02 Jun 2021

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series to be revealed next week

Highly anticipated and all-new 300 Series Cruiser is finally about to break cover after. Toyota Middle East has confirmed in a social post on Instagram that it will reveal the all-new 300 SEries LandCruiser next week. Set to make its debut there on June 9 at 9:30 pm local time,

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26 May 2021

What’s the Easter Jeep Safari all about?

Wrangler, Gladiator and classic Jeepster get the JPP and Mopar treatment for the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari. For four-wheel drive, and particularly Jeep, aficionados in North America, there’s no time like Easter. That’s because it’s time for the Easter Jeep Safari, which sees Jeep lovers from all over the USA

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19 May 2021

All-new RAM 1500 arrives in Australia

RAM brings a significantly upgraded 1500 ute to the Australian market. RAM’s newest generation pick-up truck is now available in Australia, bringing big tech upgrades, a mild hybrid engine, a new look, and a bump in price. Sitting alongside the previous DS-generation 1500, the new DT-gen ute arrives over half

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19 May 2021

What to expect from next year’s Dakar

There will be more sand and a return to the ‘Empty Quarter’ in the 2022 Dakar. Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have released initial details of the Dakar Rally route for 2022, which goes through some familiar towns and cities in Saudi Arabia, but is claimed to be 80 per cent

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14 May 2021

Suzuki Jimny five-door turbo due in 2022

Suzuki’s pint-sized 4×4 will grow longer, add more power and be a more comfortable proposition for transporting the family. Suzuki’s popular Jimny is set to grow bigger and add two doors as a more rounded four-wheel drive with extra space and passenger room. Confirmed already with spy shots that have

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14 May 2021

Ford Ranger lineup for 2021 detailed

Ford introduce new Ranger XL Sport 4×2 and updated XL Heavy Duty Special Edition 4×4 coming. Ranger XL and XLT grades also get upgrades. Ford is expanding their Ranger lineup with the imminent arrival of a new variant and an update of an existing variant, as well as improved safety

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06 May 2021

Suzuki Jimny price surges, again

Suzuki’s popular small four-wheel-drive remains popular and gets more expensive. Suzuki has raised pricing on its little off-roader by $2500 to start at $28,490 plus on-road costs as the Japanese carmaker says waiting times are getting no shorter, though that might change. While never a high-volume import, the relatively cheap

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03 May 2021

Ford partners with ARB for Ranger and Everest accessories

ARB accessories will soon be on the options list at Ford dealers for both Ranger ute and Everest wagon. Ford Australia today announced that it will offer ARB accessories at the dealership level on new Ranger and Everest models and are covered by Ford’s full five-year warranty. While the list

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03 May 2021

Wolf retro electric ute from Alpha Motor detailed

The third vehicle from US EV startup features single or dual electric motors, up to 440km range and 1360kg tow capacity. One of many EV startups aiming for a slice of the lucrative US pickup market, California-based Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled their ‘Wolf’ pickup/ute. Described as a “fun utility

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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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