Launched: Opel Adam
The new jam
The Opel Adam is an important little car. With the German manufacturer reeling from internal struggles and slumping sales, Adam represents the spearhead of their new market onslaught. Named after Opel’s founder Adam Opel, it’s akin to Ford calling their new car “Henry”. It’s a big deal.
Padtoets: Citroën DS3 THP Sport
‘n Kordate Franse haantjie met skop!
Vir Citroën-entoesiaste hoef jy net die letters “DS” te noem en jy kan weet daar gaan lekker gesels word! Die DS-letters gaan terug na die tyd toe die rewolusionêre “nuwe” Citroën ID 19 in die middel-vyftigs die hele wêreld onkant betrap het met ‘n bakvorm wat aan ‘n glibberige haai herinner het.
Tested: 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
The retro sponge
Retro is irrefutably trendy and whereas some may dismiss it as a passing fad, old school remains cool. Exhibit A through C in the automotive world would be the new Mini, Fiat 500 and Beetle. The not-so latest retro attempt is the cool FJ Cruiser made by, sharp intake of breath, Toyota.
Tested: 2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDi Ambition
The memorable gem
After many thoughts of rejection, years of feeling inadequate and a growing inferiority complex, I finally whipped out my big red pen and made an X next to the word Audi. That’s right – for reasons unknown, this is my virgin test of an Ingolstadt car.
Tested: Alfa-Romeo MiTo
The cute cousin
Pay attention and take notes, there is a new toy for people who frequent facebook on their touchy-screen cellphones. The pretty world of trendy small cars welcomes the new-old Beetle, Mini, and Fiat 500 with open arms; and now the Alfa-Romeo Mito is sending them a friend request.