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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Review

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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Review

We head to Germany to test drive the updated Volkswagen Amarok. The highlight is that newly added turbo-diesel V6 engine, which will land in Australia in two trim grades. Will it be worth the big spend?

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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: four-wheel disc brake upgrade, but no rear airbags
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: four-wheel disc brake upgrade, but no rear airbags

Despite all major, mainstream competition featuring second row airbags, the updated and powered-up 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 will land in Australia later this year without that basic safety feature. While airbags will not be standard in the second row, Volkswagen representatives told CarAdvice in Germany this week it is ‘considering the feature’ currently...


2016 Toyota HiLux SR 4x4 Dual Cab: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota HiLux SR 4x4 Dual Cab: Week with Review

The Toyota HiLux is one of Australia’s best-selling cars, let alone utes. But is the latest iteration of the iconic ute as ‘unbreakable’ as ever? Mandy spends a week with one to find out…...

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$46,490

Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond
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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond

Light commercial vehicles nailed it in May, recording 10.6 per cent growth year-on-year and managing overall market share of exactly 20 per cent. That means one in every five new vehicles purchases last month was a ute, van or light bus of some variety...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Read the article here. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the humble ute grow from a basic working tool into something a bit more flashy, not to mention expensive. All while being the same fundamental machine underneath. With most passenger cars and SUVs, we find ourselves recommending the mid-to-high spec variants, as that is where the value is...


Four-wheel-driving : Top 10 tips for beginners

Four-wheel-driving : Top 10 tips for beginners

Gone are the days of utes being rugged workhorses used only by tradies from Monday to Friday. Today’s utes are lifestyle vehicles that aim to be all things to all people, attempting to blend their traditional practicality and toughness with the comfort and refinement of passenger cars and the pulling-power and off-road prowess of SUVs...


Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol
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Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol

The current-day SUV boom isn’t all about softer, more car-like high-riding options designed with little more than a school run in mind. For many buyers out there, a family 4x4 still needs to be a proper off-roader, a tough-as-nails workhorse that blends a modicum of urban comfort with proper skills off the beaten path and has the ability to confidently and consistently tow loads...


2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

A fan of the ruggedly-styled Volkswagen Passat Alltrack but need something smaller? Enter the 2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack...

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$37,990

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review

If you never thought you could afford a Mercedes-Benz SUV, think again. Mandy spends a week with the practical and zippy 2016 Merces-Benz GLA250 4Matic…...

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$59,900

2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Does shifting the value equation make the Holden Colorado a better proposition? The $37,990 drive-away LS-X says yes...

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$37,990

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Review

The most capable baby off-roader money can buy, but does it make sense?

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$40,000

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited road trip to Moreton Island

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited road trip to Moreton Island

Sometimes you just need to pack up and get away from it all. Our guest reviewer - Christian Barbeitos from our video team - did exactly that a few years ago when he moved to Australia, and by his own admission he's still not seen enough of this wide brown land. The Spaniard, as we affectionately call him, asked nicely to get his dream SUV for a long-distance road trip to Moreton Island...

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$44,500

2016 Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium Review

Now updated to include the Eyesight driver assist system, is the 2016 Subaru Outback diesel the pick of the bunch?


2017 Audi SQ7 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Audi SQ7 Review

Whether you like the styling or not, the SQ7 is the new benchmark in the Luxury SUV segment (under $160K) It ticks all the right boxes for buyers looking for as much grunt as there is space and tech.


2016 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Review: Performax RHD conversion
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Review: Performax RHD conversion

The GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD big rig, converted to factory-standard RHD by Queensland's Performax, has been billed as the 'Cadillac of trucks'...

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$152,000

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review

We test the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee off-road and on.

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$79,000

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited spied: All-new 4WD comes out to play
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited spied: All-new 4WD comes out to play

Will the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler look the way a Wrangler should? If this first-ever look at the new model is anything to go by, the answer is a clear ‘yes’. These new spy photos, of what looks to be the Unlimited variant, reveal that we can expect the all-new Wrangler to maintain the proportions and boxy look that have contributed to the badge’s success...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: Two- and four-wheel drive modes explained
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: Two- and four-wheel drive modes explained

Read the article here. During regular driving, the vehicle is normally driven in 2H, which is its two-wheel, rear-wheel drive mode. This mode reduces fuel consumption by just sending torque to the rear wheels and also gives you the flexibility of driving on all surfaces. Unlike some of its competitors, the Pajero Sport can also be driven in 4H mode on all surfaces...


2016 Toyota Hilux SR 4x4 Cab Chassis Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Toyota Hilux SR 4x4 Cab Chassis Review

One size fits all? Not with the 2016 Toyota HiLux. We put a customised SR 4x4 cab-chassis to the test!