4X4 Australia: January 2018 issue is on sale

New JL Wrangler and HSV Colorado SportsCat punted, and we lay eyes on a custom Duramax V8-powered Ranger.

4x4Australia Jan 2018

THE January 2018 issue of 4X4 Australia is available in stores.

To kick off the new year, we drove Jeep’s new JL Wrangler, Toyota’s updated Hilux range, the HSV Colorado SportsCat and the all-new Disco TD6.

We also punted the 2017 F-150 Raptor in the Mojave Desert, and took a trip south to Tassie for the Ford Everest Experience.

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 January 2018 issue:

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler
In the US of A for the first fang of Jeep’s new Wrangler.

2018 Jeep Jl Wrangler 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Toyota Hilux SR+/SR5+
Sampling the rejigged Hilux range.

FIRST DRIVE: HSV Colorado SportsCat
Dressed-up SportsCat puts the cat among the pigeons.

2018 Colorado Sportcat By Hsv 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg

FIRST DRIVE: Land Rover Discovery TD6
Grooving in Land Rover’s new-from-the-ground-up Disco.

CUSTOM: Duramax V8-powered Ford Ranger
6.6 litres of V8 fury.

2018 Duramax V 8 Ranger 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg

DRIVEN: Ford F-150 Raptor
With a Ranger Raptor coming to Oz, we head back to the States to drive the F-150 that spawned it.

EVENT: Ford Everest Experience, Tasmania
Off to the Apple Isle with a convoy of Ford Everests.

2018 Everest Experience 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg

GEAR: Compliance Testing
On why you should always try and buy compliance-tested equipment.

EXPLORE: Flinders Ranges, SA
Tracking along some of the country’s best self-drive tracks.

Flinders Ranges 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg

EXPLORE: Jeep Heritage Museum, Georgia, USA
Visiting the most complete seven-slot grille collection on the planet.

EXPLORE: Narrabri, NSW
Much more than a gateway to the west.

Narrabri Nsw 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg

GEAR: Fuel Tank Buyers’ Guide
Why an aftermarket fuel tank will prove a lifesaver on remote-area adventures.

CUSTOM: Mattracks-equipped LC79
Swapping rubber for tracks on the uber-tough LC79.

Mattracks Lc 79 4 X 4 Aus Jan 2018 Jpg


We list and review a bunch of the best aftermarket gear currently in catalogues, including ARB’s Linx and Ultra Vision’s Nitro 140 Maxx lights. We also outline what’s necessary for a brake upgrade.

In the 4x4 shed this month we’ve got Matt’s 1985 BJ73, Ron’s 79 Series and our resident G300 Professional.

Plus, Dean Mellor explains the ‘Victorian Shuffle’, which anyone travelling along the Hume Highway will know all too well.

Enjoy the issue!


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