18 Sep 2020

New Nissan Patrol might go retro as a Bronco rival

Nissan says work is underway on a new Patrol and that it could be styled as a retro throwback, much like the popular new Ford Bronco. Nissan has confirmed it is working on the new generation Patrol and told us that it’s considering a design that includes throwbacks to the

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18 Sep 2020

Raptor-inspired Ford Ranger FX4 Max

Tough new ute joins the Ranger lineup with a unique set of towing and off-road abilities from factory. It’s official – Ford Australia has revealed the FX4 Max for Australia, a much-anticipated model that was expected to be a ‘mini-Raptor’, and it is. But it’s also more than that. This

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17 Sep 2020

GMSV to offer V8 Cadillac as Camaro/Commodore replacement?

485kW of supercharged V8 power through a six-speed manual might just be headed our way. Moves are happening to bring the Cadillac brand to Australia under the new GM Specialty Vehicles umbrella, with the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing tipped to be the hero. While the Blackwing model remains unconfirmed officially,

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17 Sep 2020

No changes: 400Z design you see now is final

What you see is what you get. While we’re reading mixed reactions to Nissan’s new Z design, anyone who is down on it suggests that this couldn’t be the final design, surely not, it will be different once production starts…but this is indeed the final design. What Nissan is doing

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17 Sep 2020

Safe as houses: Isuzu D-Max scores five-star ANCAP

Isuzu’s leading safety credentials help it achieve a top five-star ANCAP rating in the toughest year of testing yet. Isuzu’s new D-Max is the first ute to score a full five-star ANCAP rating to stringent 2020 standards, satisfying the vehicle safety authority for all variants available of the new model.

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16 Sep 2020

What’s the new Ranger Tremor/FX4 Max all about?

It’s the mini Ranger Raptor that anyone who needs to tow and carry and go off bush really wants. Ford Australia has officially confirmed that a new Ranger model is on its way, showing what appears to be a homegrown version of the Ranger Tremor released to the North American

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16 Sep 2020

Yaris GR priced at $50k in Australia, promo pricing at launch

Toyota has announced pricing for its hot little Yaris GR, which will hit Aussie roads in November. In one week, Toyota will open up order books for the Yaris GR hot hatch, which is priced at a recommended retail price of $49,500 though introduced at a more palatable $39,950 driveaway

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16 Sep 2020

New twin-turbo manual Nissan Z revealed!

What might be the last Nissan Z is a throwback to every famous Z car since the original 240Z. Nissan has officially revealed the new Z, or 400Z, or Fairlady Z, or whatever it will be officially called. For now, it’s known as Z Proto. While not a final production

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15 Sep 2020

Ford missed the mark with Bronco case for Australia

Has Ford missed a trick in not approving the new Bronco for right-hand drive? We think so. Not letting emotions get in the way (although yes, we do also really want to see the Bronco on Aussie roads and bush tracks too), it is the business case for the Bronco

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15 Sep 2020

All-new 2021 Hyundai Tucson revealed, N-Line confirmed

Hyundai shows off its new Tucson with looks, smarts and technology beyond anything we’ve seen from the Korean car maker, and it’s arriving here next year. Hyundai’s SUV transformation continues, with the Korean car maker revealing its new fourth-generation Tucson, the brand’s most popular SUV and now it’s the most

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14 Sep 2020

Is it illegal to mount a phone (or smartwatch) on the windscreen?

Can you mount and charge your phone on the windscreen in a car to make calls and use navigation? How about using a smartwatch? A recent incident involving a motorist in Victoria has sparked the question if it is actually illegal to charge and/or mount a mobile phone on a

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11 Sep 2020

Hero red Mazda BT-50 lands down under

New Mazda BT-50 models destined for showroom floors begin rolling off the boat and show us what to expect. It’s not often a manufacturer sends out a press release that stock of a new model has rolled off the boat, but that’s exactly what an excited team at Mazda has

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11 Sep 2020

Update: Hear the new Nissan 400Z, manual confirmed

Rear lights, headlights, design influence and drivetrain details – here is everything about the new Z that Nissan is showing us. Nissan 400z starts up and confirms manual Nissan has confirmed the new 400Z will have a manual transmission. We can also hear it for the first time. Nissan 400Z

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09 Sep 2020

Vietnamese carmaker buys Lang Lang, but GM to test vehicles still

Vietnamese carmaker Vinfast has stumped up to buy the Lang Lang proving ground. Vinfast, a Vietnamese start-up owned by one of the Asian country’s richest men, has purchased the iconic Lang Lang proving ground east of Melbourne, once owned by General Motors Holden and the location for local testing and

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09 Sep 2020

Incentives to buy the new Ford Puma later this month

Ford is throwing freebies and cash at customers to consider buying the all-new Puma. Ford Australia will launch its all-new Puma crossover later this month on Australian showroom floors, but it is expecting many customers won’t actually be walking in the door. Instead, the blue oval will take to the

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