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2018 Mercedes-Benz ute will be properly premium

It’s no secret that the Mercedes-Benz pickup due to launch around 2018 will use the NP300 Nissan Navara’s core platform, but the company insists the design and most mechanicals will be “real Mercedes”...

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Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito
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Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito

When a company comes out with a big claim about safety, it’s always pertinent to take a closer look – and that’s certainly the case with the Mercedes-Benz Vito van. Mercedes-Benz Australia launched the new van this week, claiming – unabashedly – that the Vito is “quite possibly the world’s safest office”...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito enters the bustling mid-sized van segment against some strong rivals. How does it stack up?

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$37,140 - $57,190

2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications

The new-generation 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito van has arrived in Australia. Boasting an entirely new look and revised drivetrains, the updated Vito model has also been given a boost to its standard equipment list. The existing Mercedes-Benz Vito range kicked off from $38,990 plus on-road costs for the 110CDI, but the new model has arrived with a sharper drive-away price for the entry-level 111CDI model of $36,990...


2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details
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2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details

The first details of the new-generation 2016 Volkswagen T6 model range – which incorporates the Transporter van along with the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – have been revealed. CarAdvice attended the launch of the new-generation T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan model lines in Sweden last week, where it was made clear that there will be some change to the ranges, but buyers aren’t likely to be shocked by the options on offer...


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features

Volkswagen Australia recently announced a number of updates to its 2016 passenger model range, and it appears likely that some of those tweaks will flow through to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, too. The updates announced for the Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan include new media systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as the addition of a standard reverse-view camera across the model ranges...


LDV G10 pricing and specifications
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LDV G10 pricing and specifications

The all-new LDV G10 has been launched in Australia, with the Chinese-made van described as "an absolute game changer for work vans", and hitting showrooms priced at $29,990 driveaway for ABN holders...


Holden Colorado Z71 revealed
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Holden Colorado Z71 revealed

The Holden Colorado Z71 will become the new flagship of the brand’s workhorse ute range when it arrives in local showrooms next month. The Colorado Z71 gives Holden a high-style, feature-packed pick-up to cash in on Australia’s strong demand for highly specified utes such as the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and the Toyota HiLux SR5...


Mahindra Genio facelift to be "a lot more pleasing to the eye"
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Mahindra Genio facelift to be "a lot more pleasing to the eye"

The Mahindra Genio will get a facelift in the coming weeks that the brand’s local spokesman says will make it “a lot more pleasing to the eye”. Mahindra Australia marketing manager James Halliwell told CarAdvice the Indian car maker was preparing to launch an updated version of its low-cost, HiLux-rivalling ute, revealing an announcement about the refreshed model was expected in about eight weeks, ahead of its Australian introduction in the final quarter of this year...


2016 Toyota HiLux interior, additional variants revealed in official images
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2016 Toyota HiLux interior, additional variants revealed in official images

Official interior images of the 2016 Toyota HiLux have been released along with shots of the single- and space-cab body styles following the all-new ute’s unveiling in Thailand. The images of Thai-spec models come a few days after Toyota Australia took the wraps off a flagship HiLux SR5 dual-cab in Sydney late last week, but revealed only the eighth-generation ute’s exterior...


2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara
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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara

Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals. The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton has just launched in Australia, while the new Nissan Navara launches next week and the updated Ford Ranger arrives in the third quarter of this year, just weeks before the launch of the eighth-gen HiLux in October...


2016 Toyota HiLux suspension developed in Australia for the world's toughest terrain
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2016 Toyota HiLux suspension developed in Australia for the world's toughest terrain

New-generation Toyota HiLux pick-ups sold in some of the world's toughest environments such as Russia, South Africa and South America will feature rugged suspension setups developed by Toyota Australia engineers in our own backyard...


2015 Renault Trafic : No automatic gearbox option in sight
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2015 Renault Trafic : No automatic gearbox option in sight

The 2015 Renault Trafic doesn’t come with an automatic gearbox option - and that could be a problem, as the brand’s local arm says this transmission type has accounted for about two out of every five sales in the past. The previous-generation Renault Trafic was available with a six-speed manual or six-speed robotized manual (automatic) transmission, but the new version – which comes with the option of a single-turbo or a twin-turbo 1...


Renault Australia building commercial vehicle business ahead of new ute rollout
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Renault Australia building commercial vehicle business ahead of new ute rollout

Renault Australia is in the process of rolling out a new light commercial vehicle (LCV) specialist dealer network to enable the brand to focus on building that side of its business ahead of the potential arrival of a new utility vehicle based on the 2015 Nissan Navara...


Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer
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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer

Audi won’t follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz by creating a premium pick-up, according to the brand’s design boss. Speaking with CarAdvice beside his latest creation, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, on the stage at the Shanghai motor show, Audi head of design Marc Lichte said it would be “difficult” to apply his new design language to a one-tonne ute...


2015 JMC Vigus pricing and specifications : Chinese ute from $23,990 driveaway
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2015 JMC Vigus pricing and specifications : Chinese ute from $23,990 driveaway

Newly arrived Chinese brand Jiangling Motors Co. (JMC) has released full pricing and specification details for its Vigus dual-cab pick-up for the Australian market. The JMC Vigus – sold by local distributor Jiangxi Jiangling Motors Import and Export Co. (JMIE) – is priced from $23,990 driveaway and is available with petrol and diesel engines, rear-drive and 4x4 layouts, and in two specifications levels...


2015 Ford Ranger revealed ahead of Q3 local launch
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2015 Ford Ranger revealed ahead of Q3 local launch

The 2015 Ford Ranger has been unveiled at the Bangkok motor show, revealing a raft of class-leading features, revised engines and changes to the exterior and interior. Ford Australia has also confirmed that Ranger will launch locally in quarter three of this year...


2015 Isuzu D-Max Review : 4x2 SX High-ride cab chassis
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Isuzu D-Max Review : 4x2 SX High-ride cab chassis

When it comes to tools of the trade, simple is often best. We throw a tonne of bricks at the simple but effective Isuzu D-Max 4x2 Cab Chassis.

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2015 Ford Ranger facelift spied again in Thailand
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2015 Ford Ranger facelift spied again in Thailand

The base variant of the facelifted Ford Ranger has been spied free of camouflage in Thailand. The images, posted on automotive forum Headlight Mag, reveal the entry-level version of the 2015 Ranger, distinguished by its black grille and bumper, matching door mirrors and handles, steel wheels and steel tray behind its single-cab body...


2015 Renault Master : Pricing and specifications for expanded range with new twin-turbo engines
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2015 Renault Master : Pricing and specifications for expanded range with new twin-turbo engines

The 2015 Renault Master range has arrived in Australia with a pair of new twin-turbocharged diesel engines, six new body configurations, and additional safety features and equipment. The new 2.3-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine with fuel-saving stop-start technology finds its way under the bonnet of all manual variants of the 2015 Master range...