02 Jun 2020

More powerful Toyota Hilux could boost towing capacity

New Toyota Hilux to land in Australia this year with more power, upgraded suspension.  Toyota has teased us with a glimpse of its upcoming facelift to the current-generation Hilux ute. Behind the wheel is ex-F1 racing star Fernando Alonso, who also recently raced a Toyota Hilux (albeit highly modified) in

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 australia 84%
29 Apr 2020

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ review

THE NEW Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Australia has spent barely any time on HSV (could soon be GMSV) dealer floors, but we were itching to jump into one and give it a good test both on and off the road. Read on for our full on-road and off-road assessment. IN

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16 Apr 2020

Will the Mustang of pickup trucks come to Australia?

Which manufacturer will be the first to deliver a new pickup truck to Australia in right-hand drive? THERE WAS a little disappointment from some of our readers yesterday when HSV announced the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 would cost north of $110,000 in Australia before even considering on-road costs. It seems there

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Chevrolet Silverado HSV Australia 2020
08 Apr 2020

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 production shutdown won’t affect Australia

Plenty of GM products will be delayed due to COVID-19-related shutdowns, but local supply for the Silverado 1500 is on time. GENERAL MOTORS has shut down most of its North American production facilities, delaying updates and ceasing production of many of the vehicles wearing Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC badges. Caught

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08 Apr 2020

Mahindra cancels $658m SsangYong lifeline

SsangYong’s future is in doubt with coronavirus affecting the cash flow of its parent company, Mahindra. INDIAN AUTOMOTIVE conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra has pulled its investment funding from SsangYong, leaving the South Korean manufacturer only scraps from the table to keep itself afloat. Citing a staggering 88 per cent drop

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27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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Nissan Navara V8 Australia Premcar
24 Mar 2020

V8 Nissan Navara in Aussie Warrior project “entirely possible”

Could Nissan beat Ford to build Australia’s first V8 dual-cab ute, or make a monster of its Z sports car? NISSAN SAYS its Warrior program isn’t just about building off-road vehicles, and that it has a lot of options ahead of it for what the next Warrior will look like.

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Ford Ranger Raptor V8
24 Feb 2020

Cold water thrown on Ford Ranger Raptor V8 rumour

The Ford Ranger Raptor V8 isn’t coming… at least not in the way we think it is. FOLLOWING REPORTS that Ford is readying a Ranger Raptor V8, the supposed engineering firm behind the project, Melbourne-based Premcar, has dismissed the rumours. Speaking last week at Premcar’s facility in Epping where it

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Ford Ranger Raptor V8 Australia
21 Feb 2020

Ford admits “desire” to create V8 Raptor and further variants

Rumours are swirling about Ford Australia producing a Ranger Raptor V8, and the local arm says it wants one in its lineup, along with other performance utes. 

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2020 Mitsubishi Triton GSR
11 Feb 2020

New 2020 Mitsubishi Triton GSR and GLX-R detailed

Mitsubishi adds two new Triton variants into showrooms, with the tougher-looking GSR and premium-feel GLX-R available soon.

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Nissan Navara Titan V8
17 Jan 2020

Nissan Navara V8? Facelift and engines in the works

Updates to the D23 for the US Navara-sibling the Frontier could bring a heavy facelift and new engine options to Australian Navara models.

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Hyundai dual-cab ute australia diesel
17 Jan 2020

Hyundai has a 200kW turbo diesel six for its new ute

A report suggests that Hyundai will plant an all-new turbocharged straight-six diesel engine into its upcoming dual-cab ute for Australia.

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Jeep Gladiator Australia review 80%
15 Jan 2020

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review

Jeep Gladiator review with price, specs, performance, ride and handling, interior, ownership, and independent car expert verdict and score.

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2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek 75%
13 Dec 2019

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior review

Toby Hagon’s Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior 2019 Review With Price, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Interior, Ownership, Verdict And Score.

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10 Oct 2019

Nissan reveals Navara N-Trek Warrior tough truck

Nissan finally has a contender to tap into the lucrative top-end of the dual-cab ute market.

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