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2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review

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2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review

Without base changes to keep it fresh, Mazda Australia has turned to window dressing to keep BT-50 sales buoyant. With a few more years to run before an all-new replacement arrives, Mazda’s ute gets a new face to help carry it through while the fundamentals fall into a holding pattern...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 X-Class ute over concerns about the tyre pressure monitoring software. According to the company, a software error (code RY2) in the tyre pressure monitoring system of some X-Class vehicles might prevent it from displaying a low tyre pressure warning in the instrument cluster...


2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SD4 HSE review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SD4 HSE review

The Discovery Sport has been a strong weapon in the Land Rover arsenal since it was first released. Here we review the SD4 HSE in five-seat guise to see if it can still cut it with the segment leaders.

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$71,360

2018 LDV T60 Luxe 4x4 automatic review: Owner loaner
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 LDV T60 Luxe 4x4 automatic review: Owner loaner

Australia’s love affair with utes shows no signs of slowing, presenting a prime opportunity for new entrants like the LDV T60 to slot in. While the Chinese brand is far from a household name right now, it could be just one convincing product away from success. Could the T60 be the one?

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$36,831

2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 review

Its sales outrank some bigger-name family SUVs, but its tech and features don’t always live up to contemporary expectations. Does the Isuzu MU-X prove that Australian hearts really do belong in the country’s wide open spaces?

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$52,500

2018 Jeep Compass Limited review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Jeep Compass Limited review

Replacing the old Compass means the new generation had to be significantly better, and it is. This is a competitive segment, though, so even the Jeep brand heritage won't do all the hard work for the company's small SUV.

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$41,250

2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX review

Mitsubishi has updated its 2018 Pajero Sport with more kit, so we're out in the base GLX version to see if the off-road-savvy SUV's buck-banging pitch suits the urban jungle.

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$45,500

Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison
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Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison

When Mercedes-Benz chose to enter the dual-cab ute market with the new X-Class, it didn’t go it alone. Working partner Nissan lent a hand – and a variety of components from the Navara – to get the job done. The two aren’t exactly the same. The X-Class is more than just a Navara with a three-pointed star on the nose (despite what you might read in our comments), but it’s not entirely different...


Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 coming under $50k
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Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 coming under $50k

  Volkswagen is preparing a more affordable Amarok Core V6 to slot in below the current Sportline, with a starting price below $50,000 and a manual option. Speaking with media at an event in Sydney today, the company confirmed the new model will be showing up in dealerships from October in eight-speed automatic guise...


2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed on global corporate site
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2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed on global corporate site

The all-new Suzuki Jimny has been revealed on the company's global and Japanese websites, ahead of a full launch in July. In terms of design, there's no real surprises here considering we've seen the final look on several occasions through spy images and leaks in the Japanese media...


2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak review

Once the Ford Ranger Raptor arrives later this year, the Wildtrak will be bumped from the top spot of the Blue Oval's hierarchy. Before that happens, we've jumped behind the wheel for another spin to see if the 2018 Ranger Wildtrak can still stack up.

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$60,090

2018 Toyota Prado GX review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Toyota Prado GX review

While the GXL is the quintessential go-to for so many Prado buyers, there's also the entry-grade GX manual as an option for those on a tighter budget.

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$53,490

2018 Mazda BT-50 recalled for steering fix
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2018 Mazda BT-50 recalled for steering fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 11 BT-50 utes sold at the end of April, over concerns vehicles could experience a loss of steering. The company reports that a "potential quality issue" with the welding of the lower intermediate steering shaft is the cause of the fault, which in turn could cause sudden, unexpected loss of steering...


2018 Ford Ranger, Everest recalled for steering fix
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2018 Ford Ranger, Everest recalled for steering fix

Ford Australia has recalled the 2018 Everest and Ranger, over concerns the intermediate steering shaft weld might not be to specification. According to the company, the potentially dodgy weld could make the steering column detach from the steering gear. If that happens, there's a risk the driver will lose steering, increasing the risk of accident or injury...


2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X manual review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X manual review

Rugged by name, rugged by nature. Toyota has long maintained the HiLux is unbreakable, and its newest flagship, the Rugged X, wears its off-road credentials on its sleeve. But while it may be tough on the outside, the interior plays up its plushness.

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$61,690

2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs
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2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs

As the North American market begins rollout of the new-generation 2019 Ram 1500, Australian details for the older 2018 Ram 1500 have been announced this week. The older 1500 will continue to be built alongside the new model as a more affordable entry option for American buyers, but, for the foreseeable future, it will be the only version of the 1500 sold here...


Ram 1500: First ute rolls off Aussie production line
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Ram 1500: First ute rolls off Aussie production line

The Ateco Group has produced its first Ram 1500 at its facility in Melbourne, Victoria, ahead of the truck's market launch this month. Pricing and specifications for our market are still to be announced, though all versions will feature a 5.7-litre 'Hemi' V8 – which makes 395hp (294kW) in US trim – and offer a towing capacity of up to 4...


2018 Toyota Fortuner GX review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2018 Toyota Fortuner GX review

While the Fortuner is the most obvious rugged off-roader in the Toyota stable, you might not have considered the manual gearbox. Perhaps you should.

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$42,590

Poll: 2019 Ford Ranger outdoes X-Class
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Poll: 2019 Ford Ranger outdoes X-Class

It doesn't have a three-pointed star on the nose, but the 2019 Ford Ranger has taken down the Mercedes-Benz X-Class in this week's poll. A whopping 65 per cent of voters favoured the updated Ranger, which now packs autonomous emergency braking and a bi-turbo 2.0-litre diesel option, over the first-ever X-Class.  The Ranger line-up tops out at $63,990 before on-roads for the 2...


2018 Ram 2500, 3500 pricing and specs
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2018 Ram 2500, 3500 pricing and specs

Ateco Australia has announced a host of 2018 model year changes to the Ram 2500 and 3500 in Australia, promising better comfort and refinement from a new, locally-developed suspension tune. Behind the wheel, the changes start with a new 8.4-inch uConnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...