Andrew Leopold

  • Volvo’s Pilot Assist gives time back to you

    Could you trust your car to drive itself at speeds up to 130kph? We’re not just talking Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that’ll brake, accelerate and keep pace with a ‘lead’ car; we’re talking level two (out of five) autonomous capability – that ensures full semi-autonomy on the throttle, brakes...
  • Volvo S90: Trust us, you can take this Volvo’s pulse

    There’s a new premium sedan in town, one that can truly stand wheel-to-wheel with the Germans as far as desirability, looks and quality goes, but what about the all-important performance factor? This is traditionally where Volvos have faltered against their sportier German counterparts. But the latest S90 appears to...
  • Break the mould in Volvo’s plush new S90

    The stakes are particularly high for Volvo at the moment. Not just because the XC90 was so well received that it ousted all-comers to claim the 2016 Wesbank/SAGMJ SA COTY title – and the much-anticipated follow-up S90 is always more challenging following a big success – but also because...
  • Latest Hyundai CRETA bears many Tucson traits

    Everyone is calling the new Hyundai CRETA the baby Tucson. Considering that the Tucson is a 2017 South Africa Car of the Year finalist, not to mention strikingly styled, this is a favourable association to be made, stirring up the next wave of momentum from the Korean manufacturer. Outside...
  • Mitsubishi expands modern 2017 ASX range

    The 2017 Mitsubishi ASX is the first model in South Africa to feature Mitsubishi’s new Dynamic Shield design language. What this means is a notably more prominent front grille surrounded by a striking new design which will soon be seen on a few other Mitsubishi models. In addition – the...
  • Quickco: People search for Toyotas, not supercars

    It’s been a question we ask ourselves with tears in our eyes, ‘what are car people searching for on the internet?’ Do they want the meanest Lamborghini Aventador ever made, or a frugal Toyota Corolla? A new study done by Quickco collected data from 193 countries worldwide revealed that...
  • First images of McLaren P14 – the 650S replacement

    One of the main drawcards at this year’s Geneva motor Show will be McLaren P14, seeing here in the first blotchy streaky image doing the rounds on Instagram. Part of the Super Series range, the P14 (not the official name, although one of McLaren’s better choices) is the replacement...
  • Controversy as VW hint at Golf GTi hybrid

    The next generation Golf GTi is likely to feature hybrid power for better performance, fuel economy but probably not cost. We can already run the headline ‘most powerful Golf GTi, yet.’ This quantum leap in powertrain is mostly permitted by the Group’s 48V system which made its debut in...
  • Audi’s new paint will be the death of stickers

    The future of the car is relentlessly marching towards autonomous drive so when we get wind about innovations that don’t mention radar, sonar or a lead car, levels of intrigue around the office rise. Audi’s prototype design allows symbols to be embedded in the paint so that unlike the...