The arrival of a 5-door version to complement the fourth generation Jimny 3-door that has been a success story from launch.

Fifty years ago, Suzuki was a pioneer in developing a small Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with fourwheel drive capability and low fuel consumption. Suzuki Development of the original Jimny in 1968 and the LJ10 Jimny arrived in 1970 it was the first mass production 4WD in the Japanese domestic mini-car category.

Ram Trucks Australia has just put the finishing touches on its 20,000th right-hand drive pick-up.

In a market dominated by utes, Ram Trucks Australia has just put the finishing touches on its 20,000th right-hand drive pick-up.

Subaru’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) - the long-awaited Solterra all wheel drive SUV will be here early next year.

A firm favourite of rural families and those seeking to get off the beaten track, Subaru has announced the introduction of its first battery electric vehicle (BEV) with the longawaited Solterra all wheel drive SUV confirmed for here in early 2023.

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

The Jimney-JX-Safari.

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile and unique compact three-door model in the small four-wheel-drive vehicle sector.

Mahindra's new Pik Up.

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate – with one motoring journalist saying it had looks “only a mother could love.”

The Warlock's 5.7-litre V8 Hemi engine is a peach, pumping out 291kW and 556Nm of torque - mated to an 8-speed auto.

Having previously reviewed the RAM 1500 in 2020, we recently took the chance to get behind the wheel of the latest addition to the series - the RAM 1500 Warlock.

The D-Max has been updated including getting a 9-inch touchscreen.

While the New Year break is touted as a time to “recharge the batteries” the reality at a rural property is it’s a time to catch up on the to-do list, but with the grey Fergie having a flat tyre, it was also time for a re-think.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new global strategy that will see the Land Rover brand release six pure electric variants through its Range Rover, Discovery and Defender families, with the first all-electric variant arriving in 2024.

As I'm writing this review in early December, I’d like to make a prediction – the new Land Rover Defender should win the New Zealand Car of The Year title.

Given that we already know already the Subaru Forester is a great SUV – after all it won the 2018 New Zealand Car of the Year Award – we were keen to get to grips with the latest e-Boxer Hybrid.

With Ford holding the reins of the ute market since about 2014, it was always going to be a case of when – not if – Toyota NZ would deliver a model to compete.

While many car manufacturers set out to cater for all sectors of the market, it’s fair to say that Subaru has “stuck to its knitting”.

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