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2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Off-Road Vehicle

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Off-Road Vehicle Finalists: Ford Ranger Raptor Jeep Gladiator Land Rover Defender RAM 1500 Warlock And while these three contenders are all guilty as charged, they go about their own respective business in very different ways...

Riding High: Which model has got the most ground clearance?

High-riding SUVs are all the rage these days, with taller and wider vehicles now becoming more popular than the lowered stuff. And none come taller than bona-fide off-roaders, who need that clearance to clamber up and over off-road obstacles. We've put together a list of standard four-wheel-drives with the best claimed ground clearance, according to manufacturer data...

Land Rover Defender 130 seven-seater to launch in 2022 – report

The Land Rover Defender is set to gain a longer 130 variant within the next 18 months, according to a report from industry publication Automotive News. The Land Rover off-roader will reportedly come onto the market in the next 12 to 18 months, priced at the top of the range (the current entry-level 110 starts from $82,590 plus on-road costs)...

2022 Land Rover Defender supercharged V8 is go! Due in Australia in July

The 2022 Land Rover Defender will soon have the option of a powerful new 5.0-litre supercharged V8 – as part of a broader range expansion – the British brand has confirmed. Ending months of speculation, Land Rover's first-ever supercharged Defender V8 is due in Australian showrooms from July priced from around $200,000 plus on-road costs...

2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy unveiled: Classic Defender returns as V8-powered hero

If you consider Land Rover’s new Defender is too refined and dignified to carry on the tradition of England’s most celebrated off-roader, then we’ve got good news for you. The original Land Rover Defender is returning, albeit for an extremely short production run as the Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy...

Land Rover Defender ute on the cards, according to JLR executive director

The Land Rover Defender line-up may soon get a dual-cab pick-up (or ute) variant. The company's executive in charge of future vehicles, Nick Collins, told British publication Autocar there is enough “customer demand” to justify mass production of such a model. He also noted there would be “no structural limitations” in converting the new Defender's monocoque chassis to a dual-cab layout...

2021 Land Rover Defender Hard Top one step closer to Australia

The 2021 Land Rover Defender Hard Top commercial vehicle has edged one step closer to Australia this week, with the brand certifying it for sale locally – however, Land Rover stopped short of officially locking it in for our shores...

Top 20: Your most-read reviews in 2020

Yesterday we took a look at the vehicle models which garnered the most review-reads in 2020, but what happens when we break it down further and look at the individual reviews you read most? There were some big launches across a lot of key segments in a year where traditional launch programs and motor shows were all but non-existent...

Marketplace: Family off-road SUV buying guide

We've all heard about it: pulling the rug out from international travel has caused Australian tourists to look inward. Not spiritually, but geographically. Places like Aspen and the Andes might be out of reach at the moment, but domestic travel is shaping up to boom over the next twelve months for many Australians...

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020...

Land Rover Defender scores top safety rating despite no centre airbag

The 2020 Land Rover Defender has been awarded a five-star safety rating under the latest evaluation conditions – the first vehicle to do so without a centre airbag. The new-generation Defender is also the first adept off-road SUV to receive a five-star score since the new test conditions were introduced this year...