Motoring

Wed
20
Aug

Toyota RAV and Sani Pass

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Toyota's RAV4  remains ons of South Africa's most popular SUVs with impressive sales figures of 463 units in July this year.

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Mon
28
Jul

Porsche Macan – tigerish performance

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With the recent introduction of  Porsche’s muscular new Macan, it was emphasised that the Macan was a sports car in SUV mode – rather than a pure SUV. Nevertheless, it sure looks like an SUV but, then, it goes like a sports car.

Becoming part of the worldwide trend to build smaller and more compact SUVs, renowned Stuttgart-based carmaker Porsche took their time in entering this market segment.

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Mon
21
Jul

Isuzu and Moolmanshoek - great combination

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With the Eastern Free State becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, many visitors seemingly believe that their journey ends in Clarens.

Agreed, Clarens certainly is a cute little town for people with retail therapy urges.

However, there's life after Clarens - a mere 40-odd kilometres down the road - to a venue regarded by 4x4 enthusiasts as a paradise.

This 4-star private game reserve, Moolmanshoek, was the venue of choice for General Motors on a recent media trip to highlight the superb capabilities of their Isuzu KB 4x4 vehicles.

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Mon
12
May

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA

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Progressive in design, serene in day-to-day motoring and with good offroad capability: a wanderer between automotive worlds, the MercedesBenz GLA reinterprets the compact SUV segment in convincing style. It light-footedly masters all day-to-day challenges and is also robust enough for off-road excursions.

The first Mercedes-Benz in the fast-growing compact SUV segment is highly manoeuvrable around town (length x width x height: 4417 x 1804 x 1494 millimetres), lively on country and pass roads and dynamic and efficient on the highway.

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Fri
09
May

Subaru WRX – passenger car with sports car go

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Subaru has always enjoyed a loyal, albeit somewhat small, following in South Africa.  Owners continue to praise the superb build quality, virtually indestructible engines and awe-inspiring road holding thanks to the AWD system, which has led to the marque claiming three WRC (world rally championship) titles.

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Thu
08
May

Kia Sportage – attractive turns to stunning

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From a modest beginning in 1944 when Kia began making steel tubing and bicycles, eventually branching out into passenger cars, the company has experienced several ups and downs before becoming an award-winning manufacturer with a range of products that are the envy of its rivals.

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