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4x4 Magazine Australia

October 2019

4x4 Australia takes you to Australia’s most exciting and remote destinations , and we show you how to get there! We test the latest and greatest new and modified vehicles, as well as new camping and outdoor adventure equipment. We introduce you to loads of interesting people, show you heaps of awesome holiday trips and destinations, and we put you in the driver’s seat to tackle the country’s toughest off-road challenges. It’s a whole lot of dirty fun every month!

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get out there

WE ALL dream about throwing in the job and setting off on the 4x4 adventure of a lifetime, don’t we? Don’t tell me I’m the only one. The idea of setting off with no deadline, no real plans and not a care in the world sounds like paradise to me. Just pick your direction – clockwise or anticlockwise – and hit the road for a lap around Australia. Australia has so many amazing places to explore and visit that you could travel around it your entire life and not see it all. And then there’s the rest of the world to explore! Unfortunately, very few of us have the time or money to embark on such travels, and even those who do usually set themselves a time limit of some kind that…

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check out our website

VISITORS to our digital space at 4x4australia.com.au will notice our homepage resides at whichcar.com.au/4x4australia. All remains the same, with up-to-date news stories, in-depth new-car analysis and insane custom write-ups. We’ll also tick more travel items off our bucket-list, and continue to bring you the best aftermarket product advice from gear manufactured here and abroad. Alongside our 4x4-related content, you’ll also be able to find the best of motoring on the new website, with our sister magazines MOTOR, Street Machine and Wheels all just a convenient click away.…

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4x4 magazine australia

EDITORIAL Editor Matt Raudonikis Deputy Editor Dean Mellor Designer Jamie Burgess Staff Journalist Tristan Tancredi Editor-At-Large Ron Moon Road-Test Editor Fraser Stronach Sub-Editor John Panozzo Digital Daniel Wong Staff Photographers Ellen Dewar, Nathan Jacobs, Alastair Brook CONTRIBUTORS Chris Collard, Dick Eussen, Dan Everett, Shane Miles, Brad Miskiewicz, Stu Morley, James Secher, Kevin Smith ADVERTISING Commercial Content Director Matt Rice (02) 9623 9706 Brand Sales Manager Scott Crowley 0410 221 434 NSW Agency Sales Max Kolomiiets (02) 8275 6486 QLD Todd Anderson 0409 630 733 SA Nick Lenthall (08) 8212 6256 WA Greg Boase 0438 905 869 Circulation Manager Stuart Jones EXECUTIVE GROUP Group Finance Manager Cain Murphy Brand Content Director Simon Telford Digital Content Director Glenn Butler General Manager Publishing Terry King Chief Executive Officer Brendon Hill…

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new amarok models for oz

VOLKSWAGEN Australia has confirmed its Amarok V6 range will receive a six-speed manual variant due to land in local showrooms by December this year, and the German marque has also pulled the sheets off the V6 Canyon TDI550 and V6 Highline Black variants of its popular 4x4 ute. Like the rest of the Amarok V6 range, the Core manual will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine capable of generating 165kW (180kW on overboost). However, unlike the automatic variants, the manual’s torque tops out at 500Nm instead of 550Nm and 580Nm (Ultimate 580). Its claimed 3000kg braked towing capacity also falls 500kg short of its automatic stablemates. Importantly, the Amarok V6 Core will be fitted with a low-range transfer case, which will obviously appeal to off-road drivers. The notion of a manual…

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winners are grinners

THE winners of the Moon Tours’ Cape York trip have just returned from an adventurous, excitement-filled expedition to the Tip of Queensland. Jamie and Siobhan (Bon) Thornberry from Seymour,Victoria, won the prize – a guided trip to Cape York worth more than $10K – by registering their details online, before they were randomly plucked from a large pool of entrants. The couple met up with Trent Moon and his partner Steph, Ron and Viv Moon, and the rest of the crew at Cooktown, where eight vehicles and two camper trailers were readied for the bucket-list trip to begin. Countless highlights of this Cape York trip included Lakefield National Park, Chili Beach, the challenging Frenchmen’s Track and the entire OTL track. Once at the Tip, camp was set up at Somerset, before the convoy…

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piranha’s big win

PIRANHA Off Road Products has picked up two awards at the 2019 VACC Industry Awards, one for ‘Best Aftermarket & Retail Business (Small Business)’ and the other for ‘Best Parts/ Component Manufacturer’. Piranha Off Road – recently acquired by McNaughtans Pty Ltd – was started by Alan and Barbara Johnson more than 30 years ago. A proud Australian company, Piranha Off Road is well-known for developing and manufacturing top quality dual-battery management systems and battery trays, and over the past three decades it has grown from a humble backyard business to one that manufactures and supplies a wide range of equipment for the Australian four-wheel drive touring market. The culmination of Alan and Barbara’s hard work over the past 30 years was rewarded and acknowledged at the recent 2019 VACC Industry Awards…