GWM Ute has boosted its 4x4 towing capacity to 3000kg.
Utes and SUVs were popular while vehicle sales were down overall last year.
Toyota has recalled almost 24,000 HiLux and Fortuner vehicles made in 2018.
Mazda's BT-50 ute has achieved a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Farmers are being urged to check their vehicles for faulty Takata airbags.
Ford Ranger utes now have a few extra heavy-duty options including a factory-fitted steel bullbar.
The new Hilux range of utes has a more powerful engine.
Isuzu's new D-MAX ute has 140kW of power.
A product recall has been issued for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute.
Mazda's latest BT-50 ute will go on sale later in the year.
Longer wheelbase VW Amarok utes are for sale now.
New Toyota Hilux models will have up to 150kW of power.