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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV unveiled – not confirmed for Australia

Chevrolet has unveiled a zero emission sibling to the popular Silverado pick-up trucks in the US overnight to take on the growing line-up of electric utes from Ford, Tesla and Rivian, amongst others. Known simply as the Silverado EV, the new electric pick-up might share its name with the petrol-powered …

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In detail: 2022 Ford Ranger

The new-generation Ford Ranger is officially out and it’s been touted by its maker as the smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger ever. Like the generation before it, the new Ranger’s development is led by Ford’s Product Development Centre in Australia, with local engineers and designers responsible for the …

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2021 Nissan Navara ST-X and PRO-4X Review

The current third-generation Nissan Navara has been around in Australia since 2015, but incremental updates over the years have kept it fresh. New grades and special edition models were introduced, adjustment and refinement to the chassis were made, and safety features were boosted. In what is quite possibly the biggest …

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2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder Ute Review

The last-generation Mazda BT-50 was often overlooked compared to its peers, especially the ever-popular Ford Ranger on which it is based. While Ford made continuous improvements to its star, Mazda sadly hasn’t been as diligent. The result is a dual-cab ute that feels its age and lacks behind the competition. …

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2022 Ford Ranger ute makes first official video appearance

With the next-generation Ford Ranger inching closer to its late 2021 market launch, Ford has released a teaser video of the highly anticipated and popular ute showcasing the model being off-road tested in a variety of terrains, including gravel, sand, rocks and snow. Like the current-generation, the new Ranger is …

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Dacia Bigster pick-up is one rugged ute designed right

Dacia, the Renault owned Romanian car maker, unveiled the Bigster concept vehicle earlier this month. Developed by Renault as a preview of an upcoming production large SUV, the Bigster’s appeals lies in its rugged design and squared off four-wheel drive body. The production version will be Dacia’s largest offering yet …

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Updated 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X checks in

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is making a return to dealerships in early 2021, offering a range of design, features, and interior upgrades over the standard Ranger Wildtrak. Rocking 18-inch alloy wheels with 35mm offset, the Wildtrak X features a black-painted nudge bar, LED light bar and wheel-arch flares. Also …

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Nissan Navara PRO-4X joins refreshed 2021 line-up

The Nissan Navara has been given a major refreshed. Launching as the 2021 model, the updated Nissan Navara now comes with a more extroverted and athletic design, a quieter and more comfortable interior, as well as an increase in payload capacity, with the Navara one-ton pickup now delivering payload capacity …

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All-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specification

Mazda has today revealed the tough new look for its BT-50 ute, blending sleek new styling with rugged capability. Adopting styling elements from the current-generation Mazda CX-9 large SUV, the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute features the brand’s corporate three-dimensional grille which is flanked by a pair of sculpted headlamps. …

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Updated 2020 Toyota Hilux unveiled – gets big power boost

Toyota has unveiled its bolder and tougher-looking 2020 Hilux with a significant hike in power, retuned suspension, upgraded towing capacity and multimedia. Set to arrive in Australian showrooms from late August, the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine found in the best-selling model has been beefed up to deliver 150kW (up from 130kW) …

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Limited-run Volkswagen Amarok V6 580S arrives

Previously teased in March, Volkswagen’s most kitted-out Amarok yet, the limited-run Amarok V6 580S, will go on sale in June priced from $70,990 plus on-road costs. Volkswagen Australia will launch the highly specified Amarok V6 580S next month across its national dealer network and online, offering new special features and …

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City-friendly Toyota Hilux junior anyone?

Think the Toyota HiLux is too big? Fancy a smaller version of the workhorse? Here it is. A shrunk HiLux that would probably fit inside the tub of the HiLux itself. Almost. Before you rejoice however, this isn’t a reality, for now at least. Rendered by automotive designer Kleber Silva, the …

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Meet Hyundai’s Toyota Hilux challenger, the ‘Tarlac’4

There’s no denying Hyundai’s ambition. The burgeoning Korean giant has a vehicle in nearly every class and will soon introduce the Santa Cruz light-duty pick-up truck in certain markets. But what the company lacks is a proper ladder-frame truck to take on the likes of Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and …

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Wild as Wald: Toyota Hilux Black Bison Edition

Japanese tuner Wald International has brought out what is most likely the wildest Toyota HiLux we have ever seen. Appropriately named the Toyota HiLux Black Bison Edition, the world’s best-selling utility vehicle has been dressed up with carbon fibre wheel fender extensions, bonnet air scoop and bug guard, rear roof …

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