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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

Just how 4×4-proficient is Volkswagen’s Amarok really?

July 5, 2017 |

It’s a debate that’s been raging ever since Volkswagen took on the big boys in the 4×4 bakkie segment with its sleek, sophisticated, car-like Amarok: can the German-engineered, South American-built pick-up tackle its Japanese rivals when it comes to the … Read More

VW Polo 1.0 R-Line DSG BlueMotion: economy meets driving fun

May 25, 2017 |

The Volkswagen Polo hatchback epitomises smart, efficient, subcompact hatchback motoring. Whether you’re a student, a young family, a housewife, a commuter or an empty nester, there’s a Polo that’s right. There’s even a Polo GTI for robot racers.

But the … Read More

RPM TV Ep390: Updated VW Golf. All-new Mazda CX-5. Sexy BMW M240i Convertible. Racing the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

May 15, 2017 |

The Volkswagen Golf remains the compact hatchback benchmark, but the company isn’t resting on its laurels. The current Golf 7 has just received an upgrade offering enhanced aesthetics, smarter interiors and some drivetrain changes. We test-drive the latest VW Golf … 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

VW Amarok’s V6 puts it in another league

May 5, 2017 |

Over the past two years, the double cab bakkie market has benefited from an onslaught of new models from the likes of Ford, Toyota and, most recently, Nissan. In an effort to stay relevant and up-to-date, Volkswagen has introduced an … Read More

RPM TV Ep387: BMW 740e. Updated VW Up! Kia Sportage 2.4 GDI SX Auto. Audi Q3 long-term update

April 24, 2017 |

Large, luxurious limousines like the BMW 7-Series aren’t usually associated with fuel efficiency and eco-friendly credentials. But the BMW 740e hybrid is meant to offer just that, without compromising the Seven’s reputation for high-tech, luxurious – and effortless – motoring. … Read More

Geneva Motor Show Highlights #2: Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Jeep

March 9, 2017 |

Today, the doors of the Palexpo exhibition centre, home to the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, open to the general public for the first time. Visitors can expect a feast of new, smart, hot, fast and futuristic sheet metal, with … 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

VW Beetle rocks Bonneville with 328 km/h speed run

September 20, 2016 |

The Bonneville Salt Flats in the US state of Utah have been conquered by a new hero. A specially prepared Volkswagen Beetle has become the world’s fastest Beetle after clocking 328 km/h at the annual World Of Speed event held … Read More