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MAZDA CX30 2.0L ACTIVE A/T

Intended to excite Mazda has become synonymous with innovation and value and has many South Africans ranting and raving about its vehicles. The newest talk of the town is the XC-30 and to say that it has me impressed would be an understatement. ...

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VW T-Roc 2.0 TSI 4MOTION

To the T The final addition to the T-family, the hipster cousin, the T-Roc has arrived in South Africa not too long ago and has been making waves since, with its retro and funky styling. It branches in the VW family tree between the T-Cross and the Tiguan, maki...

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Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione

Strike with style It is not every day you get a vehicle that is built for pure pleasure, have superior finishes and is a load of fun to drive. In the extremely competitive motor market, you get your value for money vehicles, family vehicles, racy vehicles, SUV&...

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Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium

Fi-go, go GO! The youngest to the Ford family, the Figo, is a great vehicle for it falls in an attractive market segment. The good thing about this (for the buyer) is that the Figo offers a different option to this highly competitive market which means that the...

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Kia Grand Sedona EX PLUS 8-Seater

The Grandest people mover Kia’s people mover, the Grand Sedona, was first presented as the Carnival back in 1999 and is a great alternative to larger SUV’s for families who require a bit more space. Although, in my opinion, it leans a bit more to th...

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Isuzu Arctic 4X4 A/T Double Cab

The cold conqueror Bakkies… oh how we love those in South Africa, so much so that they have become part of our culture. We all know that culture influences style and so it would be obvious that bakkies would eventually become a fashion statement. The Is...

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VW Golf 7 TSI Comfortline M/T

Get-away in the Golf The VW Golf is probably as well known as the Beetles were in the sixties. Speaking of beetles… the VW was set out to replace the infamous VW. With more than 30-million units manufactured from its launch in 1974 until 2013, the Golf n...

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Mini Cooper S Hatch

The little engine that did With a fun and an unconventional design angle, the Mini Cooper offers something different from the norm, this makes it a niche vehicle in South Africa. Being said it’s also pricier than your average vehicle. Then again if you ar...

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Audi RS5 Coupe Quattro

For those who prefer to thrive on adrenaline What a vehicle! The Audi RS5 is, in layman’s terms, a hot ride. With an impressive record when it comes to manufacturing performance coupes, Audi knew that they would be heading straight to success when introdu...

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Suzuki Ciaz GLX

Comprehensive and comfortable There are a few theories regarding the Suzuki Ciaz’s name- some say it’s an acronym for Comfort, Intelligence, Attitude and Zeal others speculate that it stands for City from A to Z. No matter the origin, the Ciaz is w...

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Hyundai Santa Fe R2.2 Elite 8AT4

A gift on the road Hyundai has become famous for their value for money, larger family vehicles. So much so that I’m inclined to say that the Korean manufactures have become almost synonymous with affordability and quality. One of the vehicles that have ai...

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Ford Ranger Thunder 2.0 BiT 4x4 Thunder Hi-Rider

Ride the storm New to South African roads the Ford Ranger Thunder is still in early stages of trial but if you look at sales figures and just keep an eye out at in the parking lot, you will notice how popular it has become in such a short amount of time. It&rsq...

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Toyota Agya 1.0 5MT

The new kid on the block The Toyota Aygo has been replaced with the Agya and it’s certainly not a sad day. This vehicle will have to be able to talk the talk as its heading into a cutthroat market of the compact budget car segment. I think with the correc...

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Hyundai i30 N 2.0 T-GDI

Hot, hot Hyundai! As their first vehicle in the N range, the foundation of expectation is to be set with their newest hot hatch, the i30N. It’s based on the well-loved i30 which has been continued in South Africa, but the i3oNis an updated and hyped-up ve...

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Changan Minivan

There?s always room for more Not too well known in South Africa, the Changan brand has to still prove itself to many. I think that it will certainly be a controversial topic due to many fearing for the unknown but not to worry, so far it?s doing good for itself...

