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2019 Suzuki Jimny Off-Road Review

Well, it’s finally upon us – the plucky little Suzuki Jimny has entered just its fourth generation since all the way back in 1970, and it’s been making rather the splash in the world of off-roaders since it was first unveiled last year. In a time when technology-filled expensive SUVs …

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2019 Suzuki Jimny GLX Manual Review

It’s refreshing to come across a car that’s focused and knows exactly what it was built to do rather than a jack of all trades that lacks identity. The 2019 Suzuki Jimny, like all of its predecessors, is built to get down and dirty off-road where it can take advantage …

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2019 Lexus LX 450d Off-Road Review

Ask anyone in Australia what they think of the 200 Series Toyota LandCruiser and they’ll probably agree with its marketing tagline of it being “king off the road”, but ask them what they think of the Lexus LX and they’ll probably respond by asking, “the what?” You see, despite more …

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Reborn Suzuki Jimny launches in Australia from $23,990

The long awaited Suzuki Jimny will this Saturday return to Australian dealerships as part of a dual Australia Day launch alongside the new Suzuki Vitara. The all-new Jimny continues the core character of the one-and-only, small, lightweight 4X4 vehicle following nearly 50 years of worldwide popularity. Featuring a rugged exterior …

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2019 Isuzu MU-X LS-T Review – dated but competent

Over the course of the last ten years, Isuzu UTE Australia has proven itself to be the plucky little company that could go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in the biz with just a two model offering. The seven-seat Isuzu MU-X is the best example of this out of the …

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2018 Haval H9 Ultra Review

If you have no idea what you’re looking at right now, let me break it all down for you – this is the Haval H9, the flagship model from the world’s most powerful SUV manufacturer which shifted nearly 938,000 units globally last financial year alone. The Chinese marque, which is …

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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X Review

Same but different – that’s the best way of describing the Toyota HiLux Rugged X, one of the three new variants of the country’s best-selling vehicle. Rather than giving the HiLux a traditional facelift or an unimaginative ‘special edition’ sticker pack, especially as lower grades go unchanged for 2018, the three …

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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Off-Road Review

While we’ve already taken a detailed look at the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk, there was only one question I had that needed answering when it was my turn to get behind the wheel – can this thing handle itself off-road? With most compact SUVs like the Compass having been designed …

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2019 Suzuki Jimny confirmed for Australia

The hotly anticipated 2019 Suzuki Jimny is now a surety for Australia, and more detailed specifications regarding the latest incarnation of the miniature off-roader have also been revealed. Expected to touch down in the first quarter of 2019, the new Jimny is the first reinvention of the model in 20 …

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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review

The SUV invasion is still well and truly in full swing where manufacturers continue to flood dealerships with hoards of the lumbering mechanised bland-mobiles. Most the brands are playing it safe and conservative, differences that separate one from the next continue to converge making it tough to pick a clear …

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Designed for tough roads, the 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer

Along with the sedan and sportwagon, Holden have just confirmed the development of a third body type for the new Commodore, an off road focused Tourer set for release in 2018. “The next-generation Commodore Tourer gives the range a new level of appeal, combining Australia’s love for SUVs with the …

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Tougher and Torquier 2017 Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X launched

For 2017 the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X are receiving a hefty collection of upgrades and improvements bulking the duo up for Australian driving conditions. The new 3.0-litre in-line 4 cylinder turbo diesel was developed exclusively for the Australian market after critical feedback was provided by current Isuzu owners. One of …

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