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2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max: Price and equipment differences

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2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max: Price and equipment differences

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max are twins under the skin, made on the same production line and – presumably – cost the same to build. But as we discovered, manufacturing cost has little to do with how car companies set prices – and there are numerous examples that defy logic...

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2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car versus McLaren 720S in drag race
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2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car versus McLaren 720S in drag race

Car enthusiasts – and YouTube channels – can’t get enough of the sheer speed of electric performance cars. Until the novelty wears off – and every person on the planet is aware of the capability of electric cars when the tech is applied for maximum acceleration – we will continue to be treated to videos like this...


Crash video: Another Ford Mustang bites the dust
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Crash video: Another Ford Mustang bites the dust

Don’t try this at home. While we hate to see any nice car get wrecked, videos of Ford Mustangs crashing have reached cult status in the US. Usually it’s because the driver has given the V8 a foot-full of throttle, the rear tyres break traction (gee, wonder what happened to the traction control and stability control switches?) and, before you know it, the driver has exceeded his limits and the laws of physics...


REVISIT: 2020 Toyota GR Yaris review: Preview drive

REVISIT: 2020 Toyota GR Yaris review: Preview drive

NOTE: Toyota recently announced local pricing for the GR Yaris, which has turned the anticipation up a notch for the exciting micro hot-hatch. Thinking of putting an order in? Re-read our prototype review to reacquaint yourself with the GR Yaris! All early-access figures and speculative pricing below are based on information provided at the preview event...

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$49,500

Ford Australia rules out fixed-pricing "agency" sales model
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Ford Australia rules out fixed-pricing "agency" sales model

The new boss of Ford Australia has ruled out a shift to a fixed-pricing "agency" sales model, which Honda is poised to do next year and Mercedes will adopt from 2022. Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic (pictured below) told media during a roundtable conference this week the company was committed to strengthening its existing dealer network...


Interview: Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic
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Interview: Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic

The new boss of Ford Australia, Andrew Birkic, has been in the top job for a little more than a month, but he has been with the Blue Oval brand for more than 26 years. We asked the former global brand manager for Ford Ranger about plans for a V6 Ford Ranger Raptor, the chances of the Ford Explorer, F-150 and Bronco nameplates ever returning to Australian showrooms – and if Ford will stay in V8 Supercars once Holden is gone...


2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max price announced, in showrooms December
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2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max price announced, in showrooms December

Ford has finally answered the call for a ute with the DNA of a Ranger Raptor, but the towing and payload capacity of a workhorse. The 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max will start from $65,940 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms in December – which slots the new model between the popular Ranger XLT and flagship Ranger Raptor...


Mitsubishi launches 10-year warranty, but there’s a catch 
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Mitsubishi launches 10-year warranty, but there’s a catch 

Mitsubishi is poised to introduce Australia’s first 10-year warranty – the longest coverage offered by a car-maker locally, and double the length of time offered by most rivals. The warranty is set to increase from five or seven years currently offered on selected models, to 10 years coverage across the entire range from October 2020...


2021 Isuzu D-Max: First ute to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria 
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2021 Isuzu D-Max: First ute to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria 

The all-new Isuzu D-Max ute is the first ute on sale in Australia to earn a five-star safety rating under new, more stringent criteria. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max achieved the highest score of a five-star safety rating following the latest round of tests in by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...


2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria
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2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria

The 2021 Toyota Yaris has been awarded a five-star crash safety rating when measured against new, tougher criteria. An Australian-specification right-hand-drive version of the 2021 Toyota Yaris has been tested by European authorities, and validated by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...


2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: is Australia about to get a 'Raptor Junior'?
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2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: is Australia about to get a 'Raptor Junior'?

Is the Ford Ranger Raptor family about to grow? Ford Australia has released a teaser video of a limited edition Ranger on its social media channels less than 24 hours after the Ford Ranger Tremor was unveiled in the US. The Ford Ranger Tremor is a effectively a ‘Raptor Junior’ edition; it gets Fox shocks and 33-inch BF Goodrich K02 off-road tyres on 17-inch rims, but maintains the leaf spring rear end and a higher towing capacity...


Dream garage: Suzuki Jimny wagon and ute imagined
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Dream garage: Suzuki Jimny wagon and ute imagined

The Suzuki Jimny has proven to be such a runaway success the company is reportedly considering wagon and ute versions of the pint-sized four-wheel-drive. The waiting list for a new Suzuki Jimny still stretches up to 12 months in Australia, even though production has ramped up in an attempt to catch up with demand...


Kia and Suzuki commit to sub-$20,000 cars as rivals leave the segment 
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Kia and Suzuki commit to sub-$20,000 cars as rivals leave the segment 

The two heavyweights of the sub-$20,000 small-car class – Kia and Suzuki – have pledged to continue selling vehicles in the most affordable end of the market, as an increasing number of rivals have vacated the segment. Brands that have recently priced themselves out of the sub-$20,000 category include market leader Toyota, second-placed Mazda, and former budget-car king Hyundai...


Suzuki Jimny still sold out for six to 12 months as demand continues to rise
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Suzuki Jimny still sold out for six to 12 months as demand continues to rise

The Suzuki Jimny four-wheel-drive remains sold out for up to a year despite the factory ramping up production in an attempt to meet a new surge in demand. Approximately 2500 Suzuki Jimny four-wheel-drives have been sold in Australia since 2019 – more than 1000 of which have been delivered so far this year alone...


Expert forecasts weakest annual new-car sales since 2002
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Expert forecasts weakest annual new-car sales since 2002

One of Australia’s biggest-selling car brands has forecast the industry will finish the year with the weakest annual sales result since 2002. Kia Australia – the second-biggest seller of passenger vehicles locally and sixth best-selling brand outright – says its data shows the national tally of new-car sales will dip to 876,000 for calendar year 2020...