19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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15 Jan 2021

Lada Niva to return

The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva

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15 Jan 2021

Is this UDO the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series?

More secret than Area 51, is this camo-clad test car Toyota’s next-gen four-wheel drive? An unidentified driving object has been spied testing in Japan, and punters are suggesting it is the first sighting of the upcoming 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Given the blurry nature of this image shared to the

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14 Jan 2021

Off-roading without petrol or diesel…

The future of 4×4 is coming. There’s a battle going on between traditionalists (and in many ways, rationalists) that there’s no hybrid replacement for diesel off-roading. Think things like range and economy. Yet there will soon enough be a day that fully-electric 4x4s will be with us. So, how far

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11 Jan 2021

Ford Focus-based ute image leaked

New entry-level ute from the Blue Oval has been leaked ahead of official unveil. What appears to be an image of Ford’s new ‘Maverick’ ute on the assembly line has been leaked by the Maverick Truck Club forum. This is the new ute Ford has been talking about for the

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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16 Dec 2020

How to: Water Crossings

Sponsored Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. In this video, we show you the simple tips to help you get through a water crossing safely. Remember these simple steps Walk it first – Unless you can clearly see the depth and what’s underneath,

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16 Dec 2020

Hybrid Hyundai Santa Fe confirmed for Australia

Hyundai will offer a hybrid rival to the Toyota Kluger in local showrooms next year. Hyundai has confirmed the timing for its large hybrid Santa Fe, scheduled to arrive in showrooms in late 2021. During media presentations yesterday for both its heavily updated Santa Fe and all-new Palisade seven-seat SUV,

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01 Dec 2020

VW Amarok W580 via Walkinshaw priced from $72k

Volkswagen Amarok via tuning specialist Walkinshaw, the W580, priced from $71,990. Walkinshaw and Volkswagen’s locally-developed GT-Style ute, the Amarok W580, will be one of the most expensive utes on the market. Priced from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580, the price soar to $79,990 for the W580S. Available to

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30 Nov 2020

Nissan Navara-based X-Terra would be great here

While sharp new styling bolsters the appeal of Nissan X-Terra, an Australian introduction remains doubtful. Nissan has unveiled the X-Terra, or Terra as it is known in some markets, for 2021. The facelift is considerable and it brings better tech plus an interior refresh. It’s also built in both left

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26 Nov 2020

Mahindra Thar scores four-star Global NCAP safety rating

Mahindra’s new 4×4 for Australia has scored well in crash testing and will go on sale here next year. The new 2020 Mahindra Thar has scored a four-star rating in the latest round of Global NCAP crash testing. The model, which is the latest four-wheel drive from Mahindra based on

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25 Nov 2020

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X updated for 2021

Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak with added X factor has been updated. Ford is bringing the Ranger Wildtrak X back into dealers, with an updated model arriving early next year. The MY21.25 update to the Ranger brings a number of small upgrades, but there will also be some unique elements for the

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18 Nov 2020

Factory V8 Jeep Wrangler revealed

Wrangler belts in V8 engine to outrun new Ford Bronco rival. Jeep is hitting the go button for its V8 Wrangler Concept to go into production as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 382. As the name suggests, Jeep plants the 6.4-litre V8 petrol into the Wrangler Rubicon, delivering a 4×4 with

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12 Nov 2020

Ford Everest BaseCamp and Sport return for 2021

Popular special editions with exclusive trimmings continued in the revised Everest lineup. Ford has announced a revamped Everest that brings styling and special edition variants to the 2021.25MY lineup. Of particular interest are the Everest BaseCamp and Everet Sport, two models which proved successful previously and have been renewed for

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12 Nov 2020

Polaris Reveal ‘RZR Pro XP’ Factory Dakar Entry

Polaris will make its first-ever factory assault on the SSV category in the 2021 Dakar Rally, announcing a three-car entry, fielding a modified version of the RZR Pro XP. While Polaris has been successful in US off-road racing, including the Baja 500 and this year’s UTV World Championship, they’ve yet

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