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2022 Isuzu MU-X: Our wish list of extra features for the first update, or sooner

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2022 Isuzu MU-X: Our wish list of extra features for the first update, or sooner

The 2022 Isuzu MU-X is due in showrooms next month and the first all-new model in eight years has had a major makeover. However as with all new cars, there is always room for improvement to keep pace with the competition...

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2022 Isuzu MU-X 3500kg towing capacity versus payload: How much can you really carry?
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2022 Isuzu MU-X 3500kg towing capacity versus payload: How much can you really carry?

The 2022 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive has the strongest towing capacity among its direct rivals. The maximum braked towing capacity is rated at 3500kg versus 3000kg to 3100kg for most other vehicles in its category – and the 3000kg limit for its predecessor. The 3500kg towing capacity puts the 2022 Isuzu MU-X in the same company as most double-cab utes – and the mighty Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series and upcoming 300 Series...


Isuzu D-Max ute and MU-X 4WD could get hybrid option, more power
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Isuzu D-Max ute and MU-X 4WD could get hybrid option, more power

Isuzu Ute Australia says it is considering a more powerful Isuzu D-Max ute and Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive – as well as the option of hybrid technology in the future. Executives for the company said while it was too soon to disclose any technical details or likely arrival timing, they indicated Isuzu is investigating the addition of a more powerful flagship in the D-Max ute range – and hybrid tech for the MU-X four-wheel-drive...


2022 Isuzu MU-X price and specs: Drive-away prices rise by between $9000 and $15,000
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2022 Isuzu MU-X price and specs: Drive-away prices rise by between $9000 and $15,000

Drive-away prices for the 2022 Isuzu MU-X are poised to rise by between $9000 and $15,000, marking the single biggest round of price increases in the 10-year history of the brand in Australia. While recommended retail prices have risen by between $3700 and $10,800 from a year ago – and by between $2700 and $9800 in the lead-up to the new model arriving – these prices are before on-road costs are calculated, which typically add at least $3000 in stamp duty, registration, and dealer delivery fees...


Tesla posts record $US1.14 billion profit in best quarter-year result to date
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Tesla posts record $US1.14 billion profit in best quarter-year result to date

US electric-car start-up Tesla has posted a record quarter-year profit of $US1.14 billion – after costs but before taxes – from a turnover of $US11.96 billion in the three months from April to June 2021. It is the first time Tesla has eclipsed the $1 billion profit milestone in quarterly earnings and is more than 10 times the profit for the same period the prior year, which analysts have reported is “a sign of increasing financial health” for the company...


Tesla Cybertruck delayed until 2022 due to semiconductor shortages
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Tesla Cybertruck delayed until 2022 due to semiconductor shortages

The Tesla Cybertruck looks like it won’t be ready for customer deliveries until 2022 – rather than late 2021 as most recently forecast – due to ongoing component shortages in the global automotive industry. The radical-looking Tesla Cybertruck remains listed as available to order on the company’s Australian website, which as of today is still giving local buyers the option to leave a fully refundable $150 deposit for the vehicle (pictured below)...


US distances itself from Australian Dodge Charger police cars
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US distances itself from Australian Dodge Charger police cars

EXCLUSIVE A radical plan to use Dodge Charger police cars from the USA to patrol Australian streets may have hit a dead end before the first trial has started – even though most police agencies across the nation have reportedly expressed interest in the vehicle...


2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition unveiled
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2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition unveiled

The 2022 Volkswagen Amarok W580X off-road edition has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in April next year. While price and specifications for the 2022 VW Amarok W580X will be announced closer to its on-sale date, key details have been revealed. As with the road-focused VW Amarok W580S, there is no extra power or torque planned for the turbo diesel 3...


Renewed calls for mobile speed camera warning signs as a year’s worth of fines are issued in a month 
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Renewed calls for mobile speed camera warning signs as a year’s worth of fines are issued in a month 

The NSW Opposition has backed growing community anger over an unprecedented surge in fines from mobile speed cameras since warning signs were removed six months ago. The latest figures show speed camera cars in NSW now earn almost as much in one month as they previously earned in a year. In the first six months of 2021, mobile speed cameras in NSW issued $28 million in fines versus just $2...


Queensland mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras start today
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Queensland mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras start today

Queensland authorities will begin to rollout mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras across the state from today – however drivers will be issued warnings rather than fines for the first three months. In addition to using cameras to detect drivers handling mobile phones, Queensland is believed to be the first jurisdiction in the world to use fixed-camera technology to detect seatbelt offences...


Toyota dealers in Australia won’t stop buyers selling their LandCruiser 300 Series after they take delivery
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Toyota dealers in Australia won’t stop buyers selling their LandCruiser 300 Series after they take delivery

Toyota dealers in Australia have cast doubt on reports out of Japan claiming the car giant is trying to stop buyers selling their new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series within 12 months of taking delivery. A comment by a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series customer in Japan – posted on the social media platform Twitter – claimed he was asked to sign an agreement to not immediately sell the vehicle...


Chevrolet Corvette sold out before the first one lands in Australia
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Chevrolet Corvette sold out before the first one lands in Australia

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette sports-car has become a sell-out success before the first example has even been displayed on a showroom floor. And some buyers have agreed to pay dealer delivery fees in excess of $20,000 to secure a vehicle, in some cases pushing drive-away prices beyond $200,000...


2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series police car and base model imagined
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2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series police car and base model imagined

The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is just around the corner – due in Australian showrooms in the last few months of this year. It will bring to an end the 14-year run of the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series which is almost sold out. We’ve already been given a preview of what the most expensive models in the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series range will look like, in the form of the Sahara replacement and a rugged new GR Sport variant...


Tesla owner creates V8 sound for his car – and it’s awesome
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Tesla owner creates V8 sound for his car – and it’s awesome

A Tesla owner in the US has added V8 sound to his electric car and the result needs to be heard to be believed. Brooks Weisblat – who is also a bit of a YouTube sensation thanks to his collection of fast-car videos on his DragTimes channel – has demonstrated how easy it is to upload the sound of a hardcore V8 and then pump the sound through the vehicle’s external speakers...


Holden’s Lang Lang test track sold for $36.3 million, documents reveal
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Holden’s Lang Lang test track sold for $36.3 million, documents reveal

Holden’s test track at Lang Lang on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne sold for the tidy sum of $36.3 million, according to documents on file with the Victorian Government. The sale went through last year and new owners Vinfast – one of Vietnam’s richest companies and automotive start-up – has been operating out of the facility for close to 12 months...