15 May 2022

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review Australia

Jeep introduces its first seven-seat Grand Cherokee packed with luxury and features to justify a higher price. But will no diesel engine and a lower towing capacity scupper its chances? You can no longer buy one with a diesel engine, towing capacity’s dropped and prices have been considerably hiked. On

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15 Nov 2021

2022 Ineos Grenadier Ride-along Review

We ride in a prototype version of the Ineos Grenadier four-wheel drive before its official launch in Australia. We’ve actually already driven the new Ineos Grenadier with a steering wheel in front of us, but that prototype was not as far along as this ‘2B’ version flown into Australia for

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17 Aug 2021

2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X off-road review

Our off-road review of the 2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X, including price, specs, interior, off-road performance, safety and score. Nissan’s Navara has recently undergone an overhaul and while not major in terms of alterations to the underlying chassis, it has introduced better technology and upgraded safety gear, some minor revisions to

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09 Aug 2021

2021 Isuzu MU-X LS-T Review

New 4×4 wagon from Isuzu arrives but does it meet expectations in a higher price bracket? Isuzu’s new MU-X arrives as car sales take off and so do prices; used and new, manufacturers and dealers are pushing past the old norm. Isuzu is no stranger to increasing prices, releasing the

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02 Jul 2021

GWM Tank 300 Preview Drive

We test drive a prototype of the GWM Tank 300 that could soon be offered on sale in Australia. GWM/Haval is on a mission to quickly become a top-ten car brand in Australia. It is doing so with growing sales for Haval H6 and Jolion, the new GWM Ute, and

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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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28 Oct 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max SX 4×4 dual cab-chassis review

2020 Isuzu D-Max SX Dual Cab-Chassis review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Following on from our review in the new top-spec Isuzu D-max X-Terrain, we’re in the entry-level SX. Now despite a sub-$30k entry point to the range (4×2 single cab manual), the

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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09 Oct 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Review

Our 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT ute review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The ute market is fascinating. The number of people curious about utes boggles my mind. My wife, who I call The Reluctant Influencer, will sometimes snap a pic of her latest

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01 Sep 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max review

2020 Isuzu D-Max review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Isuzu has a loyal following because it builds solid, reliable utes and 4×4 wagons that are often seen in some of the most remote areas of Australia. True, it hasn’t gone anywhere near selling

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28 Aug 2020

2020 Land Rover Defender Review

2020 Land Rover Defender review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. While the old Defender did the rough and tumble better than most, it only did the rough and tumble, even if the road was smooth. The new Defender, however, is extremely accomplished off-road

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19 Jun 2020

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon review Australia

Finally, the all-new Jeep Gladiator arrives in Australia. Here is our first-drive review of the Rubicon. THE GOOD:  Uncompromised off-road ability, good on-road composure and comfort, nails the adventurous fit-for-purpose brief. THE BAD: No diesel option, a more affordable entry model would be welcome. IN A NUTSHELL: Sure, it isn’t

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25 May 2020

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek review

We drive and review the 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek, the little brother to the tough Warrior. Just how much different is it to that vehicle and the ST-X it is based on? We find out and deliver you the verdict.

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 australia 84%
29 Apr 2020

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ review

THE NEW Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Australia has spent barely any time on HSV (could soon be GMSV) dealer floors, but we were itching to jump into one and give it a good test both on and off the road. Read on for our full on-road and off-road assessment. IN

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2020 review australia 83%
13 Mar 2020

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX review

Mitsubishi has given its Triton-based Pajero Sport a facelift for 2020 with some noticeable enhancements outside and not as visible improvements underneath. We road-tested the base-grade GLX to see what they bring to the table in this value-edged offering. THE GOOD: Value, off-road ability, comfy cabin, easy driveability THE BAD:

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