21 Mar 2022

Kia utes to pack high performance EV drivetrains

Kia’s new electric utes to bring hot performance GT versions and different styles for different markets. Kia’s announcement earlier this month that the Korean car maker is expanding its electric model line-up came with the confirmation that there will be two new utes. To some extent, it’s a long-time coming

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10 Dec 2021

What could Kia’s new ute look like?

A new Kia ute would fit very well in the portfolio according to the designer. Kia Australia and even its parent company Hyundai have previously spoken about a dual-cab ute product for our market and that it is a desirable product. But we’ve been hearing that for years now. “We’ve

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17 Jun 2021

Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior revealed ahead launch

Nissan’s Navara rival to the Ford Ranger FX4 Max, Toyota Hilux Rugged X and Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been shown ahead of its official launch. Nissan is on the cusp of launching its new Navara PRO-4X Warrior, revealing images of the production model ahead of its official debut. Finalising validation

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16 Apr 2020

Will the Mustang of pickup trucks come to Australia?

Which manufacturer will be the first to deliver a new pickup truck to Australia in right-hand drive? THERE WAS a little disappointment from some of our readers yesterday when HSV announced the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 would cost north of $110,000 in Australia before even considering on-road costs. It seems there

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Towing 3500kg caravan ranger
04 Dec 2019

Why a 3500kg tow rating may not really be a 3500kg tow rating

Can tow 3500kg! The claim is there in big bold letters in the brochure, but here’s why your 3500kg tow rating may not really be a 3500kg tow rating.

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10 Oct 2019

Nissan reveals Navara N-Trek Warrior tough truck

Nissan finally has a contender to tap into the lucrative top-end of the dual-cab ute market.

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24 Sep 2019

Ute owners targeted, can lose licence with heavy fines

New laws introduced in South Australia have been met with confusion as many motorists face losing their licence and paying expensive fines.

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Ford Ranger is Australia's best-selling ute
29 Oct 2017

Top 5 best-selling 4×4 utes

We’ve gone through the sales numbers… Here are the top 5 best-selling 4×4 utes in the country.

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21 Jun 2017

4X4 club launches campaign to equalise 4X4 ute road tolls, supported by FWD Victoria

Private utes pay a lot more for road tolls in Victoria than private wagons. Why? BACK IN THE DAY a 4X4 was only ever a commercial working vehicle, relied on by the likes of farmers. That’s why 4X4s that met offroad criteria like clearance used to attract a significant reduction

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11 Oct 2015

4X4 utes in 2015 and beyond (October 2015)…

The last few years have been big for 4×4 utes, and the rate of development shows no signs of slowing. What’s here now, and what’s on the way?

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Refreshed 2016 Mazda BT-50 revealed
14 Jul 2015

Refreshed 2016 Mazda BT-50 revealed

The refreshed 2016 Mazda BT-50 has been revealed ahead of production beginning in Thailand, with a local launch expected in the second-half of 2015.

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