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RPM TV Website | March 25, 2017

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Driving Impressions

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

New Nissan Navara brings SUV class to double cab segment

March 22, 2017 |

It’s taken 12 years, but the eagerly anticipated, second-generation Nissan Navara has finally made its South African debut. The newcomer becomes the latest contender in a hotly contested segment, facing up against a daunting line-up of established double cabs.

While … Read More

Jukes aside: this Toyota CH-R crossover turns heads

March 6, 2017 |

When Nissan unleashed the concept car-like Juke, it established a crossover segment has been growing in popularity ever since. Indeed, the number of manufacturers throwing a hat into the crossover ring continues to grow.

The launch of the C-HR in … Read More

Stelvio struts Alfa Romeo’s SUV stuff

March 5, 2017 |

It’s been a part of the modern motoring landscape for some time now: companies having to expand their product line-up into areas that — just a few years ago — would have been unthinkable. And more often than not, that … Read More

All-new BMW 5-Series sets dynamic benchmark

March 1, 2017 |

Large luxury sedan sales have never been under more pressure.

So-called mass-market models are becoming ever smarter and more sophisticated, but cost less. Motorists are also more price and value conscious than ever — and many are opting for more … Read More

Hyundai Creta tackles small SUV market

February 24, 2017 |

Hyundai has launched an all-new model in South Africa. Taking its place in the Korean marque’s line-up just below the Tucson SUV, the India-built Creta is Hyundai’s contender in the ultra-competitive compact SUV market.

The Creta’s styling isn’t ground-breaking or … Read More

New Porsche 911 GTS lives up to its driver’s car reputation

February 1, 2017 |

The old Du Toitskloof Pass that straddles the mountains between Paarl and Worcester may lack the glamour and the reputation of the nearby Franschhoek Pass. But from a driving perspective, it can be as thrilling, and as satisfying.

It offers … Read More

New, sharper Audi R8 deserves the supercar label

July 5, 2016 | | 2 Comments

What defines a supercar? Speed? Exclusivity? A seven-digit price tag? Yes, a supercar should tick all those boxes – but most of all, it should combine desirability with a thrilling driving experience.

Nine years ago, Audi joined the supercar … Read More

Big-hearted BMW M2 gets tongues and tails wagging

April 23, 2016 |

BMW’s latest M car – and one of the most anticipated cars of the year so far – has made its South African debut.

Launched at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, the M2 might be the most junior member of the … Read More

Quirky name, but Kadjar cuts a fine figure

April 14, 2016 |

Renault is no stranger to the SUV-cum-crossover segment. The underrated Koleos has been around for several years now, while the smaller, sexier Captur has, well, captured the imagination of buyers since its arrival last year. And let’s not forget the … Read More