As always, the March issue of CAR is Top 12 Best Buys time. Now in its 18th year, the awards recognise the best vehicles across the 12 main segments of the passenger-vehicle market. Will the Ford Ranger retain its crown of best double-cab bakkie for a record-breaking sixth year in a row? And what of the new VW Tiguan – does it have what it takes to topple the Ford Kuga as best compact SUV/crossover? And will the Performance Shootout 2017 winner, the Audi R8 V10 Plus, be victorious among the performance cars? Turn to page 48 for these answers and more.
Also in this issue, we test the brand-new Hyundai Creta, the bestselling Tucson’s baby brother; Mercedes-Benz’s uber-luxurious S500 Cabriolet; and the new 2,2-litre Ford Everest, a formidable competitor to the Toyota Fortuner.
Newsflash – CAR magazine is still the top dog and all other motoring and male interest titles are playing “follow the leader”.