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Best ute deals for May

There are more utes on the market than ever before.

Get your new ute before July for special end-of-financial-year deals and for some businesses, a range of eligible tax breaks.

There are more utes on the market than ever before and thanks to safety and multimedia advances they can be the perfect week-day worker and weekend family hauler as well the perfect get-away machine for holidays, especially if you need a tough rig to tow the caravan.

Here are some deals to help you get out and explore.

Prices for the latest Triton now start at $36,990 drive-away for the GLX ADAS (safety package) with automatic and 2WD with the long seven-year warranty. Prices for the latest Triton now start at $36,990 drive-away for the GLX ADAS (safety package) with automatic and 2WD with the long seven-year warranty.

Mitsubishi has launched its new Triton but there's still some examples of the previous model hanging around to save some bucks.

Savings are about $4500 on similar grades before bonuses, and though the 2019 model has more equipment and a boost in safety, the engines are identical.

The 2018 Triton Blackline - a special-edition variant with lots of blacked out components and extra bar work - is $45,990 drive-away for the automatic and gets a $3000 bonus from the factory.

Opt for the manual Blackline and it's $43,490 drive-away before the bonus, plus Mitsubishi will throw in metallic paint at no extra cost.

The same bonus and paint deal applies to the top-spec Triton Exceed from 2018. With automatic transmission, it is now $46,990 drive-away and $43,990 when the bonus is applied.

There's also the 2018 mid-spec GLS with automatic transmission at  $42,490 drive-away.

If you must have the new model, one of the biggest lures is the boost in the warranty period that is now seven years/150,000km, up from five years/100,000km.

Prices for the latest Triton now start at $36,990 drive-away for the GLX ADAS (safety package) with automatic and 2WD with the long seven-year warranty.

The GLX ADAS auto in 4WD is $40,490 drive-away. There is a better equipped GLS auto for $46,990 including on-road costs, and the top-shelf Premium is $50,990 drive-away with Mitsubishi also throwing in metallic paint for nix.

MakeModel/VariantDeal
MitsubishiTriton GLS auto 2018$42,490 drive-away
MitsubishiTriton Blackline manual 2018$43,490 drive-away (+$3000 factory bonus and metallic paint)
MitsubishiTriton Blackline auto 2018$45,990 drive-away (+$3000 factory bonus)
MitsubishiTriton Exceed auto 2018$46,990 drive-away (+$3000 factory bonus and metallic paint)
MitsubishiTriton GLX ADAS 2WD auto 2019$36,990 drive-away
MitsubishiTriton GLX ADAS 4WD auto 2019$40,990 drive-away
MitsubishiTriton GLS 4WD auto 2019$46,990 drive-away
MitsubishiTriton GLS 4WD auto 2019$46,990 drive-away
MitsubishiTriton Premium 2019$50,990 drive-away (+metallic paint)

Holden's flagship Colorado ute, the Z71 is now $54,990 drive-away for the automatic 4WD variant made this year. Holden's flagship Colorado ute, the Z71 is now $54,990 drive-away for the automatic 4WD variant made this year.

Holden has deals on its Colorado ute, the big news being the inclusion of three years scheduled servicing for no cost. Prices include on-road costs.

There are also some utes left over from last year, with the 2018 LT 4WD manual now $41,990 and the automatic at $43,990.

The 2019 LT manual, by comparison, is $42,808 drive-away for the 2WD with the three free years of servicing.

Step up to the better equipped LTZ at $44,990 for the 2WD auto, or $49,990 for the 4WD version.

Holden's flagship Colorado ute, the Z71 is now $54,990 drive-away for the automatic 4WD variant made this year. The Z71 ups the equipment list with side steps and sports bar, nudge bar, roof rails, tonneau cover, 18-inch alloys, leather upholstery, seven-speaker audio with digital radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety gear including seven airbags and lane departure warning.

MakeModel/VariantDeal
HoldenColorado LT 4WD manual 2018$41,990 drive-away
HoldenColorado LT 4WD auto 2018$43,990 drive-away
HoldenColorado LT 2WD manual 2019$42,808 drive-away (+three years free servicing
HoldenColorado LTZ 2WD auto 2019$44,990 drive-away
HoldenColorado LTZ 2WD auto 2019$49,990 drive-away
HoldenColorado Z71 4WD auto 2019$54,990 drive-away

Toyota's deal includes all on-road costs and $1000 worth of free (fitted) Toyota genuine accessories. Toyota's deal includes all on-road costs and $1000 worth of free (fitted) Toyota genuine accessories.

