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2020 Land Rover Defender interior leaked

An undisguised photo of interior of the new Land Rover Defender has been posted on Twitter by Richard Charles, a jewellery designer specialising in automotive-themed products...

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4x4 tips: Sand driving
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4x4 tips: Sand driving

It would be fair to say that the media do not portray driving on the sand very well at all. In the quest for that perfect image, tyres spinning and sand flicking up in a cool-looking wave, we are probably more often than not responsible for many of the bad habits first-timers driving on the sand fall prey to. An exciting shot does not equal good driving in a lot of cases...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review

Big wheels, big shocks, big wheel track and big presence. Too bad the engine's a tad underdone.


2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing and specs - UPDATE

Jeep Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 JL Wrangler, available in two body styles and three trim levels Down Under when it arrives in April this year. The range will kick off with the Sport S, powered by a 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre V6 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission...


2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged X off-road review
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2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged X off-road review

To see if it can walk the walk that its looks talk up, we head off-road in Toyota's tricked-up HiLux Rugged X.


To Mod or Not To Mod? That is the question
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To Mod or Not To Mod? That is the question

There isn’t another country on the planet as obsessed with 4WDing as Australia. We’re buying more 4WDs, in the shape of both utes and SUVs, than small cars these days and that trend doesn’t look like slowing down. Sure, a good chunk of those SUVs (and even some of those 'lifestyle' utes, even the ones with all-wheel drive capability, are unlikely to ever see a patch of dirt let alone hardcore off-road tracks...


The Ford Ranger Raptor is worthy of kudos, not contempt
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The Ford Ranger Raptor is worthy of kudos, not contempt

Ford Ranger Raptor. Quite often, it feels underpowered. Yep, it’s true: sometimes it feels like you could really use a bit more motor. And yes, I know, it’s hard to get particularly excited about a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, regardless of how many turbos it has. Many have come out in their hordes to deride the Ranger Raptor, purely because of what lies under the bonnet...


2019 SsangYong Rexton review
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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?


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...


SEMA 2018: There's off-roading, and then there's this...
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SEMA 2018: There's off-roading, and then there's this...

SEMA. It's seen as the mecca of all things performance, but many punters might not know it's also a showcase for the off-road industry – sometimes in all its overstated glory. It is the United States of America after all. For me, it's the greatest car show on the planet such is the scale, variety and scope of the products and vehicles on display...


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...


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 BMW X7 revealed
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2019 BMW X7 revealed

BMW has officially unveiled its new seven-seat SUV flagship, the X7, in four different trim grades. As you've probably gathered, the X7 is seriously big. Measuring 5151mm long, 2000mm wide and 1805mm tall, with a 3105mm wheelbase, it dwarves the already-massive X5 (4922mm/2004mm/1745mm) above which it sits in the range...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV

Mercedes-Benz is placing a lot of emphasis on its new GLE SUV, with a renewed focus on off-road ability – even creating a 'jumping' function to help owners stuck in sand. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, explained that off-road driving may not be every customer's caper, but the car still needs to hold its own off the beaten track...


2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123
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2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123

Suzuki’s Australian arm has now taken a sizeable 123 preorders on its new Jimny micro off-roader, well ahead of its projected launch here in late January of 2019. As you may recall, less than two months ago (shortly after the car’s online reveal) Suzuki held 37 local orders, meaning demand keeps spiking as the arrival nears...


Is low-range dead?
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Is low-range dead?

Hardcore 4WDers are going to hate me for this, and I brace for the incoming tsunami of ‘you’re an imbecile’ comments, but this piece isn’t about what I want or don’t want. It’s about what the manufacturers are foisting upon us whether we might like it or not. Take gnarly rock-crawling and serious bush-bashing out of the equation...


2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing
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2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing

Suzuki's upcoming Jimny has scored just three stars in Euro NCAP testing, on the back of relatively low scores for adult occupant and vulnerable road-user protection. The adult occupant protection rating was hindered by a steering wheel airbag that didn't quite inflate correctly, allowing the driver's head to contact the steering wheel rim...


Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme
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Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Remember 1992? To be more accurate, do you remember a certain special edition Holden released in 1992? See if this rings a bell. The Holden Barina Sportsgirl. That’s right, this was Holden's attempt at taking its player in the popular small hatch back segment and trying to convince consumers that this particular Barina was more special than a standard Barina...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE teased
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE teased

Mercedes-Benz has turned attention to its next big SUV unveiling just a few days after the EQC reveal, teasing the new GLE. Numerous leaks and sets of spy pictures mean we already have a pretty good idea of how the GLE will look when it arrives. As revealed by the teaser, we know the car will have a prominent AMG-style grille with a single bar, and debut a new lighting signature for the brand's SUVs...


Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison revealed
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison revealed

Chevrolet has revealed the newest addition to its Colorado line up, the ZR2 Bison. Co-developed with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a firm best known for modifying Jeeps, the ZR2 Bison picks up a number of off-road focused additions over the ZR2. Chevrolet claim AEV went over the vehicle and “identified parts of the truck that would be most vulnerable off road and set about strengthening them...