Jeep and Hummer will go to war in court over whether GM should change the grille on its new Hummer H2. Jeep says is too similar to its own vehicles.
The BMW X5 4,6is, a high-performance version of the Munich manufacturer’s sports activity vehicle, will be available in SA in March. We have details of the 255 kW über-Beemer and other possible upcoming X5s – including an M5-engined M-Sport and Alpina variants.
The South African Shore Angling Association that went to court last week to challenge the regulations banning the use of off-road vehicles on beaches will have to wait two more weeks to find out if they were successful. They can, however, use 4x4s on the beach during their National Masters Competition at Jeffrey’s Bay.
The SA Shore Angling Association and the community of Oyster Bay – near Cape St Francis – are refusing to accept the Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister’s ban of 4×4 vehicles on beaches and are challenging it in court.
The government’s ban on the use of 4×4 vehicles on South African beaches comes into effect on Sunday, and offenders face severe penalties.
Japanese driver Hiroshi Masuoka, in a Mitsubishi, was overjoyed on Sunday after claiming his first victory in the Dakar Rally after the final stage in Senegal. South Africa’s Alfie Cox came second in the motorcycle section behind Italian Fabrizio Meoni.
Mitsubishi driver Hiroshi Masuoka has his sights on victory in the Dakar Rally in Senegal this weekend after opening up a massive 52 minutes and nine seconds lead on Thursday. South African Alfie Cox is in a commanding third place in the motorcycle section.
South African Alfie Cox continued his charge in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday, winning the 12th stage from Tidjikja to Tichit in Mauritania.
African Outback, a local manufacturer of 4×4 accessories, has launched a recreational vehicle unit called the Outback Roller Drawer. This accessory holds 150 kg and can be fitted to the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 and Land Rover Freelander.
There’s a sense of power, control and security that many people feel behind the wheel of a sport-utility vehicle and it seems more women are in search of that feeling.