Toyota is giving farmers and other primary producers special deals on selected versions of the HiLux 4WD dual-cab.

The deal includes all on-road costs and $1000 worth of free (fitted) Toyota genuine accessories.

The opener is the Workmate 4WD manual at $48,895 drive-away plus the accessories and $51,145 for the automatic. More gear in the SR raises the price to $51,882 for the manual ($54,148 for the automatic) and the SR5 manual is $60,424 (or $62,554 for the auto).

It also includes Toyota's trio of specially-equipped HiLuxes, the Rogue auto (now $63,990 drive-away for primary producers plus the $1000 accessory deal), the Rugged at $58,990, and the Rugged X at $65,990.

MakeModel/VariantDeal
ToyotaHiLux Workmate 4WD manual$48,895 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux Workmate 4WD auto$51,145 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux SR 4WD manual$51,882 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux SR 4WD auto$60,424 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux SR5 4WD manual$62,554 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux Rugged 4WD auto$58,990 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux Rogue 4WD auto$63,990 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)
ToyotaHiLux Rugged X 4WD auto$65,990 drive-away (+$1000 accessories)

The 4WD version is the X250d Pure that boosts extra power thanks to a bi-turbo version of the engine. This ute is now $59,428 including all the offers. The 4WD version is the X250d Pure that boosts extra power thanks to a bi-turbo version of the engine. This ute is now $59,428 including all the offers.

It's probably the best time to get into a Mercedes-Benz ute with discounts of around $3000 on most of the new X-Class models.

The deal includes free premium paint, automatic transmission and the offer of low-interest finance.

The X220d Pure is the rear-drive, 2.3-litre single turbo-diesel ute that is now $52,764. The 4WD version is the X250d Pure that boosts extra power thanks to a bi-turbo version of the engine. This ute is now $59,428 including all the offers.

There is a better-equipped X250d Progressive version at $62,090, which is a saving of about $3100 on the normal price and an X250d Power variant at $69,226. The specials apply to cab-chassis and ute versions of many grades of the X-Class range.

MakeModel/VariantDeal
Mercedes-BenzX-Class X220d Pure 2WD auto$52,764 (+premium paint and low-interest offer)
Mercedes-BenzX-Class X250d Pure 4WD auto$59,428 (+premium paint and low-interest offer)
Mercedes-BenzX-Class X250d Progressive AWD auto$62,090 (+premium paint and low-interest offer)
Mercedes-BenzX-Class X250d Power AWD auto$69,226 (+premium paint and low-interest offer)

The 3.2-litre XLT is $52,990 for the manual and $54,990 for the automatic. The 3.2-litre XLT is $52,990 for the manual and $54,990 for the automatic.

Ford has included on-road costs into selected versions of its Ranger ute line-up, concentrating mainly on the examples with the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. All are 2019 plated vehicles.

The XLS automatic 4WD dual-cab is now $46,190 drive-away and the manual version is $43,990. The 3.2-litre XLT is $52,990 for the manual and $54,990 for the automatic.

There is a sole variant of the new 2.0-litre bi-turbo engined Ranger with an XLT 4WD with the 10-speed automatic transmission now $56,490, including on-road costs.

MakeModel/VariantDeal
FordRanger XLS 3.2 4WD dual-cab manual$43,990 drive-away
FordRanger XLS 3.2 4WD dual-cab auto$46,190 drive-away
FordRanger XLT 3.2 4WD dual-cab manual$52,990 drive-away
FordRanger XLT 3.2 4WD dual-cab auto$54,990 drive-away
FordRanger XLT 2.0 4WD dual-cab auto$56,490 drive-away

VW says V6 models currently make up 80 per cent of Amarok sales. VW says V6 models currently make up 80 per cent of Amarok sales.

Volkswagen is offering EOFY deals on its regular range of V6-powered Amaroks, which it says is currently making up 80 per cent of the model's sales.

Amarok V6s can be had from $49,990 drive-away for the base Core up to $57,990 drive-away for the Highline.

All Amaroks, including four-cylinder variants and the top-of-the-range V6 580 Ultimate Edition currently include the first 3 years or 45,000km woth of servicing (valued at $1835 on V6 models). This deal, as well as V6 drive-away pricing lasts until June 30.

MakeModel/VariantDeal
VolkswagenAmarok Core V6 4WD dual-cab auto$49,990 drive-away
VolkswagenAmarok Sportline V6 4WD dual-cab auto$52,990 drive-away
VolkswagenAmarok Highline V6 4WD dual-cab auto$57,990 drive-away

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