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Holden Colorado LTZ v Toyota HiLux SR5 comparison

I’m sure that deep inside a fortune cookie somewhere is a pseudo-cryptic message that suggests being first doesn’t immediately equate with being the best. Take this pair of pick-ups for example...

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Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers
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Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers

After 19 years in Oz, Nissan Australia said sayonara to the Y61 Patrol at the recent Flinders Ranges launch of the 'Legend Edition', and the company admits it will miss the old workhorse. However, the local division says, it's confident the newer Y62 model range and upcoming future additions will more than meet market and consumer expectation...


Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs
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Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs

Read the full article here. I’m on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Luzon is the largest of the 7641 islands that from the archipelago that make yup the Philippines.  It’s also the most populous, with some 53 million people calling the island home...


2016 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 4x4 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 4x4 review

Toyota has gone back to basics with the entry-level HiLux Workmate. James has a look to see if there is still plenty of ute behind the black bumper and steel wheels.


Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future
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Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future

The global head of Nissan light commercial vehicles says although the proliferation of electrified and autonomous passenger vehicles is imminent, the uniqueness and wide-ranging flexibility of pickups ensures they will be needed "forever"...


Suzuki Jimny sales to be cut to 100 units per year as replacement looms
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Suzuki Jimny sales to be cut to 100 units per year as replacement looms

The current-generation Suzuki Jimny has had its final year on sale in Australia at full capacity, with the Japanese brand set to cut back sales in 2017 ahead of an all-new model hitting showrooms in the near future. It's a move that will see Suzuki comply with a Voluntary Code of Practice from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries that requires the Japanese maker to limit the number of vehicles it sells without side airbag protection to 100 units...


2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for fire risk: 62 vehicles affected
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for fire risk: 62 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 62 of its 2016 model-year Grand Cherokees for a fuel leak that could pose a fire hazard. The affected models may have a damaged fuel rail crossover tube as a result of a manufacturing fault. If the condition occurs, the fuel rail crossover tube could leak fuel and cause a fire in the engine bay...


2009-2012 Nissan Navara, Patrol recalled for Takata airbags: 20,900 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2009-2012 Nissan Navara, Patrol recalled for Takata airbags: 20,900 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Nissan has issued a recall for 20,906 of its previous-generation 'D22' Navara ute and 'Y61' Patrol off-roaders sold between 2009 and 2012 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles could be fitted with passenger airbag inflators that may allow moisture to enter the unit...


2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected
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2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected

Isuzu has issued a recall for 12 of its 2015.5 model-year MU-X off-roaders over concerns the fuel tank could detach. According to the manufacturer, a manufacturing fault could have caused the fuel tank band fixing bolts to be tightened incorrectly. If the fault occurs, the fixing bolts could become loose during normal operation of the vehicle, and the fuel tank could detach as a result...


2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the rough-and-tumble Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab Chassis ute have been detailed this week. Starting at $119,900 plus on-road costs, the G-Professional definitely isn't cheap, though it boasts a 2085kg payload without a tray, 245mm of ground clearance, three differential locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, along with a 650mm wading depth and adjustable engine speed control...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

A V6 heart transplant gives the VW Amarok a newfound sense of driving enjoyment, but is it enough to move it to the top of the heap?

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$59,990 - $67,990

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review

Read the full article here. You could be forgiven for asking why Jeep engineers would take an already impressive off-roader and make it well, more off-roady. Is that even a word? Anyway, you know what I mean. The Jeep Grand Cherokee - with tricky diffs and off-road modes - was already a more than competent dirt track warrior, but now the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is even more capable and it’s all thanks to the addition of ‘Trailhawk’ to the title...


2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE Off-road Review
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2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE Off-road Review

Read the full review here. It’s almost time to day goodbye to a legend. First though, we’ve got one last bush bash planned for our long-term 2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6. As such, we have to slog our way out of the city. The harsh reality for all 4WD fans who live anywhere near a major city in Australia is readily apparent...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4x4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand name that is known and has the backing of a strong dealer network. Well, these two utes – the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ and Volkswagen Amarok Core – could be for you...


2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"
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2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"

Although US President-elect Donald Trump will have to wait until January 2017 to be officially sworn in as America’s 45th President and move into the White House, American off-road enthusiasts can get their hands on the 2017 Ram Power Wagon later this year...


2017 Holden Trailblazer Review
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2017 Holden Trailblazer Review

Read the full article here. Colorado 7 who? Holden have thrown a major update at its seven-seat, off-road wagon, which includes a name change to Trailblazer. There’s a new face, new interior and a stack of new equipment. Engineers have also dealt with ride, steering, noise and vibration to produce a much better vehicle...


Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing and specs
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing and specs

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series update launched this week is the biggest running change to the iconic off-roader in its decades-long history. With a nameplate dating back to 1954 and a body shape to 1985, the secret to keeping rusted-on regional owners and business clients happy is slow, steady progression...


Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept" teased again ahead of global debut
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Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept" teased again ahead of global debut

The much-anticipated new Mercedes-Benz ute has been teased for a second time, with the German brand releasing a backlit image of the cloaked model, labelled Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept". The image is the latest teaser to be released by Mercedes-Benz, which isn't just a luxury car maker but also has a big portion of the commercial vehicle market tied up with its Sprinter van, not to mention its Citan small van (not sold in Australia) and its larger truck lines...


2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Review

Eleven years on the current-generation Suzuki Grand Vitara still claims to be the king of small-budget, mid-sized SUV practicality with big off-roading capabilities. But has it evolved enough to keep pace with the times?

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$30,990