30 May 2017

Beach Driving Explained

Driving on the beach is sometimes necessary, always fun… here’s what you need to know about beach driving.

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Mitsubishi Pajero enjoying the view from the top of the hill. Photo by Robert Pepper / Practical Motoring.
15 May 2017

A beginners guide to driving on sand dunes

Driving on different surfaces challenges both your driving skills and your ability to actively manage your motor vehicle and its features. Pursuing different conditions is, therefore, a great way to help build your skills and learn more about how your car works. My first experience of driving on sand was

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29 Apr 2017

Toyota Prado – how the offroad systems work

Toyota’s Prado has a range of offroad electronics. Here’s how they all work. This article applies mostly to the 2016 onwards Prado 150 range and the vehicle featured is the diesel automatic Kakadu, which we’ve tested here. Since 1996 there have been three main versions of Prado – 90, 120

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04 Mar 2017

Ford Everest owners on what they do and don’t like…

The Ford Everest has been popular since its introduction in 2015, so owners have had a chance to form some opinions… Ford, are you listening.

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19 Nov 2015

Skeuomorphs in motoring

If you tell a kid something, they just accept it, like the existence of Santa Claus, tooth fairies or honest pollies. Adults aren’t so accepting.  First they need to understand why they need to know, then if something is new it had better fit with their existing experience and knowledge

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11 Nov 2015

Mitsubishi Triton-based Fiat Fullback ute revealed

The Fiat Fullback ute has been revealed overnight at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show with the 4×4 ute only available as a double-cab.

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01 Nov 2015

How about a van like the Mitsubishi Delica for off-road touring?

No off-road tourer has ever said “that’s too much space”. So why aren’t we driving 4×4 vans? And we’re thinking about the Mitsubishi Delica…

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Tokyo Motor Show - 4x4
31 Oct 2015

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series XJ700 concept revealed

Hiding away in a corner at the Tokyo Motor Show was this Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series XJ700 concept, which almost no-one noticed…

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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 95%
29 Oct 2015

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport review – first drive

Robert Pepper’s first drive 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport review with specs, ride and handling, verdict and rating.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery spied
27 Oct 2015

All-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery spied testing

The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been spied testing and despite the heavy camouflage looks to have clearly adopted styling cues from the Discovery Sport.

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2015 SEMA PACWEST ADVENTURE SORENTO TEASER
24 Oct 2015

Kia teases SEMA Pacwest Adventure Sorento…

Like its cousin, Hyundai, Kia will have a strong presence at SEMA next month with this heavily modified Pacwest Adventure Sorento leading the charge.

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Toyota LandCruiser
23 Oct 2015

Refreshed 2016 Toyota LandCruiser key details and pricing

The refreshed 2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series gets diesel engine improvements, improved specification and slight price increases.

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Land Rover Discovery Graphite
23 Oct 2015

2016 Land Rover Discovery Landmark and Graphite editions revealed

The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Landmark and Graphite special editions have been revealed in the UK overnight and are expected to arrive in Australia towards the middle of next year.

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2015 Toyota Fortuner Crusade 90%
22 Oct 2015

2016 Toyota Fortuner review

Marcus Craft’s launch-based 2016 Toyota Fortuner review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and rating.

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21 Oct 2015

Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 is an off-road 4×4 of the future

Ready or not, the Volkswagen Amarok points the way forwards for rough-terrain vehicles, meaning low-range is no longer the be-all and end-all for off-roaders.

Robert Pepper 23 Read More