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Feisty Ford Fiesta ST200 for optimal fun

As I went for my first spin out towards Cape Point after they dropped off the limited edition Ford Fiesta ST200, I immediately understood what they meant when they said "be careful when you put your foot on the gas"...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

The Volvo V90 Cross Country - when an SUV just won't do

If ever there was a car that I put at the top if my "What I would buy if I won the lottery"- list, it's Volvo's V90 Cross Country - the sexiest wagon I've ever driven...

By Ané Theron 3 Apr 2018

#TriedAndTested: Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe Dynamique AMT

Renault has introduced its new Kwid AMT alongside the current Expression and Dynamique manual models to continue offering affordable mobility in the entry-level segment...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Mar 2018

Tackling Tulbagh with tents and kids is child's play

About 30 minutes out of Cape Town en route to Tulbagh, I look in the rearview mirror and see my sister's face, happily stuck between my two nephews on either side of her. But, we all know these moments don't last very long...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Mar 2018

#TriedAndTested: Jaguar E-Pace First Edition P250 and R-Dynamic HSE D240

With even the top performance and luxury brands like Jaguar, Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce verging into the SUV market, it's evident that the demand for SUVs and crossovers is growing...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2018

Lexus F-Sport: Winning hearts and wallets

Lexus has been a determined soldier in the tough and highly-competitive battle for the hearts and wallets of South Africa's ever-growing army of SUV fans...

By Henrie Geyser 13 Mar 2018

Lexus RX 350L: Glamour and glitz for seven sophisticates

Fancy driving a R1.6m Lexus LX, but 1) you're only good for one-million bucks and 2) you need to seat seven behinds on a regular basis? Well, Lexus has come up with a solution: The Lexus RX 350L...

By Ané Theron 7 Mar 2018

Jaguar unveils I-Pace, its first all-electric performance SUV

Jaguar unveiled its first all-electric performance SUV, the I-Pace, in a live global broadcast via its social channels... (video)

2 Mar 2018

#TriedAndTested: Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta

Over the past year, Nissan has been launching new and facelifted models at the speed of lightning. The most recent one being the upgraded #cityproof urban crossover, the Qashqai...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Feb 2018

Kia Sportage gains EXtra appeal

South African roads are densely populated by family-hauling SUVs, cross-overs, station wagons and MPVS which is hardly surprising, considering that there are about 650 variants on the market...

By Henrie Geyser 20 Feb 2018

#TriedAndTested: Hyundai Grand i10 1.25 Glide Manual

A loyal Hyundai client for many years now, I've come to fall in love with the brand. Since my first trusty steed - a cheeky black Getz, I've been quite the fan...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Feb 2018

Jaguar F-Type thrills with topless fun

Okay, so the 221kW Jaguar F-Type convertible is the least powerful of the eight-model convertible range, but that certainly doesn't mean it is a slouch when it comes to generating a smile-on-your-dial adrenaline rush...

By Henrie Geyser 9 Feb 2018

#BewareTheConfidence: The new Polo is cool, confident, and classy

I recently had the chance to take the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo for a spin along the stunning Eastern Cape coastline...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Feb 2018

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