Ute Reviews

HILUX IN REVIEW | UTE REVIEW Toyota HiLux

HiLux retains its top ranking position through readjusting its marketing strategy and realigning its model range as it approaches its half-century. As pricing for the top level ute models in the Australian market heads towards the $100,000 mark and beyond, the HiLux has been hanging on to market leadership, despite not being able to supply the upper spec trim and ...

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THE FORCE AWAKES | REVIEW UTE – Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute

Mercedes-Benz moves into the ute market, and, in doing so, it changes all the ground rules – words by Chris Mullett  It was five years in the making, but as it enters the Australian market in April of 2018 the X-Class will set totally new limits of ability that currently are not matched by any of its competitors. Placing a ...

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Mahindra – 2018 Genio Euro 5 Diesel | TRANSPORT NEWS

Here’s to taking the hard out of hard work It is hard to beat value for money and it is hard to beat good quality for a price, but when you combine both in equal measure what you get is a package that is celebrated for its easy approach to work, with additional capability up its sleeve That is what ...

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RAMBO DELIVERY – Is the RAM 2500 the aspirational ute for tradies? | UTE REVIEW

Is the RAM 2500 the aspirational ute for tradies? Chris Mullett finds the answer. Weighing in at 3820 kg with a full tank for fuel, the RAM is no shrinking violet. It oozes its self-confidence on the road by outshadowing everything around it that’s not actually a full-sized truck, with the height of its bonnet equalling the roofline of most ...

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LIVING THE LIFE -Mazda’s BT-50 has never been the quiet achiever | UTE REVIEW

Mazda’s BT-50 has never been the quiet achiever it hoped, basking in the shadow of Ford, as Stuart Martin reports.  Living life as the Mazda BT-50 must be something akin to being the 5th Beatle or Keith Moon’s replacement with The Who (it was Kenney Jones from Small Faces, in case you didn’t know). None are bad performers but success ...

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WORKHORSE or WEEKEND WARRIOR | UTE REVIEW- FOTON TUNLAND

Chris Mullett and Rob Randazzo spend a week in two Foton Tunland 4×4 utes – one a base model, and the other fully-optioned. It’s a sad reality that even the current breeds of much-improved Chinese light commercials coming into our market still have to fight to get prospective buyers to even test drive their products. Some developed this attitude after ...

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The RAM Report | REVIEW – RAM Truck

Since its launch as a standalone division of Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) in 2009, the RAM Truck brand has steadily emerged as an ideal solution for Australians needing a vehicle with high capacity towing abilities that combines high torque availability with the stability and safety not available from smaller capacity vehicles. The RAM 2500 and 3500 models are distributed in ...

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RAMBO Delivery | UTE Review

Is the RAM 2500 the aspirational ute for tradies? Chris Mullett finds the answer. Weighing in at 3820 kg with a full tank for fuel, the RAM is no shrinking violet. It oozes its self-confidence on the road by outshadowing everything around it that’s not actually a full-sized truck, with the height of its bonnet equalling the roofline of most ...

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The Humble HiLux | REVIEW Toyota Hilux

HiLux now has a fight on its hands to maintain its first ranking in the face of stiff competition – words by Stuart Martin. Oh what a feeling! Well almost. Once it was the HiLux first and daylight second, much like Toyota’s lead in the new vehicle sales race. But the competitiveness of the light commercial vehicle segment has caught ...

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SECONDS THOUGHTS | Review Holden Colorado LTZ

It’s taken its time to gain its credentials, but the latest Colorado is a different beast from the early versions – report by Stuart Martin. STARTING behind the eight ball has never been better demonstrated than by Holden’s Colorado. It was a long way off the pace and underdone when it arrived to replace the outgoing machine, shared with Isuzu, ...

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