Ute is a colloquial term used commonly in Australia for a utility vehicle or pickup truck.

It is a light motor vehicle with an open-top rear cargo area (bed) which is almost always separated from the cab to allow for chassis flex when carrying or pulling heavy loads.

Holden Ute

Holden Ute

In 1934, a vehicle debuted in Australia known as the utility or “ute”. It was designed by Lewis Bandt from Ford Australia.

The Holden Ute is a coupe utility built by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors, since 2000. The Holden Ute name is often used for earlier Holden Utility models which were produced from 1951 to 1984.


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