Great Wall Steed SE
The Steed is offered only as a double-cab in both S and SE guises. Both are powered by a 2.0-litre common rail turbodiesel unit pumping out 143bhp. Surprisingly this engine only meets Euro4 emissions standards.
Isuzu D-Max Yukon
The D-Max is the newest contender here and Isuzu has made no bones about the fact that it wants to lead this sector in sales. The model on test here is the 163bhp Yukon, which is the second of four spec levels.
Ford Ranger Limited
The model here is the mid-range Limited variant with 150bhp. The new Ranger comes in regular, super and double-cab formats and power comes from either a 2.2-litre diesel with 125bhp or 150bhp or a 3.2-litre unit wih 200bhp.
Volkswagen Amarok Startline 4Motion
We eschewed the top spec models for the more fleet-like Amarok Startline 4Motion. This double-cab is the lowest spec and
the 2.0-litre common rail turbodiesel powerplant pumps out 122bhp.