Tested: 2018 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Tekna   

The shiny details

Love or hate its name, that compact Nissan SUV with the strange badge is here to stay. And where I lamented the recent loss of identity by its bigger X-Trail sibling, this second-generation Qashqai is quite a handsome machine. Its first incarnation looked a bit… librarian. 

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Launch report: 2018 Nissan Micra

New Micra sure to gain more market presence

With striking new looks and a refreshed interior design, the new Nissan Micra not only looks completely different from the previous model but promises improved ride quality, more space and better fuel economy. Ideal for the growing inner-city demand on cars. Here is what we think of the new Micra:

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Sprint Review: Nissan X-Trail 1.6 dCi 4×4 Tekna

A bronzey SUV, lots of information in short paragraphs

What you need to know: I hope you don’t know me personally because you’re bound to have heard the following rant on repeat… I miss boxy, practical SUV’s. There weren’t many to start with, mostly the Nissan X-Trail and Land-Rover Freelander or Discovery, but all of them were instantly recognisable and incredibly practical.

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Sprint Review: 2018 Nissan Navara 2.3D D/C 4×4 LE Auto  

 A new bakkie, lots of information in short paragraphs. 

What you need to know: I feel sorry for the Nissan Navara, don’t you? What used to be a big, powerful, albeit expensive bakkie is now mostly known for being the basis of the new Mercedes X-Class. And don’t people just go out of their way to tell you about it, as if nobody else knew, as if they’re imparting fresh gossip. Yawn.

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Padtoets: 2018 Nissan Navara 2.3D LE 4×4 DC auto

Die wag werd?

Nissan het sowat agt jaar geneem om die nuwe Navara bakkie uit te bring, maar daar is belowe dat dit ‘n nuwe bakkie in die meer luukse bakkie segment sal wees. Kompeterend met die Volkswagen Amarok en soortgelyke opsies, word die geklasifiseer as ‘n werks-, maar ook familie vriendelike voertuig. Was die wag vir die nuwe Navara egter die moeite werd?

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Bekendstelling: 2018 Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai word opgeknap.

Nissan het in 2007 (2008 in Suid-Afrika) die eerste sogenaamde “crossover” aan die wêreld bekend gestel, nl die Qashqai. Al het mense aanvanklik gesukkel met die snaakse naam is daar intussen 3,3 miljoen in 99 lande verkoop. Nou is die Qashqai opgeknap en alhoewel daar min veranderings aan die buitekant is, is daar binne heelwat verbeterings aangebring en hy spog nou met die jongste tegnologie op die mark.

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Launch Report: Hyundai Creta

Narnia’s Closet

On 23/24 February Galimoto Media checked into the Arabella Hotel & Spa, Kleinmond for what was to be the launch of the all-new Hyundai Creta. Promised to be an exciting two days and getting to know Hyundai’s new creation, we were given some alone time with the vehicles to formulate our opinions.

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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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