26 Jul 2021

Best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

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 for between $50-60K.

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11 Jun 2021

Ford Bronco wins design award

Retro-inspired 4×4 praised for its “pragmatic, emotional design” at annual design award presentation. Ford’s all-new Bronco has won a design “gold award,” presented by the German-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. From 10,000 entries across multiple categories (architectural, industrial, packaging, user interface, user experience and service design, to name a

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10 Jun 2021

Ford’s new electric ute platform could come to Australia

New architectures will be dedicated to trucks and SUVs as well as passenger cars. Ford is developing two new flexible vehicle architectures that will be crucial in the company’s future development of utes, SUVs, and four-wheel drives. One of the platforms is a scalable battery-electric vehicle platform for the next-generation

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03 Jun 2021

Isuzu D-Max sales soar as Toyota dominates Vfacts in May 2021

Isuzu D-max jumps up the sales charts and Toyota leads the market in a strong month for Aussie car sales. Car sales are booming once again following a trough of poor months during the peak of lockdowns when consumer sentiment was wavering. However, sales are now exceeding 100,000 units per

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26 May 2021

Ford to introduce new ute and passenger vehicle EV platforms

New architectures will be dedicated to trucks and SUVs as well as passenger cars. Ford will announce two new electric vehicle platforms this week, according to reports from Reuters. The new underpinnings are part of Ford’s $30m push into electrification in a race against rivals that are all hoping to

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14 May 2021

Ford Ranger lineup for 2021 detailed

Ford introduce new Ranger XL Sport 4×2 and updated XL Heavy Duty Special Edition 4×4 coming. Ranger XL and XLT grades also get upgrades. Ford is expanding their Ranger lineup with the imminent arrival of a new variant and an update of an existing variant, as well as improved safety

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10 May 2021

Ford Chicken ‘Coop’ restoration begins

Finch Restorations commence ground-up restoration for new owner. After making headlines around Australia last year when it emerged from a Queensland farm and sold at auction for over $300,000, the ‘Chicken Coupe’ 1973 XA Falcon GT hardtop is now being restored. Storing the XA Falcon GT RPO 83 hardtop in

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03 May 2021

Ford partners with ARB for Ranger and Everest accessories

ARB accessories will soon be on the options list at Ford dealers for both Ranger ute and Everest wagon. Ford Australia today announced that it will offer ARB accessories at the dealership level on new Ranger and Everest models and are covered by Ford’s full five-year warranty. While the list

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22 Apr 2021

Shelby Mustang Super Snake Down Under

Shelby American has tweaked the Super Snake Mustang for 2021 and added a slick new Speedster option. If the standard 5.0-litre V8 Mustang GT isn’t enough, there’s always the Shelby Mustang. And if the Shelby Mustang isn’t enough, there’s the Shelby Mustang Super Snake. Shelby American have released details on

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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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16 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger turned into driverless courier at mine site

Ford Ranger becomes autonomous ute of choice on-site in Western Australia. Australian iron ore mining company Fortescue Metals Group has customised four Ford Ranger utes for use as autonomous worksite couriers. Named Autonomous Light Vehicles (ALV), they will help save workers from driving hundreds of thousands of kilometres. The current

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04 Feb 2021

New Ford F-150 Raptor jumps out

Ford makes the F-150 Raptor even more extreme. Ford’s next-gen F-150 Raptor has been unveiled, the desert-busting father to the Ranger Raptor. While similar in appearance to the second-generation model, it houses plenty of upgrades that better its ability to hop across bush, rocks or sand. Under the bonnet is

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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11 Jan 2021

Ford Focus-based ute image leaked

New entry-level ute from the Blue Oval has been leaked ahead of official unveil. What appears to be an image of Ford’s new ‘Maverick’ ute on the assembly line has been leaked by the Maverick Truck Club forum. This is the new ute Ford has been talking about for the

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