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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”...

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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...


2015 Citroen Berlingo Review : L2 Long Body ETG
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Citroen Berlingo Review : L2 Long Body ETG

Now with an automatic and ESC as standard, the already impressive Citroen Berlingo is even better.


Vans coming in 2015
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Vans coming in 2015

Details of the new and updated vans launching in Australia in 2015.   Renault Master update – January The biggest vehicle ever to wear the Renault badge, the Master van and ute family, will kick off the year with a significant update. Headlining the upgrades is a new twin-turbocharged 2...


Citroen Berlingo gets auto transmission and ESC from $28,990
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Citroen Berlingo gets auto transmission and ESC from $28,990

The long-body version of the Citroen Berlingo compact van is now available with an automatic transmission from $28,990 before on-road costs. The Berlingo L2 ETG auto shares its 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with the L2 manual, producing 66kW of power and 215Nm of torque...


Tata Xenon price cut to $16,990 driveaway in MY14 run-out
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Tata Xenon price cut to $16,990 driveaway in MY14 run-out

Tata Motors has announced special run-out pricing for its 2014 Xenon range, cutting the Indian ute’s starting price to $16,990 driveaway. That bargain basement price applies to the MY14 4x2 single-cab pick-up variant, representing a $4000 saving over the regular pricing advertised on Tata’s website...


2015 Ford Ranger facelift teased in new video
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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...


Utes and Tradies

Utes and Tradies

Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...


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...