RPM TV Schedule 10 August 2016: VW Golf vs Opel Astra. New Toyota Prius. Updated Volvo V40. Fiat 500X long-termer
The Volkswagen Golf has been the compact hatchback benchmark for seven generations now. Does the all-new Opel Astra have what it takes to tackle its German rival? We pit the VW Golf 1.4 TFSI against the Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy.
When it comes to hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius has played a pioneering role as the world’s first ever production hybrid. We take the latest version on a 1 000 km round trip to Mpumalanga and back to find out how much it has evolved.
Volvo considers the slightly unconventional V40 a premium hatchback contender, with the likes of the Audi A3 Sportback and the BMW 1-Series in its sights. A series of subtle updates are supposed to make the Swede an even more attractive proposition. We drive the D3 turbodiesel model.
Finally, the Fiat 500X Cross is a lot bigger than the Fiat 500 it shares a badge with. And as it turns out, the crossover is actually more closely related to the Jeep Renegade than the tiny 500 city car. We’ve just added a Fiat 500X Cross to our long-term garage.
This is the final episode of the current series of RPM TV, but we’ll return with 13 brand-new episodes, starting on Wednesday 14 September. For this episode, RPM TV retains its normal premier slot at 20h30 on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 10 August.
As last-minute changes to the broadcast schedule are frequent, please check the latest transmission schedule under ‘Motorsport’ on the SuperSport website’s ‘TV’ section, or the DStv Electronic Programme Guide. If you have a PVR decoder, set it to record the entire RPM TV series, and never miss an episode!
Here is this episode’s full broadcast schedule: