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2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled

Mazda has recalled BT-50 models sold between October 21, 2011 and June 21, 2016, over concerns about the door latch tabs. According to the company, a broken locating tab could prevent the door from closing or, if the door is closed, make it unlatch on the move...

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Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled
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Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...


2019 Mitsubishi Triton review
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton review

A tough design makeover headlines the list of changes on Mitsubishi’s 2019 Triton ute.


Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards
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Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards

Ford's current Ranger Raptor commercial has joined the list of advertisements banned for showing reckless driving. The news comes just two weeks after Volkswagen had its tongue-in-cheek 'Too Powerful for TV' campaign banned by the Advertising Standards Bureau. According to the board, the Raptor advertisement features driving that would "constitute unsafe driving" and contained "reckless" practices...


Volkswagen Amarok: Replacement may be based on Ford Ranger
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Volkswagen Amarok: Replacement may be based on Ford Ranger

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has provided a few more details about the ongoing partnership talks between the German automaker and Ford. In an interview with Automotive News, Diess said Ford may supply Volkswagen with a successor to the Amarok ute. Should the two companies come to an arrangement regarding their global utes, it's not known when the Amarok will shift onto the Ranger platform...


Ford Ranger Raptor v Toyota HiLux Rugged X v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate TDI580 comparison
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Ford Ranger Raptor v Toyota HiLux Rugged X v Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate TDI580 comparison

Australians have always been fond of turning utes into status symbols – once of the two-doored, V8 variety. The market is quite different today, but the fundamental desires for head-turning load-luggers remain. Enter the trio of desirable workhorses you see here: the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate TDI580...


Automotive advertisement code facing review amid road-safety lobbying
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Automotive advertisement code facing review amid road-safety lobbying

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has promised to review current automotive advertising standards, after complaints from a long-time road-safety activist. Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of Australia chief executive, recently raised concerns about Ford's latest Ranger Raptor campaign, which involves the pumped-up dual-cab running at high speed off-road...


2019 Ford Ranger: Half of XLT/Wildtraks are bi-turbo
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2019 Ford Ranger: Half of XLT/Wildtraks are bi-turbo

Were you wondering whether buyers would take to the 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine offered in the new Ford Ranger? Wonder no longer, because it appears they're happily hopping aboard the downsizing train. Martin Gunsberg, Ford Australia communications head, today told media 50 per cent of Ranger XLT and Wildtrak buyers are opting for the new 2...


2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo
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2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo

Revised for the second time in its model run, the Ford Ranger steps up power and safety in high-spec models for the 2019 model year.


Ford Ranger Raptor debuts in Supercars recovery trim
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Ford Ranger Raptor debuts in Supercars recovery trim

The big new Ford Ranger Raptor has made its debut in racetrack form today, ahead of this weekend's Sandown 500 event in Victoria. Of course, when we say racetrack, we don't mean it'll be competing. The Ranger Raptor is no Superutes contender (at least not yet), but rather the Supercars series' official new recovery vehicle...


Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe
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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe

Ford Europe has confirmed the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in the region, arriving in showrooms mid-way through next year. Debuting at the Gamescom video game trade fair in Cologne, Germany – also where Ford Europe is headquartered – the Ranger Raptor is very much the same as the model sold in Australia, featuring various off-road mechanical upgrades and a 2...


The week's top news stories: August 19, 2018
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The week's top news stories: August 19, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch
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Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch

Ford is yet to officially confirm the existence of a Ranger Raptor for the North American market, but documents filed with IP Australia referencing an American design patent suggest its announcement is imminent. The long-awaited return of the Ranger to the USA was announced earlier this year, but left out any mention of the Raptor, which shares its four-wheel disc brakes with the American chassis, but picks up a coil-sprung suspension and a Watt's linkage instead of leaf springs...


Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal
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Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal

Ford of Europe has confirmed it will be revealing a "new performance vehicle" at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, which commences on August 21. Not much else has been officially confirmed about the new model, though the Blue Oval says the vehicle is "for drivers and gamers", that "promises to bring the fun back to on- and off-road driving"...


Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d
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Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d

It might not have V6 power, but the Ford Ranger Raptor has held sway over the Mercedes-Benz X350d in our latest poll, winning 55 per cent of the vote. More than 2000 people got involved in the head-to-head, with the Blue Oval's narrow victory suggesting pumped-up looks and crazy off-road ability are worth more than a three-pointed star at the top end of the dual-cab ute market...


VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicles in Australia fell 7.8 per cent in July over the same month last year, to 85,551 units. Every state and territory dipped, with the sole exception of Tasmania (up 5.9 per cent). The poor showing in July — generally a hangover month after June’s end-of-financial-year promotional campaigns — means the annual tally for 2018 is now 0...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: Your top questions answered
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: Your top questions answered

We've been busy in the Northern Territory this week, testing the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor. While we were up there, we wanted to answer the questions you sent through via social media. If there's anything we missed that you're still interested in having answered, let us know in the comments below! MORE: 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review MORE: Ford Ranger Raptor news, reviews, comparisons and videos...


Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?
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Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?

  One of the biggest complaints most of you had – outside of engine performance – about the Ford Ranger Raptor launched in Darwin this week was the lack of towing capacity and payload. Why can't the Ranger Raptor tow or carry as much load as its counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension...


Ford Ranger chief engineer: Safety is 'number one priority', AEB going range-wide
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Ford Ranger chief engineer: Safety is 'number one priority', AEB going range-wide

Even though the range-topping Ranger Raptor misses out on autonomous emergency braking, Ford's team responsible for developing the model locally says driver safety is top of its priorities list. After exclusively revealing it won't offer autonomous emergency braking on the Ranger Raptor last week, Ford has confirmed it's working on the technology, but faced technical challenges too steep to climb by the model's launch...


Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving
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Ford Ranger Raptor warranty won't extend to stunt driving

If you've been following our coverage of the Ford Ranger Raptor, you may notice a familiar theme – it does jumps. But, don't expect to be covered by the warranty if you break it. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, chief engineer for the Ford Ranger Raptor, Damien Ross, said that the company is using this opportunity to demonstrate – not encourage – 'stunt driving'...