What do you get when you strip all the luxuries from a VW Caravelle and then, umm, put some of them back again? Tada… this new Transporter Kombi!
Tested: 190kW Volkswagen Amarok V6 Tdi
Many manufacturers stick ‘sport’ badges on their top-tier models, knowing fully well that it might not be sporty at all. The new more-powerful 3.0 litre v6 Amarok, rather deserves this badge, yet silently springs a surprise on keen challengers.
Tested: 2020 Audi Q8 45 TDi Quattro
Hypocrisy can be a tough nut to crack. Usually I would fly into a spitting rant about cars like the Audi Q8 but just a few hours behind the wheel left me completely smitten. I hate everything it embodies but it never put a wheel wrong. It’s enormously ostentatious but so incredibly refined…
Tested: VW Tiguan 2.0 TDi 4Motion R-Line
More expensive is always the better, right?
To answer in short: No. Ask me what I would purchase with the odd R650,000 and I will without a doubt choose the Volkswagen Golf GTi or even Golf R. These two models are sublime and the ideal small family package for those more inclined to have a heavy right foot.
Long-term test: 2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi Canyon
Undeniably the fastest production bakkie currently being sold in South Africa (yes, we have valid reasons to make this statement), Volkswagen just updated their stellar V6 diesel-powered steed. The manufacturer, who enjoyed one of their most successful years to date, kindly entrusted us with the new special-edition Canyon for a month.
New Audi badges
What in the name of everything at Ingolstadt is a 55 TFSi? Does it have 55 horsepower or is the engine a 5.5L monster? Sadly, none of those are true and Audi’s new boot-lid numbers are merely a range of escalating / sliding power categories.
Tested: Nissan NP300 Hardbody 2.5 TDi D/C 4×4
One star. ONE! Sheesh, can you believe the so-called nerve of these so-called people? First they sell us some completely outdated relic from the late nineties and now we find out that it only gets one of five brownie points for some modern crash test rating. This is an outrage. Outrage, I tell you!
Sprint Review: Volkswagen Arteon TDi DSG R-Line
Is Volkswagen on the wrong track with the idea of a luxury sedan? No, we think everybody else may be.
Padtoets: 2018 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 4 Motion R-Line
Volkswagen se kunswerk
Na sy bekendstelling in 2018 het die splinternuwe Volkswagen Arteon die voertuigmark met ambisie aangegryp. Nie net lyk dit heeltemal anders as ander Volkswagens in die huidige lyn nie, maar is dit ook veel meer eksklusief, met etlike herinneringe aan die Passat, CC en selfs die Volkswagen Phaeton.
Sprint Review: Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDi
A revered new bakkie, lots of info in short paragraphs
What you need to know: The Volkswagen Amarok was launched in 2010, mostly for a few bakkie-mad countries in the southern hemisphere. After its makers and owners had to endure cringe-worthy jokes about two litre milk and juice bottles, Amarok finally got a flagship 3-litre V6 model with its recent refresh.