07 May 2020

New Land Rover V8 Defender to battle G-Wagen

The new Land Rover Defender is set to get a V8 lump upfront that could produce over 450kW. DON’T MENTION the war! Pictures of a Land Rover Defender mule testing near the British brand’s headquarters in Gaydon, UK have been obtained by Autocar, and further investigation discovered the car was cradling

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14 Apr 2020

Chinese Haval building a Defender/Bronco rival

Retro-inspired mini off-roaders are becoming the rage, and this is the first next-gen model we’ve seen to come from China. Chinese carmaker Haval will replace its mid-size H5 SUV in a completely redesigned package. Bringing a boxy, squared-off look and some off-road parts, it appears Haval wants a rival to

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27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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Mitsubishi Pajero 2021 return australia
27 Mar 2020

Mitsubishi Pajero could return as a four-pot hybrid

A loose report from Japan suggests the Mitsubishi Pajero is in fact not dead. WE’RE ALREADY hearing that the new Toyota LandCruiser will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel from the Prado, and now, apparently, Mitsubishi will revive its Pajero challenger with a four-cylinder petrol hybrid drivetrain. Next-generation four-wheel drive

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23 Mar 2020

Why 4×4 ground clearance isn’t the same for all vehicles

Ground clearance is a fundamental measurement for 4x4s, but it’s not always what you think and the message from car makers can be confusing.

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haval H9 great Walla Steed desert simpson australia
04 Feb 2020

How to drive across the Simpson Desert in Chinese 4WDs

We drove across the Simpson Desert in two Chinese four-wheel drives. The seven-part series is complete and this is everything you need to know about it.

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Lexus RX four-wheel driving Overland
22 Jan 2020

Lexus goes off-roading with GX Overland

Though it’s usually reserved as the ultimate Toorak Tractor, the Lexus GX looks completely capable of going far off-road with this Overland concept.

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Towing 3500kg caravan ranger
04 Dec 2019

Why a 3500kg tow rating may not really be a 3500kg tow rating

Can tow 3500kg! The claim is there in big bold letters in the brochure, but here’s why your 3500kg tow rating may not really be a 3500kg tow rating.

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27 Nov 2019

The best budget 4×4 wagons in 2019

Shopping for a new, cheap 4×4 wagon on a budget can be tricky… there’s so many to choose.

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18 Nov 2019

Monocoque 4X4s explained – should you be afraid?

There’s a fair bit of misconception about what monocoque construction actually is – all explained here.

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How to attach a snatch strap
13 Nov 2019

How to use a snatch strap

If you drive off-road, sooner or later you’ll either need recovering or need to recover someone. Here’s how to use a snatch strap correctly and safely.

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15 Oct 2019

Land Rover Defender priced from $69,990 in Australia

Land Rover has confirmed local Australian pricing for its highly anticipated next-generation Defender.

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11 Oct 2015

4X4 utes in 2015 and beyond (October 2015)…

The last few years have been big for 4×4 utes, and the rate of development shows no signs of slowing. What’s here now, and what’s on the way?

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31 Aug 2015

ADF Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon drive

In buying the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen/Wagon, the ADF has taken its ability to go cross country to a new level. Like comparing chalk with cheese, both the 4×4 and 6×6 variants are light years ahead of the Land Rover Defender in terms of technology and capability.

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2016 Toyota HiLux revealed
20 May 2015

2016 Toyota HiLux Spied. Again.

The 2016 Toyota HiLux is only 24 hours away from its global debut (May 21) and the most revealing spy shots yet have hit the Internet.

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