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Video: Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse Manual test

November 23, 2017 |

The little Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse is a strong competitor in its class, offering style matched to good interior comfort and spec. The naturally aspirated 1500 cc petrol engine delivers decent urge, and it’s quite refined, too – even if … Read More

Video: VW Polo 1.0 TSI DSG Bluemotion R-Line test

November 9, 2017 |

The Volkswagen Polo hatchback epitomises smart, efficient, subcompact hatchback motoring. Whether you’re a student, a housewife, a commuter, a robot racer or an empty-nester, there’s a Polo for you. But just months before a new-generation Polo arrives in SA, here’s … Read More

Video: Kia Picanto 1.2 Smart Manual test

October 26, 2017 | | 2 Comments

A small but proven engine offers enough brio to provide this latest Kia Picanto with adequate get up and go, while the five-speed manual gearbox makes for engaging driving. Confident handing adds to the experience, while this top-level version impresses … Read More

Video: Kia Rio 1.4 TCE Road Test

October 3, 2017 |

Hoping to build on the popularity of the previous model, the new KIa Rio has been almost completely redone. The engines and gearboxes are the same, but the chassis, the styling and interior are all new. More importantly, it now … Read More

New Suzuki Swift Sport promises a cracking driving experience

August 7, 2017 |

Suzuki has revealed the first official images of the upcoming Swift Sport, due to make its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September. It augments the all-new Swift range, officially launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, … 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

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

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

Suzuki Baleno links space to spark

November 7, 2016 |

Small car specialist Suzuki is hoping to broaden its hatchback horizons with the new Baleno, a larger and more spacious offering than the marque’s evergreen and hugely popular Swift. Despite the Swift’s success, its subcompact status has limited its family … Read More