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RPM TV Website | December 11, 2017

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Driving Impressions

New BMW X3: smarter, faster, dearer – but is it better?

November 23, 2017 |

GEORGE, Western Cape. – With the launch of the third-generation X3, BMW not only hopes to build on the premium SUV’s heritage, but also the company’s proud history of producing cars in South Africa for the international market.

Some R6-billion … Read More

Range Rover Velar: style meets substance

October 20, 2017 |

CAPE TOWN. – Range Rover is one of the world’s most famous motoring badges, and yet it’s only produced four models – the latest being the Velar. Sitting in the line-up between Evoque and Sport, the newcomer shares a platform … Read More

Ford resuscitates Kuga with new looks, fresh cabin – and no flames

September 21, 2017 | | 2 Comments

East London. – The Ford Kuga is back in the news… but this time though, for all the right reasons. Before we get into the unveiling of the updated Kuga in South Africa, let’s address the issue that most people … Read More

Gen 5 Honda CR-V smarter and larger than ever – with turbo power, too

August 14, 2017 |

It’s larger, it’s smarter – and it offers turbo power for the first time. Now in its fifth generation, the all-new Honda CR-V brings one of the world’s most popular compact SUVs right up to date in a segment that … Read More

Dual-clutch Duster brings two-pedal value to the small SUV sector

July 31, 2017 |

We’ll admit to having become quite fond of the pugnacious Renault Duster. As compact SUVs go, the French machine has a slightly quirky, unmistakably extrovert character, while exuding a sense of rugged honesty that is as reassuring as it is … Read More

Porsche’s hybrid Panamera links high-tech to thrilling driving

July 26, 2017 |

Vancouver Island, CANADA. – Not too long ago, “hybrid” was synonymous with efficiency and fuel saving. These days, however, thanks to hypercars like Porsche’s 918 Spyder, the technology has become better known for its performance benefits – benefits that Porsche, … Read More

Porsche’s Panamera chooses the shooting brake route

July 24, 2017 |

VICTORIA, CANADA. – Whatever you do, don’t call it a station wagon.

Even though it has the extended roofline and tailgate profile you would recognise from a car built to carry things, Porsche is insisting that the Panamera Sport Turismo … Read More

Is the new Golf R Volkswagen’s ultimate hot hatch?

July 23, 2017 |

The GTI badge is arguably one of the most iconic designations in the motoring world, and the Golf GTI continues to epitomise the essence of hot hatch motoring.

But in Golf terms, the GTI does not represent the pinnacle of … Read More

New Kia Picanto aims to prove that cheap can be smart, too

July 17, 2017 |

Everybody knows that times are tough – and when times are tough, people stop buying cars. Or, if they have to replace their car, they typically choose something smaller, and dare we say it, cheaper. Kia’s new Picanto not only … Read More

Just how 4×4-proficient is Volkswagen’s Amarok really?

July 5, 2017 |

It’s a debate that’s been raging ever since Volkswagen took on the big boys in the 4×4 bakkie segment with its sleek, sophisticated, car-like Amarok: can the German-engineered, South American-built pick-up tackle its Japanese rivals when it comes to the … Read More