New Ford Ranger rival! 2024 Ram Dakota pickup/ute set for EV, petrol, diesel options - and Australia
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by CarsGuide
11M ago
The 2024 Ram Dakota is coming to rattle the Ford Ranger and hammer the Toyota HiLux, the two best-selling mid-size pick-ups in Australia. That's right, the American brand best known for the larger-than-life Ram 1500 ute, is cooking up an all-new model that it hopes will dominate the sales charts. But just what does the new Dakota have up its proverbial sleeve? Well, it's looking good for potential buyers, as a battery-electric (EV) version is under study alongside internal-combustion (ICE) versions with either petrol or diesel power. Point being, there should be something for everyone. That ..read more
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2024 Toyota Prado: What we know so far - CarsGuide Podcast special
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
The eagerly anticipated 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado large SUV is nearly upon us. Hot on the wheels of the all-new LC300 4WD, the related next-generation 4x4 is shaping up as another huge success for the leading Japanese brand. So, in this video, CarsGuide assembles Managing Editor Tim Nicholson, Deputy Editor James Cleary and Contributing Journalist Andrew Chesterton to unpack exactly what is on the horizon for the Prado series. Yep, there's been plenty of reports from all across the world and we've compiled them all, ours included, to deliver a Prado preview for the ages, engines, design, p ..read more
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Best utes coming in 2023! Ep 254
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
There's no denying Australians are in a seemingly never-ending love affair with the ute - just a glance at the top-10 best-selling models here and you will see no less than four different pick-ups. In 2022 we saw the launch of the new-generation Ford Ranger, while the Toyota HiLux was also updated, but that doesn't mean there aren't more exciting utes on the way for 2023. From big units like the Ford F-150 to Volkswagen's take on the Ford Ranger formula, here are the utes to look forward to in 2023. Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News’ - the breaking stories you need to know about (Tesla Model 2 ..read more
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Australian made - five years gone Ep 253
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
It's been five years since the last Australian-made Commodore rolled off the production line. It wasn't just the last Aussie-made Holden however, it was the last Australian made car.  Join Stephen Ottley, Thomas White and Richard Berry as they discuss what happened on that final day and what it meant for the future of cars in Australia. They'll also be discussing news of the week including the electric version of thje Ford Ranger, the upcoming Ineos Grenadier and GWM's bold move to launch 50 electric vehicles by 2025. You can get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok ..read more
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Best SUVs coming in 2023! Ep 252
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
Aussie new car buyers can’t get enough of SUVs, and local showrooms will be full of fresh offerings across the coming year. City-sized, family-friendly, or off-road capable, there’s a lot of interesting shiny metal headed our way. Join Mal, Tom, and JC as they look at eight significant 2023 SUV arrivals. Headline news on the latest from Europe, Japan and the USA, as well as a quick rundown on the EV SUVs that are also in the mix for next year. Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News’ - the breaking stories you need to know about (another Chinese EV brand on the way, a post-Bathurst look at the futu ..read more
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Who makes your car? Ep 251
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
Think you know who owns the company that built your car? And you have no doubts where it was produced, right? Well, it might be time to think again because the worldwide web of car brand ownership and vehicle manufacturing has become even more tangled in recent years. Join Chesto, Matt, and JC as they uncover some surprising facts about who owns what, and what's built where. How about a British icon owned by an Indian powerhouse, or a luxury Merc screwed together in Alabama? Plus, we cover 'This Week in News' - the breaking stories you need to know about (Toyota's diesel hybrid, a potential E ..read more
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Australia's date with EV destiny! Ep 250
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
The combustion to electric vehicle tipping point is getting closer and 2023 is a pivotal year for the Australian new car market, with a slew of new zero emissions models due here in the next 12 months.  Join Dave Morley, Tung, and JC as they discuss the significance of what appears to be an automotive moment in time. We reckon EVs will not only be more plentiful next year, but more affordable, and as the EV train adds extra carriages will you be getting on board? Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News' - the breaking stories you need to know about (the latest on Australia's own hydrogen-power ..read more
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Best new cars coming in 2023! Ep 249
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
Yes, it’s that time when the new year product pipeline starts to open up and details of what’s heading our way in the next 12 months become clearer. Join Crafty, Tom, and JC as they look at the most significant pieces of fresh metal scheduled to arrive in Australia sooner rather than later. Forget the chip shortage for a moment, there’s still a bunch of shiny new utes, EVs, SUVs, sedans and sports cars scheduled to land in local showrooms next year. Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News’ - the breaking stories you need to know about (the lowdown on VW’s ID.4, Ford thinks Everest can crush Prado ..read more
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DOOMED! Hot hatch extinction! Ep 248
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
As the electric vehicle asteroid hurtles towards the internal combustion engine and global automotive players push even more enthusiastically towards an EV future, is now the time to pull the trigger on a Megane RS, Golf GTI or the upcoming Civic Type R? Join Richard Berry, Steve Ottley (direct from Detroit) and JC as they investigate what’s looking like an affordable hot hatch extinction event. The Ford Focus ST is already gawn, the Megane’s on the way out, and this is likely the last generation VW Golf GTI. Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News’ - the breaking stories you need to know about (S ..read more
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These utes are too bloody BIG! Ep 247
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by CarsGuide
1y ago
The RAM 1500 has been a big sales success in Australia, as has the Chevy Silverado, with the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra to join them soon. But are these US super-utes just too big to operate safely here? Try parking one at Woolies! The already substantial HiLux is just under 5.3m long, a bit over 1.8m wide, and around 1.8m tall. But the Tundra crushes it at 5.9m long, 2.0m wide, and 2.0m tall. How big's your garage? Will it even fit comfortably on a typical Aussie road, or be able to turn on tighter suburban streets? Or are these monster trucks better as narrowly-focused, specialised vehicle ..read more
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