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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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Range Rover Sport SC V8 HSE Dynamic

THE first iteration of the Range Rover Sport did not sit comfortably with all fans of Land Rover’s marquee brand. Although suitably flashy and capable off- and on-road, it wasn’t a ...
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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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Comparative Test: Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster

How well can a less-is-more approach apply to SUVs? Renault and Ford both have an answer in this comparative test. ...
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Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 4matic

Merc’s stylish compact sedan gets an AMG badge. Can the CLA45 live up to the expectations these three letters demand?   The answer to the opening question is yes … and ...
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Lexus ES250 EX

Lexus has added the family-focused ES250 sedan to its local range in an attempt to reignite some of the sales magic of the 1990s Toyota Camry. ...
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Nissan NV200 1,6 Combi

A van for all reasons, this Combi filled people-moving, goods-transport and photographic duties with aplomb. We test the Nissan NV200 1,6 Combi. ...
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Subaru Outback 2,0 Diesel Lineartronic

IT’S fascinating to analyse other countries’ sales charts and compare them with our own. Yes, economic status, wealth, brand cachet and the availability of manufacturers and ranges do play a significant ...
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