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2015 Ford Ranger facelift teased in new video

The 2015 Ford Ranger has been teased in a new video released by Ford Asia Pacific. The 19-second clip shows snapshots of the updated Ranger taking on water, gravel and sand before revealing a computer-generated front three-quarter image of the new ute, giving us our first undisguised look at the popular model’s mid-life facelift...

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2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications

Holden has announced a series of upgrades for its Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV models aimed at improving their urban drive comfort and increasing their overall appeal. Chief among the changes is a new comfort suspension package that has been added to the LTZ variants of the Colorado. Crucially, the suspension enhancements don’t affect the Colorado's 3500kg towing capacity...


2015 Mitsubishi Triton makes world premiere
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2015 Mitsubishi Triton makes world premiere

The substantially updated 2015 Mitsubishi Triton ute made its world premiere today in Thailand, bringing what the company claims are big improvements in efficiency, safety and driving dynamics, and SUV-matching levels of refinement...


Fiat Doblo small van arrives from $22K
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Fiat Doblo small van arrives from $22K

The Fiat Doblo small-sized van is on sale in Australia, giving the Italian brand’s commercial arm a new entry model as it seeks to bolster its market share across the board.  Joining the Scudo and newly updated Ducato, the Doblo becomes the third pillar in Fiat Professional’s brand expansion in Australia. Rivals include the popular Volkswagen Caddy and Renault Kangoo...


2015 LDV V80 : Chinese van range relaunches from $29,990 driveaway
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2015 LDV V80 : Chinese van range relaunches from $29,990 driveaway

The LDV V80 van range has been relaunched in Australia with a sub-$30,000 starting price and a new automatic transmission option. Distribution of LDV – a division of China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) – is now the responsibility of major independent vehicle importer, Ateco Automotive...


2015 Fiat Ducato arrives from $38,000 plus on-road costs
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2015 Fiat Ducato arrives from $38,000 plus on-road costs

The upgraded 2015 Fiat Ducato heavy van has arrived, giving the Italian brand more ammunition to fend off the fast-growing Renault Master and to battle other like-price class staples such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit Custom...


Isuzu D-Max 4x2 Crew Cabs join five-star ANCAP list
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Isuzu D-Max 4x2 Crew Cabs join five-star ANCAP list

Isuzu Ute has addressed a safety discrepancy in its D-Max range by making certain 4x2 versions five-star ANCAP-rated. From November build, 4x2 High-Ride Crew Cab variants get the maximum safety score, bringing them into line with 4x4 Crew Cab models that attained five stars from November 2013...


Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender
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Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender

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...