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We’ve created a guide so you can easily compare utes on the NZ market. Comparing utes across our brand range has never been easier. Here you can compare ute performance such as towing capacity, economy, torque, and more. We’ve also broken down all the terminology you can expect to come across when you’re in the process of shopping for your next ute. Continue reading to find out more.

From the classic double-cab five-seater to the single cab workhorse, we New Zealanders love a ute. Whether it’s for work or exploring the great outdoors, the popular ute is a common sight on our roads, and often essential to the kiwi lifestyle.

If you’re looking to purchase a utes, you’re likely wanting something that can essentially handle anything you throw at it. Something for the school run, then off the work site, before lugging the boat to the bach for the weekend. Our range of award-winning utes will do just that – and more. They’re the perfect partner in crime for tradies and farmers alike. Plus, utes make excellent vehicles to head out and explore everything New Zealand has to offer; from gravel roads, muddy tracks on the farm, or simply heading into town.

Whether your criteria includes a turbo charged engine for that extra dose of power, increased towing capacity, or something more fuel efficient, we’re sure to have a ute that fits your needs and budget. As the single largest collection of new automotive brands in New Zealand, or one of the largest pre-owned vehicle inventories, trust the Miles Group to offer an array new or quality used utes to choose from.

“Kiwis no longer see the ute as a work horse, instead it takes pride of place in the garage as the family vehicle…” – AA.co.nz

Purchasing a new vehicle is an exciting and important journey, and for most it’s the second largest purchase after a home ownership. With such a big purchase, you naturally want to do some research. With so many different options and specifications out there we understand it can get overwhelming, quickly. So, let us take you through the differences between all the models on offer as we break down performance, towing capacity, fuel economy, cab options, and more.

Have a browse below, or alternatively let us know if we can help by using the live chat function in the lower right hand corner of your screen and one of our Miles Group team will be in touch to point you in the right direction.

We understand, more than most, that you may not be ready to speak to a salesperson just yet, but our team have insights into current stock availability – including what’s here at the dealership, what’s available in the country, and what’s due to arrive on the next boat – that we’re more than happy to share with you. You can make an enquiry here.

If you know what you’re looking for, feel free to complete a test drive booking to get the ball rolling. Be sure to read our blog post on what to expect when test driving vehicles as well.

  • 4x2 utes

    Planning on driving mainly tarmac roads? The 4×2 ute is perfect for you. Cheaper, lighter, and less truck-like in handling than your 4×4 utes, it still makes an excellent workhorse. You’ll find many often come with impressive towing capacity.

    4x2 ute
  • 4x4 utes

    Looking for pure off-road stamina? Meet the 4×4 ute. With a stronger engine for towing and enough power to tackle tough terrain, it’s a great option for those that want to head off the beaten track. You’ll often find these 4×4 vehicles offer enough room for four or five passengers comfortably.

    Volkswagen Amarok 4x4 ute
  • Single cab ute

    If you need more space to haul tools and equipment, then a single cab ute is for you. Featuring a longer tray and a larger loading space, it has two doors and seats for the driver and passenger.

    Toyota flat deck ute
  • Extra cab ute

    The perfect balance between cabin space and load length. The extra cab has the same two doors as the single cab, but gives you the option to carry 2 passengers. This space is often utilised for a dog, or extra luggage.

    Toyota Hilux extra cab ute
  • Double cab ute

    If you’re after a ute that provides premium passenger comfort, then the double cab is perfect. With four doors they can seat up to five passengers, including the driver.

    Toyota Hilux double cab ute
  • Flat deck

    Flatdeck utes often have two different configurations. (Two doors and two seats, or four doors and five seats). They can be 2WD or 4WD. A flat deck tray sits at the back made from steel, timer, or alloy, and often has removable sides for ease of loading.

    Toyota flat deck ute
  • Wellside

    Wellside utes are common in New Zealand as they lean more towards an SUV in terms of appearance. Wellside utes are different to flat deck utes as they have factory-installed moulded trays with fixed sides that can’t be removed. They make excellent work/play vehicles.

