Padtoets: 2019 Audi Q8 55 TFSi

Audi se nuwe groot baas?

Sedert 2006 het Audi die tree geneem na die SUV mark met hul Q7 model. Met die groei van die mark na kleiner en meer stedelike-vriendelike SUV’s het die Duitse vervaardiger die Q5 en Q3 bekend gestel. Aanvraag het gegroei en Audi het dus in 2017 die kleinste Q uitgebring, naamlik die Q2. Met bykans 14 jaar se ervaring (meer sodra Volkswagen se produksie van die Touareg ingebring word) het Audi besluit om nog die grootste Q-voertuig tot op hede uit te bring.

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Lineage: Audi Q Range

It may appear that Audi SUV’s have been around for decades but they only pitched up a few years ago. Their popularity is testament to the German manufacturer’s market predictions and product quality… we bring you’re the whole line-up of Q products with four shiny rings.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLC300

The right ingredients

Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneering brand from day one of the car and it’s not often that this German outfit is caught napping. Perhaps they were dozing slightly when sales figures of medium-sized luxury SUV’s shot skywards; led by the BMW X3 and Audi’s Q5. Mercedes’ answer, the GLC, only arrived last year.

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Top 5: Tow Vehicles

So it’s finally holiday time and you’re off to the coast with your boat to visit the in-laws. Or perhaps your daughter got a new horse for Christmas? In both cases you have our sympathy.

Jokes aside though, here’s our little list of cars that can tow big loads, arranged by number of models and total weight. Please note that we based this list on manufacturer’s figures and advise that you confirm any data with your local retailer.

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Sprint Review: Volvo XC60 T6

One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Volvo XC60 is a mid-size luxury SUV whose mould is similar to a BMW X5 or Audi Q5. Available with your choice of four engines, two gearboxes, four trim levels, front- or intelligent all-wheel-drive (certain models only), this stylish Swede easily matches its competitors for variety.

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Tested: Audi Q5 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic

I’m not a huge fan of oversized, pricey SUVs. I find them a bit pointless really. And initially, I wasn’t particularly taken with the Audi Q5 either. My first impressions were very negative, I disliked its bulbous bonnet, I felt too far removed from the whole driving experience with its clever driver assist technology and I really couldn’t see the point of its existence – halfway between a Q3 (which is quite big enough for the school run in my opinion) and a Q7 (which is somehow just magnificent).

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