Die “wow” faktor
Honda het nog altyd ‘n sekere bekoring met my en met talle ander persone, wat ek ken, gehad. Soos my einste kollega. Ek het groot geword met Honda’s in my gesin en elk van my ouers se Honda’s het iets uniek gehad; iets wat die vervaardiger laat uitstaan het bo ander.
No, dear reader, I did not forget to add a model year to this article’s heading for this is supposed to be a purchasing aid for every single sporty Suzuki Swift model that arrived on Namibian soil. Our recent journeys with a 2020 Automatic press car definitely helped in this regard.
It may be completely immaterial to you but we at NamWheels like a good car fight. On paper. So here’s our attempt at sending off another Mercedes-Benz A250 AMG Line… straight into the fists of its hot-headed rivals.
Brand loyalty has many forms and sources which are especially resilient in our local market. Hyundai has finally made an attempt to infiltrate the southern African hot hatch segment and we attended the S.A. launch to see if the i30 N stands a chance against the Golf GTi’s and Type R’s of this world.
The Audi-Porsche Genesis
Audi Sport, a name that can not be mentioned without a referral to the Group B (or rather the “Golden”) Era of the World Rally Championship in the 1980’s. While it was short-lived, it was Audi, who took the first step in creating a four-wheel drive rally car, intriguing other manufacturers like Peugeot, Lancia, MG and Ford to join the fight.
The hot gospel
Did you know that the Ford Focus is the best-handling hatchback (“…in the world”), American cars can’t go around corners, every petrolhead needs to own an Alfa and the Nürburgring is 21km long? If you believe any of this, and that an Audi TT is only for air hostesses, then you suffer from something I call “Clarksonitis”.
A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: Renault’s fourth-generation Clio arrived with new technology, great prices and fantastic looks – its fame was short-lived though because it hit a few wobblies with quality and servicing. RS stands for “RenaultSport” and is the hot-hatch model for battling Polo and 208 GTi’s.
Bellissima! We drive Alfa’s gorgeous new Giulia.
South Africans and Namibians have both had a long-lasting love affair with Alfa Romeo’s delectable Giulia. The passionate relationship (for Alfisti, at least) started 55 years ago when the original Giulia, the Tipo 105 Berlina, and its subsequent sub-types became the first Alfa model range to be built in South Africa in substantial numbers.
Mercedes-Benz stel sy nuutse veranderinge aan die generasie A-klas bekend
Die nuwe generasie A-klas het in September 2012 sy intrede in die mark gemaak. As gevolg van die groot sukses wat hierdie model wêreldwyd bereik het is produksie vanaf Rastatt in Augustus 2013 na Valmet Automotive Sales in Finland uitgebrei. In Brittanje het verkope verlede jaar met 46% en in die groeiende mark in China met meer as 50% gestyg alhoewel die meeste verkope nog steeds in Duitsland is.