Bekendstelling: Hyundai Elantra

Nuwe Hyundai Elantra; nou ook met ‘n sportiewe variant 

Die nuwe Hyundai Elantra is nou al ‘n rukkie met ons. Maar daar is weer nuwe lewe geblaas in ‘n model wat met sy bekendstelling ‘n paar jaar gelede die koppe behoorlik laat draai het. Al was dit net vir die sprankelende voorkoms en lyne! Van die kant gesien was dit moeilik om hom van die Beierse vervaardigers te onderskei – behalwe vir die baie billiker prys. En natuurlik het hierdie model in 2012 die prys as Suid-Afrikaanse Motor van die Jaar vir hierdie stilering, en hantering, verwerf.

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Tested: Ford Ranger 3.2 XLT FX4 (Limited Edition) 6-spd AT

Working around stereotypes

Hearing the word “bakkie” or “utility vehicle” immediately brings certain stereotypical thoughts to mind. Bakkies have always been seen as the business workhorse, mainly being used for carrying or towing large weights. Yet, within recent years, that stereotype may have been put to rest as more and more manufacturers are trying their hand at changing this perception.

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Sprint Review: Kia Sportage 1.6T GT-Line DCT

One new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Kia’s new Sportage is closely related to its Korean cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. Besides sharing a lot of technology, the relation is evident in both vehicle’s stylish looks. Where a Tucson shows flowing lines, the Sportage was penned with more determined strokes of the pen.

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Padtoets: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4Matic

Boere Rolls Royce? ‘n Mercedes bly ‘n Mercedes!

Ten spyte van al die nuutste tegnologie en hoë-verrigting modelle van ander Duitse vervaardigers bly die driepuntige ster op die sierrooster steeds dié simbool wat getuig van vakmanskap, tydlose styl en goeie, gesofistikeerde smaak!

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Lineage: AMG C-Class

The satin sledgehammers

A recent purchase by one of our staff members has spurred us on to finally delve into the history of certain performance cars. But don’t worry – we shall use this opportunity to cover other brands, genres and eras as well. In fact, why don’t you drop us a line and tell us which car’s history you’d like to see?

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Tested: BMW 440i Coupé

Stylish, powerful and sophisticated – the BMW 440i made us nostalgic…

Childhood memories tend to be precious and vivid, especially for burgeoning petrol heads. Between my mid to early eighties automotive recollections of colourful Mercedes’, a Series 3 Landy, Diesel Golf and a Venter trailer with brown vinyl top, there shimmers my aunt’s white 323i Coupé; complete with BMW six-pot hum.

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Spesiale Verslag: Tata Ekonomie Rit

2,100km met net 120 liter se voggies – is dit moontlik?

2,100km met net 120 liter brand-stof… Dis die uitdaging wat Tata gestel het vir ’n oorland-rit ‘n paar weke gelede vanaf net duskant Beitbrug tot digby die suidelikste punt van Afrika, Kaap Agulhas. Dis soortgelyk aan die teerpad-afstand vanaf Ruacana na Swakop (700km), dan daarvandaan oor Windhoek en Keetmanshoop na Lüderitz (1,200km), en weer terug na Keetmans…

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Bekendstelling: 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Klas

Mercedes-Benz stel sy nuutse veranderinge aan die generasie A-klas bekend

Die nuwe generasie A-klas het in September 2012 sy intrede in die mark gemaak.  As gevolg van die groot sukses wat hierdie model wêreldwyd bereik het is produksie vanaf Rastatt in Augustus 2013 na Valmet Automotive Sales in Finland uitgebrei.  In Brittanje het verkope verlede jaar met 46% en in die groeiende mark in China met meer as 50% gestyg alhoewel die meeste verkope nog steeds in Duitsland is.

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Launch Report: 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The best bus?

Like most of its competitors, Mercedes-Benz is on a serious mission to build more and more models in an effort to offer their products in almost every market segment. They’ve also been fiddling with their range descriptions and the latest addition slots in at the end – this new V-Class.

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