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Isuzu D-Max gets pumped up with help from Iceland's Arctic Trucks

Dig 4x4s? Dig the standard Isuzu D-Max? Then say hello to the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35. The result of a collaboration between Isuzu and Arctic Trucks – the latter being a company founded in Iceland, boasting 25 years experience developing 4x4 vehicles built to tackle “the most gruelling terrains and conditions” – the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is a proper off-roader...

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review: Fraser Island weekender

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review: Fraser Island weekender

If you’ve gone out there and bought an SUV that has actual off-roading credentials in the hope of making use of it, you may have realised after a few years of ownership that you’ve never actually put its credentials to use. This is a common case with SUV ownership, particularly with Toyota Prados that seem to live primarily in the urban sprawl...

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Land Rover reveals on- and off-road autonomous vehicle tech
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Land Rover reveals on- and off-road autonomous vehicle tech

Land Rover has previewed a handful of new technologies that will allow its vehicles to drive autonomously, both on-road and off. The company revealed its plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles by the end of the decade to test a range of ‘Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)’ technologies...


2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is hot property among Australian buyers, but does the big pick-up really provide the best of both worlds for work and play?

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$60,090

Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit
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Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit

Nissan has launched a new N-Sport Special Edition range for its three most popular models - the Navara, X-Trail and Juke. The company says its N-Sport specials feature a number of locally- and factory-fitted accessories developed with “adventure and style in mind”...


Australian students beat global rivals in Land Rover 4x4 challenge
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Australian students beat global rivals in Land Rover 4x4 challenge

A team of Australian students have won the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Global Education Challenge, beating 130 other young people from 12 countries around the world to take the title. The program aims to encourage young people to pursue careers in the automotive industry, with students tasked with the design, building and testing miniature remote-controlled 4X4 vehicles and complete off-road challenges...


2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review
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2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review

Read the article here. The 2016 Nissan Patrol is bigger and more luxurious than any Patrol before it. We put the big petrol V8 SUV through its paces on and off road.


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS350d Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS350d Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLS350d gets upgraded infotainment and new features but is it the S-Class of the large SUV world?

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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seater on sale in Australia
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seater on sale in Australia

The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been updated this week, finally adding a seven-seat option to the family off-roader's range. Confirming our exclusive report, the updated Pajero Sport now features a seven-seat layout in high-spec grades. Customers wanting seven seats will need to opt for the mid-range GLS variant or top-spec Exceed, as the base GLX remains a five-seat-only proposition...


2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review

The 2016 Y62 Nissan Patrol Ti seeks to embody the iconic model name's go-anywhere adventure spirit for a more modern generation of drivers. Does it?

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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Review

We head to Germany to test drive the updated Volkswagen Amarok. The highlight is that newly added turbo-diesel V6 engine, which will land in Australia in two trim grades. Will it be worth the big spend?


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: four-wheel disc brake upgrade, but no rear airbags
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: four-wheel disc brake upgrade, but no rear airbags

Despite all major, mainstream competition featuring second row airbags, the updated and powered-up 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 will land in Australia later this year without that basic safety feature. While airbags will not be standard in the second row, Volkswagen representatives told CarAdvice in Germany this week it is ‘considering the feature’ currently...


2016 Toyota HiLux SR 4x4 Dual Cab: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota HiLux SR 4x4 Dual Cab: Week with Review

The Toyota HiLux is one of Australia’s best-selling cars, let alone utes. But is the latest iteration of the iconic ute as ‘unbreakable’ as ever? Mandy spends a week with one to find out…...

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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond
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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond

Light commercial vehicles nailed it in May, recording 10.6 per cent growth year-on-year and managing overall market share of exactly 20 per cent. That means one in every five new vehicles purchases last month was a ute, van or light bus of some variety...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Read the article here. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the humble ute grow from a basic working tool into something a bit more flashy, not to mention expensive. All while being the same fundamental machine underneath. With most passenger cars and SUVs, we find ourselves recommending the mid-to-high spec variants, as that is where the value is...


Four-wheel-driving : Top 10 tips for beginners

Four-wheel-driving : Top 10 tips for beginners

Gone are the days of utes being rugged workhorses used only by tradies from Monday to Friday. Today’s utes are lifestyle vehicles that aim to be all things to all people, attempting to blend their traditional practicality and toughness with the comfort and refinement of passenger cars and the pulling-power and off-road prowess of SUVs...


Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol
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Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol

The current-day SUV boom isn’t all about softer, more car-like high-riding options designed with little more than a school run in mind. For many buyers out there, a family 4x4 still needs to be a proper off-roader, a tough-as-nails workhorse that blends a modicum of urban comfort with proper skills off the beaten path and has the ability to confidently and consistently tow loads...


2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

A fan of the ruggedly-styled Volkswagen Passat Alltrack but need something smaller? Enter the 2016 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack...

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review

If you never thought you could afford a Mercedes-Benz SUV, think again. Mandy spends a week with the practical and zippy 2016 Merces-Benz GLA250 4Matic…...

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$59,900

2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...