• Award winning Fiat Tipo launches in SA

    Fiat has slowly edged its way into the various segments and now has a fresh new entry into the medium-compact market. The Autobest “Best Buy Car 2016” winner, the Fiat Tipo has now been launched in SA, and with a brief that reads “Skills, no frills” it seems worthy...
  • Mazda launches all new 2017 CX-5

    The CX-5 accounts for around a quarter of Mazda’s global sales. This makes it a very important car for the Japanese manufacturer. For 2017 they have introduced the all new CX-5 which becomes available at Mazda Dealers countrywide on the 1st of June. Changes to the 2017 CX-5 include...
  • Golf 7 gets refreshed

    Available in Trendline and Comfortline spec, the refreshed Golf 7.5 range comes with three different engines, the 81kW 1.0TSI, the 92kW 1.4TSI and the 169kW GTI 2.0TSI. Aesthetically, Golf 7.5 gets a new front end with chrome detailing, but it seems the differences will mostly be noticed only by...
  • Audi’s R8 V10 Spyder launches in South Africa

    Ahh, the R8 V10. The everyday supercar, and one of the easiest supercars to drive fast.  It also happens to produce (once the exhaust flaps are opened) a spine tingling sound from its normally aspirated V10 engine.  Best we enjoy that wailing V10 before the emissions police shuts the...
  • We test the 2017 Peugeot 2008 SUV Diesel

      When a new car arrives in my driveway,  the first 50 to 100 kilometres are usually set aside to acclimatise to the car and get comfortable. Once those boxes are ticked, I head to my favourite set of twisty roads, so I can gauge the dynamism and go...
  • V8 Aston DB11 seen testing

    Few engines ever reach the status of being ‘legendary’, with some examples being Ford’s 5.0-litre V8, Porsche’s flat 6 and the Aston Martin V12. However a competitor for the V8 Continental GT needed to be created, and thankfully the Germans were willing to help. Meet the Aston Martin DB11....
  • Mercedes doubles down on compact segment

    With sales of Mercedes compact cars doubling each year, it makes sense that the manufacturer has shirked its image of only driving older owners around in comfort, and taken on the role of catering for the younger, first-time Mercedes owner.  A minor facelift has been implemented to its compact...
  • Renault Clio GT-Line fills the gap

    With passenger car sales up by 0.9% in an ailing market, and Renault’s volume up 13.4%, the French manufacturers compact passenger cars haven’t been doing too badly. Add to that the high demand for the entry level Kwid and it makes sense that Renault would add another car to...
  • Toyota launches tweaked 86, but is it better?

    I’ve always thought the Toyota 86 is a car that I could own, personally . A car I could drive to the office daily and on the way home have fun with, at relatively safe speeds. Thanks to the “over tyred” nature of most modern cars, really handling dynamics...