RPM TV Ep385: Mini Countryman, Toyota Corolla, BMW 440i Convertible, Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
It’s the biggest Mini ever – but can the supersized Mini Countryman maximise the Mini experience. We drive the all-new, second-generation model in Cooper S guise to find out.
Toyota’s perennial best-seller isn’t the prettiest, the fastest nor the cheapest compact sedan on the SA market. But it’s right up there in the popularity stakes. We drive the recently refreshed Toyota Corolla 1.8 Executive to gauge just what makes the Corolla so successful.
As summer starts to fade into autumn, we chase the sunshine in the glamorous BMW 440i Convertible – and realise that it’s also no slouch in dynamic terms, roof up or down.
One of the hardest working members of the RPM TV is in the spotlight this week as we chart the progress of our Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6 V6 Summit crew vehicle. It may be luxurious, but it’s still a hugely competent SUV, on the road and off it.
Our news coverage includes local details and pricing of the Mazda MX-5 Retractable Roof, now launched locally, as well as the fast and furious Audi RS3 Sportback, due in SA by mid-2017.
This week’s show premiere returns to its usual slot, at 20h30 on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 12 April. 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! You can also catch us on DSTV CatchUp, under ‘Sport’ in the ‘Motor’ category.
Here’s the full broadcast schedule: