DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz E220d

Styling is a blend of C- and S-Class Dynamics are pleasantly engaging yet eminently comfortable The new car is 43 mm longer than before The new E-Class blends the best of its siblings traits The cabin is spacious and ...

DRIVEN: BMW M2

DRIVEN: BMW M2 The M2 is 80 mm wider than the M235i. The M2 is 120 mm shorter than the M4. Although dated there is a welcome familiarity to the cabin Monterey, California – While much of the hype ...

DRIVEN: Hyundai Tuscon 1,6 TGDI Executive

Driven: Hyundai Tuscon 1,6 TGDI Executive (Elite model pictured) 19-inch alloys are standard on Elite models Neat interior though infotainment screen is dated Riebeek-Kasteel, Western Cape – If the original Getz hatchback can be credited with elevating Hyundai’s local ...

DRIVEN: Rolls-Royce Dawn

Rolls-Royce Dawn resplendent in Turchese Blue. The six-layer soft-top of the Rolls-Royce Dawn folds in 22 seconds. At speed, there is very little wind buffeting in the large cabin. The Dawn is one of very few drop-tops that look ...

DRIVEN: Toyota Hilux 2,4 GD-6 4X4 SRX 6MT

Perfect for farmers and leisure users alike. Steel wheels and black handles are part of the SRX specification. The new engine delivers 110 kW and 400 N.m. Familiar interior with tablet-like screen. Toyota 2,4 GD-6 4X4 SRX, as tough ...

DRIVEN: Jeep Renegade 1,6L Longitude

DRIVEN: Jeep Renegade 1,6L Longitude The entry-level engine does a fine job in town, less so on the open road. A chunky steering wheel, gearlever and controls all contribute to the rugged feeling of driving this Jeep. The 1,6-litre, ...

DRIVEN: Hyundai i20 Sport

The cat back exhaust aids the image that the sport is trying to set. A profile unlike he standard i20 thanks to the 17-inch wheels and the custom side skirts. The bland interior remains and is completely unchanged. Thanks ...

Driven: McLaren 675LT Spider

Chassis and powertrain can be adjusted seperately between normal, sport, and track modes Driven: McLaren 675LT Spider 675LT Spider offers 40% more downforce compared with 650S Spider Loch Lomond, Scotland: Consider that the number of days per year that ...

DRIVEN: Toyota Fortuner 2,4 GD-6 manual

On the launch at Brandvlei Lexus cues in the styling Very impressive 2,4-litre turbodiesel Once again, a seven-seater DRIVEN: Toyota Fortuner 2,4 GD-6… the sweetspot in the new range?           Toyota Fortuner… Hilux-based SUV… sells ...

Spotlight on Safety: A week with the Mitsubishi ASX

Spotlight on Safety: A week with the Mitsubishi ASX The ASX makes use of many passive and active safety systems to keep the inhabitants safe. Despite being an SUV I found great ease in entering and exiting the driver ...

DRIVEN: Opel Astra 1,6 Ecotec

Benchmark interior in the segment DRIVEN: Opel Astra 1,6 Ecotec Excellent passenger space, small-ish boot though Ride is refined and supple rather than sporty BRATISLAVA – In an exclusive for CAR magazine, we travelled to Slovakia for a first ...

DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet

4,7 V8 engine is a peach Boot is somewhat compromised though A typical S-Class interior NVH is impressive with the roof up Stylish in every location Plush seats with AIRSCARF Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet Cruising perfection Imagine cruising down the ...

DRIVEN: Mahindra Thar 2,5 CRDe 4×4

Easy to read dials. DRIVEN: Mahindra Thar 2,5 CRDe 4×4 As expected, the cabin is made for the two passengers up front. Soft top for the rear compartment including a spare tyre. Testing the Mahindra Thar on the off-road ...

DRIVEN: Opel Astra 1,0 T

DRIVEN: Opel Astra 1,0T New Opel Astra profile Opel Astra 1,0T rear Opel Astra 1,0T facia is far less cluttered than before Opel Astra 1,0T touchscreen interface New Opel Astra has rear legroom aplenty Opel’s Astra is an often ...

DRIVEN: Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4X4 Raider at the Rust de Winter 4×4 Jamboree

Toyota Hilux DC 2,8 GD-6 Raider making a splash The Toyota Fortuner surprised with its off-road prowess The type of private entries competing at Rust de Winter Toyota Hilux DC 2,8 GD-6 Raider kicking up some dirt Toyota Hilux ...

DRIVEN: Smart ForFour 52 kW Prime

Smart ForFour The Smart ForFour measures 3.49 metres in length. Two extra doors add some practicality. The cabin features plenty of colour. The third-generation Smart ForTwo has finally trundled into South Africa, almost two years after debuting on the ...

DRIVEN: Mercedes-AMG SLC43

Mercedes-AMG SLC43 3,0-litre V6 offers AMG levels of performance. As expected, the boot size is compromised. The updated interior. The SLC43 offers a folding hardtop. It is the first time this engine has been used in this model range. ...

DRIVEN: Porsche 718 Boxster S

The new Porsche 718 Boxster delivers all the driving pleasure you would expect of this Porsche, but the engines lack character Xenon headlamps are now standard on all models, with LED front lights an option LED rear lights now ...

DRIVEN: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD Inscription

Battery pack located in the transmission tunnel does not impact on interior space Charging the 9,2 kWh battery enables a 43 km all-electric range Interior is class-leading Volvo XC90 T8 AWD is stylish from every angle Stealth mode can ...

