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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?

Chevrolet 2500HD

Chevrolet 2500HD

Check out the latest offering from the USA – the King of all utes – the Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax Diesel 4X4

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep is a brand renowned for its offroad performance, but what about as a tow vehicle?

Holden Colorado ute

Holden Colorado ute

Originally called the Rodeo, the Holden Colorado was not only given a new name – it got a new face, engine and a panel redesign, resulting in a fresh, stylish look

SsangYong Actyon

SsangYong Actyon

Let’s face it; the curious styling doesn’t do SsangYong’s Actyon Tradie ute many favours

Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi’s Triton has received some significant enhancements for 2010. Thank goodness...

Ford Ranger XLT

Ford Ranger XLT

Why pay for the extra complexity of four-wheel-drive if you don't need it? Not to mention the increased tyre wear and fuel use.

VIDEO: Ford Ranger XLT

VIDEO: Ford Ranger XLT

Why pay for the extra complexity of four-wheel-drive if you don't need it? Not to mention the increased tyre wear and fuel use.

Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4

Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4

The best compact SUV you can buy?

Toyota Landcruiser 200

Toyota Landcruiser 200

Off-road star

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