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Articles by Bruce McMahon

Bruce McMahon

Bruce McMahon

Contributing Journalist

Bruce McMahon is a former News Limited journalist, who has decades of experience as an automotive expert. He now contributes to CarsGuide Adventure.

Just a short ferry ride from outside Brisbane, this is the world's second...Read more
Mitsubishi's heritage in Australia runs back 40 years to the Chrysler D-50 of the late 1970s which became the LS200 before the second generation landed as the Mitsubishi Triton in the mid-1980s. Cheap and cheerful – some early utes ran with three-on-the-tree – those early Mitsus proved to be a...Read more
Sand is both friend and foe to off-road drivers. Hard-packed surfaces at...Read more
A strange caper this ever-growing SUV business. On one hand Australians are flocking to the showrooms for soft-roaders, faux four-wheel drives often disguised as hatchbacks or coupes; on the other there’s been new-found interest from manufacturers in proper four-wheel drives, capable of handling...Read more
The Isuzu MU-X is a solid player among the real four-wheel drives out there. While sales figures – 8087 last year – may not yet frighten the likes of Toyota’s Prado – almost 16,000 in 2017 – the Thai-built Isuzu wagon has garnered a loyal following since arriving in showrooms five years back. There...Read more
QUEENSLAND’S history-soaked Condamine River is a steadfast contributor to...Read more

Or at least buying up the necessary gear. Or just worried about the...Read more

The Bentley GT is an imposing machine with long and broad and muscled body...Read more

And it is now confident of becoming a major global player. The...Read more

It is early days yet but Foton's Tunland has potential to find a niche in...Read more

... convert the machines for local roads. Performax has for more than...Read more

MAZDA zooms toward the top of the ute class with the all-new, bigger and...Read more
Volkswagen Australia have thrown a two-wheel drive wagon into the Tiguan...Read more
THE diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee could be this summers sleeper; an off-...Read more
Toyota is polishing up the HiLux team, readying for a fierce season as new...Read more

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Running a three litre engine producing 177kW and 550Nm of torque, the...Read more

The move for ABS across the range coincides with a mild refresh for the...Read more

The updated Jaguar XF is sharper and bolder than before and very...Read more