October 2016

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Editor's note

Steve Smith

It's not looking good. Cars are expensive, with the curve clearly heading north, and the passenger-vehicle market is close to record lows – down almost 19% year on year,if you ta...

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Cover stories

The new benchmark? Volkswagen Tiguan

Nearly three million people bought versions of the previous Tiguan. There’s a lot riding on the new model, then

Win a Toyota Fortuner in the Toyota Fortuner 4×4 challenge

Stand the chance to team up with an SA sports celebrity in the Toyota 4×4 challenge and you could be the winner of a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2,4 GD-6 manual valued at R454 000

Road test special - 30 Bonus pages

BMW 750i Steptronic + BMW M3 M-DCT With Competition Package + Chevrolet Captiva 2,2d LT FWD AT + Mercedes-Benz SLC300 9G-Tronic + Mini Cooper Convertible Steptronic + Mini John Cooper Works + Mitsubishi Pajero 3,2 DI-D GLS Legend II 4x4 AT + Opel Adam S + Opel Astra 1,0T Ecoflex Essentia + Smart Fortwo 52 Kw Prime + Toyota Prius 1,8 + VW Polo 1,0 TSI Bluemotion + Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 Inscription

Next- gen speedsters

Aston Martin DB11 Driven in Italy - First of the new-era Astons is a 447 kWGT with a new chassis, fresh V12 and clever aero. Most important Aston yet? You bet. The best?

Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio Driven at Balocco - Promising a new era for Alfa Romeo, this range-topping sedan has finally been confirmed for our market

Sedan or SUV? Family-car debate settled: Merc C-Class vs GLC

Considering the popularity of the modern compact SUV, does the venerable compact-executive sedan still have a role to play in the transportation of young South African families?

Also in this issue

INSIGHT : My game plan: Jeff Nemeth, Ford

Ford’s SA head is upbeat in a market where new-vehicle sales continue to fall – with major
local investment, the company has put its money where its mouth is

DRIVE : Ford Ranger DC 2,2 TDCi XLS 4x4 AT

The popular Ford Ranger adds a range of autos to the stable to fend off the challenge from the Hilux

TEST : Mahindra Thar 2,5 CRDe 4x4 & Nissan Patrol 3,0 TD GL 4WD

The two vehicles here may be at opposite ends of the price spectrum but, among the slew of technically complex off-roaders in the market, these throwbacks focus on raw 4x4 capability

TECH : Sipping the midnight oil

The length of South Africa on one tank of fuel? Rod Kinsey managed that ... and more

COLUMN : Pay as you earn by Sudhir Matai

Traffic fines may not be enough of a deterrent to wealthier South Africans. Here’s one solution that could change that

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