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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE

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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated the updated 2018 Haval H9 was the base car for the company's local tuning prototype...

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4²: Wild one-off special lives up to its name
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4²: Wild one-off special lives up to its name

An engineer from German marque Mercedes-Benz has created a wild off-road version of his E-Class All-Terrain crossover wagon, dubbed the E-Class All-Terrain 4x4². Jurgen Eberle, one of the company's vehicle development engineers, decided to make a series of modifications to his E-Class All-Terrain, in a fashion similar to Merc's own G500 4x4² off-roader...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report five – off-road

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report five – off-road

As we made clear in our load-lugging piece on the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute, the thing is a beast when it comes to getting away from the blacktop. I mean, consider this: 70 per cent of these hardcore Toyota trucks are sold in regional areas, and the real percentage of regional users is probably higher than that, because farmers, miners and other customers might have a particular city dealer that they’ve remained loyal to for a while...

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2013-16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for steering fix
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2013-16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for steering fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for approximately 170 examples its G-Class off-roader sold between April 2013 and April 2016 over concerns a faulty steering joint could cause loss of steering control. The German manufacturer reports that affected models may be equipped with bolts securing the lower steering joint that may not have been torqued correctly...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range
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Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range

The new Ford F-250 Super Duty has become the latest member of the Performax International family, with the Gympie, Queensland-based conversion company confirming it has received government approval for full-volume, right-hand drive production of the alloy-bodied pick-up truck. Joining the smaller F-150, the F-250 will be offered in four-door crew cab form, with a 6...


2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win
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2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win

Winning the treacherous Dakar Rally is a massive achievement in its own right. Winning six, then, is pretty damn respectable. Now though, Peugeot has revealed its latest off-road rally weapon it hopes will secure its seventh overall, and third straight, Dakar victory: the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi...


2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix
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2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix

The Ram Trucks range has been recalled by local distributor American Special Vehicles (ASV), over concerns the turn signals may stop working without notification - 450 vehicles are affected. According to the manufacturer, the turn signal speed doesn't change when a globe isn't working...


2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE
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2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been awarded a full five-star safety rating by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week. Following the Discovery's New Zealand release in May and in advance of its Australian market launch this week, ANCAP has released the SUV's crash ratings based on tests conducted by its European equivalent, Euro NCAP...


Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now
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Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now

Ford has announced a handful of minor updates for its Ranger ute range, available now. Headlining the changes is the availability of black leather-accented seats ($1650) with leather door trim inserts for all 4x2 and 4x4 XLT Double Cab variants, while the external temperature display previously reserved for the XLT and Wildtrak is now standard on all versions bar the XL Plus grade...


2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review

You have plenty of options in the seven-seat SUV space if you're in the market for a Toyota - but there could well be smarter options than this top-spec Fortuner Crusade.

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST review
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST review

Read the full article here. There are plenty of choices out there for buyers after a seven-seat SUV, and the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the most popular ones. Now, with the introduction of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder line-up – which has seen a big mid-life update with a new look, revised drivetrain and strong pricing – the new range will undoubtedly remain a popular choice for customers in a segment that includes some thoroughly impressive options, like the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe...


Around Australia speed record broken
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Around Australia speed record broken

For those that may have been following our Highway One to Hell’s group progress as they traversed the great Australian outback, we can announce that not only did they make it back Sunday morning safely and without incident, but they also set a new world record for a complete lap of Australia - at 5 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes...


2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD review

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST offers a budget-friendly seven-seater worthy of consideration if you've got a big crew you need to move.

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Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara co-development plans already in the works
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Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara co-development plans already in the works

The next-generation versions of the Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara pick-ups will be a product of the alliance between the brands, with the strengths of each to be played off against one another to create a sort of mutant mega ute. But don't expect a Mitsussan Triara or Nisubishi Navton..


Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, Trailblazer recalled for jack fix
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Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, Trailblazer recalled for jack fix

Holden has issued an equipment recall for its 'RG' Colorado, Colorado 7 and Trailblazer model lines over concerns the vehicle jacks could have incorrect instruction labels. The company reports that certain vehicle jacks - sold by the Holden Service Parts Organisation (HSPO) - may be fitted with labels that do not correctly describe the safe and correct usage of the jack...


2017 Isuzu D-Max LS-M review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Isuzu D-Max LS-M review

The facelifted 2017 Isuzu D-Max LS-M isn't quite a full-on workhorse ute, but nor is it a lifestyle truck. So what's it all about?

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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...


2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review
Rating: 810 /10
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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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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...