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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10 Aug 2020

Driving tips for country and rural roads

Anyone with a licence should know how to drive already, but the conditions and scenarios that happen on the country and rural roads can be a lot different from city corners. Coming out of lockdown but potentially still restricted in just how far we can travel (if borders remain closed,

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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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16 Jul 2020

Ford Pass Connect brings remote smartphone access

Ford Australia is introducing sophisticated smartphone app connectivity to its models, allowing remote access, location data and more. Ford’s new Ford Pass remote access technology is rolling out now on Ford Ranger, Everest, and Transit vehicles. Ford Pass will join the rest of the range – such as Fiesta, Mustang,

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16 Jul 2020

Nissan changes its logo

Nissan’s next-gen product onslaught for the next decade will be fronted by a new-look logo. As part of Nissan’s big Ariya electric SUV unveil yesterday, the Japanese brand has also updated its logo. The move is a recent trend, with VW and BMW updating their own logos in the last

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16 Jul 2020

RAM Australia launches 1500 Warlock

New RAM 1500 Warlock ute officially joins Australian lineup in new ‘product offensive’. RAM Australia has introduced the new limited-edition 4×4 Warlock model to its 1500 ute lineup. The blacked-out and lifted special edition ute will help RAM do battle against the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500. “The new Warlock is

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14 Jul 2020

Mazda BT-50 cab-chassis confirmed, spec details slip

We’ve attained pictures and further details on the BT-50 ute before it hits the road. Ahead of its launch later this year, Mazda’s new BT-50 ute is rolling off the production line and being readied to hit the road (and off road). While Mazda isn’t able to announce all details

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14 Jul 2020

Is Ford’s Bronco too wild for Jeep’s Wrangler to tame?

Here’s what the Ford Bronco is all about, including plenty of images and a comparison to its arch-nemesis. It’s fitting that the two benchmark off-roaders on a showroom floor are called Wrangler and Bronco. Of course, not every Wrangler can tame a wild Bronco, and sometimes a bucking Bronco succumbs

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14 Jul 2020

How to watch the Ford Bronco reveal this morning

We know… it’s not coming to Australia, but we’ve also had a lot of people asking where they can watch the Bronco unveil this morning. Ford is officially revealing its all-new Bronco four-wheel drive this morning at 10am AEST. The digital unveiling is a big event in North AMerica –

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13 Jul 2020

Ford Bronco image leaks ahead of official unveil

Ford’s all-new Bronco is almost ready to be publicly shown, but this image could be the first look at it. An image of Ford’s upcoming new Bronco four-wheel drive has made its way to the Bronco6g forum, according to the site’s owner. Following on from spy images of the interior and

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13 Jul 2020

Jeep tease 344kW V8 for Wrangler and Gladiator

Jeep’s Wrangler and Gladiator are looking set for a big power upgrade. Jeep has posted an image onto its social media page that has tongues wagging with speculation that a V8 Wrangler and Gladiator will be upon us soon. The image shows us a sketch of what appears to be

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