Ernest Page

  • Range Rover Velar is equal parts form and function

    Its not easy to build a car that looks so completely different yet similar to the rest of its stablemates. But Range Rover has done exactly that with the Velar. We take a look at what sets Range Rover Velar apart from its siblings and competitors. What is a...
  • Datsun GO is SA’s most affordable car.

    When the Datsun name was revived, many we’re not sure what it meant for Nissan.  The name carried lots of weight among South Africans. For for the third time in a row, Datsun has become synonymous with affordable driving and cemented itself back into our car culture. According to...
  • Toyota hits record sales, but marred by floods

    After what has been a fantastic year for Toyota South Africa, the Japanese manufacturer has had to halt production at the Durban plant due to flooding. According to Andrew Kirby, Toyota CEO,  the plant has suffered significant damage but Kirby confirmed that no workers were injured in the floods. “Production,...
  • Jaguar Simola Hillclimb entries open

    Entries for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb are now officially open and as usual, it’s looking to be the premier event on the calendar once more. Last year 144 entries set off on the twisting course. With limited entries available the “by invitation only” event has the cream of the...
  • Why CVT makes the Toyota C-HR a dream to live with

    That headline alone could make purists purse their lips and frown their brows. But the fact of the matter is that not all of us are aspiring race car drivers who want to learn to swap cogs and blip the throttle in the fastest possible time. The media hasn’t...
  • Bite the back of your hand…the S90 R-Design is here.

    After a road trip in a 2 seater sports car, I would immediately be swapping that out for the much more sedate S90 R-Design.  A let down some would say but after a cross-country cruise in what is effectively a 2 seater jetpack, it was nice to settle into...
  • Suzuki Ignis track test!

    They say motorsport improves the breed, and no one knows this better than Suzuki. With multiple world titles behind the Japanese brand, we wanted to find out if any of this trickled down to the pint-sized Suzuki Ignis. But truth be told, we were just looking for an excuse...
  • Renault Duster 1.5dCi Automatic Road test

    Last week the Duster EDC arrived on test and although no serious road trips were taken this week the main aim of the week was to see what the dependable Dusters new gearbox was like to live with. EDC Automatic gearbox The 6 speed EDC gearbox, sporting dual clutches...
  • Why Porsche breaking the Nurburgring record is a big deal

    By now the news is out, Porsche just broke the Lamborghini’s record with a shattering time of 6:47.3 That’s almost five seconds faster than the Sant’Agata attempt.  The handful of road legal vehicles have bested this time and the Porsche, lest we forget, is a full production model, unlike...