off roading

  • Destination Frontier

    The custom-built go-anywhere Nissan Frontier costs about $44,000—if you have to put a price on freedom.

  • 2019 New York International Auto Show highlights
    One of off-roading's founding fathers says we all want to break the law, a little

    Bruce Meyers ran with people you probably shouldn’t trust with your wallet. His early adult life in the 1960s was basically a Beach Boys song. Now, in his mid-90s, Meyers recollects his past success and misfortunes in winding allegories that meander like his buggies on a beach—they...

  • Avtoros Shaman 8x8 on the road
    Russian off-roader: the Avtoros Shaman 8x8 can conquer any terrain

    A number of vehicles do the job just fine off road. Land Rovers, Jeeps, and Toyotas can go most places where regular vehicles cannot. For the more adventurous set, there exists a class of vehicle that goes above and beyond. One such machine is the massive Avtoros Shaman. With its eight driven...

  • Michelin Tweel is available for use on UTVs
    The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available for UTVs

    The Tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now. If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire. Michelin has been developing its Tweel for over 10 years and first launched a commercial version six years ago for skid steer...

  • Land Rover to restore 1948 pre-production model
    Land Rover marks 70 years of making its own roads

    April 30th is a special day for the Land Rover brand. On April 30 day 70 years ago, the very first Land Rover was revealed at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show. Since then, a total of 7,357,676 Land Rovers have been built, as of April 30,2018. To mark the occasion, Land Rover held a special live...

  • Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol
    Custom Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol wants to be the best overlanding SUV

    Off-roading draws a dedicated following that pursues a variety of enthusiast avenues. Nissan wants to capitalize on that love affair and plans to show off a pretty wild Armada, but the brand wants fan input first. Next month, Nissan will unveil the Armada Mountain Patrol, which it hopes will be the...

  • 2018 GMC Desert Fox Sierra concept at Dubai Motor Show

    The original 1977 GMC Desert Fox Jimmy remains an obscure off-road offering, but GMC brand set out to celebrate its 40th anniversary with what we believe is one of the coolest GMC Sierras in a long time. Enter the GMC Desert Fox Sierra concept. GMC quietly debuted the concept truck at the 2017 Dubai motor show alongside an original 1979 Desert Fox Jimmy sporting the same exterior colors and off-road-inspired design. Based on the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, the brand outfitted the truck with multiple throwback cues that recall the original. Most notable are the graphics and exterior hue, which takes...

  • Jon Olsson's custom Mercedes-Benz G500
    Skier Jon Olsson shows off his monstrous 800-hp Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4

    Jon Olsson isn't just a professional freeskier and ski racer, he's also a horsepower junkie. Why do we say that? Because he owns multiple wild creations that make in excess of 800 horsepower, including one of the most rambunctious Rolls-Royce Wraiths we've ever seen. Now, there's this: his new...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    A hardcore SVX Land Rover Defender might be in the works

    It's unclear what the next-generation Land Rover Defender will bring when it finally arrives—Land Rover says it's "not far away"—but we do know the brand is absolutely committed to retaining its off-road appeal. Whatever go-anywhere capability it may have, Land Rover is reportedly...

  • Rockstar Energy Moab Extreme Off-roader Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Concept
    Hyundai bringing Moab off-roader Santa Fe Sport concept to 2017 SEMA show

    The SEMA show never fails to offer extreme concept vehicles, and Hyundai has published an image of its first concept that will head to the show: the Rockstar Energy Moab Extreme Off-roader Santa Fe Sport Concept. Yes, that's a mouthful, and the laundry list of supporting modifications is nearly as...

  • Toyota FJ Cruiser Final Edition
    Toyota says goodbye to the FJ Cruiser with this Final Edition

    Yes, Toyota is still making the FJ Cruiser. You haven't seen them on dealer lots here in North America for some years now, but a handful of other markets continued to get the retro-styled off roader. That's all coming to an end soon, though, and Toyota is saying goodbye to its FJ with an...

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4²
    This Mercedes G-Wagen/E-Class mash-up is the off-roader we've always wanted

    No, this is not some sham or gimmick of a rendering—this Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4² is very real and it comes straight from the brilliantly twisted mind of a Mercedes-Benz engineer. First, let's start with where this project began. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain was...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

    Chevrolet says the 2017 Colorado ZR2 sits in a "segment of one," with exclusive off-road attributes and mid-size proportions to take it through the toughest, tightest trails. The brand wants to prove those claims with a new video, which shows the Colorado ZR2 taking on Badlands off-road park. With 800 acres of dirt, sand, and mud, the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is right at home at Badlands. Engineers and development teams put the pickup through its paces to prove the brand's claims all while taking a couple shots at the Ford Raptor. Chevrolet likes to point out the Colorado ZR2 is a much smaller...

  • Polaris RZR XP1K4
    RJ Anderson stunts Polaris RZR XP1K4 for serious off-road action

    No matter how you get your kicks, whether that's at the drag strip, on a road course, or by taking the unbeaten path, there's a toy for everyone. Take the Polaris RZR XP1K4 for example. This little bugger means business. Boasting a 999cc DOHC, twin-cylinder turbocharged engine, it cranks out 110...

  • The Chevy C70-based Survivor Truck - image: Survivor Truck
    Survivor Truck: For Those Who Take Armageddon Seriously

    Zombies, it seems, have turned the end of the world into a commercial opportunity for businesses ranging from auto customizers through ammunition suppliers. While many companies build products that look stout, there are no guarantees they’ll get the job done when the fertilizer really does...

  • 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
    Ford Racing’s Raptor Assault Program: Our Kind Of Driver’s Ed

    If you buy a high-performance automobile, there is no shortage of factory-backed training programs to teach you how to be both fast and safe behind the wheel. Porsche has its own academy, as do AMG and BMW, while automakers like SRT and Fiat rely on the services of others. Buy a serious off-roader...

  • AM General's Humvee, coming soon in kit form
    Under Consideration: Build-Your-Own Humvee Kit From AM General

    The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, more commonly known as the Humvee, has been the general purpose vehicle of choice for the U.S. military since 1984. Deployed in operations worldwide, the Humvee’s versatility and go-anywhere design even spawned the now-defunct Hummer civilian...

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