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Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst record in the hands of F1 ace Jenson Button

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Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst record in the hands of F1 ace Jenson Button

The Honda Civic Type R has set a blistering but unofficial lap record for a road-legal hot hatch at Mount Panorama Bathurst, posting a time of 2 minutes 35.207 in the hands of Formula 1 ace Jenson Button...

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Toyota introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Australia, but there’s a catch
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Toyota introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Australia, but there’s a catch

Toyota Australia is finally poised to roll out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its new-car range – starting with the new RAV4 which goes on sale this week. However, the technology won’t be fitted to cars on the production line until later this year...


2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs
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2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs

The new Toyota RAV4 arriving in showrooms this week has class-leading levels of standard safety technology – and the option of hybrid power for the first time – but the recommended retail price has risen by up to $1200 on certain models and drive-away pricing has increased by more than $3000 on some of the most popular variants...


2019 LDV T60 Trailrider launches with Australian-tuned suspension
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2019 LDV T60 Trailrider launches with Australian-tuned suspension

The Chinese LDV T60 ute is poised to better handle harsh Australian backroads after joining the growing number of imported vehicles opting for locally-tuned suspension. The LDV T60 has been updated with suspension tuning by Walkinshaw Automotive Group – using the same team of engineers who developed Holden Special Vehicles over the past 30 years, including the HSV SportsCat pick-up...


Targa Tasmania 2019: Lotus scores first win, Hyundai causes major upset
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Targa Tasmania 2019: Lotus scores first win, Hyundai causes major upset

The 2019 Targa Tasmania road rally has delivered a number of surprise results and a first-time winner. Veteran racer Paul Stokell finally won his first Targa Tasmania outright – also earning the first win for Lotus – while rally driver Brendan Reeves delivered an impressive debut result for the Hyundai i30N hot hatch, claiming 6th in the GT2 class and 15th outright ahead of more fancied machinery...


2019 Isuzu MU-X review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Isuzu MU-X review

Despite its age, the Isuzu MU-X is one of Australia’s best selling ute-derived SUVs. The 2019 update still lacks advanced safety and infotainment but drives better than before.


HSV SportsCat RS unveiled: new limited edition fills price gap
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HSV SportsCat RS unveiled: new limited edition fills price gap

Holden Special Vehicles has rolled out another limited-edition SportsCat ute, this time to fill the gap between the regular model and the flagship SportsCat Plus. Priced from $63,990 plus on-road costs with a six-speed auto, the SportsCat RS slots between the $60,790 price of the regular model and $66,790 for the range-topping version...


2019 Isuzu D-Max review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Isuzu D-Max review

How does the updated Isuzu D-Max stack up as it prepares to be replaced by an all-new model next year?

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Isuzu announces six-year warranty, seven-year capped price servicing
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Isuzu announces six-year warranty, seven-year capped price servicing

Isuzu Ute Australia has boosted warranty, roadside assistance and capped priced servicing coverage on all new vehicles sold after 1 May 2019. The extra customer care packages coincide with the arrival of the updated model year 2019 D-Max ute and MU-X SUV, which have had a subtle visual makeover and equipment changes...


Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: more luxury for runout special edition
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Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: more luxury for runout special edition

The Isuzu X-Runner special edition has been revived to coincide with a range of upgrades to the rest of the D-Max range as it approaches the end of this generation’s model cycle. Unlike the last D-Max X-Runner introduced in 2017 as a mid-range model, the 2019 edition is based on the top-of-the-range LS-T...


Isuzu D-Max rear suspension recall: 80% of vehicles yet to be fixed
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Isuzu D-Max rear suspension recall: 80% of vehicles yet to be fixed

Isuzu Ute Australia says there have so far been four reported cases of faulty leaf springs showing “symptoms” of a defect that could lead to a fracture and collapse of the rear suspension. However, no actual suspension failures have been reported locally and Isuzu says it has replaced the rear leaf springs in 20 per cent of the approximately 4000 D-Max utes caught in the global recall during the first four weeks of the campaign...


Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition
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Toyota Hilux to get AEB, radar cruise, speed sign recognition

Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota HiLux, is about to get advanced safety systems including autonomous emergency braking, speed sign recognition, and radar cruise control – just months after the same tech was confirmed for the HiLux in Europe...


BMW M5: Victoria Police take delivery of Australia’s fastest highway patrol car
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BMW M5: Victoria Police take delivery of Australia’s fastest highway patrol car

It’s the fastest and most expensive highway patrol car to ever wear a police badge on active duty in Australia.  And with a staggeringly quick 0 to 100km/h time of just 3.4 seconds – as fast as a Porsche – it will be impossible for the bad guys to outrun. Victoria Police are about to be the envy of their colleagues across the country with a pair of high-performance BMW sedans making as much power as a V8 Supercar...


Mercedes X-Class and Nissan Navara to go separate ways: report
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Mercedes X-Class and Nissan Navara to go separate ways: report

The Mercedes X-Class and Nissan Navara utes are set to go separate ways once their current partnership ends, according to a credible report in a German business magazine. While the X-Class is not about to disappear from showrooms anytime soon, its long term future is unclear. Mercedes embarked on the joint venture with Nissan to save time and money and join the booming ute market as quickly as possible...


Rivian electric ute and SUV planned for Australia as early as 2022
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Rivian electric ute and SUV planned for Australia as early as 2022

While the debate about electric cars continues in Australia, a battery-powered ute might be just around the corner. US start-up Rivian says it is planning to sell its R1T double-cab pick-up and R1S family SUV in Australia, with a possible showroom arrival as early as 2022...