16 Apr 2021

Is this a preview of Hyundai’s Aussie dual-cab ute?

Hyundai reveals the first look at an all-new model, the Santa Cruz ute. Hyundai has unveiled its Santa Cruz ute, a recreational monocoque chassis ute for the North American market. We know that Hyundai Australia won’t be bringing it here anytime soon, and that’s likely on account of it being

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12 Apr 2021

Toyota Landcruiser to get 227kW/687Nm V6, leaked drawings

Toyota Landcruiser 300 Series reported to come with a new powerful V6 diesel turbo and Gazoo Racing off-road version. Toyota’s new 300 Series Landcruiser is not far from being unveiled and the Japanese website Creative Trend has listed plenty of details and patent drawings on the model, claiming new engines

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08 Apr 2021

V8 Toyota Landcruiser sales surge before production ends

Last chance to get a V8 Landcruiser before they all run out… Toyota dominated Vfacts reporting for Australian car sales in March 2021 with four of the top ten selling models all belonging to the Japanese brand. While it is no surprise that the omnipresent Hilux ute took out number

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07 Apr 2021

Hummer SUV: What electric off-roading looks like

GMC has revealed images and details on its first all-electric off-roader, the Hummer SUV. Joining the likes of Rivian’s R1S and Tesla’s Cybertruck, GMC’s Hummer EV shows what the first iteration of electric off-roaders looks like. Sitting on a shortened version of the Hummer pickup truck’s electric architecture, the battery

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29 Mar 2021

Mazda BT-50 Thunder rolls in

Mazda joins the ‘tough-truck’ ute brigade with its own Aussie spin-off, the BT-50 Thunder. Mazda Australia has pieced together a unique BT-50 model based on new 2021 underpinnings and using bespoke parts designed by the local engineering team, and with a name somewhat inspired if you’re a ute-loving Acca Dacca

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26 Mar 2021

Volkswagen teases next-gen Amarok ute

Anticipation ramps up for new Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger utes. Volkswagen’s next-generation ute will arrive on the same platform as the next-generation Ford Ranger ute, and the German brand has shown us a teaser of what to expect. Following on from the now over-ten-years-old Amarok still on sale, the

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19 Mar 2021

2021 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review

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19 Mar 2021

What to look for when buying an old 4×4

Option codes, factory standard and unmolested – does it really matter when looking to buy your own slice of 4×4 history? As the thirst for classic old four-wheel drives increases, the level of detail required for a classic off-roader to be considered original can become pedantic.  At the affordable end

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15 Mar 2021

Jeep Continues Support For Farmers Across Borders

Jeep Australia has continued their support for Western Australian rural charity, Farmers Across Borders, in 2021, recently assisting a feed drive to drought-affected farmers in Meekatharra, Murchison, Wiluna and surrounding areas in the state’s north. “Western Australia is going through a really tough time right now. Between the most recent

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09 Mar 2021

Weapons-grade: Nissan 400Z more powerful and lighter than Supra

A potential leak of the upcoming 400Z shows it will produce over 300kW and weigh less than a Supra. The upcoming Nissan 400Z might be the most potent in its class according to a potential leak of the model’s specs. First spotted by a user on the New Nissan Z

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05 Mar 2021

Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

The start of 2021 sees new dual-cab ute special editions and facelifts vie for attention. Here are five top picks for utes to buy around $50,000. There are plenty of different utes on the market but here we’re looking at the top deals for tricked-up dual-cab utes on the market

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05 Mar 2021

2021 Nissan Navara Review

Our independent 2021 Nissan Navara review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Nissan’s current D23 generation Navara has been with us since 2015 and in that time it has had a few revisions though nothing as significant as this MY21 facelift. Borrowing styling cues

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03 Mar 2021

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Edition

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willy Edition brings a military-inspired Willys theme to the capable off-road wagon. Jeep has revealed a limited special edition four-door Wrangler inspired by the Willys Overland CJ-3A built in 1948. Seventy-three years on from the original Willys, the new Wrangler Unlimited Willys Edition includes a heritage-looking Sarge

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26 Feb 2021

2021 Isuzu D-Max Range Video Review

We walk through the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, LS-U and SX Cab Chassis to round out a full range review on what each is like to drive. Updated Feb 26 2021 Isuzu moves on into a new generation with the latest 2021 model ute. We take the new models for a

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24 Feb 2021

RAM Australia taking orders of interest for 523kW TRX

Off-road-crunching ute with 523kW from RAM is one step closer to touching down. RAM Australia is officially taking customer interest on the new RAM 1500 TRX monster truck down under. While no pricing has been divulged, the “Quickest, Fastest and Most Powerful Mass-produced Truck in the world” is likely to

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