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2017 Mini JCW Countryman review

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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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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

Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix
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Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix

Local importer and conversion company American Special Vehicles (ASV) has issued a recall for six vehicles across its Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 model lines over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to not deploy in an accident. Affected vehicles were built in 2014, 2015 and 2016...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell

After a few months of hard labour, we're ready to set our 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute free. It's sad to see it go.

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$66,490

2017 Ford Everest Ambiente 4x4 review – tow test
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Everest Ambiente 4x4 review – tow test

A proper heavy-duty tow test is always an interesting way of assessing just how capable an SUV is when the going gets tough. We road trip the Ford Everest up the highway with some old school Yankee iron in tow.

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2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review
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2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review

See the full article here. When you think rugged off-road vehicles, one of the last ones that comes to mind, for most people, is the Iveco Daily 4x4. As we find out here, it ought to be on your consideration list.  ...


2017 Holden Colorado Trailblazer LT review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Holden Colorado Trailblazer LT review

The rebadged Holden Colorado enters a field overflowing with rugged off-roaders capable of double duty as a family hauler.


Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE
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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated the updated 2018 Haval H9 was the base car for the company's local tuning prototype. This is not the case, as it is the pre-update model 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 H9...


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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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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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...