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MARSEILLE, France – Secrecy is the watchword at the Miramas test track. This is clearly a different type of launch; engineers are under strict instructions to only disclose particular titbits of ...
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DRIVEN: Infiniti QX80

Infiniti is still one of those fringe brands that people outside the motoring hemisphere aren’t yet au fait with. I know this because every time I have one on test, friends, ...
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Driven: Volkswagen Golf SV

While much has been written about gains in dynamics and efficiency afforded products built of the Volkswagen Group’s new lightweight MQB platform the true advantage of this highly adaptable architecture has, ...
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RIDDEN: 2015 Yamaha R1

KILLARNEY RACEWAY, Cape Town – Any superbike launch day corresponds with a high level of anticipation and the recent R1 launch was no different. Although Yamaha has a comprehensive range of ...
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DRIVEN: Porsche Cayman GTS

RONDA, Spain – Late last year a Cayman GTS featured in our Performance Shootout (January 2015 edition) and while it was not the most conspicuous and neither the quickest, nor most ...
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DRIVEN: BMW 220i Convertible

Cape Town – Talk about big shoes to fill. The BMW 1 Series Convertible was the best-selling premium-compact drop-top globally, retailing in excess of 130 000 units since its launch in ...
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DRIVEN: Ford Focus 1,5 Ecoboost Trend 5-door

The third-generation Focus reached the midway point in its lifecycle last year and, as is custom in the automotive industry, Ford’s C-segment contender went through a raft of updates to make ...
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Driven: Peugeot 308 GT Line

Pietermaritzburg, KZN – It’s perhaps fitting that PSA South Africa chose the eve of the Westbank/SAGMJ Car Of The Year (COTY) announcement to launch the model it feels confident will be ...
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Ridden: BMW S 1000 RR

The tension was tangible. Twenty fully grown male journalists stood ashen-faced during a media briefing at Zwartkops Raceway. One reason for the onset of butterflies were dark, menacing clouds hovering above ...
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DRIVEN: Ford Grand Tourneo Connect 1,6 Ecoboost Titanium LWB

It’s a long name for a car, we know… This is the top-of-the-line model in the new Grand Tourneo Connect range that starts off with the Transit van. Remember, however, that ...
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DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG vs. 190E 2.3

How the world of fast four-door cars has changed over the past three decades – especially for Mercedes-Benz. Back in the 1980s when the German car manufacturer launched its W201 190, ...
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BARCELONA, SPAIN – The new XC90 is an important car for Swedish manufacturer Volvo. One would think that all new models launches are noteworthy from a manufacturer’s point of view, but ...
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