February 2021

Cover stories
DRIVE: Toyota GR Yaris. Four-wheel drive, 200 kW, rally pedigree: Toyota’s GR Yaris is a modern-day homologation special that promises much.
TECH: Feature: Running in a brand-new car. Before BMW’s M2 CS made the start line for our 2021 Performance Shootout, we assisted BMW with running in on a drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Here’s what we learnt about the process.
TEST: Toyota Fortuner 2,8 GD-6 4×4 VX AT vs. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2,4 D4 4×4 Exceed. When it comes to reputation and sales volume, the Toyota Fortuner is the undisputed king of the local SUV market. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, however, is a compelling alternative.
FEATURE: Bloemfontein’s finest car collection. We recently discovered a collection in the Free State that is probably one of the finest in the country. Frikkie Esterhuizen opened his doors to show off his lifelong passion.
TEST: Toyota Starlet 1,4 XR vs. Suzuki Baleno 1,4 GLX. They’re separated only by their badges; so, we investigate where you should spend your money.
Also in this issue
CONSUMER:  Case study: used budget beaters. Know how much you can spend on a car but haven’t made up your mind which one to buy? Each month we recommend
two value options.
SPEED: Feature: 2020 F1 season review. We look back on Lewis Hamilton’s seventh world Formula One driver’s title and one of the most dramatic F1 seasons in 70 years.
DRIVE: Mini Countryman. Mini’s updated Countryman range may have evolved but it retains that all-important brand cache.
EPIC DRIVE: Jaguar F-Pace 25d AWD Chequered Flag vs. Land Rover Discovery Sport D180 R-Dynamic HSE vs. Mazda CX-5 2,2DE AWD Akera. In the growing fiefdom of premium SUVs, this trio is tailored for very different tastes. Which, if any, proves the standout on a 700 km road trip into the Klein Karoo?
TEST: Ford Tourneo Custom LTD 2,0SiT SWB Limited. Added customisation improves this quick and frugal people mover.



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