22 Sep 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 pricing and specs revealed

Mazda’s new ute is ready to battle with the best in the segment, which justifies a jump in price for the BT-50. Mazda has unveiled pricing for its all-new dual-cab ute which will be available to buy in dealers next month from October 1, and the increase in pricing over

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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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14 Sep 2020

How much can I tow with the 2021 Mazda BT-50 4×4?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 dual-cab 4×4? Question: I read the How much can the Isuzu D-Max tow? article and want to know how that compares to the new Mazda BT-50, which is based on the same Isuzu model. For those

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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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10 Sep 2020

Ford Ranger XLT gets new cab-chassis model

Ford dubs its new XLT 4×4 dual-cab cab-chassis ‘adventure-ready’. UPDATE: Ford Australia has clarified that the tow bar tongue is standard. Ford has introduced a new dual-cab cab-chassis model to the Ranger XLT trim level. The four-door ute with a flexible chassis rear allows customers to fit their own setup,

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01 Sep 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max review

2020 Isuzu D-Max review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Isuzu has a loyal following because it builds solid, reliable utes and 4×4 wagons that are often seen in some of the most remote areas of Australia. True, it hasn’t gone anywhere near selling

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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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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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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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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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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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