June 2016

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2016’s big hatch shootout new ASTRA vs GOLF vs 308

Recently crowned 2016 European COTY champ, does the new Astra have what it takes to unsettle two former title holders?

TECH: Conrod-free pistons? Understanding suspension

This is how engineers achieve a balance between ride and handling

Hybrid suvs go head to head Volvo XC90 T8 vs BMW X5 xDrive40e

Large and on charge, South Africa’s first pair of plug-in electric SUVs simultaneously debut on the market. We choose a winner

12-Month Test: Infiniti Q50s Hybrid

Tasked with giving its fl edgling Japanese premium marque a foothold in the highly competitive compact-executive segment, the Q50 delights more than it frustrates

Bike: Ducati Panigale 1299 S

It’s big, loud and mad ... this V-twin superbike rivals hypercars for on-road thrills

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FEATURE: Private collection: Wayne’s world

Proof that the city of old hasn’t yet revealed all its treasures

INSIGHT: My game plan: Mazda SA

SA motoring-industry leaders share their strategies

DRIVE: Jaguar F-Pace V6 S First Edition

It’s been a long time coming as we finally get to sample Jaguar’s German-tackling SUV crossover

TEST: Kia Soul 1,6 Diesel Smart DCT

A new dual-clutch transmission and updated engine elevate the Soul, but it comes at a price

BUY: Upgrades, facelifts & new derivatives

Showroom buy, we keep tabs on the ever-changing SHOWROOM SA product line-up

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