Looking for a car that combines muscle with comfort and utility? A ute is the perfect answer. It will give you the spacious cabin of a classic sedan with the versatility and brute power of a 4×4. All in one vehicle.
Utes are not only a big part of Australian culture, but they also continue to break record sales. A ute is the country’s most sold car so far in 2023. Why is it still so popular? We’ll take a look at some of the key advantages below. Why should your next car be a ute?
Plenty of power
There’s no shortage of power that it delivers. It’s reliable for both on and off-road driving and gives you plenty of strength behind the wheel. With its large wheelbases and wide turn circles, there’s no terrain your ute can’t conquer.
Large wheels also help. The GWM Cannon ute has 18″ alloy wheels. The real muscle is under the hood. The GWM ute is hiding a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that delivers 120kw of power at 3600 RPM and 400Nm of torque.
Easy for storage
Utes are all about easy storage thanks to their rear tray. There are plenty of times when the ute’s tray will come in handy. From tools to moving homes or pets, a ute will make the journey stress-free. Whatever you’re transporting, you can drive easily, knowing it won’t dirty the car’s interiors.
It’s so much easier to load and unload any cargo because you’ll have easy access to the three sides of the ute. Plus, you can always add racks to keep larger items safely secured.
Perfect for towing
Boat owners will benefit big time from choosing a ute. They have a high towing capacity, making them the perfect vehicle to tow whatever you’d like. There’s no need to have a separate vehicle for family trips or boat days because a ute can do the heavy lifting while also driving you around the city.
The GWM ute has a whopping braked towing capacity of 3 000 kg. It will let you easily tow anything from boats to campers and trailers without fuss.
Utes have high resale value
When choosing a car, add a ute’s high resale value to the pros column. While some vehicles sell well below their retail price on the second-hand market, utes are top performers. It means that if you want to sell a ute, you’ll get a higher percentage of its original price back.
Best of both worlds – comfort & performance
Utes can basically do it all. They’ll give you a roomy 4-seat cabin that keeps all passengers comfortable while also being a heavy-duty vehicle that can handle all conditions.
For a car that balances brute strength but still enjoys the finer things in life, the GWM ute doesn’t disappoint. It’s bulky and robust on the outside, with European-designed interiors and 8-speed automatic transmission. Plus, the GWM ute was best in class for legroom, giving you plenty of room to stretch and get comfy.