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Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video

The Honda Civic Type R has already proven itself performance king among front-drive hot hatches, so now it's looking for bigger fish to fry...

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Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video
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Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video

If you're anything like us, the arrival of a new Suzuki Jimny is exciting news. With a cute, retro face and proper off-road chops, it's the antidote to the average soft-roader. But just how capable is it when the going gets really, really tough? To find out, Autocar put the flyweight Suzuki head-to-head with a proper heavyweight, in the form of the Toyota Prado three-door utility – known as the LandCruiser Utility in the UK...


Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed

Chevrolet has revealed its answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor, with a raft of race-ready upgrades for its Colorado ZR2 pickup truck. Developed by Chevrolet Performance engineering, as part of a collaboration with Multimatic and Hall Racing, the parts are designed to make the ZR2 ready to tackle the Baja 1000 desert race...


Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards
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Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards

Ford's current Ranger Raptor commercial has joined the list of advertisements banned for showing reckless driving. The news comes just two weeks after Volkswagen had its tongue-in-cheek 'Too Powerful for TV' campaign banned by the Advertising Standards Bureau. According to the board, the Raptor advertisement features driving that would "constitute unsafe driving" and contained "reckless" practices...


Jeep Wrangler ute to be called 'Gladiator'
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Jeep Wrangler ute to be called 'Gladiator'

Jeep's upcoming ute based on the Wrangler off-roader looks set to be called the 'Gladiator', after an enthusiast's forum noticed the name listed on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) media site. Posted on JeepScramblerForum, a user noticed a page for the '2020 Jeep Gladiator' and posted a screenshot to the forum. However, the page is no longer live...


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD recalled

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has recalled the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD over concerns about the park brake cable. According to the importer the fitting at the end of the cable might become detached during use, posing a risk of the park brake releasing unexpectedly. A total of 107 units are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...


Nissan Frontier Sentinel concept revealed
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Nissan Frontier Sentinel concept revealed

The Nissan Frontier Sentinel concept has been revealed at the São Paulo motor show, designed by the company's Brazilian design studio as a rugged rescue vehicle that can handle any terrain. Finished in eye-catching Thunder Blue, the Frontier Sentinel is based on the standard Frontier dual-cab ute – known locally as the Navara...


SEMA 2018: 4x4 hall tour
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SEMA 2018: 4x4 hall tour

There's no doubt SEMA is the go-to place if you're an aspiring company wanting to show what you can do and drum up business. It's trade-only, too, so it's not a general public event. It's all about business and promotion. While the focus might be on muscle cars and SEMA's hotrod roots, the 4x4 world is starting to take over in a big way...


Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo
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Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo

Toyota has used the São Paulo motor show in Brazil to reveal the HiLux GR Sport, a sport-themed version of its top-selling ute featuring various enhancements from the company's Gazoo Racing performance division. Before you ask, it's not a Ranger Raptor rival. The HiLux GR Sport is more or less a visual and equipment package rather than a standalone performance variant – much like the dark-themed Rogue available locally...


2015-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled again - UPDATE
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2015-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled again - UPDATE

UPDATE, 5 November, 2018: American Special Vehicles has issued a correction, now also accepted by the ACCC and live on the recalls.gov.au website. Where previously the concern was announced as a software issue, it has now been confirmed as mechanical. The updated notice reads: "Some RAM 2500 and 3500 Trucks may have a defective tie rod bracket and mounting hardware...


SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show
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SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show

Touring the floor at the 2018 SEMA show, the manufacturers have really taken to putting on a big show!


Spintires: Mud Runner American Wilds review

Spintires: Mud Runner American Wilds review

If you’re a car nut that also doesn’t mind dabbling in a bit of gaming here and there, chances are you’ve got a copy of Forza or Gran Turismo floating around somewhere. I know I do. But, what if you’re a bit more about mud bogs than McLaren Senna? More gnarly rocks than the Nurburgring? Often, the only taste of off-roading you can get is something like Dirt Rally or an arcade-style racer...


Volkswagen Amarok 'Too Powerful for TV' advertisement banned
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Volkswagen Amarok 'Too Powerful for TV' advertisement banned

Remember two weeks ago, when we covered a promised review of current automotive advertising standards? And remember how we said "there are some ways to get around the code" and have fun with a commercial, holding up Volkswagen's latest Amarok V6 campaign as an example? Turns out, we spoke too soon on that one...


Is low-range dead? No. It’s not. And it’s not going anywhere.
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Is low-range dead? No. It’s not. And it’s not going anywhere.

Trent, I won’t go all the way and call you an imbecile, which is probably a really bad idea seeing as you’re who I report to. I’m new, and that could end really badly for me. But, I have some points to make after reading your own opinion piece about low-range.  Low-range is already dead, if you want it to be; it’s called the soft-roader...


Nissan Juke, Navara recalled
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Nissan Juke, Navara recalled

Nissan has recalled the 'D23' Navara and 'F15' Juke over concerns the engine could turn off unexpectedly. According to company, an internal ignition switch spring may have been manufactured with a surface defect. After 'prolonged normal usage', the issue could make the engine turn off while driving. If that coincides with an accident, the airbags might not correctly fire...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited diesel review
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited diesel review

Premium equipment list, V6 diesel power, properly off-roadable and strong towing promise the right SUV stuff for Oz. But does the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited add up to the sum of its parts?

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Land Rover Defender: Next-gen to be more premium, more capable
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Land Rover Defender: Next-gen to be more premium, more capable

Land Rover will launch its next-generation Defender next year, 71 years after founder of The Rover Company, Maurice Wilks, created the iconic first-generation car. The company showed the DC100 concept (pictured) at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, but went back to the drawing board after being rejected by Land Rover owners and enthusiasts alike...


2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

One of the world’s most closely guarded secrets is when the next Land Rover Defender might appear and what it will look like. No-one seems to know anything, not a single solitary thing. Not when, what, where or how. Nothing. For years, it’s been a total information lockdown, as if Britain’s domestic spy agency, MI5, is running the communications department up at Land Rover’s HQ in Gaydon – at least as far as the next-generation Defender goes...


2013-16 Nissan Navara, Patrol added to Takata recall
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2013-16 Nissan Navara, Patrol added to Takata recall

Nissan Australia has added previous generation 'D22' Navara and 'Y61' Patrol models to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. The company's local arm has confirmed 17,047 units across both model lines are affected by this notice, which relates to potentially faulty passenger-side airbag inflators...


Ford Ranger Raptor ruled out for the US
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Ford Ranger Raptor ruled out for the US

Hermann Salenbauch, vehicle line director at Ford Performance, has ruled out the introduction of the Ranger Raptor in North America according to new reports. Speaking with Autoblog, Salenbauch explained there are a couple of reasons why the company's smallest Raptor wouldn't be heading Stateside...