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2018 Toyota Prado GXL review

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2018 Toyota Prado GXL review

The Prado GXL has always been the pick of the range, and in 2018 it still represents excellent, hard-to-argue buying for the family needing a large SUV.

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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol debuts in full
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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol debuts in full

Nissan has taken the wraps off its Armada 'Mountain Patrol' overlanding concept, as part of the Overland Expo West in Arizona, USA. Based on the US-market Nissan Armada – known here and in other regions as the Patrol – the adventure-seeking project vehicle sports an array of enhancements including a roof-mounted tent, heavy-duty coil-over suspension, extended A-arms, 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels with Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35/12...


2019 Ford Everest revealed, here in fourth quarter
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2019 Ford Everest revealed, here in fourth quarter

The updated 2019 Ford Everest has been revealed and detailed this week, ahead of an Australian launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Following the related Ranger ute, the refreshed Everest line-up is headlined by the availability of a new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine from the Ranger Raptor, making 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque – the latter available from 1750rpm...


Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class revealed
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Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class revealed

Brabus is known for creating wild versions of Mercedes-Benz's fastest sedans, SUVs and sports cars, but now it has revealed its take on the new X-Class ute. Dubbed the D4 PowerXtra, the Brabus X-Class is based on the X250d, and features styling and mechanical tweaks for a small power boost and a unique look amongst the dual-cab ute crop...


2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled
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2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled the 2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 over concerns the power steering could fail. The company reports vehicles fitted with a certain type of power steering hose may experience the fault. If the condition occurs, owners may notice a loss of hydraulic assistance to both the brakes and steering, subsequently increasing the risk an accident...


Ford F-150 Raptor drifts around the 'Ring – video
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Ford F-150 Raptor drifts around the 'Ring – video

The Ford F-150 Raptor is something of an on- and off-road weapon. Powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6, the super truck develops 335kW of power and 691Nm of torque. In a new clip posted by Ford Performance, the Blue Oval's performance truck is driven by drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr...


2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat+ review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat+ review

This is HSV, but not as we know it. Now that the hot-shop is out of Aussie-built Commodores to tinker with, another Aussie favourite, the dual-cab ute, has become the centre of attention. Enter the Colorado SportsCat.

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$68,990

2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

Familiar looks, wholesale changes underneath, the Mercedes-AMG G63 comes kicking and screaming into 2018, building on its military-bred roots with newfound comfort, space and driving enjoyment.

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$247,700

HSV Silverado pricing and specs
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HSV Silverado pricing and specs

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has announced pricing and specifications for the Chevrolet Silverado range, with the re-engineered American pick-up truck to start at $114,990 before on-road costs. Five variants will be offered locally, though all versions feature the same 6...


Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle, Freedom coming to Australia
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Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle, Freedom coming to Australia

Jeep has announced two limited-run JK Wrangler specials for Australia, designed to send the now-replaced off-roader into extinction on a high. A total of 270 units will be offered Down Under – 150 Golden Eagles, and 120 Freedom Editions. What's unique about them? We're getting there..


2018 Lamborghini Urus review
Rating: 910 /10
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2018 Lamborghini Urus review

Lamborghini promised it would deliver the world's fastest internal-combustion-powered SUV with the Urus. It's done that and more.

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$390,000

Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol revealed
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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol revealed

Nissan North America has revealed the first images of its upcoming Armada Mountain Patrol concept, a project based on its large off-roader pitched as the "dream overlanding SUV". The Nissan Armada – known here as the Patrol – Mountain Patrol is still a month away from its debut at the 2018 Overland Expo West in Arizona on May 18...


2018 Nissan Terra launches in China
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2018 Nissan Terra launches in China

The 2018 Nissan Terra has been launched in China this week, accompanied by new details about what makes this body-on-frame SUV tick. For the first time we have details of the Terra's powertrain – it features a 'QR25' four-cylinder petrol engine making 135kW of power and 251Nm of torque...


Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial revealed for the UK
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Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial revealed for the UK

The Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial has been revealed for the UK market, blending the off-road ability of the Prado with the load-lugging practicality of a commercial van. Offered in both three-door and five-door bodies (pictured), the LandCruiser Utility Commercial is a two-seater with a rubber-lined cargo area combined with a bulkhead and mesh hatch to offer a "robust solution to your transportation needs"...


Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Endless sweeping views across mountain ridges that reveal a sea of green as far as the eye can see. Crystal-clear streams snaking along valley floors. Towering eucalypts both alive and long since ravaged by bushfires, standing like ghosts stretching towards the heavens. The Victorian High Country is truly special, but you need a 4WD and some skill to discover it...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class review

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is now available locally, and the premium dual-cab segment is set for a shake-up. Comparisons await, but how does it feel from first impressions?


Land Rover Defender: Giant snowy outline celebrates anniversary
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Land Rover Defender: Giant snowy outline celebrates anniversary

Often, manufacturers will pull elaborate stunts to celebrate their icons. Land Rover loves a good publicity stunt, but its latest Defender celebration takes things to new heights, drawing the "world's most remote Defender outline" in the French Alps. So, why go to the effort of sketching a giant Defender in the snow? To start with, it's 70 years since the car debuted at the Amsterdam motor show...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2014-15 Chrysler 300 and 2014-16 Jeep Wrangler as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Vehicles affected by this notice are fitted with faulty passenger-side airbags, though are labelled with the less-dangerous 'beta' rating...


2018 Mazda BT-50 teased, here in May
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2018 Mazda BT-50 teased, here in May

Mazda Australia has teased the revised 2018 BT-50 ute in a single image this week, ahead of a market launch in May. We don't get a whole lot of clues as to what to expect visually, though the company says this will be the BT-50's "second and most comprehensive update since its launch in 2011"...


Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced
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Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced

Ford Australia has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor, with proceedings to kick off at $74,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms later this year. That means the range-topping Ranger comes in at $13,200 more expensive than the current Wildtrak, and $6500 more than the Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate...