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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04 Jun 2015

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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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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2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked
26 Apr 2015

2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked online

Expected to be revealed in June, details of the 2016 Toyota HiLux engine line-up have leaked online, with the new diesel engines being smaller.

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24 Apr 2015

How to drive over a hump off-road

driving over a hump is one of the most basic off-road skills, but it’s a bit harder with a road-oriented 4×4. Here’s how to drive over a hump.

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Official 2016 Toyota Hilux image leaked
21 Apr 2015

2016 Toyota HiLux leaked online?

An image, supposedly official, showing the 2016 Toyota HiLux has been leaked on a Facebook page in Thailand.

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Sketch of the new Mercedes-Benz Midsize Pickup; Skizze des neuen Mercedes-Benz Midsize Pickup
04 Apr 2015

Could Nissan build the Mercedes-Benz ute?

Nissan has said that “everything is on the table” between it and Mercedes-Benz, including the possibility of collaborating on the recently announced Mercedes-Benz ute.

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2015 Ford Ranger Outback test video
07 Mar 2015

2015 Ford Ranger Outback test [video]

Ford Australia has released a video showing its 2015 Ford Ranger being tested in the Simpson Desert.

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2015 Mitsubishi Triton to launch in New Zealand before Australia
06 Mar 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Triton will launch in NZ before Australia

The 2015 Mitsubishi Triton is set to launch in New Zealand in April, with no fixed release date yet set for Australia.

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Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition on-sale now in Australia
05 Mar 2015

2015 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition on-sale in Australia

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition is available again in Australia from $38,500 (+ORC), offering styling tweaks and improved kit.

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Land Rover Defender being recalled
04 Mar 2015

Land Rover Defender recalled

The Land Rover Defender is being recalled over “overly brittle bolts” in the front and rear hub assemblies that could fracture.

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Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6x6 concept from Kahn Design
28 Feb 2015

Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6×6 Concept revealed

Kahn Design has revealed its Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6×6 Concept which will get its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Ford F-Series Superduty Black Ops edition to launch in Australia
24 Feb 2015

Ford Superduty Black Ops edition to launch in Australia

Harrison F-Trucks has announced it will launch the F-Series Ford Superduty Black Ops edition in Australia in the middle of the yea

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How to attach a snatch strap
13 Feb 2015

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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