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Hitting the beach in the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Let's be up front about this – you simply cannot question the pedigree of the Jeep Wrangler, whose legend began in 1940 when the original four-wheel drive prototype was delivered to the U.S. Army. That first car was the grandfather of the Wrangler we still see on our roads today...

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2002-2016 Toyota LandCruiser recalled for airbag fix
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2002-2016 Toyota LandCruiser recalled for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 32 examples of its Landcruiser 100 Series and 200 Series over concerns the airbag assemblies may not be to correct specifications. According to the Japanese automaker, the inflators may pose an increased risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants in the event of a collision...


2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix
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2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix

Ford has issued a recall for 1206 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Everest and Ranger model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy correctly. The manufacturer reports that certain vehicles may be fitted with airbag initiators that contain an incorrect chemical mixture...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude review

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude sees some added kit over the GXL model upon which it is based, but it isn't as value-packed as it perhaps should be.

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$68,230

2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol
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2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol

The newly-updated 2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, with the Japanese carmaker putting an increased focus on safety for buyers of the rugged off-roader. Outside, a refreshed exterior is highlighted by a revised – and decently chrome-heavy – grille, restyled headlights, re-profiled fenders, and a potentially polarising new bonnet, which Toyota says has been sculpted “to enhance downward visibility”...


2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX revealed, due in Australia late 2018
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2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX revealed, due in Australia late 2018

The wild 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, previewing the production model that will be arriving in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of next year. Developed by the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Group's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the Discovery SVX joins other Land Rover SVO specials like the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Range Rover SVAutobiography...


Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive: 190kW ute concept revealed for Frankfurt
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Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive: 190kW ute concept revealed for Frankfurt

Volkswagen is bringing a pair of special utes to the Frankfurt motor show next week: the Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept and the Amarok Dark Label special edition. Headlining the duo is the 'Tumeric Yellow' Aventura Exclusive concept, which features an uprated 190kW version of the current model's 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, and is said to "offer a look at the future range-topping 3...


Mercedes-AMG G63 Exclusive Edition: Australian order books open
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Mercedes-AMG G63 Exclusive Edition: Australian order books open

The Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition have been revealed this week ahead of their public debut at the Frankfurt motor show. If the old-school G-Wagen wasn't already exclusive enough, the high-performance twin-turbo AMG G63 and G65 variants have been given an array of exterior and interior appointments to stand out from their more 'regular' counterparts, including an exclusive 'AMG monza grey magno' matte exterior paint finish...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon on sale in Australia
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon on sale in Australia

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional range has been bolstered by the introduction of a new wagon variant, making Australia the only market in the world to have the utilitarian off-roaders available to the public...


Across the Simpson Desert in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Across the Simpson Desert in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

An endless expanse of red dirt, shrubs and low trees fold away into the distance. Occasionally, you see a small ridge line of brighter, redder dirt, brilliantly red rocks while the odd cow chews some cud as you whistle past on the heavily corrugated road. Welcome to the expansive Simpson Desert, a largely flat landscape of, well, not very much...

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$119,900

2017 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 revealed
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2017 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 revealed

We loved the previous iteration of the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 so much, we couldn't contain our excitement when the new 2017-spec version was revealed for the UK market. Said to have been “engineered to shine in the most gruelling conditions,” the 2017 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is the uber-tough product of a collaboration between the Japanese car and truck maker and Icelandic 4x4 specialists Arctic Trucks, and follows in the mighty off-road-sized footprints of the 2016 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review

See the full article here. As far as updates go, the few that have been added to the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GXL are very much low key. The GXL now comes with DAB+, an updated audio interface and steering wheel audio controls? You want more? Well, there isn’t any…...


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior

Facelifts are a wonderful thing. Not only in the cosmetic sense – but more so when it refers to a car being updated, bringing it to the forefront of current technology and style. The Holden Colorado’s facelift back in Q3 2016 was a huge leap forward for the model, but one major area where it’s feeling a lot fresher is inside the cabin...


2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix
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2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for 124 of its 2015-build Defender off-roaders over concerns a faulty repair for a previous recall could cause a brake fluid leak. The British manufacturer reports that the front brake pipe from the caliper to the flexible brake hose could be showing signs of chafing as a result of work completed for a previous recall...


Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix
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Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix

Local importer and conversion company American Special Vehicles (ASV) has issued a recall for six vehicles across its Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 model lines over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to not deploy in an accident. Affected vehicles were built in 2014, 2015 and 2016...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell

After a few months of hard labour, we're ready to set our 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute free. It's sad to see it go.

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$66,490

2017 Haval H9 Premium tuned by Ironman 4x4 review: Quick drive

2017 Haval H9 Premium tuned by Ironman 4x4 review: Quick drive

The Haval H9 is China's answer to an array of large off-roaders like the Toyota Prado, but at a fraction of the price. The company revealed in Darwin last week, it has been working with Aussie company Ironman 4x4 on a local tuning program – similar to how Hyundai and Kia tune their models specifically for our market...

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$46,490

2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up
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2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up

The country's seventh-best-selling dual-cab utility, the Mazda BT-50, has had its infotainment package upgraded, with the fresh addition of a new system from well-known electronics company Alpine. Mazda Australia has announced that all mid-spec XTR and top-spec GT BT-50 models rolling into dealerships from today will sport, as standard, a new 8...


Off-road racing truck tackles go-kart track - VIDEO
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Off-road racing truck tackles go-kart track - VIDEO

An off-road racing truck has been given access to a go-kart track in the US, and it’s every bit wicked. The two-wheel-drive Pro 2 truck that races in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Championship was driven by Pro 2 and Pro 4 champion, Carl Renezeder...


2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review
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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.  ...