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James Ward gets his weekend recycling on with the all-new Ford Transit Custom...

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Toyota HiLux Black launches from $53,240
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Toyota HiLux Black launches from $53,240

The Toyota HiLux Black special edition is now available in Australia, offering a host of unique interior and exterior styling enhancements designed to toughen the look of the top-selling ute. Priced from $53,240 in five-speed manual form and $55,990 with the optional five-speed automatic transmission, the HiLux Black costs $500-$1500 more than the HiLux SR5 4x4 dual-cab on which it’s based...


Renault confirms Nissan Navara-based ute to take on Toyota HiLux from 2016
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Renault confirms Nissan Navara-based ute to take on Toyota HiLux from 2016

Renault will introduce a one-tonne ute to rival the Toyota HiLux as early as 2016 as it targets growth in new segments of the market. Renault Asia-Pacific chairman Gilles Normand confirmed the French brand was developing a pick-up based on Alliance partner Nissan’s all-new Navara workhorse...


Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015
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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015

The limited edition Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label will add a stylish edge to the rugged work ute when it arrives in Australia early next year. Volkswagen will bring 300 Amarok Dark Label models to our market, priced from $56,990 for the TDI400 manual and $59,990 for the TDI420 automatic...


Toyota HiLux Black : Limited edition ute here next month
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Toyota HiLux Black : Limited edition ute here next month

The limited edition Toyota HiLux Black will bring extra design flair to Australia’s top-selling ute when it goes on sale in early October. The subject of a wide-reaching teaser campaign, the HiLux Black can be seen sporting LED daytime running lights in place of the standard foglights and features a striking red blade at the base of the lower central air intake...


Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab chassis diesel auto arrives at $43,740
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Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab chassis diesel auto arrives at $43,740

A new Toyota HiLux variant has been developed by the company’s headquarters in Japan specifically at the behest of Australia’s mining and business sectors. The new HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab variant combines the dual-cab-chassis body in this grade with a diesel engine and an automatic transmission for the first time...


2015 Tata Xenon gains ESC; dual-cab now scores four ANCAP safety stars
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2015 Tata Xenon gains ESC; dual-cab now scores four ANCAP safety stars

The Tata Xenon has scored a major safety upgrade, gaining electronic stability control and other assistance systems standard across the range. The 2015 Tata Xenon – available nationally from today – introduces ESC along with traction control, hill hold control, drag torque control, hydraulic brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution...


Hyundai H350 van teased : Australia keen, but no RHD at this stage
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Hyundai H350 van teased : Australia keen, but no RHD at this stage

Official design sketches of the Hyundai H350 have been released ahead of the new model’s world premiere at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Germany. Hyundai says the H350 has been “designed and developed especially for the European market”, with three body styles – cargo van, passenger bus and flatbed truck – intended to strengthen the company’s presence in the light-commercial vehicle sector...


2015 Ford Ranger spied in Sydney
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2015 Ford Ranger spied in Sydney

The 2015 Ford Ranger upgrade has again been spied testing in Australia about 12 months out from launch, this time by the CarAdvice team in downtown Sydney.  The testing mule features significant frontal camouflage, pointing to a significant redesign. Behind the black cladding it is possible to discern a new hexagonal chrome-ringed grille, similar to the Everest concept...


Citroen Berlingo: Flowers by Fleur weekender
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Citroen Berlingo: Flowers by Fleur weekender

We take a Citroen Berlingo and tiptoe through the tulips with the team from Fleur Florist...

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Renault introduces extended warranty option to LCV range
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Renault introduces extended warranty option to LCV range

Renault Australia has introduced an extended warranty option to its light-commercial vehicle range, allowing customers to stretch their cover to five years. The extended manufacturer warranty can be purchased on top of the standard three-year/200,000km warranty, with prices ranging from $1090 to $2890...


2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report
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2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report

Renault will reportedly build the successor to the Fiat Scudo light-commercial van from 2016 under a new deal announced late last month. Automotive News Europe reports the mid-sized Fiat van will based on the next-generation Renault Trafic. The duo to be built side-by-side at the French brand’s plant in Sandouville...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito will be larger, more versatile and more efficient than ever when it hits delivery rounds in October. Revealed overnight, the mid-sized Vito is the light-commercial version of the V-Class people-mover that was unveiled in January...


LDV range to expand with people-mover, one-tonne van, buses under Ateco Automotive
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LDV range to expand with people-mover, one-tonne van, buses under Ateco Automotive

The new Australian distributor of Chinese light-commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV plans to introduce a number of new models following the relaunch of the brand later this year. Ateco Automotive, Australia’s largest independent vehicle importer, has taken over responsibility for the importation and distribution of LDV vehicles from White Motor Corporation (WMC), which began selling the LDV V80 van out of 30 dealerships across the country at the beginning of 2013...


Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016
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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016

Renault and Fiat have agreed to a partnership that will see the French manufacturer supply the Italian brand with a light-commercial vehicle within two years. In a short statement, Renault confirmed the vehicle would be produced in France from the second quarter of 2016 based on one of its existing platforms...


2015 Ford Ranger spied testing in Victoria
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2015 Ford Ranger spied testing in Victoria

Ford Australia is preparing a facelift for the Ranger ute that will bring its styling into line with the forthcoming Everest SUV. CarAdvice’s spy photographers snapped three prototypes testing in Victoria with plastic cladding disguising their revised front ends...


Ford F-Series to be built in Australia
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Ford F-Series to be built in Australia

Performax International has gained approval to produce the Ford F-Series pick-up in right-hand drive for the Australian market. The Queensland-based importer recently earned Australian Design Rule (ADR) approval for the re-engineered F-Series, meaning the locally produced ute can be road-registered in all states and territories...


Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate: flagship ute enhanced
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Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate: flagship ute enhanced

The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate ute has been upgraded with added technology and new trim features. Revealed in Hanover, Germany, the enhanced Amarok Ultimate gains bi-xenon headlights, U-shaped LED daytime running lights and a restyled grille with twin horizontal chrome bars...


2015 Nissan Navara revealed
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2015 Nissan Navara revealed

The 2015 Nissan Navara has been officially unveiled in Thailand ahead of its launch into the Australian market early next year. Nissan claims the all-new Navara is the most complete ute it has produced in its 80 years in the global pick-up business, combining its traditional traits of strength and reliability with new levels of comfort, convenience and advanced technologies...


Foton Tunland: Chinese ute relaunched with dual-cab-only range, new sub-$30K 4x4 price
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Foton Tunland: Chinese ute relaunched with dual-cab-only range, new sub-$30K 4x4 price

The Foton Tunland ute has been relaunched under its new Australian distributor with a revised range and a new sub-$30K price tag for the 4x4 variant. The Chinese-built Tunland line-up now comprises just two dual-cab pick-up variants, the $26,990-driveaway 4x2 and the $29,990-driveaway 4x4...