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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...

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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...


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...


Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class coming to Oz – UPDATE
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Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class coming to Oz – UPDATE

UPDATE (4/6/18): The Brabus D4 Power Xtra package will be available to Australian customers via RamSpeed Australia. See bottom of article for details. Brabus is known for creating wild versions of Mercedes-Benz's fastest sedans, SUVs and sports cars, but now it has revealed its take on the new X-Class ute...


Configurator Challenge: Land Rover Discovery
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Configurator Challenge: Land Rover Discovery

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Land Rover Discovery...


2019 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory yard, dash detailed – UPDATE
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2019 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory yard, dash detailed – UPDATE

UPDATE (1/6/18): A CarAdvice reader has submitted images from a Japanese magazine which give a closer look at what to expect from the new Jimny, see bottom of article for details. A whole bunch of next-generation Suzuki Jimny SUVs have been spied sitting at the back of the company's factory...


Land Rover commences off-road autonomous testing
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Land Rover commences off-road autonomous testing

Land Rover has announced the commencement of Cortex, its project involving the development of off-road capable autonomous vehicles. The company says the development of Level 4 and Level 5 off-road autonomous technologies ensures future vehicles "are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog"...


Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia
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Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia

HSV is preparing the Silverado and the Ram 1500 is gathering momentum, but Nissan has ruled out a three-way large pickup battle Down Under, taking the Titan off the table for our market. Just over six months after telling CarAdvice the full-size Titan could go global, Ashwani Gupta, global boss for Nissan commercial vehicles, knocked back the car's visa application based on volume...


Nissan Australia wants Terra 'as soon as possible'
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Nissan Australia wants Terra 'as soon as possible'

Nissan Australia wants the Terra, and it wants it badly. Launched with a diesel engine and seven seats for the wider south-east Asian market this week, the new off-roader would go head-to-head with the Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X if it landed on our shores, while also fitting nicely as a spiritual successor to the first- and second-generation Pathfinder...


2018 Nissan Terra: Diesel seven-seater launched for wider Asian market
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2018 Nissan Terra: Diesel seven-seater launched for wider Asian market

Nissan has unveiled a version of its body-on-frame Terra for the wider Asian market, dropping the Chinese petrol engine and five-seat configuration in favour of a powertrain and layout that, should the business case stack up, would slot neatly into the Australian market. Built on the Navara platform, the Terra could be seen as something of a spiritual successor to the Pathfinder...


Ford F-150 Raptor updated for 2019
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Ford F-150 Raptor updated for 2019

Ford USA has announced a slew of changes for the 2019 F-150 Raptor, headlined by a new set of electronically-adjustable shock absorbers. A new set of Fox Racing Shocks is hooked up to a set of sensors capable of reading the road and adjusting their behaviour to suit. Ford even says the truck can sense when it's in the air and prepare for landing, minimising the risk of bottoming out upon touchdown...


Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol debuts in full
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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol debuts in full

Nissan has taken the wraps off its Armada 'Mountain Patrol' overlanding concept, as part of the Overland Expo West in Arizona, USA. Based on the US-market Nissan Armada – known here and in other regions as the Patrol – the adventure-seeking project vehicle sports an array of enhancements including a roof-mounted tent, heavy-duty coil-over suspension, extended A-arms, 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels with Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35/12...


2019 Ford Everest revealed, here in September – UPDATE
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2019 Ford Everest revealed, here in September – UPDATE

Update (25/5/18): Ford Australia has confirmed the updated Everest will arrive in September alongside the new Ranger. The updated 2019 Ford Everest has been revealed and detailed this week, ahead of an Australian launch in September. Following the related Ranger ute, the refreshed Everest line-up is headlined by the availability of a new 2...


2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled
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2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled the 2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 over concerns the power steering could fail. The company reports vehicles fitted with a certain type of power steering hose may experience the fault. If the condition occurs, owners may notice a loss of hydraulic assistance to both the brakes and steering, subsequently increasing the risk an accident...


Ford F-150 Raptor drifts around the 'Ring – video
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Ford F-150 Raptor drifts around the 'Ring – video

The Ford F-150 Raptor is something of an on- and off-road weapon. Powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6, the super truck develops 335kW of power and 691Nm of torque. In a new clip posted by Ford Performance, the Blue Oval's performance truck is driven by drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr...


2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
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2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

Familiar looks, wholesale changes underneath, the Mercedes-AMG G63 comes kicking and screaming into 2018, building on its military-bred roots with newfound comfort, space and driving enjoyment.

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HSV Silverado pricing and specs
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HSV Silverado pricing and specs

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has announced pricing and specifications for the Chevrolet Silverado range, with the re-engineered American pick-up truck to start at $114,990 before on-road costs. Five variants will be offered locally, though all versions feature the same 6...