Ute Reviews

SERIOUS INTENTIONS | Ute Review

 The new Isuzu D-Max SX 4×2 has the goods to be a contender, says Warren Caves after his first taste of the workhorse tray-back. The highly anticipated, all-new, third generation Isuzu D-Max has arrived and finally come of age. An all-new engine, heaps of safety and tech in a refined styling package, allows the new D-Max to rub shoulders with ...

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JUST IN CASE | Sprinter 4×4 Review

Mercedes-Benz adds all-wheel drive for the 2020 Sprinter – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  Mention the name of Mercedes-Benz in the same sentence as 4WD and it’s easy to switch in a vision of the venerable Unimog; the smaller, yet capable G-Wagon; or the X-Class ute. With the release of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4X4 is ...

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HILUX more Australian than ever | Transport News – Toyota HiLux

The HiLux is now more Australian than ever, thanks to the development and evaluation work performed by Toyota Australia’s design and engineering teams for both local and international markets. The company’s local design team played a considerable role in styling the exterior of the HiLux range, as part of an international team, while its local engineers focused on evaluating and ...

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BADGER HUNT | Ute Review – Nikola

The electric ute that could revolutionise the market In Europe it’s probably the closest animal to our wombat, other than not being a marsupial. The badger is nocturnal, lives in burrows under the ground and can be aggressive when provoked. Although not that well known in the Australian market, if American company Nikola has its way the name Badger is ...

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RAM Road Trip | UTE Review

Long distance towing made easy – Report by Chris Mullett  Delivery Magazine recently had the opportunity for a simple drive south, from Airlie Beach in Far North Queensland to the bushfires encroaching on southern Sydney. The reason for embarking on a 4400 km road trip in the week running up to Christmas was the need to haul a trailer carrying ...

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Updates and Upgrades | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mitsubishi announces upgrades to Triton for 2020 while LDV introduces a larger tub option for its T60. Starting with the LDV T60 Mega Tub, buyers gain one of the longest wheelbases and tub dimensions in the ute class, priced from $34,990 drive away for ABN holders, reflecting an increase of $1500 more than the standard T60. With an extra 315mm ...

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Mitsubishi revives the Express Van | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mitsubishi Motors Australia will launch the EXPRESS van in July, expanding the commercial range and providing Mitsubishi customers with a van for the first time in more than seven years. The EXPRESS will be offered in both short and long wheelbase versions  with a choice of manual and automated manual transmissions and, like the previous generation of EXPRESS, it will ...

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APOLLO HEADS BUSH | VAN REVIEW – X-Class Apollo Camper

Stuart Martin joins the Greek God of Happy Campers If the description of beardless, youthful and athletic fits your persona, then perhaps, like Apollo, you’ll be a worshipper of the sun, light, knowledge, music, art poetry, oracles, medicine, archery and prophecy. With all these attributes you could be thinking you might need a massive motorhome to carry all these qualities ...

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WARRIOR V WILDTRAK X | UTE REVIEW-Nissan scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes with Navara as Ford adds more options to Ranger

Nissan scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes with Navara as Ford adds more options to Ranger With the top two best-selling vehicles in the Australian market both being utes, you could be forgiven for wondering what happened to the car enthusiast. And when you look at the escalating price structure of what started out as a tradies’ transport, ...

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HONEST TO GOODNESS | UTE Review – Isuzu D-Max SX Crew-Cab

Isuzu ute has forged its reputation as the solid, reliable workhorse – Words by Stuart Martin The richness of the dual-cab ute model mix within the Australian new-vehicle market is indeed a vein of wealth for the car makers. Many reside on the other side of the Luxury Car Tax threshold, provided the power plant and being fit for a ...

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