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Practical and reliable utes

Consumers experience driving their utes or pickup trucks on a daily basis reveal important inside knowledge on which models currently on the market are the most practical and reliable. Transporting tools, doing school pick-up, commuting to your office job, or going on a weekend adventure are all ways to test the reliability of your vehicle overtime. Here are some strengths and weaknesses we have gauged through research and inside knowledge of vehicles heavily utilised on Australian roads.


MRT ute canopy on toyota hilux

Toyota HiLux.

The Toyota HiLux boasts the top-ranking reputation for sturdiness and reliability on Australian roads. Time and time again the Toyota HiLux has prevailed with exceptional ease during sustained heavy use by consumers. MRT has ute canopies to add to your Toyota HiLux that are exceptionally constructed and on par with the quality of the HiLux itself. The HiLux earned its title as “unbreakable” from undergoing rigorous and long-term testing. It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest vehicles ever made. The Toyota HiLux is renowned for its innovative standard safety features. This includes the automatic emergency braking and the forward-collision warning system, while it’s also known for being a fairly fuel-efficient and easy to drive vehicle overall.

Ford Ranger with MRT UTE Canopy

Ford Ranger.

The latest 2020 Ford Rangers has a smart design that is noticeably better on the road for consumers as this upgrade has increased the overall reliability of this already impressive vehicle. They are packed with the latest technology and safety features such as AEB with Pedestrian Detection, Lane-keep Assist, Auto High Beam and Traffic Sign Recognition. The latest Ford Ranger can drive through streams of gushing water with ease and takes on some of the steepest inclines with the Ranger 4X4 800mm water wading, e-locking Rear Differential, and driver assist features like the Hill Descent Control. MRT has a great range of the highest quality aluminium ute canopies for the Ford Ranger which offer additional practicality for drivers. All MRT ute canopies can be fitted with our keyless entry systems for added convenience.

MRT Ute canopy on BT50

Mazda BT-50.

This is a well-priced vehicle that offers an exceptional blend of passenger-car comfort with real-world practicality. The Mazda BT-50 range has a well fit-out cabin which includes ample storage, great internal legroom and head clearance that makes the daily use of this vehicle more comfortable and practical. The BT-50 has a five-star ANCAP rating, sat nav, reverse camera technology, a 7.8-inch colour multimedia touchscreen and steering wheel controls. MRT has a range of Mazda BT-50 ute canopies made from heavy duty 2.5mm aluminium checker plate that are weather resistant and fully seam welded for added reinforcement.

Ute canopy by MRT on Dmax

Isuzu D-MAX.

This is a cargo-carrying workhouse at heart, with a maximum break towing capacity of 3500kg and 750kg unbraked. The newest double-cab models offer a beefier engine, improved off-road ability, enhanced styling and technology advances. Some highlight safety features include Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Blind Spot monitoring for added daily practicality. This competitively priced range of vehicles have a central 9.0-inch Infotainment Touch Screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, perforated leather seats and automatic LED headlights and wipers. This affordable vehicle is increasing in popularity, which is why MRT has a ute canopy range which perfectly fits the Isuzu D-MAX vehicles. With MRT we have a range of customisations and upgrades available to customers which allow them to cater their ute canopy designs to suit their lifestyle needs.


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