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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Future of Mercedes X-Class ute in doubt - report

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute looks set to be phased out prematurely due to slow sales that have made the vehicle unprofitable even at its comparatively high price. A report out of Europe, published overnight by respected industry journal Automotive News, cited unnamed but well-informed sources claiming the Mercedes X-Class ute “is to be dropped” as the company “seeks to reduce costs amid profit warnings”...

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 and 2019 X-Class over concerns about incorrect information in their owner's manual. According to the company, the ute's maximum permissible roof load is incorrectly stated, the ESP function is "incorrectly stated for certain circumstances and some warning messages that may be displayed" for the Pre Safe system...

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d Edition 1 revealed

Mercedes-Benz Vans has rolled out the first special edition of its X350d flagship ute, called (imaginatively enough) the Edition 1. Car brands love rolling out blinged-up pickups, considering the average buyer spends a few grand on options and accessories anyway. In lieu of a Mercedes-AMG X-Class, this cosmetic pack will have to suffice...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...

CarAdvice podcast 114: SsangYong Managing Director, Tim Smith

On the panel this week is Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Mercedes-Benz X350d, Mazda has announced a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, and a new website helps motorists identify if their car has faulty Takata airbags...

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...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class coming to Oz – UPDATE

UPDATE (4/6/18): The Brabus D4 Power Xtra package will be available to Australian customers via RamSpeed Australia. See bottom of article for details. Brabus is known for creating wild versions of Mercedes-Benz's fastest sedans, SUVs and sports cars, but now it has revealed its take on the new X-Class ute...