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2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison

Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...

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2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ review
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2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ review

The Holden Trailblazer sometimes falls off the radar in a discussion about rough-and-ready $50K 4x4s. But it probably shouldn’t.


2018 Nissan Terra revealed
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2018 Nissan Terra revealed

The Nissan Terra has gone official this week, ahead of a debut in the Chinese market later this year. Based on the same body-on-frame platform as the Navara ute, the Terra is something of a spiritual successor to the previous-generation Pathfinder – which was essentially a wagon-bodied version of the popular ute...


The Shortlist: $50k vehicle that can tow 2500kg, but it has to be comfortable!
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The Shortlist: $50k vehicle that can tow 2500kg, but it has to be comfortable!

Rod wants the impossible: a vehicle that'll tow a pretty decent sized caravan, but that doesn't feel like a truck to drive.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ review: Towing
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2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ review: Towing

When it comes to making a decision on what type of car to buy, price, comfort, ability and 'fit for purpose' are paramount. That last category, is why the affordable family tow wagons segment is now considerably busy...


Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, Trailblazer recalled for jack fix
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Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, Trailblazer recalled for jack fix

Holden has issued an equipment recall for its 'RG' Colorado, Colorado 7 and Trailblazer model lines over concerns the vehicle jacks could have incorrect instruction labels. The company reports that certain vehicle jacks - sold by the Holden Service Parts Organisation (HSPO) - may be fitted with labels that do not correctly describe the safe and correct usage of the jack...


2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 styling pack arrives
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2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 styling pack arrives

The Colorado Z71 ute has a new companion in the SUV, with the 2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 due in showrooms from June. Announced today, the Trailblazer Z71 will follow its Colorado sibling in adding a number of cosmetic tweaks for a lightly toughened look. Pricing is still to be confirmed, but if the LTZ-based Colorado Z71 is any guide, expect a premium of a couple grand over the $52,490 Trailblazer LTZ (plus on-road costs)...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden...


Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers
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Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers

After 19 years in Oz, Nissan Australia said sayonara to the Y61 Patrol at the recent Flinders Ranges launch of the 'Legend Edition', and the company admits it will miss the old workhorse. However, the local division says, it's confident the newer Y62 model range and upcoming future additions will more than meet market and consumer expectation...


2017 Holden Trailblazer Review
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2017 Holden Trailblazer Review

A new name and a fresh look, but the biggest and best updates to the Holden Trailblazer are all on the inside.


2017 Holden Trailblazer pricing and specs: Seven-seat off-roader gets facelift, big updates
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2017 Holden Trailblazer pricing and specs: Seven-seat off-roader gets facelift, big updates

Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Trailblazer range have been revealed, before the new off-roader goes on sale in October. Starting at $47,990 plus on-road costs, the Trailblazer range (formerly Colorado 7) has shrunk from three variants to two, with the only price adjustment being a small $250 increase on the top-spec LTZ model, which is now priced at $52,490 plus on-roads...


Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina
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Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina

Holden has revealed five new and facelifted models overnight, including the 2018 Acadia SUV, which will finally give the company a rival to the likes of the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9. The seven-seat Acadia was joined by the anticipated new Astra and the new Trailblazer off-roader (which replaces the Colorado 7), along with the facelifted Barina and Trax...


Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music
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Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music

Holden has buffed its logo, launched a new-look website and licensed the latest track from a trendy Aussie muso, all to better position the lion brand as a car maker 'in touch' with the Australian market. A deal with streaming music platform Pandora has also been inked, making Holden the key sponsor of the first-ever Australian Pandora Warehouse party, announced to local music media last month...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 Review: run-out round-up

Holden is retiring the Colorado 7 name with the Trailblazer special edition. There’s lots of gear and plenty of value to be had if tourin’, towin’ and adventurin’ are your thing.


2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Holden Trailblazer has been revealed today, accompanied by confirmation of top five-star safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Adopting the new face from its substantially-updated sibling, the Colorado ute, the Trailblazer also takes the long-serving nameplate from sister company Chevrolet...


2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive
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2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive

It's not uncommon for members of the public to spy pre-development vehicles being driven around the traps by manufacturers ahead of their launches. It's less common when the vehicles being driven are not produced in Australia. And, it's even less common when we're allowed to drive them...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more

Welcome to episode 2 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed our very first episode last week, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier article here. We must also extend a big thanks to you all: the response to our first episode was just staggeringly positive, and you've already helped see the CarAdvice...