IF YOU thought the Aussie high-performance ute met its demise with the end of Falcon and Commodore, think again.
Trade utes are huge business in this country, and, as the December issue of Wheels reveals, Holden, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and even Toyota do not intend to leave the high-riding, ‘go-fast, go-anywhere’ segment untapped.
Our journos have had their noses to the ground and ears pressed up to doorways to uncover precise details of the new wave of harder, faster trade utes. We won’t give too much away here, but for Holden fans, a hi-po version of the Colorado, powered by a potent twin-turbo V6 sourced from a GM premium brand, is certain to spark a huge reaction.
Ford, meanwhile, already has form in the USA with the mighty F150 Raptor, and we reveal how Ford Australia is toiling feverishly to ready its own version of the Ranger that will transform its best-seller into a street-legal Trophy Truck.
But if you prefer your motoring a bit from the ‘sealed section’ , you’ll want to grab December Wheelsto read how Hyundai’s first true hot hatch, the i30 N, deals with being flung up and down Austria’s highest, finest mountain pass; the mighty Grossglockner. Hint: with zero sooking.
Via: Wheels Mag