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September 2018 issue is out August 16

By Tristan Tancredi, 14 Aug 2018 News

Stretched Ranger, Duramax V8-powered GU Patrol and truckloads more.

September 2018 issue is out August 16

TWO monster custom builds – a stretched XLS PX1 Ford Ranger that proves bigger is often better, and a 6.6-litre Duramax TDV8-powered GU Patrol ute – headline an action-packed issue of 4X4 Australia this month.

For those who like things a bit less ‘rough and tumble’ and a bit more luxurious, we’ve also assembled three prestigious off-roaders: Lexus’s LX570 and LX450D, and Infiniti’s QX80.

We also ran the ruler over the 10 best-selling 4x4s so far in 2018, putting each vehicle under the microscope for our annual ‘Report Card’ test.

The Ranger Raptor experienced the NT’s open highways, sending the dry season’s dust skywards. It proved that, from the showroom floor, there’s no other 4x4 that handles bumps better.

Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class is nearing its 40th anniversary, so we took closer look at why the G 300 Professional (wagon and cab-chassis) remains one of the great off-roaders.


  • Trekking to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, NSW.
  • Dodging flies in Corner Country.
  • Downing a beverage at the Cameron Corner Store, SA.
  • Ironman 4x4 marks 60 years in Australia.
  • Buyers’ guide to off-road wheels.
  • Tested: Lightforce DL230 HTX spotties.
  • Tested: Yakima Holdup & Holdup +2.
  • Holden 1 Tonner: a few last-minute hiccups.
  • Long-term Disco TD5 gets new kit.
  • Day-to-day life with a Colorado LTZ.
  • Colorado LTZ joins the 4X4 garage.
  • Deano’s rant on multimedia interfaces.
  • Expert View: Piranha Off Road’s Alan Johnson

Purchasing the September issue will give you a few extra entries into the draw to win an HSV SportsCat+, join the contest here.

The September issue will be available for purchase August 16 from magshop.