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2021 Mazda BT-50 scores five stars for safety, loses points for pedestrian protection
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1 day ago
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2021 Mazda BT-50 scores five stars for safety, loses points for pedestrian protection

The Mazda BT-50 has been awarded a five-star safety rating, making it one of the safest utes on sale in Australia alongside its twin under the skin, the Isuzu D-Max. However, testing by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – which compares crash safety, collision avoidance technology, and likely injuries to pedestrians and cyclists – found the Mazda BT-50’s bold nose marked it down slightly compared to the Isuzu D-Max.
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2019-2020 Volkswagen Crafter van recalled for faulty window fitment
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3 days ago
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2019-2020 Volkswagen Crafter van recalled for faulty window fitment

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall of 45 examples of its Crafter van with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to a fault with window fitment. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says affected vehicles "could allow water into the vehicle and could even fall off the vehicle". Vehicles were sold between 1 July 2018 and 29 September 2020. Volkswagen is contacting owners to organise a repair, free of charge.
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Nissan Patrol V8 Warrior is go! Dealers told to expect flagship 4WD next year
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3 days ago
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Nissan Patrol V8 Warrior is go! Dealers told to expect flagship 4WD next year

Hardcore off-road fans may finally get the four-wheel-drive wagon they’ve been wishing for, with the locally-developed Nissan Patrol V8 Warrior scheduled to go on sale next year. While Nissan is yet to publicly confirm the vehicle has been signed off, dealers who participated in a confidential meeting about future model plans were shown a teaser image of what the Nissan Patrol V8 Warrior might look like.
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2020 Porsche Taycan price and specs: quicker and cheaper than a 911 – UPDATE
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8th Oct 2020
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2020 Porsche Taycan price and specs: quicker and cheaper than a 911 – UPDATE

UPDATE: Porsche has released an informative video presented by brand ambassador and former F1 aerodynamicist Kate Reid, explaining the technologies and processes behind the Taycan's charging system. We've added the video to the bottom of this story, which is otherwise unchanged. JUNE, 2020: The Porsche Taycan – the German brand's first pure electric car – has undercut the iconic 911 Carrera by almost $40,000, according to official Australian pricing.
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Ben Zachariah
What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes
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5th Oct 2020
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What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars. That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500. “People can’t travel overseas so they’re treating themselves to a new car instead, and choosing one they can take on holidays here,” said a veteran car dealer with more than 20 years in the trade.
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