Land Rover Defender 2020
The new Defender brings you ruggedness of past designs in an elegant glimpse into future designs.
Having the long history Land Rover does it can be rather cumbersome and seemingly impossible to take a step out of the spotlight to see what new and interesting concepts can arise. While taking into consideration the desires for the performance of the vehicle and airing a new chic look Land Rover has presented us with something very desirable.
Land Rover will launch with the Defender 110, a five-door, five-to-seven-seater and a few months after the three-door short-wheelbase Defender 90 will come out. Later next year they will release it in a Commercial panel-van version with steel wheels. It really comes down to the beauty in the body, however, or should I say the aluminium monocoque and independent system. The Defender 90 and Commercial will have coil springs as their base spec, while all 110s have variable-height self-levelling air suspension as standard.
We are looking at a diligently off-road and beautiful vehicle giving you 900mm wading depth and 291mm ground clearance. The payload is 900kg with the possibility to tow up to 3500kg. While its recovery loops are bolted to the strongest part of the structure and can shrug off 6.5 tonnes of snatch load.
Toyota Hilux 2020
Toyota has taken some bold new steps into the future.
The Toyota HiLux has a well-established place in the South African community. Bringing us to the release of two special additions, namely the Legend 50 in celebration of 50 years in South Africa and the GR-Sport. At the same time, the entire range will be released with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) technology, which will include auto emergency braking (AEB) bringing up the safety level of the Hilux
Hilux Legend 50
Coming to you in a variety of derivatives: Single Cab, Xtra Car and Double Cab body configurations, 4×2 and 4×4, and two engines. Along with a choice of the 174kW, 376Nm 4-litre V6 petrol engine and the aforementioned 2.8-litre turbodiesel with 130kW and 420Nm when mated to a manual transmission, and 450Nm as an automatic.
After taking some serious wins at the 2019 Dakar Rally Toyota has launched the GR-Sport to bring you a taste of the rally. Though released with only the 2.8-litre turbodiesel with 130kW and 450Nm, Toyota has included a Drive Mode Select system which also includes a Dakar mode designed to give sharper throttle responses. The gearbox is available in a six-speed automatic with manual and sports modes. This model also receives an updated 20.3cm touchscreen infotainment system.
Subaru Outback 2020
The latest Subaru Outback really takes it up a notch.
Bringing little to the new outward aesthetic of the Subaru Outback, much closer attention has been placed on the inner workings of this gem. Following the progress in an all-new platform torsional rigidity has increased, giving a fantastic foundation from which to build.
The base model is a 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder while the top of the range XT is a turbocharged 2.4-litre flat-four essentially replacing the previous 3.6-litre flat-six-cylinder engine. Towing between 1200 and 1500kg depending on the model with a cargo load of 32.5 cubic feet. Not to mention the fantastic upgrades to the upholstery on the seats which allows for better water resistance.
Volkswagen Amarok 2020
Letting go of the old 2.0 litre and bringing in the new 3.0 litre.
Though the Amarok is lacking in some safety features they have taken the time to improve the engine in a computer-controlled all-wheel-drive vehicle. Creating and edgy and more ready for the off-road look, the Volkswagen Amarok is taking a step into a different competitive light.
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