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New Nissan Patrol priced from $75,990+ORCs

The refreshed 2020 Nissan Patrol has arrived in Australia boasting styling changes and a range of technology improvements.

The updated 2020 Nissan Patrol has arrived in Australia with prices starting from $75,990+ORC for the Ti and $91,990+ORCs for the Ti-L. Around for almost 70 years, the Patrol has sold more than 1.9 million vehicles across six generations.

The updated Patrol has a new-look front and rear with Nissan saying suspension has also been tweaked. The two models look quite different too, with the Ti having “a unique sporty front-end design, while the Patrol Ti-L front bumper showcases a more premium look,” according to Nissan. Across both grades there have been changes to the bonnet and fender panels, front grille, LED front headlights (52 of them and 44 for the rear taillights) and the front bumper.

According to Nissan, the Patrol’s “dampers have been enhanced to provide more dampening at a higher piston speed (frequency) zone. This gives better on-road ride comfort”. The Nissan Patrol, regardless of the grade, continues with a 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine making 298kW and 560Nm of torque which is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Active safety has been improved on both variants with Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert now standard. This adds to the standard-fit active safety features already on Patrol.

The Patrol Ti now has an auto anti-dazzle rear view mirror, the Ti-L continues to feature an Intelligent Rear-View Monitor. This enables the driver to see traffic conditions behind the car via a video feed; it also functions as a regular rear view mirror.

“We are excited to have the new Nissan Patrol on sale, it has made significant gains in its segment owing to its comfort, design, towing and driveability both on and off-road. Everyone who drives this spacious large SUV enjoys it,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

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ARB has released new front-axle-load upgrades which increase carrying capacity via a certified Old Man Emu suspension kit for Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux and LandCruiser (200 and 79).

Modifying and accessorising your vehicle means that weight adds up. To that end, ARB, which already provides GVM upgrades is now, via an OId Man Emu suspension package, able to increase the factory, front-axle-load capacity by up to 170kg on some vehicles.

The front-axle-load upgrades come standard with any full Old Man Emu Nitrocharger or BP-51 suspension kit with a certification attached to the vehicle's door pillar. Customers who have already had an Old Man Emu suspension kit fitted to applicable vehicles can organise for their vehicle to be assessed for compliance with the upgrade retrospectively.

Currently, the front-axle-load upgrades are only available on Toyota HiLux GUN 125/126, LandCruiser 200 Series VDJ200R and URJ202R, LandCruiser 70 Series VDJ76R/78R, LandCruiser 79 Series single- and dual-cab VDJ79R, and Ford Ranger PXIII.

ARB said, "Loading and unloading of weight on the rear of a vehicle, such as unhitching a trailer or removing your touring gear, can play havoc with weight distribution across your front axles in accordance with the manufacturer’s front axle load limits.”

"To assist in providing greater flexibility in managing load variations as you need, ARB offers a range of Old Man Emu front axle capacity upgrades for the most popular 4X4 models when installing an Old Man Emu suspension package. With up to an additional 170kg of verified front axle load, tourers and tradies alike can have peace of mind that dynamic shift in weight distribution is being aptly supported across both axles."

Front-axle-load upgrade from ARB

"Loading and unloading of weight on the rear of a vehicle, such as unhitching a trailer or removing your touring gear, can play havoc with weight distribution across your front axles in accordance with the manufacturer’s front axle load limits”

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The introduction of mandatory data sharing laws would force car makers to share service and repair information with independent workshops.

Australian car owners will soon be able to choose their vehicle repairer knowing it’ll have access to the latest vehicle service and repair information thanks to the introduction of a mandatory data sharing law. The Australian Government is in the process of drafting legislation for mandatory data sharing between car makers and independent workshops.

The push for mandatory data sharing has been led by Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Michael Sukkar who, in a statement said, “Our scheme will mandate that all service and repair information car manufacturers share with their dealership networks must be available for independent repairers to purchase.

“It will also remove grey areas in the current voluntary arrangements by explicitly setting out a list of safety, security and environmental information that must only be released to appropriate businesses as well as clear criteria for access.”

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has been championing its Choice of Repairer campaign for some time now and said the announcement was a “huge moment” for its members.

“This is an incredible result for our members, who came to us with their concerns, put competitive rivalries aside and fought alongside us to have the law changed for their customers, their businesses and the wider industry,” said Stuart Charity, CEO at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.

“It is also an important win for consumers. Our Choice of Repairer campaign has sought to increase community awareness around consumers right to choose their repairer, and their new car warranty and servicing rights.”

“This announcement has been a long road and is the culmination of tireless work by the AAAA team to push for Government action to address this important competition issue. We have personally met with over 75 Federal MPs, facilitated hundreds of workshop visits by MPs all around the country and had countless early morning and late-night discussions with Ministers and other industry stakeholders.”

