Padtoets: Nissan Qashqai Acenta dCi

Langpad Lanie

Nissan se Qashqai was sedert sy bekendstelling in 2009 baie gou ‘n sukses en het al oor die 2 miljoen verkope wereldwyd gehad. Dit was Nissan se eerste sogenaamde “Crossover” of kompakte SNV (Sportsnutvoertuig). ‘n Nuwe Qashqai het verlede jaar op die Suid-Afrikaanse mark verskyn en met die eerste oogopslag is dit duidelik dat Nissan weer ‘n wenner beet het.

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Bekendstelling: Citroen Cactus

Citroen is weer anders met nuwe C4 Cactus

Die Citroëns van die ou dae het ‘n reputasie gehad van ‘n bietjie anders wees maar die laaste paar jaar was hulle maar nog net deel van die hoofstroom Europese motors. Nou het Citroën met die nuwe C4 Cactus weer ‘n model wat jy op ‘n afstand kan uitken tussen die ander. Party mense sal dink hy is pragtig, terwyl ander weer glad nie van sy voorkoms sal hou nie. In Suid-Afrika vervang die Cactus die C4 reeks.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLA200 CDI

The alluring ticket

Purpose. It’s a subject I can’t shake every time I test a new car and the most fascinating topic when discussing people’s choice of vehicle. There’s no rule or law which dictates the proper use of a vehicle which is why you’ll find 4×4’s on the school run and small Asian rentals knee-deep in Sossusvlei sand.

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Tested: Nissan Juke 1.5dCi Acenta+

The difficult show

It’s jolly difficult to start a review of Nissan’s Juke without diving head-first into its most distinguishing feature: those looks. Upon seeing it, some people repeatedly gasp for air and struggle to string together a set of deserving expletives while others smirk, smile and giggle at the sight of this odd-looking crossover.

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Tested: Subaru Forester 2.0 XT

The flat fright

Are you in the market for a small to medium SUV softroader dad’s taxi crossover MPV? It seems that almost everybody is these days and I certainly don’t envy them with seemingly every manufacturer selling or planning the next best thing since 4×4’s went soft and cars grew legs.

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Tested: 2012 Mitsubishi ASX

The flash accessory

Vying for your attention this week is the Mitsubishi ASX, a crossover SUV that arrived fashionably late in the world of “Honey, let’s buy a 4×4 that isn’t a 4×4.” You or I could criticise and mock all we like but this niche of the market is alive and well.

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Padtoets: Peugeot 3008

Pure Franse flair

Om na die Peugeot 3008 te verwys as Franse “flair” by uitnemendheid is miskien om jou kop te ver uit te steek aangesien dit ‘n term is wat heelwat verskillende persepsies kan uitlok. Maar dan moet daar ook in gedagte gehou word dat die term “flair” (wat moeilik in Afrikaans vertaalbaar is) ook heel dikwels gebruik word om na die hoë risiko rugby te verwys wat eie aan die Franse is – en soms heel rampspoedige gevolge kan hệ.

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