diesel

  • Mazda BT-50 3.2 Diesel D/C 4X4 Road Test

      Mazda BT-50, just like its cousin, the Ford Ranger received a make over this year.  We take a brand new BT-50 over some dirt roads, a  little off roading and use it for our daily commute. On the outside, the Mazda BT-50 has been updated to look more...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Renault Captur diesel shines in economy run

    Renault Captur range is now complete with 1.5dci diesel engine and limited edition Sunset model Renault’s Captur now comes with the famed 1.5dCi engine which has been cross-pollinated to everything from Mercedes to Nissans.  With one in eighty-five cars sold coming equipped with this engine, and in Captur spec,...
  • Drive Review: Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8 LTZ Auto

    I’ve always admired the new Chevrolet Trailblazer. Not because it’s just another SUV, but because it’s an underestimated SUV. Having to compete against the chart-topping Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest – both of which are recently renewed – is no easy task by any means. So if the Trailblazer...
  • Drive Review: Mahindra XUV500 diesel (2016)

    Mahindra’s XUV500 just released in South Africa replaces the original version that had long become a regular sight on South African roads. Now this this thoroughly updated version takes it to higher levels with improved levels of standard equipment to ensure exceptional value for money, let alone that it...