06 Dec 2018

2019 SsangYong Musso Review

Toby Hagon’s 2019 Ssangyong Musso Review With Price, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Ownership, Safety, Verdict And Score. In A Nutshell With cabin size on its side, the Ssangyong Musso arrives in a busy ute segment with a dual-cab offering that undercuts most rivals. Throw in a seven-year warranty and

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14 Sep 2017

The 11 ways the Toyota LC79 is different to the mainstream utes

The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but a very different kind of ute to the ones setting the sales charts on fire.

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15 Aug 2017

Will Tesla’s forthcoming offroader/4X4 pick-up drag us into the 21st century kicking and screaming?

Electric 4x4s? When, not if. A somewhat controversial topic appearing of late within the off-road community, is the future development and “evolution” of 4×4’s,  given all the new technology filtering through coupled with increased regulations and compliance issues regarding emission controls as we move forward. Which is why I believe,

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27 Jun 2017

Why I bought: Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series

Why people buy the 4X4s they do is always an interesting question. This time it’s the change from a Discovery 3 to a Landcruiser 79… What did you own before and why did you buy it? Our last vehicle was a 2009 Discovery 3, purchased as a new vehicle. We

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15 Jun 2017

What can we expect from Ford’s new Ranger?

Ford’s Ranger has led the way in the ute segment since 2012. What can we expect next? BACK IN THE DAY your average ute was slow, poor offroad, unsafe and ordinary on the road. About the only thing it was good for was lugging a load. These days all that

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14 Mar 2017

Offroading ute: service body, or tub and canopy?

Utes are now just as popular for offroad touring as wagons, but how best to set one up? OVER THE LAST ten years the ute has come a long way with massively improved safety, on and offroad performance as well as convenience features. Many 4WD shops now work on more

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Great Wall ute
27 May 2016

New Great Wall ute coming as company becomes master of own destiny in Australia

Great Wall has announced it will take over control of its Australian and NZ operations from July 1, saying it will be launching a Great Wall ute later in the year.

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New Peugeot ute could be based on Toyota HiLux
01 Apr 2016

New Peugeot and Citroen ute could be based on Toyota HiLux?

Rumours suggest Peugeot and Citroen is only days away from announcing the launch of a ute, and with a platform-sharing deal with Toyota in hand for its vans, the HiLux could be the base.

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2016 Mazda BT-50 gets minor price rise
04 Sep 2015

2016 Mazda BT-50 cops minor price rise

The 2016 Mazda BT-50 will hit dealerships later this month and beyond its minor plastic surgery will cop a slight price rise across the range.

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Renault Alaskan concept ute revealed
03 Sep 2015

Renault Alaskan concept revealed – production version due in 2016

The Renault Alaskan concept has been revealed today with Renault admitting it would have a ‘global’ production version ready to roll in 2016.

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2017 Ford Raptor F-150
22 Aug 2015

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor goes off-roading… [video]

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is promised to be the most off-road capable version of the large 4×4 ute with a new video showing off its off-road flex…

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21 Aug 2015

2016 Ford Ranger PX Mk2 review

Robert Pepper’s 2016 Ford Ranger PX Mk2 review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and rating.

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21 Aug 2015

2015 Ford Ranger PX Mk2 technical analysis

The 2015 Ford Ranger PX Mk2 is just about the most technically advanced ute on the market. Here’s what it’s got, how it works and why you should care.

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2015 Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 Exceed car review 89%
21 Aug 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Triton 4X4 Exceed Review

Robert Pepper’s 2015 Mitsubishi Triton 4X4 Exceed Review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and rating.

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Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept
13 Aug 2015

Hyundai Santa Cruz production decision expected in November?

After the positive response it received to its Santa Cruz concept, Hyundai is expected to confirm production of its first ute in November.

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