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Premium equipment list, V6 diesel power, properly off-roadable and strong towing promise the right SUV stuff for Oz. But does the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited add up to the sum of its parts?

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2013-16 Nissan Navara, Patrol added to Takata recall
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2013-16 Nissan Navara, Patrol added to Takata recall

Nissan Australia has added previous generation 'D22' Navara and 'Y61' Patrol models to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. The company's local arm has confirmed 17,047 units across both model lines are affected by this notice, which relates to potentially faulty passenger-side airbag inflators...


Kia pushing for LCV range by 2022
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Kia pushing for LCV range by 2022

Kia is growing strongly in Australia, but there are still a few holes in its range. Along with a small SUV to sit below the Sportage, the Korean brand is missing out on a slice of the humungous light-commercial vehicle pie Down Under...


2019 Mitsubishi Triton teased, November unveiling confirmed
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton teased, November unveiling confirmed

Mitsubishi has released a single teaser image of the updated 2019 Triton, which will make its global debut on November 9. While not much information is given about the refreshed ute, we can see from the image (above) the Triton will draw heavy inspiration from the related Pajero Sport off-road wagon at the front, using an interpretation of Mitsubishi's trademark 'Dynamic Shield' design language...


Renault Alaskan firming for 2020 Oz launch
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Renault Alaskan firming for 2020 Oz launch

Renault Australia has confirmed its business case for the Alaskan ute is firming, with a 2020 launch looking likely. Speaking with media last week, Andrew Moore, Renault Australia managing director, offered an update on the dual-cab twin to Nissan's Navara. "Alaskan is a possibility for early 2020, not confirmed," Moore said, speaking at the Alpine A110 unveiling at Motorclassica in Melbourne...


HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed
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HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has confirmed specifications of the new Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ pick-up truck, which commences conversion production in Clayton, Victoria, later this month. Priced from $147,990 before on-road costs, the heavy-duty Silverado offers a payload of 2.2 tonnes, and a braked towing capacity of a whopping 9.0 tonnes...


2019 Ford Ranger: Half of XLT/Wildtraks are bi-turbo
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2019 Ford Ranger: Half of XLT/Wildtraks are bi-turbo

Were you wondering whether buyers would take to the 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine offered in the new Ford Ranger? Wonder no longer, because it appears they're happily hopping aboard the downsizing train. Martin Gunsberg, Ford Australia communications head, today told media 50 per cent of Ranger XLT and Wildtrak buyers are opting for the new 2...


Great Wall announces drive-away pricing for Steed ute
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Great Wall announces drive-away pricing for Steed ute

Great Wall has announced sharp drive-away pricing offers for its Steed ute as part of its 2018 Plate Clearance promotions. Until December 31, the Steed dual-cab 4x2 petrol is being advertised from $19,990 drive-away (normally $25,990 before on-road costs) – making it the most affordable new dual-cab ute on sale in Australia...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV

Mercedes-Benz is placing a lot of emphasis on its new GLE SUV, with a renewed focus on off-road ability – even creating a 'jumping' function to help owners stuck in sand. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, explained that off-road driving may not be every customer's caper, but the car still needs to hold its own off the beaten track...


2019 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series upgrades announced – UPDATE
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2019 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series upgrades announced – UPDATE

Toyota Australia has launched an upgraded LandCruiser 200 Series with new features added to the volume-selling GXL and VX models for the 2019 model year. UPDATE, 4/10/18: The original press information stated that pricing was unchanged for the 2019 LandCruiser 200 Series, Toyota has since clarified this isn't the case and that there are nominal increases across the board...


Lexus LX570 S arrives from $168,089
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Lexus LX570 S arrives from $168,089

Lexus has added the LX570 S to the local line-up, serving as a new flagship in the luxury off-roader's range. Priced from $168,089 before on-road costs, the 'S' version of the V8-powered 4x4 is based on the Enhancement Pack specification, and commands a $6500 premium on the vehicle on which it's based...


2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details

Volkswagen Australia has provided initial specification information for its new entry-level Amarok V6 – the TDI550 Core, The new variant shares its 165kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 with Sportline and Highline models, but pares back equipment for a more attractive starting price...


Nissan Navara ST Black Edition review: Driving Margaret River
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Nissan Navara ST Black Edition review: Driving Margaret River

This latest Black edition is based on the ST, but it really stands out. And, in a sea of dual-cab utes, it’s hard to imagine why anyone wouldn’t choose the Black Edition when looking at utes at this price point. I really like the look of it. It has a tough stance on road and more capability off it, which is exactly where it is aimed.


Nissan Navara Silverline, Black Edition launched
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Nissan Navara Silverline, Black Edition launched

Nissan Australia has launched two special-edition versions of its Navara ute, dubbed the 'Silverline' and 'Black Edition'. On sale from October 1, the Silverline and Black Edition are limited to 900 units each, and feature numerous cosmetic and equipment upgrades over their donor models. Headlining the pair is the Black Edition (pictured), priced from $48,690 drive-away...


2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing
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2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing

Suzuki's upcoming Jimny has scored just three stars in Euro NCAP testing, on the back of relatively low scores for adult occupant and vulnerable road-user protection. The adult occupant protection rating was hindered by a steering wheel airbag that didn't quite inflate correctly, allowing the driver's head to contact the steering wheel rim...


Nissan Navara Dark Sky concept revealed
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Nissan Navara Dark Sky concept revealed

Nissan has revealed the Navara Dark Sky concept at the 2018 Hannover motor show, developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The space-themed show car is basically a "mobile astronomy lab", featuring an observatory-class telescope mounted to a bespoke off-road trailer...


2019 Mitsubishi Triton teased
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton teased

Mitsubishi has given the first official hint about its upcoming 2019 Triton ute, with a shadowy teaser image published on its social media channels. The picture is grainy, but confirms what we already knew about the upcoming Triton: it's going to have a face inspired by the Pajero Sport and Eclipse Cross, with a 'Dynamic Shield' grille and split head/fog-light setup...


2018 Ford Everest recalled
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2018 Ford Everest recalled

Ford Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Everest over concerns the seat cushion frame may not be to specification, which could pose a safety risk in the event of an accident. According to the Blue Oval, certain vehicles produced from 9 March 2018 through 13 March 2018 could have seat cushion frames that have improper welding...


2019 Ssangyong Musso pricing and specs
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2019 Ssangyong Musso pricing and specs

Ssangyong has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 Musso, as it prepares for a November relaunch Down Under. Now a factory-backed operation, the South Korean brand will launch with four model lines when it touches down: Rexton, Musso, Tivoli and Tivoli XLV. The entire range will be covered by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty...


2019 Mitsubishi Triton spied
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton spied

The updated Mitsubishi Triton has been spotted by photographers during development testing on European roads, ahead of an anticipated reveal either later this year or early next. Despite being completely wrapped in a swirly black-and-white camouflage, we can still see the overall shape of the facelifted ute, which will draw a lot of inspiration from the related Pajero Sport off-road wagon...