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NSW State Emergency Service launches fleet renewal program in the lead-up to national volunteer week

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NSW State Emergency Service launches fleet renewal program in the lead-up to national volunteer week

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has launched the latest round of its multimillion-dollar fleet renewal program to better prepare rescue volunteers for floods, fires and other disasters...

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2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition details revealed
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2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition details revealed

The final edition of the 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero is due in showrooms within weeks after production ended following a 39-year run. Australia has been allocated a final batch of 800 examples of the 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero seven-seat four-wheel-drive, all of which will be badged Final Edition...


Hyundai Nexo hydrogen car sets distance record from Melbourne to Broken Hill, comes back on a trailer
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Hyundai Nexo hydrogen car sets distance record from Melbourne to Broken Hill, comes back on a trailer

A Hyundai Nexo hydrogen car has driven from Melbourne to Broken Hill – emitting only water vapour from its tailpipe – to set an unofficial long distance record. The total distance travelled was 887.5km – according to the car’s odometer – which eclipsed the previous hydrogen car driving distance record of 778km set in 2019 by French aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, also at the wheel of a Hyundai Nexo...


Tesla Model 3 owner busted for the second time ‘driving’ while sitting in the back seat
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Tesla Model 3 owner busted for the second time ‘driving’ while sitting in the back seat

A Tesla driver in California has been arrested for the second time in a month after allegedly ‘driving’ on a freeway while sitting in the back seat as the vehicle was operating in autonomous mode. And a day after the incident, Tesla remains conspicuously silent about any possible “over the air” remedial upgrades it might install in its cars to prevent drivers from taking such risks in future...


Ford Ranger to replace Holden Colorado on Victoria Police general duties fleet
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Ford Ranger to replace Holden Colorado on Victoria Police general duties fleet

The Ford Ranger has earned its police stripes in Victoria and will replace the current fleet of Holden Colorado utes – at a rate of 200 vehicles per year, as each example comes up for retirement. A third-party supplier has developed a new prisoner module to be fitted to the back of two-door space cab and four-door crew cab vehicles, and Ford says it has tested the new set-up at its engineering centre near Geelong...


2021 Hyundai Kona Active 2.0 review
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2021 Hyundai Kona Active 2.0 review

The Hyundai Kona Active is the second-cheapest ticket into the range. Here's how it compares to the rest of the range.

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2021 Isuzu MU-X caught on camera on Sydney streets, Australian arrival just months away
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2021 Isuzu MU-X caught on camera on Sydney streets, Australian arrival just months away

The 2021 Isuzu MU-X is a step closer to Australian showrooms, after an example was caught on camera while filming a television commercial late at night in the Sydney CBD. An eagle-eyed reader sent the photos to CarAdvice after spotting the 2021 Isuzu MU-X being filmed by a crew in a matte black Mercedes SUV which was armed with camera equipment...


Federal Budget good news for new-car buyers and tradies: Here's what you need to know
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Federal Budget good news for new-car buyers and tradies: Here's what you need to know

Tradies and small businesses waiting for cars delayed by severe stock shortages have been given more time to take delivery of their new vehicles after the Federal Government announced another extension of the instant asset tax write-off scheme...


Legal dispute between Jeep and Mahindra heats up in Australia
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Legal dispute between Jeep and Mahindra heats up in Australia

EXCLUSIVE The global battle between US car giant Jeep and Indian manufacturer Mahindra over a four-wheel-drive with an uncanny likeness to the iconic Jeep Wrangler has moved to Australia. At a case management hearing in the Federal Court of Australia today, legal representatives for Jeep and Mahindra went head-to-head to dispute the terms of an agreement which would effectively ban the Mahindra Thar – a Jeep Wrangler look-a-like – from being marketed and sold in Australia...


2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 buyers to get free servicing and a track day in lieu of missing equipment
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 buyers to get free servicing and a track day in lieu of missing equipment

Australian buyers of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will receive three years free servicing and an exclusive track day experience in lieu of equipment that was advertised for – but missing from – the special edition cars. The make-good measures are estimated by CarAdvice to cost Ford Australia in excess of $1 million...


1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III register almost sold out
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1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III register almost sold out

A book that covers one of the most iconic cars in Australian motoring history – and traces every example ever built – is about to sell out, despite an eye-watering price of close to $300. The historic book lists every 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III ever produced. The mighty V8 dominated the Bathurst car races and was the fastest production sedan in the world at the time...


2022 Ford Ranger Raptor to get twin-turbo V6 petrol in the US, Australia could get turbo diesel V6
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2022 Ford Ranger Raptor to get twin-turbo V6 petrol in the US, Australia could get turbo diesel V6

There has been further speculation the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor will be powered by a twin-turbo petrol V6 borrowed from the high-performance Ford Explorer ST and paired to a 10-speed auto. The latest report comes via enthusiast website Ford Authority, which claims to have based the information on sources familiar with the next-generation Ford Ranger...


Toyota HiLux and Toyota Hiace gripped by severe stock shortages heading into June
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Toyota HiLux and Toyota Hiace gripped by severe stock shortages heading into June

Australia’s top-selling ute and van – the Toyota HiLux and Toyota Hiace – are facing severe stock shortages in the lead-up to the biggest month of the year for commercial vehicle sales. The month of June is a boom time for ute and van sales as businesses – big and small – take advantage of end of financial year deals...


2021 Hyundai Staria details emerge, Hyundai iLoad van almost sold out
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2021 Hyundai Staria details emerge, Hyundai iLoad van almost sold out

Hyundai dealers could soon be faced with a black-out on delivery vans as stock of the runout iLoad sells faster than expected – and they have not been given an estimated arrival time for the new model, the spaceship-like Hyundai Staria. Remaining dealer stock of the Hyundai iLoad is being mopped up by businesses big and small in the lead up to the end of the financial year on June 30...


LDV does double backflip on drive-away deal for T60 ute, will honour prices if it can get stock
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LDV does double backflip on drive-away deal for T60 ute, will honour prices if it can get stock

Chinese car company LDV has removed then reinstated a discount offer on runout models of the LDV T60 ute after pressure from dealers who were faced with having to tell customers the price they signed up to was about to go up. However, customers who have already placed an order will only receive their LDV T60 utes at the discounted price if the factory can deliver them...