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Toyota HiLux upgrades and improvements coming: local arm 'not resting on laurels'

Despite the Toyota HiLux dominating local sales figures for the last sixth months consecutively – and taking out top honours in 2016 – the Japanese car maker's local division says it's taking the market and the segment seriously, with more upgrades and improvements to the hard-working model well and truly in the pipeline...

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2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix
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2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix

Ford has issued a recall for 1206 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Everest and Ranger model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy correctly. The manufacturer reports that certain vehicles may be fitted with airbag initiators that contain an incorrect chemical mixture...


2017 Tesla Model X P100D review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Tesla Model X P100D review

The Tesla Model X P100d is the flagship in the pioneer brand's SUV model range. But for around $300,000 it would want to be good. So how does it stack up in day-to-day running?

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$210,500

2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude review

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude sees some added kit over the GXL model upon which it is based, but it isn't as value-packed as it perhaps should be.

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$68,230

2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX revealed, due in Australia late 2018
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2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX revealed, due in Australia late 2018

The wild 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, previewing the production model that will be arriving in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of next year. Developed by the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Group's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the Discovery SVX joins other Land Rover SVO specials like the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Range Rover SVAutobiography...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review

With stunning power and torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is aimed at one thing – changing the perception of Jeep's high end off-roader. On-road or on-track, it's a performance weapon.


2017 Nissan Navara SL review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Nissan Navara SL review

The new Nissan Navara SL is the Japanese manufacturer's entry into the booming 'work-ute-as-weekend-warrior' lifestyle segment. But has Nissan done enough to become a contender in an already crowded market?

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$46,490

Mercedes-AMG G63 Exclusive Edition: Australian order books open
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Mercedes-AMG G63 Exclusive Edition: Australian order books open

The Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition have been revealed this week ahead of their public debut at the Frankfurt motor show. If the old-school G-Wagen wasn't already exclusive enough, the high-performance twin-turbo AMG G63 and G65 variants have been given an array of exterior and interior appointments to stand out from their more 'regular' counterparts, including an exclusive 'AMG monza grey magno' matte exterior paint finish...


Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the halo model for the brand in Australia
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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the halo model for the brand in Australia

Australia has long been a vital market for the Jeep brand, and the imminent arrival of the heavy-hitting Grand Cherokee Trackhawk performance SUV is an indication of just how seriously Jeep takes its fans down under. FCA Australia boss, Steve Zanlunghi, was adamant from the outset that Australia needed to get the Trackhawk...


Engineering the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was a mammoth challenge
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Engineering the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was a mammoth challenge

Jamie Standring, SRT's senior manager for powertrain engineering, told CarAdvice there’s a lot more going on under the surface of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk than merely generating bulk power and torque from the supercharged V8 engine. “Certainly packaging was one of the challenges,” Standring said...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon on sale in Australia
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon on sale in Australia

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional range has been bolstered by the introduction of a new wagon variant, making Australia the only market in the world to have the utilitarian off-roaders available to the public...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely

Although we're in the US this week to drive the maniacal new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the company has yet to reveal Australian pricing. By our calculations, though, the big beast will likely start with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $140,000. What we do know for sure is that the Trackhawk will go on sale in Australia in two variant forms...


2017 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 revealed
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2017 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 revealed

We loved the previous iteration of the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 so much, we couldn't contain our excitement when the new 2017-spec version was revealed for the UK market. Said to have been “engineered to shine in the most gruelling conditions,” the 2017 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is the uber-tough product of a collaboration between the Japanese car and truck maker and Icelandic 4x4 specialists Arctic Trucks, and follows in the mighty off-road-sized footprints of the 2016 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35...


2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison
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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the small SUV segment is the hottest battle ground in Australia right now – certainly in terms of the market volume that is rushing to it in large numbers. Some manufacturers are so enamoured with the concept, they even have two entrants in the segment – think Audi Q2 and Q3 for example, which effectively sit in very similar parts of the market even though the marketing blurb will claim otherwise...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI diesel joins Australian range
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2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI diesel joins Australian range

A new range-topping diesel model in the Skoda Kodiaq range has been added, in the form of the 140TDI variant. But it won't be in dealerships for a few months yet. Sitting above the existing 132TSI petrol variant, the $48,990 (plus on-road costs) 2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI model brings a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine producing - you guessed it - 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman review

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman is pretty much what we've come to expect from the go-fast arm of the BMW-owned British brand – and it's more practical than ever before.

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$57,900

2017 RAM 2500 Laramie
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2017 RAM 2500 Laramie

See the full article here. These days it's not uncommon to see dual cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-esque RAM 2500 Laramie comes into its own...


2017 Nissan Navara ST 4WD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Navara ST 4WD review

We reckon the 2017 Nissan Navara ST could be a very convincing lifestyle ute – shame it falls short as an actual workhorse. But that might be just fine, if you're a certain type of buyer...

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$49,490

2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix
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2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for 124 of its 2015-build Defender off-roaders over concerns a faulty repair for a previous recall could cause a brake fluid leak. The British manufacturer reports that the front brake pipe from the caliper to the flexible brake hose could be showing signs of chafing as a result of work completed for a previous recall...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ Club Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ Club Cab review

The Club Cab version of the Mitsubishi Triton bridges the gap between single- and double-cab variants, but doesn't offer much in the way of second row comfort.

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$38,500