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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

Kia’s new Stonic baby SUV heading for Frankfurt – but what about the Soul?

June 8, 2017 |

Kia has released the first official teaser sketches of its upcoming Stonic subcompact SUV, due to make its world debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The newcomer shares its underpinnings with the all-new Rio, which is being launched in South … 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

RPM TV Ep 382: New BMW 5-Series. New Toyota CH-R. New Audi Q2. Fiat 500X update.

March 20, 2017 |

The new-generation BMW 5-Series seeks to link business-class tech and comfort to real dynamic appeal. In fact, it borrows heavily from the range-topping 7-Series. This week, we drive the sophisticated sedan on the Garden Route.

Next, the all-new Toyota CH-RRead More

RPM TV Ep 381: Driving the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV. Plus all the Geneva Motor Show stars

March 13, 2017 |

Alfa Romeo has a reputation for building cars that exude a certain emotive appeal. It’s a heritage that stretches back more than a century. Since then, the brand has produced everything from Formula One cars to compact hatchbacks, with driver … 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

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 Audi Q2 is more than just a lifestyle SUV

February 22, 2017 |

Audi’s Q2 urban crossover has finally been launched in South Africa. More compact than the popular Q3, but with a strong emphasis on lifestyle appeal, the Q2 is expected to attract younger, trend-conscious buyers looking for a vehicle that breaks … Read More

Maserati Levante wants a slice of SA’s top-end SUV pie

February 14, 2017 |

It’s taken a while to reach South African shores, but Maserati’s smart and sporty Levante sports utility is now on sale locally.

Available here as a turbodiesel model only, at least for now, the Levante hopes to attract buyers with … Read More