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A Jeep built for the Apocalypse video

The "Extreme Utility Vehicle" based on a Jeep Wrangler built by Rezvani Motors in the US.

So, a Jeep Wrangler isn't macho enough for you, and a Range Rover isn't exclusive enough?

BMW SUV gets its M injection

The first high-performance BMW X3 - the M40i, coming to New Zealand next month.

We're in Portugal to drive BMW's new high-performance X3.

Eclipse Cross shades other Mitsubishi SUVs

Ignore the promo number plate: we're driving this Eclipse Cross right here in NZ, around Porirua Harbour.

We catch an early drive of Mitsubishi's coupe-style SUV on Kiwi roads.

Volvo scales up SUV effort with latest XC60

New XC60 SUV is based on same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as XC90.

Swedish maker's new-gen design template makes it to mid-size SUV.

Is this the world's fastest SUV?

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio SUV on its record run around Nurburgring.

Italian high-riding hot rod claims Nurburgring lap record.

More Allure in this Pug

Allure sits in between entry Active and flagship GT models. Looks more premium than $45k price suggests.

The mid-range model is the sweet spot for French maker's new medium-SUV.

New ute entry mocks high NZ prices

The LDV T60 ute.

NZ importer of Chinese-built LDV vehicles on attack saying Kiwis paying too much for "over-priced over-hyped utes".

Rangie goes from Sport to sexy

Velar is road-friendly, but still feels like a proper Range Rover.

Sexiest Range Rover ever lands in NZ.

Spain's Leon Cupra plain good fun on Kiwi roads

Hot Leon Cupra is Seat's hero car: think VW Golf R power at GTi money. It's a fun, fun drive.

We get a first taste of Seat's hot-hatch.

Peugeot puts 'swish' into SUV

Out-there styling is still a feature of new 3008. But the packaging is much more conventional.

Can the European Car of the Year cut it in New Zealand?

Weird SUVS from France

Making a 4WD car is easy for Citroen: with the 2CV Sahara, it just put an engine at either end.

For strange SUVs, the go-to country is France.

Cactus dials back prickles

Latest Cactus is slightly cheaper, smoother to drive  - but still an extrovert.

A few key changes have made this Citroen less of a shock to the system.

Porsche unveils fastest SUV video

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

German brand takes the SUV into supercar territory.

Supercharged off-road SUV video

Land Rover Discovery SVX.

British brand gives its latest SUV a hardcore off-road upgrade.

Sci-fi SUV pushes boundaries video

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars gets you a silent SUV that will romp away from supercars at the traffic lights.

We let Tesla's Autopilot 8.1 do its thing in the always-connected Model X.

China's upscale SUVs hit NZ

H2 carries some big-SUV styling cues, but it's a city-car at heart.

Can China's "premium" SUV brand cut it in New Zealand?

Porsche restyles SUV video

The new 2018 Porsche Cayenne.

A 2018 New Zealand arrival date flagged as German brand evolves its flagship SUV.

Mazda's NZ snow show video

New CX-5 has both i-Activ AWD and G-Vectoring Control; CX-9 lacks the latter, but that changes this month.

Sliding around in SUVs on top of Mount Pisa, near Queenstown.

T-Roc baby SUV revealed

2018 Volkswagen T-Roc.

Long-awaited Volkswagen T-Roc is the company's fourth SUV.

VW confirms Microbus return video

Volkswagen's I.D. Buzz which has been confirmed for production in 2022.

New model resembling the I.D. Buzz concept to go into production in 2022.

Really weird Merc G-wagens

Why have four wheels when you can have six (and 6WD) with your G 63?

Mercedes-Benz's off-roader can be both versatile and very strange.

Merc's SUV bookends

Not your average cab-chassis: G-Professional is essentially a military-spec farm vehicle.

They're both SUVs made by Mercedes, but this pair couldn't be more different.

Mucking about in Holdens video

Addition of Holden's 1.4-litre turbo engine has perked the Trax up considerably.

Join us for an SUV-skid at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground.

This Volvo goes old school

Volvo V90 CC has all the design cues and tech of the XC90 SUV, but it's 235mm lower. Way cooler too?

Latest CC recalls Volvo's past. But there's nothing old-fashioned about it.

BMW teases new X2

A BMW teaser pic of the new X2 SUV.

Bavarian automaker has given a sneak peek of its latest SUV.

Maxed-out Mini proves practical

Countryman is a Mini, but it's also an SUV - and not particularly small compared with rival SUVs.

Countryman is the Mini for every-person thanks to its enlarged dimensions. But does it retain the personality that defines the brand?

Early play in new Holden SUV video

Holden engineers still tweaking Acadia for local consumption. We won't see it on sale until 2018.

There's a lot that's secret about Holden's new seven-seater. But we've sampled it anyway.

Expect more on-road Range Rovers video

Land Rover's chief design officer Gerry McGovern with the Evoque, the first truly city-friendly Range Rover.

Urban jungle is the focus for many new Land Rover models.

X-Trail is a surprisingly big deal

New V-shaped grille gives familiar X-Trail more of a Nissan-2017 look.

World's largest-selling SUV (yes, really) gets a little tweak for 2017.

Highlander has high ground in names

Highlander has been recently face-lifted, and has a new nose.

Great name - in New Zealand? But in Aussie?

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