HSV. Tickford. Old racing rivals. Australian performance icons. But wait a second… today we’re talking about HSV and Tickford dual cab four-wheel drive utes!?

(Originally published by CarsGuide on 18th May 2018)

No. Surely not. These two enthusiast brands are known for making performance-focused cars… but these days, the dual-cab pick-up is where people are spending their money. So it makes a lot of sense for HSV and Tickford to have their way with the likes of their donor brand utes – these are much more than just chunkier looking versions of the Holden Colorado and Ford Ranger.

The two models we have are the HSV SportsCat and the Tickford Ranger – which take different approaches to offering ute buyers a high-end alternative to the regular double-cab brigade.