Utility vehicles, or Utes, are popular everywhere. It is a good choice for farm and commercial use because it is reliable and can carry loads a regular car cannot. They are particularly popular in New Zealand. Kiwis prefer it to most other vehicles.
This is true even when renting one. Here are some good reasons for a Ute rental here in Auckland.
Utes today are just as comfortable as regular passenger cars. They are larger, but automatic transmission and parking sensors make them easy to handle for most people. Most still have the standard ladder chassis, which lets the Ute carry all types of loads.
However, older Utes were noisy and bouncy, especially when they had no load. That is no longer true because of better suspension and soundproofing. Newer Ute models also have power steering and power diesel engines, which makes them easy to handle on most terrains.
Cruise controls are also available, ideal for driving in heavy traffic.
Utes are also as reliable as any passenger or SUV vehicle. Utes have a covered cab for passengers with all the safety features of other cars. Many have the same collision prevention and airbag systems to protect drivers and passengers.
Utes are just as good as SUVs when it comes to safety. This makes them a popular choice for family and business use.
A third reason why Utes are popular with many Kiwis is because it looks good. Newer models go beyond the basic comforts, putting in leather seats, USB charging ports, power seats and windows, entertainment system, onboard coolers, and other extras.
Double cab models also provide more space for passengers while maintaining cargo space.
Getting a Ute for your own use is a good idea for these reasons. If you are not sure if it is for you, the best way to find out is a Ute rental. Use it a couple of days and see how you feel about it.