2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled with potential welding fault
Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five examples of its 2020 Sprinter van, citing a potential fault with B-pillar welding joints.
The affected vehicles were sold between 13 October 2020 and 30 November 2020 (Model Year 2020).
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “As part of the production process, the B-pillar that joins the floor panel structure may not be welded correctly.”
LDV does double backflip on drive-away deal for T60 ute, will honour prices if it can get stock
Chinese car company LDV has removed then reinstated a discount offer on runout models of the LDV T60 ute after pressure from dealers who were faced with having to tell customers the price they signed up to was about to go up.
However, customers who have already placed an order will only receive their LDV T60 utes at the discounted price if the factory can deliver them.
Ford joins forces with ARB for dealer-fit accessories
ARB bullbars and accessories for the Ford Ranger ute and Ford Everest 4WD will soon be available with Ford’s five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty if fitted to vehicles by the dealer when new.
The tie-up between Ford and ARB was formally announced today ahead of the rollout of the program in the second half of this year.
However, there is just one catch. The cost of the Ford-endorsed ARB accessories are expected to be slightly higher than the same parts sold via ARB stores.
Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Dual-Cab Ute
Here’s how the best contenders compared in our annual Drive Car of the Year test.
Australians are asking more of their utes every day. While many buyers still rely on them as workhorses, they are increasingly being used for work and play.
To that end, today’s double cab utes must have a broad range of abilities. No other vehicles have as much asked of them.
2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Large Luxury SUV
Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Large Luxury SUV
The Large Luxury SUV segment didn’t exist two decades ago, but BMW changed the landscape with the launch of its X5 that forced every premium carmaker to re-evaluate their product line up.