Is the Berlin-build BMW cruiser R 18 the first serious Harley-Davidson and Indian competition ever? In order to find out die-hard Harley biker chick Irina Mink took one for a day.
Some cars are ballistic. This one is a seismic event. A force of nature. 710 hp. Not sophisticated, not playful, not understated. Pure, raw American muscle, that trumps its competition. I experienced the Trackhawk.
The Volkswagen bakkie is almost ten years old. And the Germans are celebrating it with a special model, the honey orange metallic Canyon. Reason enough for me to take it on a special trip.
While I was on a road trip in the Karoo, Corona happened. So I spent five weeks of lock down in Prince Albert with BMW’s 3-series flagship, the M340i, flattening the curve in a parking lot. Finally I was allowed to go back to Cape Town. On a deserted Route 62.
If you would have a choice, which flagship top-of-the-range BMW would you choose? The rather inconspicuous 7-series sedan or the not so subtle X7? Could latter even be an in-house threat to the traditional limousine? I spent some quality time with both vehicles to find out.
The second-generation of Audi’s extremely popular entry-level luxury compact crossover is bigger, more attractive, more powerful and it features more standard features than before. Reason enough for Dieter Losskarn to take the mini-Q8 on a short road trip.
LossKARn took Volvo’s flagship SUV XC90 out on a little road trip along the Garden Route and into De Hoop Nature reserve. Initially he was quite reluctant to leave the tarmac with the luxurious Swedish beauty.
Volkswagen came late to the baby SUV party, but immediately created a best-seller. I experienced the cool, lifestylish T-Cross in trendy Makena Turquoise.
The F-Pace is the first SUV of the British brand to receive the SVR treatment. Turning it into an animal on the road. I took Jaguar’s wildest cat for a rather dynamic road trip into the Karoo.
There are many premium SUVs around, but few with true off-road capabilities. I took one of the best, the Land Rover Discovery SE TD6, on an adventurous road trip into the Karoo, Baviaanskloof and Addo Elephant National Park.