Business in the Front, Party in the Back: Your Guide to the Australian Ute


BestRide | Aug 15, 2016

Here in the US, we have a love/hate relationship with car/truck hybrids.

We’ve produced two — the Chevrolet El Camino (and its twin, the GMC Sprint) and the Ford Ranchero — and they have both rabid fans.

In Australia, though, car/truck hybrids know as “utes” are popular alternatives to the compact pickups from Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mazda that took over America in the 1970s and 1980s. There, and in New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries, utes caught on and have maintained an audience from the 1930s to today.

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