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Mercedes-Benz X-Class previewed 20-Jul-2017

The X-Class is set for release in Australia in 2018. The ‘Benz dual-cab ute is based on the Niss.. Read more

New camper trailer outlet in south-western Sydney area 31-May-2017

After many years of operating the very successful Independent Trailers business in Canberr.. Read more

Range-extended US pickup previewed 06-May-2017

The USA's Workhorse Group unveiled a working prototype range-extended electric pickup a.. Read more

Book review - Motorhome self-build and optimisation 02-May-2017

‘One thousand tips and tricks for anyone wanting to build a motorhome or optimise an existing ve.. Read more

Redarc wins manufacturing award - again - in 2017 18-Apr-2017

Redarc was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Manufacturing Gold Award, complementing its s.. Read more

40-channel CBs to remain legal 15-Apr-2017

Last February, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) very quietly revers.. Read more

New 4WD models at the New York Auto Show 2017 13-Apr-2017

The most awaited concept vehicle at the New York event, held in April, was the possible replacem.. Read more

Fiat Chrysler Jeep under EPA investigation 13-Jan-2017

On January 12 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation to.. Read more

HiLux was the biggest selling vehicle in 2016 05-Jan-2017

Australia has posted its third new car sales record in four years with 1,178,133 new passe.. Read more

Ute makers play musical chairs 02-Jan-2017

Several global joint ventures fell over in 2016 and new ones were born. Here’s the state of play.. Read more

75mm lifts now legal in NSW 22-Dec-2016

Consistent advocacy by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) over many .. Read more

Hino aims for an eighth class victory in the Dakar 16-Dec-2016

Hino Team Sugawara is chasing a record eighth successive class victory in the 2017 Dakar R.. Read more

Electric vehicles are coming fast 04-Dec-2016

It's obvious that the European and US diesel emissions crisis caused controlled panic in .. Read more

Fuel cell Colorado on test 28-Nov-2016

A militarily-modified Chevrolet Colorado, designated the ZH2, is the most off-road-capable.. Read more

Jeep Grand Cheroke Trailhawk on the way 16-Nov-2016

Jeep has released a Trailhawk version of the Grand Cherokee in the USA. It's scheduled for relea.. Read more

Mitsubishi becomes part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance 01-Nov-2016

Nissan Motor Co Ltd has completed its acquisition of a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi Motor.. Read more

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon tray-back preview 02-Oct-2016

The tray-back version of the G-Wagon is due for release in early 2017. Outback Travel Aust.. Read more

Paris Motor Show 2016 releases 30-Sep-2016

Although some majors, including Ford, declined to exhibit at the major French show of the year t.. Read more

AL-KO ESC demonstration rides available 28-Sep-2016

For the third consecutive year, AL-KO is offering visitors to Melbourne Leisurefest the opp.. Read more

Trayon-Traytek export action 26-Sep-2016

Although Trayon campers have been exported to Europe since 2005, these campers were mainly.. Read more

The FJ Cruiser bites the dust 22-May-2016

The FJ Cruiser was described by its designers as a modern interpretation of a Toyota class.. Read more

Nissan to take large shareholding in Mitsubishi 15-May-2016

Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that they have signed an agreem.. Read more

The Caravan and Motorhome Book 13-May-2016

Review by Allan Whiting This is an excellent publication and the third edition in .. Read more

Trailblazer to replace Colorado 7 07-May-2016

Although still based on the Colorado ute platform the Trailblazer is said to be a signi.. Read more

RegoMate app - reminds you when your registration is due 03-May-2016

State and Territory governments are raking in a fortune in registration-breach fines from.. Read more

Kaymar bars for the facelifted 200 Series 29-Apr-2016

Toyota has given the LandCruiser 200GXL and VX a 2016 facelift, with some body alterations.. Read more

No more Patrols 27-Apr-2016

Nissan Australia has announced that the old-shape Patrol wagon and cab/chassis will be dis.. Read more

Renault Master 4x4 is coming 21-Apr-2016

Renault LCV is evaluating the Master 4x4 van and cab/chassis for Australian release. Th.. Read more

