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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review
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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review

Ford gets out the black paint for the special edition Ranger FX4. But do stickers and blacked out trim make any meaningful difference?

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$61,115

Nissan Navara SUV still under consideration for Australia, but not a priority
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Nissan Navara SUV still under consideration for Australia, but not a priority

Nissan Australia is still interested in offering an off-roader based on the Navara ute, though it's not at the top of the company's wish list. Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of Nissan's local arm, told CarAdvice at the launch of the updated X-Trail range that a Ford Everest rival is still under consideration, though it's not a prime focus for the brand...


#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me
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#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me

We're not in the habit of posting used-car ads, but this 1996 Suzuki Vitara video has earned a place, thanks to some hilariously creative shoot locations and meme-inspired gags...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series single-cab ute review: Long-term report one – introduction

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series single-cab ute review: Long-term report one – introduction

There’s a lot of talk about expensive utes nowadays, with dual-cab examples from Ford and VW pushing upwards of $70,000. But forget those dual-cab dreamers, ladies and gents, because this is the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute – one of the most expensive workhorse trucks around...

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$66,490

2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected
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2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected

The 2010-2014 'NT' and 'NW' Mitsubishi Pajero has been added to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week, joining numerous other model years of the Japanese off-roader that have been recalled for the same issue. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that could release metallic fragments into the cabin when deployed in an accident...


Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut
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Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut

The ruggedly futuristic Toyota FT-4X has been revealed in leaked images circulating online, ahead of its official debut at this week's New York motor show. Looking like a cross between an FJ Cruiser, a Jeep Wrangler, and several other boxy crossovers, the FT-4X is a fully-functional concept car that is actually smaller than the C-HR, though it rides on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that underpins the company's smallest SUV...


2017 Ford Everest pricing and specs: New entry model, Sync 3 goes standard
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2017 Ford Everest pricing and specs: New entry model, Sync 3 goes standard

The updated 2017 Ford Everest range has been detailed this week, bringing new models, added technology and a lower starting price for the Blue Oval's Thai-built off-roader. Starting at $47,990 (all prices excluding on-road costs) for the new entry-level five-seat Ambiente rear-wheel drive - $7000 lower than last year's base price - the Everest now comes with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system (below) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range, featuring an 8...


Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD
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Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Read the full article here. We’re in the exhibition hall at Australian Technology Park in Sydney for the global unveiling of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept, which is based on the top-spec double-cab SR5, A little playground with dirt, hills and giant building bricks has been set up inside the massive building to show off its capabilities...


Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

You're never too old to play with toys, we say - and Toyota has given us all a nice reminder with the release of the full-size HiLux Tonka concept. Billed as the "dream toy for adults", this collaborative 'Toyonka' (Tonkota?) made its global debut in Sydney recently...

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$56,390

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

Whether it be through a multitude of contrasting paint options, bespoke build programs or just some clever technology, ways of making your car, even more, yours (Mike wouldn’t let me say ‘yourer’), is pretty hot property at the moment. Our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 long-termer, Mr Plow, has taken a relatively traditional personalisation route though, through the addition of some genuine accessories...

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$57,190

City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

Until recently here in Australia, if you were going to customise or modify your Jeep Wrangler, chances were you'd turn it into the ultimate off-roader. For certain fans of rugged, ready for anything machines, the Wrangler is a logical choice. Whether it’s covered in mud crawling through the bush, or sparkling clean cruising by the beach, for fans of the open-top 4WD it doesn't get much better...


Toyota Prado Altitude returns for 2017
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Toyota Prado Altitude returns for 2017

The 2017 Toyota Landcruiser Prado Altitude special edition is back, starting at $68,230 before on-road costs. Based on the GXL turbo-diesel variant, Toyota says the Prado Altitude adds around $10,000 of extra equipment for a $5000 increase over the standard car...


Moab Easter Safari delivers seven rugged Jeep concepts
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Moab Easter Safari delivers seven rugged Jeep concepts

Jeep has once again revealed a number of cool concepts for the 51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, including vehicles based on the Compass, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. Teaming up with parts and tuning arm Mopar, the American SUV specialist has created a selection of six new show cars featuring a number of off-road-inspired modifications...


2006-2010 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 19,000 vehicles affected
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2006-2010 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 19,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 19,131 of its 'NS' and 'NT' Pajero 4x4s sold between 2006 and 2010 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal. In this latest notice, the affected vehicles may be fitted with a front passenger airbag inflator that could release metallic fragments when deployed in the event of a collision...


2017 Ford Escape beach blast

2017 Ford Escape beach blast

Taking a city-focused SUV for a spin on the sand isn't what most people would do in a new car, but that's exactly where we took the 2017 Ford Escape to test out the autonomous emergency braking, on-demand all-wheel drive system and rear-view camera. We started the day at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach (but not on the sand), then headed to Boat Harbour which is one of the few beaches around Sydney that you actually are allowed to drive on...

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$35,990

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report one

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report one

Call Mr Plow, that’s my name. That name again is Mr Plow. The 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 joins the long-term fleet.

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$57,190

2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison
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2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison

The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer. Quite literally, when you consider our test cars here. The hugely popular 4x4 double-cab is getting smarter, safer and more comfortable, but until now, one key area has remained somewhat elusive: power...


2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs
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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs

The limited-edition 2017 Ford Ranger FX4 has been revealed, giving the popular ute a 'black pack' makeover. In America, the FX4 badge currently brings enhanced capability to the big F-150 truck, but, in our case, Ford has stuck with a purely aesthetic exercise...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed

The ultra-luxurious and ultra-wacky Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet has officially been revealed, following leaked images posted online last week, packing a twin-turbo V12 and a retractable roof for those hot summer desert days. Based on the old-school G-Class or 'G-Wagen', the Maybach G650 Landaulet is somewhat of a final send-off for the current-generation off-roader, which dates back to 1979...