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Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line
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18th Apr 2019
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Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line

Great Wall is talking a big game with its new ute, boldly claiming it'll sit with the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger as a top-three selling mid-sized ute globally, but its pricing Down Under will be a closer match for the Ssangyong Musso. The mid-range 'Passenger' version of the as-yet unnamed ute will be priced at around $35,000 with an automatic transmission, diesel, and four-wheel drive according to Haval Australia managing director, Koma Li.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Australian details
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18th Apr 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Australian details

Preliminary Australian details for the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA have been released today, ahead of its sales launch during the third quarter of 2019. Pricing and full specifications are still to be confirmed, but first to arrive will be the CLA200, followed shortly by the CLA250 4Matic.
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James Wong
Jaguar: The V8 has 'tonnes of life' left
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17th Apr 2019
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Jaguar: The V8 has 'tonnes of life' left

Despite the global crackdown on emissions, Jaguar has committed to sticking with a V8 for its performance vehicles, a move which will please dyed in the wool petrol heads. Speaking to media at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Saint Tropez, director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, Jamal Hameedi, said the V8 engine will survive in the face of tightening emissions controls. “Tonnes of life," he said, asked how much time the configuration has left.
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Paul Maric
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS unveiled: Australian launch due this year
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17th Apr 2019
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS unveiled: Australian launch due this year

Mercedes has unveiled its most luxurious SUV yet. The new generation Mercedes GLS is larger in every dimension than its predecessor (length +77 mm, width +22 mm, wheelbase +60mm) to create a more spacious cabin – and crammed it with technology. All three rows of seats have electric adjustment and there are two giant 11.6-inch touchscreens for second-row passengers. There’s also an optional 7-inch Android tablet that stows in its own docking station in the second row arm rest.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 LDV T60: Macho twin-turbo ute imminent
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17th Apr 2019
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2021 LDV T60: Macho twin-turbo ute imminent

LDV is making inroads locally with its cheap (but well-equipped) T60 ute, selling a few hundred a month despite supply constraints, but we expect the next iteration due in 2021 to be quite a step up. Indeed, it’s shaping up as a real Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton rival in every area bar badge credibility. The current T60 sells based on its price, with the top-of-the-tree Luxe grade moving for $32,990 drive-away. The new one will offer more of everything.
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Mike Costello