Ripper 4X4 ute bargains! Get ’em while they’re hot

ByDean MellorSeptember 14, 2020
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Ripper 4X4 ute bargains! Get ’em while they’re hot

Thanks to Covid-19 and various other factors there are some ripper 4×4 ute bargains right now. Here are five of them…

With the new-car market in the corona-induced doldrums, Isuzu just launching an all-new D-MAX and Toyota releasing a heavily-revised HiLux, some manufacturers have some serious 4×4 ute bargains at the moment. Here are five of them we reckon it would be hard to say no to.

1. Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium 4WD Double Cab auto – $50,290 Driveaway

Regular price: $52,790 +ORC

Special: $50,290 driveaway

Deal: Click here

For those after a luxury ute at a mid-spec ute price it’s hard to go past the Triton GLS Premium, with Mitsubishi really sharpening its pencil in a bid to keep sales momentum.

Standard gear on the Triton GLS Premium includes leather trim, heated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, multi-around monitor, auto dusk-sensing headlights, rain sensing wipers, rear-view camera and front and rear parking sensors, 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, keyless entry and start, two 12V outlets, two USB inputs up front and two in the rear, climate control air conditioning, a roof-mounted rear air circulator, 18-inch alloy wheels, black sports bar, tub liner, side steps, heated power/fold mirrors, rear privacy glass, LED headlights and DRLs… oh, and it’s covered by a 7-year/150,000km warranty with 4-year roadside assist.

For reference, to get that kind of kit in a HiLux you’d be looking at $62,420 plus on-road costs for an SR5+ Double Cab auto.

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2. Nissan Navara ST-X Dual Cab auto – $55,290 Driveaway

Regular price: $53,900 +ORC

Special: $55,290 Driveaway

Deal: Click here

Like Mitsubishi, Nissan has some great driveaway deals on at the moment and at $55,290 driveaway the Navara ST-X Dual Cab auto is a bargain.

Standard kit includes auto dusk-sensing headlights, Around View Monitor, rear-view camera and rear parking sensors, 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, keyless entry and start, 12V outlets in the front, rear and tub, dual-zone climate control air conditioning with rear vents, cloth seat trim (leather and sunroof are optional extras), heated front seats, power driver’s seat adjustment, 18-inch alloy wheels, alloy sports bar, tub liner, side steps, roof rails, heated power/fold mirrors, rear sliding window, rear privacy glass, LED headlights and DRLs.

For those with a bit of extra coin, the Navara ST-X can be optioned up with leather trim and a sunroof for $57,790 driveaway.

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3. Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab Pick-up 2.0L Bi-Turbo auto – $56,490 Driveaway

Regular price: $60,490 +ORC

Special: $56,490 driveaway

Deal: Click here

Sure, the Ranger might not be priced as low as the Triton or the Navara, but the mid-spec Ranger XLT model is still an absolute bargain at $56,490 driveaway.

Standard gear includes auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, sat-nav, heated mirrors, privacy glass, chrome sports bar, 17-inch alloys, 12V outlets in the front, rear and tub, dual-zone climate control air conditioning with rear vents, load box illumination, 230V inverter and the full suite of electronic driver aids. Leather seat trim is an optional extra.

And remember, the price listed here is for the 2.0L bi-turbo-diesel model packing 157kW/500Nm and a 10-speed auto. The 3.2L/six-speed variant in the same trim level is currently just $54,990 driveaway.

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4. Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core Enduro auto – $49,990 Driveaway

Regular Price – $52,590 +ORC (3.0 TDI550 auto)

Special: $49,990 driveaway

Deal: Click here

All that power and all that torque for just $50k driveaway?! Yep, the Amarok V6 Core Enduro is a bargain at the moment, and it packs that awesome 3.0L V6 making a claimed 180kW/550Nm.

Standard equipment covers the basics with semi-auto air conditioning with rear vents, cloth trim, leather-covered steering wheel, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, 6.33-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, heated mirrors, 12V power in the tub and 17-inch alloys, but there’s nothing too lavish. What you’re paying for with the Amarok V6 Core is the engine… and a 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.

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5. Isuzu D-MAX 4X4 X-Terrain Crew Cab Auto – $58,990 Driveaway

Regular price: $62,900 +ORC

Special: $58,990 driveaway

Deal: Click here

The top-spec version of the newest ute on the block is an absolute bargain at the moment with an introductory price of just $58,990 driveaway for the Isuzu D-MAX X-Terrain. In addition to all the standard equipment (see below), you get an all-new design, a new 3.0TD engine and more safety features than you could poke a stick at.

Standard fare includes 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, remote engine start, smart entry and start, walk-away door lock, leather trim, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, smart wet wiper blades, LED combination tail lights, 18-inch alloys, under-rail tub liner, roller tonneau cover, aero sports bar, and front and rear underbody spoilers.

The new D-MAX might not match some of its competitors on paper when it comes to peak power and torque, but the examples we’ve tested so far offer impressive performance combined with a comfortable ride, great handling and good refinement.