Student, senior, tourist, retiree, single parent and/or young working person? These are doubtless the main targets for a small and affordable Toyota hatchback. But don’t despair, even if you don’t fit into some (or any) of those marketing brackets, the Aygo could serve you well.
Another day, another SUV. Thanks to our insatiable thirst for high-riding station wagons, even firms like Mahindra are getting in (or staying) on the action. We test the top-spec XUV500.
I’ve just returned from an exciting Suzuki launch at Redstar Raceway in eastern Gauteng. This tyre-shredding day celebrated the arrival of the Japanese brand’s “Boosterjet” turbocharger technology in the agile Swift Sport and popular Vitara models.
Hyundai South Africa appears to be a company with its finger on the pulse, reacting to market demands with the sort of speed and innovation we last saw in the late 80’s. While most of its rivals are hamstringed by dreary corporate rules these days, Hyundai still gets to play a little and produce bespoke cars like this Tucson Sport.
The illustrious experience
Have you ever heard of the Cerwin-Vega DC1515? What sounds like an antique Russian transport plane is actually an American loudspeaker the size of a medium fridge. And trust me on this; you would remember if you ever met a pair. That same brutal immortality also applies to my latest test car, the new Audi RS4 Avant.
Mazda Southern Africa recently invited us to sample their newest and most important vehicle for 2019 – the seventh generation Mazda3. NamWheels brings you all the details of this oven-fresh Japanese hatchback and sedan combo.
That’s it, I’ve had it. Enough! Enough already with this stupid SUV malarkey, it’s gotten completely out of control. Who would’ve ever thought that Jaguar (and Bentley, Maserati, Porsche, Lambo, etc., etc.) will get in on the action and what the hell is the meaning of E, F and I Pace?
A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: We actually tested this model before, about a year ago and in exactly the same colour. Back then I described its heavy automated roof (plus 160kg) and automatic box-o-cogs as giant flies in the otherwise enjoyable soup of MX-5 deliciousness. Has anything changed?
The gentle progress
Ahh, the carefree days of early adulthood. My memories include Brollocks, Terrace, Bohemia, Mavericks and other Stellenbosch places but are dominated by the cars I came into contact with back then. One of them was a then-new Mercedes C180 and almost 20 years later I finally got a chance to test one of its direct descendants in earnest.
Sitting atop the Golf family tree and also jostling for position in the uber-hot hatch category, we took a quick spin in this Vrr-Phah monster to see what’s new for 2018/19.