Sprint Review: 2018 Hyundai Tucson 1.6T Elite

Did you know that Hyundai now has four SUV’s in the local market? The funky Kona and sensible Creta cater for the compact segment (and wallet) while their brand-new seven-seater Santa Fe wears the brand’s crown. But the one which started it all – at least locally – is this accomplished Tucson.

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Padtoets: 2018 Mazda 2.0 Astina Plus Outomaties

Nuwe kar, minder kopsere 

Die motor industrie is tans by ‘n geweldige keerpunt. Nie net raak enjins kleiner nie, maar verkies vele vervaardigers om ander alternatiewe tot brandstof te vind. Hierdie innoverende tegnologiese ontwikkelinge het geweldige voordele, dog ook nadele. So waar staan die nuwe Mazda 3 in hierdie opsig?

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Long term test: 2018 Honda Amaze 1.2 Comfort

The new wave

Good news, dear reader. Everything is back to normal in one part of my automotive imagination. After years of turbo-diesel automatics, yodeling CVT’s and GreenDream gobbledygook, my overall impression of Honda has been yanked perilously close to its original state by this new 2018 Amaze 1.2 Comfort.

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Sprint Review: Isuzu D-Max 3.0TD Double Cab 4×4 LX

The Isuzu KB bakkie range is dead, long live the new D-Max series! (it’s basically the same…)

What you need to know: Although yours truly isn’t the biggest bakkie fan, someone thought it funny to bring us a whole string of Isuzu pick-ups to test. Starting with KB250 double cabs over “X Rider” 4×2 and 4×4 models, this D-Max denotes the new-and-improved product onslaught from the Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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Tested: 2018 Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Line

The stale flaw

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class wasn’t a hugely popular vehicle to start with. I base this claim on my powers of observation in daily traffic as well as motoring conversations in my immediate circle of influence. In fact, if I consider the unkind things my peers say about Merc’s little hatch, it shouldn’t have made it past generation one.

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Tested: 2018 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDi Luxury

The good, the bad and the Touareg

I like to think that I’m not unjust or mean about the cars I review which is why I can count all my nasty, negative reviews on one hand. Volvo’s hapless C70 Cabrio, the first-gen BMW X1 and a cheap hatchback or two are about to get some rather illustrious company in the shape of the new Volkswagen Tiguan…

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Tested: 2018 Ford Ecosport 1.0T Trend Automatic

The unfair favour 

Some things suffer from unfair, unsolicited prejudice. Think of the perfume or aftershave your most hated boss wore, places where you got hurt as a kid, that song which reminds you of your ex, or food and drink that made you sick. See what I mean? They’re all completely innocent, much like the Ford EcoSport.

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