• We think new VW Tiguan is SA’s 2017 Car of the Year

    The people’s automaker, VW have raised the bar yet again. Enter the new 2017 Tiguan. In typical VW style it has always been humble in its approach. A respected little SUV that ticked all the right boxes, sold well but then probably missed its next generation revisions by a...
  • Others claim toughness, Mitsubishi Triton aims for comfort

    After what seems like an eternity the Mitsubishi Triton has been relaunched for 2017. With over 180 tweaks to the new version, we headed out to the Heidelberg 4×4 in South Africa to see if the new model can take the fight to the other established brands. Styling &...
  • 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....
  • Fastest Macan Performance Package tested in snow

    Icy roads snaking through snow-covered banks that would easily devour a small hatchback are not the easiest conditions to test Porsche’s fastest Macan. The fact that Porsche has handed us the keys to its hottest Macan (so far) on such treacherous roads is perplexing but does keep to the...
  • Choose your power source with Volvo XC90 T8

    An imposing 7-seater SUV weighing 2350 kilograms does not conform to the classic mould for a hybrid powertrain. As a range the Volvo XC90 is expected to cover long distances or perhaps do a spot of towing – neither of which are a hybrid’s forte. Yet until the Volvo...
  • Efficient Mercedes C 350 e comes at a price

    Hybrids can easily make a bad first impression. Take the new C 350 e from Mercedes as an example. When it was dropped off for road test the battery was flat and because I had no opportunity for a quick charge and barely had enough time to acquaint myself...
  • Drive Review: Renault KWID 2017 in SA

    One of the most active car manufacturers in Mzansi has got to be Renault. They have a strong vehicle line-up covering almost every area of the market and it certainly shows as they continue to grow. It’s no wonder then that the French’s new offering is the back to...
  • New KIA Sportage ends 2016 on positive note

    A fairly quiet year for the KIA brand has erupted into one of the company’s biggest launches. The 2017 KIA Sportage has a a dauntingly large pair of shoes to fill because as new vehicle sales dip, models like the Sportage need to perform an anchoring role. Approaching the...
  • Driven: Bentley’s terrain-blasting W12 Bentayga

    A high-pitched yelp escaped my body the first time I reached down by the gearlever and twisted the rotary dial from B (Bentley’s own customised settings) to Sport and stomped the accelerator deep into the fluffy carpets.  The streets around Britsol narrowed frighteningly quickly following a little chirp from...