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05 Mar 2021

2021 Nissan Navara Review

Our independent 2021 Nissan Navara review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Nissan’s current D23 generation Navara has been with us since 2015 and in that time it has had a few revisions though nothing as significant as this MY21 facelift. Borrowing styling cues

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24 Feb 2021

RAM Australia taking orders of interest for 523kW TRX

Off-road-crunching ute with 523kW from RAM is one step closer to touching down. RAM Australia is officially taking customer interest on the new RAM 1500 TRX monster truck down under. While no pricing has been divulged, the “Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Mass-produced Truck in the world” is likely to

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18 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger Tradie edition hits showrooms from $48k

Ford is offering another tradie special edition Ranger, this time literally touting the Tradie name rather than the previous Tradesman. Ford Australia has revived last year’s Tradesman ute on the update MY21 Ranger, this time called the Ranger Tradie 4×4. Available only as a special edition based on the Ranger

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17 Feb 2021

Land Rover on Defender ute: “Watch this space”

Land Rover Defender ute poised to return in a flash all-new generation model. Land Rover is again speaking about the possibility of a new Defender ute based on the latest generation monocoque platform. Firming possible plans, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of vehicle programmes Nick Collins told Autocar that “there is

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16 Feb 2021

Jeep Gladiator Sport S entry-level shaves $10,000 off price

Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings

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01 Feb 2021

New SsangYong Musso facelift sneak peek

Leaked images of the new SsangYong Musso have surfaced on the internet. SsangYong’s heavily facelifted Musso has been spotted, reported on by Korean YouTube commentator Mocar. Badged as the Khan ute in its home country as seen in the images, the ute is badged as Musso locally, a nameplate that

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11 Jan 2021

Ford Focus-based ute image leaked

New entry-level ute from the Blue Oval has been leaked ahead of official unveil. What appears to be an image of Ford’s new ‘Maverick’ ute on the assembly line has been leaked by the Maverick Truck Club forum. This is the new ute Ford has been talking about for the

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01 Dec 2020

VW Amarok W580 via Walkinshaw priced from $72k

Volkswagen Amarok via tuning specialist Walkinshaw, the W580, priced from $71,990. Walkinshaw and Volkswagen’s locally-developed GT-Style ute, the Amarok W580, will be one of the most expensive utes on the market. Priced from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580, the price soar to $79,990 for the W580S. Available to

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25 Nov 2020

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X updated for 2021

Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak with added X factor has been updated. Ford is bringing the Ranger Wildtrak X back into dealers, with an updated model arriving early next year. The MY21.25 update to the Ranger brings a number of small upgrades, but there will also be some unique elements for the

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05 Nov 2020

New Nissan Navara and PRO-4X flagship revealed

New 2021 Nissan Navara unveiled with all-new PRO-4X, facelifted looks and plenty of upgrades. Nissan has now fully unveiled the new Navara which brings upgrades, new tech and an all-new top-spec PRO-4X flagship tough-look ute into the mix. A facelift on the current-generation model, the new Navara appearance will homogenise

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02 Nov 2020

GWM Ute priced at $34k drive-away

All-new dual-cab ute model to enter Australian market Q4 this year and remains keenly priced against rivals. Great Wall Motors will rebrand as GWM when it introduces an all-new dual-cab model later this year. Keeping nomenclature short, the new ute will simply be called, ‘Ute’. It entry-level Cannon model is

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30 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 single cab and freestyle price and spec

Mazda expands BT-50 range with new Freestyle and Single Cab chassis models. Mazda’s BT-50 in Freestyle and Single Cab styles enters showrooms from $36,550 plus on-roads. That’s a price increase of around $7k over the equivalent out-going model it replaces, though this is a much more sophisticated ute. Like the

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28 Oct 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max SX 4×4 dual cab-chassis review

2020 Isuzu D-Max SX Dual Cab-Chassis review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Following on from our review in the new top-spec Isuzu D-max X-Terrain, we’re in the entry-level SX. Now despite a sub-$30k entry point to the range (4×2 single cab manual), the

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15 Oct 2020

New Navara design set to look more like Titan

Images of what appears to be the new update for the Nissan Frontier sold in the Middle East and America have surfaced, and strongly suggest what we can expect on the updated Navara due later this year. They were published by Cars Secrets on Instagram. While the Australian Navara and

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13 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 fleet deal bolsters sales prospects

Mazda wins sales-pumping fleet deal over key rivals on the launch of its new generation BT-50. Not only has Mazda launched a far more technologically advanced ute than it has ever sold before but the Japanese brand has also landed a sizeable fleet deal shortly after launching the model to

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