Keep on trucking!
One of the most geographically significant things about Australia is the fact that it is largely isolated from other countries when it comes to traveling on land. However, this hasn't stopped trucks of all shapes and sizes from being massively popular in Australia. Australia's diverse and lucrative economy, along with its massive size in terms of land area, create an ever-present need for powerful vehicles that can get work done.
Compared to a lot of other countries and regions, it is plain to see that Australia doesn't have the strongest automotive industry. However, what has actually happened over the years is that many companies from all over the world have established branches in Australia. In addition to this, many automotive companies have also outsourced a considerable amount of their production to Australia as well. This has led to quite a few trucks being made that can only been seen on Australian roads! In this quiz, we've collected a wide array of trucks that are marketed in Australia and now it's up to you to see if you can name them all! Let's see if you can haul all the correct answers through this quiz.
The Volkswagen Amarok is a line of pickup trucks that come in both single and double cab designs. It is produced by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (and designed by Walter de Silva) and was introduced in 2010.
The Great Wall Wingle 6 is one of the most recent additions to Great Wall’s Wingle line of pickup trucks. It is marketed heavily in Australia and features a 2.0 L diesel engine.
The Volvo FMX is a heavy duty truck that was introduced in 2010 by Volvo Truck Corporation, with assembly taking place in Brisbane, Australia. The FMX in the name stands for “Forward control Medium Xtreme”.
The Nissan Navara is a line of pickup trucks that was introduced in 1997 and is still in production today. The D22 is the first generation and is produced in both 2-door and 4-door body styles.
The Kenworth T909 is a heavy duty truck that comes in both 6×4 and 8×6 configuration. It is notable for being wholly designed, engineered and built in Australia.
The Mazda BT-50 is a mid-sized pickup truck that also has a variant that is sold by Ford, called the Ford Ranger. The second design of this truck was actually designed by Ford Australia.
The Nissan Atlas is a nameplate that is used for a series of pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles. It has had a relatively long production run, from 1982 to present day.
The Kenworth C509 is a heavy duty truck that is available in both 6×4 and 8×4 configuration. It features a straight front frame and can easily adapt to a wide variety of off-road applications.
The Volkswagen Crafter is a nameplate that has been attributed to a few vehicle variants; however, the most notable one in Australia was the double cab body style. This light commercial vehicle was introduced in 2006 and is still in production to this day.
The SCAM Iveco Daily 4x4 is a light commercial vehicle/pickup truck that was introduced in 2007. It was created from a partnership between Italian automakers Iveco and SCAM Srl.
The Cat CT660 is a Class 8 vocational truck that was formally introduced in 2011. It is only primarily marketed in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
The Kalmar TR-Series is a line of yard trucks or terminal tractors that notably includes the TR626i and TR632i. They are some of the strongest vehicles in their class, with up to 50 tons lifting capacity.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is nameplate that corresponds to a line of light commercial vehicles. It was introduced in 1995 and one of the most iconic body styles is the 2-door pickup truck variant.
The Freightliner Century Class is a line of class 8 trucks that was introduced in 1996 and produced until 2010. It was the company’s flagship model for an extended period of time and was eventually succeed by the Freightliner Cascadia.
The Volvo FM is a range of heavy duty trucks that is assembled in Brisbane, Australia (among other locations). It was introduced in 1997 and most recently had an updated Euro VI version that was released.
The Western Star 4700 is a heavy duty truck that is marketed in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Its primary selling points are its combination of relative affordability, versatility and dependable performance.
Toyota’s 70 Series is a line of Land Cruiser models that ranged from compact SUVs to trucks. The Toyota Land Cruiser 79 is a pickup truck that comes in either 2-door or 4-door configurations.
The Volvo FE is a line of medium duty trucks that was introduced in 2006. It features a cab over engine body style and is currently in its second design generation (which began in 2013).
The Freightliner Coronado is a line of conventional heavy duty trucks that was first introduced in 2001. It excels at being used for long haul purposes, and the second generation debuted in 2010.
The Nissan Cabstar is a nameplate that includes pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles. For a large portion of its time in the Australian market, the Cabstar was actually built using a lot of local components.
The Mahindra Scorpio Pickup (also known as the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway) is a front engine single/double cab pickup truck that is manufactured by Mahindra and Mahindra Limited. This Indian pickup truck is marketed in South and Southeast Asia, Australia, China, and Africa.
The Freightliner M2 112 is a conventional medium duty truck that blends innovative automated system and rugged durability. It is notably marketed in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and North America.
The Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter is a medium-duty commercial vehicle that was first introduced in 1984. It was released as a crew cab only in Australian markets.
The Kenworth T409SAR is a conventional heavy duty truck that features horsepower and torque ratings up to 510hp and 1850 LBFT. It is most notably used for tanker and freight operations.
The Kia Bongo is a series of a cabover pickup trucks and vans that is produced by Kia Motors. It is marketed in Oceania, Asia, South America and Europe.
The Freightliner Argosy is a series of class 8 cab over engine trucks that was introduced in 1998. While it was originally produced in North America, production has since been largely exported to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The Mack Titan is a line of heavy duty trucks that was first introduced in Australia in 1995 and then subsequently in the US in 2008. The line of Australian Mack Titans is assembled in Wacol, Queensland.
The Great Wall Wingle 5 is a pickup truck that is produced by Great Wall Motors, and is marketed in South East Asia, Australia, Russia and the UK. It is notable for being the first Chinese-made pickup that was sold in Australia.
The Iveco PowerStar is a conventional heavy duty truck that is made by Italian developer Iveco. It is notable for being assembled in Dandenong, Victoria.
The Kenworth T359 is a conventional heavy duty truck that is notably developed and marketed in Australia. It is available in 4×2, 6×4 and 8×4 configurations.
The Mack Granite is a conventional heavy duty truck that is marketed in Australia, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and the United States. It has a wide variety of uses; including hauling mixers and also as a dump truck.
The Foton Tunland is a compact 4-door pickup truck that is produced by the Chinese manufacturer Foton Motor. It is notably marketed in China and Oceania, as well as being introduced in Columbia.
The Kalmar 4x2 is a medium duty, cab over engine truck that is produced and marketed by Kalmar Global. It is sold in a diverse range of locations; which includes Australia, North America, India, China, the Middle East and South Korea.
The Mack Super-Liner was initially introduced in 1977 by Mack Trucks as a replacement for the Mack RW. It is classified as a class 8 heavy-duty truck and can feature either a Mack EA7 or EA9 engine.
The Iveco Daily is a line of light commercial vehicles that comes in several body styles; including pickup truck, van and minibus. It is marketed in Australia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific region of Asia.
The Holden Colorado is a compact pickup truck that is produced in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. It is notable for being the Australian variant of the Chevrolet Colorado.
The Western Star 4900 is a conventional heavy duty truck that is notable for its diverse configurations of roof options and sleeper dimensions. It is marketed in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Kenworth T659 is classified as a conventional heavy duty truck and it is notable for its versatility and power. It is distinctive for being produced and marketed primarily in Australia.
The Volvo FH is a line of heavy duty trucks that was first introduced in 1993 and is still in production to this day. The FH in the name stands for “Forward control High entry”.
The Mack Metro-Liner is a conventional heavy duty truck that is frequently seen being used in the construction industry. It is notable for being available in 6x4, 8x4 and 10x4 configurations.