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.
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.
Die “Spirit of Amarok Media Challenge” is in April 2019 naby Nelspruit gehou met 30 motor joernaliste wat deelgeneem het. Die “Spirit of Africa” en “Spirit of Amarok” staan onder die leiding van die legendariese Suid-Afrikaanse renjaer, Sarel van Merwe.
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.
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.
Like last year, we asked you to vote for your favourites through our new website and social media pages but, unlike last year, y’all must’ve been so drunk that you couldn’t be bothered.
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.
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.
So it’s finally holiday time and you’re off to the coast with your boat to visit the in-laws. Or perhaps your daughter got a new horse for Christmas? In both cases you have our sympathy.
Jokes aside though, here’s our little list of cars that can tow big loads, arranged by number of models and total weight. Please note that we based this list on manufacturer’s figures and advise that you confirm any data with your local retailer.
Volkswagen of South Africa
Team South Africa wins the inaugural International Spirit of Amarok Trophy
Team South Africa was crowned as the overall winners of the inaugural International Spirit of Amarok Trophy in Botswana recently. The five South African teams dominated the competition from the start and amassed outstanding 10 153 points in total.