Tag Archives: 4X4

2021 Hyundai Palisade Review – Bass Coast Escape with the 8-seat SUV

With the Australian summer in full swing, there’s no better day trip than hitting the coast for some beach time. And with a brand-new Hyundai Palisade parked on the driveway, having just been delivered the week before, there’s no need for further justification. A seven-seater SUV is pretty good for …

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Dacia Bigster pick-up is one rugged ute designed right

Dacia, the Renault owned Romanian car maker, unveiled the Bigster concept vehicle earlier this month. Developed by Renault as a preview of an upcoming production large SUV, the Bigster’s appeals lies in its rugged design and squared off four-wheel drive body. The production version will be Dacia’s largest offering yet …

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Updated 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X checks in

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is making a return to dealerships in early 2021, offering a range of design, features, and interior upgrades over the standard Ranger Wildtrak. Rocking 18-inch alloy wheels with 35mm offset, the Wildtrak X features a black-painted nudge bar, LED light bar and wheel-arch flares. Also …

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2020 Nissan Patrol Ti-L Review

Since its inception in 1951, the Nissan Patrol has built up a tough and rustic image that has propagated through six generations. Wait, what? The current Patrol is only the sixth evolution of the nameplate since the 50s? That’s right. On average, we get to see an all-new Patrol once …

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Nissan Navara PRO-4X joins refreshed 2021 line-up

The Nissan Navara has been given a major refreshed. Launching as the 2021 model, the updated Nissan Navara now comes with a more extroverted and athletic design, a quieter and more comfortable interior, as well as an increase in payload capacity, with the Navara one-ton pickup now delivering payload capacity …

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2022 Toyota LandCruiser Series 300 to spawn hybrid variant

The Toyota LandCruiser Series 200 has been around for 13 years and a new model is way over due. While there has been no solid news from Toyota so far about the next generation model, a new report is speculating that the LandCruiser Series 300 is slated to arrive in …

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Tesla Model P – the All-Electric Super Ute?

Utes – or pick-ups for the rest of the world – are big business these days. The top two best-selling vehicles in Australia in the past few years have consistently been the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. Both models are built-tough bush bashing off-roaders. With the transition toward electric cars …

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All-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specification

Mazda has today revealed the tough new look for its BT-50 ute, blending sleek new styling with rugged capability. Adopting styling elements from the current-generation Mazda CX-9 large SUV, the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute features the brand’s corporate three-dimensional grille which is flanked by a pair of sculpted headlamps. …

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Updated 2020 Toyota Fortuner boosts power, style and features

Toyota has unveiled a mid-life upgrade for its seven-seat Fortuner SUV, elevating its visual appeal while assembling multiple improvements to engine, driving and towing performance. Due in Australia in late August, Fortuner’s bold exterior styling is refreshed with a more premium look, reflecting the vehicle’s dual role as a spacious …

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Updated 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe brings radical front fascia

Hyundai has today unveiled the updated 2021 Santa Fe, showcasing its bold new front fascia and added features. The new Santa Fe’s new face is defined by the wide grille that extends across the entire width of the SUV. The clamped shape of the lower air intake extends the horizontal …

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Jeep Gladiator brings heighten 4×4 adventure priced from $75k

Four-wheel-drive fanatics now have another option to choose from with the arrival of the new Jeep Gladiator into Australia this month. Priced from $75,450, the Jeep Gladiator is available in Overland and Rubicon variants, as well as an exclusive Launch Edition model that is limited to just 100 units. Based on …

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2020 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

We have been looking forward to this for a while. Subaru’s new ‘e-Boxer’ hybrid powertrain is here and it marks the Japanese brand’s first foray into the world of electrification. Offered in the XV compact crossover and the mid-size Forester SUV, the e-Boxer adds a lithium-ion battery and electric motor …

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Limited-run Volkswagen Amarok V6 580S arrives

Previously teased in March, Volkswagen’s most kitted-out Amarok yet, the limited-run Amarok V6 580S, will go on sale in June priced from $70,990 plus on-road costs. Volkswagen Australia will launch the highly specified Amarok V6 580S next month across its national dealer network and online, offering new special features and …

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City-friendly Toyota Hilux junior anyone?

Think the Toyota HiLux is too big? Fancy a smaller version of the workhorse? Here it is. A shrunk HiLux that would probably fit inside the tub of the HiLux itself. Almost. Before you rejoice however, this isn’t a reality, for now at least. Rendered by automotive designer Kleber Silva, the …

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