As a culture, South African’s are generally known or their enjoyment of outdoor activities, and of course, the many off-road vehicles that make them possible. Here are some of this year’s favourite choices amongst South Africans for 4x4s. Some of them are older models that still provide excellence in comfort, safety and reliability, while others are fairly new to the market, bringing a whole lot of new bells and whistles to the off-road experience. Just take a look.
Toyota Hilux 4×4 Double Cab
The Hilux boasts a platter of improved features from previous generations, including better low speed control, off-road performance, fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and an all-around improvement in sheer sexiness. The Hilux is tough and stable, reliable and powerful. It does 0-100km in 12.1 seconds and has a top speed of 180. Pretty impressive for such a heavy vehicle.
Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 Double Cab
South Africa’s terrain is extremely tough, which is why so many South Africans prefer these vehicles to any other. If you are looking to purchase or hire a Land cruiser that stands the test of time and is strong and reliable, then the Land Cruiser is always a good option. Don’t let the tough exterior fool you however. As hardy as this car is, its interior is geared for comfort that borders on luxury, providing plenty of storage space as well as seating for even the largest of families, without sacrificing on leg room.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition
As an iconic off-road vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler offers everything that the adventurer could need to traverse even the toughest trails. This car is not only designed for performance and comfort, but also with maximum protection of its exterior in mind. With an adaptable front bumper with removable caps that offer improved clearance from approaching obstacles, rock rails for door protection and heavy-gauge steel skid plates to protect its parts from hazards, this vehicle is nearly indestructible… nearly.
Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Taking on the terrain while holding on to a certain sense of style is not a task easily met by any vehicle, but the Toyota 4Runner seems to answer the problem well. The TRD Pro includes a 5.1 litre V8 engine that is up to any challenge, providing over 400lbs of torque and a 4.30 differential ratio. It has a carrying capacity of around 2 tonnes, and let’s be honest, it’s one of the most beautiful looking 4x4s around.
So if you are looking to try out one of these fine vehicles for yourself, consider contacting South Africa 4×4 we have a variety of four by four rentals available for use across Africa.