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2022 Land Rover Defender 90 Review
  • A unique, fun and engaging car to drive around town; Size and space make it more practical than you might think; Great diesel engine; smooth, refined and efficient
  • Second row doesn't fold flat; Cost options quickly add up; Not a whole lot cheaper than a bigger Defender 110

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8.4 / 10

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2022 Land Rover Defender 90 Review

Land Rover's most iconic model has returned to showroom floors. Does the new Defender 90 translate well in the 21st century?

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2021 Kia Carnival Platinum long-term review: Interior, infotainment and technology

2021 Kia Carnival Platinum long-term review: Interior, infotainment and technology

You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like... when it comes to family cars.

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$66,680

2021 Land Rover Defender 110 D250 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Land Rover Defender 110 D250 review

Now with a six-cylinder diesel engine, the new Defender bucks the trend of smaller engines with four cylinders. However, is it worth the wait and high asking price?

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$82,590

2022 Isuzu MU-X: Four-wheel-drive technology in detail
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2022 Isuzu MU-X: Four-wheel-drive technology in detail

The 2022 Isuzu MU-X promises to be more capable off-road than its predecessor, with plenty of technology – and extra mechanical ability – that will likely give it a leg-up in the four-wheel-drive world. As with the previous generation Isuzu MU-X, this new model is destined to be a favourite for those who want to do some four-wheel driving, camping, and caravanning...


Jaguar Land Rover: Petrol and diesel not going anywhere yet, plug-in hybrids now a chance for Australia
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Jaguar Land Rover: Petrol and diesel not going anywhere yet, plug-in hybrids now a chance for Australia

Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Mark Cameron has told media traditional petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles will still be available over the coming years, albeit in an increasingly electrified market...


Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series sales up 70 per cent, despite new model around the corner
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Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series sales up 70 per cent, despite new model around the corner

The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has posted a record half-year result in 2021 – despite the all-new replacement Toyota LandCruiser 300 arriving soon. Australians have continued to buy large four-wheel drive in record numbers so far in 2021, as international travel remains a pipe dream amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...


2021 Kia Sorento S V6 review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2021 Kia Sorento S V6 review

When you strip away a lot of the fancy features – as well as asking price – how does Kia’s cheapest Sorento stack up?

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$46,850

2022 Ineos Grenadier interior revealed
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2022 Ineos Grenadier interior revealed

The interior of the 2022 Ineos Grenadier has been revealed, with a design that is set to appeal to four-wheel drive enthusiasts. While Ineos has already unveiled the exterior appearance of the heavy-duty four-wheel-drive that was inspired by the original Land Rover Defender, it has kept the cabin under wraps until now...


REVISIT: 2020 Toyota LandCruiser v Nissan Patrol off-road comparison review
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REVISIT: 2020 Toyota LandCruiser v Nissan Patrol off-road comparison review

Which of these big family 4WDs is king of the hill off-road? There's only one way to find out.


2021 Mercedes-Benz Valente review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2021 Mercedes-Benz Valente review

Mercedes's enterprise-spec people mover has been updated for 2021. It now offers more gear and tech, but also asks for more money.

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$65,800

2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior revealed
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2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior revealed

Nissan has officially revealed its range-topping 2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior, which is due to land in Australian showrooms within a few months. Changes for the new Navara Warrior are headlined by a GVM upgrade and new winch-compatible bullbar, but many other tweaks and adjustments have been made by Premcar and Nissan under the skin...


2021 Toyota Kluger GXL Hybrid review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Toyota Kluger GXL Hybrid review

This could be the pick of the Kluger range, with a long list of standard equipment and a fuel-saving hybrid powertrain. But, it comes at a price...

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$63,350

2021 Subaru Outback Touring review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2021 Subaru Outback Touring review

Subaru's new Outback hasn't changed much on first impressions. But as we found out, that's not a bad thing.

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$47,790

V8-powered Jeep Gladiator likely, says top executive
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V8-powered Jeep Gladiator likely, says top executive

A V8-powered Jeep Gladiator ute is a real possibility, according to a high-ranking executive within the company. This means along with a a 3.6-litre petrol V6 and 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, the Jeep’s off-road ute could also score the same 6.4-litre Hemi V8 from the recently-released Wrangler 392...


Ineos Grenadier four-wheel drive to help clear landmines
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Ineos Grenadier four-wheel drive to help clear landmines

Ineos Automotive has announced a collaboration with the HALO Trust, the world’s largest charity devoted to the clearing of old landmines. The world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance and weapons disposal organisation, the HALO Trust, is currently operating in 23 different countries around the world...