“We look forward to seeing progress on an exposure draft and we will review every word to ensure that car manufacturers are not able to wriggle though any loopholes that would prevent or restrict consumer choice and ultimately harm competition,” said Stuart.

Mandatory Data Sharing laws coming soon

The 2020 Ford Everest Sport boasts styling tweaks to set it apart from the rest of the Everest range, debuting new lighting and a windscreen-mounted USB port but no sport, as such.

Following the unveiling of the updated Ford Ranger, the Ford Everest Sport has been revealed boasting some styling tweaks, new Bi-LED headlights and a windscreen-mounted USB port (these features will also be available on the updated MY20 Everest line-up later this year).

Speaking about the Everest Sport, Ford Australia boss, Kay Hart, said: “Everest Sport is a new kind of Everest, bringing a unique style inside and out. Everest Sport builds on the increased choice of the line-up, and combines a premium, sporty package with renowned off-road capability”.

The Everest Sport slots between the mid-spec Trend and top-spec Titanium variants and can be had with either a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel, or the Bi-Turbo diesel, 10-speed powertrain shared with the Ranger and Ranger Raptor. Everest Sport will only be offered on four-wheel-drive models.

Beyond the Everest lettering above the grille, Everest Sport gets a new-look grille, while the lower bumper sections, both front and rear, are finished in black, as are the mirrors, window surrounds and roof rails. Black 20-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior detailing, and there’s a new hero colour – Deep Crystal Blue.

Like the updated Ranger, the Everest Sport will be the first updated Everest to get Bi-LED headlights which are part of the upgraded High-Performance Lighting system. It will be available on Trend and Titanium from December this year (2019).

On the inside, there are Raceway Blue door pulls and door treatments, with standard leather-accented first and second-row seating, ‘Sport’ embossed logo on the front row seating and unique Capital Blue stitching. Everest Sport also offers a soft-touch dash pad, also with Capital Blue stitching.

The Everest Sport is available now while the rest of the updated Ford Everest range will be in dealerships in December.

2020 Ford Everest Sport is long on accessories but short on ‘sport’

The refreshed 2020 Nissan Patrol has arrived in Australia boasting styling changes and a range of technology improvements.

The updated 2020 Nissan Patrol has arrived in Australia with prices starting from $75,990+ORC for the Ti and $91,990+ORCs for the Ti-L. Around for almost 70 years, the Patrol has sold more than 1.9 million vehicles across six generations.

The updated Patrol has a new-look front and rear with Nissan saying suspension has also been tweaked. The two models look quite different too, with the Ti having “a unique sporty front-end design, while the Patrol Ti-L front bumper showcases a more premium look,” according to Nissan. Across both grades there have been changes to the bonnet and fender panels, front grille, LED front headlights (52 of them and 44 for the rear taillights) and the front bumper.

According to Nissan, the Patrol’s “dampers have been enhanced to provide more dampening at a higher piston speed (frequency) zone. This gives better on-road ride comfort”. The Nissan Patrol, regardless of the grade, continues with a 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine making 298kW and 560Nm of torque which is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Active safety has been improved on both variants with Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert now standard. This adds to the standard-fit active safety features already on Patrol.

The Patrol Ti now has an auto anti-dazzle rear view mirror, the Ti-L continues to feature an Intelligent Rear-View Monitor. This enables the driver to see traffic conditions behind the car via a video feed; it also functions as a regular rear view mirror.

“We are excited to have the new Nissan Patrol on sale, it has made significant gains in its segment owing to its comfort, design, towing and driveability both on and off-road. Everyone who drives this spacious large SUV enjoys it,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

New Nissan Patrol priced from $75,990+ORCs

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WORDS ISAAC BOBER

Survival of the fittest. That’s evolution. 

Introducing the HTX2, the natural development of the market-leading hybrid HTX. 

The best is obsolete. Better has evolved.

NEW HTX2 HYBRID DRIVING LIGHT

Australian-made • HID and LED technology • Rugged design

AVAILABLE FROM LEADING RETAILERS

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ARB has released new front-axle-load upgrades which increase carrying capacity via a certified Old Man Emu suspension kit for Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux and LandCruiser (200 and 79).

Modifying and accessorising your vehicle means that weight adds up. To that end, ARB, which already provides GVM upgrades is now, via an OId Man Emu suspension package, able to increase the factory, front-axle-load capacity by up to 170kg on some vehicles.

The front-axle-load upgrades come standard with any full Old Man Emu Nitrocharger or BP-51 suspension kit with a certification attached to the vehicle's door pillar. Customers who have already had an Old Man Emu suspension kit fitted to applicable vehicles can organise for their vehicle to be assessed for compliance with the upgrade retrospectively.

Currently, the front-axle-load upgrades are only available on Toyota HiLux GUN 125/126, LandCruiser 200 Series VDJ200R and URJ202R, LandCruiser 70 Series VDJ76R/78R, LandCruiser 79 Series single- and dual-cab VDJ79R, and Ford Ranger PXIII.

