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Nissan Navara Warrior back in production

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Nissan Navara Warrior back in production

The Nissan Navara Warrior is back in production after a two-and-a-half month pause due to the coronavirus crisis, which delayed arrivals of donor vehicles from the Thailand factory...

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2021 Ford F-150 teased ahead of unveiling later this week
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2021 Ford F-150 teased ahead of unveiling later this week

The 2021 Ford F-150 will be unveiled later this week and the company has released a teaser image via Twitter which shows the updated model will have a bold new light signature, a bulging bonnet and a redesigned grille. The daytime running lights appear to extend beyond the main beams and down into lamps in the front bumper...


New Bugatti watch costs more than a house
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New Bugatti watch costs more than a house

The Buggati Chiron is the world’s fastest production car by a comfortable margin – with a top speed of 490km/h – or 304mph in the old money, and a price tag of $USD3.5 million not including taxes. Now there’s a watch named after it with an equally astronomical price. The watch is called a Twin Turbo Furious 300+ (a reference to the 300mph target) and only three will be made...


ANCAP Rescue: the new phone app that could save your life
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ANCAP Rescue: the new phone app that could save your life

A database of 500 new and used cars – with instructions on how to cut them open after a crash – is now only a fingertip away for emergency services and could save lives by saving valuable seconds. ANCAP Rescue is a new app produced by Australia’s crash test authority – the Australasian New Car Assessment Program – and is available free of charge to fire and rescue crews who need to find the fastest way to safely cut open a vehicle after a major incident...


How Australia shaped the 2021 Mazda BT-50
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How Australia shaped the 2021 Mazda BT-50

Mazda Australia played a pivotal role in the new generation BT-50 ute, after a partnership that spanned almost half a century ended with Ford. Development of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 started five years ago, and Australia was the driving force. The Mazda BT-50 is not a global model for the Japanese brand, however it is critical for Australia...


2021 Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50: first utes with centre airbags
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2021 Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50: first utes with centre airbags

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 twins will have a centre airbag between the two front seats – making them among the first vehicles on sale in Australia with this advanced safety feature. Until now, a centre airbag has only been available in Australia on a $200,000 Audi A8 limousine (pictured below)...


2021 Mazda BT-50 unveiled, in showrooms this year
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2021 Mazda BT-50 unveiled, in showrooms this year

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms before the end of this year. The firstly completely new model in 10 years marks the end of a 48-year partnership with Ford and commences a new journey with Isuzu. As CarAdvice has reported earlier, the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is based on the yet-to-be-released 2021 Isuzu D-Max, after Ford and Mazda decided to go separate ways...


Countdown to Holden closure: email leaks and the plane trip from Detroit
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Countdown to Holden closure: email leaks and the plane trip from Detroit

EXCLUSIVE The bombshell announcement about the closure of the Holden brand narrowly avoided being broken weeks earlier than planned – after claims that executives openly drafted confidential emails while sitting in business class on a flight home from Detroit...


Ford Ranger gets F-150 Raptor treatment
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Ford Ranger gets F-150 Raptor treatment

Why on earth didn’t Ford think of this genius idea? The call for a right-hand-drive Ford F-150 Raptor has finally been answered – sort of – thanks to a group of enthusiasts who have grafted look-a-like kits onto Ford Ranger utes. TTN Hypersport in Thailand has come up with the kits using a combination of fibreglass and polycarbonate bolt-on bodywork to transform humble Ford Ranger pick-ups into F-150 Raptor monster trucks...


You call that a ute? Meet the supercharged Chevrolet Goliath 6x6
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You call that a ute? Meet the supercharged Chevrolet Goliath 6x6

Just when you thought the Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 couldn’t get any crazier, US tuning firm Hennessey has fitted a supercharger to boost the V8 to a mind-boggling 800 horsepower. The custom-built, road-legal six-wheel-drive monster truck costs in excess of $USD400,000 in North America, equivalent to about $AUD600,000 based on today’s exchange rates...


Million-dollar scrapyard: final resting place for supercars in Dubai  
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Million-dollar scrapyard: final resting place for supercars in Dubai  

One of the world’s richest scrapyards is likely to expand after authorities in Dubai announced plans to step up efforts to clear the streets of abandoned luxury cars. According to Gulf News, approximately 2000 to 3000 cars are abandoned in Dubai each year...


This 1981 Toyota HiLux costs more than a new model
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This 1981 Toyota HiLux costs more than a new model

An immaculate 1981 Toyota HiLux is being advertised for an astronomical $USD50,000 – the equivalent of $AUD73,000 – in the US, in yet another example of classic Japanese cars starting to fetch big dollars. By comparison, the current 2020 Toyota HiLux range tops out at $62,990 drive-away for a Rugged X or Rogue edition...


Solar-powered Tesla Model 3 takes 10 days to recharge
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Solar-powered Tesla Model 3 takes 10 days to recharge

A YouTube star has attempted to recharge a Tesla Model 3 electric car using only the power of the sun. The channel ItsYeBoi rigged up a trailer and fitted it with eight solar panels. Although the trailer was not properly attached to the Tesla Model 3 – the neck appeared to be resting on top of a spare tyre in the boot, as the car was driven slowly around a parking lot – the experiment aimed to find out if solar power could provide an endless source of energy to an electric car...


Jeep blocks Mahindra over copycat design
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Jeep blocks Mahindra over copycat design

Jeep has won its bid for an order to block the sale of Mahindra off-road vehicles that were alleged to be copycat designs of its iconic Wrangler, the Bloomberg news agency has reported. The International Trade Commission ruled that the Mahindra Roxor – an off-road buggy that cannot be road registered in North America as it does not meet the latest approval standards – is a copy of the Jeep Wrangler and that it cannot be sold in the US...


10 cars that beat the coronavirus
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10 cars that beat the coronavirus

Australians are treating themselves to “getaway cars” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, so they can holiday at home rather than travel overseas. The federal government’s $150,000 instant asset tax write-off has also accelerated sales of certain work vehicles...