Off-road

  • Venturi commits to Extreme E electric SUV race series

    Formula E plans to launch a new series focused on electric off-road vehicles called Extreme E, and it has its first committed team. Venturi, an electric vehicle company and current Formula E team, announced it will participate in the Extreme E series in an announcement last week Tuesday. Venturi, based in Monaco, has been part of Formula E since its inaugural season in 2014. A few of the company's other achievements include the longest unassisted distance record for an electric vehicle (9,258 miles), and land speed world records with various other electric vehicles. Its latest vehicle, the...

  • Ken Block's Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC
    Watch Ken Block thrash his new Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC in Moab

    Ken Block has a new toy, and thanks to a video from the Hoonigan crew, we're invited to come along as Block tests his Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC for the first time. Block and the Hoonigans published the video on YouTube last Thursday. It features the star drifter and rally racer putting the modified...

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    First drive review: 2020 Jeep Gladiator is armored for battle

    The 2020 Jeep Gladiator brings all the right hardware to the mid-size pickup truck fight. It’s even dressed for battle. Pundits might argue that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a Wrangler with a pickup truck bed, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. The Gladiator shares its retro design that...

  • Lamborghini LM002
    Lamborghini has considered an off-road LM002 successor

    The Lamborghini LM002 has been on the minds of executives inside the Italian automaker and its CEO, Stefano Domenicali, said the brand has considered a successor to the Rambo Lambo. Domenicali wouldn't provide many other details in a conversation with Motor Trend published Thursday, but an LM002...

  • Hennessey Performance Engineering Ford VelociRaptor Ranger
    Hennessey gives Ford Ranger claws with 350-hp VelociRaptor Ranger

    Ford has no plans to introduce the current Ranger Raptor in the United States, so Hennessey Performance Engineering will essentially do it for the automaker. On Monday, the Texas-based tuning company announced the Ford VelociRaptor Ranger. The VelociRaptor name should be familiar to anyone who...

  • Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on G-Class experience center in Austria
    Off-road playpen: Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on G-Class experience center in Austria

    Fans will have the chance to experience the second-generation of the stalwart Mercedes-Benz G-Class without buying one as the brand announced it broke ground on a new experience center on Monday. The center will open in Graz, Austria. The country is also home to G-Class production at the Magna...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team has less to do than initially planned. Land Rover scrapped plans for an ultra-opulent Range Rover SV Coupe in late January, and now we learn that the hardcore Discovery SVX off-roader is no longer headed to production. Autocar reported the model's death on Friday, though Jaguar-Land Rover spokesman Nathan Hoyt told Motor Authority the final decision was made months ago. The brand quietly sent a bulletin to customers who had placed orders for the Discovery SVX to explain the model was no longer planned. Notably, the SUV added JLR's supercharged...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
    Chevrolet says 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison is sold out

    Build a high-performance model, especially for a pickup, and the buyers will come. The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is already sold out for 2019. Chevrolet trucks marketing director, Sandor Piszar, told GM Authority in a Sunday report that all 2,000 units for the 2019 model year are spoken for...

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Civilian Mercedes-Benz G-Class turns 40

    This year marks 40 years since the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class made its debut, and the brand told the story of its inception on Wednesday to mark the occasion. Originally, the G Wagon, or Gelandewagen, was conceived as a military vehicle. However, Mercedes-Benz and the Austrian firm...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Urus, Palm Springs media drive, December, 2018
    Video highlights Lamborghini Urus Off-Road Package

    The Lamborghini Urus aims to be more than a flashy parking lot crawler. The Italian firm wants owners to get the super SUV dirty. In a video published in January, the brand detailed the Urus' Off-Road Package for buyers who want to go off the beaten path. The package includes a different exterior...

  • Land Rover Defender-based 6x6 SUV
    This 2018 Land Rover Defender 6x6 can be yours for $350,000

    Maybe a Land Rover Defender 6x6 isn't your first choice for a vehicle, but for those with healthy checking accounts, this would make a fine weekend warrior. Listed for sale via duPont Registry is this Defender-based 6x6 SUV. It comes from Ontario, Canada-based Urban Warrior, which builds the custom...

  • 2020 SCG Boot (Edit)
    Two-door SCG Boot off-roader due in May, four-door coming next year for $287,500

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, the American racing team and sports car builder, is shifting its focus with its next vehicle. It's called the Boot and it takes its inspiration from the original Baja Boot that GM engineer and hot rodder Vic Hickey designed for the inaugural Baja 1000 in 1967. While...

