Launched: VW Golf & GTi

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.

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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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Tested: Volkswagen Caravelle

Family adventure for your next holiday? We tested the perfect car for the trip…

Purpose. I’ve uttered this before but it’s one of my fascinations with modern vehicles – do they fulfil the role they were made for? When “Volkswagen” and “Caravelle” popped up on my calendar I knew exactly what to do… organize an epic family road trip into the middle of nowhere.

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Launch Report: 2016 Audi A3

The new mixture

Do you know that saying about not messing with a winning recipe? Yeah, picture the scene at Audi’s headquarters when they were tasked with updating the third generation of their accomplished A3. I imagine a boardroom full of long vacant stares, fly counting, much doodling and plenty of awkward silences.

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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: Suzuki Vitara

The cheerful combo

Cars can be so boring. White and silver boxes stuck in a slow and endless march to work, seas of grey metal in a dark multi-story office car park with the odd red or yellow specimen parked under a sign proclaiming “Reserved for Marketing”. Suzuki certainly recognized this with the launch of their brand-new Vitara.

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Top 5: Light Systems

This time we focus on one of thee most important features a new car can offer – its headlights. Available with multiple assistants and very cool names, these systems are adapted to each vehicle and offer the driver maximum light in most situations. LED (light emitting diodes) are the current forerunners but we are still fond of a good Xenon setup. And what does the future hold? The next step in automotive lighting is lasers. Beam us up!

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Bekendstelling: Nuwe 2015 Polo

Volkswagen stel sy nuwe Polo-reeks bekend

Volkswagen het onlangs sy nuwe Polo-reeks bekend gestel. Die eerste generasie van Volkswagen se Polo modelle is alreeds in Oktober 1996 in Suid-Afrika bekend gestel om die gaping tussen die Golf en die Citi Golf te oorbrug.

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Launch Report: 2015 Volvo XC90

The great future

Volvo is known for building safe, reliable family cars and their big seven-seater XC90 SUV has always typified this. While the outgoing model was still a great car, a wave of fresh design and new technology is sweeping through the Swedish manufacturer with this brand-new XC90 at the pointy end.

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