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Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk

The Mazda BT-50 ute 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...

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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...


Kahn Design teases Flying Huntsman 6x6 Soft Top
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Kahn Design teases Flying Huntsman 6x6 Soft Top

British tuning company Kahn Design has teased its next model, a drop-top version of its Flying Huntsman 6x6. Set to be the third variant of the Flying Huntsman family, the 6x6 Soft Top is - like its siblings - based on the Land Rover Defender. The new model looks to be a competitor for Mercedes-Maybach's G650 Landaulet, which also fuses retro-off-roader styling with a soft-top rear roof, along with a plush interior...


2017 LDV D90 pricing and specs
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2017 LDV D90 pricing and specs

Local details for the 2017 LDV D90 have been revealed this week, with the Chinese SUV to kick off from $36,990 drive-away. Serving as the brand's flagship, the D90 is a full-size seven-seater to challenge the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport...


1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover
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1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover

A 1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ43 has been restored and made over by FJ Company in Japan, bringing a modern touch to the iconic off-roading vehicle. The rare two-door was driven by the same owner since new, with the 90-year old American giving up his car as he can no longer drive...


Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off
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Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off

The new-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler has now been revealed inside and out, but many will have trouble picking the difference between the old and new models. While full details about the new-generation off-roader won't be revealed until the Los Angeles motor show at the end of the month, we do know the new Wrangler will offer an evolved look, a more contemporary and higher-quality cabin, and Jeep's latest infotainment system...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied during testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied during testing

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been snapped with minimal camouflage during development testing, giving us a peek at the new car alongside its predecessor. Set to launch next year, the completely overhauled G-Class – or G-Wagen as it's affectionately known – will be wider and more spacious, with a greater focus on road driving...


Factory-sponsored 1970 Beetle to tackle Baja 1000
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Factory-sponsored 1970 Beetle to tackle Baja 1000

Volkswagen USA has thrown its support behind one of the coolest entries to the 2018 Baja 1000. The ProjectBaja.com team will be lining up in a restored, heavily modified 1970 Beetle, supported by the might of VW America. The little Beetle, dubbed Tope by the team, has been treated to a comprehensive suite of modifications for off-road racing...


2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech
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2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech

The updated 2018 Nissan Patrol has landed Down Under this week, with the company also confirming a new digital rear-view mirror technology for its updated off-roader. Dubbed 'Intelligent Rear View Mirror' (I-RVM), the system allows the driver to "see around" second and third row interior obstacles, improving driver visibility...


2018 Jeep Wrangler: Mopar parts teased at SEMA show
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2018 Jeep Wrangler: Mopar parts teased at SEMA show

Parts and tuning arm Mopar has taken to the 2017 SEMA show to give a sneak peak of its upcoming accessories and parts range for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, which itself was only revealed days ago. Some 200 products were previewed by Pietro Gorlier, head of Mopar parts and service at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...


2017 Isuzu MU-X off-road review
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2017 Isuzu MU-X off-road review

Rugged, reliable and hearty – the Isuzu MU-X ticks all the right boxes. But, how does it fare when it's taken off-road? Paul Maric finds out.

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$52,400

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class first drive: video
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class first drive: video

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class claims to be the world's first 'premium' global dual-cab ute, so Jez Spinks flew over to the the global launch in Chile to discover if the new ute lives up to the hype. Watch his video above, and read the full review here. Final pricing and specifications for the Australian market are yet to be announced, though you can read our initial details story here...


Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition revealed
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Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition revealed

The Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition has been revealed this week, acting as a special-edition sendoff to the company's V12-powered off-roader. Limited, fittingly, to just 65 units, the Final Edition starts from an eye-watering €310,233 ($466,436) and features numerous equipment and cosmetic enhancements to make this already-imposing vehicle stand out from your 'regular' G65...


2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS towing review

2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS towing review

We’ve extensively tested the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport over the few years it has been on sale in Australia. We’ve tested it around town and on the freeway, on country back roads, gravel tracks and even over some pretty treacherous terrain off-road. We’ve compared the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport against key rivals such as the Holden Trailblazer and Toyota Fortuner, among others, and it has impressed us time and time again...

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$48,500

2018 Toyota Fortuner pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota Fortuner pricing and specs

The Toyota Fortuner range has been updated this week, with prices slashed by at least $5000 despite the additional of new equipment across all variants. Kicking off the range is the GX, which has seen a price reduction of $5400, bringing the price of entry down to $42,590 before on-road costs for the six-speed manual...


Rezvani Tank: 373kW off-roader revealed
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Rezvani Tank: 373kW off-roader revealed

The Rezvani Tank has been revealed this week, becoming the second model in the small-volume American company's line-up. Pitched as an Xtreme Utility Vehicle (XUV), the Tank is a military-inspired off-roader that looks like it belongs in a Transformers movie...


2018 Nissan Patrol pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Patrol pricing and specs

Australian pricing and details for the 2018 Nissan Patrol have been handed down today, marking its first major change since the middle of 2015. Back then, the biggest change was in the accounting books, with a huge $23,400 cut from the newly entry-level Ti model for a new $69,990 number, while the top-spec Ti-L benefited from an even bigger $27,500 cut to $86,990...


2018 LDV D90: Australian details
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2018 LDV D90: Australian details

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been revealed ahead of its launch on November 15. Both two- and four-wheel drive versions will be offered locally, along with three trim levels - all featuring seven seats. Headlining features include the availability of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a 12...


Ford Everest Titanium gets new wheel option for off-road comfort
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Ford Everest Titanium gets new wheel option for off-road comfort

The Ford Everest Titanium now offers the option of a smaller 18-inch wheel and tyre package for those who want all the features and technology of the flagship variant with the full off-road ability of lower-spec versions. Available at no extra cost, the 18 by 8.0-inch wheels have increased tyre sidewall compared to the standard 20-inch wheels, and the package also includes a full-size alloy spare wheel...


Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works
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Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works

Volkswagen Australia is calling on its apprentices to prepare a race-ready version of the Amarok V6 ute for this year's World Time Attack Challenge next month. If you've been wondering what Volkswagen's response to news of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor would be, this might be it.  But wait, it gets crazier...