The Suzuki Baleno has for long been the dark horse of the hatchback segment. There are several reasons as to why this Maruti product is so popular and why other manufacturers are even looking at incorporating this into their own product line. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has once again launched the latest version of the new Baleno.
“Electric is the future”. This is becoming quite a prominent saying among the global motoring community. Yet, some might believe that higher income countries (HICs) will adapt to this technology much faster than middle- and lower income countries, such as Southern African regions. While this might be true, the electric vehicle (EV) movement is also being fast-tracked in Southern Africa, with Jaguar being one of the main motivating car manufacturers, as they aim for a 2025 switch.
Honda South Africa have just launched the all new Honda HRV, which is a complete new, premium car from the ground up. We were privileged to be invited to the local launch in South Africa, and with no further delay, herewith our launch report.
Hyundai S.A. released two models this week, the updated Hyundai i30 N (MY22) and the brand new Kona N. We were privileged to attend a jam-packed full day event, that consisted of a Killarney race track experience. (a first for me 🙂 and then a drive to Franschoek that involved a mountain pass or two…
This is the brand-new Hyundai Grand Creta and, unless you work for the company, you’re probably just as surprised as we are about its sudden appearance.
Mahindra recently invited us for a quick look at (and brief spin in) their refreshed XUV300 compact SUV. Here are some of the headlines:
Hyundai SA released the new Hyundai Tucson and we were privileged to attend the day event at Century City in Cape Town.
The new Suzuki Celerio has just been launched and it takes to the Southern-African market with quite an ambitious claim. Should Suzuki’s claimed fuel consumption be correct, the Celerio will be the most fuel-efficient car on the current market.
“A game changer. And proper car of the year material!” These are the words of a respected peer who gave me a lift to the recent Hyundai Staria Multicab launch near Cape Town.
Welcome to the year 2030!
Hyundai has released the all-new Staria which replaces the H1 in it’s entirety! I’ll never forget when Toyota released the Previa (years ago) which seemed like they had imported it from the future. Do you also remember their TV ad, stating ‘I have never seen anything like it before’?