Ok, it’s time for all the other utes on the Australian market to take some lumps. ANCAP has just announced the awarding of a 5-Star rating for Australia’s newest ute, the Isuzu D-Max. (And yes, LDV T60 has a five-star rating, but that vehicle was tested against 2017 criteria and
Here at the bottom of the world, Australia, we miss out on some of the better new cars that are available in other countries. Why? Like the new Jeep models announced yesterday, the rest of the world, apart from South Africa, Australiasia, and some other small nations, all have Left
I’ve just driven my first Haval H9 Ultra 4WD, but only for a short lap of the Redcliffe Peninsula. But you only get 1 chance to create a first impression and here’s mine. I was asked by David from Coorparoo to souce a Haval H9 for his family through Car
It’s finally here in Australia and Matt Raudonikis from 4×4 Australia got to drive it – Jeep JT Gladiator As a Jeep dealer from 2003 to 2015, I have a certain passion for the brand. I’m not an off-roader as such, but a lot of my customers bought Jeep for
Thought that someone would like to know I spoke to a number of Ford Dealers in Melbourne last week (17/6/2020) trying to obtain a quote on a new Ford Ranger for a Gold Card TPI customer. I’m a new car broker based in Queensland, but looking after customers in New
Skoda is one of the lesser-known Volkswagen Group brands and that group is extensive. Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Seat. Porsche and even Bugatti are part and parcel of the German company. Skoda has been an almost forgotten part of the Australian market for a while but recently they’ve enjoyed a bit of
Arguably the most anticipated launch this year is the all-new Mazda BT-50. Designed in concert with Isuzu and built in Thailand, Mazda owners will gravitate to the brand rather than any other. Mazda’s sense of customer responsiveness will be enhanced by the reputation of the bones of this new ute.
12th June 2020 Builds on standard spec of 190TDI Premium Selection of two unique two-tone Savona leather interiors Four-wheel steering as standard Additional advanced Offroad settings: Gravel & Sand Additional engine underbody protection Volkswagen Australia has announced the return in August of its Touareg Adventure model with a new range
Jeep Australia has released the MY20 Jeep Compass line-up with a massive ‘mea culpa’ marketing campaign on their brand. Jeeps reputation was severly damaged back in the middle of the decade, where their customer satisfaction was at an industry low. Only time will tell whether they can resuscitate that reputation,
This rollover video shows why the Jeep Wrangler gets a marginal IIHS Rating. Despite ‘good’ ratings for driver safety, multiple rollovers earn the Jeep a ‘marginal’ overall IIHS rating Thanks to Autoweek for this story and particularly Graham Kozak When this new model Jeep Wrangler was first tested in Europe
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