‘n Geruime tydjie terug het ons die splinternuwe Honda Type-R om die Dezzi resies baan in Kwazulu-Natal geneem. Hierdie baan is spesifiek gekies om die uitblinker-kwaliteite van die nuwe Type-R ten toon te stel. Dis is in lang en kort draaie waar hierdie voorwiel aangedrewe absoluut fenominaal is. Dié keer het ons die Type-R gekry om dit vir ‘n week as ‘n “familie” en “werks” voertuig te gebruik.
Golf 7.5 GTD / GTi / R toer
Galimoto media is onlangs genooi na Volkswagen se laaste bekendstelling (prettige verkenning) vir 2017. Vanaf die O.R Tambo lughawe sou die uitgestrekte pad ons oor ‘n afstand van 900km neem deur dorpe soos Parys, Kroonstad, Bultfontein, Soutpan, Bloemfontein en Kroonvaal.
33 Miljoen gelukkige kliente
Volkswagen se nuwe Golf GTi is dalk meer as net die “sportiewe” pakkie waarna jy gesoek het. Bekend as die Golf se tweede vinnigste pakket naas die ikoniese Golf R, sou mens jou misgis as jy dink dat hierdie voertuig nét goed is vir die baan. Hierdie is meestal die probleem in die vervaardiging van warm luikrugte wat na Suid Afrika kom.
A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: Renault’s fourth-generation Clio arrived with new technology, great prices and fantastic looks – its fame was short-lived though because it hit a few wobblies with quality and servicing. RS stands for “RenaultSport” and is the hot-hatch model for battling Polo and 208 GTi’s.
The best of both worlds
A few months ago, we had the privilege of testing the new Volkswagen Golf GTi 7.5. On the open roads to Graaff-Reinet, this proved to be one of the best cars that we have tested in a while and we really struggled to find any faults with it. Southern Africa is renowned for the highest percentage of GTi’s. In fact, over 350 000 GTi’s have been sold in the region ever since it started with the MK1. Now it is the turn of the Golf R and the Golf GTD to make a trip to our local showrooms and once again, Volkswagen gave us a little taste of what to expect.
Volkswagen’s Golf range continues to set the trend – we attended the recent press launch.
When thinking about the Golf, my personal recollection is the vivid memory of my childhood friend, whose father owned a Golf GTi Mk2. It became a family member, a car that stayed in the family for 18 years. At the end, the car and family only separated due to unfortunate circumstances. In fact, until today it is likely that you’ll hear a similar story from GTi (or Golf) owners.
Driving in silence, it may be more fun than you think.
Going electric has always been a very vague concept, yet it’s been in the automotive industry for as long as the latter existed. How can you convince a petrolhead that driving on battery power might actually be fun?
So here’s something different. Each year we list our favourite new cars which were launched over the last 12 months but this time around, instead of us telling you which ones we liked, our Facebook page invited YOU to vote your favourite new ride of 2016.
The list of candidates was chosen from the launches we attended or vehicles we thought were brilliant newcomers and worthy of being included in this line-up.
The clever touches
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the yardstick for all performance hatchbacks to be measured by. One can certainly see this in our daily traffic, where the fast Wolfsburger ruthlessly outnumbers its rapid counterparts. For those wishing to stick out a little more, there’s now the limited-edition GTI Clubsport.