30 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 single cab and freestyle price and spec

Mazda expands BT-50 range with new Freestyle and Single Cab chassis models. Mazda’s BT-50 in Freestyle and Single Cab styles enters showrooms from $36,550 plus on-roads. That’s a price increase of around $7k over the equivalent out-going model it replaces, though this is a much more sophisticated ute. Like the

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29 Oct 2020

New Isuzu MU-X set for 2021

Isuzu’s new MU-X finally unveiled, and it looks like a welcome upgrade. Isuzu has unveiled the second-generation MU-X in Thailand, showing a much improved seven-seat four-wheel drive which will bolster the model’s sales. Arriving around 12 months after the new D-Max’s launch, we expect the MU-X will arrive in Australia

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28 Oct 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max SX 4×4 dual cab-chassis review

2020 Isuzu D-Max SX Dual Cab-Chassis review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Following on from our review in the new top-spec Isuzu D-max X-Terrain, we’re in the entry-level SX. Now despite a sub-$30k entry point to the range (4×2 single cab manual), the

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27 Oct 2020

New 2021 Nissan Navara teased

A new image of the upcoming Navara for Australia has been officially teased ahead of its unveiling soon. Nissan Australia has teased the first good image of the upcoming Nissan Navara – though it remains fairly disguised. Due to be unveiled here on November 5, the teaser looks to confirm

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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22 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 receives top marks for safety

Mazda’s new ute receives top marks from Australia’s crash-testing program. Unsurprisingly, Mazda’s new BT-50, which is based on Isuzu D-Max, has received a full five-star safety rating.  Following the same top result as the D-Max, Mazda’s ute scores just slightly lower for impacts regarding pedestrians and cyclists in the vulnerable

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21 Oct 2020

GMC Hummer EV revealed

All-new electric pick-up revives Hummer name. Finally shown since it was first teased in an ad during the Super Bowl, General Motors has pulled the sheet completely off the new GMC Hummer. It has been shown in its debut Edition 1 trim. The brand’s first electric model, the Hummer EV

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15 Oct 2020

New Navara design set to look more like Titan

Images of what appears to be the new update for the Nissan Frontier sold in the Middle East and America have surfaced, and strongly suggest what we can expect on the updated Navara due later this year. They were published by Cars Secrets on Instagram. While the Australian Navara and

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14 Oct 2020

Should ANCAP properly test the Jeep Gladiator?

ANCAP has announced the Jeep Gladiator will carry the Wrangler’s same three-star rating without testing and despite being a different model. Jeep’s Gladiator has been stamped with a sub-par three-star ANCAP result from the Australasian testing authority which claims the Gladiator is similar enough to the Wrangler to not warrant

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13 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 fleet deal bolsters sales prospects

Mazda wins sales-pumping fleet deal over key rivals on the launch of its new generation BT-50. Not only has Mazda launched a far more technologically advanced ute than it has ever sold before but the Japanese brand has also landed a sizeable fleet deal shortly after launching the model to

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13 Oct 2020

Five-door Suzuki Jimny to debut next year

Longer and more practical Jimny on route to production, though doubts linger over RHD version. An all-new five-door version of the Suzuki Jimny is expected to launch in India next year. Following on from its public unveiling earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2020, the Indian Maruti Suzuki Jimny

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13 Oct 2020

All-new GWM Ute set to arrive this year

All-new dual-cab ute model to enter Australian market Q4 this year. Great Wall Motors will rebrand as GWM when it introduces an all-new dual-cab model later this year. Keeping nomenclature short, the new ute will simply be called, ‘Ute’. The new GWM Ute will be offered in three trim variants

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09 Oct 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Review

Our 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT ute review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The ute market is fascinating. The number of people curious about utes boggles my mind. My wife, who I call The Reluctant Influencer, will sometimes snap a pic of her latest

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08 Oct 2020

BMW 128ti could be the perfect blend

BMW is reviving the ti badge with new 128ti, though it is missing just one ingredient we’d love to see. BMW has pulled the wraps away from the first modern-day BMW to wear ‘ti’ lettering, revealing what will be the 128ti sitting one wrung underneath the BMW M135i XDrive on

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07 Oct 2020

Lexus LX 570 J201 overland concept is great

Lexus makes an overlander out of the luxury LX570.  It’s another year, another Lexus overland project, this time the J201 Concept that will be displayed at the 10-day Rebelle Rally even in the southwest USA. And again, it’s another Lexus concept off-roader we’d love to see in Australia, but likely

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