UTE OF THE YEAR 2012 | 4x4 Australia
This year's Ute of the Year field was a battle of past and present, with a reborn, and well proved, old-timer facing off against a high-tech foursome. Our six judges - Marcus Craft, Ron Moon, Fraser Stronach, Brad Newham, Matt Raudonikis and Justin Walker, with decades of combined vehicle-testing experience between them - would spend four days of intense testing and scrutinising to decide.
The five vehicles that qualified for 2012 4X4UOTY were subjected a test route comprised all potential conditions in which these vehicles would be used by owners: a mix of freeway, secondary back-roads, dirt roads and (very) steep and challenging national park and state forest tracks.
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