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Ranger sales overtake Corolla, HiLux stays king

The two most popular vehicles in Australia this year so far are light commercials, with the Toyota HiLux staying atop the charts and the rampaging Ford Ranger overtaking the Corolla. Reflecting Australians' almost insatiable taste for utes, four of the ten most popular sellers over the first third of 2017 are utes, with the Mitsubishi Triton in seventh (ahead of the Holden Commodore) and the Holden Colorado in tenth...

CarAdvice podcast 48: What cool car has our CarAdvice Founder bought?

Mandy, Paul and James Ward cover the New York Auto Show in car news, including the crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2018 Lexus LS F-Sport, plus concept reveals of the Toyota FT-4X and Infiniti QX80 Monograph. Also, the LDV D90 has its world premiere in Australia, Lego Technic celebrates 40 years, the first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid car is revealed, and the quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is unveiled...

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)...

2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia

Don't be fooled, what you're looking at here is the 2019 Ford Ranger, due to be revealed with a raft of new engines in time for its debut to the North American market in 2018. The US market Chevrolet Colorado uses a similar body to the Australian Holden Colorado, but is offered in a number of body configurations, which suggests Ford will also go down the same path and the vehicle you see here is merely a shell for the platform change underneath...

2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs

The limited-edition 2017 Ford Ranger FX4 has been revealed, giving the popular ute a 'black pack' makeover. In America, the FX4 badge currently brings enhanced capability to the big F-150 truck, but, in our case, Ford has stuck with a purely aesthetic exercise...

January Sales: Toyota HiLux edges Ranger and Colorado

Now that we’re acclimatised to the idea of a light commercial being the nation’s top-selling vehicle for a calendar year, we can watch the market with a different set of eyes. We’re only one month into 2017, but the January figures for ute sales make for interesting reading, mostly on account of the ever-growing Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger battle — billed by some as the new Commodore v Falcon rivalry...

Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019

The next update for the Ford Ranger will be sold in the US from 2019, and will be accompanied by a new Bronco SUV in 2020. Apart from confirming their return to the North American market, after an absence of eight and 24 years, respectively, Ford hasn't released many details about either the new Ranger or Bronco...

Toyota HiLux tops 2016 sales charts, Ranger fourth

It’s official: the Toyota HiLux was Australia’s top-selling new vehicle in 2016, marking the first time a light commercial ute has finished a calendar year atop the podium. Remarkably, about half of these were the flagship SR5 4x4, which surged on the back of growth in the ‘lifestyle’ ute market, and responded to unprecedented discounts prompted in the most part by the success of the Ford Ranger...

Ford Ranger, Territory recalled for sensor fix: Rear wheels could lock up, 10,520 affected

Ford Australia has issued a recall on 10,520 of its Ranger utes and Territory SUVs, over fears that a sensor fault could see the vehicle lose control while driving. Affected models are fitted with the 6R80 automatic transmission, in both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive configurations. The recall centres on a fault in the Output Shaft Speed sensor, located at the transmission...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for December 10: Workhorse edition

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Here we focus on workhorses...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 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...