Volkswagen Amarok V6 vs Ford Ranger Raptor vs Toyota Hilux Legend RS

Die bakkie oorlog: meer prominent as ooit vantevore

Die Suider-Afrikaanse mark is sterk besig om te neig na twee spesifieke voertuig-segmente, waarvan die Sportsnutsvoertuig een is. Die beeld en doel van ‘n bakkie (oftewel “Pickup”) het egter oor die afgelope paar jaar aansienlik verander. Die ‘bakkie’ soos ons dit ken word deesdae al meer gebruik as ‘n stedelike voertuig vir die avontuurlustiges. Dus het die rol van die bakkie verander om meer van ‘n stedelike “SUV” te wees, eerder as ‘n werks voertuig. Hierdie maak die taak vir vervaardigers geweldig moeilik.

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Padtoets: 2020 VW Amarok Dark Label

Gedurende Desember van 2019 het ons die geleentheid gehad om die Volkswagen Amarok Canyon vir ‘n maand deur die passe te plaas. Gerieflik genoeg is die Canyon gebruik om te help met ‘n verhuisings-proses asook ‘n kort vakansie deur die grondpaaie van die Suid-Kaap. Die Canyon het ‘n geweldige leemte gelaat nadat dit weggeneem is in vroeg Januarie. Nou, ses maande later, is die Amarok Dark Label aan ons gegee vir ‘n week.

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Long-term test: 2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi Canyon

Undeniably the fastest production bakkie currently being sold in South Africa (yes, we have valid reasons to make this statement), Volkswagen just updated their stellar V6 diesel-powered steed. The manufacturer, who enjoyed one of their most successful years to date, kindly entrusted us with the new special-edition Canyon for a month.

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Sprint Review: Mercedes-Benz X250d bakkie

A hyped-up new bakkie, lots of details in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Mercedes is apparently back-paddling and emergency-meeting the living daylights out of themselves because of the X-Class. No matter what they do, no matter what anyone says or writes, all people remember is that it’s based on a Nissan. Navara with mascara. And nothing, nothing else matters.

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Team South Africa wins 2018 International Spirit of Amarok

Johannesburg – Team South Africa has won the fourth edition of the International Spirit of Amarok competition, which is the only amateur 4×4 precision driving championship with international status. Set in Mpumalanga’s unforgiving and rugged terrain from 30 September to 5 October, this years‘ International Spirit of Amarok was a test for both man and machine.

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Sprint Review: Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi

A revered new bakkie, lots of info in short paragraphs

What you need to know: The Volkswagen Amarok was launched in 2010, mostly for a few bakkie-mad countries in the southern hemisphere. After its makers and owners had to endure cringe-worthy jokes about two litre milk and juice bottles, Amarok finally got a flagship 3-litre V6 model with its recent refresh.

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Bekendstelling: VW Amarok V6

Drie-liter Amarok: Kleinboet kry ‘n Grootboet!

Die Volkswagen Amarok is al sedert 2010 in die rondte en oor die jare heen het ons aan hom gewoond geraak. Miskien nie heeltemal met groot enstoesiasme nie want die 2-liter tubodiesel se wringkrag was tot ‘n klein reeks enjinrewolusies beperk. Die koms van die Amarok met ‘n outomatiese ratkas ‘n jaar of vier later het dinge heelwat verbeter maar om een of ander rede het Suid-Afrikaanse kopers nie dieselfde kooplus as die Suid-Amerikaners en Duitsers getoon nie.

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