VW’s hotly anticipated Amarok V6 gets a baptism of fire as we pit it up against Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak in the February 2017 issue of 4X4 Australia.
We also drive a custom 1200Nm Duramax-powered Nissan GU Patrol and an immaculate custom AEV Jeep JK350.
Among a heap of fresh content we head to the launch of Mercedes-Benz’s G-300 Cab-Chassis, and we fly across the Pacific to drive a Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro edition.
Here’s what you’ll get for your hard-earned in the Feb issue:
VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK V6
Complete on- and off-road analysis of the venerable Amarok.
AMAROK V6 V RANGER WILDTRAK
The big 4x4 guns battle it out for bragging rights.
CUSTOM NISSAN GU PATROL
37-inch tyres and a 1200Nm Duramax V8 makes this Patrol the ultimate family rig.
MERCEDES-BENZ G-300 CAB-CHASSIS
The wait is over as Australia finally gets Merc’s bush-bashing G-Pro.
TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO EDITION
We head Stateside to take a spin in a Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro edition.
CUSTOM AEV JEEP JK350
20th anniversary edition JK350 highlights AEV’s excellence.
NISSAN PATROL LEGEND EDITION
Nissan says adios to its GU Patrol with this Legend Edition.
Exploring the Filipino countryside in Ford’s seven-seat Explorer.
NGARKAT CONSERVATION PARK, SA
Tracing the Border Track between Victoria and South Australia.
CLELAND HILLS, NT
We get permission to tread the rarely ventured Cleland Hills.
NATIONAL FJ CRUISER SUMMIT
The FJ Cruiser Club of Australia descends on the Yeagarup Dunes for its bi-annual summit.
HELENA AURORA RANGES, WA
The Helena Aurora Ranges are being ravaged by mining conglomerates, so get there before it’s too late!
INDUSTRY INSIDER: CENTURY YUASA BATTERIES
We pay a visit to Australia’s only manufacturer of automotive batteries.
ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY EQUIPMENT
10 must-pack items for your summer holiday.
Dan Everett installs Redarc’s Tow Pro Elite, we test an Engine Data Scan tool, a DPChip and ARB’s camp chairs, and we explain the importance of campsite vehicle orientation. We also take our Hilux SR5 on a 3600km trip to South Australia and up through outback NSW.
Ron Moon encounters some night-time campsite visitors, Dean Mellor reckons the best thing about outback travel is the folk you meet along the way, John Rooth cuts through Africa in a Kia Sorrento, and Fraser takes an in-depth look at the Chevrolet Colorado’s ZR2 suspension tech.
The February issue is available in stores now!