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Jaguar XJ Luxury 3.0 V6 Diesel

The charismatic cat Jaguar gives their customer something that is sought after in today’s day and age- pure excellence and exclusivity. With its styling, it manages to draw the eyes of onlookers and with its elegant character you will captivate the attent...

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Range Rover Sport

The family traveller The range Rover Sport is an upmarket SUV that has all the components to make up as a frontrunner in its class, it does lead. With stylish looks, a high-end interior, plenty of intuitive specs and let’s not forget its charming attitude...

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Renault Duster Expression

Eat my Dust! With thousands of Renault Dusters finding homes in South Africa, they have become quite popular on our roads and for good reason to. With the Duster, Renault has gone back to basics and focused on perfecting the standard and building up from there ...

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Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Sportback

A premium forerunner As a class leader in luxury and refinement, Audi is a well-known and dearly loved brand in South Africa and rightfully so, the German manufacturer has been in the game for over a hundred years. With a resilient design identity and plenty of...

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Changan Double Cab

The small business partner Available in single cab, double cab and minivan, the Changan has a multipurpose range of vehicles that are ready to tackle the labouring force and its demands. I had my pick at the double cab and was impressed by the vehicle consideri...

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Mercedes Benz G-Class

The Popemobile The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is a vehicle that cannot easily be compared to any other and stands proudly in its own category. It’s the type of vehicle that is built with quality and that will last you a lifetime. I have stats to back up that c...

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Honda HR-V

Simply amazing ...

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Proud like a Prado A dearly loved brand in South Africa, Toyota has found a lot of success on our sunny shore. Fun Fact! The Japanese brand’s newest assembly line can produce a fully-assembled car every five seconds! That is surely impressive but also com...

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Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Tekna 4WD CVT

X-citing and X-hilarating The Nissan X-Trail is a robust SUV that has become quite popular in South Africa with active families that have jam-packed schedules and for good reason- it’s a solid offering with plenty of space, plenty of specs and a budget-c...

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Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Tekna 4WD CVT

X-citing and X-hilarating The Nissan X-Trail is a robust SUV that has become quite popular in South Africa with active families that have jam-packed schedules and for good reason- it’s a solid offering with plenty of space, plenty of specs and a budget-conscious price tag hooked over the side mirror. The Concept This seven seating SUV is perfectly suited for families who won’t be found lounging at home on the weekends but rather trekking through Kalahari or trudging the Sani Pass. It...

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Subaru XV

For the beaten track Famous for manufacturing robust and sporty vehicles, Subaru has made quite the reputation for themselves and have become quite popular. Producing vehicles that are racy and sporty is nothing new to them (remember the iconic Impreza WRX?) but what I really like about the brand is their genuine value-for-money beliefs. All of their ...

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Lexus NX300

As you wish ...

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Mitsubishi Pajero SWB 3.2 DI-DC GLS Exceed 4X4 A/T

As tough as they come Family-friendly crossover SUV’s have become a hot trend in recent years and for good reason- they are affordable, reliable and can easily accommodate the whole family but this means that there’s a small segment in the market that’s being pushed as...

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Porsche Cayenne Diesel A/T

Pioneering Porsche Porsche decided to broaden their horizons by moving away from zippy roadster and also focus on bigger markets to attract more buyers and diversi...

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Toyota Yaris 1.5 Sport

Going further for less Is it even possible for a car to be too good? The new Toyota Yaris is in every sense a true embodiment of the Japanese’s philosophies. A dependable, durable and sold vehicle, a tru...

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VW Polo TSI BMT Trendline

Who needs Marco? Considered to be one of the most prosperous compact vehicles, this VW has surely made a name for itself. Selling like the proverbial hotcakes, the Polo has become wildly popular with the locals. You are almost guaranteed to spot one when you&rs...

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Mahindra KUV 100 NXT K8+ Diesel

Fuel for the soul Since washing up on South Africa’s sunny shores back in 1996, Mahindra has built quite a reputation for themselves with the locals. Priding themselves to provide the public with affordable and high-quality vehicles, the Eastern brand has...

