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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

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

RPM TV Ep389: VW Amarok V6, Renault Clio GT-Line, BMW M3 Competition Pack, Jeep Renegade 1.4T

May 9, 2017 |

Volkswagen set the cat among the double cab pigeons when it launched the original Amarok pick-up. But those who’ve lusted after more power ever since have had their wish granted with the arrival of the VW Amarok V6 TDI. The … Read More

Geneva Motor Show: Highlights #1 – Alpine, Honda, Porsche, McLaren & Range Rover

March 8, 2017 |

There’s a very good reason why the annual Geneva Motor Show is considered one of the world’s most important showcases of new cars and new technologies.

It’s not only the first major European show on the calendar, but it typically … Read More

RPM TV Ep375: Mercedes-Benz SLC300. Renault Mégane 1.2 GT-Line. Mahindra KUV T8. Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI update.

November 21, 2016 |

Mercedes-Benz pioneered the modern-era folding metal roof sports car with the original SLK of the 1990s. Today it still has that metal hood, but the badge reads SLC. In SLC300 guise, the two-seater is a dynamic star.

Buyers considering a … Read More

RPM TV Ep374: Suzuki Baleno, Renault Kwid, Fiat Abarth 595 Tributo, Mercedes-AMG CLA45

November 15, 2016 |

Smaller than a VW Golf, but bigger than the popular Swift, the all-new Suzuki Baleno links nimble dynamics to a roomy, comfortable interior. It’s well priced, too. We drive it in the Eastern Cape.

Another small car newcomer is the … Read More

RPM TV Ep373, 09 Nov 16: Porsche 718 Boxster S. Renault Captur 1.5 dCi. Mercedes-AMG SL65. Mini Cooper Clubman update.

November 7, 2016 |

It may have swapped its flat-six for a turbo four, but the Porsche 718 Boxster S is arguably the most dynamic iteration of the sports car brand’s ‘entry-level’ roadster yet. We drive it in the Western Cape.

The Renault … Read More

Renault Kwid adds spice to budget segment

November 7, 2016 |

The South African budget motoring market has a new contender from Renault: the Kwid. Championed as a somewhat different offering to the norm, the Kwid has very obvious SUV styling cues, including a chunky front end with bold grille and … Read More

RPM TV Ep370, 19 Oct 2016: Renault Kadjar, Volvo V40 Cross Country, Engen Xtreme Audi GTC track test, Isuzu KB300 4×4

October 17, 2016 |

Despite a softer new car market, there’s still strong demand for compact SUVs. Renault has extended its recently launched Kadjar with the Kadjar 1.5 dCI EDC, linking diesel urge and economy to a dual-clutch gearbox. Could this be the Kadjar … Read More

Stand-out concepts point to an electric future

October 14, 2016 |

The bi-annual Paris Motor Show is not only one of the biggest motor shows in the world, but also one of the most important. Alternating with Germany’s IAA Frankfurt, the French expo traditionally attracts all the major auto makers from … Read More