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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 …

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THE ELECTRIC 4X4 FUTURE JUST GOT MUCH, MUCH BETTER

Take a bow, Bollinger motors.   We can’t really guffaw and chortle at the thought of an electric 4WD any more. The progression of technology means cars will soon be all electric; and although 4WDs will take a bit longer to get there, they will get there at some stage. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR …

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WILLOWGLEN 4X4 CHALLENGE 2017

Once again, Unsealed 4X4 is the naming rights partner for the upcoming Willowglen 4X4 Challenge. This prestigious competition is held annually on the NSW October Long Weekend. The challenge consists of teams with four vehicles each battling through mud, rocks and crazy hill climbs to determine who has the best drivers and most stout off-roaders. The event runs …

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NEW VEHICLE NEWS: 4X4s and SUVs driving new vehicle growth

Typical passenger cars are more and more on the nose in Australia, with record amounts of people moving across to SUVs and 4X4s. Where passenger car sales have slumped 6.8% this year, SUVs are up 5.4% (with medium SUVs jumping 16.4%); and 4X4 utes also bouncing 9.5% in total. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE …