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Best utes arriving in 2021

The new-generation Mazda BT-50 range is expected to expand with Single Cab and Freestyle Cab body-styles in early 2021.

After a very busy 2020, it’s no surprise there aren’t a lot of new utes due to be released in Australia in 2021 – well, ones we know about at the time of writing.

That said, a couple of the models that are on the way are no less significant. In fact, they will play significant roles for the brands they represent. Read on.

Mazda BT-50 Single Cab and Freestyle Cab - Early 2021

While its Dual Cab body-style launched in 2020, the new-generation Mazda BT-50’s range is expected to expand in early 2021 with the release of Single Cab and Freestyle Cab options.

The former is likely to be offered in cab-chassis configuration, while the latter is expected to also get a pick-up option. Either way, the ute is likely to have nearly all bases covered.

Mazda BT-50

Mazda BT-50
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Nissan Navara - Early 2021

The Nissan Navara is in line for a significant midlife facelift, which is expected to go on sale in early 2021. In fact, the ute is likely to arrive with a completely redesigned front end.

With a bold new look, the model is also expected to step up with an expanded suite of advanced driver-assist systems, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) – at last.

Jeep Gladiator - First quarter

Another new-generation ute is set to expand its line-up, with the Jeep Gladiator to add fresh Sport S and Night Eagle grades as part of its MY21 update due in the first quarter of 2021.

The former serves as the model’s new entry level, while the latter is its mid-range offering. Either way, should they desire, buyers get two more affordable options to choose from.

Ram 2500 HD - Early 2021

The new-generation Ram 2500 HD will be large and in charge when it goes on sale in early 2021. Just like its predecessor, the full-size pick-up will be locally ‘remanufactured’.

But the really big news is what’s expected to be under the bonnet: a 298kW/1356Nm Cummins 6.7-litre turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine. Yep, that is a whole lot of torque…

Ram 2500

Ram 2500
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD - 2021

In 2021, the new-generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD will enter newly established GMSV showrooms after being locally remanufactured. Sound familiar? We thought so.

This full-size pick-up has the established 332kW/1234Nm 6.6-litre Duramax turbo-diesel V8 in tow, with it now mated to a 10-speed Allison torque-converter automatic transmission.