26 Aug 2020

More upsetting news for Aussie Ford Bronco fans

Oh no! The great-looking Ford Bronco will come in range-topping Raptor guise too. As if it wasn’t disappointing enough that Ford declined to bring its Ford Ranger-underpinned Bronco to Australia, we now know that there will also be Bronco Raptor. The flagship of the new Ranger and also the F-150

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24 Aug 2020

Ford Raptor ponies up with new V8 power

Ford’s F Truck Raptor is apparently getting V8 power to take on the Hellcat-mad RAM TRX. The battle of the heavy-weight pickup trucks is becoming deliciously ludicrous with Ford reportedly preparing a V8 Raptor that will outpower the upcoming RAM 1500 TRX. As we reported last week, RAM has confirmed

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18 Aug 2020

RAM TRX “destroys Raptors,” Australia likely

RAM says the new T-Rex of the ute world eats Raptors. RAM’s rival to the Ford F-150 Raptor has been revealed, delivering the world the most powerful production pick-up ute ever. What’s more, it’s on the cards for a local launch in 2021, though don’t hold your breath if you

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17 Aug 2020

2021 Mahindra Thar vs Suzuki Jimny: specs compared

How might the upcoming Mahindra Thar stack up against the Suzuki Jimny in the battle of the lightweight off-roaders? Mahindra has just announced that it’s new Thar 4×4 – similar to the Suzuki Jimny in more ways than one – will arrive in Australia by June next year. The model

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17 Aug 2020

Jeep’s V6 turbo diesel Wayout shows us what we miss

Jeep’s Wayout concept Gladiator is a tough, practical off-roader, but it’s also a reminder of an ingredient Australia will miss. Jeep has unveiled the ultimate off-road adventure Gladiator ute, equipped with a new diesel turbo V6 engine and all. A custom creation using the new factory turbo diesel V6 underneath

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17 Aug 2020

Next-Gen Mahindra Thar coming to Australia

Mahindra’s new rival to the Suzuki Jimny and, in some ways, Jeep Wrangler is arriving here next year. Will this be the next cult-classic off-roader like the Suzuki Jimny to hit Australian roads? Mahindra and Mahindra unveiled its new Thar in India this weekend but that’s not the only place

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14 Aug 2020

2020 Ford Ranger XL and XLT get loaded up

Ford has updated 2020 Ranger models with special packs for XL and XLT models. Ford has revealed an upgraded Fully Loaded pack for its XLT ute, along with toughened XL Special Edition and revisions elsewhere in the range. Included in the updates is the very new Ford Pass Connect system.

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13 Aug 2020

Isuzu D-Max’s safety tech could be a killer blow to rivals

Monstrous performance makes way for Isuzu’s safe approach to sales success. Of all the things most speculated about when a new ute rumour begins to circulate is that it’ll be a bush busting monster truck and pack some sort of holy-grail V6 turbo-diesel power. Maybe even a petrol V8. And

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13 Aug 2020

Tow, work, and play accessories for the new 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute

A full range of factory accessories for the new 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute have been revealed. Isuzu will launch its all-new generation D-Max ute with over 50 accessories available to choose at dealers when the model goes on sale September 1. Read the full price and spec details on all

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13 Aug 2020

Bigger and better: All-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute launches

Has Isuzu’s new generation D-Max ute risen to the top? Isuzu has lifted price, specs and details on its new generation Isuzu D-Max ute in Australia, and it’s a ute that steps up as a serious challenger to threaten the sales-leading Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Breaking the segment’s usual

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12 Aug 2020

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Shortie is back

The Jeep Wrangler short-wheelbase two-door in Rubicon trim is back but in a very limited quantity. Jeep Australia has announced availability and pricing for a limited Rubicon Recon edition, based on the four-door already on sale and also a short-wheelbase two-door. The latter will arrive in limited quantities, with just

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11 Aug 2020

2021 VW Kombi California Beach selling out already

VW’s sell-out California Beach campervan is back… and potentially selling out, again. It seems that customers who missed out on the California Beach Limited Edition run are quickly snapping up this new 2021 model. It was only a month ago that we reported the previous limited-edition run of California Beaches

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07 Aug 2020

Jeep making comeback in toughest year

If hindsight is 20/20, Jeep Australia would surely have never chosen 2020 as the year to begin a concerted resurgence. Nevertheless, in the face of the worst year for the car industry in decades, it’s bouncing back. Jeep’s fall from grace last decade sees it with the arduous task ahead

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05 Aug 2020

Land Rover loses Defender trademark fight

High court dismisses JLR’s case to trademark Defender design, Ineos pushes ahead with Grenadier. Jaguar Land Rover has lost an appeal to copyright a trademark on the original Defender design and put a roadblock in front of new start-up manufacturer Ineos. The appeal to the UK’s high court was dismissed

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24 Jul 2020

CO2 emissions target set by Australian car industry

The Australian car industry has set its own CO2 emissions targets for 2030. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries today announced that the local car industry will impose its own emissions target scheme in light of inaction by the Federal Government. Emissions targets are strict and enforced in Europe, the

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