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2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’

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2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’

The updated 2018 Ford Ranger will seek to build on its current position in the market with a focus on offering ‘excellence’ in the segment, according to Ford Australia’s chief...

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2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review

The HSV GTSR Maloo is the best version ever of the company's all-conquering V8 ute. But is it really worth 97 grand?

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$96,990

2017 Mitsubishi Triton gets rear-view camera across the range
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton gets rear-view camera across the range

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton is now available with a rear-view camera as standard equipment across the range, thanks to the addition of the technology on cab chassis models. Available from June production, the company has engineered a rear-view camera system for its hard tray pack range, which cost between $1191 to $1750 depending on configuration, excluding fitment and other charges...


Towing with the 2017 RAM Laramie 2500

Towing with the 2017 RAM Laramie 2500

These days, it's not uncommon to see dual-cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts of this great land of ours. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-like 2017 RAM Laramie 2500 comes into its own...

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$142,900

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 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...


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..


Nissan Titan joins Performax line-up in Australia
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Nissan Titan joins Performax line-up in Australia

The Nissan Titan ute has made it to Australian shores as part of conversion specialist Performax International's line-up. Powered by a 5.0-litre turbo-diesel V8, the Titan develops a meaty 235kW of power and 752Nm of torque, with drive sent to an on-demand four-wheel drive system via an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission...


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...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 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 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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$48,500

BMW M8 ute and Gran Coupe - so much want for a fast pickup truck
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BMW M8 ute and Gran Coupe - so much want for a fast pickup truck

Our mouths collectively dropped when BMW revealed images of the BMW Concept 8 Series, late last week. Prepare to drop your mouths even further with this awesome rendering of what could one day be the world's fastest ute. That's pickup truck for our international readers. This brilliant concept was designed by X-Tomi Design and shows a Commodore-style ute with a single piece side...


Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake
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Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake

The 2017 Shelby Super Snake widebody concept and Shelby F-150 Super Snake have been revealed this week, both packing supercharged V8 power and eye-catching bodywork. For the first time on the current-generation Mustang platform, Shelby has created a widebody concept which adds an array of performance-oriented options including a more aggressive wheel and tyre package - with 12...


2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pricing and specs
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2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Ram 2500 and 2017 Ram 3500 have arrived in Australia, and the smaller model has got some clever new tricks to its tray. The revised Ram 2500 on sale now debuts the brand's RamBox tray-side storage system, a vertical area that allows owners to keep items out of sight, safe, dry and secure in the edges of the tub...


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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$61,115

Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim
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Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

Why do left-hand drive markets get all the good models? That must be what Honda Australia’s senior management is thinking, because it’s missing out on two models that could be vital to it growing its sales Down Under. The two models we’re talking about are the Pilot large SUV and the Ridgeline pick-up/ute, both of which aren’t built in right-hand drive...


Isuzu and Mazda ute deal clarified
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Isuzu and Mazda ute deal clarified

The oft-discussed partnership between Isuzu Ute and Mazda, which will see the former provide utility vehicles to the latter, remains a subject of intense sensitivity and secrecy. However, we can clarify, for anyone not quite clear on the deal announced last July, that the deal is a supplier partnership rather than a joint-venture...


Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute revealed with 128km electric range
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute revealed with 128km electric range

The Workhorse W-15 range-extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pickup has been revealed in the US, complete with a claimed range of 128 kilometres on electric power. Measuring 5943mm long, 2032mm wide, and 1877mm tall, the W-15 is truly massive, as is its 3632mm wheelbase. It also features a ground clearance measurement of 305mm, and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 7200lb, or 3266kg (3...


2015-17 Toyota HiLux recalled for battery fix: 39,000 vehicles affected
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2015-17 Toyota HiLux recalled for battery fix: 39,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for 39,754 its 2015 to 2017 HiLux 4x2 Hi Rider and 4x4 utes over concerns vehicles fitted with the auxiliary battery kit could develop damage due to vibrations. According to the Japanese manufacturer, HiLux vehicles equipped with the Toyota Genuine Accessory pack could experience damage to the left-hand front fender apron, due to the improper installation of the battery kit, which causes vibration when driving over rough surfaces...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 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...


Mitsubishi UK adds special edition Triton as part of Special Vehicle Projects business
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Mitsubishi UK adds special edition Triton as part of Special Vehicle Projects business

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has unveiled a new take on the Triton (or L200, as it's known there), with the debut of the Barbarian SVP as part of its newly launched Special Vehicle Projects division. The new model is based on the bulk-selling dual-cab model, with 250 examples to be built - half in the Electric Blue metallic paint you see here, and half in Cosmos Black...