Large utes or cab-chassis have two-tonnes payload capacity and/or big-bore engines. It's a small segment of the Australian market, but watch this space.
MERCEDES-BENZ G-WAGON PRO
This version of the G-Wagon family has a market success chance - October 2016
The tray-back version of the G-Wagon is due for release in early 2017. Outback Travel Australia managed to get its hands on one of the pre-production vehicles for an exclusive report.
DODGE RAM IN RHD
Many people want a large towing ute and the Cummins-powered Ram can do the job - March 2016
The Dodge Ram is a LHD-only vehicle that has been Cummins-powered since 1989. It's taken nearly 30 years to make it Down Under as RHD-converted ute, but, significantly, the brand 'Dodge' has been dropped.
IVECO DAILY 4X4
This is indeed a 'large ute'!
Brilliant off road credentials and more than twice the payload of a ute are generating good business for this capable machine. Updates for 2017 have refined what was already an excellent vehicle.
LHD UTE CONVERSIONS
North American utes are desirable, but expensive.
Converting a left hand drive North American pick up to RHD and ADR compliance isn't a cheap operation and some companies do a better job than others. One of the best is Sailstrip Ultimate Vehicles and we checked out this company's converted Ford 150 Raptor and Dodge Ram utes.
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 4X4
A van or cab/chassis alternative to 4WD utes - March 2016
Mercedes-Benz Australia hasn’t realised the potential in the Sprinter 4x4 range. Our testing showed this vehicle has good bush credentials and is worthy of consideration by anyone wanting payload capacity and cargo volume in an off-road machine.
PERFORMAX-CONVERTED TOYOTA TUNDRA
The desirable Tundra is now available.
Performax, a major importer and converter of American vehicles for almost 25 years, has completed compliance engineering on the Tundra, allowing it to be registered in every State and Territory in Australia.
RENAULT MASTER 4X4 IS COMING
The poorly-promoted Sprinter 4x4 is about to get some competition - April 2016
Renault LCV is evaluating the Master 4x4 van and cab/chassis for Australian release.
TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 70 SERIES
The market leader in this top-spec' segment - updated December 2016.
The Toyota LandCruiser has been the Australian bush’s favourite workhorse since Leslie Thiess (later Sir Leslie) introduced the first Land Cruisers to Australia in the 1970s. Evolution, not revolution, is the name of the game, but the 70 Series has now become much more complex..
2015 FORD F SERIES IN RHD
The full Ford USA heavy range is available Down Under.
Harrison F-Trucks is offering the F-Series from the legendary F150, to the Superduty F250, F350, F450, and F550 models.