RPM TV Ep375: Mercedes-Benz SLC300. Renault Mégane 1.2 GT-Line. Mahindra KUV T8. Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI update.
Mercedes-Benz pioneered the modern-era folding metal roof sports car with the original SLK of the 1990s. Today it still has that metal hood, but the badge reads SLC. In SLC300 guise, the two-seater is a dynamic star.
Buyers considering a compact hatchback purchase are spoilt for choice. But despite the likes of the VW Golf, new Opel Astra, Ford Focus and Mazda3, the all-new Renault Mégane 1.2 GT-Line is a convincing contender, especially given its mid-range status.
Small SUVs are far less prevalent, which makes the Mahindra KUV T8 an intriguing alternative to small hatchbacks. Good spec, good space and a healthy dose of individuality are among its drawcards – but the news isn’t all good …
Meanwhile, our long-term Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI continues to impress with its versatility, proving that all-wheel drive isn’t necessarily intrinsic to SUV enjoyment. And on the news front, we preview the next-generation Jeep Patriot, and the all-new Mini Countryman, both expected in SA during 2017.
RPM TV remains in its usual time slot, at 20h30 on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 23 November. 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.
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