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Mercedes-Benz X350d pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the X350d ute will arrive in local showrooms in December, with pricing to kick off at $73,270 before on-road costs. That's a little more than the top-spec Amarok V6 Ultimate's current $68,490 ticket price, while the recently-launched Ford Ranger Raptor kicks off at $74,990...

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2019 Ford Everest pricing and specs
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2019 Ford Everest pricing and specs

Ford Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Everest line-up, with prices to start from $49,190 before on-road costs when the new model goes on sale in September. Headlining the upgrades is the addition of autonomous emergency braking as standard equipment on Trend and Titanium grades, while the Sync 3 navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard across the range...


2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets Raptor power
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2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets Raptor power

Ford has revealed the 2019 F-150 Limited for North America, which now comes with the same high-output 3.5-litre 'Ecoboost' twin-turbo V6 as the F-150 Raptor and GT supercar. Developing a meaty 335kW of power and 691Nm of torque, the new F-150 Limited is claimed to be the "most powerful light-duty pickup in America"...


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled

Premoso Pty Ltd has recalled the MY18 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, over concerns the rear-right and rear-centre seatbelt buckles. According to the company they may have been torqued incorrectly, which could undermine their effectiveness in a crash. Obviously, that puts occupants in those seats at greater risk of injury in an accident...


Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving
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Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving

If you've been following our coverage of the Ford Ranger Raptor, you may notice a familiar theme – it does jumps. But, don't expect to be covered by the warranty if you break it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, chief engineer for the Ford Ranger Raptor, Damien Ross, said that the company is using this opportunity to demonstrate – not encourage – 'stunt driving'...


Ford Everest Raptor on the cards
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Ford Everest Raptor on the cards

With the hype behind the Ranger Raptor, Ford is considering the option of offering an extra off-road version of the related Everest SUV with similar attributes. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, Ford's vice president of product development for Asia Pacific, Trevor Worthington, said that it can't be ruled out at this stage...


Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6
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Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6

Ford's head of product development for Asia Pacific has explained that there isn't a market for a diesel or petrol V6 in the Ranger Raptor, which is why it wasn't considered as part of the product plan. The massive hype behind the Ranger Raptor took a slight hit when Ford announced a 2...


2019 Suzuki Jimny: 37 pre-orders already in the bank
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2019 Suzuki Jimny: 37 pre-orders already in the bank

The new Suzuki Jimny sent our commenters into a spin when it was confirmed for Australia on July 10. Turns out that online excitement is translating into deposits, with almost 40 pre-orders for the compact off-roader already in the bank. Speaking with CarAdvice this morning, Suzuki Australia general manager for automotive, Michael Pachota, said dealers were being approached by customers before the car was even confirmed for our market...


Mitsubishi adding value to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
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Mitsubishi adding value to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Mitsubishi is a minnow compared to alliance mates Renault and Nissan, but that doesn't mean it has nothing to add in the arrangement. Speaking with media at the opening of a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance warehouse in Melbourne, Kent O'Hara, senior vice president for after sales at the Alliance, said there were lessons for Renault/Nissan in the way Mitsubishi, comfortably the smallest member of group, goes about its business...


2019 Suzuki Jimny goes off-road - video
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2019 Suzuki Jimny goes off-road - video

The Suzuki Jimny is well-known for being one of the most capable off-roaders for its size and price, and the new-generation model due in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 should be no different. While claims and marketing campaigns can tell you whatever they like, there's nothing like seeing it to believe it...


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...


Yamaha Wolverine X4: It's the superhero we deserve
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Yamaha Wolverine X4: It's the superhero we deserve

See the full article here. Bungee jumping, skydiving, stunt boats, black-run heli-skiing… There’s legitimacy to the claim of New Zealand’s Queenstown to be the adventure capital of the world. It’s certainly a fitting venue for CarAdvice’s introduction to a developing breed of transport that aims to offer recreational fun for families as well as serving as a utility vehicle for farms and commercial businesses...


Slingin' mud in the Yamaha Wolverine X4

Slingin' mud in the Yamaha Wolverine X4

Bungee jumping, skydiving, stunt boats, black-run heli-skiing… There’s legitimacy to the claim that New Zealand’s Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. It’s certainly a fitting venue for CarAdvice’s introduction to a developing breed of transport that aims to offer recreational fun for families, as well as serving as a utility vehicle for farms and commercial businesses...


2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX review
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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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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 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 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...