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Great Wall preparing 500Nm diesel engine for new ute

Great Wall hasn't given its new ute a name yet, but it's already preparing a pair of pumped-up engines for power-hungry buyers. The new Pickup, as it’s currently known by Great Wall, will be available with petrol and diesel power, the former making 120kW and 360Nm, the latter offering 145kW and between 380Nm and 400Nm of torque...

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Nissan expands Navara production to South Africa
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Nissan expands Navara production to South Africa

Nissan has announced it will commence production of the Navara at its South African factory from 2020. Joining the current NP200 and NP300 (an old-gen Navara sold in developing markets) at the Rosslyn site,  the new Navara will add an annual output of 30,000 units to the facility's existing 35,000 volume...


Great Wall: Next-gen ute's interior revealed
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Great Wall: Next-gen ute's interior revealed

Great Wall has continued to the gradual drip-feed of details about its upcoming replacement for the Steed dual-cab, revealing its upmarket interior. There's quilted leather in there, for crying out loud. The cabin you see here won't feature in the rough and tumble Adventure model revealed last week. Instead, the luxurious-looking finish pictured will be reserved for the 'Urban' model...


Performax Tickford F-150 revealed
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Performax Tickford F-150 revealed

Performax has revealed a special version of its Ford F-150 co-developed with tuning firm Tickford. Headlining the upgrades are suspension, torque, and performance tweaks, including a new ECU tune that takes the 3.5-litre 'EcoBoost' turbocharged V6 to a beefy 354kW and 780Nm, up from the 'standard' 279kW/637Nm tune...


Mahindra Black mHawk Pikup, Tradie Packs revealed
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Mahindra Black mHawk Pikup, Tradie Packs revealed

Mahindra has joined the crowd of carmakers offering a sticker pack for its dual-cab ute, unveiling the Black mHawk Pik-Up alongside a range of fresh 'Tradie Packs'. The limited-edition Black mHawk Pik-Up follows a formula becoming increasingly common in the dual-cab world...


Great Wall: Next-gen ute outed, 500km electric model confirmed
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Great Wall: Next-gen ute outed, 500km electric model confirmed

Great Wall Motors will launch its first pure-electric dual-cab ute complete with 500km of range, and the Australian arm has its "hands up for it". Speaking with CarAdvice today, a Great Wall spokesperson said the company thinks "the Australian market is ready" for a fully-electric dual-cab ute...


Ssangyong Australia crying out for Musso accessories
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Ssangyong Australia crying out for Musso accessories

Ssangyong is pushing hard to get its range of Musso accessories ready for the Australian market, as it looks to equip dealers with a range of add-ons for dual-cab ute buyers. According to figures quoted by Toyota at the launch of the HiLux Rogue and Rugged, the average dual-cab owners spends somewhere in the vicinity of $2000 on aftermarket accessories almost immediately after purchase...


2019 Ssangyong Musso XLV review (long wheelbase)
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Ssangyong Musso XLV review (long wheelbase)

With a longer tray and bigger payload (in some guises, at least), the Musso XLV is how Ssangyong plans to take on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux. To see how it goes, we took one for a spin in Korea.


2018 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab recalled
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2018 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab recalled

Isuzu Ute Australia has recalled the 2018 4x2 and 4x4 D-Max Crew Cab, over concerns about the car's rear leaf springs. According to the company, the rear leaf spring could fracture because the front eye has a too-small diameter. If the leaf spring fractures, there's a risk of the parking brake being applied because the rear axle is unsupported on the damaged side, putting owners and other road users at risk...


Volkswagen Amarok: 83 per cent of sales are V6 models
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Volkswagen Amarok: 83 per cent of sales are V6 models

Volkswagen Australia has detailed the sales split of its Amarok ute range this week, with more than 83 per cent of overall sales being high-spec V6 variants. In 2018 the company sold 9290 Amaroks in Australia, with 7739 of those being V6 models – an 83.3 per cent share...


Mitsubishi Triton 'Absolute' hardcore concept revealed
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Mitsubishi Triton 'Absolute' hardcore concept revealed

Fancy a beefed-up Mitsubishi Triton to rival a Ford Ranger Wildtrak, Toyota HiLux Rugged X or Holden Colorado Z71? If you said yes, your best option at the minute is to head somewhere reputable like ARB. But if the Triton Absolute concept revealed today in Bangkok is any guide, a Mitsubishi dealer near you might soon offer a modded version to spare you the effort...


2019 Ram 1500 Rebel review

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel review

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is more than just an improved off-road: It's a better pickup overall, with greater refinement and performance.


2019 Ram 1500 pricing and specs
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2019 Ram 1500 pricing and specs

Ateco Australia has announced 2019 pricing and specs for the Ram 1500, which has gained a bolder new snout and some minor specification improvements for the new year. Although it's still the same 1500 we got before, not the all-new DT 1500 revealed at the 2018 Detroit motor show, the car has been given a new grille with more prominent badging at the front, and taller badging along the tailgate...


Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased
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Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased

Mitsubishi is preparing a rough-and-tough Triton for the Bangkok motor show, but don't hold your breath for a Ranger Raptor rival just yet. Although it looks the part, the as-yet unnamed show car hasn't been confirmed for production. Cross your fingers and toes, then...


2019 SsangYong Musso Ultimate review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2019 SsangYong Musso Ultimate review

SsangYong's Musso Ultimate is a refined, well-equipped ute designed for 'lifestyle' buyers who don't need to carry particularly heavy payloads. In some areas it actually shames its competitors. Just go in knowing your needs.

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$39,990

Stand by for ute sales war, sharp discounts
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Stand by for ute sales war, sharp discounts

If you’re in the market for a new ute, the next 18 months is going to be a buyer’s bonanza. Several factors are about to drive prices down and keep deals sharp. A number of key models are nearing the end of their model cycles and will need to be even more competitive to keep pace with newer rivals...


Toyota HiLux outsells entire Holden range
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Toyota HiLux outsells entire Holden range

Utes filled the top three sales spots in February — Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and the updated Mitsubishi Triton — as our appetite for vehicles that can work and play eclipses a new threshold. While the entire car market hit the brakes last month, down by 9.3 per cent, the top selling utes either held or gained ground...


2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core review

Volkswagen cuts back the frills and trims the pricing on the Amarok V6 to create the Core. But has too much goodness been stripped out to make it less than the bargain it appears?

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$51,990

Ford investigating inaccurate fuel, emissions data
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Ford investigating inaccurate fuel, emissions data

Ford Motor Company could be in hot water regarding emissions and fuel consumption data, after the company's employees raised concerns incorrect figures were submitted to regulators and consumers. A new report by industry journal Automotive News Europe says the Blue Oval has recently hired external investigators to figure out whether its internal processes translated to inaccurate data...


Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 trucks in the US
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Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 trucks in the US

Ford Motor Company has made three separate safety recalls in North America, the largest being 1.48 million F-150 pick-up trucks for potentially faulty transmissions. The manufacturer says F-150 models fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission from 2011-13 may experience an "intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear"...