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ROAD TEST: Toyota Yaris 1,3

ALTHOUGH previous generations of the Yaris sold extremely well in a number of countries – including South Africa – the current iteration failed to attract the same fiscal attention. The Japanese ...
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Citroën C4 Picasso E-DHI 115 Intensive & Honda Civic Tourer 1,8 Executive AT

It takes one look at the monthly sales charts to realise South Africans love their SUVs. The rationale behind the purchase of such a vehicle is obvious – they offer space and practicality for the whole family (and a ...
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ROAD TEST: Volvo V40 Cross Country D3 Elite AT

After the recent launches of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 Sportback, and the still-fresh BMW 1 Series, the market for premium C-segment hatchbacks is the domain of the German trio. ...
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Cross wars: C20R vs. Sandero Stepway vs. Etios Cross

It’s been barely three months since we first tested the latest Renault Sandero Stepway and proclaimed its value-for-money proposition “unbeatable”. Then along came a brand-new contender determined to give the Frenchie a bloody nose. In its arsenal? A feisty 1,5-litre ...
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BMW 330d Sports Steptronic

As the dust settles on the local launch of the new BMW F80 M3 (and F82 M4), it’s worth noting the existence of a current-generation 3 Series with even more torque on offer than the new ...
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ROAD TEST: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Thanks to a recent update, the Grand Cherokee now features restyled front and rear lights, a bolder grille, a larger touch infotainment screen and new gear lever. Underneath, the transmission features two more ratios, from six to ...
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You have to feel for MG. Once the embodiment of the sporty British runabout in the Fifties and Sixties, it has since been involved in a game of automotive hot potato that has seen its iconic octagonal badge welded ...
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Indian Chief Vintage

Indian, one of the most revered names in classic American motorcycling, has finally been properly revived. We say properly because this time, the brand’s owner is Polaris, which manufactures snowmobiles, quads and Victory bikes. It’s somewhat expected that Indian would utilise ...
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ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

There are few cars that have to bear an equal weight of expectation than the one that hangs over each new iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class. Fresh versions of the quintessential large German saloon have to be more ...
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Mitsubishi Mirage 1,2 GLS

Mitsubishi, a manufacturer known in SA for imposing vehicles such as the Triton, Pajero and Outlander, has built something a mere 3,7 metres long and taking aim at some of South Africa’s biggest sellers. Called the Mirage, it is contesting ...
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Audi RS7 Sportback

When Audi initially revealed details of its RS7 Sportback, all attention was turned to the newcomer’s 4,0-litre V8 turbopetrol engine. For once, most of the focus was diverted from the wizardry of the Quattro drivetrain that maximises ...
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BMW 435i Convertible Steptronic

There are specific reasons why brochures and press images of a convertible tend to depict such a vehicle in a beautiful setting with its hard top folded neatly away. A picturesque backdrop is standard fare in marketing: ...
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