Mini Clubman S

Mini –  [adjective] denoting a miniature version of something. I don’t buy that for one second. For starters, If it was truly a mini, I would hardly fit in it right? On the contrary, the mini range has been extended, revamped and improved. The new Clubman S, will leave most mini aficionados frothing at the mouth… At the heart of the Clubman S is a 2.0 Turbocharged mated to an

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Renault Captur Sunset 1.5 DCI First Drive.

A small diesel B-Segment crossover, economy, and torque all packed in one? I think this is what the Renault fans have been waiting for. While the K9K model has been used in various vehicles around the globe and has been used in the Clio 3, Duster, Kadjar and finally now the baby Suv, the Captur, its here and it means business, especially from the fuel economy standpoint. The new Limited

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BMW X1 xDrive20d

The new BMW X1 has seen a complete revamp. It’s now more of a Suv and looks a lot less like a car. I’ve been saying that their X range has taken a drastic increase in size, with the X1, size more like the 1st generation X3 and the X3, well… That’s about the size of an X5. It’s not a bad thing. People want space, people interested in this

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VW 2.0 Kombi Comfortline DSG

The latest kombi, now available with a 7 speed DSG came to us not too long after our test with the Hyundai H1, arguably its biggest rival in terms of cost and value for money. I’ve never been a bus person, but having the additional space the last couple of weeks and a little person and all his goodies to load and contend with, they make perfect sense! The Kombi’s

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The Renault Kadjar range gets extended with a dual-clutch option and a new engine.

After our last review, we found the Kadjar not only a game changer for the brand but also a premium option in its segment. While there was a lack of transmission options, it has now been taken care of by the likes of a dual-clutch variant. A 7 speed for the turbocharged petrol and a 6 speed for the 1.5 diesel. The original Kadjar line up remains, with a new

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Opel Adam S

Crazy little cars don’t come around all that often and when they do I make a point to thoroughly enjoy them. I’ve been a fanboy of the Adam since its launch and really liked the Adam Rox we tested a couple of months ago. So to be honest right from the start, the Adam S is already in a good starting position. The heart of the Adam is the 1.4

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The new Mercedes-AMG GT R

Affalterbach.  From the world’s most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes‑AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, the twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 430 kW/585 hp, the extensively modified suspension, the new aerodynamics and the intelligent lightweight construction lay the foundations for an especially dynamic driving experience. Even from afar, the exclusive “AMG green

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Smart Forfour Passion

I don’t really get excited for smaller than average cars. I don’t do too well in confined spaces, especially not when you attach four wheels to them. However, I must admit that in this case, looks and size can be deceiving.   Smart is back in ZA and they offer two variants, tested here, the bigger four-door model in passion flavour, which in Smart terms is somewhere in between everything.

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Hyundai H1 2.5 VGTI 9 Seater

There is no denying that Hyundai has got the recipe right for the H1. The 1st generation which was launched in 2009 went on to be family favorites, especially since it was priced a fair bit more economical than the German counterparts. Move over to 2016 and the new model has seen a few improvements. On the outside it has received a facelift and while nobody would look at the

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BMW 330D

Sometimes diesel engines are just phenomenal. You just can’t help but think how far the diesel engine has come over the last 10 years. I remember the first 3series diesel I drove… a 325TDS. It wasn’t bad compared to what was out there; it just wasn’t all that great either. Though, come to think of it, it was probably ahead of the pack, back then too and it was then

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