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07 Jun 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Hyundai
Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has recorded its best-ever monthly sales result since HMCA was founded in September 2003. Hyundai finished in fifth position overall with 8,534 sales achieving a market share of 8.9%. The sales result saw an increase of +6% June 2011 v. June 2010 in a market…
06 Jun 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Isuzu
D-MAX off-road rally aces Bruce Garland and Harry Suzuki recently used less than 2½ tankfuls to drive 3,452km from Melbourne to Cairns in an Isuzu D-MAX crew ute loaded with 260kg of camping gear.The normally tearaway twosome throttled back and drove for economy, using just 189.67 litres of diesel to…
03 Jun 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Isuzu
Isuzu Ute Australia’s D-MAX one-tonne ute range sales continue to climb steadily with a record 624 retailed in May, a 73 per cent increase over May 2010 and 41.7 per cent up year-over-year to date, despite some current stock shortages due to the Japanese tsunami.This was the second 600+ month…
02 Jun 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Other
The multi-award winning Kia Sportage has added another accolade to its growing Honour Roll by winning the OzRoamer 4WD & SUV Guide’s award for Best Small AWD SUV.“The Kia Sportage Platinum has both the design elements of form and function brilliantly executed,” OzRoamer Editor Rob Fraser said. “It just shows…
31 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Hyundai
Australian specialist magazine, OzRoamer 4WD & SUV Guide 2011, has awarded the Hyundai Santa Fe R-series Car of the Year 2010 ‘Best Medium AWD SUV’ in its Car of the Year Awards. The Santa Fe scored maximum points in the areas of performance, practicality, fit for purpose and value for…
25 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Jeep
The new 2011 Jeep® Patriot compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV), offers consumers legendary capability and impressive 4x4 fuel economy along with new aggressive exterior styling, new interior features and improved handling characteristics.Jeep Patriot’s classic exterior styling and capability have been enhanced for 2011 with new front and rear fascias, lower bodyside…
23 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Hyundai
The NRMA’s operating cost calculations have found the Hyundai Santa Fe to be the least expensive medium SUV to own and operate. The annual report assesses Australia's most comprehensive list of over 1200 new vehicles to ascertain their ‘whole of life’ costs presenting the findings in an easy to use…
20 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Ford
As more and more customers use their pickup to haul not only cargo but also people, the all-new Ford Ranger delivers more cabin room where it matters.Boasting exceptionally good front head room as well as rear leg room and knee clearance in the Double Cab, Ford's global pickup gives customers…
20 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Suzuki
Suzuki’s class leading Grand Vitara DDiS turbo-diesel has once again dominated the compact SUV section of the prestigious 2010 Overlander 4WD Awards, winning its third successive Best Small Wagon trophy. Launched in 2008, the Grand Vitara DDiS has been without peer in the category, and was lavished with praise by…
17 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Ford
Ford is looking for the toughest challenges in selected markets around the world to test its soon-to-be-released all-new Ranger in real-life conditions.This global series of events starts in Australia. Individuals can enter this unique competition by detailing what they believe is the ultimate challenge for the all-new Ford Ranger.Five finalists…
11 May 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Mazda
Mazda Australia today released further details of the rigorous evaluation and testing regime that the All-New Mazda BT-50 has undergone ahead of its Australian launch later this year. The development process sees the All-New Mazda BT-50 put through its paces in a number of different tests that are designed to…
29 Mar 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Mazda
All-New Mazda BT-50 Powertrains Take Performance to New HeightsMazda today released details of the powertrain line-up for the All-New BT-50 demonstrating that it will be one of the most powerful utilities ever to hit Australian showrooms.Two new advanced diesel engines, both offering significant increases in power and torque with improved…
15 Mar 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Other
Hino has expanded its popular 500 Series medium-truck range while also improving performance and fuel economy and meeting tough Euro 5 emission standards.The expanded 500 Series range includes new FC, FD, FE, GT, FG, GH, FL, FM8J and FM1A models.The FE is a new model, replacing the GD, and is…
