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YouTube Exclusive: VW Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI Highline Plus 4Motion

September 21, 2017 |

The critics say the flagship VW Amarok V6 TDI may be fast, but without a transfer case, it can’t be considered a ‘real’ 4×4. Well check out just how well the Amarok fares over a series of 4×4 obstacles. On … Read More

Just how 4×4-proficient is Volkswagen’s Amarok really?

July 5, 2017 |

It’s a debate that’s been raging ever since Volkswagen took on the big boys in the 4×4 bakkie segment with its sleek, sophisticated, car-like Amarok: can the German-engineered, South American-built pick-up tackle its Japanese rivals when it comes to the … Read More

RPM TV Ep383: Nissan Navara. Peugeot 2008. Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. Isuzu KB300 D-TEQ D/Cab

March 27, 2017 |

It’s been 12 years since Nissan launched the original Navara double cab in South Africa. Now, an all-new Nissan Navara has reached our shores. With more power, a coil-sprung rear-suspension and admirable off-road credentials, this second-generation Navara looks – and … Read More

Renault’s Alaskan expands global bakkie offering

July 1, 2016 |

Renault’s new Alaskan one-ton bakkie has made its global debut in South America. The rugged pick-up borrows heavily from Nissan’s new-generation NP300 (due to replace the older NP300 and the current Navara locally), but adds distinctive styling details and a … Read More

RPM TV Schedule 08 June 2016: Ranger vs Amarok, Smart ForFour, Audi Q3

June 6, 2016 | | 5 Comments

With price tags hovering around the R600k mark, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and the VW Amarok Ultimate are two of SA’s most expensive four-wheel drive double cab bakkies. But how do they compare? We put the two flagships to the … Read More

VW Amarok joins the update queue

April 21, 2016 |

Earlier this week, we reported on the burgeoning one-ton bakkie market, which has already seen the appearance of an all-new Toyota Hilux and an updated Ford Ranger, while Nissan is expected to launch the new-generation Navara during the course of … Read More

Bakkie fest is on the cards

April 19, 2016 |

The sudden upsurge in global interest for one-ton bakkies, colloquially referred to as ‘bakkies’ in South Africa, will see a raft of newcomers reaching our shores in the next 12 months or so.

Toyota kicked off the bakkie fest with … Read More

Is a bakkie the new crossover?

March 31, 2016 |

While we all considered the crossover segment as the latest and greatest category all vehicle manufacturers were hustling to access, it now seems that the demand for pick-ups (better described as bakkies in South Africa) is sparking growing … Read More

Mercedes-Benz goes from supercar to bakkie

April 9, 2015 |

If this was eight days earlier we would have been  convinced that someone was having an April Fool’s Day laugh, but as it turns out, Mercedes-Benz really is looking at adding a bakkie to its fleet by 2020

For Merc, … Read More