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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...

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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...


LDV T60 ute "the path of least resistance" in improving brand image, local distributor says
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LDV T60 ute "the path of least resistance" in improving brand image, local distributor says

Australia's growing preference for SUVs might give the new LDV D90 a strong start, but the Chinese brand's Australian distributor believes it is our other big love - utes - that will make the incoming T60 the star of the range...


2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review
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2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review

Read the full article here. Today we’re going to take a look at something truly exciting that’s been developed by Toyota’s go-fast team, TRD. It’s the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD. Wait, what? Toyota Racing Development hasn’t really worked this new model over to within an inch of its life, and it really hasn’t done anything to make it a much sportier than the standard vehicle...


2017 Toyota HiLux TRD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota HiLux TRD review

The 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD ute adds some styling extras to the range-topping SR5 dual-cab diesel 4x4 ute. Is it worth the extra cash?

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$58,990 - $61,540

2018 LDV T60 review: Quick drive
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2018 LDV T60 review: Quick drive

James Wong gets a first drive of China's latest ute, the 2017 LDV T60, before it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year.


2018 LDV T60: Australian launch brought forward to September
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2018 LDV T60: Australian launch brought forward to September

The LDV T60 is the Chinese company’s first entrant into the booming commercial ute segment, and initial details of what’s to come for Australian versions have been revealed this week. The company has also confirmed it is now targeting a September launch for Australia, around a month earlier than previously expected...


2017 Foton Tunland 4x4 review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 Foton Tunland 4x4 review

It's one of the most affordable utes on the market, and while the 2017 Foton Tunland lacks some safety kit, it's a fairly strong performer for the money.

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$27,990

Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...


Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD
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Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Read the full article here. We’re in the exhibition hall at Australian Technology Park in Sydney for the global unveiling of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept, which is based on the top-spec double-cab SR5, A little playground with dirt, hills and giant building bricks has been set up inside the massive building to show off its capabilities...


Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

You're never too old to play with toys, we say - and Toyota has given us all a nice reminder with the release of the full-size HiLux Tonka concept. Billed as the "dream toy for adults", this collaborative 'Toyonka' (Tonkota?) made its global debut in Sydney recently...

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$56,390

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

Whether it be through a multitude of contrasting paint options, bespoke build programs or just some clever technology, ways of making your car, even more, yours (Mike wouldn’t let me say ‘yourer’), is pretty hot property at the moment. Our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 long-termer, Mr Plow, has taken a relatively traditional personalisation route though, through the addition of some genuine accessories...

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$57,190

March sales: Three utes in overall top five
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March sales: Three utes in overall top five

Three of the top-five selling vehicles in Australia, over the course of a record-setting March, were utes. Furthermore, light commercial vehicles attained a mammoth 21 per cent share of the total market, compared to SUVs (39.4) and passenger cars (37)...