2020 Jeep

2020 Jeep Wrangler

The iconic Jeep Wrangler – one of the most recognised vehicles in the world – delivers off-road capability and on-road practicality. The off-road ability is the product of more than seven decades of Jeep’s 4×4 engineering experience. That’s all well and good – but it’s the Wrangler’s fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops that allow it to seamlessly morph into …

MaxedOut

Maxed-out Gladiator

Vehicle customisation is nothing new, but when you take a hi-spec vehicle to start with, and the customisation is done by the manufacturer – you end up with something special. And that’s exactly the case with this one-off Hilux Gladiator.     Already a highly spec’d model, this version of the Hilux SR5 has been uniquely modified beyond recognition into …

A workhorse packed with personality The 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Jeep’s new Gladiator seems to have found  that precarious balance between practical workhorse and plaything. It’s a capable midsize truck that offers open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, solid on and off-road dynamics and a host of safety and advanced technology features. The company line is “Unquestionably a truck and instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is …

An authentic icon

The G-Class, the luxury off-road vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, has long been considered a design icon. Its external appearance has not changed significantly since 1979, as its unmistakable shape is its trademark, meaning in 2019 the G-Class is very retro cool. But add its extraordinary off-road attributes and sumptuous interior and you have a dead-set trendsetter in the off-road segment. Individual …

Gather the facts when buying a second hand EWP

There is no doubt that buying second hand is a cost effective way to become an owner of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform. However people must ensure their EWP meets New Zealand and Australian Standards (AS/NZS1418.10, 2011), otherwise the cost may be high, whatever the purchase price. Phil Tindle, CEO of the Elevated Work Platform Association (EWPA) says buying second …

Review: Mazda BT-50 GSX is a smooth operator.

By Damien O’Carroll The current Mazda BT-50 is arguably a better ute than the Ford Ranger, particularly when it comes to value for money. But it has always been the Ford’s more traditional and truck-like looks that have seen it win out over the Mazda. With the recently facelifted BT-50 Mazda New Zealand decided on a change of direction in …