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Mercedes-Benz GLA200 CDI 7G-DCT vs. Volvo V40 Cross Country D4 Excel Geartronic

The new GLA200 is the best version of Mercedes-Benz’s compact-car series, but is it good enough to topple a left-field contender - the Volvo V40? ...
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Crossover Test: Suzuki SX4 1,6 GLX AllGrip & Peugeot 2008 1,6 VTi Allure

CROSSOVERS occupy a classification no man’s land. They pander to those caught between the impractical size of an SUV and a town-friendly hatchback while exuding the paragliding/mountain-biking/dune-boarding weekend-warrior image they’d like ...
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Audi A8L 4,2 TDI vs. Mercedes-Benz S500 BE

A longer, diesel-driven version of Audi’s facelifted A8 … or the V8 petrol version of Mercedes-Benz’s superb new S-Class? They present an interesting choice ...
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Comparative Test: Suzuki Swift DZire 1,2 GL vs. Honda Brio Sedan 1,2 Comfort

Two budget sedans from Japan square off in a battle for the hearts of the rationally minded. We pit the Suzuki Swift DZire against the Honda Brio Sedan. ...
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Comparative Test: Renault Sandero Dynamique Turbo 66 kW vs. Ford Figo 1,4 Trend vs. Toyota Etios 1,5 Xs vs. Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1,4 Trendline

Renault doesn’t believe South African consumers are getting the most for their hard-earned money. And the new Sandero is here to prove it. ...
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Chevrolet Sonic RS vs. Suzuki Swift Sport

A CLASSROOM is filled with many types of children and many different personalities. There are the smart ones, quirky characters, naughty rascals, mischievous types and myriad in-betweeners. When it comes to ...
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Comparative Test: Toyota Corolla 1,6 Prestige vs. Kia Cerato Sedan 1,6 EX vs. Hyundai Elantra 1,6 Premium

Toyota’s new Corolla carries a weight of expectation and faces formidable competition from Korean brands. Is it up to the task? ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 4

Land Rover Freelander 2,2 SD4 HSE AT While we wanted the S model at under R500 000, Land Rover could supply only an HSE-spec vehicle that took the price way over ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 5

Subaru Outback 2,0D Premium Lineartronic - The Overall Winner of TowCAR of the Year The boxer engine works well, even though it produces only 110 kW. Interior space is impressive, both fore ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 2

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2,8 LTZ AT The transmission on the big Chev had quite a lot of torque slippage, making pull-aways smooth but slow. Once locked up, the meaty 132 kW powertrain pulled ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014 – Part 3

Hyundai Sante Fe 2,2 CRDi Executive AT The Sante Fe’s power output of 145 kW is more than enough for towing and the mass of 1 822 kg places it midway in ...
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TowCAR of the Year 2014

CAR’s road-test engineer was on the judging panel for the 2014 iteration of TowCAR of the Year. In anticipation of the final result, here’s what he thought. ...
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