Tim Bowden and Rod Ledingham - Abandoned at Fossil Bluff 04-Apr-2016

ABANDONED AT FOSSIL BLUFF – A Remarkable Account of Antarctic Survival In the summ.. Read more

Defender production comes to an end - January 2016 27-Jan-2016

The Land Rover Defender ceases production on Friday, January 29th, 2016, almost 68 years since .. Read more

Fleetcare App - a paperless way to comply with FBT laws 26-Jan-2016

FBT compliance for the hundreds of thousands of Australian drivers of company vehicles may hav.. Read more

Dexter acquires AL-KO VT 15-Jan-2016

In October 2015, Dexter announced the intent to acquire AL-KO Vehicle Technology (VT) from AL-KO.. Read more

Track Trailer's new HQ 13-Jan-2016

Track Trailer's new head office is called Outback HQ. The new showroom is one kilometre fro.. Read more

Projecta's easy-stow inverter 01-Jan-2016

Projecta has introduced the cylindrically-shaped Pro-Wave 150W pure-sine-wave inverter that's de.. Read more

Australian-made Rancho RS5000X shock absorbers 20-Oct-2015

Manufactured at Tenneco’s award-winning manufacturing plant in Adelaide, the new range of .. Read more

Recall for some VW Amaroks 20-Oct-2015

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has confirmed it will conduct a voluntary recall of emission-la.. Read more

Amarok Long Ranger tank 12-Oct-2015

Long Ranger has developed a 61-litre auxiliary tank for the Amarok. Unlike other replaceme.. Read more

Narva lighting lock nuts 10-Oct-2015

Narva’s Anti-Theft Lock Nuts are designed to make it harder for thieves to steal auxiliary.. Read more

Canopy news 23-Sep-2015

Sammitr Steel Canopies has just opened a new showroom, warehouse and fitting facility in Dandeno.. Read more

Tim Bowden's 'Penelope' Audio Books 17-Sep-2015

Penelope Speaks... four audio books have been published on the travels of Tim and Ros Bowden i.. Read more

WikiCamps App17-Sep-2015

The WikiCamps Australia App is a user generated database of camp sites, caravan parks.. Read more

Renault's new ute is on the way 04-Sep-2015

Renault has shown its Alaskan Concept show vehicle that's obviously the forerunner of a Renault .. Read more

Extreme Cape York Experience 2016 21-Aug-2015

Discover Cape York the way very few have before, with Outback Travel Australia’s .. Read more

The airless tyre moves closer 19-Jul-2015

Hankook has successfully completed ride and handling tests on its latest non-pneumatic tyre (NPT.. Read more

Redarc lithium battery chargers released 10-Jun-2015

Redarc has released DC-DC in-vehicle battery chargers that are designed specifically for chargi.. Read more

Hema Map Wallet 30-May-2015

We always carry Hema paper maps to back up our Hema electronic app mapping and stowing them ca.. Read more

Dexter - new trailer anti-sway system 23-Feb-2015

In mid-2014 Dexter Axle Co, a leading US manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for .. Read more

New Australian-made 4WD wheel from ROH 21-Jun-2014

The new Octagon aluminium wheel from ROH is available in 16x8 and 17x8 sizes, in full matt-black.. Read more

Hema Explorer Cloud 21-May-2014

The Hema Explorer Cloud is an on-line public track database powered by Hema Explorer app users. .. Read more

Hema's Savannah Way Map 15-May-2014

Hema has released a fifth-edition Savannah Way Map, covering the varied and interesting countr.. Read more

Hema Navigator HN7 25-Mar-2014

The Hema Navigator HN7 features a seven-inch screen with finger-touch display and 'finger fri.. Read more

Hema's Explorer Navigation app 08-Jan-2014

Hema's Explorer app combines Hema maps with 40,000 interactive points of interest (POI). .. Read more

Heat-shrink tubing packs from Narva 29-Nov-2013

Narva's new heat shrink tubing assortment packs contain assorted black and red heat shrink tubin.. Read more

Redarc 12V/24V/solar battery charger 18-Feb-2013

The REDARC BCDC1225 25 Amp In-vehicle Battery Charger is a three-stage DC-DC battery charger tha.. Read more