17 Oct 2018

Toyota 1GD-FTV bites the dust 

Recently we did a six-vehicle comparison test in the outback of South Australia in Unsealed 4X4, pitting a bunch of current dual-cab utes against one another. During the testing, the HiLux Rugged X test vehicle’s 1GD-FTV dropped into ‘limp mode’ four times due to dust ingress….


Nissan has pulled the pin on diesel! 

After our rather passionate post late last month on diesel not being dead, Nissan has pulled the pin on diesel models across Europe. The Japanese auto manufacturer confirmed the news yesterday amid tax increases and restrictions on diesel vehicles, for numerous European countries. The cessation of…


Diesel is not dead! 

Contrary to the writings and musings of more than a few pundits, journalists and commentators within the automotive industry, diesel is not dead. Their comments on diesel dying out was based loosely around the strict emission limits to be imposed come 2020. One of the…

The Ford Ranger Raptor, getting air along the Old Ghan Line.

Ford Ranger Raptor: Only 2-litre engine? 

Ford’s upcoming performance-rated Ranger Raptor will have a 2-litre, twin turbo diesel engine, according to Drive.com.au. While their source isn’t stated, they reckon they can lock in a new-generation small-capacity diesel engine under the bonnet of the beefed up, go-fast Ranger. We’ve reached out to…

Infiniti Variable Compression Ratio Engine

Will this Petrol Engine Kill Diesel? 

The internal combustion engine is, at its core, very old technology. That base idea of a pumping piston connected to a crankshaft stretches into ancient times, and has slowly developed into something powered by fuel and sits under your bonnet. They have grown more complex,…


4×4 Video: Rough Stuff Movie Trailer 

When we heard about this movie, we got very excited: a full-blown movie, with the Australian Outback and some great 4WDs front and centre. We’ve just seen the official trailer, and thought it’s definitely worth sharing with you guys.     If you’re keen to…