BLOG: OFF-ROAD VEHICLE FEATURES YOU MUST HAVE!
Find out the top four vehicle features you should be considering when shopping around for a new 4x4 ...
IF YOU’RE ON THE HUNT FOR A TOUGH AND VERY CAPABLE OFF-ROAD VEHICLE, WE HAVE FEW TIPS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER WHEN SHOPPING AROUND!
The beauty about off-road vehicles is that you have the flexibility of driving with ease through busy cityscape and then transition to a completely different terrain with rugged roads and deep trenches. When shopping around for the perfect off-road vehicle, we have a few features that you should note before investing in a model that might not suit your needs.
With the popularity of big SUV and 4WD vehicles increasing within the Australian market, it can often be hard to see what’s happening from behind. A reversing camera is a feature that is absolutely necessary for any off-road vehicle. Not only will it be a useful safety feature for spotting small children or animals, but it also helps you to avoid hitting any hidden objects that could damage your new car!
Ground clearance is a great feature that offers a substantial amount of height from the bottom of your car to the ground (or rocky objects). Whilst most cars are designed to have substantially high ground clearance, newer models now have a built-in button feature that will lift your car even higher off the ground. This isn’t a bad feature to consider if you’re looking for versatility and don’t want the height when driving around the suburbs.
Crawl Control: A selling feature that you should be aware of when off-road vehicle shopping is the control system and in particular Crawl Control. This feature establishes the easy transition from smooth suburban roads to the rugged outback. Assisting vehicles to ascend hills with ease, crawl control can automatically assess the type of terrain the vehicle is driving on and adjust accordingly!
Hill Descent Control: On the other hand, the opposite control system you should also be aware of is Hill Descent Control. Hill Descent Control is a safety feature that assists drivers with speed and mobility when moving downhill. Essentially, it offers more confidence and steering ability for the driver to avoid loss of control.
One important safety feature that you should assess before purchasing an off-road vehicle is the tyre’s grip. Some models can handle tough terrain and dirt roads better than sharp turns found in a city. We suggest that you think about the kind of lifestyle you plan to have and eliminate the off-road models that do and don’t suit your driving needs.
At Tony White Group, we have over 25 dealerships that span across Australia’s Eastern States. Our Dealerships represent over 40 brands that stock tough terrain vehicles suited for a variety of lifestyle needs. Contact our specialist team today and see how we can help you choose a vehicle in preparation for your next holiday!
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