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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program

Chinese SUV specialist Haval has revealed it is in the first stages of implementing an Australian tuning program for its local line-up, starting with its largest model, the updated H9...

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have set chins wagging with its not-like-the-concept styling, but the German company could soon introduce a more heavily stylised version of the dual-cab ute. The head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volker Mornhinweg, told Australian media at the launch of the new X-Class ute there is no definite decision on whether there’ll be any involvement from the company’s performance side-arm, Mercedes-AMG...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review

The LandCruiser has always been the company's flagship off-roader. The 200 Series is a monster though, and too big for the city, so we headed for its natural environment – the Aussie bush.

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$88,830

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report five – off-road

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report five – off-road

As we made clear in our load-lugging piece on the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute, the thing is a beast when it comes to getting away from the blacktop. I mean, consider this: 70 per cent of these hardcore Toyota trucks are sold in regional areas, and the real percentage of regional users is probably higher than that, because farmers, miners and other customers might have a particular city dealer that they’ve remained loyal to for a while...

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$66,490

Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained

If you take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class in the context of the German company’s model lines, it is a bit out of whack. Why? Because the X-Class sits under the Mercedes-Benz Vans product umbrella, despite the fact the company is claiming that most people shopping at the high end of the ute segment are actually considering these types of vehicles as an extension of the SUV model line...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge

The all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute will arrive in Australia from early 2018, and CarAdvice is in position to tell you what you can expect to see when it finally arrives Down Under. We know there will be three drivetrains offered, and that there will be three model grades...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class cab-chassis confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class cab-chassis confirmed

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class may claim to be the most premium pick-up on the planet, but that doesn’t mean hard-working tradies who want a tray-back version will miss out. The company has confirmed it will offer a cab-chassis tray-back/table-top version of the all-new X-Class in Australia from launch, giving Mercedes-Benz’s local Vans division a line-up of 18 different versions by the time the vehicle hits showrooms in April next year...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ride-along review

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ride-along review

The company isn't ready to let us loose on its new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class just yet, but here Matt rides shotgun for a 'first look' impression of this Navara-based ute.


Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 to tackle Amarok
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 to tackle Amarok

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute has a big talking point – a V6 diesel engine that has more power than anything in the segment. That’s quite a headline act, considering the Volkswagen Amarok V6 launched with a class-leading level of power less than a year ago. But the new 3.0-litre V6 engine in the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Power flagship model will better its German rival for outright grunt...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed

Who would have thought the most hotly anticipated reveal for Mercedes-Benz this year would be a ute? But it sure is – and here it is, the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The first ever Mercedes-Benz X-Class, which is also the first ever pick-up from the three-pointed star brand, has been unveiled at an event in South Africa, with the Nissan Navara-based model clearly cutting a different figure to its donor vehicle...


2013-16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for steering fix
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2013-16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for steering fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for approximately 170 examples its G-Class off-roader sold between April 2013 and April 2016 over concerns a faulty steering joint could cause loss of steering control. The German manufacturer reports that affected models may be equipped with bolts securing the lower steering joint that may not have been torqued correctly...


2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

The range-topping 2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S has taken some big steps in the booming small SUV segment. So, does it stack up?

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$35,240

2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak review

The 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak makes safety kit standard, and improves connectivity with new smartphone mirroring tech. It's still good at pretty much everything, too.

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$61,790

2017 Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional launching in August
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional launching in August

The Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional is set to launch next month, with the stripped-out version of G-Wagen, er, wagon joining the single-cab utility at the low-end of the pricing spectrum. The exact price is still to be determined, but it is expected that Mercedes-Benz Australia will position the four-seat wagon variant of the G300 CDI line-up will sit close the cab-chassis model, which is listed from $119,900 plus on-road costs...


Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range
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Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range

The new Ford F-250 Super Duty has become the latest member of the Performax International family, with the Gympie, Queensland-based conversion company confirming it has received government approval for full-volume, right-hand drive production of the alloy-bodied pick-up truck. Joining the smaller F-150, the F-250 will be offered in four-door crew cab form, with a 6...


2017 Isuzu MU-X LS-T review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Isuzu MU-X LS-T review

The high-spec 2017 Isuzu MU-X LS-T makes sense as a practical and comfortable seven-seat vehicle, adept at towing and off-roading. What's the catch?

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$56,100

Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?
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Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?

Is there space for something to sit above the 2018 Honda Civic Type R? Perhaps an all-wheel-drive hot-hatch with more power and torque than the current front-drive flagship? You bet. Just look at Volkswagen’s strategy with its two Golf models, the GTI and the R, or Ford with its Focus pairing, the ST and the RS...


2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix
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2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix

The Ram Trucks range has been recalled by local distributor American Special Vehicles (ASV), over concerns the turn signals may stop working without notification - 450 vehicles are affected. According to the manufacturer, the turn signal speed doesn't change when a globe isn't working...


Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now
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Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now

Ford has announced a handful of minor updates for its Ranger ute range, available now. Headlining the changes is the availability of black leather-accented seats ($1650) with leather door trim inserts for all 4x2 and 4x4 XLT Double Cab variants, while the external temperature display previously reserved for the XLT and Wildtrak is now standard on all versions bar the XL Plus grade...


2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review

You have plenty of options in the seven-seat SUV space if you're in the market for a Toyota - but there could well be smarter options than this top-spec Fortuner Crusade.

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$61,990