Issue #2

Lights, camera, traction! Engage 4×4 is a unique eye-catching high-quality magazine created in Australia and the United States. The captivating magazine intuitively taps into the zeitgeist’s burgeoning all-wheel-drive-as-a-classic movement — celebrating the resurrection and reimagination of iconic 4x4s, investigating the latest and greatest all-paw traction devices, and, most importantly, chatting with the hands behind their wheels. This epic magazine is all about the ride, the destination and the experience. Sit back, relax and then get out there and go adventuring!

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Welcome to Issue 2 of Engage4x4! We are trying to do things just a little differently here – you may notice that we do not do “how-to features” or focus too much on things like “which light bar is the best?”. I think we all use Google for that type of information these days. We are about people, adventure, the marriage of new and old technology, and, of course, the experiences we have off the beaten track. I have three boys under 12 who love nothing more than jumping in our FJ Cruiser and hitting the tracks. We look for the gnarliest route and they make sure I hit as many bumps, boulders, ditches, water crossings, and bogs as possible – beach driving is not even safe from the boys. They…

the wire

FLAMELESS MARSHMALLOW ROASTER We believe that S’mores are the best camping treat. But, sometimes, Mother Nature likes to ruin our campfires – that took forever to construct – so we cannot have our delicious dessert. But this amazing little flameless marshmallow roaster always saves the day. Using a stainless-steel electric heater, we can all be trapped in the truck, but happily eating S’mores. salton.com SASQUATCH SOAP If this soap is good enough for that hairy beast, it is good enough for you! Importantly, it is handcrafted with 100% natural ingredients and scented with 100% pure essential oils; skin and earth friendly; no harmful synthetic fragrances or preservatives; no artificial dyes. Plus, four ounces fit nicely into this handy travel tin. seattlesundries.com UCO STORM-PROOF MATCH KIT: The perfect kit to throw into your camping-essentials bag. A match kit…

toyota adds 4runner trd for 2022

Toyota’s 4Runner is a stayer, a multi-use SUV which has been here for close to forty years. The tough mid-size wagon – with a five-door body on a traditional chassis frame – has proved to be a handy machine for road and trail adventures across the country for over five generations. Now comes a TRD Sport grade to add to the 2022 model lineup. While TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro Toyotas are built with extra abilities for more serious off-roading, the TRD Sport offers more style and performance over a standard 4Runner with road-worthy upgrades; the emphasis is on day-to-day comfort and enhanced road dynamics. So the 4Runner TRD Sport is fitted with Toyota’s exclusive Cross-Linked Relative Absorber System (X-REAS) suspension which automatically adjusts the damping force of shock absorbers when traveling over…

new ford timberline

Ford has delivered on its promise to offer more rugged SUVs and trucks with the new Explorer Timberline – the most off-road-capable Explorer ever! The first Timberline series Ford SUV is designed to give customers more capable off-road features to enjoy weekend adventures with family and friends. The President of Ford Motor Company, Americas & International Markets Group, Kumar Galhotra said: “Consumer data has shown us that now, more than ever, customers want to get outside and explore nature with friends and family. Timberline hits a new sweet spot with these customers who want an ideal combination of passenger space, moderate off-road capability, and great manners around town.” This new SUV features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine which produces 300 horsepower and 310lb-ft of torque, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. For customers…

special jeep range honors the us military

The Jeep brand is expanding the Freedom edition to every vehicle in its iconic 4x4 lineup. The 2021 Freedom editions are a tribute to the United States military members – with military-themed exterior and interior design cues. Jeep will make a $250 donation to the United Service Organizations (USO) with every Freedom edition sold. The Vice President of the Jeep Brand, North America, Jim Morrison said: “At the Jeep brand, we are proud of our military heritage, with origins which date back to 1941, and the Freedom special editions are a tribute to all who have served and continue to serve. This Memorial Day, we honor those who have made the greatest sacrifice for their country and support those who continue to serve with these special editions.” The Freedom special-edition vehicles include…

ineos one step closer

INEOS Automotive has completed the next phase of dynamic testing for the Grenadier – following a punishing examination of its off-road capabilities on one of the most formidable 4x4 testing grounds in the world. The latest-generation Grenadier prototypes were approved by INEOS Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe, after negotiating the notorious trails of the Schöckl mountain near Magna Steyr’s headquarters in Austria – as part of an engineering gateway assessment. Sir Jim Ratcliffe said: “We’ve made great strides since the very early versions of the Grenadier I drove a year ago. The Schöckl is a proper challenge for any 4x4. Today was a real test for our prototypes, and they came through very well. There is still work to do, but I am confident that the Grenadier will do the job we…