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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs

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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs

The limited-edition 2017 Ford Ranger FX4 has been revealed, giving the popular ute a 'black pack' makeover. In America, the FX4 badge currently brings enhanced capability to the big F-150 truck, but, in our case, Ford has stuck with a purely aesthetic exercise...

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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed

The ultra-luxurious and ultra-wacky Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet has officially been revealed, following leaked images posted online last week, packing a twin-turbo V12 and a retractable roof for those hot summer desert days. Based on the old-school G-Class or 'G-Wagen', the Maybach G650 Landaulet is somewhat of a final send-off for the current-generation off-roader, which dates back to 1979...


2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition review

The same basic underpinnings with handy accessories and bundle value, what's not to like about the 2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition?

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$48,990 - $51,190

2017 Isuzu D-Max review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Isuzu D-Max review

Can an upgraded engine, new transmissions and quieter cabin push the 2017 Isuzu D-Max up the sales charts?

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$28,500 - $54,200

2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit
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2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit

It may not look very different, but the 2017 Isuzu D-Max ute has seen some significant changes under the skin. The most significant chance is a re-worked version of the brand’s 3.0-litre turbo diesel truck engine, which is now Euro 5 compliant. It retains the same 130kW of power but now has 430Nm of torque (from 2000-2200rpm)...


2016.5 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs: D-Max twin gets engine upgrade, more features
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2016.5 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs: D-Max twin gets engine upgrade, more features

The 2016.5 Isuzu MU-X has arrived in Australia, and, yes, '2016.5' is an unusual model year designation. The updated model doesn’t gain the same cosmetic adjustments as the Isuzu D-Max ute, but it does get the brand’s newly developed 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine. In fact, Australia is the first in the world to get an MU-X with the new drivetrain...


2017 Mini Countryman pricing to nudge $40,000
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2017 Mini Countryman pricing to nudge $40,000

Mini Australia is keen to look at the business case for the hybrid version of the redesigned 2017 Mini Countryman, but for now is only willing to confirm a four model grade line-up - and a pricier one at that. There are six variants of the current Countryman on sale in Australia, but Mini will simplify that with the release of the new model...


2017 Mini Countryman review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mini Countryman review

For the first time the Mini Countryman is a purpose-built small SUV aimed at providing Mini fans with yet another option. Based on BMW X1 architecture, Mini is adamant it must retain its point of difference.


2017 Toyota 70 Series GXL Wagon review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota 70 Series GXL Wagon review

It's been around for decades, but now, with subtle improvements, the 70 Series continues to forge ahead in the tough-as-nails off-road class.


New Lada Niva for 2018... Could it be?
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New Lada Niva for 2018... Could it be?

Everyone’s favourite pioneering Russian SUV, the Lada Niva, turns 40 years old this year - making it just about ready for an update. Reports this week suggest that Lada’s parent company, AutoVAZ, is finally looking to move the ‘darling of the field’ (Russian translation for Lada Niva) to a new and more modern platform, for launch in 2018...


Holden Colorado LTZ v Toyota HiLux SR5 comparison
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Holden Colorado LTZ v Toyota HiLux SR5 comparison

I’m sure that deep inside a fortune cookie somewhere is a pseudo-cryptic message that suggests being first doesn’t immediately equate with being the best. Take this pair of pick-ups for example. For 2016, the Toyota HiLux was not only the highest selling ute in Australia, it was the highest selling passenger vehicle. Period...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

Read the full review here. When it arrived in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok redefined what was capable for a double-cab ute. A car-like cabin, and car-like ride made the VW pickup feel different to the trucks we were used to. It felt, well… car-like. But time moved on, and competitors caught up to the Amarok...


2016 Toyota HiLux SR5 Double Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Toyota HiLux SR5 Double Cab review

Despite remaining atop the sales charts, the HiLux is no longer the best dual cab 4WD in Australia. It's still as tough as it has always been though, not that many owners of brand new SR5s would ever know.


2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL Diesel review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL Diesel review

The LandCruiser 200 makes the most sense in GXL specification as tested here. It's still not cheap but it's an incredibly capable, seemingly bulletproof off-roader.


Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers
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Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers

After 19 years in Oz, Nissan Australia said sayonara to the Y61 Patrol at the recent Flinders Ranges launch of the 'Legend Edition', and the company admits it will miss the old workhorse. However, the local division says, it's confident the newer Y62 model range and upcoming future additions will more than meet market and consumer expectation...


2017 Land Rover Discovery pricing revealed: UPDATE - pricing starts from $65,960
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2017 Land Rover Discovery pricing revealed: UPDATE - pricing starts from $65,960

Pricing for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery range has been revealed, and the British brand will hit out hard with its new off-roader starting from just $65,960 plus on-road costs based on prices seen by CarAdvice. Update: An earlier version of this story stated different pricing to that seen herein. This has since been clarified by Land Rover Australia...


Ford Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash
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Ford Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash

Ford Australia has listened to its customers and reclassified four-wheel drive versions of the Ford Everest from MA (passenger vehicle) to MC (off-road passenger vehicle), following substantial owner backlash over its off-road bona fides...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TDI Comfortline review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TDI Comfortline review

Dave gets his hands on the larger, second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 'haters' might not be happy with what he thinks...

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$42,990

2016 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 4x4 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 4x4 review

Toyota has gone back to basics with the entry-level HiLux Workmate. James has a look to see if there is still plenty of ute behind the black bumper and steel wheels.


Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future
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Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future

The global head of Nissan light commercial vehicles says although the proliferation of electrified and autonomous passenger vehicles is imminent, the uniqueness and wide-ranging flexibility of pickups ensures they will be needed "forever"...