How do you keep the insatiable SUV market interested in your wares? By refining them, of course. Hyundai South Africa just showed us how it’s done…
The Suzuki Vitara has gone through quite a few transformations, from a chunky compact SUV to “the Grand”, then this bizarre shape and now turbo-power for its mid-life facelift…
The trendy rings
Apparently they exist. People who look at an Audi Q3 and say “no way José, that’s too big and boring!” The German manufacturer and most of its competitors cater for such folk because our consumer society breeds these trendsetters by the truckload. Enter stage left, the achingly trendy Audi Q2.
The bad accent
Is there still such a thing as a terrible car? While this depends entirely on your personal preferences (or own definition of the word), there are a few turds floating in the entry-level market segments. A little higher up, you sometimes get the odd disappointment though; like Opel’s new Mokka X.
The new line
I don’t get it. Those words may be laced with ignorance but in my case, I plead sheer and utter confusion, your honour. Not since I drove some low-slung quad-pipe monster has a test car garnered this amount of positive attention. Young kids, Moms and Dads, even the grandparents gawk at the new Volkswagen Tiguan.