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  • 2011 Volkswagen Amarok On Sale From March 1

    Volkswagen Australia has today announced pricing and March 1st availability of the 2011 Amarok, the company's first foray into the dedicated pick-up segment. Forming the fourth model series in...


    POSTED MON, 21 FEB, 2011

  • Isuzu D-Max Farm Mate Announced For Limited Run

    Isuzu Ute Australia has released a limited edition version of its D-Max one-tonne ute, dubbed the D-Max Farm Mate.  The special variant offers savings of around $5000 on the three-seater...


    POSTED MON, 17 JAN, 2011

  • 2011 Ford Ranger Tows 160 Tonne Steam Train: Video

    The towing stunt is nothing new for manufacturers, but that didn't stop Ford Australia showing the world just what its all-new 2011 Ranger can accomplish. Powered by Ford's 3.2 litre Durat...


    POSTED FRI, 7 JAN, 2011

  • Dynamic Stability Control Confirmed For 2012 BT-50

    From November next year, all new vehicles sold in Australia will be required by law to feature Electronic Stability Control as a standard feature. Known by myriad names across different manufactur...


    POSTED THU, 16 DEC, 2010

  • 2011 Mazda BT-50: New Images

    Mazda Australia has released a slew of new images for its upcoming 2011 BT-50 - but with the Japanese carmaker staying quiet on the fine details for the new ute, potential buyers remain no closer to a...


    POSTED TUE, 7 DEC, 2010

  • Holden Colorado Gets LPG Option For 2011

    Holden has added its dual-fuel LPG Alloytec V6 engine to the Colorado ute line-up, available with both LX and LT-R models in 4x2 Single Cab Chassis and Crew Cab variants. The dual-fuel Alloytec V6...


    POSTED TUE, 7 DEC, 2010

  • 2010 Mitsubishi MN Triton GLX-R Automatic

    A SMALLER more powerful engine, more room in the tray and the first dual-cab ute sold in Australia with traction and stability control. On paper the MN Triton has what it takes to 'lead the pa...


    POSTED WED, 28 APR, 2010

  • 2010 MN Triton GLX-R And GL-R Launch

    2010 MN Triton GLX-R And GL-R First Drive Review IT'S GRUNTIER, is considerably more refined, uses less fuel, has a longer and larger cargo tub, and is more comfortable at the wheel than the o...


    POSTED MON, 5 OCT, 2009

  • 2009 Ford PK Ranger XLT SuperCab

    2009 Ford PK Ranger XLT SuperCab Road Test Review PUT ANYBODY in a modern 4X4 ute, drive them around for a bit, and before long they’ll come out with something like, “Goes alright this...


    POSTED WED, 23 SEP, 2009

  • TMR Triton Concept

    TMR TRITON CONCEPT ROAD TEST REVIEW THE LAST TIME that we were handed the keys to a concept vehicle and told to “take it away for four days and let us know what you think…” was,...


    POSTED TUE, 8 SEP, 2009

  • 2009 Nissan D40 Navara Dual-Cab ST-X Diesel

    WHEN THE D40 NAVARA first appeared on the scene four years ago, it was a breath of fresh air for the light commercial sector. With class-leading ride and handling levels, and a diesel that - on pa...


    POSTED TUE, 7 JUL, 2009

  • 2009 Isuzu D-MAX LS-U 4x4 Crew Cab Ute

    It’s tough, handsome enough, and built for hard graft. But can you dress the D-MAX up and take it to the opera? Klosey slipped on a dinner suit and the Blundstones to find out. There is a ve...


    POSTED THU, 12 MAR, 2009

  • 2009 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Turbo Diesel Super-Select 4WD Auto

    Mitsubishi's Triton GLX-R Turbo Diesel now sports a locking centre diff. But how good is it when the going gets tough? To find out, we let it off the chain in Victoria's spectacular high country. THE...


    POSTED FRI, 30 JAN, 2009

  • 2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL

    Funny thing about blood in water. Turns sharks into a frenzy. Get a sniff of blood and sharks start thrashing around and chomping on each other's arses. Remarkably, they lose track of the differen...


    POSTED SUN, 7 DEC, 2008

  • Mazda Updates BT-50 Range For 2009

    Mazda Australia has announced that the newly updated BT-50 utility is now on sale, with a number of revisions making the rugged workhorse more powerful, more versatile and more... attractive(?) for 20...


    POSTED THU, 18 SEP, 2008

  • 2008 Mahindra Pik-Up Turbo Diesel Double Cab 4x4

    Okay, the Mahindra Pik-Up isn’t completely new to the local auto scene (having arrived in 2007), but our road testing is, so when TMI offered me a Pik-Up for a week, I was happy to accept the keys.


    POSTED SUN, 17 AUG, 2008



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