Tag Archives: 4X4

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 unveiled

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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Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro joins range as diesel offering

Audi Australia is bolstering its flagship luxury SUV offering with the arrival of the Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro. Powered by a 3.0 V6 TDI turbo diesel engine equipped with mild-hybrid technology (MHEV), the Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro is the latest addition to the Q family, alongside the Audi …

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2020 BMW X3 xDrive20d Review

BMW was the first premium manufacturer to produce a mid-size luxury crossover with the original X3 in 2003. Despite having the new segment all to its own, the first X3, with its quirky styling and unresolved ride, didn’t do BMW much good. What it did though, was spawn an explosion …

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Meet Hyundai’s Toyota Hilux challenger, the ‘Tarlac’4

There’s no denying Hyundai’s ambition. The burgeoning Korean giant has a vehicle in nearly every class and will soon introduce the Santa Cruz light-duty pick-up truck in certain markets. But what the company lacks is a proper ladder-frame truck to take on the likes of Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 further refined, boosts off-road tech

The popular Mazda CX-5 range has gained a host of upgrades for 2020, adding greater versatility, safety and comfort both on and off-road. Available now, the updated CX-5 adds new technology, advanced safety equipment and improves cabin quietness for a better ride feeling. Headlining the 2020 upgrades is Mazda’s newly …

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Wild as Wald: Toyota Hilux Black Bison Edition

Japanese tuner Wald International has brought out what is most likely the wildest Toyota HiLux we have ever seen. Appropriately named the Toyota HiLux Black Bison Edition, the world’s best-selling utility vehicle has been dressed up with carbon fibre wheel fender extensions, bonnet air scoop and bug guard, rear roof …

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Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R and GSR introduced

The Mitsubishi Triton range has been expanded to include the new GLX-R and GSR variants. Joining the GLX, GLX+, GLS and GLS Premium variants, the new editions bring the total Triton offering to six trim levels. Triton GSR The GSR variant provides a toughened alternative to the Triton range. It …

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