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Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years...

VFACTS 2020: Nissan Patrol, Toyota LandCruiser post sales gains as Aussies holiday at home

The Nissan Patrol has posted its highest sales since this generation model arrived in 2013 – and the Toyota LandCruiser wagon also posted significant gains amid a market slump, and despite its final full year of production. According to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Nissan reported 2820 examples of the Y62 Patrol as sold in 2020, a dramatic increase of 44...

2021 Nissan Patrol facelift unveiled – UPDATE: Australian arrival ruled out

The 2021 Nissan Armada (as the Nissan Patrol is known in the US) has been unveiled – however, the brand's Australian arm has confirmed the updates won't be coming Down Under. The model-year-2021 facelift revealed in the US overnight brings the Armada closer in line with the facelifted Patrol introduced in Australia and other markets in late 2019 – however, there are some notable differences...

Australians continue to gorge themselves on four-wheel-drive SUVs to holiday at home

Australians are preparing to holiday at home next year, with the latest sales figures showing a continued surge in sales of four-wheel-drive wagons. Demand for iconic four-wheel-drives such as the Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol remained strong in September, bucking the market trend of a 20.5 per cent decline year-to-date...

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...

Nissan Patrol Warrior still on track

The Nissan Patrol Warrior – a locally-enhanced version of the brand's heavy-duty four-wheel-drive wagon – is inching towards approval stage, despite interruptions due to the coronavirus crisis. Back in February, CarAdvice reported that a more off-road focused version of the popular Patrol was looking good for Australia, and despite recent rumours to the contrary, Nissan Australia’s managing director is adamant the project is still on track...

Nissan Patrol V8 demand continues to surge as Aussies holiday at home

Australians planning to holiday at home are helping drive a sales surge of the Nissan Patrol four-wheel-drive – even as the overall car market posted two of its worst months in 30 years due to the coronavirus crisis. Nissan Australia has reportedly put in an urgent call for more Patrols out of the factory to keep up with local demand...

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...

CarAdvice podcast: 85,000kms in a Wrangler around Africa, and the latest on Holden

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Nissan Patrol Warrior is looking good for Australia, Volkswagen is seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy, 2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs, and a study reveals ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars...

Nissan Patrol Warrior looking good for Australia

Nissan Australia is looking to expand the ‘Warrior’ program it runs with Premcar and has picked out its other 4X4, the Patrol, as an ideal candidate. Fresh off a facelift, the Patrol is Nissan’s only other proper 4X4 that can follow in the wheel-tracks of the Navara with increased off-road ability...