Compared with other types of pickup trucks in the 1930s, the term coupe utility (or coupé utility) was defined as combining a more stylish, comfortable and roomier coupe roofline with an integrated cargo tray, however since the 1950s the definition of the term has become blurred. More recent models are often called "pickups" (or pick-ups) by their makers.
The body style originated in Australia. It was the result of a 1932 letter from the wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia to Ford Australia asking for “a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays”. In response, Ford designer Lew Bandt developed a vehicle based on and the model (called a "coupe utility" at the time) was released in 1934. A convertible version, known as the roadster utility was produced in limited numbers by Ford in the 1930s.
In 1951, Holden released a model based on its 48-215 sedan, reinforcing the Australian tradition of home grown two-door passenger-car sedan chassis based "utility" vehicles with a tray at the back.
List of coupé utilities
- 1968-1971 Austin 1800 Utility (Australia)
- 1954–1971 Austin Cambridge Coupe Utility
- 1959–1960, 1964–1987 Chevrolet El Camino
- 2001–present Chevrolet Montana
- 1965-1977 Chrysler Valiant utility/Dodge utility (Australia)
- 1958-1961 Chrysler Wayfarer (Australia)
- 2007-2012 Dacia Logan Pick-Up
- 1991–1995 Daihatsu Mira P1/Miracab
- 1956-1957 DeSoto Diplomat (Australia)
- 1956-1957 Dodge Kingsway (Australia)
- 1982–1984 Dodge Rampage
- 1941-1949 1941 Ford (Australia only)
- 1949-1951 1949 Ford (Australia only)
- 1946-1953 Ford Anglia Coupe Utility (Australia)
- 1983–2011 Ford Bantam
- 1956-1962 Ford Consul Mk.II (Australia only)
- 1998–present Ford Courier (Brazil)
- 1961–present Ford Falcon Ute (Australia)
- 1973-1991 Ford Falcon Ranchero (Argentina)
- 1946-1948 Ford Prefect (Australia only)
- 1953-1955 Ford Popular 103E (Australia)
- 1952-1959 Ford Mainline Utility (Australia only)
- 1957–1959, 1968–1979 Ford Ranchero (full size)
- 1960–1967 Ford Ranchero (Falcon compact)
- 1956-1962 Ford Zephyr Mark II Coupe Utility (Australia only)
- Circa 1956 Hillman de luxe Utility 
- 1988–present Holden Commodore Ute 
- 1968-1984 Holden Kingswood
- 1951–1968 Holden Utility
- 1975–1990 Hyundai Pony
- 1963–1972 Isuzu Wasp
- 1973–1981 Kia Brisa pickup (rebadged Mazda Familia pickup)
- 1963–1977 Mazda Familia pickup
- 1989–2002 Mazda Rustler (rebadged 2nd generation Ford Bantam)
- 1965-1971 Mitsubishi Colt 800
- 1971–1980 Morris Marina pickup 
- 1971–2008 Nissan Sunny Truck/"Bakkie"
- 1993-2010 Opel Corsa pickup/Utility
- 1982–1984 Plymouth Scamp
- 1955–1966 Peugeot 403
- 1968–2009 Peugeot 504
- 2002-2010 Proton Arena / Proton Jumbuck
- Circa 1952 Singer SM1500 
- 1991-1995 Škoda Pick-up
- 1994–2001 Škoda Felicia Pickup/Fun
- 1950-1964 Standard Vanguard (also sold as "Standard Pick-up Truck") 
- 2002–2006 Subaru Baja
- 1978–1993 Subaru BRAT/Brumby/Shifter/MV/Targa
- 1983–1988 Suzuki Mighty Boy
- 2000–2001 Toyota bB Open Deck
- 1960–1969 Toyota Corona Pickup
- 1962–1971 Toyopet/Toyota Crown Masterline pickup
- 1951-1957 Vauxhall Velox
- 1952-1957 Vauxhall Wyvern (Australia)
- 1979–1996 Volkswagen Caddy/Rabbit pickup
- 1996–2001 Volkswagen Caddy Typ 9U (rebadged Škoda Felicia Pickup)
- 1980–present Volkswagen Pointer/Saveiro
- AMC Cowboy: Derived from the Hornet, it was intended to compete with small pickups imported from Japan, but the project was canceled after AMC acquired Jeep, which already sold small pickups.
- BMW M3 ute/pickup: On April Fools' Day 2011, BMW announced the BMW M3 ute/pickup. This vehicle was based on the E93 Convertible and featured a structured aluminum pickup bed and removable targa roof. It was created by BMW's M Division as a one-off workshop transport vehicle for use within the company.
- Pontiac G8 ST: a rebadged Holden Ute (which is based on the Holden Commodore sedan, which is badged as a Pontiac G8 in the USA) which was shown at the New York International Auto Show in March 2008. It was slated for release as a 2010 model, but was cancelled before any were sold.
- Editorial: Australia DID NOT invent the Ute!
- See, for example, Skoda "Pick-up 135"
- Chevrolet Montana, Brazil, "Uma pick-up pequena"
- Ford Milestones 1930′s » Ford Discovery Centre
- The ute is born... 9/8/99
- Will the Coupe Utility Ever Come Back to the United States? - Rides.com
- TruckFest Rewind: Rare Australian 1946 Ford Ute Delights - OnAllCylinders
- Unique of the Week: 1974 Ford Falcon XB Ute
- Rootes Australia advertisement for "The new Hillman de luxe Utility", Power Farming in Australia and New Zealand, August 1956, page 100
- Second Hand Holden Commodore Brisbane? Great Deals, Top Quality - J&K Auto Wholesale
- Morris Marina
- Advertisement for Singer SM1500 Half Ton Coupe Utility, The Nambour Chronicle, Friday, 29 February 1952, page 10 Retrieved on 1 December 2013
- 1953 Brochure for Standard 12 Cwt Delivery Van and Standard Pick-up Truck, www.flickr.com Retrieved on 26 October 2013
- AMC Cowboy | all-car-brands.com
- PickupTruck.com: Pontiac G8 Sport Truck Engine and Name Update
- 2010 Pontiac G8 ST | Motor Desktop
- GM shelves plan for US launch of Pontiac G8 ST. - Free Online Library
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