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Whether it’s an adventure away with the family and pets, or loading the 4×4 with your sports gear and heading out to the bush or beach or putting your work van, truck or heavy machinery through its usual paces that leave it grimy at the end of the day, your vehicle’s seats will be taking a beating time after time. Talking to the owners Gustav, Andrew and the team, they are committed to producing the ultimate seat covers cost-effectively, to help make sure your upholstery remains in top-notch condition. “Gustav’s grandfather always said, ‘Protect the inside of your vehicle just

Imagine the pressure of having to redesign a legend. Paying homage to a vehicle with icon status, while still keeping your younger customers interested. Following in the footsteps of the original Defender was never going to be an easy task. But Land Rover didn’t just want to build another SUV. It needed to be revolutionary, trend setting and above all else, a car worthy of its namesake. And boy oh boy we can only imagine the sleepless nights the engineers had researching, developing and testing even the smallest details of what would become probably become one of the most highly

Distinguished rugby player, Seabelo Senatla, is Volkswagen’s newest brand ambassador. Johannesburg – Western Province rugby player, Seabelo Senatla has joined Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as the newest brand ambassador. Free State-born Senatla, who plays for the Stormers in PRO14 and Western Province in the Currie Cup, joins current brand ambassadors, rally legend Sarel van der Merwe and 4×4 specialist and television presenter Andre de Villiers. Senatla who is also a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and a winemaker, is best known for his talents on the rugby field. He was awarded the World Sevens Player of the Year and South African Sevens Player

Toyota Prado 2.8 GD6 Review The good ol’ folks at Toyota love to take their time to release new models, but it’s for good reason. See, they spend thousands of hours researching, developing and testing new variants of models to make sure it lives up to the Toyota name. And to live up to that name, is a tall order. The current generation Prado (J150) has been around since 2009 and has since seen a couple of facelifts, but no major engine upgrades. You could buy your Prado with either the wonderful 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 petrol (207kW – 381N-m) or

Jaguar Land Rover marked the end of 2020 with a second successive quarter-on-quarter recovery in sales, despite the continuing impact of Covid-19. Retail sales for the quarter ending 31 December 2020 were 128,469 vehicles, 13.1% higher than the 113,569 vehicles sold in the preceding quarter, but down 9.0% on the same period last year. China sales were particularly encouraging, up 20.2% on the prior quarter and 19.1% year-on-year. Retail sales in most other regions also continued to recover and were up significantly on the prior quarter in North America (+31.7%), Overseas (+26.6%) which is where the South African market contributes,

Adding a six-speed auto to Mahindra’s workhorse ups the game for this value proposition. It’s hard to argue against a brand new, top-spec double cab with all the latest bells and whistles for the same price as a five-year-old Hilux with 100 000km on the clock. That’s precisely where Mahindra fits into the picture. This company, which now has 67 local dealers and an assembly facility in Durban, is pushing hard into the sub-Saharan market with a range of utility vehicles that offer extreme value. Surprisingly, at this price range, they are also producing high-quality products that are a joy

Toyota USA builds one-off trailer based on a Tacoma bed featuring a full kitchen, sleeping accommodation and even a bathroom. The Toyota Tacoma is the choice of off-road and overland enthusiasts in the USA and has served as the basis of countless camper trucks and ultralight pickup campers. Toyota’s lore in overlanding runs deeper than any auto brand out there, with models like the Land Cruiser, 4Runner and Hilux leading expeditions around the world. In North America, the Tacoma midsize pickup reigns supreme. It was this popularity that led Toyota to the idea of creating a Tacoma trailer concept. Bob

• 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

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has significantly boosted the appeal of the Ranger XL line-up with the launch of an enticing range of new options comprising an attractive Sport Pack, useful side steps and an eight-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. • The Ford Ranger XL, as the value offering in the Ranger line-up, is now available with an attractive Sport Pack with 17-inch black alloy wheels, black gloss grille and tubular sports bar • Optional eight-inch touchscreen introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to Ranger XL range • Options available on all Ranger XL Single Cab,

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