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US pick-up sales in Australia surge in June 2020

Sales of US pick-ups in Australia continue to go from strength to strength, with the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado posting their best results since being introduced locally. Ram Trucks Australia recorded its best monthly sales result since being established in Australia five years ago, with 604 vehicles reported as sold in June 2020, an increase of 130 per cent in a new-car market that was down by 6...

2021 Ford F-150 teased ahead of unveiling later this week

The 2021 Ford F-150 will be unveiled later this week and the company has released a teaser image via Twitter which shows the updated model will have a bold new light signature, a bulging bonnet and a redesigned grille. The daytime running lights appear to extend beyond the main beams and down into lamps in the front bumper...

You call that a ute? Meet the supercharged Chevrolet Goliath 6x6

Just when you thought the Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 couldn’t get any crazier, US tuning firm Hennessey has fitted a supercharger to boost the V8 to a mind-boggling 800 horsepower. The custom-built, road-legal six-wheel-drive monster truck costs in excess of $USD400,000 in North America, equivalent to about $AUD600,000 based on today’s exchange rates...

10 cars that beat the coronavirus

Australians are treating themselves to “getaway cars” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, so they can holiday at home rather than travel overseas. The federal government’s $150,000 instant asset tax write-off has also accelerated sales of certain work vehicles...

Around the tracks: A valiant RX-7 rescue and a stolen Dodge Challenger

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Chevrolet Corvette right-hand-drive is go!

The Chevrolet Corvette is still on track for right-hand-drive, even though development of it and other variants was paused during the coronavirus crisis. A media alert issued by General Motors in Europe overnight has confirmed the new Chevrolet Corvette will still be available in right-hand-drive...

Hennessey’s Exorcist is a Camaro ZL1 with 746kW

Texas-based tuning company Hennessey has begun testing of its aptly-named Exorcist – a modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 designed to compete with the Dodge Charger SRT Demon. Thanks to extensive engine modifications to the standard Camaro ZL1's 6.2-litre supercharged V8 – including a larger supercharger, camshaft and cooling cores, a beefed-up valvetrain and freer-flowing intake system – the Exorcist produces a claimed 746kW and 1197Nm...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Ram 1500, Silverado 1500 in demand as buyers holiday at home

An increasing number of Australians are planning epic road trips on home soil because of travel restrictions overseas, according to the latest new-car sales data which has unearthed an unexpected trend. Sales of heavy-duty four-wheel-drives and towing vehicles – such as the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, Nissan Patrol, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – have either surged or remained relatively strong in the wake of the coronavirus crisis...

Ute beauty! Pick-up sales surge after COVID-19 lockdowns ease

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Sales of US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500 and newly released Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – as well as our perennial favourites the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger – have been bolting out the door in the first two weeks of May, according to numerous dealers and industry sources...

The $150,000 instant asset tax write-off: everything you need to know

The $150,000 instant asset write-off tax incentive introduced by the Federal Government in the lead-up to the coronavirus lockdowns has caused widespread confusion in the car industry about how it applies to motor vehicles. A special investigation by CarAdvice has found most major car companies are reluctant to offer any guidance about which vehicles might be eligible under the scheme scheduled to run from 12 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, the close of this financial year...