Andrew Leopold

  • Renault KWID is selling well in SA. Here’s why.

    Renault’s KWID has arrived and has caused quite a stir.  Its lack of ABS and two star NCAP rating might put certain buyers off, but is it all doom and gloom?  We drive the KWID for a week and weigh up the pros and cons of SA’s controversial little...
  • 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...
  • Better than fire but Mustang scores low on safety

    It just wouldn’t be the quintessential muscle car if Ford had refined the rear suspension and given it 5-star safety.  We’re not sure while this Euro NCAP footage has only surfaced now, given that Mustang arrived at the end of 2015, but it compounds the nightmare Ford is having with...
  • Gazoo Racing could spawn hot Yaris from this engine

    Toyota Gazoo Racing is about to hit the performance mainstream and the car to potentially launch it into hot hatch stardom with be the Toyota Yaris. Without getting ahead of ourselves, the Toyota Supra co-developed with BMW, is rumoured to be next. Toyota has upgraded the current Yaris’s 1.3-litre...
  • Niche Birkin S3 punches well above its weight

    By the second day I had hauled out my pair of racing boots to avoid another one of those mishaps where I mistakenly aimed for the brake pedal but dabbed the throttle… The narrow-bodied Birkin lives up to its name, even for my small frame and size 7 feet....