Car News and Road Tests

Hyundai 1,25 Grand i10 Fluid Auto

This little car with its solid build quality and reputation for reliability is a well-priced charmer. Based on the hugely successful Hyundai Getz that it replaced in 2014, the Grand i10 bridges the gap between a small A-segment car and a larger B-segment car.

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Land Cruiser Prado 3,0D VX-L

The Land Cruiser is the most widely available model in the global Toyota product range – being sold in more than 190 countries worldwide. The cult-like South African following with off-roading enthusiasts is well deserved as this behemoth lets very little stand in its way.

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Polo Vivo 1,6 Highline

With almost 194 000 units sold since its market introduction in 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch has been the best-selling passenger model in South Africa for the past seven years.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2,0T Super Q4

Alfa Romeos have always been head turners and that’s what red-blooded Romeos do. If Venezia Giacomo Girolamo Casanova lived today instead of the late 1700s he would have driven the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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BMW M240i Coupé

Thrilling! When you fire this sexy monster up and it hums with powerful pleasure underneath you, you can’t help but feel like the envy of everyone on the road.

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Mazda MX-5 2,0 Auto RF

It is no secret that small convertible sports cars have always been a favourite in the affluent gay community. Frankly, because we are show-offs and the sex appeal of a sleek sports car speaks to us.

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Jaguar F-Pace 30d AWD S

Meeting the beautiful F-Pace in the flesh will melt the hardest of hearts. Any sceptic that believes Jaguar should not have ventured into SUV territory needs an intimate encounter with the stylish cockpit.

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Lexus NX 300 F-Sport

While driving to Sabi Sands with the Lexus NX 300 F-Sport, we were delighted to get a little lost on terrible dirt roads en route to the gate. Heaps of ground clearance ensured trouble-free bundu bashing with our very capable compact premium SUV.

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Subaru XV 2,0 i-S ES

Over the summer holidays I had the opportunity to live with the Subaru XV for a month and found it practical and an absolute pleasure. It was great having two SUVs over the vacation and it was fun to drive the XV back to back with my BMW X1.

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Land Rover Discovery 3,0 TD6 HSE

This particular vehicle, affectionately called the “Disco”, was one of the ten finalists in the 2018 Wesbank Car Of The Year, and with good reason. From a purely aesthetic point of view, purists are not too keen on the almost “Evoque” styling and I often hear that the old boxier body is preferred.

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Suzuki Baleno GLX 1,4 Manual

The Baleno definitely added some spunk to my day every time I got to drive it around the highways and byways of Joburg. Its exterior sportiness and blue light instrument panels, a 6,2-inch TFT colour screen on the infotainment, tinted side windows and keyless start button all ads to the energetic personality of this car.

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Audi Q5 2,0 TFSI S Tronic

Vorsprung durch technik, indeed. The elegant new Q5 is an incredibly smooth ride offering you all the power, space, utilities and up-to-date tech you need in a sporty looking vehicle.

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Volkswagen Polo 1,0 Highline DSG

Without a doubt one of South Africa’s favourite cars, the Volkswagen Polo, has come back as a new car in its sixth generation. It is longer and lower in height while also being larger on the inside without a bodyweight increase.

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