• The Volvo S90 T6, the home run no one talks about

    This week, Volvo’s biggest seller locally, the XC60, was launched abroad and Volvo executives must be counting the weeks before its SA arrival. With sales of the XC90 and Volvo S90 not nearly as good as in Europe, the aging local XC60 is still outperforming its bigger, newer siblings....
  • The 2017 Mazda3 Astina 2.0, More than just looks?

    Featuring minor cosmetic changes, the face-lifted Mazda3 Astina is as attractive as it’s always been. Stylish and understated, the proportions of the Mazda made more and more sense as I parked and glanced back at the 4-door hatchback. Riding on new 18 inch wheels, Mazda3 also has other cosmetic...
  • Pretty Fly for a TSI! Polo R-Line hits its niche

    The Polo R-Line 1.0 TSI petrol engine from VW really is quite a gem. And one that had me confused. Is it a diesel? It has the torque spread of a diesel with the 200Nm available all the way from 2000rpm until it starts dropping off at around 3500rpm. ...
  • Road Test: Suzuki Baleno 1.4 GLX Manual

      So you have R229 000 burning a hole in your pocket. You want a brand new car, it has to  be manual and have a normally aspirated engine, good fuel economy, be fun to drive when you want it to be, but more importantly be modern(ish) and highly...
  • A GTI in high heels, or a GTI in army boots?

    A month ago VW opened the order books for the Tiguan TSI 162kW R line. With the waiting list sitting at three months, we managed to get behind the wheel of one for a week of adventure, shopping and launch control. Sit down, shut-up, and drink your chocolate milk,...
  • Chevy Trailblazer 2.8 LTZ vs Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD6

    Fortuner has long been the SUV king of the hill, but can the original SUV claim its thrown back? We do a comparison and live with both of these for a week. And while I did take the trailblazer off-road, this comparison is more a test to see what these...
  • Road Test: Mokka X 1.4 Cosmo Auto

    This week we have the 1.4 turbo Mokka X on test. The spritely new version of the car that first came on the market in 2015 is an interesting and tempting prospect for those looking to purchase in this segment. Let’s take a closer look. On the road The...
  • Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport lives up to it’s name

      It’s been almost a year since Jaguar launched it’s first SUV to much pomp and circumstance. It’s not often that a car is airlifted via chopper and dropped right in front of a group of awe-struck onlookers.  But awe-struck we were and 11 months later the Jaguar F-Pace...
  • 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...