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Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas
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23rd Jun 2019
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Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas

EXCLUSIVE The final series of Holden Commodore V8s – powered by an engine once used in the Chevrolet Corvette – were built to roar. But less than two years after the end of local production, “thousands” of Commodore V8s have been reduced to a whimper. The last run of Holden Commodore V8s made locally – assembled from October 2015 until the last day on October 2017 – were meant to send off the homegrown hero on a high note.
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Mitsubishi Triton: Ford Ranger Raptor challenger on the cards for Australia
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13th Jun 2019
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Mitsubishi Triton: Ford Ranger Raptor challenger on the cards for Australia

Love the idea of a Ford Ranger Raptor, but don't want to shell out crazy money for the privilege? Mitsubishi may have the answer. These trademark images are the closest sign yet the Japanese manufacturer is readying its Triton Absolute off-roader for production.
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Exclusive: Electric Toyota HiLux not coming, despite media speculation
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8th May 2019
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Exclusive: Electric Toyota HiLux not coming, despite media speculation

Toyota Australia has formally dismissed reports by mainstream media there will be an electric HiLux ute. The debate about electric vehicles and their suitability in Australia was sparked by the federal opposition’s election promise to require 50% of all new cars sold by 2030 to run on electric power. Workhorse utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton – Australia’s top three selling cars – were given as examples of the struggle to electrify all types of vehicles.
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Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch
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15th Aug 2018
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Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch

Ford is yet to officially confirm the existence of a Ranger Raptor for the North American market, but documents filed with IP Australia referencing an American design patent suggest its announcement is imminent. The long-awaited return of the Ranger to the USA was announced earlier this year, but left out any mention of the Raptor, which shares its four-wheel disc brakes with the American chassis, but picks up a coil-sprung suspension and a Watt's linkage instead of leaf springs.
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Toyota Prado VX, GXL, Kakadu gain new, no-cost tailgate option
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27th Jul 2018
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Toyota Prado VX, GXL, Kakadu gain new, no-cost tailgate option

Toyota is about to announce the addition of a split tailgate with top-hinged glass as a no-cost option for the updated Landcruiser Prado, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. Unlike previous Prado generations where the flat, split tailgate has been limited to top-spec Altitude models, the model-year update will make it available on the GXL, VX and Kakadu. The spare wheel is relocated under the car, the secondary fuel tank removed and a top-hinged rear window added.
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