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What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars.  That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500...

Now is the time for more full-size US trucks to be made available in Australia

Close your eyes and you can hear it. It’s coming from everywhere. Even the merest mention of a US pick-up and the whining starts. You know what I mean, the high-pitched baying… “They’re too big!” “Who needs one?” “How ridiculous!” “Why would you want to drive something that big?” “Clogging up city streets in your silly big truck...

Sales of US pick-ups surge despite market slowdown 

US pick-up sales in Australia are continuing at record pace, with Ram and Chevrolet posting big gains in the grip of the coronavirus crisis – and now the Melbourne facility that remanufactures them in right-hand-drive is struggling to keep up with demand...

Ram 1500 Warlock limited edition on sale in Australia

The Ram 1500 line-up is about to grow yet again, this time with the addition of a high-riding, tough-looking Warlock limited edition. It will be the fourth model in the revised Ram 1500 Classic range, joining the Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab (with shorter rear doors and a longer ute bed), the Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab (with longer rear doors, more back seat space, and a shorter ute tub), and the flagship Ram 1500 Laramie (with longer rear doors, more back seat space, and a shorter ute tub)...

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...