Sydney Motor Show Stoppers

In a day full of elegance champagne and super models these rough edged rouges showed that the Sydney Motor Show isn’t just for super car prototypes. These exciting previews signal 2011 as a year for a shake up in the Utility and Jeep categories.

Ford Ranger

The new “one world, one ford” branding is doing great things across all categories and the utility is no exception. With bulky F150 styling and a payload of over 1500kg the styling is also backed up by legitimate muscle. Embracing its boldness this brute is also set to be released with an LPG and flexifuel option, showing tough guys still think about the environment.

Prepare to see it coming to our shores around mid to late next year. You’ll just have to drool over this picture in the mean time.

Volkswagen Amarok

Ze Germans are coming and their driving Utes?! Expect to see this great looking 4wd utility early next year. With VW’s awesome diesel capabilities the Amarok will definitely give its American and Japanese comrades a run for their money.

Although hardcore tradies will be put off by the brand, the fuel consumption and pulling power will have a lot of those in the segment considering the move to Amarok.

Toyota FJ 40

This retro styled FJ40 is set to hit the Australian market and take on the Jeep Wrangler. Inspired from the original land cruisers from 40 years ago this retro jeep has had a significant makeover. With a white roof top standard and a slew of vibrant colours to choose from this new 4wd is fitting with Toyota’s revamped style.

Starting at $40,000 it will be interesting to see how this fairs in the Australian market with such bold styling (we all remember what happened to the Hummer).

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