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Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk

The Mazda BT-50 ute has been recalled over concerns grass and other debris could accumulate in the underbody, potentially posing a fire hazard. Owners are warned that driving over high grass - particularly dried-out grass - can cause the buildup of debris, and come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system...

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2018 Mahindra Pik-Up pricing and specs
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2018 Mahindra Pik-Up pricing and specs

The 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up has been detailed for the Australian market, with the new-generation ute range to kicking off from $21,990 drive-away. There are be four variants available across two trim grades at launch, with the entry-level price-leader to join in "early 2018". Single- and dual-cab body styles are offered, along with cab chassis and "well-side tub" trays...


Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix
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Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall notice for D23 Navara and R52 Pathfinder models with factory-fitted nudge bars. According to the company, insufficient bolt torque could cause the roll hoop to rattle or, in the worst-case scenario, detach from the vehicle while driving. This poses a risk to both vehicle occupants and other road users...


Mazda to retain current BT-50 beyond 2020
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Mazda to retain current BT-50 beyond 2020

Mazda will continue to offer the Mazda BT-50 in its current form and shape beyond 2020 while its joint venture with Isuzu progresses. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, Mazda Australia's managing director Vinesh Bhindi confirmed that there are no plans to alter the BT-50 or adopt any Ford Ranger-based changes until the next generation...


Isuzu could have more in store for "under-stressed" diesel
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Isuzu could have more in store for "under-stressed" diesel

Isuzu Ute Australia has hinted at the performance potential lurking within the 3.0-litre diesel engine in the MU-X SUV and D-Max ute. Speaking to CarAdvice, Mark Harman, PR and sponsorship manager at Isuzu Ute Australia, said the extra torque on offer in the 3...


Tesla Pickup teased
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Tesla Pickup teased

The surprise reveals from Tesla continue, with  the company previewing an pickup based on the Semi revealed last week. Shown during the launch of the Tesla Semi and manic Tesla Roadster, the design sketch above shows a fairly large ute with another ute sitting in the tray - CEO Elon Musk describes it as a "pickup that can carry a pickup truck"...


2018 Toyota HiLux gets a beastly make over
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2018 Toyota HiLux gets a beastly make over

Images of the 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift have surfaced online, revealing a new front end and a rugged, off-road oriented model for the Thai market. The pictures, published by MZ Crazy Cars on Facebook, show the range of HiLux exterior visual changes, along with interior updates and a model called the 'Rocco'...


2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix
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2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix

Ford Australia has recalled 5655 2015/16 Rangers with a manual gearbox, over concerns a faulty gearshift clip could lead to a loss of drive. According to the company, the gearshift cable retaining clip might not be properly fastened, which could put it into contact with the rear driveshaft...


2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix
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2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for its BT-50 ute sold during 2015 and early-2016, over concerns manual examples could experience a loss of drive. The Japanese manufacturer says affected utes could be fitted with a gearshift cable retaining clip that isn't fully engaged, which could lead to the gearshift cables moving out of position and contacting the propeller shaft...


2018 LDV T60 review
Rating: 710 /10
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2018 LDV T60 review

With the local launch of the LDV T60, the Chinese auto giant SAIC is making a big play for Australia's booming ute segment. But is the company's first dual-cab 4x4 good enough to mix it with the established players?


2017 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed review

The Mitsubishi Triton Exceed range-topper undercuts its rivals by thousands, but does it have the chops to be a proper lusted-after ‘lifestyle’ ute like the Ranger XLT or HiLux SR5? Or are you better off buying a lower grade and mods for the same money?

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Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA
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Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA

Ford has revealed a set of concept vehicles for the 2017 SEMA show, this time based on its F-Series truck and SUV range. While there are too many individual cars to detail all of them, here are three of our favourites: Ford F-150 by Air Design (top) The best selling car in America has been given a makeover, inspired by the sport truck mania of the 1990s, including a range of accessories by Air Design...


2018 Mahindra Genio pricing and specs
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2018 Mahindra Genio pricing and specs

Mahindra has announced pricing and specs for the 2018 Genio pick-up, which now comes with a Euro 5 diesel engine Both the single- and dual-cab Genio are now powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, making 88kW of power and 280Nm of torque. The engine is hooked up to a five-speed manual gearbox, with no automatic offered on the options list...


Toyota on Ranger Raptor: 'Clearly there's a gap' in HiLux range
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Toyota on Ranger Raptor: 'Clearly there's a gap' in HiLux range

Toyota Australia knows it has room at the top of its HiLux line for an even musclier pack than what it offers right now with its latest take on a TRD-badged model. The company is no stranger to performance-tweaked HiLux packages, however, having dabbled in that segment nearly 10 years ago with the supercharged 225kW TRD HiLux 4000S...


LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating
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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...


Nissan Titan full-size pickup might go global
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Nissan Titan full-size pickup might go global

Nissan’s global boss of commercial vehicles, Ashwani Gupta, says the company is looking at producing the Titan full-size pickup truck for markets outside of North America, including right-hand drive (RHD) countries such as Australia. Sales of Nissan’s Ford F-Series rival are up more than 200 per cent this year, with more than 40,000 units sold...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class first drive: video
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class first drive: video

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class claims to be the world's first 'premium' global dual-cab ute, so Jez Spinks flew over to the the global launch in Chile to discover if the new ute lives up to the hype. Watch his video above, and read the full review here. Final pricing and specifications for the Australian market are yet to be announced, though you can read our initial details story here...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class review

Is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class the real deal, or just another Euro-styled take on the Japanese Nissan Navara?


X-Class deserves a premium price, says Mercedes-Benz
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X-Class deserves a premium price, says Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class deserves to be the ute segment’s most expensive vehicle, according to the German luxury car maker. Mercedes-Benz Australia has yet to confirm local pricing for the company’s first ever cab-chassis and dual-cab model, though in Europe it’s already carrying a significant price premium over competitors...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class review

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class enters with a host of changes to make it a proper tri-star offering, but is it really much more than a tarted-up Navara? We head to Chile to find out.