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Big shoes to fill

The previous generation of the Ford Everest was one of the most popular offerings within its segment. During its tenure, it gained a massive fanbase that developed great loyalty toward the vehicle and the brand itself. Anton Willemse Jnr was one of those fans and, as such, he was eager to see if the new-generation Everest – launched in South Africa towards the end of 2022 – could fill the very big shoes left by its predecessor.

No need to reinvent the wheel

The competition within the bakkie market has been spiking recently, with the introduction of the all-new Ford Ranger and the imminent arrival of the Volkswagen Amarok. Toyota’s answer to this renewed onslaught on its rule of the bakkie roost comes in the form of the formidable Hilux GR-S. Anton Willemse Jnr recently put it through its paces.

Take 5

Following the introduction of the brand-new Grand Cherokee seven-seater in August last year, Jeep have added a five-seater to the mix. According to LIANA REINERS it’s everything a premium SUV should be, and then some!

Heavy is the new crown

The B-SUV segment is the largest in the South African automotive industry, and the Urban Cruiser has been the pack leader ever since its introduction a few years ago. With the latest iteration of this popular model, Toyota is looking to continue this dominance. ANTON WILLEMSE JNR shares his initial impressions.

Call of the wild

Towards the end of 2022 Ford introduced the next-generation Everest in two derivatives: the Sport and the Platinum. Now, the range has been expanded with the addition of a second Sport model and two XLT’s. However, for LIANA REINERS, the biggest news is the arrival of the Everest Wildtrak.

A real class act

With the introduction of the previous generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, it quickly became a global leader within its segment in terms of styling, luxury and capability. ANTON WILLEMSE JNR heads to Cape Town for a spin in the second generation and reports that the German brand is on track to remain ahead of the pack.

Ain’t she Grand! Grand Vitara Launch review

LIANA REINERS had a friend whose father used to say that Grand Central Airport is neither grand nor central. The truth is that things or places are often described as grand when they really aren’t. Although the central part doesn’t really apply to Suzuki’s latest new offering, it most certainly is quite grand. She drove it during the recent local media launch.

Five-door Suzuki Jimny debuts in India

It’s showtime in India and the big star is the five-door Suzuki Jimny, which has officially been revealed. Word is that it will be launched in South Africa in the second half of 2023.

Yes, but what about consumption?

Chery is making waves on the local market with its very attractive and well-specced Tiggo models. They’re also very competitively priced for what you get, and with increasing numbers seen on our roads, potential buyers seem to be impressed. So, what’s the catch? Liana Reiners finds out.

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