December 2020

Cover stories
FEATURE: Toyota Hilux 2,8GD-6 Double Cab 4×4 Legend RS. The Toyota Hilux has been updated with a striking front-end design and more power from the oil-burner. But the price has jumped significantly.
TEST: Land Rover Defender 110 P400 First Edition vs. Jeep Wrangler 3,6 Unlimited Sahara. Land Rover’s more civilised second-generation Defender meets its battlefield-born American progenitor in an all-surface bid for rugged 4×4 supremacy.
TECH: Feature: dynos explained. The main function of a dynamometer is to measure torque output. We investigate with a visit to Koos Swanepoel Developments.
CONSUMER: Starter classic: Rover 3000 P5 (1959-’67). The snuggly cardigan of post-war British motoring.
TEST: Ford Figo Freestyle 1,5 Titanium MT vs. Renault Sandero 66 kW Turbo Stepway Techroad MT. New to the local market, how does Ford’s new tall-riding Figo Freestyle compare to a popular crossover peer, the Renault Sandero Stepway Techroad? We get testing.
Also in this issue
FEATURE:  Only one in SA: Land Rover Series III Lightweight. It served in Angola before finding its way to South Africa. We drive the Land Rover Lightweight that once belonged to Jonas Savimbi.
CONSUMER FEATURE: Shopping for a dashcam? Here are the most important things to consider …
EPIC DRIVE:  Volvo XC90 D5 R-Design Geartronic AWD vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE400d 4Matic 9G-tronic vs. Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Executive R-Line. Just how far out of their comfort zone can three luxury SUVs go? A stern test spanning 900 km of dust, mud and 1 400 m of elevation change awaits.
INSIGHT: The innovators: first touchscreen infotainment. The cars we drive today were influenced by these pioneers.
SPEED: Feature: Porsche’s HANS device. Instantly identifiable with their road-car counterparts – and well matched thanks to balance of performance – we reflect on the
magic of GT racing at the Kyalami 9 Hour. 


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