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4x4 Magazine Australia September 2020

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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Australia
Language:
English
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Are Media Pty Limited
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
being thankful in these testing times

AS Victoria goes into a second round of lockdowns, these ones stricter than before, any plans to get out for adventures this year have gone out the window. Yes, the 4X4 Australia office is in Melbourne and we are now very restricted in what we can do. Usually at this time of year we’d be out travelling in the Red Centre, exploring the deserts or hitting the snowy tracks in the alps. In August last year, we escaped the winter for a trip to The Territory, including Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Still, a quick getaway I would recommend to anyone if you are able to travel, but there will be no such adventures for us in 2020. You might have noticed less pages in the magazine and not so many travel…

1 min.
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 other in-house magazines MOTOR, Street Machine and Wheels all just a convenient click away.…

2 min.
next mitsubishi triton set for 2022 arrival

MITSUBISHI has confirmed as part of a mid-term business roadmap that the next-generation of its popular Triton one-tonne ute is finally on the way. It’s just one of the key announcements unveiled in the Japanese carmaker’s recent business plan, which details how it plans to pull itself out of a COVID-19 sales nosedive. The ‘Small but Beautiful’ plan also previews Mitsubishi paring-back its worldwide assault by halting the flow of new models to Europe, while re-investing its focus on its core market of the Asia Pacific region. While we lament the loss of the Pajero 4WD hero that has graced Australian roads for decades, Mitsubishi has announced that we can expect a new Triton in 2022. It seems the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance will finally start playing nicely with one another in order for…

2 min.
toyota to give prado a power and equipment boost

MORE power and torque, improved connectivity, and key additions to the safety suite – they’re the headline grabs for the updated Toyota Prado, due in Australian showrooms in October. Along with upgrades and additions comes news from reliable sources (but not officially from Toyota Australia) that this country’s best-selling large SUV will drop the manual transmission option, making the existing six-speed automatic the default choice across the five-strong line-up. This auto-only strategy will only impact a small percentage of buyers, as the stick is currently offered on only GX and GLX grades. For the majority, however, this update is all good news, as Prado gains the same upgrades to its 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine as applied to the 2021 Hilux. Then there’s the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, (but with the…

3 min.
twisted metal

TWISTED Automotive, a UK-based mob famous for its customised takes on classic Land Rover Defenders, is forging its way into the US market, with the all-electric NAS-E 4x4 leading the charge. Founded in the UK, Twisted Automotive’s boffins have been throwing their spanners at Defenders for more than 20 years, churning out re-engineered examples of the British marque. Now Twisted has its sights honed at the American market, with its limited run of open-air NAS-E 4x4 electric luxury SUVs aimed at sparking international interest. “As the world moves steadily toward mass electrification, the Californian market has been missing a uniquely stylish electric 4x4 option that can stand out at the beach, off-road and at stoplights with a level of exclusivity and prestige that can only come from the timeless British Defender form,”…

3 min.
travel bulletin

AS SOME state borders open while others close, events that were postponed or in doubt are coming back online, so it’s time to get out and about to enjoy the great land and support the communities. The situation is still fluid and things are changing all the time, so please check with event organisers before locking in your plans. WINTON OUTBACK FESTIVAL Following a successful festival in 2019, the outback Queensland town of Winton will be celebrating its biennial Outback Festival again in 2021 from September 21 to 25. Held during the school holidays it’s perfect for families or anyone who loves the Aussie Outback. The festival’s hilarious signature event, the Quilton Australian Dunny Derby, will top off five days of quirky events, warm Outback hospitality and nightly live entertainment See outbackfestival.com.au PERTH…