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Renault Megane RS 280 CUP

Feminine performance Renault has been in the motorsports for over 40 years and are specialists in adapting motorsport technology onto everyday ‘road’ sports vehicles for excellent sporting performa...

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Volkswagen Amarok Double Cab 3.0 TDI 165kW 4MOTION Auto Extreme

Tougher than the rest ...

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Opel Adam JAM 1.0T

The APPLE of your eye Named after Adam Opel, the founder of the German automobile manufacturer, this adorable little vehicle carries the name gracefully high with its great offerings. It’s considered as a three door vehicle (two doors for passengers and a...

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4L GLS CVT 4WD

I love it when you speak foreign First of all, what is an outlander? An outlander is simply someone who belongs to another region but that now begs the question, why would Mitsubishi call one of their vehicle a foreigner? Did they want it to be considered an outsider on purpose? Maybe their goals was to have it isolated and stand out? Well in a way i...

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Peugeot 5008 ALLURE 1.6 A/T

As the French Proverb goes....&nbs...

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Mazda 2 1.5 Individual

Twice as nice The iconic Mazda logo features a bird flying, stretching its wings which is supposed to symbolise the Japanese automaker’s idea to “expand its wings for the future”. I think with vehicles such as the Mazda 2, not only has it seen...

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Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic AWD Momentum

Dressed to impress Volvo… oh how we all know and love the brand so dearly and why not? They not only paved the way with many, many safety breakthroughs, but they are also uncompromising in delivering quality built vehicle that you just can’t fault ...

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Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 S11 DIESEL

Striking with satisfaction There aren’t many tough vehicles that promises adventure and can offer it with a reasonable price tag. That’s why the Mahindra Scorpio is such a unique vehicle in the South African market (and why it’s been doing so ...

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Hyundai Venue 1.0 TGDI Glide DCT

Location, location, location We all know that that’s the first and most important aspect we look at whether it be buying a house or picking out a venue for a function is always the location as everything else will depend on said location. Hyundai had been smart with their newest vehicle, the Venue, and aspires to solidify this vehicle’s st...

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Toyota Rush

When You Need to Get Ahead In A Rush Yes, I know, that actually means if you want to be successful, you can’t dilly-dally but I think it can also be applied to the Toyota Rush. This is a versatile vehicle to have if you are the type of person who likes to...

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Peugeot 3008 GT-Line

Bon Voyage Peugeot’s 3008 range is excelling with sales and customer satisfaction, it has to if it earned the 2017 Car of the Year title, so it comes as no surprise that the French would bring out a spunkier and livelier version. Enter the GT Line+&hellip...

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Land Rover Evoque

For the brave ...

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Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDI EX + AT

The power to surprise I chose to put Kia’s slogan as the caption of this article because, to me, the Sportage is the genuine embodiment of the Korean brand and their offerings. After doing a bit of digging, I found that I wasn’t too far off when stumbling u...

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 200

It’s a CLA! Strikingly similar to the A-Class, in terms of appearance and with what’s cooking under the bonnet, the CLA is a different take on a dearly beloved vehicle. Now in its second genera...

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JMC Landwind 5

On the up and up! South Africans are still sceptical about eastern technologies and machinery but I think that it’s time for this to come to an end. In recent years we’ve seen a few Chinese brands starting to manufacture some quite decent vehicles and it time to add another one to the growing list. JMC (or Jiangling Motors Corporation) sta...

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Lexus RX 350 EX

Perfection at your Fingertips Lexus vehicles have not seen much success in South Africa and in my opinion, I think this needs to change. They have plenty to offer, look absolutely gorgeous and have a smooth-sailing drive. The RX is the brand’s most succes...

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Datsun Go

A Go-getter / get yourself a Go When the Go arrived on South Africa’s sunny shores way back it was met with severe criticism- it was lacking plenty of safety features and buyers were a wee bit concerned. Fast-forward a few years and they’re ready to...

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Ford Everest

Like the mountain- conquering Making its debut in 2003, the Everest has been and still is great value for money for the larger family market. It’s a big, strong and tough enough vehicle which is eager to tackle life’s everyday challenges. How can it...

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