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July 2016

20 June 2016


July 2016 Issue

This month we test the new Fiat Fullback, the Italian bakkie that recently landed in South Africa and see if it really can put up a decent fight against the Hilux and the Ranger.

Toyota’s new Hilux 2.8GD-6 bakkie is selling up a storm since its introduction here in March. However there is another bakkie that possibly trumps this Toyota: the Toyota Hilux 2.4GD-6. We take the 2.4-litre double-cab to Namibia to see just what it can do.

We also beefed up a Mini and turned it into a 4WD off-road go-kart and took it for a spin. For those bakkie drag-racing enthusiasts, we got into the 327kW RGMotorsport Toyota Hilux V6 and found out just how much power this brute of a machine has…

When it comes to our long-term vehicles, we say goodbye to our Subaru Outback and keep you updated on the Suzuki Jimney 1.3 and VW Amarok 2.0BiTDI D/C 4Motion.

Our Pajero, driven by legendary 4×4 driver and record holder Willie Nel gets a serious workout at the Bridgestone 4×4 Challenge and our retro drive features SA’s home-grown 4×4, the SVM 3000 V6.

We test two-way radios, take a look at some unusual outdoor gear and scout a route on the Wild Coast between Mazeppa Bay and Morgan Bay.

Finally, our tech feature takes a look at the ins and outs of torque vectoring.