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2019 Holden Colorado LTZ DualCab 4×4 Review

First impressions are important, mess up you’ll have your work cut out for you to set things right. It’s been over twenty years since I was first introduced a dual cab ute, it was my father’s company work car that we used for a holiday up to the Gold Coast …

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Mitsubishi Triton Absolute showcases potential toughen up Triton

Mitsubishi has unveiled the Triton Absolute, a ruggedised concept model based on the new-generation Triton. Featuring carbon fibre protective body paneling, rugged style and enhanced LED lighting, the Triton Absolute is a design study aim at gauging public interest in a toughen up Triton ute. Underpinning the Triton Absolute is …

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Ford confirms compact pickup to sit under the Ranger

Ford has announced it will be building a small pickup using the next-generation Focus’ unibody platform to slot below the Ranger. Speaking at an auto industry conference in Detroit, Ford’s global vice president for marketing and sales, Jim Farley confirm told news media we “can expect new name plates below …

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2019 Isuzu D-Max SX Cab Chassis Review – hi-vis not included

While dual-cab utes were once something you’d only ever see on farms or worksites, perceptions of these once-humble workhorses have shifted in recent years, with them now more of a status symbol used to tow boats and carry dirt bikes than a mere tradesman’s tool. Now, even utes positioned as …

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2020 Jeep Gladiator debuts at the LA Auto Show

Jeep has finally unveiled its rugged Wrangler-based Gladiator ute at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, ahead of its initial US launch in mid-2019.  Based upon an elongated version of the closely-related Wrangler’s chassis, the Gladiator’s 3,500mm wheelbase adds 493mm between the front and rear axles over a five-door Wrangler, …

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Volkswagen introduces Amarok’s little bro – the Tarok

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its latest entrant in the burgeoning pickup market, the new Tarok pickup concept, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. While officially a concept, it’s anything but, as the Amarok’s little brother looks almost production ready to our eyes. Volkswagen even confirms …

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HSV launches Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD super heavy-duty ute

Finalising its new Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pick-up truck range which includes the recently launched 2500HD, HSV has confirmed full pricing and specifications for the new range topping Silverado 3500HD LTZ model. The 3500HD LTZ model completes HSV’s five tier Silverado line-up – its first foray into the burgeoning heavy-duty truck …

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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T Review

The Isuzu D-Max has always been a formidable contender in the dual-cab ute space, with Australia being Isuzu’s number one export market. But while it’s always sold well, it’s never quite been able to match the numbers of the household-name Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, both of which, along with …

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Nissan unveils limited run Navara Silverline and Black Edition

Following the success of last year’s Navara ST-X N-Sport, Nissan has expanded its special edition range to include the Navara Dual Cab 4X4 SL-based “Silverline” and ST “Black Edition”. The 2017 Navara ST-X 4X4 N-Sport sold out of the limited run 500 units not long after its release, but continuous …

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2018 Toyota Hilux Rogue Review

Making sense of the Toyota Hilux range used to be as simple as getting wet at the beach. You had the affordable and frugal Workmate, the mid range SR and the top of the line SR5. However now there’s twice as many to choose from with three additional grades fleshing …

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SsangYong confirms four-model lineup for Aussie comeback

After two years away from the Australian market, SsangYong has confirmed it will begin selling cars here again from this November, with four models on offer at launch.  The company’s initial range will comprise of three different SUVs and a dual-cab ute – all fighting in highly competitive market segments …

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Mazda BT-50 gains comprehensive update for 2018

Mazda has released the new look BT-50 exclusive to Australia. With major front-end design changes and added equipment across grades, the 2018 facelift is the second and most comprehensive update to the locally designed and developed Mazda BT-50 since its launch in 2011. The new 2018 Mazda BT-50 boasts a …

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Pricing and Specification: Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X

Toyota’s three new top-end 4×4 HiLux models take Australia’s best-selling vehicle in 2017 to a greater level of strength and style. With the Rugged X and Rugged set to satisfy those who hanker for serious off-road adventure and the Rogue complementing its double-cab practicality with a more refined sense of …

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Would you like BMW to build this luxury ute?

With the Mercedes-Benz X-Class getting seriously warm reception all over the world, BMW Australia is reportedly pleading with its headquarters in Germany to produce a rival. Speaking to CarAdvice recently, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner said the luxury car maker simply cannot ignore the demand for utes, or pickup trucks, …

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