IT’S THE end of the financial year, so it’s time to start planning what you’re going to do with your tax return. We’re sure you can find something to splurge on in this jam-packed July edition.
We’re testing new metal from Isuzu with the updated, under-the-skin-twins MU-X and D-MAX – the latter of which is pitted against and old foe in the Nissan Navara. We also get behind the wheel of a tweaked Grand Cherokee. All four are put through their paces both on- and off-road for your benefit.
As usual, the 178-page mag is also full of custom creations, readers’ rigs and some cool off-road adventures to tap into your sense of wanderlust.
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What you’ll get this month:
When the standard Ford F250 isn’t enough.
Off-road-focused wagon gains an update to keep up with the pack.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK
Trail-focused Jeep headlines the changes to the fourth-gen (WK2) Grand Cherokee range.
MERCEDES-BENZ G300 CDI PROFESSIONAL
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – but that’s not always a bad thing.
D-MAX TAKES ON NAVARA
It’s a battle of the tweaked heavyweight dual-cab utes.
Battle-ready Ranger is ready for a fight.
2017 ARB ELDEE EASTER EVENT
Fun-filled, off-road family event in which everyone can get involved in.
KING OF THE HILL
Patriot Campers creates the ultimate LC200, with the Super Tourer, Black Edition.
EASTER JEEP SAFARI
Heaven on earth – or an American desert – for seven-slot grill aficionados.
CAPE YORK PENINSULA, QLD
If there’s one must-do trip in Australia, this would have to be high on the list.
NEWHAVEN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, NT
A hidden gem tucked away in desert country, for wildlife lovers alike.
PEOPLE LIKE US – JOHN DYNON
The self-proclaimed ‘colourful drunk’ also happens to be an amazing artist.
HOW TO BUY A USED FOURBIE
Escape the second-hand blues with this quick how-to guide.
4X4 GARAGE: LAND CRUISER 79 GXL SINGLE-CAB
All good things must come to an end, hence we regretfully hand back the Cruiser keys.
Myriad products have once again come through our office to test: Bridgestone Dueller 697 A/Ts, Lightforce Genesis LEDs, Yakima Literider and the Projecta IDC25 charger.
Readers’ Rigs continues to gather momentum with some strong entries. This month we’ve included a tough Everest, an off-road-ready Amarok and a mud-slinging Challenger (among others).
Deano explains how to hold down your breakfast, Ron puts the call out to save the remaining High Country huts, Fraser talks the 70 Series and V8 engine upgrades, while Roothy finds an unlikely camera vehicle.
Plus, Dan’s 60 gets the chop, and we have a bunch of performance upgrades in the 4X4 shed.
The July issue of 4X4 Australia is in stores Thursday, May 8.