Tag Archives: Utes

TRUMPED! | UTE Review – American-style pickups hold all the cards when it comes to safe towing

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 efficent aftersales service. At the end of the second quarter of this year, the ute/cab-chassis ...

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Star Gazing | UTE REVIEW -Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Nissan joins forces with the European Space Agency to launch the Navara mobile space observatory. Visitors to the bi-annual IAA Show in Hanover, Germany, expect to see concepts and creations, and Nissan certainly supplied both of those categories by displaying the Navara Dark Sky Concept. Developed in the UK in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the concept vehicle ...

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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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CHINESE WHISPERS | LDV UTE -Does the LDV T60 start to change perceptions of Chinese competitiveness

Does the LDV T60 start to change perceptions of Chinese competitiveness in the ute market? – Chris Mullett checks out the claims. If your memory extends back more than a couple of decades, you might remember the hesitation of vehicle buyers to choose a Japanese product. Personal buyer preference headed the intending purchaser to local manufacturers, but in a short ...

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PREVIEW MERCEDES BENZ X-CLASS UTE | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mercedes-Benz moves into the ute market, and, in doing so, it changes all the ground rules – 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 new ...

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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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There’s a Foton Ute under my Christmas Tree

Foton’s 2016 run out deal for 2016 includes a $1000 factory bonus with every Tunland sold in December and January. “Instead of waiting until next year to launch our summer sales, we’re on the front foot by giving Ute buyers the opportunity to score an extra $1000 to spend on Christmas and the holidays,” says Alex Stewart, General Manager of ...

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