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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...

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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...


2018 Holden Colorado LT review
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2018 Holden Colorado LT review

The Holden Colorado doesn't get the plaudits it deserves in the face of relentless Ranger and HiLux sales. Holden fans love it, but you should consider it if you're in the market for a dual-cab 4WD.

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$49,190

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...


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up. MORE: Car Culture MORE: Everything Isuzu...

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$26,990

Bollinger B2 electric dual-cab ute revealed
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Bollinger B2 electric dual-cab ute revealed

Bollinger Motors has revealed its second model, the B2 dual-cab ute, with a 120kWh battery pack and a 2265kg load capacity. Under that blocky all-aluminium body, the B2 blends a 120kWh battery pack with electric motors on both axles, good for 388kW/700Nm. It'll hit 97km/h in 6.5 seconds, if that's important to you, and offers a useful 2265kg payload and 3400kg towing capacity...


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 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...


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...


Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Remember 1992? To be more accurate, do you remember a certain special edition Holden released in 1992? See if this rings a bell. The Holden Barina Sportsgirl. That’s right, this was Holden's attempt at taking its player in the popular small hatch back segment and trying to convince consumers that this particular Barina was more special than a standard Barina...

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$57,190

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pricing and specs
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the new-generation Sprinter van line-up will be arriving Down Under next month, headlined by the availability of the company's new MBUX infotainment system and new driver assistance systems. From October, the Sprinter panel van and cab chassis variants will arrive in Australian showrooms, with the minibus and tractor head versions in early 2019...


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...


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...


Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe
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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe

Ford Europe has confirmed the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in the region, arriving in showrooms mid-way through next year. Debuting at the Gamescom video game trade fair in Cologne, Germany – also where Ford Europe is headquartered – the Ranger Raptor is very much the same as the model sold in Australia, featuring various off-road mechanical upgrades and a 2...


2018 Nissan Navara range review: Dual-cabs compared
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2018 Nissan Navara range review: Dual-cabs compared

The Nissan Navara is the latest in our 'range review' series, and the first ute to be presented in this format. It's one of the market's better-known pick-ups, and one we field plenty of questions on. So, if you've decided you're buying one, which should you consider?