Tag Archives: ute

All-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 unveiled

Mazda has today revealed the tough new look for its BT-50 ute, blending sleek new styling with rugged capability. Adopting styling elements from the current-generation Mazda CX-9 large SUV, the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute features the brand’s corporate three-dimensional grille which is flanked by a pair of sculpted headlamps. …

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Updated 2020 Toyota Hilux unveiled – gets big power boost

Toyota has unveiled its bolder and tougher-looking 2020 Hilux with a significant hike in power, retuned suspension, upgraded towing capacity and multimedia. Set to arrive in Australian showrooms from late August, the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine found in the best-selling model has been beefed up to deliver 150kW (up from 130kW) …

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Limited-run Volkswagen Amarok V6 580S arrives

Previously teased in March, Volkswagen’s most kitted-out Amarok yet, the limited-run Amarok V6 580S, will go on sale in June priced from $70,990 plus on-road costs. Volkswagen Australia will launch the highly specified Amarok V6 580S next month across its national dealer network and online, offering new special features and …

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City-friendly Toyota Hilux junior anyone?

Think the Toyota HiLux is too big? Fancy a smaller version of the workhorse? Here it is. A shrunk HiLux that would probably fit inside the tub of the HiLux itself. Almost. Before you rejoice however, this isn’t a reality, for now at least. Rendered by automotive designer Kleber Silva, the …

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Meet Hyundai’s Toyota Hilux challenger, the ‘Tarlac’4

There’s no denying Hyundai’s ambition. The burgeoning Korean giant has a vehicle in nearly every class and will soon introduce the Santa Cruz light-duty pick-up truck in certain markets. But what the company lacks is a proper ladder-frame truck to take on the likes of Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and …

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Wild as Wald: Toyota Hilux Black Bison Edition

Japanese tuner Wald International has brought out what is most likely the wildest Toyota HiLux we have ever seen. Appropriately named the Toyota HiLux Black Bison Edition, the world’s best-selling utility vehicle has been dressed up with carbon fibre wheel fender extensions, bonnet air scoop and bug guard, rear roof …

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2020 Nissan Navara gains refinement and safety boost

The Nissan Navara Dual Cab range has been enhanced with styling and refinement updates.  Inspired by the Navara N-Trek special edition model, the Navara ST Dual Cab boast toughened up looks courtesy of a Black Styling Package, featuring Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille in black, black front fog light surrounds, a black alloy …

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2019 Nissan Navara N-Trek Review

Utes are big business these days, with two of Australia’s top-selling vehicles constantly being the workhorse cum adventure vehicle. How do you be one up on your competitors and push even more sales? Special edition models. And that’s what Nissan has done with the Navara. It’s fancily called the N-Trek …

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Nissan unleashes Navara N-Trek Warrior

Nissan has unveiled an exclusive halo version of its Navara ute called the Navara N-Trek Warrior. Developed in Australia exclusively for the local market, the Navara N-Trek features a range of engineering enhancements and changes that deliver the most stylish and capable Navara ever. With ute buyers moving towards higher …

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Mitsubishi Triton gets added off-road capability for 2020

Mitsubishi has revamped the specification for its Triton ute, with the 2020 mid-range models gaining more off-road capability and improved comfort. Previously reserved for the top-spec GLS Premium, a rear diff lock is now also available on GLX+ and GLS models. The GLX+ model is equipped with Easy-Select 4WD allowing easy switching …

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Off-road ready Ford Ranger Wildtrak X joins range

Ford is introducing an even wilder version of its Ranger Wildtrak ute. Dubbed the Wildtrak X, the off-road focused edition of Australia’s second best-selling vehicle combines the convenience and high-spec equipment of the Wildtrak with more capable off-road gear. Delivering a striking on-road presence second only to the Ford Ranger …

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Nissan introduces black-themed Navara N-Trek special edition

Following the popularity of last year’s Navara Dual Cab 4X4 SL-based Silverline and ST Black Edition, Nissan has introduced yet another special edition model. The range-topping Nissan Navara N-Trek edition is based off the Navara Dual Cab 4X4 ST-X and brings a range of black Nissan genuine parts and accessories …

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2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged and Rugged X Review

What are they? Along with the Toyota Hilux Rogue, the HiLux Rugged and Rugged X are three new variants of the company’s (and Australia’s) best-selling vehicle. With the growing popularity of utes among private buyers, Toyota saw fit to inject more style and strength into the HiLux. And so the …

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Holden refines and toughens 2020 Colorado

Holden has announced a series of upgrades and enhancements across the new 2020 Colorado range. Chief among these is the permanent addition of the robust and practical LSX as a new addition to updated Colorado line-up. Combining rugged simplicity with bold looks and formidable off-road capability, and having proved itself …

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