A RANGER with supercharged V8 power piqued our interest this month, so we took an in-depth look at the 344kW Coyote-powered Ford.
We also dissect and rank 2017’s best-selling 4x4s. Plus we explore the NT’s Kakadu and trace the Darling River in NSW.
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What you’ll get this month:
2017 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY: FIRST DRIVE
Uluru is the backdrop for the first drive of the all-new Discovery.
MERCEDES-BENZ X-CLASS: REVEAL
We are in South Africa as the curtains drop on Merc’s new ute.
RANGE ROVER SPORT SD4: FIRST DRIVE
Quick spin in the four-cylinder-powered SD4.
JEEP WRANGLER JK WITH MOPAR KIT
Forget about the aftermarket, this is a factory-fitted JK.
NSW POLICE RESCUE FLEET
At its 75th birthday celebrations, we chat to the NSW Police Rescue Squad’s senior constable.
MID-YEAR REPORT CARD
Ranking 2017’s best-selling 4x4s.
CUSTOM FORD RANGER WITH FPV V8 POWER
A supercharged V8 makes a good thing even better.
2017 WINCH TEST
Seven winches are put through a stringent testing process to find a winner.
CUSTOM NISSAN NAVARA NP300
Modified Navara is the ultimate toy hauler.
2017 VARIETY 4WD BASH, SA
The organisers of the charity event sure know how to throw a shindig.
THE KAKADU CIRCUIT, NT
Dodging crocs across Australia’s top end.
DARLING RIVER, NSW
Tracing the Darling from Bourke to its junction with the mighty Murray.
ABERFOYLE TABLELAND TRACK, NSW
If you’re not a fan of the coastal campsite cluster, then head for the hills.
4X4 SHED: 1994 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 300TDI
Unsurprisingly, Deano’s spent a bucket-load of cash fixing his Defender.
4X4 SHED: 79 SERIES LAND CRUISER
Moonie’s Project Cruiser gets new wheels, tyres and mirrors.
We’ve listed a heap of fresh gear on the market, plus we’ve tested a bunch of cool kit: ARB Frontier long-range tank, Mr Heater gas heater, Nite Ize Radiant 300 rechargeable lantern, and Spotters Blaze Nexus Mirror sunglasses.
This month’s Readers’ Rigs includes a sweet 2011 Jeep Liberty package, a mud-skipping 1976 FJ45 and a 1988 MWB Nissan Patrol GQ.
Roothy squeezes more performance out of Milo 2, Fraser ranks the most important attributes of a 4x4, Ron provides an insight into Australia’s atomic bomb history, and Deano bids farewell to his Navara without shedding a tear.
The September issue of 4X4 Australia is in stores Thursday, August 3.
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