News & ReviewsLast 7 days
Car Advice
2019 SsangYong Rexton review

Most Recent posts

2019 SsangYong Rexton review

Diesel engine, seven seats, off-road capability, lots of tech and sharp pricing. How does the SsangYong Rexton stack up against the competition?

Recent Posts
2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in
37
Comments

2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed the hotly-anticipated 2019 Jimny and facelifted 2019 Vitara Series II will officially go on sale Down Under as of Australia Day next month (January 26). Pricing and specifications for both model lines are yet to be announced at this stage, but the company continues to cite strong interest for the all-new Jimny, which already has "well over 200 pre-orders" in Australia...


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed
52
Comments

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed

Chevrolet has pulled back what must have been a very, very big sheet on its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with a new look designed to better separate it from the 'regular duty' Silverado 1500 launched earlier this year. It's huge, folks. There's a bit going on here, but we're going to start with the styling...


Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed
17
Comments

Ssangyong: Australian plans detailed

The paint is barely dry on its dealer signs, but Ssangyong is already looking to expand its model range in Australia, detailing plans to bring the long-tray dual-cab Musso ute, mid-sized Korando SUV and facelifted Tivoli to our shores next year. Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne, Andrew Ellis, local Ssangyong communications boss, offered the lowdown on what's to come in 2019 for the factory-backed operation...


2020 Jeep Gladiator unveiled
81
Comments

2020 Jeep Gladiator unveiled

The Gladiator, Jeep's long-awaited Wrangler-based ute, has finally made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. Riding on a 3500mm wheelbase, the Gladiator is 493mm longer between the axles than a five-door Wrangler. Its frame is also 787mm longer than the largest Wrangler. In other words, it's going to be big...


Rivian R1T electric ute revealed for LA
26
Comments

Rivian R1T electric ute revealed for LA

The Rivian R1T electric ute has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show later this week. Measuring 5475mm long, 2015mm wide and a riding on a 3075mm wheelbase, the R1T has been sized to compete with the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500...


2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK
34
Comments

2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK

The all-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny has been priced and specified for the UK market, with the little Japanese off-roader to kick off at £15,499 ($27,475) in Britain. Scheduled to go on sale in the UK from January 2019, the Jimny will be offered in two trim levels – SZ4 and SZ5 – both fitted as standard with a five-speed manual transmission and a selectable four-wheel drive system...


Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models
0
Comments

Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models

Nissan Australia has commenced its recall for various older-generation models fitted with Takata airbag inflators, in this case those fitted with 'like-for-like' replacement units. A total of 86,503 units across five model lines are affected by this notice, which includes the Navara, Maxima, Pulsar, X-Trail and Patrol built from 2001 through to 2008...


2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled
12
Comments

2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled

Mazda has recalled BT-50 models sold between October 21, 2011 and June 21, 2016, over concerns about the door latch tabs. According to the company, a broken locating tab could prevent the door from closing or, if the door is closed, make it unlatch on the move. A total of 53,320 units are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...


Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video
17
Comments

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. In what's one of the weirdest match-ups in drag race history, Top Gear has lined up the UK-built hatch against a Land Rover Defender – what?! However, this isn't just any Land Rover Defender, in fact, it's the 297kW/515Nm Defender Works V8, a bespoke version of the iconic off-roader created by Jaguar Land Rover to commemorate the model's 70th anniversary...


Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video
20
Comments

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...


Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards
56
Comments

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'
34
Comments

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
20
Comments

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
17
Comments

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
0
Comments

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
22
Comments

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...


SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show
0
Comments

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
103
Comments

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...