Mazda headlight bt-50
15 Jun 2020

New Mazda BT-50: more teased prior to reveal

Mazda is close to revealing its new BT-50, and we’ve dissected its fraternal twin to figure out what to expect. UPDATE: Mazda has now shown the headlight design and some grille in its latest social mdeia post, with the full unveiled just two days away.          

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2021 Ford Ranger rendering
11 Jun 2020

Next-gen V6 Ford Ranger on target to launch next year

New Ford Ranger with V6 turbo diesel and its VW Amarok sibling are getting closer to launch date. Ford’s next-generation Ranger ute is likely to launch next year following news from VW that it’s new Amarok – based on the new Ford Ranger ute – will be “for sale by

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11 Jun 2020

Electric Nikola Motor Badger ute is coming to Australia

Nikola Motor has begun detailing its upcoming EV ute, and also said that it will land in Australia. US car startup Nikola Motor has announced that its debut ute, the Badger, will be available for preorder in the US this month. It will also go on sale in Australia in

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09 Jun 2020

Instant asset write-off extension praised

Business owners now have a further six months to take advantage of the boosted Instant asset write-off scheme. The Australian Government has announced an extension to the Instant asset write-off scheme that sees the deadline move until the end of this year. Due to expire June 30 2020, the extension

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04 Jun 2020

New Toyota Hilux unveiled, improves towing

Toyota’s 2020 Hilux update gets more power, more torque, more towing capacity, and nicer technology. Toyota has unveiled its facelifted Hilux with “significant improvements to performance, fuel economy, ride comfort, towing and equipment levels.” Chief among enhancements is an upgrade to the 2.8-litre diesel turbo engine, which now produces 150kW

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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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28 May 2020

Mazda slashes $10k off BT-50, sharp driveaway deals on SUVs

Mazda has unveiled some big savings on models across its range, with the biggest deals on its out-going BT-50 ute. Mazda has listed sharp savings across almost its entire lineup of utes, SUVs, and passenger cars to motivate buyers during June’s seasonal end of year financial savings sales. It should

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20 May 2020

Exclusive: Next-gen RAM 1500 V8 arrives for testing in Australia

This is the first look at the next-generation 2020 RAM 1500 Limited DT in Australia before its factory-backed conversion. The next-generation Ram 1500 ‘DT’ has landed in Australia and begun testing before its on-sale which is due late-2020 or early next year. The new generation ‘DT’ Ram 1500 is planned

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15 May 2020

VW Amarok 580S limited edition ute is here

Powerful grunt and some extra gear underpin the Amarok 580S ute. Volkswagen Australia has announced another limited edition Amarok model for our market.  The Amarok 580S will sit between the Highline and Ultimate models on the showrooms floor, priced at $70,990 plus on-road costs. Just 200 units will be available

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12 May 2020

Ford revives Tradesman ute name on Ranger

Ford is offering a special edition Ranger, touting the Tradesman nameplate which adorned many Falcon utes. Ford Australia has thrown a bunch of extras on its Ranger XL to bring tougher appeal and better value in this limited edition model. Available only as a special edition kit on the Ranger

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05 May 2020

Custom Suzuki Jimny ute available for farmers

Here’s a custom RHD Suzuki Jimny ute you can import offered with a swathe of custom accessories for off-roading and land keeping. But there’s a catch, of course. ANOTHER SUZUKI Jimny ute conversion has surfaced, this time in the UK where the lightweight four-wheel drive with a cut body and

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04 May 2020

Mahindra’s new 2020 PikUp ute range

A simpler lineup underpins Mahindra’s updated ute range for 2020, which brings better tech and a bump in price. A jump in price for the 2020 Mahindra PikUp range reflects the addition of new gear and a facelift for the budget-focused Indian ute. Refreshed with a new fascia consisting of

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Hyundai dual-cab ute rendering
30 Apr 2020

Hyundai Australia “very detailed” about new dual-cab ute

Here is the latest rendering of Hyundai’s new dual-cab ute, and we can also share the latest details. CHECK THIS out: industrial designer Enoch Gonzales has rendered what the inaugural Hyundai dual-cab ute will look like, and we think it looks good.  The Philippines designer has even named the creation

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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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New Ford Courier style ute
29 Apr 2020

New Ford ute “looks like first-gen Ranger”

A new small ute in Ford’s stable is reported to be getting ready for production next year. FORD’S NEW upcoming entry-level ute will reportedly revive the spirit of the first-generation Ranger. Also sold in Australia as the Courier for some time before Ranger became the blue oval’s local dual-cab hero,

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