Tested: 2018 Volvo XC40 D4 Momentum

The new elephant

Cars can be so boring. In our hectic modern lifestyles, where automobiles have simply become a mundane means of traffic-jam-infested transport, it breaks my heart to see hordes of lofty 4×4’s and bland hatchbacks. Why? They simply don’t make my soul sing like a powder blue Volvo XC40 with white wheels.



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Launched: BF Goodrich KM3

Author: Francois Lottering

When a manufacturer of off road tires use slogans like “Built through experience “ or “Earned on the trail” then there must be trust, credibility and confidence when offering it to the end users. This is exactly what NamWheels experienced during the launch and product knowledge session hosted by BF Goodrich on their new MK3 tires in Windhoek earlier this month.

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Launch Report: 2018 Hyundai Kona

Perky Kona – New Hyundai makes a bold statement

Did you know that a host of kitesurfing speed records have been achieved in Namibia? That’s right, many have been set in the Walvis Bay and Lüderitz areas, and the fastest speed by a kitesurfer, as officially recognised by the world body for sailing, is 55,65 knots (that’s over 100 km/h!) set by Robert Douglas in Lüderitz.



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2018 Datsun Go

Verbeterde veiligheid en toerusting

Toe die Datsun Go vier jaar gelede op die Suid-Afrikaanse mark bekend gestel is, was die groot kritiek die gebrek aan veiligheidstoerusting. Dit het geen lugsakke of sluitweer (ABS) remme gehad nie. Later is ‘n enkele lugsak vir die bestuurder bygevoeg op die Lux modelle. Die gedagte was om die koste so laag as moontlik te hou en sodoende ‘n nuwe voertuig in die bereik van moontlike eerste kopers te plaas…

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Padtoets: 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen se nuwe warm luikrug

Daar is seker geen beter manier om hierdie artikel af te skop as om te sê dat die nuwe Volkswagen Polo GTI baie meer pret is as die vorige modelle, meer tegnologie bevat en selfs goedkoper is as die uittredende model. Hierdie is te danke aan Volkswagen se nuwe plaaslike aanleg in Uitenhage. Ons het die Polo GTI vir ‘n week gehad om die se keel so bietjie skoon te gorrel.

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Sprint Review: Nissan Micra 66kW turbo Acenta Plus

A rejuvenated compact hatchback, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Nissan Micra was never a huge sales success – well, at least not in Namibia – but it always represented a solid second choice to the evergreen Polo or once-popular Yaris. And just like those two chief rivals, this Nissan has shaken its frumpy image in favour of a much sharper design and cool tech.

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