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GWM Cannon

Meet the 2020 Autocar Ute of the Year! Born smart, built tough, the GWM ute has the power to tackle hard jobs with the luxury and technology needed for those family road trips. A truly versatile ute with all the innovation and value kiwi drivers demand.

The GWM Canon brings together high-quality international components and world-class technology, creating a ute with undeniable value.

What makes the GWM Cannon Autocar’s Ute of the Year 2020?

Autocar said it well when they crowned the GWM as Ute Class Winner: “A bit of a shock this one, you might be thinking. The GWM Cannon win makes it not one but two Chinese-sourced vehicles making the cut in 2020. But then the Cannon was a genuine surprise.”

“It’s plenty capable with a one-tonne payload and 3000kg of tow, but the really sharp numbers have the dollar sign in front of them. And yet the Cannon doesn’t appear cheap. Unlike the original offerings from the company, this has the sort of initial quality that impresses, particularly amongst its more expensive rivals.”

“There’s a comprehensive safety fit-out, the base model featuring AEB, lane keeping, parking cameras and traffic sign recognition.”

“The Cannon is surprisingly big, longer and wider than Ranger, and with a whopping tray. Also large is the peace of mind, with a five-year/150,000km warranty. At the price, it’s simply outstanding value.” – Autocar

GWM Canon Ute
  • 2.0 L turbo diesel engine
  • 3,000 kg max braked towing capacity
  • Max 1,050 kg payload
  • Max 120 kW power
  • Max 400 Nm torque
  • From 9.4 L/100 km fuel economy
  • New Zealand Autocar: Ute of the Year 2020

Toyota Hilux

Introducing the all-powerful Hilux. Now with a more rugged, tougher looking exterior, and an even more powerful 2.8 litre turbo-charged engine with 15% more power, it’s one gutsy specimen. Whether you’re an urban farmer, no-nonsense tradie or a weekend warrior, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect ute for you in the Toyota Hilux lineup.

There’s a Hilux for whatever you want to do, and where ever you want to go. Planning on exploring the beach, heading to the building site, or tackling off the beaten track? There’s a Hilux that will get you there.

“The Toyota Hilux is now more powerful, attractive and capable than ever before.” – AA.co.nz

“Over fifty years of experience, millions of sales and probably billions of miles have gone into producing this 8th generation Hilux and it shows. It’s a better ride, more powerful and better connected than ever before, and what’s more, whether you’re out on the farm or deep in the urban jungle, with eighteen models to choose from, there’s bound to be a Toyota NZ 2021 Hilux to suit your needs.” – Dave McLeod, Tarmac Life

Toyota Hilux with farm dogs

Toyota Hilux Single-Cab, Extra-Cab and Double-Cab

With an impressive 16 variants, you can count on finding a Toyota Hilux in this range that will handle anything and everything you can throw at it.

  • 2.8 L twin turbo diesel engine
  • 3,500 kg max braked towing capacity
  • Max 1,225 kg payload
  • Max 150 kW power
  • Max 500 Nm torque
  • From 7.1 L/100 km fuel economy

Toyota Hilux Mako

Stand out from the crowd with the Mako: a uniquely accessorised Hilux with all the bells and whistles. Featuring a bespoke exterior complete with an exclusive bullbar, grill, and black Rhino Ridge wheels.

Genuine Toyota steel bullbar, over-fender flares, Toyota branded bash plate and LED lightbar makes the Mako a well equipped truck that can tackle any terrain.

Availability on the Mako is limited and subject to global allocation. Getting the details on the Mako is important to Toyota and like all trucks, takes time. If you’re interested in the Mako, make sure to contact ILAM Toyota or Miles Toyota to secure yours.

Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser

Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser Wide Track

Shaken, stirred or on the rocks, the Hilux SR5 Cruiser handles everything with ease.

