Bekendstelling: Toyota Etios Sprint

Bekostigbare vervoer en ‘n naam wat mens kan vertrou.

Die Etios was nog altyd ‘n baie belangrike model in die stal van Toyota Suid Afrika en dié model is redelik gewild in ‘n baie kompiterende segment. Dit bied bekostigbare vervoer in ‘n tyd wat motors baie duur geword het. Toyota se Etios word in Indië vervaardig vir die Indiese mark, asook vir Suidelike Afrika, Brasilië en Indonesië.

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Tested: Honda Civic Sedan 1.5 Turbo Sport

The zany looks

A few weeks ago I was on my way to Swakop when I was struck by an epiphany – we should all swap and share our cars. What quickly escalated into a mega-Uber and car thief’s delight in my head had started as a reaction to seeing the same boring vehicles all day long. Fortuner, Fortuner, Polo, Hilux, Fortuner…

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Launch Report: Volvo S90

Volvo’s new flagship sedans impress

I’m starting to feel like a broken record but am happy to repeat this joyful tale as often as necessary… Volvo went from a bleak future to new ownership (Geely) and superb products. After the 40 and 60 Series, the Swedes tackled their XC90 and reinvented a whole range – this new S90 sedan is part of that.

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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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Tested: Honda Civic (Sedan) Sport

The striking sedan

Have you noticed how some cars are starting to look the same? Not to name and shame, I can think of a few luxury marques whose range can only be deciphered by a veteran salesperson or the designer himself. Happily, Honda didn’t get that idea (yet), especially with their new Civic sedan.

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Top List: Boot Space

Ag no man. Your mother-in-law is coming along on holiday and the kids want to take ALL their toys and sports equipment along. Where are you going to fit all of this?

Perhaps you have already invested in a sizable trailer and decent roof-top box but your car simply can’t handle more luggage. Well, we at NamWheels love to help and have compiled a list of cars with at least 400L of luggage space. Big enough to put your skoonma in the boot.

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Sprint Review: Ford Figo sedan 1.5 Titanium

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: We somehow haven’t had much exposure to the Ford Figo except for a tired specimen picked up from a rental company. This here was our first proper, week-long test of this budget car and presented itself in the new-generation sedan with 1.5-litre petrol engine and range-topping Titanium trim.

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Launched: Tata Bolt

New Tata is a Bolt of a surprise!

Henrie Geyser 

The newly-arrived Tata Bolt range of passenger cars is going to inject a healthy dose of brand perception-change in this country because of its much improved European styling, quality finish, ride quality and cabin comforts which the brand has lacked to date.

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Tested: Toyota Auris XR

The proper fight

If you wanted a small family car decade or two ago, you probably drove out of a Toyota showroom. Going right, presumably. These days, if you’re after a sensible car around 250 to 300 kays, there are hordes of choices with the latest tech and engines. But not many Toyotas…

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