Launched: Hyundai Accent hatchback

The new reason

By now, Hyundai’s success story is well documented and the Korean manufacturer has carefully crafted its tracks in the local motor industry. With over 50,000 units sold last year, Hyundai’s S.A. division ranks 13th worldwide and has helped the global brand from 6th to 5th position for car makers.

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Bekendstelling: Hyundai Santa Fe [2013]

Kraaknuut 4×4 Supersport uit Korea

In die relatiewe kort tydperk wat Hyundai op die plaaslike mark beskikbaar is, het hierdie Koreaanse vervaardiger, by wyse van spreke, die stryd as een van die topverkopers in die land amper stormenderhand oorwin.

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Launched: Honda Brio

The speedy decision

Today I bring you news of a very, very important car. Obviously it’s important enough for the manufacturer to launch this new model in our market but more importantly, it slots into our market’s most popular segment, around R120,000. So everyone, please say hello to the new Honda Brio.

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Launched: Hyundai i20 [2012]

The refurbished chance

Today I bring you news of the freshly face-lifted Hyundai i20 which, for most people, probably bears the same significance as a kitchen appliance sale at your local mall. So – for those of you in need of a new dishwasher, err car, you may want to read on.

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Launched: Hyundai i30 [2012]

The sensible focus

Last week saw the introduction of the Hyundai i30, a compact hatchback competing in the C-segment against favourites like the VW Golf, Opel Astra and Ford Focus. The Korean is all-new and armed with a few goodies to create some European headaches.

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Launched: Honda Civic sedan

The important progression

Do you still remember the pop-up headlight Honda Ballade? What about the square one before that? These dependable and practical cars were uniquely named for South Africa and were actually called Honda Civic everywhere else – of which the ninth generation was just launched.

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Launched: Hyundai H1 Multicab

The split shuttle

Monday, 23 January 2012, Kuils River. The glamorous honours of our first launch report for 2012 go to the decidedly unglamorous Hyundai H1 Multicab. Still, I encourage you to read on as this vehicle is big on space, big on versatility and big on value for money.

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Launched: Toyota Innova

The big badge

Toyota is on the rebound after a few reliability niggles landed them on the wrong end of a witch hunt. Old foes and new competitors are clawing at market share so the Japanese giant had to think fast and aims to fight back with increased quality and quantity of products.

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Bekendstelling: Nuwe Hyundai i10

Ideale stadsmotor, maar ook vir die langpad.

Verby is die dae waar jy met die koop van ‘n intreevlak motor met net die basiese tevrede moes wees. Die nuwe opgeknapte i10 stel nuwe standaarde vir klein motors teen ‘n bekostigbare prys. Die i10 spog met ‘n hele lys van standaard kenmerke wat mens onlangs net in duurder modelle aangetref het.

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Tested: Nissan X-Trail 2.0 DCi LE

The wedding planner

Ideally you only get married once in your life and the general consensus is that you share the memorable day with loved ones and friends. As a fully paid up member of the latter group I was kindly invited to attend the big day of two great friends in an idyllic getaway resort on the wrong side of Riviersonderend.

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