This time we focus on one of thee most important features a new car can offer – its headlights. Available with multiple assistants and very cool names, these systems are adapted to each vehicle and offer the driver maximum light in most situations. LED (light emitting diodes) are the current forerunners but we are still fond of a good Xenon setup. And what does the future hold? The next step in automotive lighting is lasers. Beam us up!
Volkswagen stel sy nuwe Polo-reeks bekend
Volkswagen het onlangs sy nuwe Polo-reeks bekend gestel. Die eerste generasie van Volkswagen se Polo modelle is alreeds in Oktober 1996 in Suid-Afrika bekend gestel om die gaping tussen die Golf en die Citi Golf te oorbrug.
The great future
Volvo is known for building safe, reliable family cars and their big seven-seater XC90 SUV has always typified this. While the outgoing model was still a great car, a wave of fresh design and new technology is sweeping through the Swedish manufacturer with this brand-new XC90 at the pointy end.
Vir Ernstige Pret tussen Noorweë en Kaap Agulhas
Volkswagen van Suid-Afrika het so-pas sy nuwe reeks Touaregs aan die pers bekend gestel. Hiermee het hulle weereens bevestig dat hierdie vuurwa die beste van die bestes in rowwe terrein en modder, snelweë en sand in die skande kan steek. Die naam Touareg roep immers beelde van wilde woestyn-Arabiere op kamele in die Sahara se sandduine op.
Fris en Vars!
Hyundai is beslis die mees suksesvolle handelsnaam wat ons land in die laaste dekade of wat getref het. Hoewel hulle nie hulle jaarlikse verkoopsyfers bekend maak nie, kan daar aanvaar word dat hulle kort agter Volkswagen en Toyota lê.
The proud sensation
Few cars can trace their direct ancestry over six generations and sixty years, encompassing some of the most beautiful and desirable motor cars along the way. One of these vehicles is the big topless Mercedes SL and we were fortunate enough to spend a week with the latest SL500.
The new popularity
I’ve bought quite a few cars over the years and my shortlists usually included some or other derivative of a car which I believe to be a sensible and beautifully engineered hatchback. It’s never been the most affordable and I’m yet to own one so my admiration of the Audi A3 lives on.
The small fun
Today I’d like you to meet a small car with a gigantic name, the teeny-tiny Audi A1 1.4T FSi 136kW S-Line S-Tronic. As I don’t intend retyping that novel of a name in every second paragraph, the small German with its big heart will henceforth be referred to as the A1 136kW.
The sensible extravagance
Welcome to this week’s contradiction on wheels: the decidedly extravagant Range Rover powered by a sensible turbo-diesel engine. Half the appeal of a flashy R-R Sport was always its thundering beast of an engine so does this mean the Sport badge should be ripped off its backside?
The disappointing drop-top
You should never meet your heroes. They might turn out to be rude, stupid or suffer from halitosis. In other words, quite disappointing. To be completely honest, the Volvo C70 T5 I tested recently was only mildly disappointing and is actually an offspring of my chosen hero, the plain but elegant C70 Coupe from the dawn of this century.