Tag: 4×4

Move Over, The Aristocratic 2015 Range Rover is Here: Review

LR Range Rover on Location photo

Seeing as Chicago was in the dead of winter, and snow and ice fell upon us as if it were one of the plagues of Egypt, my last few press vehicles had all been rugged 4×4’s. Obviously, the constant barrage of ice, and snow didn’t exactly make for the greatest conditions for any Hellcats or McLarens. Add to that the constant salting of the road, and you can see why the few Jeeps, the Chevy Colorado, and the luxurious Ford F-150 King Ranch were around. Continue Reading »

Thrashing the Mercedes ML63 AMG in Snow and Ice

Mercedes SUV ML63 AMG Snow image

This is the final Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, in case you didn’t know. It’s powerful as hell, but also a grocery getter — meaning that it will destroy probably destroy your groceries on the ride home. Next month at the New York Auto Show, the ML63 will be replaced reintroduced as the GLE63. That “G” in GLE stands for Geländewagen, which literally translates to “cross-country vehicle.” Continue Reading »

Jeep’s 7 Easter Safari Concepts are Crazy Cool

Jeep® Chief Concept

Every year Jeep graces the off-road community with a collection of concepts to take on the Moab Easter Safari. And every year they’re pretty awesome. This year marks the 49th anniversary of the beloved event, and the concepts are no less awesome, if you couldn’t already tell. Continue Reading »

Next Gen Land Rover Defender Coming Stateside in 2018

Land Rover DC100

The next generation of the Land Rover Defender is set to debut in 2018 and make its way across the ocean to US shores. The existing Defender is being phased out in December 2015, but Land Rover didn’t initially release any details on a successor or when it would be available. Continue Reading »

The Chevy Colorado Proves Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Review

Chevy Colorado review photo

Over the last decade, manufacturers declared that small trucks no longer served a purpose; their customers only wanted full size pickups. They believed people who wanted a truck needed it to be able to haul more, tow more, and fit a small cadre of people in the back seats. Automakers thought they needed something that could tow a space shuttle or rip a tree straight out of the ground with more torque than a monster truck. Continue Reading »

Jeep Renegade Concept is an Off-Road Party Machine

jeep renegade hard steel concept photo

When someone says the word ‘Jeep’, what do you think of? For many, thoughts of rock-crawling and trail riding immediately come to mind. But Mopar is showing a different side of the Jeep brand just in time for the Geneva Motor Show – its party side.  Continue Reading »

Protect the Cul-de-sac With This Military Volkswagen

volkswagen iltis military photo

While the mentality has existed forever, the idea of ‘doomsday prepping’ has recently begun to catch on in the mainstream. We’ve got prepping reality TV shows, prepper food storage companies, and even bunker-building firms. But what’s the perfect out-of-the-box prepper vehicle?  Continue Reading »

The Callaway Range Rover is Pure ’90s Nostalgia


You’ve heard of the Callaway Corvettes, but how about the Callaway Range Rover? Well in 1998, racer and tuner Reeves Callaway turned his attention from building high-powered Chevys to turning up the performance of the British luxury ute. Land Rover North America sent over a total of 220 orders intended only for the US market. Callaway delivered.  Continue Reading »

Check Out Deadmau5′s New Custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Deadmau5 photo

Deadmau5 has a reputation for liking fast cars. The most famous of the lot was the Ferrari 458 Italia “Purrari” that had a light blue wrap with Nyan Cat that made Ferrari none too happy. This was followed by a Lamborghini Huracan and a McLaren 650S. Now he’s adding something a little more rugged to his garage with a custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

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Volkswagen Syncro Can Make a Van Fan Out of You

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A van is not everybody’s purveyor of a good time, but spend a weekend camping or cruising trails in a Volkswagen Syncro… and you just might have a change of heart. These plucky all-wheel-drive Vanagons made landfall in the US in 1986. Though they didn’t sell like hotcakes, they have enjoyed a fiercely cult-like following.  Continue Reading »