Launch Report: Hyundai Tucson Diesel

The strong contender

The new Hyundai Tucson has been making quite a few waves since it arrived in our market around March of this year. Besides its double name change from Tucson to ix35 and back to Tucson again for this third generation SUV, it’s also garnered quite a bit of praise from the local media. Chicks dig it.

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Padtoets: Hyundai H1

H1-bussie bied nou selfs nog meer as die vorige modelle

Hyundai se bemarkingspan in Suid-Afrika het, sedert die bekendstelling van sy petrol- en turbo-diesel formaat H1-reeks in 2009, uitstekend daarin geslaag om hierdie gewilde negesitplekbussie ‘n markleier hier te lande te maak. Dit was veral die toe bloeiende toeristemark wat ‘n groot afsetgebied geskep het maar wat die laaste jaar noustrop getrek het onder drakoniese en sinnelose wetgewing vanaf regeringskant.

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Sprint Review: BMW 320d (Sport)

One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.

Some facts: The BMW 3-Series has always been the sporting driver’s choice and I’ll get straight to it – it still is. While other car makers are trying to infuse youthful dynamism into their machines, BMW just keeps filing away little-by-little at this winning recipe. In fact, this new model looks like they haven’t filed at all…

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Padtoets: Toyota Corolla Esteem 1.4 Diesel

‘n Yslike watertand lekker

Met Toyota se bekendstelling van sy nuwe Corolla vroeër vanjaar het ‘n elfde geslag van hierdie uiters gewilde handelsmerk in die motormark die lig gesien. Die eerste Corolla, wat in 1966 die mark betree het, was seker een van die mees suksesvolle “wêreldmotors”; daar is reeds meer as 40 miljoen van hulle oor die wêreld heen verkoop.

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Tested: Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel Lineartronic

The raised exploits

Recently, our weekly stream of press demonstrator vehicles has been going through some phases. After a tidy run of hot hatches came a short burst of trendy SUV’s mixed with a few estate cars like this Subaru Outback. That’s not a complaint, by the way, merely an observation.

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Tested: 2012 Mitsubishi Pajero Legend

Pajero legend includes N$120 000 worth of accessories

I’ve recently become very aware of how much of a selling a point a car full of gadgets is, particularly for those more outdoor-orientated types. This point was driven home recently when I test-drove Mitsubishi’s Pajero Legend – a limited edition of the popular 4th generation Pajero 3.2 Di –D GLX  – complete with a rather generous supply of gear and gadgetry to tempt any 4×4 enthusiast into the bush.

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