December 2016


December 2016 Issue

The Defender Trophy is back! The man behind this newly-imagined event tells us what it’s all about, and why it’s not the hardcore event it used to be.

The Kia Sportage gets a proper road test this month. We take it on a 6800km journey through seven countries… in seven days. We also take a quick trip to Mozambique and explore three Lesotho mountain passes with Bridgestone and Toyota.

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie has been revealed. We tell you all about this new vehicle, and also disclose when it will be available in South Africa. Our road test for the month is the immensely-popular Toyota Fortuner.

On the technical side, we look at all the mainstream rock sliders available on the local market at the moment. We also explain how auto lockers work, and Chris du Plooy of RFS Auto discusses what one should look out for when purchasing an 80-Series Cruiser.

What sort of 4×4 can you buy for R200 000? We look at the sensible and not-so-sensible options available in the second-hand market.

Our 4×4 trail for the month is Kungwini 4×4, and our retro ride is a lovely old Subaru 360.