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4X4 Australia: February 2018 issue is on sale February 1

By Tristan Tancredi, 29 Jan 2018 News

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Complete 2018 4x4 of the Year coverage, a mean LC79 thug truck, and a trip to Fraser Island with Isuzu UTE Australia.

THE February 2018 issue of 4X4 Australia will be on sale from February 1.

Not only does this issue feature complete coverage of the 2018 4x4 of the Year award, but we’ve slotted in one of the meanest custom-built LC79s to be found on Aussie tracks – aptly named ‘Thug Truck’.

We also sneaked a peek at Synergy Manufacturing’s Jeepster Commando, a rig that stole the spotlight at the 2017 SEMA Show. Plus, we packed our boardies and took off to Fraser Island for Isuzu’s I-Venture Trip.

Get your copy of 4X4 Australia from newsagents or by subscribing to 4X4 Australia in electronic or print format.

What You'll Get in the February 2018 issue:

CUSTOM: 2014 Toyota LC79
Beast of an LC79 lives up to its ‘Thug Truck’ reputation.

2018 4X4 of the Year
Six contenders vie for the coveted 4X4OTY title.

CUSTOM: Jeepster Commando
A closer look at the rig that turned heads at SEMA 2017.

TONNER FILES: Holden Overlander
Custom build begins on Holden’s one-tonne Overlander.

EXPLORE: Isuzu I-Venture Club heads to Fraser Island
Tackling the world’s largest sand island, with Isuzu UTE Australia.

EXPLORE: Brisbane Weekend Escapes
With sunshine all year long, Brissy makes for an ideal base for off-road adventures.

GEAR: 2018 4x4 Tyre Test
Revealing which off-road-focused tyres work best on bitumen.

EXPLORE: North America
A 68,000km 4x4 jaunt through the USA, Canada and Mexico.

CUSTOM: Jillaroo Jess’ LC79
Terrain Tamer tames the social media icon’s Cruiser.

What Else? 

We welcome a 2017 Nissan Patrol Ti-L to the shed this month, where it joins the Discovery TD5 and Matt’s 1985 BJ73.

We also visit Safari 4x4 Engineering and sift through its product catalogue; plus we take a look at the latest gear to hit the market, including STS’s Comfort Deluxe SI mat.

Fraser explains how ditching internal combustion engines for electric motors may not be that simple, and Ron tells punters to put down their bloody phones.

Enjoy the read!