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Nissan Patrol next in line for locally tuned, mega off-road edition

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Nissan Patrol next in line for locally tuned, mega off-road edition

Nissan is poised to give its Patrol V8 another boost following its recent sales surge – with plans for a special edition designed to appeal to hardcore off-roaders...

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Nissan Terra still unlikely for Australia
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Nissan Terra still unlikely for Australia

The Nissan Terra is no closer to being introduced in Australia – in this generation or beyond – because the cost to upgrade it to meet local standards is for now deemed prohibitively expensive. The Nissan Terra is a seven-seat four-wheel-drive based on the Navara ute and went on sale overseas last year...


Nissan Titan pick-up still a chance for Australia
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Nissan Titan pick-up still a chance for Australia

The Nissan Titan pick-up has been given new hope of coming to Australia, after being ruled in and out for local introduction over the past two years. Nissan Australia boss Steve Lester says the company has not given up on getting the Nissan Titan into local showrooms – and has been buoyed by the success of the Ram 1500, which until recently was only available with petrol V8...


Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60
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Best ute 2019 comparison: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Isuzu D-Max v Holden Colorado v Volkswagen Amarok v Mazda BT-50 v Mercedes X-Class v Ssangyong Musso XLV v LDV T60

We test 11 of the best double-cab utes on sale in Australia today, including towing, loading, in the city and suburbs, and off-road.


2020 Isuzu D-Max teased: All-new model due in Australian showrooms next year
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2020 Isuzu D-Max teased: All-new model due in Australian showrooms next year

Isuzu has given the world a sneak peek of the new-generation D-Max ute, which is expected in Australian showrooms in 2020. As these images taken from the video show, the Isuzu D-Max will maintain its familiar tough-truck look, however it will be completely new from the wheels up...


Hyundai introduces seven-year warranty as a limited offer
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Hyundai introduces seven-year warranty as a limited offer

Hyundai has introduced a seven-year warranty across most of its model range – up from the industry-first five-year coverage it introduced 20 years ago. However, according to a confidential dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice, the factory-backed extended warranty only applies to certain Hyundai vehicles ordered and delivered from the beginning of October through to the end of December 2019 – with “no exceptions”...


Holden posts lowest monthly sales since 1948
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Holden posts lowest monthly sales since 1948

Holden has posted its lowest monthly sales result since the first car rolled off the production line and then-Prime Minister Ben Chifley declared “she’s a beauty” in 1948. The latest sales figures show Holden reported just 2863 cars as sold in September 2019 – the lowest result in its 71 year history – a decline of 38 per cent compared to the same month the previous year...


Audi RS3 sedan and hatch return delayed until 2020
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Audi RS3 sedan and hatch return delayed until 2020

Fans of Audi’s most affordable high-performance models will need to wait a little longer before the RS3 sedan and hatch return to Australian showrooms. Audi stopped production of the Audi RS3 twins in late 2018 while the company had to redo the certification process to meet Europe’s real-world fuel economy tests known as WLTP (worldwide harmonised light vehicle test)...


Mitsubishi Triton Toby Price edition goes on sale
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Mitsubishi Triton Toby Price edition goes on sale

Mitsubishi has finally released a Toby Price special edition of the Triton ute – two years after the off-road and enduro motorcycle world champion became an ambassador for the brand. The two-time Dakar Rally winner – in 2016 and in 2019 while nursing a broken wrist – will put his name to 500 Toby Price editions of the Mitsubishi Triton and each will come with a certificate numbered 1 to 500...


Mitsubishi inches closer to seven-year warranty across the range
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Mitsubishi inches closer to seven-year warranty across the range

Mitsubishi has hinted for the second time in two months that it will move to a permanent seven-year warranty across the range, rather than as a special offer on the Triton ute. The seven-year/150,000km warranty — up from the standard five years/unlimited kilometres — was introduced with the facelifted Triton in December 2018...


2020 Mitsubishi Triton review
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2020 Mitsubishi Triton review

Australia’s top-selling ute among private buyers has come in for some minor but worthwhile changes for 2020.

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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross brings AWD to mid-range LS
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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross brings AWD to mid-range LS

Mitsubishi has given its Eclipse Cross city SUV a mild makeover and a slight price rise on some models for 2020 – and added the option of all-wheel drive for the mid-range LS. Previously, all-wheel drive was only available on the flagship Eclipse Cross Exceed priced from $38,990 plus on-roads, although the RRP for 2020 has been bumped up by $200 to $39,190...


Best ute deals: sharp discounts emerge as sales continue to slide
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Best ute deals: sharp discounts emerge as sales continue to slide

The Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger remain our top two selling vehicles outright, however they are also facing an uphill battle as with the rest of the ute market as demand continues to slide. Most of the big brands have slashed prices to help move metal but some of the savings are easier to find than others...


2020 Nissan Patrol: biggest update in six years in Australia by end of 2019
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2020 Nissan Patrol: biggest update in six years in Australia by end of 2019

The Nissan Patrol has been given a major makeover with a bold new look, advanced safety technology, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto the headline acts. The 2020 Nissan Patrol was unveiled in the Middle East overnight – its biggest market – and it will be in Australian showrooms by the end of this year...


Tesla breaks down on Nurburgring during electric-car record attempt
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Tesla breaks down on Nurburgring during electric-car record attempt

Tesla’s prototype Model S might be quick – last week posting an unofficial time that would have shattered the Porsche Taycan’s lap record at the Nurburgring – but the US electric-car maker has suffered an embarrassing setback. One of two cars sent to Germany to take the electric-car lap record away from Porsche has been filmed while conked out on the side of the road just a few hundred metres away from the pit exit, near the start of the 20...