DRIVEN: Fiat Tipo 1,3 Multijet II

Leg-room is a definite strength. Electric lumbar adjust The touchscreen system in the Fiat Tipo. The dials and display in the Fiat Tipo. Plenty of kit in the vehicles we drove. The Multijet II turbodiesel engine makes 200 N.m. ...

DRIVEN: Ford Mustang 2,3T Fastback manual

Ford Mustang 2,3T Fastback – interior is slightly plasticky Ford Mustang 2,3T Fastback – many styling cues from the original visible at the rear Ford Mustang 2,3T Fastback Let’s address the elephant in the room first – this isn’t ...

DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz GLS500

DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz GLS500 The square rear of the GLS, but still typical Mercedes-Benz in its design. The updated and luxurious cabin. With the second and third row of seats in place, there is still enough space for two medium-sized ...

DRIVEN: Suzuki Baleno 1,0 Boosterjet

The Suzuki Baleno is due to arrive in SA in October. It will take on the likes of the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio. A turbopetrol mill may be on the way to SA. The Baleno is ...

DRIVEN: Fiat Fullback LX 4×4 DC

The double-cab strikes a pose. Rear seat space is impressive. Logs loaded on the back of the Fullback. Mopar accessories will be available. The Fiat Fullback at speed. Facia layout The cabin of the high-spec Fullback. The Fiat Fullback ...

DRIVEN: Renault Kadjar Dynamique 96 kW Turbo

The 1,2-litre engine provides adequate performance. Eye-catching styling. Many current Renault cues in the design. The boot is large enough for a weekend away. Utility space is good. Note the glass roof option. Interior is upmarket and modern. The ...

DRIVEN: Ferrari F40, featuring 488 GTB

Family values: the Ferrari F40 and 488 GTB meet on track. Nicol Louw behind the wheel of the Ferrari F40. Where the action happens. The small, analogue dials in the Ferrari F40. Yes, that is a five-speed manual. The ...

Driven: Continental SportContact 6

On the track the advantages of the tyre were evident but they were aided by the AWD drivetrain. Driven: Continental SportContact 6 The SportContact 6 can be used on road and on track. The SportContact 6 makes use of ...

DRIVEN: Nissan GT-R (MY17)

Driven: Nissan GT-R (MY17) Interior treatment is much tidier On-road behaviour has been markedly improved Twin-turbo V6 now with 420 kW If you lined up a spectrum of powerful, fast cars with comfort cruisers at the one end of ...

DRIVEN: Mahindra KUV100 K6+ D75

Exterior design is let down by the small wheels and awkward proportions. Panel cladding and roof racks are standard issue for all trims. DRIVEN: Mahindra KUV100 K6+ D75 Interior space and spec is generous for its price range. The ...

DRIVEN: BMW X5 xDrive40e

Looks just like a regular BMW X5, does it not? No skinny hybrid tyres here. The X5 xDrive40e on charge. Plugged in. The cable is stored in the boot. Not much setting the BMW X5 xDrive40e apart from its ...

DRIVEN: Audi A5 2,0 TDI S tronic

Classic coupe lines… Interior is of a high standard. Note the signature wave line running on the side and over the fenders. Audi A5 offers comfort and luxury. Design. The main reason people bought the previous-generation A5, according to ...

DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet 9G-tronic

The C-Class Cabrio provides a buffet-free driving environment at countryside speeds. It weighs on average about 120 kg more than the tin-top, but hides that difference well. The roof can be ordered in one of four colours. From the ...

DRIVEN: Lexus RC 200t EX

DRIVEN: Lexus RC 200t EX Although heavily criticised by some publications, there is no denying the RC has a striking design. The 8AR-FTS does not merge into the RC as well as the 3,5-litre V6. Interior may seem dated ...

DRIVEN: BMW M4 with M Performance Parts

Smoke machine. The BMW M4 with a smattering of tasty M Performance Parts. Standard fare inside… The exhaust system gives the M4 a raw edge. The resting place of 317 kW. Just in case you were in any doubt. ...

DRIVEN: Renault Kadjar 1,5 dCi Dynamique EDC

The local Renault Kadjar range has been extended. 1,5 DCi engine delivers 81 kW and 250 N.m when mated with EDC transmission. Six-speed EDC gearbox has a welcome manual mode… Johannesburg, South Africa – Building on the momentum gained ...

DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz GLC250d 4Matic Coupé

The optional Dynamic Body Control. It can be recognised by the two small cylinders next to the main damper. The optional, and top-of-the-range Air Body Control suspension setup. The 2,1-litre turbodiesel engine delivers 150 kW and 500 N.m. When ...

DRIVEN: Maserati Ghibli

For a heavy car, the Ghibli is surprisingly dynamic. DRIVEN: Maserati Ghibli Styling is aggressive but not really attention-grabbing. Interior fits the theme of luxury but space is limited. The Maserati Ghibli has been on the market for quite some ...

DRIVEN: Jaguar F-Pace 3,0 diesel R-Sport

Driven: Jaguar F-Pace 3,0 diesel R-Sport Jaguar C-X 17 Concept The styling cues are unmistakably Jaguar Interior treatment is beautiful All F-Pace models sold locally will be AWD The F-Pace is dynamically good, too It must have been a ...

DRIVEN: Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country

Signature LED running lights are the main external differentiator A range of new alloy wheel designs and body colours have been introduced City Weave cloth trim can be optioned across the range Digital instrument display comes in three distinct ...

DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz CLA200d

The minor exterior revisions help modernise the aging design of the CLA. DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz CLA200d With the revisions it is still able to maintain a Cd of 0,27. It is not really a performer, but should fulfil the desires ...

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