2018 Datsun Go

Verbeterde veiligheid en toerusting

Toe die Datsun Go vier jaar gelede op die Suid-Afrikaanse mark bekend gestel is, was die groot kritiek die gebrek aan veiligheidstoerusting. Dit het geen lugsakke of sluitweer (ABS) remme gehad nie. Later is ‘n enkele lugsak vir die bestuurder bygevoeg op die Lux modelle. Die gedagte was om die koste so laag as moontlik te hou en sodoende ‘n nuwe voertuig in die bereik van moontlike eerste kopers te plaas…

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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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Toyota has just completed its fifth consecutive leg of the 5 Continents Drive (5CD) Project in Africa. The Africa leg comprised two routes: Arusha, Tanzania to Sandton, South Africa as well as Windhoek, Namibia to Durban, SA. The first drive, led by Team 1 Captain Bundo-san covered more than 4 000km and had included countries such as Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.


Launch report: 2018 Suzuki Jimny

New Jimny surpasses expectation

Twenty years since the third generation of the much-loved Suzuki Jimny was launched globally, the small 4×4 made quite a stir in the market. While the Jimny has only been on South-African roads since 2008, it became well known as the small 4×4 with an abundance of character and the ability to show larger 4×4 drivers a thing or two in rough terrain.

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Tested: 2018 Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT-Line

The little jeans

For many years I’ve been warning people about buying Peugeots because of their mediocre quality, inferior dealer count and frightening aftersales stories; like that poor chap who had to wait eight weeks for a new 207 GTi clutch from Paris. Now though, I’m about to change my tune because of this second-generation 3008. 

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