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#TriedAndTested: New nippy Figo has added features and benefits
#TriedAndTested: New nippy Figo has added features and benefits

The updated Ford Figo has a substantially more modern and attractive outer appearance. The interior and driving experience follows suit...

By Angie White 13 Jul 2018

Mini Cooper S three-door
#TriedAndTested: New Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S

The Mini Cooper has always been one of my secret favourites. Secret because, well, I didn't want to hurt my little trusty steed's feelings. But now that I've driven two of the new facelifted Mini Coopers, I am in a pickle... I want one!

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Jul 2018

#TriedAndTested: Hyundai H1 Bus
#TriedAndTested: Hyundai H1 Bus

It's funny how you only become aware of certain cars on the road once you drive one of them. I found this again the other day when I drove Hyundai's refreshed H1 Bus...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Jul 2018

#TriedAndTested: BMW i8 and i3
#TriedAndTested: BMW i8 and i3

When you get into a car with flip-up, gull-wing doors, you cannot help but feel excited. Especially if it's a BMW i8 Roadster and it's the only one in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: New Nissan Micra
#TriedAndTested: New Nissan Micra

The fifth generation Nissan Micra represents a significant progression in design. It has undergone a complete transformation from cute and bubbly to downright sophisticated and sexy...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: The all-new Suzuki Swift
#TriedAndTested: The all-new Suzuki Swift

Suzuki is targeting millennials with its all-new Suzuki Swift model which it hopes will give them "all the right feels"...

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0TDI 4Motion Comfortline
#TriedAndTested: VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0TDI 4Motion Comfortline

Volkswagen's new Tiguan Allspace model is spacious, elegant, and smooth. The main highlight of the Allspace is the fact that it has an extra row of seats, making it a large and versatile seven-seater SUV...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2018

#RoadTest: Renault's self-shifting Kwid 1.0 Dynamique AMT
#RoadTest: Renault's self-shifting Kwid 1.0 Dynamique AMT

The French are an ingenious bunch. Responsible for modern marvels such as the Eiffel Tower and gastronomic delights like Coq au Vin, they've certainly made their mark in the automotive world as well...

By Ané Theron 7 Jun 2018

Chrome Copper Ford Fiesta
#TriedAndTested: The all-new Ford Fiesta

The face-lifted Ford Fiesta is bold and bright-coloured and the manufacturer has nipped and tucked various things in order to give the hatchback a more premium feel...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 May 2018

#TriedAndTested: Volvo XC40 T5 Geartronic Momentum
#TriedAndTested: Volvo XC40 T5 Geartronic Momentum

Earlier this week, I headed up to Johannesburg for the local launch of Volvo's first premium compact SUV, the XC40 which was also recently named the 2018 European Car of the Year...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Apr 2018

Feisty Ford Fiesta ST200 for optimal fun
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 18 Apr 2018

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

#TriedAndTested: Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta
#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
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
#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
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

The version I drove - a bit more girly, no?
#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

Elegant but pricey Discovery
Elegant but pricey Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery has been an integral component of the South African passion for bundu-bashing and exploring faraway places for almost 30 years, perfectly slotting in between the now-departed Defender and the snooty elegance of the Range Rover clan...

By Henrie Geyser 31 Jan 2018

Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol
Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol

With 66 years of the Patrol brand history, it is understandable that the Patrol has an almost cult-like following. Believe me, I've met a couple of them...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Dec 2017

Sexy Aygo goes topless
Sexy Aygo goes topless

The funky Aygo range, which already brags with a Father Christmas bag full of way-out looks, has been given a further helping of chutzpah with the addition of the Aygo X-Cite which has a retractable black canvas roof...

By Henrie Geyser 27 Nov 2017

Audi RS 3 sedan takes the pole position
Audi RS 3 sedan takes the pole position

I drove 51 new cars this year and I could not decide which car to select as my personal Car of the Year for 2017 - until along came the Audi RS3 Quattro S Tronic sedan...

By Henrie Geyser 3 Nov 2017

NeXt-level adventure in the new Nissan X-Trail
NeXt-level adventure in the new Nissan X-Trail

The word 'SUV' it's definitely going to be on someone's "Most Popular Buzzwords for 2017" list at the end of the year. The thing with buzzwords though is, not everyone can get away with it. And 'SUV' is one word Nissan has gotten away with quite effortlessly...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Nov 2017

Audi Q5 is the new pace-setter
Audi Q5 is the new pace-setter

The second generation of Audi's Q5 has been given a generous helping of refinement and sporty looks which will further strengthen this popular people-hauler's grip on a highly competitive segment...

By Henrie Geyser 30 Oct 2017

Five quality Korean cars
Five quality Korean cars

As life in SA becomes more and more expensive, these five quality Korean cars are worthy of your attention, if you're thinking of foregoing the expensive German luxury brands...

By Ané Theron 18 Oct 2017

The funky, #FunHunter Nissan Micra Active
The funky, #FunHunter Nissan Micra Active

We made our way to Jozi's oldest and one of the most fun playgrounds, Gold Reef City. Quite apt for the launch of the spruced-up Nissan Micra Active, otherwise known as the #FunHunter...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 Oct 2017

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