Padtoets: Toyota RAV4 GX AWD

Toyota se verbeterde RAV4 sit ‘n trotse tradisie voort

Die bekendstelling van Toyota se oorspronklike RAV4 so twee dekades gelede het in die jare daarná selfs dié vervaardiger se stoutste verwagtinge oortref.  En sonder twyfel gaan die nuutste en vierde generasie RAV met sy vyf verskillende modelle ‘n nuwe hoofstuk byvoeg tot hierdie suksesverhaal en sal sy mededingers in die gewilde SUV-marksegment hulle sokkies moet optrek.

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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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Five-cylinder engines

The fantastic five

A gruff, off-beat sound usually accompanied by a whistling turbo charger can only mean one thing: five cylinders. With even numbers being the preferred stencil for engine manufacturing, the five-pot is just as quirky and potentially unbalanced as those little three-cylinders.

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Tested: 2012 Ford Kuga

The extra character

Last Friday the phone rang and someone announced that they were bringing around a cougar. As I wasn’t sure which sort of man-eater to expect, I locked all doors, put on aftershave and armed myself with a bottle of gin. Imagine my surprise when the unwanted guest turned out to be Ford’s new-ish SUV, the Kuga.

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