One of our least-favourite cars in 2021 now comes with the dreaded CVT ‘box of many revs, no gears and plenty whining. Can it get any worse?
Many, many years ago, when the internet was still black and white, I met a girl on a dating site and she was happily piloting her second Hyundai i20. It turned out that she rolled the first one but, upon emerging unscathed with her beloved collie dog, immediately purchased another.
The world recoiled in unison with a collective gasp when Toyota released their bat-excrement crazy C-HR a few years ago. Heavens above, how could the maker of slab-sided pickups come up with something that could make Aston-Martin stare?
Another day, another compact crossover. Audi figuratively stuck their second-gen Q3 into a press, squeezed it into a hatchback, pardon, coupé, pardon, Sportback shape and charges you extra for the loss in practicality.
How do you keep the insatiable SUV market interested in your wares? By refining them, of course. Hyundai South Africa just showed us how it’s done…
There you are, standing outside your local Volvo dealership after close of business and that stunning blue XC60 you had your heart set on is parked next to a cool grey V90 Cross Country. Dang it, which dotted line do you sign on?
Another day, another expensive and over-styled pavement hopper. Or is it?