First Drive: 2019 Suzuki Swift Sport & Vitara Turbo

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.

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First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport

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.

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Tested: 2019 Audi RS4 Avant

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.

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Sprint Review: 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF

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?

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Tested: 2019 Mercedes-Benz C180 AMG Line

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.

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