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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...

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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
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2018 Nissan Navara range review

We’ve chosen the Nissan Navara as the latest candidate in our ‘range review’ series. As one of the market’s better-known pick-ups, it’s a car we field a lot of questions on – even if its monthly sales can’t compete with the hugely popular Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger...


2018 Mahindra Pik Up adds new variants, priced from $21,990
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2018 Mahindra Pik Up adds new variants, priced from $21,990

The 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up range has expanded to include four new variants, taking the total count to nine. The new variants kick off with the S6, available in single-cab 4x2 Cab Chassis or Single Cab 4x2 with GPA Tray, Bluetooth and cruise control guises. The former is priced from $21,990 drive-away, the latter $23,990 drive-away...


Ram recalls 1.45 million trucks globally over tailgate fault
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Ram recalls 1.45 million trucks globally over tailgate fault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been forced to issue a global recall for more than 1.1 million Ram trucks in the US, along with a further 260,000 in Canada, nearly 20,000 in Mexico, and a further 25,000 in markets outside North America. According to the manufacturer, affected models are fitted with faulty power-locking mechanisms that could break over time...


Mercedes-Benz X350d pricing and specs
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Mercedes-Benz X350d pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the X350d ute will arrive in local showrooms in December, with pricing to kick off at $73,270 before on-road costs. That's a little more than the top-spec Amarok V6 Ultimate's current $68,490 ticket price, while the recently-launched Ford Ranger Raptor kicks off at $74,990...


2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets Raptor power
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2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets Raptor power

Ford has revealed the 2019 F-150 Limited for North America, which now comes with the same high-output 3.5-litre 'Ecoboost' twin-turbo V6 as the F-150 Raptor and GT supercar. Developing a meaty 335kW of power and 691Nm of torque, the new F-150 Limited is claimed to be the "most powerful light-duty pickup in America"...


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled

Premoso Pty Ltd has recalled the MY18 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, over concerns the rear-right and rear-centre seatbelt buckles. According to the company they may have been torqued incorrectly, which could undermine their effectiveness in a crash. Obviously, that puts occupants in those seats at greater risk of injury in an accident...


Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?
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Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?

  One of the biggest complaints most of you had – outside of engine performance – about the Ford Ranger Raptor launched in Darwin this week was the lack of towing capacity and payload. Why can't the Ranger Raptor tow or carry as much load as its counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension...


Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving
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Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving

If you've been following our coverage of the Ford Ranger Raptor, you may notice a familiar theme – it does jumps. But, don't expect to be covered by the warranty if you break it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, chief engineer for the Ford Ranger Raptor, Damien Ross, said that the company is using this opportunity to demonstrate – not encourage – 'stunt driving'...


Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6
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Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6

Ford's head of product development for Asia Pacific has explained that there isn't a market for a diesel or petrol V6 in the Ranger Raptor, which is why it wasn't considered as part of the product plan. The massive hype behind the Ranger Raptor took a slight hit when Ford announced a 2...


Mitsubishi adding value to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
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Mitsubishi adding value to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Mitsubishi is a minnow compared to alliance mates Renault and Nissan, but that doesn't mean it has nothing to add in the arrangement. Speaking with media at the opening of a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance warehouse in Melbourne, Kent O'Hara, senior vice president for after sales at the Alliance, said there were lessons for Renault/Nissan in the way Mitsubishi, comfortably the smallest member of group, goes about its business...


Volkswagen Amarok's biggest export market is now Australia
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Volkswagen Amarok's biggest export market is now Australia

Australia reigns as the world’s top export market for the Volkswagen Amarok ute/pickup, and as such will almost certainly play an increasingly important role in all global decisions related to the vehicle line. Only Argentina, where the ageing Amarok is produced for many markets including ours, accounts for more volume...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 X-Class ute over concerns about the tyre pressure monitoring software. According to the company, a software error (code RY2) in the tyre pressure monitoring system of some X-Class vehicles might prevent it from displaying a low tyre pressure warning in the instrument cluster...


Utes dominate the June sales charts
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Utes dominate the June sales charts

Australia’s three most popular new vehicles in June - perennially the biggest sales month of the year - were all pickups/utes. Clearly there were a lot of buyers taking advantage of end of financial year deals and incentives, and perhaps capitalising on certain tax breaks (such as fringe-benefit claims)...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d review

The Mercedes-Benz X350d V6 is a more enticing prospect for cashed-up pickup buyers than the four. Elements still feel compromised, but in some ways it's as premium as 4x4 utes in this segment get.