Cover stories

INSIGHT: 20 stars of 2020. From budget-beating hatchbacks to an icon in its eighth generation, a retro bundu-basher and upscale luxury wares, plus even more crossovers spanning different segments, these are the 20 cars we’re most excited to drive next year.
TEST: Volkswagen T-Cross 1,0 TSI 85 kW Highline DSG. Volkswagen’s entry-level crossover confi dently rides in on a rough wave of expectations.
DRIVE: Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Zuffenhausen launches its first EV, and it’s every bit as meticulously honed as you’d think … but there’s a catch.
TECH FEATURE: RIP, automotive tech of yesteryear. At the brink of all-electric motoring, we revisit extinct technologies and look at what’s replaced them.
CONSUMER: Case study: R250 000 boutique hatchbacks.

Also in this issue

CONSUMER: Starter classic: VW Golf Mk1 (1978 and 2010). The firrst and the last variants of the iconic Golf 1.
SPEED FEATURE: Feature: the greatest team in F1 history? It was a question widely asked after Mercedes took a record-breaking sixth world championship double.
FEATURE: Not all barns are empty. With the BMW 530 MLE restoration completed (we’ll feature it in an upcoming issue), these are two new South African projects we’ll follow.
TEST: Audi A1 35 TFSI S tronic. Audi’s second-generation A1 has a broader appeal but lacks a final degree of polish.
DRIVE: Bentley Flying Spur W12. Bentley claims its new Flying Spur is as engaging to drive as it is comfortable to be chauffeured in. A task too far?