Is Volkswagen on the wrong track with the idea of a luxury sedan? No, we think everybody else may be.
‘n Eksklusiewe voertuig met ‘n knippie “Golf R” sout
Ongetwyfeld, een van die mooiste sedan voertuie op die huidige mark, bied die nuwe Volkswagen Arteon baie meer as net ‘n mooi gesig.
The quiet exits
So you’re on your way to buy a new Chevy Sonic or finally order that big Honda Accord. Bad news – you’ll only find those on crunchy gravel forecourts laced with colourful bunting and misspelled slogans. For your entertainment (or misery) we’ve made a small list of cars that are no more.
The sleek attempt
Time for a quick course in German. Volk means Nation and Wagen means Vehicle; more or less. Combine the two with the obligatory “s” in between and you get Nation’s Vehicle or, if you like, People’s Car. Despite a faint whiff of socialism, that’s what Volkswagen stands for – the nation’s vehicle.
Cabriolet en Coupé in een voertuig
Sedert die bekendstelling van die Volkswagen CC in Suid-Afrika en Namibië, ongeveer vier jaar gelede, was hierdie vierdeur koepee reg van die begin af ‘n treffer en was dit veral die opvallende en sportiewe ontwerp van die motor wat heel eerstens die oog getref het. Dit is dus ook geen wonder dat die Volkswagen CC in Europa en ook in Australië verskeie pryse vir sy ontwerp gewen het nie.
The jerky pleasure
Pull up a chair and settle down in the middle of obscurity and the apex of pleasantness. Volkswagen’s Passat has always been an agreeable motor car which few people understood, especially since the favoured four-door Volksie sedan on local shores has long been the Jetta.
The spastic beauty
Hang on, what’s going on here? Someone gave me a snazzy Peugeot 308CC when I had clearly reviewed the pretty French convertible last year. With rising summer temperatures and sunny skies abound, I wasn’t about to rectify their mistake though.
The refreshing choice
The key I currently have in my pocket will grant access to a Peugeot 207 of sorts with, umm… This manufacturer is rather stingy with their badges so that’s all I know for now. I’m unsure what engine it has but can report about the presence of five doors and a solid roof so it’s neither the GTi nor the flip-top CC.
The Korean contender
Who would’ve thought that one day you’d be reading about an exciting new luxury car from Hyundai, or discover that the car in question manages to turn heads and initiate fights between motoring journalists when the keys are being handed out.