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MERCEDES X-CLASS PRICING LEAKED

A dealer lifts the lid on how much you can expect to pay for a Benz ute. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Some pricing details on the new Mercedes X-Class ute have been leaked, via a dealer quoting prices to a punter.   This story comes via motoring.com.au, who hasn’t named its sources; …

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2018 LDV T60 NOW AVAILABLE… GETS 5 ANCAP STARS

We drive the latest entrant to the Australian 4WD ute market. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE LDV, owned by SAIC motors, has a funny family tree. Before the Chinese ownership, there is British and Dutch lineage in the LDV name. I bet Christmas is interesting. Going boldly into country not trodden before by …

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THE 2018 JEEP WRANGLER JL – REVEALED

The next generation of Jeep’s beloved off-roader! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE There aren’t any details just yet, but we can now have a good look at an undisguised 2018 Wrangler. Finally.   Let’s point out the obvious: The red one is the next generation of the Rubicon, shod with BF Goodrich all-terrains. …

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WE KNOW ABOUT THE RANGER RAPTOR, WHAT ABOUT AN EVEREST RAPTOR?

Is a genuine performance off-roader a good idea? CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Ford has set tongues wagging recently, by releasing official video of the upcoming Ranger Raptor bashing along some Outback roads.   It’s going to be a genuine high-performance ute as well, not just a limited edition sticker pack. There has …

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SMASHING THE SIMPSON DESERT WITH SOLAR POWER

An Australian husband and wife team have successfully set a new world record for crossing the Simpson Desert in a solar powered 4WD. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Mark and Denny French (White Team) have successfully crossed the Simpson Desert (Queensland, Australia) in a solar powered Suzuki being the first solar charged and …

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NSW SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS OUTDOOR RECREATION AND ADVENTURE SHOW

Unsealed 4X4, RV Daily, Club 4X4 Insurance and Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures have once again teamed up as the presenting partners for the NSW Southern Highlands Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Show running at the Moss Vale Showground from Friday to Sunday 10 to 12 November 2017. Over 100 exhibitors will be present, and the event will incorporate entertainment …

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THE LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SVX

A blown V8 and off-road goodies make this unit a special package. Making some waves at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year is a special-edition Land Rover Discovery. It’s built by the SV (Special Vehicles) Division, and is called the SVX. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Under the bonnet is a 5.0L supercharged …

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G-PROFESSIONAL: THE $100,00 76 SERIES DEFENDER

But is it worth the big dollars? Off the back of Mercedes’ current contract to supply 4X4 and 6X6 vehicles to the Australian Army, Mercedes are now offering buffed-up G-Wagons to the Australian public. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE The engine is Mercedes’ own 3L V6 diesel, which makes 135kW and 400Nm. This …

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25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 4WD & ADVENTURE SHOWS

Ever wondered how the 4WD and Caravan industry got to the point it’s at in this country? The adventure lifestyle has never been more popular, but it wasn’t always the case. Over the past 25 years there has been a few key turning points, or game changers, that have encouraged people to get out and explore the remote …

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JUST 4 KIDS 2018 SIMPSON DESERT CHARITY RUN

Ever wanted to do the Simpson? Of course you have! Even if you’ve done it before you’ll almost certainly want to go back, it’s just that kind of place. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE After just getting back from their hugely successful Cape York Safari, which apparently was one of the wettest in …

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HILUX VS RANGER.. VS TRITON.. VS COLORADO.. VS D-MAX..

Ford’s Ranger continues to build its small lead against the HiLux as Australia’s best-selling 4X4, with another month of chart-topping sales. 2,627 4X4 Rangers found a new home in Australia, taking the total to 21,190. Comparatively, the HiLux has nabbed 19,942 new buyers. That massive gap to third place is still there, with 11,642 Tritons outpacing a resurgent …

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AMAROK SPORTLINE: $55,990 DRIVEWAY

You can now get V6 grunt for SR5 money.   Getting into a V6-powered Amarok just got a fair bit cheaper, with Volkswagen releasing a lower-spec level: Sportline. Where the Trendline and Ultimate cost $59,990 and $67,990 respectively before you factor in on-road costs, you can drive away in a Sportline for just shy of 56 grand. This …