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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pricing and Specification confirmed

Australian pricing and specification for the highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz X-Class luxury ute has now been announced. Launching in April 2018, the first ever X-Class will be initially offered in 13 variants and a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The 2.3-litre high-torque common-rail turbo diesel is available with a choice of …

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Tougher and Torquier 2017 Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X launched

For 2017 the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X are receiving a hefty collection of upgrades and improvements bulking the duo up for Australian driving conditions. The new 3.0-litre in-line 4 cylinder turbo diesel was developed exclusively for the Australian market after critical feedback was provided by current Isuzu owners. One of …

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Next-generation Holden Commodore Ute. Anyone?

There has been a ute variant of the Holden Commodore with each generation but that’s about to change when the next-generation Commodore arrives in 2018. When our homegrown Commodore bows out, so too does the last ever Commodore ute. As a tribute, rendering artist Theophilus Chin, has whipped up this …

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2017 Holden Colorado Review – LTZ Space Cab 4×4

Australia’s 4×4 Ute market is currently dominated by the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux as clear class leaders with the previous model Holden Colorado unable to make any significant territorial inroads since its debut. We’re testing the 2017 Colorado LTZ Space Cab 4×4 facelift model to see if Holden’s continued …

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Holden readying louder, more powerful special-edition Commodore Ute

Holden is reportedly putting the finishing touches to the first of three special-edition Utes to be rolled out leading up to next year’s production deadline for the Commodore. The limited-edition ute is understood to be a bespoke-badged version of a Holden Commodore VFII SS-V Redline with a more aggressive aerodynamic …

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BMW shows off M3 prototypes to celebrate 30 years of M3

30 year anniversary BMW M3

The BMW M3 celebrates its 30th anniversary for 2016 and what better time than to take a closer look at a few rarely seen prototype BMW M3’s that could have been. 1986 BMW M3 Pickup The BMW Motorsport department who were responsible for development of the M3 used the body …

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V8 Volkswagen Amarok, anyone?

MTM has announced it will be unveiling its Volkswagen Amarok V8 Desert Edition at the Geneva Motor Show. Developed jointly with DIRKS, the V8-powered ute features a two-toned matte paintwork with wheel arch extensions housing a set of 20-inch BBS alloy wheels shod with Cooper off-road tyres. Its sinister look …

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Toyota HiLux scores safety and convenience technology

 Toyota has enhanced its popular HiLux ute by decking out the Double Cab variants with new safety and convenience technology. The latest update enables all 4×4 HiLux variants to achieve a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating, thanks to the standard fitment of stability and traction control, brake assist and …

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