Padtoets: 2023 Volkswagen Amarok 3.0TDi V6 D/C Aventura 4Motion

Die nuwe mylpaal

“Handelsmerk ingenieurswese” is deesdae in die mode. Wel, dit was nog altyd, maar is net nou meer opvallend. Die bekende slagspreuk lees: “As jy hulle nie kan oorwin nie, sluit by hulle aan.” (direkte vertaling) en vele vervaardigers verkies om saam met hul naaste kompiteerdeders te konkelin ’n poging om die res te oorwin, ’n voorspelbare storielyn in die bekende “Survivor” reekse.

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Tested: 2022 Jeep Gladiator 3.6 Rubicon D/C

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.

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Volkswagen Amarok V6 vs Ford Ranger Raptor vs Toyota Hilux Legend RS

Die bakkie oorlog: meer prominent as ooit vantevore

Die Suider-Afrikaanse mark is sterk besig om te neig na twee spesifieke voertuig-segmente, waarvan die Sportsnutsvoertuig een is. Die beeld en doel van ‘n bakkie (oftewel “Pickup”) het egter oor die afgelope paar jaar aansienlik verander. Die ‘bakkie’ soos ons dit ken word deesdae al meer gebruik as ‘n stedelike voertuig vir die avontuurlustiges. Dus het die rol van die bakkie verander om meer van ‘n stedelike “SUV” te wees, eerder as ‘n werks voertuig. Hierdie maak die taak vir vervaardigers geweldig moeilik.

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Tested: 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4

Like it or not, our automotive world has moved in a distinct direction. Once everyone in Namibia (actually, southern Africa) had figured out how practical a modern SUV can be, there was no stopping its proliferation. Although the performance-SUV is nothing new, I recently tested this exciting newcomer from Alfa…



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Long-term test: 2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi Canyon

Undeniably the fastest production bakkie currently being sold in South Africa (yes, we have valid reasons to make this statement), Volkswagen just updated their stellar V6 diesel-powered steed. The manufacturer, who enjoyed one of their most successful years to date, kindly entrusted us with the new special-edition Canyon for a month.

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