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Holden Colorado LTZ Crew vs Toyota Hilux SR review

Holden Colorado LTZ Crew vs Toyota Hilux SR review

Australia’s favourite car bumps gloves with an old adversary that’s come of age

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: 18 things you didn’t know

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: 18 things you didn’t know

The Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI brings a revised interior and fresh face, but no updates to the sheetmetal. Here’s 18 things about the popular ute you didn’t know.

Great Wall Steed: 8 things you didn’t know

Great Wall Steed: 8 things you didn’t know

Chinese carmaker Great Wall is back with a trade ute called the Steed. Here’s eight things you didn’t know.

2018 Ford Ranger FX4 review

2018 Ford Ranger FX4 review

Ford’s tradie-tough ute scrubs up nicely with the FX4 special edition

Holden Colorado 7 Quick Review

Holden Colorado 7 Quick Review

With plenty of grunt, room, and decent handling, Holden’s Colorado 7 is more like a Commodore on peptides than a monster truck.

Mazda BT-50: Trade ute or passenger car

Mazda BT-50: Trade ute or passenger car

Mums and dads are buying trade utes in big numbers. But are they missing out by not buying a normal car? We test whether a tradie ute can do double-duty

Mitsubishi Triton review

Mitsubishi Triton review

If you’re looking for a value-for-money four-wheel drive, it’s hard to go past the Mitsubishi Triton. Its tidy handling, user-friendly 4x4 system and entry-level price tag appeals to serious adventurers and weekend warriors alike.

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 Review

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 Review

We drive the Chevy-nosed Holden Colorado to see if can challenge it’s popular rivals.

Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate Review

Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate Review

More power and extra gear are the highlights of an update to the impressive 2017 Volkswagen Amarok ute.

Better than the first XV

Better than the first XV

Remember the Subaru Impreza XV? No, of course you don’t. That’s because it was a very forgettable car.

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ford says its new Ranger ute was designed around the driver, but it has also spread its features around the farm, the suburbs and the highways that link them

SsangYong Korando

SsangYong Korando

Every car company has a defining moment that changes everything. Steve Vermeulen thinks for SsangYong, that moment may be the Korando.

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser

The original FJ40 Land Cruiser seemed almost built for the New Zealand we used to be. But with retro themes designed for the American market, Steve Vermeulen suggests the latest Toyota FJ Cruiser is an example of form over function.

Mitsubishi Triton GL

Mitsubishi Triton GL

More grunt and a bigger load tray make the new Mitsubishi Triton the perfect workhorse

Mitsubishi Challenger

Mitsubishi Challenger

The Mitsubishi Challenger took a short break from our market and allowed vehicles like the Nissan Pathfinder to find their stride. It came back with vengeance late 2009, and now a mild makeover has delivered new tech. Steve Vermeulen realises while it’s not likely to be your first thought, the Challenger shouldn’t be forgotten by full-size SUV buyers.

Ford Territory

Ford Territory

It would be wrong to call the Territory's 2.7-litre turbo diesel engine new: in fact, it dates back to 2006. But the TDCi powerplant has given the Australian Ford a new lease of life, adding a surfeit of torque, impressive refinement and enhanced towing ability.

SsangYong Rexton

SsangYong Rexton

OK, so it is not the popular poster child for the Korean car industry, but 16 years after it was introduced in New Zealand, SsangYong is progressing nicely on the back of some Tonka tough utes and SUVs. Steve Vermeulen finds the Rexton makes for a hard, albeit not the most refined machine.

Dodge Nitro

Dodge Nitro

The recently-tweaked Dodge Nitro seems almost dainty...

Mazda BT-50

Mazda BT-50

It hasn't grabbed the public's imagination, but the Mazda BT-50 still ticks all the right boxes

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

Is it still King of the off-roaders?

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