You are now looking at a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4 in some sort of blue… I’d love to tell you what the colour’s name is but couldn’t find it anywhere on Jeep South Africa’s website or low-key configurator…
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…
Psst, don’t tell any of the manufacturers but I’ve discovered a new sub-niche of vehicles: “on purpose cars.” This tiny corner of our modern car world is occupied by vehicles which won’t, nay, can’t be bought by accident. And now there is a new member who just elbowed its way into the group: the Jeep Rubicon double-cab bakkie.
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.
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.
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.
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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Jeep, met hul herkenbare 7-groef verkoelerrooster, sowel as uitmuntende prestasie op enige onbekende en ietwat buite-bereikbare grondoppervlak vir die normale familie-sedan, staan nog altyd bekend vir hul gemak, bestuursvernuf en 4×4 vermoëns.