suv

  • Lexus NX – NX Level of Urban SUV?

    Lexus has updated the NX, their first attempt at a compact premium SUV. A few subtle tweaks and a minor refresh make it an even stronger contender in this fast-growing segment. The new NX maintains its aggressive lines and sporty demeanour with new headlamps, new chrome-framed front and side...
  • Lamborghini Urus shakes up the establishment

    Never did I think the day would come when new SUV’s would be the biggest news in motoring, but that day has arrived and with it the promise of the Sport SUV to trump all SUV’s. The Lamborghini Urus. The Spec sheet Lamborghini has never shied away from being...
  • Facelifted Nissan X-Trail goes on sale

      Since its launch in 2001, Nissan X-trail has sold over 36 000 units in SA and with the ever-expanding and competitive C-SUV segment, Nissan saw fit to update the X-trail with some modern touches for this, the 2018 iteration. Exterior Most of the changes are outside with new...
  • 2017 Renault Captur now even better value

    Renault has launched almost ten new or revised vehicles in the last twenty-four months. It’s a strategy that has taken some criticism, however, it’s a strategy that has worked with the French company currently lying 6th in the South African market, up from 7th. More importantly, the Renault group...
  • Could we see a Ferrari SUV in our life time?

    It’s funny how words find a way of haunting people. Take Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne, for example, who vowed to the world that we would never see a Ferrari SUV. Well, things sure do look greener at Bentley and Rolls-Royce with the Bentayga and Cullinan raking in some tidy...
  • Toyota sets a land speed record with a twist.

    It’s been 25 years since we saw blurry footage of Andy Wallace doing 374km/h in a McLaren F1 at Volkswagen’s private test track in Ehra-Lessien, Germany .  Back then speeds over 340km/h were unheard of, bar Jaguars XJ220 supercar and highly-modified, once-off cars built specifically to beat records. Fast...
  • 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...
  • BMW to have aggressive model roll out till 2019

    The BMW Group has promised to roll out more than 40 new or updated models across its three luxury brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – by the end of next year. The primary objective of this strategy is to reclaim the luxury sales crown from Mercedes through focusing...
  • Peugeot 2008 gets fresh new look for 2017

    Having sold over 760 000 units worldwide of it’s 2008, Peugeot has decided to spruce up the existing model with some updates for 2017. The 2017 Peugeot 2008 SUV range consists of four models, spanning two engine choices, two transmission choices and three trim levels. The Entry level Active model...