December 2017

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Editor's note

Steve Smith

Beige. As colours go, that’s about as nondescript as it gets. Lacking the vibrancy of white, or the bravery of brown, beige is just, well … beige. It was also the colour...

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Cover stories

Ford Ranger Raptor: bird of prey

Due to be built right here in South Africa, can fearsome looks and a frugal engine see Ford’s Ranger Raptor ruling the bakkie roost?

85 New cars here in 2018

Whether you’re looking to spend somewhere south of R130 000, or well north of R10 million, there will be a brand-new model launched in the South African market
just for you next year. Once again, we have grouped the cars along some of the main categories that form part of our annual Top 12 Best Buys consumer awards, the feature of which appears in the March issue each year.

Fortuner 2,4 4x4 AT

We sample the new entry-level 4x4 Fortuner and report on updates to Toyota’s two bestselling off-road vehicle ranges

New model: BMW X3

BMW has sent in an M-tuned heavy hitter to notso-subtly announce the arrival of the new X3

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2,4 D4 4x4 AT

Can the new Triton-based Pajero Sport
challenge the status quo?

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DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz X250d 4Matic Power

Mercedes is not one to shy away from exploring unchartered segments, but it’s been brave this time…

TEST: Audi SQ5 3,0T FSI Quattro Tiptronic

It might not be light, low to the ground or have only two seats, but the SQ5 is perfectly pitched at its target audience

TECH: Feature: what makes a fast SUV tick

We attended a technology workshop in Germany to find out how Porsche’s new Cayenne merges SUV capability with sportscar performance

TEST: Renault Captur 66 kW Turbo Blaze

Renault's recently updated Captur range now includes a compelling new entry-level offering

FEATURE: Seven decades of the S-Class

Bucket-list drive? How about bucket-list drives? We climbed behind the wheel

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