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2018 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs

Isuzu Ute Australia has given its enduringly popular D-Max and MU-X model range a series of mild updates for the 2018 model year. Headlining the D-Max changes is the addition of a new LS-T dual cab (crew cab) range-topper to get on ‘premium’ ute buyers’ short lists...

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2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X review
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2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X review

Nobody would have thought five years ago that the two best-selling cars in Australia would be dual-cab utes. But, they are, and dual-cab utes are going gangbusters with manufacturers keen to capitalise on sales at an all-time high. We've just spent the best part of two days testing Toyota's all-new models aimed at the buyer wanting more features and more off-road ability from their dual-cab ute...


Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6
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Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed outputs for the uprated Amarok V6 due in the third quarter of 2018, with the revised engine claiming a power output of 200kW, on overboost. Speaking with CarAdvice, local communications boss Paul Pottinger confirmed the details, while also taking a thinly veiled swipe at the upcoming V6 version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class...


Mitsubishi Triton facelift spied again
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Mitsubishi Triton facelift spied again

The upcoming Mitsubishi Triton facelift has been spied again, wearing the brand's distinctive Dynamic Shield face in place of the more mundane current look. This latest set of images was taken in the Flinders Ranges, two hours north of Port Augusta, South Australia, and published on Robert Pepper's Facebook page...


Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia
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Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia

Ford has announced the launch of Ford Performance  sub-brand in Australia, backed by the news the 2018 Mustang will be homologated for the 2019 Supercars season. The first Ford Performance-branded models to touch Australian soil will be the 2018 Mustang and hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class: What's different from Navara?
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class: What's different from Navara?

"It's just a Navara mate." There's going to be a lot of that over the next few months, and while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class does share a platform with the 2018 Nissan Navara, there's more than a few changes under the skin. Let's take a look at them. A wider track The X-Class has a 50mm wider body than Navara, but crucially a 70mm wider track...


Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?
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Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...


2018 Mazda BT-50 teased, here in May
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2018 Mazda BT-50 teased, here in May

Mazda Australia has teased the revised 2018 BT-50 ute in a single image this week, ahead of a market launch in May. We don't get a whole lot of clues as to what to expect visually, though the company says this will be the BT-50's "second and most comprehensive update since its launch in 2011"...


Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced
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Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced

Ford Australia has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor, with proceedings to kick off at $74,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms later this year. That means the range-topping Ranger comes in at $13,200 more expensive than the current Wildtrak, and $6500 more than the Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate...


Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York
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Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York

Volkswagen has revealed an MQB-based pickup concept in New York, in the form of the (stunning) Atlas Tanoak. Named after a species of tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America, the dual-cab pickup is 5438mm long, 2030mm wide and 1844mm tall, with a cargo tray measuring 1627mm x 1450mm x 530mm. Ground clearance is a handy 250mm, an increase of 5cm over the standard Atlas SUV...


Volkswagen planning new MQB pickup model - report
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Volkswagen planning new MQB pickup model - report

Volkswagen will reveal a US-market ‘unibody’ pickup truck concept at the New York motor show this week, according to well-placed sources speaking with industry title Automotive News. Said to be a spin-off of the Atlas three-row crossover, the pickup concept will apparently be used to gauge customer response, with series production apparently a very real possibility – and soon...


Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled over fire risk
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Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled over fire risk

American Special Vehicles has recalled 2014-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with the 6.7-litre diesel engine, over concerns a faulty water pump could cause an engine fire. According to the importer and right-hand drive converter, the water pump could fail which, in turn, might cause an engine compartment fire. There are 529 vehicles included in this recall...


Ford details 2020 product onslaught: Bronco and more
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Ford details 2020 product onslaught: Bronco and more

Ford has detailed its upcoming product rollout – for the United States, at least – which will focus on the SUV and pickup segments. The Blue Oval says will replace "more than 75 per cent" of its current portfolio by 2020, while also adding four new trucks and SUVs. Additionally, the company will commence the rollout of hybrid and electric variants of existing models form 2020...


Ford Ranger, Econovan, Courier added to Takata recall
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Ford Ranger, Econovan, Courier added to Takata recall

Ford has recalled the 2004-06 Courier, 2004-05 Econovan and 2006-11 Ranger as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. According to the Ford, all the vehicles involved in the recall are fitted with the less dangerous 'Beta' inflators. If affected vehicles are involved in an accident and the airbag is activated, the driver and passenger inflators could rupture, causing metal fragments to shoot into the cabin...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d review: X-Class V6 ride-along
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d review: X-Class V6 ride-along

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its more powerful X-Class V6 model, the X350d. Conveniently, Jez Spinks was given a brief ride in one last year...


2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Colorado LSX pricing and specs

A new limited-edition Holden Colorado LSX has been added to the local ute line-up, adding an array of black-pack-style enhancements from $44,990 drive-away. On sale from March 12, the LSX is available in both Crew Cab and Crew Cab Chassis variants, each body style limited to 800 and 200 units respectively...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d revealed

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled its range-topping X350d 4MATIC pickup, powered by a 3.0-litre V6 making 190kW and 550Nm. Those outputs slightly outdo those of the V6 Volkswagen Amarok, which makes 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque in regular driving, or 180kW and 580Nm for a ten-second overboost. Peak torque is available between 1400 and 3200rpm, and peak power comes in at 3400rpm...


2018 Nissan Navara Series III Dual Cab review
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2018 Nissan Navara Series III Dual Cab review

Nissan has once again tweaked the dynamic package of its five-link Navara dual-cab pick-ups. Does this new Series III version lift the game in all-round ute quality?

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings

Independent crash-testing ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Volkswagen Polo all receiving five-star safety ratings. Headlining ANCAP's release is the X-Class's standard inclusion of autonomous emergency braking – a first for the ute segment in Australia...


2018 Nissan Navara pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Navara pricing and specs

Nissan has announced pricing and specs for its tweaked Navara, which will benefit from handling changes and more technology behind the wheel. The updated ute goes on sale later this month, with pricing to start at $25,990 in single-cab guise, $28,490 in 'King Cab' trim or $33,490 as a dual-cab...