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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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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...


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...


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...


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...


Suzuki Jimny: You don’t mess with imperfection

Suzuki Jimny: You don’t mess with imperfection

The CarAdvice Melbourne office has just had not one, but two 2019 Suzuki Jimnys pass through its garage – one auto, one manual. As unlikely as it seems, this tiny little shipping crate on wheels is shaping up to be one of 2019s hottest new releases. Every time we mention it on the site or on social media it attracts a swarm of comments and reactions...

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$23,990

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...


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...


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...


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...


2019 SsangYong Rexton review
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2019 SsangYong Rexton review

Diesel engine, seven seats, off-road capability, lots of tech and sharp pricing. How does the SsangYong Rexton stack up against the competition?

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$39,990 - $52,990

2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in
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2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed the hotly-anticipated 2019 Jimny and facelifted 2019 Vitara Series II will officially go on sale Down Under as of Australia Day next month (January 26). Pricing and specifications for both model lines are yet to be announced at this stage, but the company continues to cite strong interest for the all-new Jimny, which already has "well over 200 pre-orders" in Australia...


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed

Chevrolet has pulled back what must have been a very, very big sheet on its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with a new look designed to better separate it from the 'regular duty' Silverado 1500 launched earlier this year. It's huge, folks. There's a bit going on here, but we're going to start with the styling...


Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed
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Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed

The paint is barely dry on its dealer signs, but Ssangyong is already looking to expand its model range in Australia, detailing plans to bring the long-tray dual-cab Musso ute, mid-sized Korando SUV and facelifted Tivoli to our shores next year. Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne, Andrew Ellis, local Ssangyong communications boss, offered the lowdown on what's to come in 2019 for the factory-backed operation...


2020 Jeep Gladiator unveiled
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2020 Jeep Gladiator unveiled

The Gladiator, Jeep's long-awaited Wrangler-based ute, has finally made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. Riding on a 3500mm wheelbase, the Gladiator is 493mm longer between the axles than a five-door Wrangler. Its frame is also 787mm longer than the largest Wrangler. In other words, it's going to be big...


Rivian R1T electric ute revealed for LA
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Rivian R1T electric ute revealed for LA

The Rivian R1T electric ute has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show later this week. Measuring 5475mm long, 2015mm wide and a riding on a 3075mm wheelbase, the R1T has been sized to compete with the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500...


2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK
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2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK

The all-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny has been priced and specified for the UK market, with the little Japanese off-roader to kick off at £15,499 ($27,475) in Britain. Scheduled to go on sale in the UK from January 2019, the Jimny will be offered in two trim levels – SZ4 and SZ5 – both fitted as standard with a five-speed manual transmission and a selectable four-wheel drive system...