Honda Suider-Afrika het sopas twee nuwe modelle bekend gestel, waarvan een ‘n splinternuwe model op die mark is. Ons het die geleentheid gehad om die Wes-Kaapse paaie met hierdie twee aan te durf.
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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Honda Jazz – en ander mooi musiek ook!
Met die bekendstelling van die nuutse Jazz het van ons ouer joernaliste die glorie van Honda se eerste toetrede tot die Suider-Afrikaanse mark weer herleef. Dit was vroeg in die sestigerjare toe ek nog op skool was en my eerste besoek aan die renbaan in Oos-Londen gebring het.
The sweet nature
Every now and then, one slips through the net. Despite being voluntarily bombarded with the latest car-related information on a daily basis, the new Honda Ballade’s arrival at my house caused a smidgen of confusion. It looks nothing like the last Ballade I reviewed. When did they change it?
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.
Vir ‘n Baldadige rit
Daar kon beswaarlik onlangs op ‘n beter roete vir ‘n toetsrit met die nuwe Honda Ballade besluit word as die R62 wat mens deur die Klein Karoo vat. Die hoofpad is soos gewoonlik in ‘n goeie toestand en so ook van die grondpaaie waar die Ballade werklik uitstekend op ‘n onlangse toetsrit presteer en hanteer het.
The foolish newbies
Please excuse my nonsensical ramblings this week; I’ve just had two of my wisdom teeth extracted. Despite being twice as stupid as before, I finally decided to compose a comparative test between two cars I drove back-to-back: the new Honda Ballade and Renault Fluence.
A favourite returns
Many cars have left their mark on the South African market, some more than others, and few as successfully as the original Honda Ballade. The unique local name for what was essentially a Civic disappeared long before its antiquated, price-busting Citi and Tazz competitors did.