Articles about Australia

It literally adds a dash of color to the city
Every city in the world has its own characteristic that leaves an imprint in our memory. Dubai has its skyscrapers, Thailand has its food, Rome has its architecture, and Tokyo has...so many things. The most recent foreign city I visited for
Yep, you read that right, mate
G'day, Internet. What is perhaps this week's most bizarre motoring news comes from the fair state of Queensland, Australia. Come March 5, 2019, residents will be legally allowed to add emojis to their cars' personalized license plates.According to a
To celebrate its 50th birthday in Australia
Every anniversary comes with its own dedicated gift. After one year of marriage it's paper (nice and cheap). After 15 years it's crystal (less cheap). Curiously, the 16th anniversary is 'tea or coffee'. As if a marriage would last 16
The updated pickup is finally a proper all-rounder
We're carving our way through a state forest at a furious pace, and I'm seeing red. All red, literally, as our convoy kicks up a maelstrom of rust-colored dirt and sharp bits of rock. Trees loom high
A legend, redefined
The mention of the Holden Commodore won't get a giddy reaction out of most Filipinos. It's not a familliar brand to our market, after all, so hearing the model's name wouldn't elicit fanboy shrieks
Three days and 800km of tarmac, off-road trails, and everything in between
Aussies take their utes very seriously, so it's no surprise that more automotive companies are now choosing Australia as the venue of pickup shakedowns. There, trucks are driven as they should be, whether for work or for leisure, and if
For now, the tweaks are exclusive to Australia and New Zealand
Last week, Nissan flew us all the way to Western Australia to drive the latest Navara, and before our three-day road trip kicked off, I did the requisite spec check to see how the units we'd be driving differed
Gone walkabout in a big way
Australia's population is only about a quarter of ours, but its land mass is absolutely massive. To put it into context, you would have to adjust your watch a few hours if you traveled from east to west and vice
Where some of the brand's leading models are designed
Holden might not be a household badge for Filipinos, but it's actually a General Motors subsidiary based out of Australia. There, you can find familiar vehicles like the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado, same shape and all, plying the roads with a
What range anxiety?
Worried an electric car won't have enough range for your 40km commute? Got range anxiety driving to the mall? Well, step aside. Sylvia Wilson has driven her Tesla Model S 75kW the entire perimeter of Australia.The fully electric sedan covered
They can perform, too
Australians are fond of two things: Pickups (or 'utes' as they would say), and roughing it across harsh off-road trails. Isuzu Team D-Max, which calls itself "Australia's longest-running and most famous precision driving team," has just taken two
We're jealous
When it comes to pickup trucks, few countries in the world can utilize them as fully as Australia. The Land Down Under features just about every type of terrain there is, including wide-open deserts. So from a practical standpoint, pickups--or
Does this happen in the PH?
Recently, I was waiting outside a hotel in Sydney, Australia for a ride to the airport. I logged on to Uber, and to my surprise the driver of a white Audi A4 accepted my booking. After having spent the last few years
It's nearly here
The Ford Ranger Raptor is nearly upon us. To further whet your appetites for the much-awaited pickup, here are six tidbits you might find interesting: Unusual for a pickup, the Raptor comes with racing-style bucket seats for the driver and
It can handle bad roads easily
Australia will always hold a special in my heart. I spent 11 years of my life there, after all. So I always feel right at home when I'm in my thongs (slippers), sinking tinnies (drinking cans of beer) while having a
Raptor, meet Outback
When Ford Philippines announced last year that the Ford Ranger Raptor was making its way to the Philippines, the public naturally got excited. It's been a few years since the country's pickup segment really heated up with the arrival of
That's Australian dollars, by the way
Ford's after-sales service doesn't exactly have the best reputation here in the Philippines, but believe it or not, the problem might be even worse in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Australian government has ordered the American
It's made of over 500,000 pieces
No, that's not a typo. Believe it or not, this life-sized Lego replica of the all-new Toyota Camry weighs more than the real thing. It's a hefty 400kg heavier, so roughly as heavy as four overstuffed motoring journalists
Australian market only
When it comes to pickup trucks, few countries knows how to do them like the land Down Under. Need proof? Take a look at Australia's latest market-exclusive "halo" Toyota Hilux variants: the Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue.The first two
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