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RPM TV Ep 379: New Volvo S90 D5. Facelifted Mazda BT50. Mercedes-Benz S500e. Mini Clubman update.

February 26, 2017 |

Our second show of the new season kicks off with a drive of the sleek and innovative Volvo S90 sedan. The Swedish saloon is also stylish and safe, with an XC90-inspired cabin – which is a very good thing. We … Read More

Mazda’s retractable fastback MX-5 makes production debut

January 17, 2017 |

The retractable hardtop version of Mazda’s iconic, fourth-generation MX-5 roadster has finally made its production debut, after its global introduction at last year’s New York Motor Show.

Known as the MX-5 RF (for Retractable Hardtop), the two-seater gains an electrically … Read More

RPM TV Ep 376: Audi A3 1.0. Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Chev Trailblazer LZ7. Mazda3 2.0 Astina Plus. Isuzu KB300 D-TEQ

November 28, 2016 |

A peppy one-litre, three-cylinder engine is now available in the thoroughly updated Audi A3. We test-drive the Audi A3 1.0 S-Line hatchback to find out whether the new entry-level model can live up to the premium reputation of the brand.

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One-Day Test: Mazda CX-3 2.0 Dynamic Auto

April 8, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Mazda’s independence from Ford, which has seen the Japanese automaker establish an independent presence in South Africa, together with a dedicated dealer network, has already borne significant fruit.

The Mazda model range has never been stronger, with the Mazda2 and … Read More

Episode 328 – Mazda3 2.0 Astina AT

March 23, 2016 |

Deon takes a look at the Mazda3 hatchback paired with a 2,0-litre naturally aspirated SkyActive-G engine. Can the Astina name conjure up a winner?

Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 998 cc, DOHC Power: 121 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 210 … Read More

Folding hardtop for Mazda MX-5

March 23, 2016 |

Mazda will be unveiling a MX-5 with a retractable hardtop at the upcoming New York Motor Show, making it the second MX5 generation to offer a choice of retractable roof designs.

The MX-5 RF, or retractable fastback, features a folding … Read More

Mazda CX-4 teased

March 15, 2016 |

The recent and ongoing success of Mazda’s CX crossovers and SUVs has much to do with the way the Japanese auto maker has managed to endow them with both upmarket appeal and value.

But if a teaser image released ahead … Read More

Honda mulls a S2000 return

December 7, 2015 |

Turbocharged S2000 to go head to head with Mazda MX-5

Honda is working on a new convertible sports car to wear the iconic S2000 badge. The front-engined, rear-wheel drive vehicle will try to lure potential buyers with a familiar badge, … Read More

Fiat 124 Spider exposed

November 18, 2015 |

A rear angle picture has emerged which claims to be a picture of the much anticipated Fiat 124.

The Fiat 124 is the Italian manufactures half of the a joint venture between them and Mazda which saw the creation of … Read More

Episode 323 – Mazda CX5 2.5 Individual

October 9, 2015 |

Spike tests the Mazda CX5 soft off roader

Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 488 cc Power: 141 kW @ 5 700 rpm Torque: 256 Nm @ 3 250 rpm Gearbox: Six-speed auto, FWD Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 225/55 R19

0-100km/h: 9.7 sec … Read More