ARB said, "Loading and unloading of weight on the rear of a vehicle, such as unhitching a trailer or removing your touring gear, can play havoc with weight distribution across your front axles in accordance with the manufacturer’s front axle load limits.”

"To assist in providing greater flexibility in managing load variations as you need, ARB offers a range of Old Man Emu front axle capacity upgrades for the most popular 4X4 models when installing an Old Man Emu suspension package. With up to an additional 170kg of verified front axle load, tourers and tradies alike can have peace of mind that dynamic shift in weight distribution is being aptly supported across both axles."

Front-axle-load upgrade from ARB

"Loading and unloading of weight on the rear of a vehicle, such as unhitching a trailer or removing your touring gear, can play havoc with weight distribution across your front axles in accordance with the manufacturer’s front axle load limits”

Use our One Step Headlight Restorer Cream!
WANT TO INCREASE
NIGHTTIME VISIBILITY?
Offline: This content can only be displayed when online.
Our One Step Headlight Restorer Cream will:
  • Remove oxidisation and haziness, giving a crystal clear finish to your headlights.
  • Improve light transmission, increasing night-time visibility and safety.
  • Improve the overall appearance of your car.
  • Add a long-lasting, protective wax coating to your headlights, preventing future yellowing and haziness.
  • All in one easy 60-second application!
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The introduction of mandatory data sharing laws would force car makers to share service and repair information with independent workshops.

Australian car owners will soon be able to choose their vehicle repairer knowing it’ll have access to the latest vehicle service and repair information thanks to the introduction of a mandatory data sharing law. The Australian Government is in the process of drafting legislation for mandatory data sharing between car makers and independent workshops.

The push for mandatory data sharing has been led by Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Michael Sukkar who, in a statement said, “Our scheme will mandate that all service and repair information car manufacturers share with their dealership networks must be available for independent repairers to purchase.

“It will also remove grey areas in the current voluntary arrangements by explicitly setting out a list of safety, security and environmental information that must only be released to appropriate businesses as well as clear criteria for access.”

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has been championing its Choice of Repairer campaign for some time now and said the announcement was a “huge moment” for its members.

“This is an incredible result for our members, who came to us with their concerns, put competitive rivalries aside and fought alongside us to have the law changed for their customers, their businesses and the wider industry,” said Stuart Charity, CEO at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.

“It is also an important win for consumers. Our Choice of Repairer campaign has sought to increase community awareness around consumers right to choose their repairer, and their new car warranty and servicing rights.”

“This announcement has been a long road and is the culmination of tireless work by the AAAA team to push for Government action to address this important competition issue. We have personally met with over 75 Federal MPs, facilitated hundreds of workshop visits by MPs all around the country and had countless early morning and late-night discussions with Ministers and other industry stakeholders.”

“We look forward to seeing progress on an exposure draft and we will review every word to ensure that car manufacturers are not able to wriggle though any loopholes that would prevent or restrict consumer choice and ultimately harm competition,” said Stuart.

Mandatory Data Sharing laws coming soon

The 2020 Ford Everest Sport boasts styling tweaks to set it apart from the rest of the Everest range, debuting new lighting and a windscreen-mounted USB port but no sport, as such.

Following the unveiling of the updated Ford Ranger, the Ford Everest Sport has been revealed boasting some styling tweaks, new Bi-LED headlights and a windscreen-mounted USB port (these features will also be available on the updated MY20 Everest line-up later this year).

Speaking about the Everest Sport, Ford Australia boss, Kay Hart, said: “Everest Sport is a new kind of Everest, bringing a unique style inside and out. Everest Sport builds on the increased choice of the line-up, and combines a premium, sporty package with renowned off-road capability”.

The Everest Sport slots between the mid-spec Trend and top-spec Titanium variants and can be had with either a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel, or the Bi-Turbo diesel, 10-speed powertrain shared with the Ranger and Ranger Raptor. Everest Sport will only be offered on four-wheel-drive models.

Beyond the Everest lettering above the grille, Everest Sport gets a new-look grille, while the lower bumper sections, both front and rear, are finished in black, as are the mirrors, window surrounds and roof rails. Black 20-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior detailing, and there’s a new hero colour – Deep Crystal Blue.

Like the updated Ranger, the Everest Sport will be the first updated Everest to get Bi-LED headlights which are part of the upgraded High-Performance Lighting system. It will be available on Trend and Titanium from December this year (2019).

On the inside, there are Raceway Blue door pulls and door treatments, with standard leather-accented first and second-row seating, ‘Sport’ embossed logo on the front row seating and unique Capital Blue stitching. Everest Sport also offers a soft-touch dash pad, also with Capital Blue stitching.

The Everest Sport is available now while the rest of the updated Ford Everest range will be in dealerships in December.

2020 Ford Everest Sport is long on accessories but short on ‘sport’