02 Jun 2020

More powerful Toyota Hilux could boost towing capacity

New Toyota Hilux to land in Australia this year with more power, upgraded suspension.  Toyota has teased us with a glimpse of its upcoming facelift to the current-generation Hilux ute. Behind the wheel is ex-F1 racing star Fernando Alonso, who also recently raced a Toyota Hilux (albeit highly modified) in

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28 May 2020

Mazda slashes $10k off BT-50, sharp driveaway deals on SUVs

Mazda has unveiled some big savings on models across its range, with the biggest deals on its out-going BT-50 ute. Mazda has listed sharp savings across almost its entire lineup of utes, SUVs, and passenger cars to motivate buyers during June’s seasonal end of year financial savings sales. It should

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20 May 2020

Exclusive: Next-gen RAM 1500 V8 arrives for testing in Australia

This is the first look at the next-generation 2020 RAM 1500 Limited DT in Australia before its factory-backed conversion. The next-generation Ram 1500 ‘DT’ has landed in Australia and begun testing before its on-sale which is due late-2020 or early next year. The new generation ‘DT’ Ram 1500 is planned

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15 May 2020

VW Amarok 580S limited edition ute is here

Powerful grunt and some extra gear underpin the Amarok 580S ute. Volkswagen Australia has announced another limited edition Amarok model for our market.  The Amarok 580S will sit between the Highline and Ultimate models on the showrooms floor, priced at $70,990 plus on-road costs. Just 200 units will be available

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05 May 2020

Custom Suzuki Jimny ute available for farmers

Here’s a custom RHD Suzuki Jimny ute you can import offered with a swathe of custom accessories for off-roading and land keeping. But there’s a catch, of course. ANOTHER SUZUKI Jimny ute conversion has surfaced, this time in the UK where the lightweight four-wheel drive with a cut body and

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04 May 2020

Mahindra’s new 2020 PikUp ute range

A simpler lineup underpins Mahindra’s updated ute range for 2020, which brings better tech and a bump in price. A jump in price for the 2020 Mahindra PikUp range reflects the addition of new gear and a facelift for the budget-focused Indian ute. Refreshed with a new fascia consisting of

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Hyundai dual-cab ute rendering
30 Apr 2020

Hyundai Australia “very detailed” about new dual-cab ute

Here is the latest rendering of Hyundai’s new dual-cab ute, and we can also share the latest details. CHECK THIS out: industrial designer Enoch Gonzales has rendered what the inaugural Hyundai dual-cab ute will look like, and we think it looks good.  The Philippines designer has even named the creation

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 australia 84%
29 Apr 2020

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ review

THE NEW Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Australia has spent barely any time on HSV (could soon be GMSV) dealer floors, but we were itching to jump into one and give it a good test both on and off the road. Read on for our full on-road and off-road assessment. IN

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New Ford Courier style ute
29 Apr 2020

New Ford ute “looks like first-gen Ranger”

A new small ute in Ford’s stable is reported to be getting ready for production next year. FORD’S NEW upcoming entry-level ute will reportedly revive the spirit of the first-generation Ranger. Also sold in Australia as the Courier for some time before Ranger became the blue oval’s local dual-cab hero,

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24 Apr 2020

What! New 2021 Toyota Hilux images leak overseas

An image and specs ‘leak’ shows what we can expect from the upcoming 2021 Toyota Hilux facelift this year. RENDERED IMAGES of the 2021 Toyota HiLux facelift have leaked online thanks to a global Toyota exporting business which has shown renderings based on internal documents.   The leak was broken

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 selling australia HSV
21 Apr 2020

Success for HSV: Silverado 1500 walking out the door

HSV dealers are selling the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ute out of yards before cars have even hit the lot. WHILE HSV dries up the stock of Colorado SportsCat utes and sees the end of its Camaro conversion, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ute looks to be the right product to

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15 Apr 2020

HSV’s new V8 ute priced: Chevrolet Silverado 1500

You can buy the new-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at HSV dealers next week. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium will be at Holden Special Vehicles dealers around the country from April 20, priced from $113,990 plus on-road costs. Imported and locally-converted by HSV at its facility in Clayton, Victoria, the

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09 Apr 2020

Land Rover says it could build a new Defender ute

Do you want to see a ute version of the new Land Rover Defender? It’s possible. ARE WE soon to see the return of Land Rover’s Defender ute? Maybe. The new Defender’s D7x platform underneath is ready to carry a new-generation Defender utility-body, according to a Land Rover source speaking

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Chevrolet Silverado HSV Australia 2020
08 Apr 2020

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 production shutdown won’t affect Australia

Plenty of GM products will be delayed due to COVID-19-related shutdowns, but local supply for the Silverado 1500 is on time. GENERAL MOTORS has shut down most of its North American production facilities, delaying updates and ceasing production of many of the vehicles wearing Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC badges. Caught

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Tesla cybertruck preorders australia
30 Mar 2020

Australia top 3 country for Tesla Cybertruck preorders

The Tesla Cybertruck ute appears to be striking a spark with Australian car buyers. AUSTRALIA IS the largest market outside of North America for preorders on the Tesla Cybertruck, research shows. Although Tesla does not disclose how many preorders have been received for each country it’s to be available in,

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