Coming soon: 2020 Isuzu D-Max ute due in Australian showrooms in July, price rises likely
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max ute is due in Australian showrooms in July, will be powered by a revised version of its 3.0-litre turbo diesel, and all models will come standard with advanced safety technology to achieve an expected five-star rating across the range.
While Isuzu Ute Australia is yet to confirm pricing or timing – and declined to comment on this story – the Isuzu dealer network has already been given a confidential briefing on the first completely new D-Max in eight years.
Ford Ranger, Everest to debut connected 'FordPass' app in Australia
Ford has given its strong-selling Ranger dual-cab ute and ute-based Everest SUV a technology boost for 2020.
From the middle of the year the entire line-up will be offered with FordPass Connect as standard, allowing owners to monitor and control their cars using a smartphone app.
None of the Ranger or Everest's rivals offer the same technology, which is becoming common in cars from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Hyundai also offers similar functionality through its AutoLink app.
Ram produces 5000th right-hand drive vehicle in Australia
The Ram pick-up from the USA has passed a major milestone in Australia, with the 5000th example converted to right-hand drive locally in less than four years.
Demand for the Ram 1500 – and its bigger Ram 2500 and 3500 siblings – is so strong the Melbourne facility that remanufactures the trucks to right-hand drive has been operating 24 hours a day since the 1500th example was made in middle of 2019 (pictured below).
2020 Holden Colorado spy photos show an all-new model is still years away
The Holden Colorado is likely to soldier on for at least two more years before being replaced by an all-new model after an unexpected facelift was caught on camera on the streets of Detroit.
The spy photos of the 2020 Holden Colorado ute show while there are no sheetmetal changes, it will adopt a bold new front bumper and possibly more advanced tech to keep pace with stricter safety standards.