Tag Archives: Utilities

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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TRENDY TRADIES TRAVELLING TOOLBOX | UTE REVIEW 4×4

Delivery Magazine delves into the growth of the off-road load carrier for the recreational tradie – Stuart Martin reports  To suggest there’s been solid growth in the LCV 4×4 dual cab segment of the Australian new vehicle market is akin to suggesting the Coalition has a mild dislike of alternative energy options. The multipurpose machine that tows both tools and ...

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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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FLINDERS KEEPERS

Can you really take a workhorse from the building site to a proposed World Heritage site for a holiday? Stuart Martin goes trekking in the Flinders Ranges with a mob of Mitsubishi Tritons. Australians are not – generally speaking – a nation of workaholics, and its adoption of 4WD light commercial utes has not come about purely because we have ...

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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Delivery’s mega-test, comparing the Triton with the Ranger and the Amarok, provides food for thought There’s a distinct pleasure in being able to take plenty of time to explore the features and benefits of three competing utes in a vehicle segment that is becoming one of the most popular amongst Australian buyers. Although the Ranger is not new for this ...

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Double Duty

We compare seven dual-cab utes, and put Japanese, Indian and Chinese alternatives under the spotlight Take five drivers, put them on a rotation basis behind the wheel of seven different utes and then have them travel the same route repeatedly. That’s the basis for this comparison where Delivery examines just what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the ...

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The Perfect Compromise

Delivery checks out four of the most popular space cabs. Choosing the right ute for specific types of use is always going to be a compromise. In country areas, the aim is always to go for the longest tray option, but then you might need room inside the cab to carry the kids to and from the school bus pick-up ...

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