The 1.4 engine produces 68kW at 6000rpm and 120Nm at 3200rpm. Overall the engine is sprightly and easily on par with any hatchback. On the road it handles itself well with applaudable road-hugging poise even at high speeds. Unfortunately there’s a fair amount of road noise in the cabin as speed rises.
BOLD, CHUNKY DESIGN: The new Ute is a big, bold brash bakkie especially compared to the outgoing model ,and if nothing else is sure to turn a few heads.
FEELING BLUE: The instrument cluster is decidedly retro with its positioning and soft blue backlighting.