17 Feb 2021

Land Rover on Defender ute: “Watch this space”

Land Rover Defender ute poised to return in a flash all-new generation model. Land Rover is again speaking about the possibility of a new Defender ute based on the latest generation monocoque platform. Firming possible plans, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of vehicle programmes Nick Collins told Autocar that “there is

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16 Feb 2021

Jeep Gladiator Sport S entry-level shaves $10,000 off price

Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings

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15 Feb 2021

The best V8 four-wheel drives on sale

There are plenty of options when looking for a 4WD, but only some four-wheel drives offer up V8 power. With the launch party for Toyota’s new LandCruiser 300 Series approaching, we’ve been pondering what the smaller engine replacement will be like. Not that we can fully confirm, but it seems

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05 Feb 2021

First solid spy pics of new LandCruiser 300 Series?

Like blurry photos of UFOs, another set of images surface purporting to be the upcoming Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series. Are these the first real spy pics of the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series? According to Russia’s autospot car blog, Toyota shipped the yet-to-be-revealed four-wheel drive to Russia, and some sneaky

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01 Feb 2021

New SsangYong Musso facelift sneak peek

Leaked images of the new SsangYong Musso have surfaced on the internet. SsangYong’s heavily facelifted Musso has been spotted, reported on by Korean YouTube commentator Mocar. Badged as the Khan ute in its home country as seen in the images, the ute is badged as Musso locally, a nameplate that

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28 Jan 2021

How does a sway bar disconnect help off-road?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

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28 Jan 2021

Caravan and camper trailer theft on the rise

Own or buying a caravan? Make sure it’s locked up safe. A spate of caravan thefts in Melbourne’s Bayside has raised the flag that there is likely a growing black market for stolen caravans and campervans. The thefts, which have spiked in the last two months, come as caravan sales

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28 Jan 2021

ARB BASE Rack for new Isuzu D-Max, BT-50 and more

An expanded range of racks from ARB brings more accessories to some of the country’s most popular dual-cab utes. ARB has expanded its BASE Rack range with cab racks to suit the new 2020-onward Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, and the popular Toyota Hilux (2005-2015 and 2015+) and Ford Ranger (2011-on).

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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22 Jan 2021

Bye diesel: Petrol and hybrid for new Jeep Grand Cherokee

Gone are the days of the diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, though an all-new drivetrain promises to fill the hole. Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee will arrive this year with only petrol power, followed by a plug-in hybrid but no diesel drivetrains. (There will also then be the Grand Cherokee L – a

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22 Jan 2021

Electrified Jeep Wrangler on ice, V8 unlikely for Australia

Jeep Wrangler to stay the course with petrol and diesel power in Australia. Jeep says that it’s newest Wrangler products in the USA – the upcoming Wrangler Rubicon 392 V8 and plug-in hybrid 4XE (how opposing are these two drivetrains) – are both effectively on ice due to demand for

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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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