21 Feb 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Volkswagon
Volkswagen Ute revolutionises segment with 7.7 litre fuel consumptionThe Volkswagen ute is all-round talent for work and recreationWith the new Amarok, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting a debut of the world’s most advanced production ute for the Australian market. The highly advanced TDI engine of the Amarok – a boosted…
11 Feb 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Ford
* Ranger is one of the first one-tonne pickups in Australia to boast a new six-speed automatic transmission in a segment where six-speed gearboxes are still rare * The six-speed automatic transmission comes with intelligent software functions such as the Driver Recognition feature that tailors its response to individual driving…
11 Feb 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Jeep
The new 2011 Jeep®Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited have landed in Australia with a host of upgrades, from an all-new interior to an upgraded turbo diesel powerplant that delivers significantly more power and economy. In the brand’s 70th year, Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining its legendary,…
11 Feb 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Ssangyong
Ssangyong has launched its first all-new model in more than three years with the arrival of the Korando, a stylish and contemporary SUV that is set to redefine the Ssangyong brand.The new Korando was penned by Italian design studio Giugiaro with attractive lines and a compact yet practical style that…
02 Feb 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Key off-road attributes of Toyota's FJ Cruiser attest to its ability to traverse rugged terrain and deliver full-scale off-road driving performance.FJ Cruiser has the best departure and break-over angles in the Toyota 4WD range - 31 and 29 degrees respectively. Its approach angle of 36 degrees is bettered only by…
17 Jan 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Isuzu
Specialist ute importer Isuzu Ute Australia (IUA) is offering ABN holders two of its most farm-suited D-MAX one-tonne variants in a special-value Farm Mate limited edition model.The Farm Mate pack offers D-MAX 4x4 buyers savings over retail accessory fitted values of around $5,000 on the three-seater EX single cab/chassis and…
07 Jan 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Ford
What can you do with 470Nm of torque? Tow a 160-tonne steam locomotive, apparently.The all-new Ford Ranger effortlessly hauled the historic R711 out of its shed one clear summer morning recently in an impressive showcase of its exceptional capability.Despite being fully laden and driving on an unsealed path, the 3.2-litre…
05 Jan 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Jeep
The all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee has claimed the prestigious 4x4 of the Year title in the annual test held by 4x4 Australia magazine. The flagship model for the Jeep brand proved unbeatable against some stiff competition. New from the ground up, the Grand Cherokee set the standard with its…
24 Dec 2010
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has provided off-road enthusiasts with a holiday season "sneak peak" of the interior of the upcoming FJ Cruiser.Designers have carried the tough, straight-forward and functional theme of the exterior into the cabin, melding the spirit of the past with the refinement demanded by today's drivers.The FJ Cruiser, due for…
24 Dec 2010
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has provided off-road enthusiasts with a holiday season "sneak peak" of the interior of the upcoming FJ Cruiser.Designers have carried the tough, straight-forward and functional theme of the exterior into the cabin, melding the spirit of the past with the refinement demanded by today's drivers.The FJ Cruiser, due for…
23 Dec 2010
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Nissan
New Nissan X-Trail 2WD Expands The Brand As Customer Numbers Head Toward 100,000 Priced from $27,990 Driveaway Powered by an efficient 2.0-litre petrol engine Choice of trim grades and transmissions Entry-level ST 2WD and ST 4WD grades gain additional specification Extensive safety and convenience features standard across the range Nissan…
20 Dec 2010
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Hyundai
Hyundai Motor Company’s Santa-Fe R-Series, has been named Best Mid-Sized SUV by NZ4WD Magazine, New Zealand’s premier off-road specialist publication.NZ4WD, a much trusted reference for both the off-road and urban driving community, has recognised Santa Fe’s leadership in the segment, offering outstanding off-road prowess combined with safety, comfort and handling.As…

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