Car Reviews

New Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Review

The bakkie segment in South Africa has welcomed a new member in the form of the Jeep Gladiator which the American marque deems as the most capable Jeep pickup ever. Built on the rich heritage of rugged SUVs, the new Jeep Gladiator launches in SA with an advanced fuel...

Volkswagen Taigo Review

Slotting between the T-Cross and T-Roc models, Volkswagen has recently launched its new addition to the T Series range in the form of the new Taigo. The Taigo derives its name from a combination of ‘tiger’ and ‘Taiga’, which is a forest in the Northern Hemisphere and...

Toyota Starlet Review

The Toyota Starlet has entered its second generation following the success of the first generation when it comes to sales. Launched recently, the new Toyota Starlet joins the market segment with a host of new safety features, fresh looks as well as interesting...

Suzuki Baleno Review

Truth be told, Toyota and Suzuki seem to have found a winning formula by joining forces to build the Baleno and Starlet subcompact cars which are enjoying impressive sales in SA. Now entering its second generation, Suzuki has just launched its new Baleno which comes...
New Land Rover Defender 130 debuts

New Land Rover Defender 130 debuts

Following countless teasers and spy photographs, Land Rover has finally lifted the veil off its new Defender 130 which is earmarked to go on sale in SA before the end of the year. LandRover Defender 130 Frontview Available either as a 2+3+3 eight-seater or...

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Toyota Rumion Review

Toyota Rumion Review

As the Toyota Avanza’s replacement, the new Rumion lives a double life as a Suzuki Ertiga following the joint venture between the two marques that also saw the birth of the Starlet and Urban Cruiser. MPVs have always been much-preferred family movers, thanks to their...

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Ford EcoSport Active First Look Review

Ford EcoSport Active First Look Review

The Ford EcoSport officially went on sale in South Africa in 2013 to give customers more options to choose from in the respective subcompact crossover SUV fold. For the 2022 model year, Ford South Africa is upping the EcoSport ante with the introduction of the Active...

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Kia Sorento Review

Kia Sorento Review

Just like bakkies, SUVs have become popular in South Africa over the years, thanks to their unmatched levels of practicality, impressive ground clearance and superb engine offerings. A fitting example is the Kia Sorento which has been dominating the SUV fold for close...

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Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Review

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Review

The Chery brand isn’t entirely new in the local automotive fold. If you remember well, the Chinese marque sold cars here in SA years ago before fizzling out and before the end of 2021, the brand made a comeback. Infused with new energy, the Chery brand hit the market...

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Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Review

Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Review

The engine downsizing trend is upon us just like electrification, however, manufacturers aren’t ready to give up the combustion engine without a proper fight. An example is the new Land Rover Defender 90 V8 which wields serious powers to help it compete in the niche...

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Mercedes-Benz GLB First Look Review

Mercedes-Benz GLB First Look Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLB bridges the gap between the GLA and GLC compact SUVs with an optional seven-seat configuration. Besides just good looking, the Mercedes-Benz GLB is a great proposition for those who can't make the more stylish GLA work with their lifestyle. As a...

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Isuzu D-Max Review

Isuzu D-Max Review

Bakkies in South Africa are very popular, thanks to their ability to become proper workhorses as well as comfortable modes of transport fit for everyday use. An example is the Isuzu D-Max which has dominated the bakkie segment for many years and it’s now in its...

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid First Look Review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid First Look Review

In pursuit of greater hybrid adoption and more expansive market appeal, Toyota has introduced a hybridised RAV4 in the GX guise. The new Toyota RAV4 hybrid follows the same route as the Corolla Cross hybrid and Corolla XS hybrid variants as the Japanese manufacturer...

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Hyundai Kona N launch review

Hyundai Kona N launch review

Hyundai’s stunning subcompact crossover SUV debuted in June 2017 and launched in South Africa in 2019. The Kona is positioned between the Venue and the Tucson in the Hyundai crossover SUV line-up. The powerful and sleek lines of the Kona grab attention...

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Hyundai Tucson 2022 Review

Hyundai Tucson 2022 Review

The first Hyundai Tucson rolled off the production line 16 years ago and became the Korean marque’s best-selling SUV after garnering global sales of over 7 million. For the local market, the first generation of the SUV positioned the Hyundai brand in a segment that...

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New Opel Mokka Review

New Opel Mokka Review

The year 2015 saw the arrival of the Opel Mokka subcompact crossover SUV and the first generation model has had a somewhat productive tenure in SA. The 2016 update saw the Opel Mokka adopting the X nomenclature as a new signal for the German marque’s direction,...

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