07 Sep 2020

How much can I tow and carry with the 2020 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain dual-cab 4×4? Question: I am thinking of buying the new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain and use it to drive around with my partner and tow an approximately 2000kg caravan. There will be about 500kg of extra equipment

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07 Sep 2020

Ineos Grenadier debuts alongside original Land Rover, G Wagen, Toyota FJ

First public looks at the new Ineos Grenadier, a tough four-wheel drive destined for Australia. The rugged new Ineos Grenadier 4×4 has made its first public debut, set alongside an original Mercedes G-Wagen, Land Series I, Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, and Willys Jeep at London’s Concours of Elegance. All are

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2018 Haval H9 Review
03 Sep 2020

Haval’s luxury packed off-roader is a point of difference

[Sponsored] After driving across some of Australia in Haval’s value-packed 4×4, the H9 shows it offers an off-roader with a difference. The world is a rapidly changing place and so too is the automotive industry. In particular, the off-roading and four-wheel drive scene is seeing new options galore. Sure, stalwarts

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27 Aug 2020

Toyota upgrades DPF system, no change on dust issue

Toyota addresses some DPF issues in the latest engine revision but says dust particle issue a non-issue. Toyota says that it has made both software and hardware upgrades to the diesel particulate filter system for the updated Hilux and Fortuner MY20 model range. Speaking with media yesterday during a presentation

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26 Aug 2020

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor, Wildtrak And Wildtrak X updated

Ford introduces Ford Pass Connect, more equipment, and some nicer technology to its range-topping utes. Ford has announced pricing for its top-of-the-range Ranger utes, the Raptor, Wildtrak, and Wildtrak X. Notably, it’s the rugged Ranger Wildtrak X that sees the most upgrades, now fitted with brighter Bi-LED headlights that the

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26 Aug 2020

More upsetting news for Aussie Ford Bronco fans

Oh no! The great-looking Ford Bronco will come in range-topping Raptor guise too. As if it wasn’t disappointing enough that Ford declined to bring its Ford Ranger-underpinned Bronco to Australia, we now know that there will also be Bronco Raptor. The flagship of the new Ranger and also the F-150

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17 Aug 2020

2021 Mahindra Thar vs Suzuki Jimny: specs compared

How might the upcoming Mahindra Thar stack up against the Suzuki Jimny in the battle of the lightweight off-roaders? Mahindra has just announced that it’s new Thar 4×4 – similar to the Suzuki Jimny in more ways than one – will arrive in Australia by June next year. The model

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17 Aug 2020

Jeep’s V6 turbo diesel Wayout shows us what we miss

Jeep’s Wayout concept Gladiator is a tough, practical off-roader, but it’s also a reminder of an ingredient Australia will miss. Jeep has unveiled the ultimate off-road adventure Gladiator ute, equipped with a new diesel turbo V6 engine and all. A custom creation using the new factory turbo diesel V6 underneath

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17 Aug 2020

Next-Gen Mahindra Thar coming to Australia

Mahindra’s new rival to the Suzuki Jimny and, in some ways, Jeep Wrangler is arriving here next year. Will this be the next cult-classic off-roader like the Suzuki Jimny to hit Australian roads? Mahindra and Mahindra unveiled its new Thar in India this weekend but that’s not the only place

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14 May 2020

The off-roading Lexus we’re still waiting for

Lexus unveiled its tough ladder frame GXOR concept last year, and we’re still wondering if the brand will give us a toughened up off-roader anytime soon. For the plenty of grey nomads wandering Australia with a camper on the back and a boot full of supplies, this might just be

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01 May 2020

The ultimate 4×4 camper is up for sale

Incredible MAN off-road camper and Hamen dual-axle trailer are up for grabs. SNAG YOURSELF a deal on this military-grade camper, built by Queensland’s SLR Motorhomes and based on the tough-as-concrete 2017 MAN TGM 16.290 4×4 Off Road Expedition Vehicle, which is being sold as part of a liquidation. The extreme

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Why you should buy a bullbar
22 Apr 2020

Six reasons why you need a bullbar

Bullbars aren’t just about making your 4×4 look good, here are six reasons why you need a bullbar.

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17 Apr 2020

The best new and used 4×4 bush wagons

There are more 4×4 wagons on the market today than ever before but only a few of them are truly bush-capable. Whether new or secondhand, these are the top five bush wagons that can take you to the most hard-to-reach places in Australia… and get you home again.

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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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09 Apr 2020

Land Rover says it could build a new Defender ute

Do you want to see a ute version of the new Land Rover Defender? It’s possible. ARE WE soon to see the return of Land Rover’s Defender ute? Maybe. The new Defender’s D7x platform underneath is ready to carry a new-generation Defender utility-body, according to a Land Rover source speaking

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