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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...

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...

2019-2020 Ram 1500 ute recalled for faulty windshield wipers

American Special Vehicles (ASV) – the Melbourne company responsible for converting US pick-up specialist Ram’s cars to right-hand drive for the Australian market – has issued a recall for 2540 of its 2019-2020 model-year 1500 pick-up trucks due to a defective windshield wiper assembly...

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...

2014-2019 Ram 1500 diesel pick-up recalled due to fire hazard

American Special Vehicles (ASV) – the company responsible for converting US pick-up specialist Ram’s cars to right-hand drive for the Australian market – has issued a recall of 438 examples of its 2014-2019 model-year 1500 diesel pick-up due to a defective part that may increase risk of fire...

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...

US Ram pick-ups outsell stablemate Jeep in March

Ram Truck pick-ups imported from the US and remanufactured to right-hand-drive have outsold stablemate Jeep in Australia for the first time. Official new-car sales figures for March 2020 show Ram Trucks reported 262 vehicles as sold – the majority of them the Ram 1500 Express and Ram 1500 Laramie – while Jeep’s monthly tally across all models was 258...

NSW Police Marine Search And Rescue takes delivery of Ram 1500 Crew Cab

The NSW Police Marine Search and Rescue Command has taken delivery of a new Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab to tow its fleet of Sea-Doo jet skis and large inflatable boats for safety patrols and recovery missions across the state. The new model joins the larger Ram 2500 that has been used by NSW water police over the past two years...

Ram 1500 Express Crew launches at $89,950

Ram has emerged as one of the Australian manufacturing industry's recent success stories, and has built on this momentum by expanding its range of full-sized American pickups. That addition, announced today, is the 1500 Express Crew V8 Hemi priced at $89,950 plus on-road costs. It sits between the cheaper 1500 Express Quad and the volume-selling, pricier 1500 Laramie...