July 2013

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Editor's note

Changes at the top By Mike Fourie HERE’S a home truth, dear readers: CAR’s position as South Africa’s leading motoring magazine is not just a product o...

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Cover stories

The New S-Class

Has Mercedes-Benz redefined the luxury car... or has Range Rover stolen the crown?

First Test: The New Range Rover

The Range Rover 4,4 SDV8 Autobiography: Much like Nasa’s robotic rover exploring Mars, the new Range Rover is tasked with exploring new terrain – the luxury segment

First Drives

The Jaguar F-Type, Range Rover Sport, Volkswagen XL1, Peugeot 2008 and the Ford EcoSport

Comparative Test

The Audi A3 Sportback 1,4T FSI S tronic vs. BMW 116i Steptronic vs. Mercedes-Benz A180 BlueEfficiency 7G-DCT

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Coolest buys under R120 000

Do you want new wheels but prefer to avoid mainstream models to make a style statement and easily spot your car in a parking lot?

Technical: Jaguar F-Type: profitable, low-volume engineering

How do automakers develop and manufacture sportscars in tough economic times without breaking the bank?

RIP: the manual gearbox

When Ferrari and Porsche delete the manual option from their most hardcore drivers’ cars, it’s clear the days of the manual gearbox are numbered. Should we mourn its passing?

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