Jeep Brand features prominently in this year’s OFF ROAD Magazine Awards

The Jeep® brand won big at the German SUV and 4×4 title OFF ROAD Magazine annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers of the off-road specialist publication voted their favourite 4×4 vehicle and SUVs from a selection of 185 models competing across 13 categories. The Jeep brand stood out by winning two coveted first places, as already in the last three years.

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Geskiedenis: DKW

Oud maar nog nie koud nie!

In die laat vyftigerjare en vroeë sestigs was daar seker een motor wat almal se verbeelding aangegryp het; die DKW. As dit nie vir sy uitstekende vertonings op die renbaan en in tydrenne was nie, was dit ten minste die half outydse bakvorm en dan daardie “put, put, put” klank van die tweeslagenjin as hy luier.

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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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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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Tested: Jeep Renegade

The recoiling joy

Remember that nasty recession in 2009? Car makers certainly do; especially the big American trio of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Despite budget cuts and government bailouts, the automotive ménage à trois could not save all their brands and GM had to cull Oldsmobile, Hummer, Pontiac and others.

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Padtoets: Jeep Cherokee Longitude

Oos Wes, Tuis Bes!

Jare gelede was daar ‘n volbladadvertensie in die nuustydskrif Time met ‘n foto van ‘n Jeep tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog aan een of ander bloeddorstige gevegsfront. Die enigste byskrif was “Original Sin”. Wat die Jeep met sonde te doen gehad het, weet ek tot vandag toe nog nie. Maar die prentjie van die Jeep in die middel van ‘n harde geveg, sal my altyd bybly.

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