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Ford Ranger ute baby brother named Maverick – report
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4th May 2020
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Ford Ranger ute baby brother named Maverick – report

The Ford Ranger pick-up's smaller ute sibling in the US is expected to be called Maverick – the name of a Ford compact car sold in the US in the 1970s, and the badge given to the Ford version of the Nissan Patrol Y60 sold in Australia between 1988 and 1994. YouTube channel The Fast Lane Truck claims the above image of a tailgate reveals the Maverick name, with space for Ford's famous blue oval badge.
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Liam Murphy
The $150,000 instant asset tax write-off: everything you need to know
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3rd May 2020
4 min read

The $150,000 instant asset tax write-off: everything you need to know

The $150,000 instant asset write-off tax incentive introduced by the Federal Government in the lead-up to the coronavirus lockdowns has caused widespread confusion in the car industry about how it applies to motor vehicles. A special investigation by CarAdvice has found most major car companies are reluctant to offer any guidance about which vehicles might be eligible under the scheme scheduled to run from 12 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, the close of this financial year.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Lexus LC confirmed for Australia, convertible arriving this year
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3rd May 2020
2 min read

2021 Lexus LC confirmed for Australia, convertible arriving this year

UPDATE: The 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible is now on sale in Australia. Details here. Lexus has confirmed its updated 2021 model-year LC Coupe is due in Australian showrooms this June – with the long-awaited LC convertible to join the lineup by the end of 2020. Pricing for the 5.0-litre V8 LC500 Coupe (351kW/540Nm) and 3.5-litre V6 hybrid LC500h Coupe (264kW/348Nm) will be announced closer to its June release. The cost of the V8-only LC500 Convertible will be announced in late 2020.
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Liam Murphy
Electric ute inspired by Land Rover Defender: Bollinger B2
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1st May 2020
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Electric ute inspired by Land Rover Defender: Bollinger B2

US electric car start-up Bollinger has revealed the next iteration of the no-frills off-road truck, called the B2 Cab Chassis. Bollinger is calling it a world first as well, being a Class 3 cab chassis with electric power. For reference, a Class 3 truck in the USA has a gross mass of 4,536–6,350 kg, with examples being a Ford F-350 an F-450, as well as the Ram 3500.
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Sam Purcell
Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)
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1st May 2020
3 min read

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality.
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Susannah Guthrie