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Nissan introduces black-themed Navara N-Trek special edition

Following the popularity of last year’s Navara Dual Cab 4X4 SL-based Silverline and ST Black Edition, Nissan has introduced yet another special edition model. The range-topping Nissan Navara N-Trek edition is based off the Navara Dual Cab 4X4 ST-X and brings a range of black Nissan genuine parts and accessories …

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2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged and Rugged X Review

What are they? Along with the Toyota Hilux Rogue, the HiLux Rugged and Rugged X are three new variants of the company’s (and Australia’s) best-selling vehicle. With the growing popularity of utes among private buyers, Toyota saw fit to inject more style and strength into the HiLux. And so the …

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Holden refines and toughens 2020 Colorado

Holden has announced a series of upgrades and enhancements across the new 2020 Colorado range. Chief among these is the permanent addition of the robust and practical LSX as a new addition to updated Colorado line-up. Combining rugged simplicity with bold looks and formidable off-road capability, and having proved itself …

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Mazda BT-50 gets a new Boss

There’s a new pecking order for Mazda’s workhorse, with advanced audio and premium accessories qualifying Mazda BT-50 Boss for top spot in the line-up. A ladder rung above the GT model on which it is based, the new BT-50 Boss adds a new sound system and a suite of black …

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2019 Holden Colorado LTZ DualCab 4×4 Review

First impressions are important, mess up you’ll have your work cut out for you to set things right. It’s been over twenty years since I was first introduced a dual cab ute, it was my father’s company work car that we used for a holiday up to the Gold Coast …

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Mitsubishi Triton Absolute showcases potential toughen up Triton

Mitsubishi has unveiled the Triton Absolute, a ruggedised concept model based on the new-generation Triton. Featuring carbon fibre protective body paneling, rugged style and enhanced LED lighting, the Triton Absolute is a design study aim at gauging public interest in a toughen up Triton ute. Underpinning the Triton Absolute is …

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Ford confirms compact pickup to sit under the Ranger

Ford has announced it will be building a small pickup using the next-generation Focus’ unibody platform to slot below the Ranger. Speaking at an auto industry conference in Detroit, Ford’s global vice president for marketing and sales, Jim Farley confirm told news media we “can expect new name plates below …

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2019 Isuzu D-Max SX Cab Chassis Review – hi-vis not included

While dual-cab utes were once something you’d only ever see on farms or worksites, perceptions of these once-humble workhorses have shifted in recent years, with them now more of a status symbol used to tow boats and carry dirt bikes than a mere tradesman’s tool. Now, even utes positioned as …

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2020 Jeep Gladiator debuts at the LA Auto Show

Jeep has finally unveiled its rugged Wrangler-based Gladiator ute at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, ahead of its initial US launch in mid-2019.  Based upon an elongated version of the closely-related Wrangler’s chassis, the Gladiator’s 3,500mm wheelbase adds 493mm between the front and rear axles over a five-door Wrangler, …

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Volkswagen introduces Amarok’s little bro – the Tarok

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its latest entrant in the burgeoning pickup market, the new Tarok pickup concept, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. While officially a concept, it’s anything but, as the Amarok’s little brother looks almost production ready to our eyes. Volkswagen even confirms …

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HSV launches Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD super heavy-duty ute

Finalising its new Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pick-up truck range which includes the recently launched 2500HD, HSV has confirmed full pricing and specifications for the new range topping Silverado 3500HD LTZ model. The 3500HD LTZ model completes HSV’s five tier Silverado line-up – its first foray into the burgeoning heavy-duty truck …

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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T Review

The Isuzu D-Max has always been a formidable contender in the dual-cab ute space, with Australia being Isuzu’s number one export market. But while it’s always sold well, it’s never quite been able to match the numbers of the household-name Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, both of which, along with …

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Nissan unveils limited run Navara Silverline and Black Edition

Following the success of last year’s Navara ST-X N-Sport, Nissan has expanded its special edition range to include the Navara Dual Cab 4X4 SL-based “Silverline” and ST “Black Edition”. The 2017 Navara ST-X 4X4 N-Sport sold out of the limited run 500 units not long after its release, but continuous …

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2018 Toyota Hilux Rogue Review

Making sense of the Toyota Hilux range used to be as simple as getting wet at the beach. You had the affordable and frugal Workmate, the mid range SR and the top of the line SR5. However now there’s twice as many to choose from with three additional grades fleshing …

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