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…
BMW’s popular X5 was a pioneering SUV, or SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), as the Bavarians like to call it. This all-new, fourth generation is caringly nicknamed G05 and I recently took one for an extended spin.
The amazing combination
At the risk of sounding older than I pretend to be, my most recent test car inspired me to deal with a few old-time motoring truths. Well, by truths I mean assumptions and by assumptions I probably mean myths. The vehicle in question is BMW’s third-generation X5 with a punchy 2-litre Turbo-Diesel engine.
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.
So it’s finally holiday time and you’re off to the coast with your boat to visit the in-laws. Or perhaps your daughter got a new horse for Christmas? In both cases you have our sympathy.
Jokes aside though, here’s our little list of cars that can tow big loads, arranged by number of models and total weight. Please note that we based this list on manufacturer’s figures and advise that you confirm any data with your local retailer.
This time we focus on one of thee most important features a new car can offer – its headlights. Available with multiple assistants and very cool names, these systems are adapted to each vehicle and offer the driver maximum light in most situations. LED (light emitting diodes) are the current forerunners but we are still fond of a good Xenon setup. And what does the future hold? The next step in automotive lighting is lasers. Beam us up!
The opulent essence
So it has come to this. All that hard work, the clever manipulation, a loaded great-aunt and/or six lucky numbers have gifted you a bulging bank account. Now it’s time to buy a set of proper wheels and you just can’t escape the Range Rover. Allow me to assist with the help of a Vogue SE SDV8.
One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.
What you need to know: The Volvo XC60 is a mid-size luxury SUV whose mould is similar to a BMW X5 or Audi Q5. Available with your choice of four engines, two gearboxes, four trim levels, front- or intelligent all-wheel-drive (certain models only), this stylish Swede easily matches its competitors for variety.