2015 Volkswagen Amarok Core Review

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2015 Volkswagen Amarok Core Review

If you're after a barebones dual-cab four-wheel drive, Volkswagen has you covered with an affordable Core edition...

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Ford Everest will compete with Toyota Prado, not Fortuner, local chief claims
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Ford Everest will compete with Toyota Prado, not Fortuner, local chief claims

A pick-up truck (or ute) that has been turned into an SUV – it’s not a new idea in the automotive world. Indeed, the Mitsubishi Challenger, Isuzu MU-X, Holden Colorado 7 and that category's newest arrival – the Toyota Fortuner – are all based on their respective ute siblings (Triton, D-Max, Colorado and HiLux)...


2016 Ford Ranger Series II : Launch Review
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2016 Ford Ranger Series II : Launch Review

The updated Ford Ranger has arrived in Australia with a new look, new technology and higher prices. It’s Australia’s second-biggest selling ute behind the Toyota HiLux, but does this new model have what it takes to topple the top-selling Toyota? Let’s take a closer look...


2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X Review : Jenolan Caves Weekender

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X Review : Jenolan Caves Weekender

The Jeep Wrangler - either you love it or you hate it, there's no middle ground. To be clear, I have long had both feet firmly planted on the love side of the fence. This is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X. Another day, another special edition... And to be honest if you've driven one Wrangler, you've pretty much driven them all...


How does all-wheel drive work? All-wheel drive demonstration on snow
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How does all-wheel drive work? All-wheel drive demonstration on snow

Read the article here. All-wheel drive is an integral part of many modern sports cars. Adaptive all-wheel drive in the Holden Insignia VXR works by shuffling torque between the front and rear axles and between the two rear wheels. In this demonstration, we joined V8 Supercars driver James Courtney and setup an ice handling circuit to see what the difference is between a front-wheel drive car and an all-wheel drive car...


2016 Ford Ranger Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Ford Ranger Review

The 2016 Ford Ranger has arrived, and there's plenty to like about it.

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$27,390 - $60,090

Land Rover Defender Heritage and Adventure limited edition models - pricing announced
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Land Rover Defender Heritage and Adventure limited edition models - pricing announced

The limited edition Land Rover Defender Heritage and Adventure models will hit showrooms in the coming weeks, although almost every example has already been snapped up by eager buyers. According to the British brand's local arm, the limited-edition Defender models have been in hot demand, with production of the iconic model set to wrap up within the next six months...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series revealed, October launch confirmed for Australia
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series revealed, October launch confirmed for Australia

The refreshed 2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has made its world debut today, revealed ahead of an Australian sales debut set for late October. Weeks of leaked images and spy photos have left few surprises for the big SUV’s tweaked styling, although today’s images offer a far clearer view of the changes...


2016 Tesla Model S P85D Dual-motor Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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2016 Tesla Model S P85D Dual-motor Review

We didn't think that Tesla could improve on the rollercoaster-esque performance of the P85+. But, they have, this time with the dual-motor range.

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$157,000

2015 Nissan Navara RX v Mitsubishi Triton GLS : Comparison Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Nissan Navara RX v Mitsubishi Triton GLS : Comparison Review

The all-new Nissan Navara is the first mainstream dual cab offering to be fitted with a coil spring rear end. It promises to be better on road than the competition, but how will it fare with a load in the tray?


2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range breakdown
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2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range breakdown

The 2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range made its Australian premiere this week at a launch event unlike any other — inside Hangar 1 at Avalon Airport in Victoria. Until now, Tesla Motors has only sold rear-wheel-drive variants of the Model S in Australia, comprising the Model S 70 and 85...


2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Review : Long-term report one

Is bigger better? The Mercedes-Benz GL350 joins the Melbourne team for the next six-months.

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$134,900

Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released
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Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released

Nissan Australia has released limited edition N-Trek versions of its X-Trail, Pathfinder and Y61 Patrol 4x4 SUVs equipped with a number of extra features and accessories at driveaway prices. First up is the Nissan X-Trail N-Trek. Based on the X-Trail ST 4x4 petrol auto, Nissan claims the N-Trek is fitted with more than $2400 in accessories including an alloy nudge bar, side steps, roof bars, bonnet protector, rear carpet mats and N-Trek badging...


2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline
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2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline

Tesla Motors has taken the wraps off its Australian dual-motor Model S range, expanding the line-up from two rear-wheel-drive options to five models, including two rear- and three all-wheel-drive variants. The entry-level all-wheel-drive Tesla is the Model S 70D, which is priced from $113,300 (before on-road costs) and features a dual-motor 245kW configuration that claims a 442km range, 5...


2015 Kia Sorento Platinum Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Kia Sorento Platinum Review

The Sorento in Platinum specification has always been a value-packed, large SUV for families. The new model is a step forward from the outgoing model too.


Land Rover Defender set to become a collector’s item
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Land Rover Defender set to become a collector’s item

It’s one of the most recognised products on the planet, but the classic Land Rover Defender is fast heading towards extinction, after 67 years as a 4X4 icon. The final deadline for last orders for the Defender was June 30, and production will cease at the Lode Lane production facility in December, allowing the company to re-tool in readiness for the all-new, and only second-generation model...


2016 Audi Q7 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Audi Q7 Review

The new-generation Audi Q7 is smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside. It's also pretty brilliant.

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$103,900

2015 Land Rover Discovery Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Land Rover Discovery Review

At the end of its life cycle, the Land Rover Discovery remains one of the most capable 4WDs on the market. Its blend of luxury and refinement continue to ensure it is a sales success.

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$84,430

2016 Volvo XC90: Brand defends making advanced safety tech optional
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2016 Volvo XC90: Brand defends making advanced safety tech optional

Volvo Australia has defended its decision to make its most advanced safety technology optional across its all-new XC90 range. Volvo’s Driver Support Pack is a $4000 option on all variants in the second-generation XC90 line-up, from the D5 Momentum base model that starts at $89,950 before on-road costs to the flagship T8 R-Design at $122,950...


Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched
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Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched

The Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk and Jeep Grand Cherokee Blackhawk special editions have arrived in Australia, bringing a host of sinister styling enhancements to the American brand’s top-selling SUVs. The Cherokee gets the Blackhawk treatment for the first time in Australia, while the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk returns for 2015 after previously proving popular with local buyers...