Tag Archives: Ute

BEFORE TIME | UTE Review -Mazda’s BT-50 retains its appeal as it heads towards future product sharing with Isuzu Ute

Mazda’s BT-50 retains its appeal as it heads towards future product sharing with Isuzu Ute  Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up Photography In a bid to secure continued sales of its popular dual cab ute, Mazda has freshened up the venerable BT-50 with styling and equipment changes in the most comprehensive upgrade of the model since 2011. ...

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MUSSO MAGIC | UTE Review – SsangYong Musso

The return of SsangYong brings a capable and well-equipped ute to Australia – words by Chris Mullett.  It’s easy to become a bit complacent when evaluating the current range of utes on the Australian market, because in many cases there is not much to commend one brand over another. Most technologies available in the various products are a decade  old ...

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SSANGYONG RESURGENCE | UTE Review – SsangYong Musso

The South Korean manufacturer returns to the Australian market as a factory-owned marketing operation. After a long period of uncertainty, SsangYong Motors has returned to the Australian market with the latest version of its Musso ute, reinforcing its intention to challenge existing one-tonners from Japan, Thailand and China. “We are determined to offer Australia a range of vehicles that is ...

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Up Market Load Lugger | UTE REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Brenton O’Connor lives with the X-Class in the inner suburbs of Melbourne Following on from the successful media launch of the X Class in Tasmania earlier this year, a follow-up opportunity was provided by Mercedes-Benz to spend a week behind the wheel to gain a greater knowledge of the vehicle through regular driving. For the purposes of testing, I put ...

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Up Market Load Lugger | Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute

Brenton O’Connor lives with the X-Class in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Following on from the successful media launch of the X Class in Tasmania earlier this year, a follow-up opportunity was provided by Mercedes-Benz to spend a week behind the wheel to gain a greater knowledge of the vehicle through regular driving. For the purposes of testing, I put ...

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TRUMPED ! | UTE Review

American-style pickups hold all the cards when it comes to safe towing – Words and photography by Rob Randazzo For vehicle buyers in Australia, the checklist of preferences is ever-changing. Today’s options are primed for safety as the highest priority, along with reliability, functionality and efficient aftersales service. At the end of the second quarter of this year, the ute/cab-chassis ...

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HOT STUFF | UTE REVIEW – FORD RAPTOR

It’s Ford in the blue corner with the Ranger Raptor as the competition hots up. With Ford well aware that its Ranger is starting to lose out in terms of sophistication and specification against some of the newcomers, the next step for the well-healed ute buyer is to embrace the blue oval in the form of the Ranger Raptor. Gone ...

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