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2019 Ram 1500 pricing and specs

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2019 Ram 1500 pricing and specs

Ateco Australia has announced 2019 pricing and specs for the Ram 1500, which has gained a bolder new snout and some minor specification improvements for the new year...

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4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

Water crossings aren’t to be taken lightly when you're off-road. If you don’t absolutely have to go through water, best not. The risks are high. Just a little water in the engine could mean a sleepover in the bush, an expensive retrieval and an even more expensive engine rebuild...


Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased
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Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased

Mitsubishi is preparing a rough-and-tough Triton for the Bangkok motor show, but don't hold your breath for a Ranger Raptor rival just yet. Although it looks the part, the as-yet unnamed show car hasn't been confirmed for production. Cross your fingers and toes, then...


2019 Suzuki Jimny manual review: Off-road
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Suzuki Jimny manual review: Off-road

The latest in a long line of proud off-roaders has a big dose of retro charm. But what's it really like on- and off-road?

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$23,990

2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled
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2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 'JL' Wrangler of concerns of a steering fault. The American SUV specialist reports affected vehicles could have 'foreign debris' inside the steering shaft rubber boot, and could cause binding in the shaft...


Turning the CarAdvice Nissan Navara into an off-road weapon

Turning the CarAdvice Nissan Navara into an off-road weapon

It'll come as a shock to absolutely no one, that the 4x4 ute is rapidly rocketing up the charts in Australia as the go-to family chariot. In 2018, 15 per cent, or one in every six or seven new vehicles sold in Australia, was a 4x4 ute. That sort of dominance was only bested by the small car and small SUV segments, both capturing 17 per cent of the market...


Toyota HiLux outsells entire Holden range
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Toyota HiLux outsells entire Holden range

Utes filled the top three sales spots in February — Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and the updated Mitsubishi Triton — as our appetite for vehicles that can work and play eclipses a new threshold. While the entire car market hit the brakes last month, down by 9.3 per cent, the top selling utes either held or gained ground...


2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core review

Volkswagen cuts back the frills and trims the pricing on the Amarok V6 to create the Core. But has too much goodness been stripped out to make it less than the bargain it appears?

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$51,990

CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing
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CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released the latest round of safety ratings this week, with the new Honda CR-V, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Seat Tarraco all scoring top marks. All three vehicles were tested against the firm's latest 2019 criteria, each achieving at least 90 per cent for adult occupant protection and 80 per cent for child occupants...


Volkswagen Amarok V6: Manual variants coming soon
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Volkswagen Amarok V6: Manual variants coming soon

Volkswagen Australia is looking to further expand its Amarok range in the coming months, headlined by the introduction of manual versions of its V6 variants. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Caddy Beach camper van in Sydney this week, Ryan Davies, director for Volkswagen Australia's commercial vehicle division, said the local arm is keen to bring the manual-equipped Amarok V6 Down Under...


Toyota teases TRD Pro off-roader for Chicago
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Toyota teases TRD Pro off-roader for Chicago

Toyota USA has released a single teaser image and preview video of a new off-road model it plans to reveal on February 7. "A new TRD Pro off-road beast will be unleashed at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, leading the charge for a host of updates across the TRD Pro lineup," the company said in its press release...


2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE P300 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE P300 review

There is little doubt the Velar is a beautiful example of what Range Rover stylists can do. Problem is, it's headed into a market with so many options across the pricing spectrum. There's plenty to like about it, though.


4x4 tips: Sand driving

4x4 tips: Sand driving

It would be fair to say that the media do not portray driving on the sand very well at all. In the quest for that perfect image, tyres spinning and sand flicking up in a cool-looking wave, we are probably more often than not responsible for many of the bad habits first-timers driving on the sand fall prey to. An exciting shot does not equal good driving in a lot of cases...


2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate 580 comparison
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2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate 580 comparison

The fact that Mercedes-Benz has taken the time and effort to join the ever-growing fray of 4WD utes available in Australia tells you how important and potentially lucrative this competitive segment is. It’s a landscape that is changing at breakneck speed, and moving away from those humble working origins into something more of a segment defined by lifestyle, prestige and an outdoorsy intent...


2018 Ram 1500 recalled
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2018 Ram 1500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has issued a recall for the Ram 1500 over concerns a loose cable could cause the parking brake to become "difficult to operate". The conversion firm reports the outer cable sheath for the park brake may have slipped through the end fitting. If the condition occurs, the park brake could also fail, meaning the vehicle is unable to be secured...


2020 Land Rover Defender previewed - video
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2020 Land Rover Defender previewed - video

Land Rover USA has published a new teaser video for the all-new 2020 Defender while also confirming the next-gen off-roader will be available in North American showrooms next year. UPDATE, 8/1/19: We've added a full gallery of high-resolution images of the Defender prototype...


2019 Range Rover Sport SVR review
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2019 Range Rover Sport SVR review

The stately Range Rover brand gets a dose of delirium, starting with a 423kW supercharged V8.


2019 Nissan Titan PRO-4X review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Nissan Titan PRO-4X review

You only need to drive an American truck to understand why it would work in Australia – especially if you tow regularly. This Nissan Titan is just one example that we'd love to see in Australia.


Class action against Toyota over DPF issues being considered
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Class action against Toyota over DPF issues being considered

Toyota Australia is facing a class action lawsuit over issues with the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) in 2015-18 HiLux, Prado and Fortuner vehicles powered by the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. According to the legal firm considering the claim, its clients have experienced "increased fuel consumption and a loss of power of the vehicle" because "hard deposits accumulating on the DPF oxidisation catalyst" stop it reaching the necessary temperature...


2020 Land Rover Defender teased
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2020 Land Rover Defender teased

Land Rover has released the first official teaser of its new-generation Defender, ahead of a full reveal sometime next year. The above image was published on some of the company's social channels, including its North American Instagram profile. Accompanying the photo is the caption: "do not unwrap until 2019", indicating the official reveal of the much-loved nameplate will occur in the new year...