Die veelsydige en bekostigbare Renault Duster is weereens in ons oprit, maar na vele toetse met die einste model oor die vorige paar jare (dit sluit selfs ‘n toer na Lüderitz in) vra ons onsself die vraag af: “Wat maak hierdie Duster juis anders?”
The comfort zone
I’m writing a book. Like every author before me, I think the world is just waiting to hear my amusing short stories entitled “The Wrong Car”. These detail the many memorable trips I’ve made with cars which were way out of their comfort zone… which happily doesn’t apply to my recent excursion to southern Namibia with this 4WD Duster.
New Duster here to upset market.
Launched in October 2018, the 2WD Renault Duster saw a completely new version of the first iconic Duster generation (2012). We already had the chance to test this and quite liked the small SUV. Now, Renault has just launched the new 4WD version, capable of taking on the roads less traveled.
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Vars uit die Oond
Nissan het vroeër vanjaar die derde generasie X-Trail in Suid-Afrika aan die media bekend gestel. Dit volg op die sukses van die Qashqai en hy lyk baie meer na hierdie kleiner boetie as die hoekige vorm van die vorige X-Trail. Van voor is die indentiteit van die handelsmerk baie duidelik sigbaar.
Die groot gewildheid
‘n Motorjoernalis se ego berus op baie dinge, insluitend die motors wat hy of sy kry om te ry. My lys sluit natuurlik eksotiese sportsmotors in; voertuie met vier uitlaatpype en meer krag as ‘n kernkragsentrale. Maar sommige motors is eenvoudig verbasend, byvoorbeeld die Hyundai ix35.
Pajero legend includes N$120 000 worth of accessories
I’ve recently become very aware of how much of a selling a point a car full of gadgets is, particularly for those more outdoor-orientated types. This point was driven home recently when I test-drove Mitsubishi’s Pajero Legend – a limited edition of the popular 4th generation Pajero 3.2 Di –D GLX – complete with a rather generous supply of gear and gadgetry to tempt any 4×4 enthusiast into the bush.
The extra character
Last Friday the phone rang and someone announced that they were bringing around a cougar. As I wasn’t sure which sort of man-eater to expect, I locked all doors, put on aftershave and armed myself with a bottle of gin. Imagine my surprise when the unwanted guest turned out to be Ford’s new-ish SUV, the Kuga.
The brash bargain
Mere minutes ago I realised that I have an unnerving affection for American cars. Despite my personal preferences, I quite like most Dodge efforts, secretly lust after an old Corvette and regard Jeep as one of the most esteemed badges in the business.