We all know the charmingly gruff Jeep Wrangler will be more modernized for the next generation “JL” due in 2018. But rumor has it the company is now asking customers how they’d feel about no more manual transmissions.
I went to Somogybabod in Hungary to witness the 30th edition of the largest off-road festival in Central Europe. This is what happened during taking on a few kilos of mud.
The original Jeep Cherokee (XJ) was a solid-axle 4x4 with true low range and loads of off-road potential. The current Cherokee (KL) is a smooth, comfortable crossover. That hasn’t stopped owners from trying to jack it up and cram mud tires on it though, and it looks like somebody’s work has finally paid off.
Australia is a beautiful, vast country with hardly anybody living it. That’s why some 70 percent of the landmass has no cell coverage. But there are still enough people around to try and come up with a creative strategy for backcountry communication.
Toyota sent their pro drivers Andy Bell and Ryan Millen to take the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro to the western hemisphere’s northernmost road for some spectacular photo ops. The white truck can be hard to spot in the snow, but when you can see it, it’s quite a sight to behold.
The 2017 Ram Power Wagon was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show on a hydraulic platform that showcased how much the truck could tilt. Impressed, or happier with the lift kit you’ve got on that rusty old Dakota?
Jonathan Ward’s outfit ICON 4X4 takes ratty old Land Cruisers and completely retools them. We’re talking scratch-built frames, huge supercharged V8s, and painstaking attention to detail with stratospheric price-tags to match. We figured nobody could bare to beat up on a vehicle like that. We figured wrong.
Turns out Arnold Schwarzenegger had a vintage Mercedes once. It’s just not a cushy old W108 sedan, that’s all.
Southern California has been pummeled with rain this week, and San Diego took the brunt of the flooding. Some Lamborghinis made it through, some cars didn’t. But Baja 1000 racer Elias Hanna helped as many as he could; pushing stranded cars to safety with his lifted Jeep Wrangler.
The internet loves to dump on automakers shilling dress-up kits for cars as special editions, but I’m telling you Chevy is laughing all the way to the bank with this. Why not offer more stickers and steel bars at the dealership? Plus this camo is way sexy.
U.S. Specialty Vehicles is offering a rebody for the Ford Super Duty that effectively turns the pickup into an oligarch assault vehicle. Not sure about its actual war readiness but it’s certainly going to scare the hell out of your neighbor’s Range Rover.
This offensive nest of metal plates is allegedly the latest Red Bull mobile party machine. They were going for “armored moon vehicle,” how are we feeling about that?
Land Rover Defenders don’t usually go fast. But when they do, they look hilarious, unstoppable, and way too much fun.
We can talk about how bad we all want a Jeep Wrangler pickup, how insane it is to spend $178,000 on something just a few short years ahead of a horse-drawn carriage, or we can bask in the glory of what may be the most beast modern Jeep on Earth.
No, not that kind of Coke and no, not that kind either.
The Jeep Wrangler is still the quintessential American off-roader. It’s also gawky, inefficient, and built to the standards of a cereal box toy. But we buy Wranglers in droves, love them like pets, and hang on to them like heirlooms. I think that proves there’s a little car enthusiast in all of us.
For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail…
I was so excited when Doug DeMuro invited me to off-road his Hummer! Of course when I got to his house; “Hah, no, I’m not paying for gas to drive all the way to the woods. Don’t worry. I got some fun roads for you to try.” ...I should seen the red flags right there.
Want to try off-road driving, but you’re not sure how to start? All you really need’s a cheap truck and a little patience. We’ll walk you through the rest in this primer on how to have an awesome day in the dirt, no expensive accessories or khaki shirts required.