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LDV on a rapid roll forwards

LDV on a rapid roll forwards | TRANSPORT NEWS

Chinese automaker LDV is celebrating the milestone of 20,000 vehicle sales since its introduction to the Australian market in 2014. As the first Chinese 5-star ANCAP safety-rated brand, sales peaked at a  record-breaking 1,052 units sold in June. LDV’s commitment to even safer motoring starts with the introduction of standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on its new large commercial van, ...

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BADGER HUNT | Ute Review – Nikola

The electric ute that could revolutionise the market In Europe it’s probably the closest animal to our wombat, other than not being a marsupial. The badger is nocturnal, lives in burrows under the ground and can be aggressive when provoked. Although not that well known in the Australian market, if American company Nikola has its way the name Badger is ...

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Upgrades for the LDV T60 Trailrider  | TRANSPORT NEWS

This next-generation LDV T60 Trailrider now features its first in-house designed D20 diesel engine available from parent company SAIC, in teh form of a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit with a single scroll turbocharger that produces 120kW at 4,000rpm and 375Nm from 1,500rpm and Bosch’s third generation, high-pressure common rail direct fuel injection technology. The T60 Trailrider incorporates the now standard suspension tune specifically for Australian ...

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READY FOR ANYTHING | Ute Review – Nissan Navara

Nissan’s Navara N-TREK Warrior is the complete package – word and images by Neil Dowling Life is a compromise and the modern epitome is the dual cab ute. It’s the reason the ute is our most popular vehicle, with the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger repeatedly topping the sales charts. But is it bought for family chores, for work, for ...

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ECONOMIES OF SCALE | Review -The rise and rise of LDV light commercials

The rise and rise of LDV light commercials – Chris Mullett reports from Shanghai, China Ten years ago, we looked at the Chinese auto industry with little enthusiasm, in much the same way as we considered the viability of Korean car manufacturing a decade earlier. Time is a great leveller, and today it is increasingly obvious that Australia can no ...

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PROGRESSIVE PROCESS | UTE REVIEW-Mercedes’ X-Class continues to appeal to the top end of town

Mercedes’ X-Class continues to appeal to the top end of town – Words by Stuart Martin Beneath the bonnet of the big Benz-badged ute finally sits a venerable V6, although more than a few wishful thinkers (the author included) half-joke about whether we’ll ever see a hotter AMG-tuned version. Hope springs eternal that they might one day shoehorn a twin-turbo ...

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Ford proves two turbos are better than one

RANGER BI-TURBO | UTE REVIEW -Ford proves two turbos are better than one

In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ahead of the second-placed Mustang. The bigger five-cylinder engine remains, offered in six-speed ...

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BLACK MAGIC | UTE REVIEW – RAM 1500

Henry Ford set the trend with black paint for the Model T, with RAM continuing with the same thought process for the 1500 Black Pack It’s probably the least practical colour for any vehicle in Australia. But for those who appreciate its visual presence on the road, aligned with class-leading towing ability, the 1500 RAM Black Pack is the pick ...

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I came, I Saw, I Ventured | UTE Review -Trekking in the Blue Mountains with the I-Venture Club

Trekking in the Blue Mountains with the I-Venture Club. Isuzu D-MAX ute and MU-X buyers are special. So special in fact that Isuzu Ute Australia runs a special fun-filled escape adventure in different areas of the country where owners gain expert tuition in how to get the best from their vehicles when travelling off the bitumen. Isuzu’s determination to provide ...

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AMAZING PACE | Ute Review – Isuzu Ute continues to set sales records

Isuzu Ute continues to set sales records. There’s a lot to be said for knowing the history of a brand, especially when considering the purchase of a new ute with your own money. It’s now 10 years since Isuzu Ute Australia took responsibility for marketing the D-MAX to the Australian market. In that time the brand has gone from zero ...

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