Tested: 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 AMG Line

The black sorcery 

Top dog, alpha fe/male, king of the hill. These expressions may be outdated or even frowned upon in our modern society but their meaning remains the same – identifying a leader. Of course this can also be done in the automotive world and while my latest test car may have an increasing number of rivals, I think that the Mercedes S-Class is still top dog.

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Padtoets: 2018 Nissan Micra Acenta Plus

‘n Ouer tiener met meer selfvertroue

Die Nissan Micra het nog altyd ietwat gesukkel met ‘n identiteitskrisis. Tydens my studentejare was die Micra bekend as die kar waarin vroulike studente hul grimering doen terwyl hulle (onwetend) deur rooi ligte versnel.



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Tested: 2018 Volvo XC40 D4 Momentum

The new elephant

Cars can be so boring. In our hectic modern lifestyles, where automobiles have simply become a mundane means of traffic-jam-infested transport, it breaks my heart to see hordes of lofty 4×4’s and bland hatchbacks. Why? They simply don’t make my soul sing like a powder blue Volvo XC40 with white wheels.



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Padtoets: 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen se nuwe warm luikrug

Daar is seker geen beter manier om hierdie artikel af te skop as om te sê dat die nuwe Volkswagen Polo GTI baie meer pret is as die vorige modelle, meer tegnologie bevat en selfs goedkoper is as die uittredende model. Hierdie is te danke aan Volkswagen se nuwe plaaslike aanleg in Uitenhage. Ons het die Polo GTI vir ‘n week gehad om die se keel so bietjie skoon te gorrel.

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Sprint Review: Nissan Micra 66kW turbo Acenta Plus

A rejuvenated compact hatchback, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Nissan Micra was never a huge sales success – well, at least not in Namibia – but it always represented a solid second choice to the evergreen Polo or once-popular Yaris. And just like those two chief rivals, this Nissan has shaken its frumpy image in favour of a much sharper design and cool tech.

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Sprint Review: Mercedes-Benz X250d bakkie

A hyped-up new bakkie, lots of details in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Mercedes is apparently back-paddling and emergency-meeting the living daylights out of themselves because of the X-Class. No matter what they do, no matter what anyone says or writes, all people remember is that it’s based on a Nissan. Navara with mascara. And nothing, nothing else matters.

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