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Opel Corsa 1,4T GSi

There is a generation that remembers the Opel Kadetts of the 1980s and ’90s with misty-eyed fondness. The expectation placed on the new Opel Corsa GSi by purists seems unrealistic to me, but I have never been swayed by brute performance alone. This girl needs a bit of luxury, tech and a safety feature or three.

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Mazda 3 Astina Sedan

The “vroom vroom” factor is back with the seventh generation Mazda 3 reaching our shores. I have long awaited the return of the excitement factor in Mazda’s everyday run about range.

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Ford Mustang 2,3 T Convertible

The new 10-speed transmission, which we´ve experienced in the Ranger Raptor, makes the most of Ford´s 2,3-litre EcoBoost engine, which has seen a reduction in power output of 20kW but it gains 11Nm. Coupled with the clever auto box and an overboost function, Ford says there´s been no discernible harm to performance.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d

Drop dead gorgeous, oodles of presence, lots of substance and the most aerodynamic SUV is also extremely innovative. The GLE’s active suspension system E-Active Body Control on a 48volt basis is a world first and the new driver assistance systems also quantum leaped along with infotainment via MBUX Interior Assist, which detects hand and arm movements to assist with control functions.

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BMW X7 M50d

This is one particular expansion to the X range that excites me, the behemoth X7 definitely has a neck cracking presence on the road, one as large as the controversial grille on its façade.

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Mahindra XUV300 W8 1,5 Diesel

The Mahindra XUV300 was a pleasure to drive. Newly imported to South Africa from India, this compact SUV is going to do well because of great trim levels at affordable pricing.

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BMW M850i xDrive

Way back in 1991 the 8 Series made a brief appearance – it was a status symbol but zero fun to drive. Fast forward to 2019 and get ready to squeal with delight as this hunk of beautiful low-slung, sinuous metal lets you experience sensual speed. It’s a good thing max speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, as driving it you are tempted to put your foot down and keep it down.

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Toyota GR Supra 3,0T

Delightfully divine, the gooseflesh inducing Toyota GR Supra makes you want to sing when you allow its playful nature to harmonise with your boisterous mood.

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Hyundai Atos 1,1 Motion

A small car staple resurfaces in the South African market, the Hyundai Atos has made a compact hatchback comeback, and well at least its name badge has returned.

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