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• Revised front facia, with minor changes to rear • Apple Car Play and Android Auto • Power upgrades for 2.8GD6 model • Automatic Limited slip differential Watch the off-road test video of the 2020 Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD6 VX 4×4 here: It seems like yesterday that Toyota gave us the new Hilux which received not only a major facelift, but a slew of technical upgrades. Jump forward a few weeks and Toyota surprises us with a facelifted and revised Fortuner. Not only has the looks been changed, but as with the Hilux there are some changes under the skin. Along

South Africa has it all. Blue flag beaches, Big Five game reserves, unique eco-systems, protected marine areas, majestic mountain ranges and top dive sites. Throw in a fair few top-notch golf courses for those who like a round, and some family friendly dam resorts, and there really is no reason to get on an aeroplane. We’ve been locked up at home for too long. It’s time to get back out there and see the sites, visit the deserted beaches and the berg, explore our heritage. Let’s take the road again, together and head for the Karoo, tick off our birding

Just over 6 weeks to go until the 18th Grootbrak Grabadoo! The Grootbrak Grabadoo will take place over 2 days this year. GROOT, mense! On Wednesday, 30 December people can enjoy the 4.8km. The cycle race will take place on Thursday 31st of December. The 2019 event drew over 1600 cyclists, runners, and walkers. 64% of participants came from outside the Western Cape and add an estimate of over R100 000 to the economy of Great Brak. Unless COVID 19 regulations towards outdoor events change, participation will be limited to 500 participants per day. The event offers sponsorship partners an

• Built on the trusted Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series chassis and employing the proven powertrain options. • Upgraded suspension, wheels and tyres to improve go-anywhere ability and ride comfort • B6 level ballistic occupant protection against assault rifles including AK47 and R1. Upgradable to B7 and blast protection. • Damage resistant against riot-type attacks. • Available in single cab, double cab and as an armoured personnel carrier (APC). • Cost effective solution with low running costs. SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has recognised the need for a cost-effective vehicle solution to protect the occupants from both ballistic and

We are offering you an affordable opportunity to join one of our overland tours in collaboration with Out There Overland Travel to the stunning Elephant Coast, situated along the pristine eastern shores of South Africa. Witness one of the miracles of nature as the loggerhead and leatherback turtle hatchlings make their way to the surf, hours after taking their first breath of air. Watch in awe as the little hatchlings spend the first moments of their lives in a race for survival. After hatching from their eggs, laid in the sand dunes, they crawl as fast as their little flippers

• Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) collaboration will allow real-world trials • Testbed covers 12km of roads combining smart junctions and connected car parks • Facility will provide research opportunities for autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles • The Jaguar I-PACE – the world’s first premium all-electric performance SUV, will be used for the testbed trials The Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) will be a collaborative testbed spread across 12km of public roads, providing the facilities and expertise to harness valuable sensor data, simulate a variety of road environments and traffic scenarios and trial new technologies. As part of the

• SVI Engineering awarded distributor rights in South Africa and into Africa • PURE, LUXURY, MISSION – three exciting accessory lines for various purposes • Fully certified armoured vehicle (INVICTO) with innovative Shelter Cell technology and side blast protection • Brabus G63 performance upgrade available to 588 kW and 1 000 Nm SVI Engineering, a local leader in vehicle armouring, is the official distributor of Brabus Automotive armoured products in Africa starting with the INVICTO range. The technical capability of the firm as well as its loyal customer base made it an easy choice for Brabus Automotive seeking to expand

Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, New Discovery remains one of the most capable, connected and versatile full seven-seat premium SUVs in the world. • Family versatility: Next-generation wearable Activity Key, Click and Go tablet holders for row-two passengers and Intelligent Seat Fold technology provide 21st century convenience • Sophisticated design: Enhanced exterior features distinctive new LED headlights and tail lights with fresh front and rear bumpers. New R-Dynamic provides assertive road presence • Faster, smarter, better connected: New Pivi Pro infotainment features

Recently Garmin South Africa launched their new look Montana 700 series devices. In South Africa we will be able to purchase the Montana 700, 700i and the 750i. The Montana 700 being the basic device in the series with the700i and the 750i additionally having the inReach technology, the two-way interactive messaging communication and SOS alerts. The 750i being a 700i but with an 8mp camera. These devices are bigger than the previous Montanas with a new 5inch screen, but smaller than the recently launched Overlander which has a 7inch screen. However, I feel that I must say that these

• The pre-holiday check-up is complimentary for every Ford vehicle in South Africa and can be completed in under thirty minutes • All Ford customers are encouraged to make use of the pre-holiday vehicle check at their local Ford dealer • Vehicles that have been parked for long periods due to COVID-19 might encounter additional problems “There are enough challenges to deal with on any long-distance journey without having to worry about the reliability of your car,” says Maja Smith, Customer Experience Manager, FMCSA. “The many long hours spent in a car as well as coping with other distractions and

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