05 Oct 2020

Should the Toyota Rav4 go rugged?

Toyota Japan has revealed a toughened-up Rav4 Hybrid, but is it worth upgrading on Australia’s favourite SUV? What does it take to make the Rav4 an adventurous off-roader? Apparently 10mm higher suspension, some black alloys and all-terrain tyres. That’s the essence of the new Rav4 Adventure Off-Road model unveiled by

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09 Sep 2020

New Hyundai Tucson goes tow testing

Hyundai will unveil its new fourth-gen Tucson in one week, already touting its capabilities. Hyundai has shown off a camo-clad version of its new Tucson testing in Europe with a trailer in tow. The new generation model will be fully revealed soon and land in Australia in 2021. The design

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03 Sep 2020

Subaru confirms Liberty axed in Australia

Subaru will not make the new generation Liberty available to Australia. The iconic nameplate which has a local fan following throughout its 31 years on sale in Australia has been discontinued. Not that we can really blame Subaru Australia for this one, because it is new car buyers with SUV

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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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20 Sep 2019

Hyundai Venue (2019) Review

Alex Rae’s Hyundai Venue Review 2019 With Price, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Interior, Ownership, Verdict And Score.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring Review by Practical Motoring
06 Jun 2017

SUV sales pip passenger car sales in May

Australian new car sales are continuing apace and, in May, sales of SUVs overtook passenger car sales…

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15 Feb 2017

The evolution of a car enthusiast

Modified street cars to offroad 4WDs – how did I end up here or, the evolution of a car enthusiast.

Juliette Remfrey 14 Read More
2018 Honda Odyssey Teaser Sketch
20 Dec 2016

2018 Honda Odyssey teased…

The 2018 Honda Odyssey has been teased ahead of its global debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January.

Isaac Bober 2 Read More
19 Sep 2016

Reader Help: Replacing tyres on all-wheel drive cars…

A reader has asked about the need to replace all tyres on an all-wheel drive car when just one gets a puncture. Myth-busting time.

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16 Sep 2016

Dear Crikey, SUVs are not dangerous and nor are they killing people…

An article recently published on Crikey about the dangers of SUVs demands a rebuttal. Here is that rebuttal.

Robert Pepper 8 Read More
Subaru XV vs Golf Alltrack
08 Aug 2016

Head to Head: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Vs Subaru XV

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a little bigger than the Subari XV, but the XV’s cheaper and great to drive. So, which one’s best? AUSTRALIA HAS GONE SUV mad in the last few years with this segment proving to be, and consistently too, the fastest growing new car segment. And now

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May car sales fall in Australia
04 Aug 2016

Australian new car sales figures suggest a record-breaking 2016

July new car sales suggest the country is heading for another record-breaking year with current sales up 2.8% on the same period last year.

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18 Dec 2015

Compared: Jeep Renegade Trailhawk vs Mitsubishi Outlander vs Subaru Forester vs Suzuki Grand Vitara

So you’re looking for a car to take you off the beaten path, but don’t want a big, full-sized 4WD, we compare the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester and Suzuki Grand Vitara.

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13 Aug 2015

4X4 manufacturers need to get their advertising right

4X4 TV ads often show environmentally unsound behaviour and recovery techniques when off-roading that are potentially deadly – all in the pursuit of grabbing your attention.

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