Lineage: Suzuki Jimny 

With the new Jimny said to go on sale in November 2018, here is a look back at the car that crept into many hearts; including ours.

Loved by many, the Suzuki Jimny has a very rich history in southern Africa. Known for its small appearance, the Jimny has become known as the nimble 4×4 that will get you anywhere and even put larger, more expensive SUV’s to shame. It quickly became Suzuki’s stable model in southern Africa, and with good reason.

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Tested: 2018 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 4×4 AT

Fortuner 2.4 expands line-up

Selling more than 1000 units every month, the Toyota Fortuner stands as the leader in the SUV market. During our test of the 2.8 GD6 (2017) and our latest test in 2018, it was not uncommon to find at least three Fortuners behind one another in a traffic queue. Late in 2017, the Fortuner line-up was expanded with a smaller 2.4 engine. It was time to test this newcomer.

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Padtoets: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4Matic

Boere Rolls Royce? ‘n Mercedes bly ‘n Mercedes!

Ten spyte van al die nuutste tegnologie en hoë-verrigting modelle van ander Duitse vervaardigers bly die driepuntige ster op die sierrooster steeds dié simbool wat getuig van vakmanskap, tydlose styl en goeie, gesofistikeerde smaak!

Read morePadtoets: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4Matic

Tested: Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4×4

Butch presence and new gadgets – we test the updated Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Right, so you live in Suburbia, have a couple of kids and lead an active lifestyle. Where before a “Kombi”, some station wagon or 4×4 double-cab may have done the trick, your next automotive purchase must tick all those boxes. Stand around any respectable Namibian braai and most attendees would strongly advise Toyota’s recurrent Fortuner, but we at NamWheels would like to suggest the new Chevrolet Trailblazer…

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLS350d

The enormous pick

Do you enjoy things on a large scale, like a house which can easily be converted to a hotel? You know, with guest toilets that could house a double bed. Are there areas of your property which you’ve never been to? If this describes your lifestyle, you either have or need to get a Mercedes-Benz GLS350d.

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Launched: Mahindra Preview

India’s giant new offensive for southern Africa.

Mahindra? Ah, yes, it’s that Indian company building sturdy pickup trucks, hardy sport utilities and kind-of outmoded 4×4 types, right? Right. But not for much longer, as the Indian giant (currently the third largest manufacturer in India by sales volume) is readying itself for a model onslaught – locally, as well as internationally.

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Long term test: Opel Mokka

The thorough testing

We all know them, those long ribbons of tarmac which lead us to the next Namibian town. Usually dead-straight, kissing the hazy horizon and made from 50 shades of grey. Out here you need a proper car, something comfortable with good road-holding, great tunes and a fuel-efficient engine.

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Padtoets: Toyota Fortuner

“Ek wou nog altyd seil, maar my vrees vir water oorweldig my!”

Sedert Toyota se Fortuner model in 2005 bekend gestel is, het hierdie voertuig as die mees suksesvolle 4×4 familie-voertuig bekend gestaan. Ontwerp om ‘n tussenganger van die destydse Condor en die Prado modelle te wees, het hierdie voertuig ‘n relatief goedkoper opsie aan die koper gebied. Dit sou ook op die Hilux DNA ontwerp word en uiteraard ook dieselfde karaktereienskappe bevat.

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Padtoets: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 3.2 V6

‘n Wolf in skaapsklere

Jeep, met hul herkenbare 7-groef verkoelerrooster, sowel as uitmuntende prestasie op enige onbekende en ietwat buite-bereikbare grondoppervlak vir die normale familie-sedan, staan nog altyd bekend vir hul gemak, bestuursvernuf en 4×4 vermoëns.

Read morePadtoets: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 3.2 V6

Tested: Isuzu KB250 4×4 LE

Isuzu spruced up its KB range – we test the KB250 4×4 Double Cab.

Henrie Geyser

Bakkies are hugely popular in this country, just like “UTEs” in Australia and “trucks” in Yankeeland, and Namibians have a vast choice of brands and models in 4×2 or 4×4, single or double cab guises to pick a load-carrying chariot of their choice.

Read moreTested: Isuzu KB250 4×4 LE