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Long-term update: Renault Kadjar 1.2T Dynamique EDC

March 14, 2018 |

We’re quickly learning that one of the highlights of our Renault Kadjar long-term test car is the interior. It’s a well-crafted cabin, with good ergonomics and attractive design, as well as a strong sense of openness and space, helped by … Read More

Long-term test announcement: Renault Kadjar 1.2T Dynamique EDC

March 13, 2018 |

Each year, the RPM TV long-term fleet tries to ensure that we have a selection of models that represents everyday motoring – and in this day and age, you can’t say “everyday motoring” without mentioning the increasingly popular crossover.

One … Read More

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 4Motion DSG Highline

November 30, 2017 |

The 2,0-litre engine powering this Volkswagen Tiguan delivers a typically responsive turbodiesel drive, with decent bottom-end torque. But matched to the seven-speed DSG gearbox and all-wheel drive, it endows the Tiguan with a surprising measure of on-road ability and enjoyment. … 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

VW reaches into premium territory with emotive T-Roc crossover

August 24, 2017 | | 2 Comments

Volkswagen’s fourth sport utility vehicle is a sexy, lifestyle-orientated crossover that further confirms the German volume brand’s march into premium territory.

While the T-Roc badge seems unusually obtuse, the vehicle itself recognises the global growth in demand for versatile, emotively … 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

Nissan hopes updated X-Trail will extend global success

June 6, 2017 |

It may be just an update, but the mid-life refresh of Nissan’s X-Trail proves just how competitive the compact SUV segment is worldwide – and that the rivalry is becoming fiercer all the time.

Nissan sold 766 000 X-Trails and … Read More

Gen4 Kia Sportage could be best yet

October 24, 2016 |

The fourth-generation Kia Sportage has finally arrived in South Africa. The newcomer has been comprehensively upgraded, with changes to the styling, interior, engines and suspension, and a lot of attention paid to noise, vibration and harshness.

The cosmetic changes have … Read More

Brand new, but Audi Q2 already gets a sporty twist

August 22, 2016 |

When Audi unveiled its first subcompact SUV, the highly anticipated Q2, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it caused quite a stir.

With styling straight out of Audi’s current design handbook and a highly customisable version of its renowned … Read More