The Jeep Grand Cherokee is quite a legend in its native states of much unity, plus the odd other market like Australia or southern Africa. Let’s take a quick look at this brand new model…
Up to this point in time, the most powerful car I’ve ever tested was a 6-litre twin-turbo V12 AMG Coupé which put out a colossal 612 horsepower and did 0-100 in a shade over four seconds. Both those figures have now been beaten… by an SUV from America.
Like it or not, our automotive world has moved in a distinct direction. Once everyone in Namibia (actually, southern Africa) had figured out how practical a modern SUV can be, there was no stopping its proliferation. Although the performance-SUV is nothing new, I recently tested this exciting newcomer from Alfa…
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.
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.
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.
The tough choice
Having recently had the pleasure of testing the big Range Rover Vogue, I am severely pleased that I don’t possess the bank balance to afford such a car. Yet. With the 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged taking up most of my driveway, I’m glad I don’t have to choose between the two.
Great-grandpa’s second wind
The great-grandfather of each SUV or four-by-four is the American Willys GP (“General Purpose”) which made its appearance in the Second World War. After the conflict this basic but versatile four-wheel-drive vehicle proved that it can also offer hard work and matching play for members of the public.