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RPM TV Website | June 27, 2017

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Driving Impressions

All-new Kia Rio looks sleeker, feels more grown up

June 7, 2017 |

JOHANNESBURG. – One of the cornerstones of Kia’s success is its Rio hatchback, a car that has seen continued popularity through three model generations. The latest iteration has now been launched in South Africa.

Strikingly different from its predecessor, the … Read More

Track test: driving the ultra-limited edition BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

June 1, 2017 |

When BMW Motorsport works driver Marco Wittman clinched the ferociously competitive German Touring Car Driver’s Championship in 2016, the Munich auto maker decided to celebrate Wittman’s title – his second – by producing a special, limited edition BMW M4. The … Read More

New Suzuki Ignis puts the spotlight on quirky motoring fun

May 26, 2017 |

CAPE TOWN. – With the global popularity of the SUV persisting, it’s no surprise that manufacturers are finding ways to blend some that category’s elements into new models. As a result, the subcompact SUV is increasingly becoming a fixture of … Read More

VW Polo 1.0 R-Line DSG BlueMotion: economy meets driving fun

May 25, 2017 |

The Volkswagen Polo hatchback epitomises smart, efficient, subcompact hatchback motoring. Whether you’re a student, a young family, a housewife, a commuter or an empty nester, there’s a Polo that’s right. There’s even a Polo GTI for robot racers.

But the … Read More

Renault brings back the fun as updated Clio RS arrives

May 23, 2017 |

In 2014, the Renault Clio RS underwent a major change, swapping its naturally aspirated 2,0-litre engine and manual gearbox for a 1600cc turbocharged unit linked to with a dual clutch gearbox.

While it brought the baby hot hatch up to … Read More

Volvo’s big V90 XC crossover a real SUV alternative

May 22, 2017 |

Swedish auto maker Volvo has a long tradition of producing station wagons. And while estate cars, as they’re also known, have become the victims of the growing obsession with SUVs in some markets, including South Africa, Volvo has addressed that … Read More

Fiat hoping for sales boost as Tipo joins the compact car fray

May 18, 2017 |

Fiat South Africa is hoping that its new Tipo compact car will give the marque a bigger slice of the hugely competitive SA passenger market. The Tipo represents a significant push for the Italian brand, which currently relies on the … Read More

VW Amarok’s V6 puts it in another league

May 5, 2017 |

Over the past two years, the double cab bakkie market has benefited from an onslaught of new models from the likes of Ford, Toyota and, most recently, Nissan. In an effort to stay relevant and up-to-date, Volkswagen has introduced an … Read More

Maximum attack as Mini Countryman goes on SUV offensive

March 30, 2017 |

When is a Mini still a Mini? It’s a question that’s been posed ever since BMW took over the British brand, and started building cars that were bigger and fancier than the original. The new Mini Countryman is the biggest … Read More

New Audi A5 aims for upmarket honours

March 23, 2017 |

When the first-generation Audi A5 arrived on the scene, it caused something of a sensation. Based on the A4 sedan, it translated that car’s sensible aesthetics into an altogether more glamorous and athletic design with real head-turning capability.

The coupé’s … Read More