Even if you’re one who values the all-terrain aspects of a 4×4, clearly you’ve never had what is basically a motor boat sitting on chrome before. The Amphicruiser, as the name describes, will transport you across the elements of the earth — its 4.2-liter Toyota Landcruiser engine giving you the regular SUV aspects of a [...]


I know that look. I’ve seen it before, and I don’t like it. While we sit in our gleaming new 2013 Range Rovers somewhere in the lost hinterlands of southern Utah called Hog’s Canyon, two very serious hikers in German-flag emblazoned gear stare at us with bemusement. Like humans watching a squirrel trying to water [...]


19 Nov
Hydrogen fuel cell-powered G-Wagon takes off-roading to 2025

The engineers over at Mercedes-Benz took it upon themselves to resolve what a SUV would look like in the year 2025, keeping their landmark Gelandewagen as the logical base vehicle. Of course in the future we will be more environmentally conscious argues Benz, so the Ener-G-Force Concept will be powered by hydrogen fuel cell, augmented [...]


5 Oct
Nissan's zero emission ode to sustainable urban commuting

While there were many headturning unveilings at last week’s Paris Motor Show — including breathlessly hyped supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and even Peugeot —Nissan’s TeRRA SUV concept snuck through the press coverage with making much noise. Combining the Japanese automaker’s success with urban-relevant SUVs (e.g. Pathfinder, Juke, Murano etc) [...]


3 Apr
Off-road 4x4 monster built for 46th Annual Moab Easter Safari

For the 46th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep has created the monstrous Mighty FC Concept above. The aptly named Mighty FC is inspired by the seminal Jeep Forward Control, a proto-SUV built from 1956 to 1965 that kept length at a minimum (for maneuverability) but also managed to retain a full-length cargo box for [...]


15 Sep
Pulling one of the most beloved off-roaders into the 21st Century

The most iconic Land Rover of all time, the spare bones Defender, is getting a modernized resurrection via two new concepts: the DC100 and DC100 Sport. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show (where else this week, really) these two concepts aren’t just whimsical blog fodder, they’re actually intended for eventual production heading into 2015. The [...]


19 May
3 iterations of Kenny Hauk's off-road modification Midas touch

Kenny Hauk of Pennsylvania-based Hauk Designs puts his off-road modification Midas touch on the already classic Jeep Wrangler to create three purpose-built beasts: the Dune Raider, River Raider and Rock Raider. Each Hauk Raider is custom manufactured to personalized customer specifications, creating unstoppable off-road vehicles modified for the specific terrain you want to conquer: the [...]


13 Sep
Beats sweating your ass off in a Hummer all day

We live in Southern California, a place totally bereft of snow except on our tallest mountain ranges. We do have Glamis, however, home of a Mad Max-like world where sand rails, dirt bikes, quads and 4x4s rule the land with a mighty fist. This is where the Platune Sand-X would steal the show. Essentially a [...]

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