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Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute

The Volkswagen Amarok has forged a position in the market as one of the premium utility vehicles, a bit of a foreman’s truck rather than a rough-and-tumble work vehicle...

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2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab is the subject of deals at the moment, with the cool-looking Kuroi Pack. This staple remains a solid offering.

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

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...


2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected
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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 58,066 of its 2012-2015 Ranger 'Double Cab' PX and PX MkII utes, over concerns the latch spring in the rear seatback could fail - preventing it from locking into the upright position. Like the fault affecting the closely-related Mazda BT-50, the rear seats of the affected utes could break, which could see the seatbacks fall forward and down when under brakes...


2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

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...


Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, the great Australian rivalry
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Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, the great Australian rivalry

As far as Australian automotive head-to-heads go, it’s hard to think of one more significant (or potentially parochial) than the Ford Ranger versus the Toyota HiLux. These two icons of industry have come to define the lifestyle ute battle in Australia, which is now one of the three biggest market segments by volume alongside small cars and medium-sized SUVs...


2017 Great Wall Steed Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 Great Wall Steed Review

Great Wall is back, with the new Steed dual-cab ute. Should tradies and farmers on a budget kick the tyres?

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2016 Great Wall Steed pricing and specs
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2016 Great Wall Steed pricing and specs

Great Wall is back from the dead, but not quite as we know it. The Chinese company relaunched its brand here this week, with a new-generation budget ute called the Steed, this time imported by a big-money in-house distributor. The Great Wall Steed is now a dual-cab only offering designed to tackle the Foton Tunland, but also lure buyers who either can’t or won’t buy a Mitsubishi Triton or Isuzu D-Max (or any other product from the established big players)...


Renault Alaskan: local arm excited about imminent HiLux and Ranger rival
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Renault Alaskan: local arm excited about imminent HiLux and Ranger rival

Renault Australia’s dealers are “extremely excited” by the prospect of getting their hands on a dual-cab ute to rival the Volkswagen Amarok within 18 months, says the company’s local managing director Justin Hocevar. The Renault Alaskan (that’s the name expected to apply to the production model) was revealed in June, and will roll into global markets starting with South America...


2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix

Holden has issued a recall for 2714 of its 2015 Colorado utes and Colorado 7 SUVs over concerns the vehicle’s seat belt retractors could come loose. According to the manufacturer, the bolt that holds the retractor into the vehicle’s body may not have been correctly tightened due to a manufacturing fault...


2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America: Big bad truck on local wish list
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2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America: Big bad truck on local wish list

The 2017 Ram 1500 Night has been unveiled in the US, and it's about as American as it gets. Combining a fair number of things we love about America - size, excess, the wildly unnecessary - the special edition Night package adds a touch of ‘gangsta’ to the already-cool 2017 Ram 1500 Sport...


Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely
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Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely

Hyundai Australia has reiterated that the forthcoming production-ready pickup, under development for the US, is not a high priority here. Instead, the Korean brand’s local arm is waiting for the now seemingly inevitable HiLux-rivalling commercial ute due around 2020...


Great Wall Steed utes have arrived in Australia
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Great Wall Steed utes have arrived in Australia

The first shipment of Great Wall Steed utes has arrived in Australia ahead of the brand’s formal return to the market on September 5. The Chinese brand has confirmed it will launch with a three-model range with one-tonne payloads, all sporting a dual-cab body-style in either 4x4 diesel, 4x2 diesel and 4x2 petrol configurations...


Ram Trucks drive-away deals announced
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Ram Trucks drive-away deals announced

The distributor of the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks has announced limited-time drive-away deals, making one of the market’s more capable commercials more appealing than ever. American Special Vehicles (ASV), a co-operative between Walkinshaw (right-hand drive converter) and Ateco Automotive (distributor), is covering all on-road costs, meaning the Ram 2500 is $139,500 drive-away, and the Ram 3500 is $146,500...


Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand running hot
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand running hot

Australians are lining up to have a crack at the new supply-constrained Volkswagen Amarok diesel V6 ahead of its November launch, according to the company’s local commercial vehicles division. Despite precious little marketing, the lure of a six-pot diesel has prompted more than 2000 people to request test drives here, spurred on by little more than generally fairly positive media reviews on sites such as this one...


2016 Foton Tunland gets kitted out for Fishing and Boating Expo
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2016 Foton Tunland gets kitted out for Fishing and Boating Expo

A fully-accessorised version of the Foton Tunland ute has been this week, which will make its Australian show debut at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show this weekend. With raised front and rear RidePro suspension, Dynamic Python alloy wheels wrapped in Toyo AT2 tyres, snorkel, canopy, Warn Winch and tow kit, the kitted-out Foton Tunland 4x4 Dual Cab looks the business...


2014-15 Ford F-250 and F-350 recalled by Performax for steering fix
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2014-15 Ford F-250 and F-350 recalled by Performax for steering fix

Conversion and import specialist Performax International has issued a recall for 122 of its 2014 and 2015 model-year Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks over concerns of steering loss. According to the company, the steering knuckle and steering stop could come into contact in some vehicles as a result of "normal" wear and tear...


2017 Holden Colorado Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Holden Colorado Review

It's finally here — the new Holden Colorado. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see if the 2017 Holden Colorado has the goods to take on the competition.

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