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.
Teen die einde van 2019 is daar genoem dat die Duitse vervaardiger, Audi, oor die volgende twee jaar, meer as 20 nuwe voertuie op die mark gaan plaas. Laas jaar het natuurlik hierdie doelstelling in die wiele gery.
Come the end of 2019, Audi Southern-Africa announced that it would be launching some two dozen cars into the market over the next two years. Whilst this did not materialise in 2020, Audi is ready to charge the market with its sports brand, Rennsport.
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.