27 Sep 2017

Live axled or manual transmission 4X4s on sale in Australia: September 2017

You want a ‘traditional’ 4X4? Then buy now… Here’s a guide to the only live-axled, manual transmission 4x4s on sale in Australia.

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07 Sep 2017

All new Land Rovers to be electric or hybrid after 2020…including new Defender?

Land Rover have declared their commitment to electric vehicles with new models hybrid and electric only from 2020. VOLVO RECENTLY STATED that all their vehicles will be either electric or hybrid after 2019, and now Jaguar Land Rover have followed suit. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer,

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02 Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis on sale now

Mercedes-Benz have released pricing and some specs for the G 300 CDI. THE G 300 CDI is now on sale in two variants; a wagon and single cab chassis. Both vehicles have a 2987cc six-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 135kW and 400Nm a to a five-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel-drive with a

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23 Aug 2017

Should Jeep be bought by Great Wall?

Credible sources say Great Wall is looking closely at Jeep. Is that a good thing? APPARENTLY, GREAT WALL is interested in Jeep. Reuters reported that a Great Wall official said “With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire.” That led Jeep to say: “In response to

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21 Aug 2017

10 interesting products at the National 4×4 Show

It’s easy to focus on the big attractions at 4×4 shows, but for me the value is the little things. HERE ARE ten interesting products that warranted a second look. This isn’t a product test so we’re not offering an opinion on quality or function, just products that looked a

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16 Aug 2017

You can drive new Land Rovers in the USA and Africa

Land Rover Experience has long been offering local drives and experiences, and now there’s international adventures. ACCORDING TO THE LAND ROVER press release the self-drive experiences are “unforgettable self-drive holidays combining epic road trips with some of Earth’s most spectacular scenery”. The USA drive is in Utah’s famed Moab area

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08 Aug 2017

Turn your 7-seater Prado into a tourer and back again

Your Prado is a versatile vehicle, but not all storage solutions are multi-purpose. WE HAVE SHOWN how to convert a Discovery from a 7-seater to a tourer, and now Fourby Fitouts has a storage system designed to fit over the top of the Prado 150’s third-row seats. They say the

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29 Jul 2017

The future of 4X4s has arrived with Bollinger’s all-electric offroader

Diesel is dying, electric will rule and heralding the way is Bollinger. WE HAVE SAID for some time that internal combustion engines are on the way out, and in particular diesel as stricter and stricter emissions standards force more and more complexity like AdBlue and DPFs. So, how far off

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29 Jul 2017

The Bend’s new 4×4 track takes shape in South Australia

South Australia gets a new place to go offroading at The Bend. THE BEND is a huge motorsport park that will cater to circuit racing for bikes and cars, drag racing, drift, rally, karting and of course, 4WD. There will be an airstrip, accommodation and an industrial park. Here’s what

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27 Jun 2017

Facelifted Nissan Patrol Y62 on the way

A revised Nissan Patrol Y62 is on the way, and it could be here as soon as 2018…maybe before? THE NISSAN PATROL is one of the all-time classic Australian 4X4s, deserving of that much-used but rarely-deserved description of ‘iconic’. However, that reputation was largely built on the back of the

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