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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 gets 5-star ANCAP rating

Oct 24, 2016

Revisions to the Toyota LAndCruiser 70 have helped it pass ANCAP’s stringent crash tests, recently allowing it to be stamped with the five-star seal of approval. The Toyota LAndCruiser 70 is based on the LandCruiser...


Mercedes-Benz pickup concept confirmed for October 25

Oct 23, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will be revealing a concept version of its upcoming pickup ute on Tuesday, previewing the production model set to arrive next year. The new ute will borrow plenty from the current...


SuperUtes announced as new ute racing series in Australia

Oct 21, 2016

Ever been trackside at a race and wondered why car racing isn’t more catered to tradies? Well, Australia’s Supercars today confirmed diesel dual-cab utes will be hitting the racetrack in 2017 in the form of...


Is this the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup?

Oct 21, 2016

Pictures have emerged which appear to reveal the all-new 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, showing a more aerodynamic and less garish design, including C-shaped LEDs. Leaked and published on Allpar.com, in addition to the...


New Mercedes-Benz ‘GLT’ ute to debut October 25?

Oct 18, 2016

Mercedes has apparently set a date for the global unveiling of its highly-anticipated ute, with the unconfirmed moniker of ‘GLT’ or ‘X-Class’. French network TF1 is reporting that Mercedes’s first ute is set for its...


Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept shows potential

Oct 06, 2016

The Ford F-150 Raptor has been obscenely succesful ever since it debuted in 2009. A true answer from GM is yet to be found, but Fiat Chrysler’s Ram Trucks division has come up with this,...


Beastly Hennessey F-150 Raptor VelociRaptor 6×6 revealed

Oct 06, 2016

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is a hardcore dune-destroying machine as it rolls out of the factory. With 335kW and 691Nm sent through a 10-speed automatic gearbox, the SVT Raptor is the most powerful, technologically...


Nissan Navara Series II adds SL variant, revised suspension

Sep 26, 2016

Nissan Australia will soon introduce a range of updates as part of the 2017 Nissan Navara Series II launch for the dual-cab lineup, PerformanceDrive has learned, bringing revised specifications while introducing a new SL variant....

Proterra Catalyst E2

Proterra Catalyst E2 is a 660kWh EV bus with 560km range

Sep 16, 2016

US company Proterra has released details of a radical new electric bus design, largely constructed from carbon fibre and powered by a 660kWh battery pack. What could genuinely turn out to be the future of...

Global Vehicle Trust OX by Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray helps engineer world’s first flat-pack truck

Sep 07, 2016

Gordon Murray, the brains behind the original McLaren F1 hypercar, has helped engineer the world’s first flat-pack truck called the Ox, by Global Vehicle Trust. It is designed to be affordable and conquer rough terrain...

Nikola One

Nikola One EV truck might not happen, hydrogen power instead

Aug 31, 2016

Nikola Motors has all-but ditched the original design for its Nikola One electric powered truck, instead aiming toward hydrogen to power the truck in its hope to create the world’s first zero-emission truck. It was...

2017 Chevrolet Colorado range

2017 Chevrolet Colorado debuts new 230kW V6, 8spd auto

Aug 27, 2016

Chevrolet has taken the wraps of the model year 2017 Colorado for the US market. It introduces an “all-new” V6 engine and eight-speed auto combo. Not to be confused with our local Holden Colorado, the...

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