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2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected

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2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected

Isuzu has issued a recall for 12 of its 2015.5 model-year MU-X off-roaders over concerns the fuel tank could detach. According to the manufacturer, a manufacturing fault could have caused the fuel tank band fixing bolts to be tightened incorrectly...

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the rough-and-tumble Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab Chassis ute have been detailed this week. Starting at $119,900 plus on-road costs, the G-Professional definitely isn't cheap, though it boasts a 2085kg payload without a tray, 245mm of ground clearance, three differential locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, along with a 650mm wading depth and adjustable engine speed control...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

A V6 heart transplant gives the VW Amarok a newfound sense of driving enjoyment, but is it enough to move it to the top of the heap?

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$59,990 - $67,990

2017 Skoda Kodiaq review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq review

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech brand's first seven-seater. Is it 'simply clever', or something more?


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review

Read the full article here. You could be forgiven for asking why Jeep engineers would take an already impressive off-roader and make it well, more off-roady. Is that even a word? Anyway, you know what I mean. The Jeep Grand Cherokee - with tricky diffs and off-road modes - was already a more than competent dirt track warrior, but now the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is even more capable and it’s all thanks to the addition of ‘Trailhawk’ to the title...


2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review
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2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review

Read the full review here. The Great Wall brand has always had two key attributes associated with it – that it’s cheap, and that it’s Chinese. Now there’s a new pick-up from the brand, the Great Wall Steed – it’s still cheap, it’s still Chinese – but we want to know if it’s any good, this time around...


2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE Off-road Review
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2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE Off-road Review

Read the full review here. It’s almost time to day goodbye to a legend. First though, we’ve got one last bush bash planned for our long-term 2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6. As such, we have to slog our way out of the city. The harsh reality for all 4WD fans who live anywhere near a major city in Australia is readily apparent...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4x4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand name that is known and has the backing of a strong dealer network. Well, these two utes – the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ and Volkswagen Amarok Core – could be for you...


2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"
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2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"

Although US President-elect Donald Trump will have to wait until January 2017 to be officially sworn in as America’s 45th President and move into the White House, American off-road enthusiasts can get their hands on the 2017 Ram Power Wagon later this year...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk review

The Grand Cherokee is already a capable off-road performer, but Jeep has decided to raise the bar by toughening it up and giving it Trailhawk status.


Holden Colorado 4x4 sales on the up
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Holden Colorado 4x4 sales on the up

The recently refreshed 2017 Holden Colorado is a much better thing than it used to be, and sales of the ute are starting to reflect that. The numbers are going up in the more expensive four-wheel-drive segment – to the end of October 2016, sales of the Holden Colorado have increased 7.2 per cent year-on-year...


2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE off-road review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE off-road review

With the impending release of the all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery, it's time to say goodbye to the previous model – one that has become an off-road icon during more than a decade of service.

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$96,006

2017 Holden Trailblazer Review
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2017 Holden Trailblazer Review

Read the full article here. Colorado 7 who? Holden have thrown a major update at its seven-seat, off-road wagon, which includes a name change to Trailblazer. There’s a new face, new interior and a stack of new equipment. Engineers have also dealt with ride, steering, noise and vibration to produce a much better vehicle...


Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be offered as a dual-cab only
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be offered as a dual-cab only

There won’t be single-cab or space-cab versions of the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, it has been revealed. The new model – presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class models shown in Stockholm, Sweden this week – will be offered solely as a dual-cab model. The news was confirmed by Dr Klaus Benzinger, head of strategic product project for the mid-size pick-up at Mercedes-Benz...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute to get full range of accessories
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute to get full range of accessories

The Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class may only be a show car for now, but the production version will have a full range of accessories for tradies to personalise their utes. While we don’t have full details of what the final production version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be in terms of equipment, the concept model – particularly the Powerful Adventurer with its beefy body styling – could provide a few free hints...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute to be a key option for Australian buyers, company claims
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute to be a key option for Australian buyers, company claims

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz ute, the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, will offer Australian buyers something very different from what they’ve become accustomed to, the German maker says...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up concept revealed
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up concept revealed

A pair of concept versions of the first-ever Mercedes-Benz ute – known as the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class – has been revealed. That’s right: the new Mercedes-Benz pick-up will be known as the X-Class, the brand has confirmed...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing and specs
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing and specs

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series update launched this week is the biggest running change to the iconic off-roader in its decades-long history. With a nameplate dating back to 1954 and a body shape to 1985, the secret to keeping rusted-on regional owners and business clients happy is slow, steady progression...


Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept" teased again ahead of global debut
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Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept" teased again ahead of global debut

The much-anticipated new Mercedes-Benz ute has been teased for a second time, with the German brand releasing a backlit image of the cloaked model, labelled Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept". The image is the latest teaser to be released by Mercedes-Benz, which isn't just a luxury car maker but also has a big portion of the commercial vehicle market tied up with its Sprinter van, not to mention its Citan small van (not sold in Australia) and its larger truck lines...