as Musso locally, a nameplate that

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