  • 2019 Lexus NX

    Some sort of performance-oriented SUV could be in Lexus' future, and the brand is in "active conversation" about what form it could take. It would mark the first time the F performance badge would appear on a crossover or SUV. Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at Lexus, shared the insight ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, according to a Motor1 report this past Sunday. Ericksen admitted the brand questions if on-road performance is a better investment than off-road performance for F. There are two distinct routes Lexus and the F division may take. One is a...

  • Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV
    Electric Volkswagen off-road SUV on the table

    The Volkswagen brand may build a dedicated off-road electric SUV as part of the ID family of vehicles. Call us intrigued. Auto Express reported on Thursday that VW is considering building an off-road electric SUV and said VW’s strategic head Michael Jost is personally championing the effort...

  • Jeep Wrangler 6x6 with Hellcat V-8 by Exotic Custom Motorsports
    This is not a drill: Jeep Wrangler 6x6 with 707-hp Hellcat V-8 exists

    If America had an official SUV, it would probably look something like this. Hellcat power has eluded the Jeep Wrangler from the factory, but the mad individuals at Exotic Custom Motorsports in Huntington Beach, California, have gone ahead and done it. Oh, and for good measure, they tacked on a...

  • Rendering of Jeep Gladiator Hercules Photo: Jeep Gladiator Forum
    Jeep may have high-performance Gladiator Hercules pickup in the works

    Jeep revealed its long-awaited Gladiator pickup truck last November and now it appears off-road-focused brand may have a performance-oriented version in the works. On Tuesday, Motor1 spotted information posted on the Jeep Gladiator Forum. A forum staff member published what he calls inside...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the mud
    How to drive through mud in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    Off-roading isn't simply sprinting through rugged terrain or crawling over rocks with the knowledge that the vehicle will handle whatever comes its way. There are proper steps to prevent a truck or SUV from getting stuck. Mercedes-Benz shared a video on Wednesday to show owners of the 2019 G-Class...

  • Kyle DeLuc Christmas tree run
    Kyle LeDuc gets a Christmas tree in typical off-road fashion

    'Tis the season to deck the halls, and Kyle LeDuc picked up his Christmas tree in the only way imaginable for the off-road racer: with high-flying jumps, pedal-to-the-metal action, and dirt-spraying slides. The five-time champion of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series released this video of the familiar...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 with off-road performance package

    The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 is available with more power thanks to a new Off-Road Performance Package announced on Monday. Specifically, takers get 435 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque, which reflects increases of 15 hp and 9 lb-ft over the standard Sierra AT4. The package is only available for the 6.2-liter V-8. The power increases come by way of a cat-back exhaust and new performance air intake. The Off-Road Performance Pack also adds 18-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. All of this equipment was already available separately, but now it comes together in one package. The price of...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
    2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison first drive: Heavy hitting in the off-roading sand box

    Ford launched the F-150 SVT Raptor almost a decade ago to thunderous applause. The reasons were fairly apparent. Big truck. Giant wheels. Pro-level suspension. Power. Most people just reveled in the way the overtly in-your-face Raptor tickled the funny bone of our collective truck-loving id; the...

  • 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6
    2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 for sale in US for $1.69M

    A few years ago, Mercedes-AMG showed off the wild G63 6x6—a G-Class with six wheels, three axles, and plenty of off-road chops. They've long been sold out after a run of 100 production vehicles, but one has surfaced for sale. Listed on eBay in the United States, this 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6...

  • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck with Hall Racing ZR2
    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts toughen up the off-road truck

    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 owners now have an arsenal of 15 factory race parts at their disposal. Chevy announced Tuesday it has launched a catalog of race-tested performance parts to enhance the Colorado ZR2's off-road capability. The new parts focus on desert running and more high-speed off-road...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison to start at $48,045

    The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, which adds a host of extra off-road goodies, will start at $48,045 when it goes on sale in January. The price reflects an extended cab model; crew cabs start at $49,645. Prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge. The Colorado ZR2 Bison includes...

  • 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12
    2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 intersects off-roading and upscale

    Ram has added a dose of luxury to its popular off-road 1500 Rebel model. The brand announced Friday the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 package, which combines some of Ram's luxury and technology features with the off-road capability of the Rebel. The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 begins life as a standard Rebel...

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