Padtoets: 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Outomaties

My bekoring vir die Suzuki Swift het sowat 14 jaar gelede begin. Toe Per-Gunnar Anderson in ‘n helder-geel Swift Super 1600 die FIA Junior Wêreld Tydren kampioenskap gewen het. Met drie seges het Anderson die seisoen domineer. In soortgelyke styl het Aaron Burkart die laaste S1600 jaar in 2010 verower. Hierna sou die Junior Wêreld Tydren kampioenskap na R2 masjiene beweeg.

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First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport

Hyundai South Africa appears to be a company with its finger on the pulse, reacting to market demands with the sort of speed and innovation we last saw in the late 80’s. While most of its rivals are hamstringed by dreary corporate rules these days, Hyundai still gets to play a little and produce bespoke cars like this Tucson Sport.

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Padtoets: 2018 Honda Jazz Sport

Oorambisie vir Honda

Honda het onlangs die nuwe Civic Type R (FK8) tesame met die nuwe Jazz 1.5 Sport (voorheen bekend as die Dynamic) by die Dezzi resies baan in Durban geloods. Terwyl die Civic Type R ons asems weggeslaan het met ‘n kombinasie van uitstekende ingeneurswese en geweldige pret, het die Honda Jazz Sport ons met ‘n effense kopkrap-situasie gelos.

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Launched: 2018 Honda Jazz Sport

The successful Jazz brand continues with new Sport

The highly popular Honda Jazz brand will once again move forward with the introduction of a new Sport model. Taking the Jazz on a 180km roadtrip along the South-African east coast, we tested the abilities of the Jazz on the road, as well as the wet skid pan of Dezzi Raceway.

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Tested: Hyundai Elantra Sport

The extinct attributes

Not too long ago, things looked rather different on our roads. Only farmers and plumbers drove bakkies, Moms would zip between extramural activities in Kombis or station wagons, nobody had heard of crossovers or hybrids and occasionally you’d see something which is now almost extinct: a sports sedan.

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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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Tested: Suzuki Swift Sport

The cheeky critter

Horses for courses. Apples and oranges. It’s hard to compare or recommend something if you don’t know its intended use or purpose. That’s my default excuse when someone asks me what the best car in the world is, because I don’t know what they need it for. The best car I’ve ever driven though? Easy. A Suzuki Swift Sport.

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