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Video: RC toy Toyota HiLuxs tow full-size HiLux to recreate ad

Mar 23, 2017

Toyota UK has recreated a publicity stunt from the 1980s by towing a new HiLux using 15 Tamiya HiLux Bruiser remote control cars that are 1:10 scale. The Tamiya RC cars produce 23.2Nm each from...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute in Australia for promo, dealers briefed

Feb 24, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute is sure to shake up the segment when it lands in Australia next year. And to prepare, Mercedes-Benz Vans has shipped over a concept example for the first time. A concept...

2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition now on sale in Australia

Feb 22, 2017

Mitsubishi Australia is jumping aboard the ‘black pack’ bandwagon, releasing the new Triton GLS Sports Edition. It’s based on the 4×4 dual-cab. Based on the GLS, which is second from the top in terms of...

2017 Ford Ranger FX4 special edition now on sale in Australia

Feb 15, 2017

A new special edition Ford Ranger has been announced to spice up the Australian range, called the Ranger FX4. It adds a number of bespoke highlights and fashion-conscious accessories. Based on the Ranger PX Mk...

Tesla truck envisioned, Musk says “Model 3 is priority”

Feb 12, 2017

We know how Tesla’s passenger car range looks, having been acquainted with the final piece of that puzzle, the Model 3, last March. Since then, Elon Musk has shocked the world by announcing the Tesla...

2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner special edition on sale, celebrates 100 years

Feb 10, 2017

Isuzu is celebrating its 100th anniversary – one of few carmakers that have surpassed the milestone. So to mark the occasion the company has introduced a special edition version of the new 2017 D-Max, called...

2017 Isuzu D-Max arrives; gets 6spd, touchscreen, more torque

Feb 10, 2017

Isuzu Ute Australia is launching the 2017 D-Max, which introduces a comprehensive powertrain update, along with exterior and interior tweaks. Firstly, the engine remains a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder. However, it now features a diesel particulate...

2017 Isuzu D-Max & MU-X not getting limited-slip diff or diff lock

Feb 06, 2017

Isuzu is launching the facelifted, 2017 D-Max and MU-X in Australia this week, bringing a range of technical updates and design tweaks. Specific information is under an Australian media-wide embargo until Friday morning, however, PerformanceDrive...

2018 Ford F-150 unveiled, introduces diesel option

Jan 09, 2017

The world’s best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, has come in for its 2018 facelift and mechanical upgrades, aimed at making it more fuel efficient. These include, for the first time, a diesel engine. The...

2016 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed review: Off-road test (video)

Dec 22, 2016

Having driven all of the popular 4×4 utes available in Australia, we’re convinced the latest Mitsubishi Triton Exceed is the most off-road-capable package on the new-car market. Don’t believe us? We put together a proper...

2017 Mitsubishi Triton update now on sale in Australia

Dec 16, 2016

Some revisions have been made to the Mitsubishi Triton ute for the 2017 model year update, with added technology and safety for most variants. All 2017 model pick-up models (body tray) come with a reversing...

Should Alfa Romeo build a ute, based on the Fiat Toro?

Dec 06, 2016

Master digital car crafter Theophilus Chin has created something quite stirring that has definitely got our attention: An Alfa Romeo ute/pickup. Based on the Fiat Toro that is sold in South American markets, this Alfa...

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