Launched: Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift

Be Young

Presented in 2013 for the first time, the GLA was introduced as a new compact SUV range to the A-class Mercedes line-up. Becoming considerably popular in China, USA, Germany and Great Britain, the manufacturer has made quite an impact as the GLA proves relatively small from the outside, yet is spacious in design. Combined with the versatility of the model on any terrain, it is understandable that Mercedes have sold over 2 million if these models. Four years after the first GLA was launched, what can you expect from the new GLA facelift? Is it worth it and has the GLA range undergone considerable changes?

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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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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLC300

The right ingredients

Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneering brand from day one of the car and it’s not often that this German outfit is caught napping. Perhaps they were dozing slightly when sales figures of medium-sized luxury SUV’s shot skywards; led by the BMW X3 and Audi’s Q5. Mercedes’ answer, the GLC, only arrived last year.

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Mercedes-Benz SUVs: The best SUVs for every terrain


Mercedes-Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd

2015 was ‘The Year of the SUV’ for Mercedes-Benz as they introduced new models to their already extensive SUV range. This refreshed SUV range includes four all-new additions to the extensive SUV range from Mercedes-Benz – the sporty GLA, the luxurious GLC, the stylish GLC Coupé and the sexy GLE Coupé – and the new-generation GLE and GLS model ranges. 

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Top List: Boot Space

Ag no man. Your mother-in-law is coming along on holiday and the kids want to take ALL their toys and sports equipment along. Where are you going to fit all of this?

Perhaps you have already invested in a sizable trailer and decent roof-top box but your car simply can’t handle more luggage. Well, we at NamWheels love to help and have compiled a list of cars with at least 400L of luggage space. Big enough to put your skoonma in the boot.

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Bekendstelling: Mercedes-Benz GLC en ander G-modelle

Die Namib (en Kalahari) se Plaaspadpioniers!

Mercedes-Benz van Suid-Afrika het so-pas ‘n wye en nuwe reeks viertrekmodelle losgelaat op die mees gepaste plek; plaaspaaie en rowwe, regte rowwe voetspoorpaaie in die Namib. Behalwe die hoekige, alombekende Geländewagen wat reeds in 1979 op die toneel verskyn het, en uiterlik nie maklik van die oer-model onderskei kan word nie, was daar die GLC koepee-tipe sportnutsvoertuig en ook die opvolger van die gewilde M-klas, die GLE.

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Top 5: Tow Vehicles

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.

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Padtoets: Suzuki Swift 1.4i GLS

Suzuki se nuwe Swift 1.4i GLS bied nou nog meer waarde

Met die herbekendstelling en aanslag van Suzuki op die Suid-Afrikaanse motormark in 2008 het Suzuki se Swift-model aan die voorpunt hiervan gestaan. Met die die aankoms van die eerste nuwe modelle hier te lande kon die maatskappy alreeds spog met 63 Motor van die Jaar toekennings in 19 lande wêreldwyd, ondere andere in lande soos Indië, Ysland, Asustralië, Ierland, Uruguay en Japan.

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