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Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux

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Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux

While the Ranger still trails the Toyota Hilux in overall sales, Ford will be hoping the all-new Raptor will help it pull further ahead of its Toyota rival in 4x4 sales. Last month, Ford sold 2892 4x4 Rangers – 12 more than Toyota sold 4x4 HiLuxes – for a 23...

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Ranger Raptor: Focusing on cylinder count is "missing the point"
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Ranger Raptor: Focusing on cylinder count is "missing the point"

What would the Ranger Raptor be like with a V6? To ask that question is to miss the point – at least according to Ford. The Ranger Raptor will arrive with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel under the bonnet, mated with a 10-speed automatic. With the boost from sequential turbos, the Raptor makes 157kW and 500Nm of torque...


2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 unveiled, here in Q3
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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 unveiled, here in Q3

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the 2019 G63, set to arrive in Australia during the third quarter of this year. Like the 'regular' G-Class unveiled last year, the new G63 is longer (101mm), wider (121 mm) and taller (40mm) than its predecessor, with a design best described as evolutionary. Mercedes hasn't tried to reinvent the wheel, but there are enough small touches to differentiate between old and new...


2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs
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2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the new HSV Colorado SportsCat range have been released this week, with the modified ute priced from $60,790 before on-road costs. Based on the Holden Colorado ute, the HSV SportsCat features a range of cosmetic and chassis upgrades, though there aren't any boosts to the power and torque figures of the 147kW/500Nm 2...


VIDEO: Range Rover Sport PHEV tackles 999 stairs in China
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VIDEO: Range Rover Sport PHEV tackles 999 stairs in China

Land Rover loves bragging about the off-road prowess of its range. Now, it's showing off the capabilities of the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid. In the above video, the British marque sends the face-lifted Sport PHEV up China's Tianmen Mountain Road – known as the Dragon Road, one of the world's most challenging sections of tarmac – before climbing 999 steps to reach the Heaven's Gate rock arch...


Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"
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Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"

In an attempt to meet the ambitious performance targets it set for the Ranger Raptor, Ford engineers turned to the 10-speed automatic from the full-size F-150 Raptor. The transmission, according to John Fallu, transmission and driveline engineering manager for Ford Asia Pacific, was chosen because it meets "both our refinement and performance benchmarks" for the Raptor...


Chief engineer: Ranger Raptor four-cylinder is the right choice
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Chief engineer: Ranger Raptor four-cylinder is the right choice

Ford has finally taken the wraps off its latest halo model, the first Ranger Raptor, at a packed-out event in Bangkok. The US-based automotive giant is billing the Raptor as an off-road performance pick-up, with a beefed-up chassis and 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel mated to an all-new 10-speed auto transmission...


Nissan Armada Snow Patrol revealed
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Nissan Armada Snow Patrol revealed

The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol has been revealed this week for the Chicago motor show, taking the company's flagship SUV to new heights. Revealed alongside the bonkers 370Zki, the Armada (Patrol) features an array of off-road and snow-focused upgrades to make it the ultimate snowmobile...


2018 Jeep Cherokee review
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2018 Jeep Cherokee review

The polarising front end is gone, but the same two engines remain. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is 'same same but different'. It still has the chops, though, to appeal to buyers in the medium SUV segment. See the full article here.  ...


Jeep Cherokee was ready for a makeover: designer
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Jeep Cherokee was ready for a makeover: designer

Despite disagreeing with CarAdvice that the outgoing Cherokee was somewhat unattractive, Brian Nielander, Jeep design studio chief, admitted the medium SUV was 'ready for a redesign'. There's little doubt the styling of the old model was a love or hate proposition, and with a focus more on premium styling and refinement for the new model, that 'shark style' front end has gone the way of the dodo...


2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for recovery straps
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2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for recovery straps

The 2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is affected by a recall involving recovery straps that do not comply with the labelling requirements of Australian law. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), parent company of Jeep, reports that the incorrect labelling could lead consumers using the strap in an "unsafe manner"...


Land Rover Defender Works V8 revealed
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Land Rover Defender Works V8 revealed

Land Rover has taken the wraps off a very special creation this week - the Defender Works V8 - as part of its 70th birthday celebrations. Featuring a 297kW/515Nm 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine under the bonnet, the special-edition model is both the most powerful and fastest Defender ever made - it can even sprint from 0-60mph (0-96km/h) in just 5...


Land Rover begins preservation work on original 4x4
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Land Rover begins preservation work on original 4x4

Land Rover has begun restoring one of its first prototypes to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The public first saw the iconic off-roader at the 1948 Amsterdam motor show, where three of the pre-production models were on display. Since its unveiling at the show, the rare Land Rover was driven until the '60s, then sat unloved in a Welsh paddock until the '80s...


Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X announced for Australia
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Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X announced for Australia

The Toyota HiLux range will be bolstered by a trio of new variants in the second quarter of 2018, in the form of the Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. Pitched as three different flagship models, each new variant has a different flavour, though all sport features that increase the Japanese ute's off-road protection, recovery and functionality...


Editor's Pick: 2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review
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Editor's Pick: 2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review

See the full article here. When you think rugged off-road vehicles, one of the last ones that comes to mind, for most people, is the Iveco Daily 4x4. As we find out here, it ought to be on your consideration list.


2017 Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 SX Single Cab Chassis review
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2017 Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 SX Single Cab Chassis review

The Isuzu D-Max is always renowned for being tough as nails, but in this workhorse segment of the truck market, that's only part of the buying proposition.


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class teased
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class teased

The new-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been previewed in a short clip on social media, accompanied by new images of the upcoming off-roader's interior. Shared on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page, the 15-second clip briefly shows the G-Class's wheel, lower front bumper, and interior...


Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE
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Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE

Approximately 20,000 Mazda BT-50 utes has been recalled over concerns grass and other debris could accumulate in the underbody, potentially posing a fire hazard. Owners are warned that driving over high grass - particularly dried-out grass - can cause the buildup of debris, and come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior revealed

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the cabin of the 2018 G-Class in full. As we learned from leaked images last month, the totally-redesigned cabin has been dragged, kicking and screaming, in line with the wider Mercedes-Benz range. There's stylish circular air vents, a dual-screen infotainment system and digital instrument binnacle, along with new steering wheel controls from the S-Class...