The world of cars is amazing. Only a true car lover can understand the depths of this world. From electric car to a hybrid, from a sedan to an SUV, there are millions of cars in the market. But, when we are talking about cars, it is obvious to know which one is the best and which one drives smoothly. Now there are many types of drive which determines the drive quality of any car. In this post, we will let you know about some of the top best-selling 4X4 cars in Australia. Basically, a 4X4 wheel drive or more popularly known as 4 Wheel drive (4WD) is a four-wheeled vehicle with a drivetrain which allows all four wheels to receive torque from the engine. It is mostly used to prevent vehicle from slipping. In this list, we have included the top best 4×4 cars which are available in Australia (To check the top 7 seater SUV models click here).
When it comes to best selling cars, Toyota HiLux is the undisputed champion. For more than three decades, this car has topped all the charts of the best selling cars in Australia. It has got a 3-litre turbo diesel engine which offers a power of 126kW and a powerful torque of 343 Nm. Since it is an old car which is trying to hide its age, there is nothing much to talk about design. In the name of design, an all-new nose and redesigned tail lights were introduced. Also, the cabin is not that stylish, the old gray trim and door panels have been changed to black which makes it look good if compared to the older version. It offers two variants with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. There is a better built-in navigation system, a rear view camera and six airbags, which are offered with the car.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
The fourth generation model of Land Cruiser which was launched in Australia in late 2009 has been a game changer. There is a redesigned dash, an all-new audio system and TFT info screen which adds to the beauty of the car. Apart from that, there is an all new five-column grille, which makes it is stylish as well as powerful. It is powered by a 3 liter turbo diesel engine and comes with all new 17-and 18-inch wheels along with settings for carry-over off-roading systems. The features of the car includes adjustable steering wheel, Cruise Control, Mobile Phone Connectivity, Power Steering, Trip Computer, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Traction Control System and Vehicle Stability Control. The car offers a maximum power of 127 kW and a maximum torque of 410Nm.
Price: $55,990 to $92,590 (For different variants)
Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE
No list of 4WD cars can be completed without the mention of Land Rover. This is powered by a 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 diesel engine which is supported by a smaller VGT unit handling low speed stuff along with a larger one chiming. Land Rover claims to consume 8.5-litres/100km as the tank is a handy tank of 82 litres. It offers an 8-speed sports automatic transmission, maximum power of 155kW and a maximum torque of 520Nm. The car has got the five star rating for the safety and is a comfort to drive. When it comes to the design and interiors, Land Rover Discovery offers some of the best class features.
Price: $68,000 to $78,000
Jeep Grand Cherokee
There is a reason that sales of Grand Cherokee have shot up by 3.5 times and the dealerships in Australia have doubled. The latest model offers an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is supported by a 3.6 liter V6 petrol engine. Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a maximum power of 210kW and a maximum torque of 347Nm. It is available in many other variants of engines which are capable of producing 344kW and 624Nm. Features include slim, high density bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, cruise control, paddle shifters, Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth and an excellent audio system. The audio system consists of a TFT customizable display, a six-speaker kit in the Laredo to nine speakers with subwoofer and 506W amplifier in Limited models. It offers 8 airbags, air brake system, electronic stability control and traction control. The company claims that Jeep consumes 10.1L/100km which shows that it is a thirsty car. It is a value packed, practical and offers appealing design. However, it has not got 5 star rating for safety and offers only 5 seats.
Price: From $44,000 to $77,000
Although this model is not yet available in Australia, but it will be launched at the start of 2015. The all new Navara is powered by a 2.3-litre turbo diesel engine, which is available in two different variants – a single turbo variant offering 118kW of power and 403Nm of torque, and a twin-turbo variant offering 140kW and 450Nm. The torque is achieved at just 1500rpm which is impressive but still Navara is a quieter car if compared with other cars of its class. It offers seven speed automatic transmission with a multilink rear suspension layout. The 18-inch alloy wheels offers a comfortable drive and offers a ground clearance of 228m. Features include dual-zone climate control, X-trail infotainment system, Blue tooth connectivity, dual front, front side and full length curtain airbags. The car also offers an excellent storage options and is spacious too (Read Nissan Dualis Model review here)
Price: $42,000 to $56,000
There are many other awesome 4X4 cars available in the market but these were the best top 5 selling cars. We hope that you have understood the reason behind the success of these cars. When it comes to cars, we want best and an affordable one. You can go for any of these cars as per your budget and your needs. Don’t forget to like and share the post. You can also share your opinions in the comment section. Remember, the cars we drive say a lot about us.