December 2015

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Steve Smith

This is Nicol Louw. He is an engineer and he knows more about how motor vehicles work than anyone I know. He’s worked for Ford in Europe, on South Africa’s Joule electric ve...

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2016 All SA's new cars

From Ford’s budget-busting new Figo to the bulbous Bentley Bentayga, these are the vehicles to look forward to in 2016

Classic hot rods at Goodwood

America's street-legal dragsters were one of the highlights of this year's Goodwood Revival

BMW 340I Sports Steptronic Vs. Jaguar Xe V6 S

Jaguar’s XE S dons the F-Type’s supercharged engine and takes a tilt at the 3 Series, but is it enough to topple an old favourite with
a new turbocharged heart?

VW Scandal

The reputation of the German carmaker has been severely damaged following the emissions scandal. How was Volkswagen caught and what are the implications?

Toyota Aygo 1,0 x-play vs. Volkswagen up! 1,0 take

Serving as entry points into two of the largest automotive families in the world, which of these city cars wears its badge the proudest?

Also in this issue

INSIGHT: Five insights into the design of the Astra

Opel’s vice president of design, Mark Adams, talks about what influenced the new hatchback

COLUMN: Let Nico fume – he’s a racer! by Maurice Hamilton

Having lost an almost-certain win – and any hope of claiming the driver’s title – Rosberg was understandably sour in Austin

DRIVE: Peugeot 308 GTi 1,6 THP 270

The new 308 GTi not only atones for its forebear’s failings, it also gives many of its rivals something to think about

TEST: Mazda MX-5 2,0

Can Mazda improve on its perennial top-selling roadster – the MX-5?

SPEED: F1: Rabbit out of a hat

With help from Ferrari and Dallara, American newcomer Haas F1 is set to join the money pit that is F1 in 2016. Can they survive where others haven’t?

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