Sprint Review: Land Rover Discovery HSE TD6

A gigantic new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: I’m not supposed to write a review on this brand-new, fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery but as a former Landy owner I felt obliged to at least get a sneaky Sprint Review in. That urge intensified after I spent a few hours with this imposing maroon metallic press car.

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Padtoets: 2017 Land Rover Discovery TD6

Die beste 4×4 /SUV kombinasie nog?

Die naam ‘Discovery’ het ‘n sterk persoonlike konnotasie vir my. Nie te lank terug nie het ek as student die TD1 model deur die nat en modderige Cederberge geneem. Tot vandag bly dit een van my gunsteling herinneringe. ‘n Land Rover Discovery, met meer as 350 000km op die enjin, gemaklik op die pad, maar selfs meer op die rowwe grondpad van die Tankwa Karoo. 

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Geskiedenis: TATA

TATA: Wat u nie geweet het nie!

Tata is reeds ‘n dekade of twee of meer ‘n vertroude naam in Namibië. Eers deur ingevoerde vragmotors uit Indië en later die bekendstelling van ‘n reeks bakkies en motors in suidelike Afrika. Die eerst Tata-bakkies wat hier vanaf die vloer gekoop kon word, was die Telcoline. Die naam van hierdie voertuig vertel eintlik die geskiedenis van die motormaatskappy.

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Sprint Review: Range Rover Evoque

What you need to know: The Range Rover Evoque actually started life as the LRX concept car from 2008. Completely overwhelmed by the public’s approval, Land Rover simply had to build it; the first Evoques appeared in 2011 and are a huge success for the brand.

So huge, in fact, that now every Landy looks like an Evoque. The car that gave everything else its face was built on the Freelander Mk2 platform so it isn’t really a Range Rover.

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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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Sprint Review: Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury

A new car, lots of info in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Freelander is no more. Remember that square, compact, slightly drab-looking Land Rover? Well, quite a few of my acquaintances bought its practical boxy shape and – save for owners of early examples – are happy chappies and don’t look like they’ll upgrade their Landies any time soon.

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Tested: Land Rover Defender 110 Heritage Edition

The simple grouch

This review should be one of the easiest and shortest texts I have ever composed but the vehicle in question evokes such vastly differing emotions (also for yours truly) that it threatens to bloat my report into novel proportions. You see, I’ve just spent a week driving Land Rover’s Defender 110 Heritage Edition.

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