• 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...
  • New Renault Megane GT breaks the mould

    Renault seems like they are the only French brand that has managed to shake off the “French stigma” attached to these European brands. Perhaps it was the cleverly named ‘Megane Shake it’ that they launched about five years ago. Nonetheless, this thriving French carmakers continues to rise beyond expectations...
  • Ford’s 2.2-litre diesel packs punch in new Ranger

    Been known as the best surely comes with a certain level of stress. You’ve raised the bar, and the expectations are high, with competitors no doubt hoping to knock you off your podium. Perhaps this is how Ford feels with their trendy Ranger. The Ford Ranger caused quite a...
  • Volvo S60 begins to deliver on Polestar promise

    A true Polestar model from Volvo South Africa. Currently the S60 is also the only one of its kind on sale and available in limited numbers. The lines between Polestar Performance Parts and Polestar (WTCC flavour, for lack of higher praise) becomes less blurred with the arrival of the Volvo S60 Polestar...
  • New Focus RS is our 2016 perfomance car

    I knew after the first few metres of driving new 2016 Focus RS that everything I loved about the Fiesta ST was just magnified in this. A savage beast you’d back in a pub brawl with its notchy six-speed manual gearbox and vociferous 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. It’s a slightly...
  • New Honda Civic turbo easily fills Accord’s shoes

    The Honda Civic has always had a special place in my heart. It was one of the first cars I set my hopes on of owning when I passed my license all those years ago. So it’s comforting to know, that just like me, the new Honda Civic has...