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Rally Tours will offer three 4WD departures for 2011 which will appeal to clients from NZ, Australia and the UK. Having completed a reconnaissance expedition in May this year the company is ready for a 50 day Silk Road trip. Starting from London and bound for Beijing the route passes through seven European countries before arriving in Istanbul. Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The west to east crossing of China will complete this amazing 16,000 km adventure. Starts...

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For further information, contact your Auckland branch water proof seat covers help to protect the upholstery. These items are cheap enough and will help retain the resale value of the vehicle at a later date. Also if carrying loads in the rear of a wagon consider a cargo barrier to keep heavy items from bouncing forward into the passenger area. Self recovery winch. Providing you have a good range of recovery equipment and mates to tow you out a winch is not absolutely necessary but it can make...

You Can Rent A 4wd

Want to go off on a 4WD trip but don't have a suitable vehicle How about hiring a 4WD so you can find out if you really like it. Overland 4WD Rentals, based in Christchurch, has no restriction on where you can go and provides safe and reliable vehicles with an open, up front, no hidden costs approach. Claimed to be NZ's only specialist 4WD rental company, and 100 percent Kiwi owned and operated, Overland offers local knowledge and free advice on where to go. Minimum hire period is three days,...

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Let's be crystal clear about BMW's intentions for the new X1 crossover vehicle. It's a vehicle that easily handles conditions such as mud, grass, snow and ice, but it's not a tough truck for the off-road enthusiast. It's far more of an urban cruiser that looks tough and will capture a market that is moving out of large petrol guzzling off-roaders. It's a perfect competitor for the Volkswagen Tiguan which has made great inroads into the local market and also the smaller but premium class...

W Peugeot 4007

TYPE Part-time 4WD five door station wagon No low range VERSIONS HDI five-seat manual HDI seven-seat Sport auto and Luxury auto MOTOR 2179 cc four cylinder turbo diesel, 115 kW 4000 rpm, 380 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION six-speed manual, six-speed dual clutch automatic TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 16.1 1 SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coils independent rear, independent multilink with stabiliser TYRES 215 70 R16 225 55R18 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE...

Toyota Land Cruiser 200

TYPE Full time 4WD seven seat station wagon, five doors. No low range MOTOR 3456 cc V6 petrol 24 valve 201 kW 6200 rpm 337 Nm 4700 rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed electronically controlled automatic with TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 14.72 1 SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut, rear, strut type dual link TYRES 245 55 R10 TURNING CIRCLE 11.8m LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WHEELBASE 4785 1910 1760 2790 mm TOWING 700 kg unbraked 2000 kg braked COMMENTS Sort of like a big RAV4. Good competent vehicle...

Nissan Pathfinder

TESTED September 2010, October 2010 TYPE Part time 4WD 5 door station wagon Low range MOTOR 2488 cc 4 cylinder common rail turbo intercooled diesel, 140 kW 4000 rpm, 450 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed automatic with manual mode TRANSFER RATIO 2.596 1 LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 33.85 1 diesel 31.20 1 SUSPENSION Front, independent double wishbone with coil over shock rear, independent multilink with coil springs TYRES 255 65R17 TURNING CIRCLE 11.9m LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WHEELBASE 4740 1860 1865...

Daihatsu Terios

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TYPE l nie 4WD 5-door Station Wagon No ow range VERSIONS 1.5L, 1.5SX MOTOR 1495cc inline 4 cylinder DOHC petrol, 77 kW 6000rpm, 140Nm 4400rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 19.3 1 15.2 1 SUSPENSION front, McPherson struts with coil springs rear, five-link TYRES 215 65 R16 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4075 1745 1740 2580 mm APPROACH, DEPARTURE ANGLES 38 37.5 deg TOWING 400 kg unbraked 1350kg braked

Volkswagen Tiguan

TYPE On demand 4WD 5 door station wagon no low range VERSIONS 2.4 petrol, 2.4 Ltd petrol, 2.2 diesel MOTOR 2362 cc petrol four 125 kW 6000rpm, 224 Nm 4000rpm 2231 cc turbo-diesel four, 100 kW 3600 rpm, 210 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic petrol 6-speed SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coil springs rear, double wishbone trailing arm with coils _ TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 17.71 1 petrol manual , 12.12 1 auto , 16.08 1 diesel TYRES 255 60R17...

Mitsubishi Pajero

SOURCE Japan TESTED September 2007 TYPE Part-time 4WD three door and five door wagon. Low range VERSIONS VRX short wheelbase , GLS, Exceed long wheelbase MOTOR 3828cc V6 petrol, 184 kW 6000 rpm 329 Nm 275 Orpm 3200 cc 4 cylinder DOHC common rail turbo diesel, 150 kW 3800 TRANSMISSION 5 speed auto with low range. LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 26.29 1 diesel 30.95 1 petrol SUSPENSION Front, double wishbones, coils, anti-roll bar Rear, multi- LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4385 1875 1800 2545 mm 4900...

Range Rover Vogue

Low range VERSIONS TDV8 and 5.0 V8 supercharged MOTOR Longitudinal V8 turbo diesel 3628cc, 200 kW 4000 rpm, 640 Nm 2000 rpm 4972cc V8 petrol supercharged, 375 kW 6000 rpm, 625 Nm 2500 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed auto with sequential shift, torque sensing centre diff, traction controL amp HDG TRANSFER RATIO 2.93 1 LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 43 1 SUSPENSION Front, electronic air suspension rear, electronic air LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4972 2034 1865 2880mm APPROACH...

Subaru Tribeca

TYPE Full-time 4WD 5 door station wagon no low range MOTOR 3630 cc horizontally-opposed six cylinder, 190 kW 6000 rpm, TRANSMISSION 5 speed automatic with manual mode SUSPENSION Front, McPherson strut with coils rear, self-levelling LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4855 1880 1685 2750mm TOWING 750 kg unbraked 2000 kg braked COMMENTS New engine and lightweight gearbox make this a much better option, as does latest styling TYPE ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE FIVE-DOOR STATION WAGON no low-range VERSIONS 2.0D...

Mitsubishi Asx Ground Clearance

TYPE Part-time 4WD five door station wagon No low range VERSIONS LS, Sport D4-Sport MOTOR 1998cc cc four cylinder petrol, 112 kW 6000 rpm, 200 Nm 4200 rpm 1798 cc turbo diesel, 112 kW 4000 rpm, 305 Nm 2000 rpm. TRANSMISSION 6 speed sport mode CVT automatic petrol 6 speed LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 15.5 diesel SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coils independent Rear, independent multilink with stabiliser TYRES 215 65R16 215 60R17 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6 m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4295 1770...

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Waimiha Saw Mill

With a four-wheel drive vehicle you have the urge to explore the New Zealand country side but as others have found out there are many places you just cannot get to because of access restrictions or the problems and dangers of venturing into the wilderness on your own. New Zealand may be small but there is so much of this amazing countryside of ours waiting out there for us to explore and absorb the breathtaking and unique scenery. The answer to getting there is often heading off on a tag-along...

The New 2011 Nissan XTrail

Nissan Trail 2011

The world is changing for 4WD enthusiasts, with fewer and fewer tough trucks being introduced, and SUVs - or as we prefer to call them, recreational 4WDs - becoming the norm. Still all is not lost, and those who want an off-road-capable vehicle still have choices, though in the wagon market they are becoming more and more expensive. utilities which are not just becoming more luxurious, but more and more capable of tackling even the toughest terrain as they adopt latest technology on top of...