Enhanced with a wider track and an upgraded suspension, the new Hilux boasts a track increase of approximately 140mm in the front and rear as well as an increased ride height of approximately 20mm. Not only do these add to the vehicle’s intrepid style, but these changes aid off-road capability whilst improving on-road performance and safety.

The Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser is here now. Contact Miles Toyota, ILAM Toyota, or Pacific Toyota for more information.

Toyota Hilux GR Sport

Toughness, power, and performance you can really feel – the Dakar Rally-inspired ute is here.

The Hilux GR Sport is designed to capture the imagination of customers whose active lifestyles go well beyond the everyday, giving them an ideal vehicle for adventurous journeys and sporting pursuits.

Benefiting from TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s experience in motorsport, the new leader of the Hilux range builds on the renowned durability and rough-road performance of the core model with a tough Dakar Rally-inspired design, intuitive handling, and a powerful driving performance. Power and torque from the 2.8-litre engine have been boosted by 10% to 165kW and 550Nm, courtesy of a revised turbo-charger and fuel-injection control.

The highly-anticipated Hilux GR Sport has arrived. Contact the teams at Miles Toyota, ILAM Toyota, or Pacific Toyota for more information.

Toyota Land Cruiser

A vehicle that really needs no introduction. The Toyota Land Cruiser has proven its ability in rugged encounters all over the world for over 60 years; handling the day in and day out pressures of an off-road, on-farm, worksite vehicle with the dependability it’s renowned for.

Every day around New Zealand Kiwis are pushing Land Cruisers to their limits in some of the most intense and challenging terrain on the planet. Time and time again, the Land Cruiser lives up to it’s enviable reputation.

All models are powered by a 4.5 L V8 turbo diesel engine that delivers 151 kW at 3400 rpm and an impressive 430 Nm of torque from only 1200 rpm – easily enough muscle to tackle anything you throw at it.

“Overall I loved this truck. Yes it’s very basic inside, but it’s also simple, meaning there’s less that can go wrong. And this is important if you’re working in the middle of nowhere. It has everything you need, and nothing you don’t.” – Rob Clubley, Drive Life NZ

Available in three distinctive body shapes, there’s a Land Cruiser 70 to suit you.

All models feature a 4.5 L V8 turbo diesel engine.

  • 4.5 L twin turbo diesel engine
  • Max 3,500 kg max braked towing capacity
  • Max 151 kW power
  • Max 430 Nm torque
  • From 12 L/100km fuel economy

Volkswagen Amarok

Say hello to the all-new Volkswagen Amarok. This powerhouse has been redesigned from the ground up, ready to make a statement.

Fundamentally reimagined with top-line technology and dynamic, modern styling, the all-new Amarok sets the standards for the new generation of utes whilst still carrying the Volkswagen DNA through and through. Tough enough as your work vehicle, rugged enough for off-road with a spacious double cab, various driving assistance, and safety systems that offer more comfort than ever before. Whatever your requirements are in a ute, the Amarok ticks all the boxes.

4 Volkswagen Amarok variants

The 4MOTION 4WD Amarok ute is available is four variants, with engine sizes ranging from a 125 kW 2.0L to a 184 kW 3.0L. Specs for the Amarok V6 PanAmericana 4MOTION include:

  • 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel engine
  • 3,500 kg max braked towing capacity
  • 96 7kg max payload
  • Max 184 kW power
  • Max 600 Nm torque
  • 9.6 L/100 km fuel economy

Compare Pre-Owned Utes

With access to 20 car brands across our network, we also have a large number of pre-loved utes ready for their next home.

With new vehicles coming onto our yards daily our stock is always changing so we encourage to you to view the full range online. When you purchase a car from Miles Group the service doesn’t just stop when you drive off the yard. Our exceptional after-sales service, including personalised service and WOF reminders is designed to ensure you get the very best vehicle ownership experience around.

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*Warranty information:

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  • Every new GWM comes with a 5-year/150,000 km warranty.

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