You can see it in the traffic. Four-wheel-drive utes are more popular than ever, and account for almost one in five (17.5 per cent) of all new vehicle sales in Australia based on sales data from January to April 2021. Indeed, between the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, four-wheel-drive double cab utes have been the top-selling vehicles outright for the past five years in a row, and are well on the way to notching up a sixth...
There’s not a lot to separate these mechanical twins under the skin, but that didn’t stop us from heading out into the bush to find out.
There's plenty of variety at the business end of the four-wheel-drive ute segment these days. We run through them from top to bottom.
We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.
There's a lot of new tech and gear to cover off with Isuzu's latest D-Max. But exactly how much better is it than the old model?
The new Isuzu D-Max is much improved, but is it good enough to take on one of the best off-road?
The newest ute on sale in Australia takes on the top two sellers and the benchmarks of the class.
We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.
Out of these two best-selling 4X4 wagons, which one is the best bet? Sam Purcell takes them on-road and off, to find out.
Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...
Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...