Car Reviews

Nissan NP200 1.5 dCi ICE Edition (2017) Quick Review

NissanNP200dIcerear 2 The Nissan NP200 ICE Edition was recently introduced in South Africa in an effort to boost sales of the Silverton-produced pick-up, but is it worthy of your consideration? We recently had a turbodiesel-powered version on test to find out… We Like: Good engine performance and added s [...]

Renault Megane 1.2 GT Line (2016) Quick Review

IMG 8981 The Renault Megane is now in its 4th generation, but the latest model appears to have taken a bigger step forward from its predecessor than the second and third iterations of the French firm's premium hatchback. We evaluate the mid-range 1.2-turbopetrol GT Line. We like: Sporty feel, standa [...]

Fiat Fullback Double-Cab 2.5 Di-D 4x4 LX (2017) Review

JLEE7086 While the allure of competing in the South African double-cab market must be strong because of the (potential) big volumes, cracking this segment is tougher than you may think. Fiat is attempting to do just that with its Fullback pick-up. We review the flagship model to see whether it merits your [...]

Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d Coupe 4Matic (2017) Review

IMG 9423 Mercedes-Benz has transformed its GLC lifestyle SUV from a practical soft-roader into a fashion accessory, but, given the market's sustained demand for vehicles of this ilk, that's hardly a surprise... Does the newcomer make a strong enough case for itself, however?   We like: Adap [...]

Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (2016) Review

Forester15 The Subaru Forester is an often-overlooked family car (compact SUV/crossover), but during a recent stint in our test fleet, the top-of-the-range Forester 2.0 XT swiftly reminded us why the model's a top-seller in some overseas markets. Here's why it is worthy of stronger consideration [...]

Audi A3 2.0T Sportback Auto (2017) Review

IMG 9276 The facelifted Audi A3 Sportback forges ahead where its predecessor left off by providing luxury, comfort and refinement in a compact premium hatchback package. We get to grips with the 2017-spec A3 Sportback, tested here in 2.0T automatic guise. We like: Premium feel, superb bui [...]

Extended Test: Citroen C4 Cactus [with Video]

DSC 2010 When Peugeot Citroen South Africa announced that it would no longer import Citroen products late last year, the quirky French brand's small but loyal customer base was disappointed, but there were sound business reasons for the decision. Does that mean that buying a product such as the C4 [...]

Extended Test: Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Automatic (2017)

Fortunermain 2 Seemingly under fire from rivals such as the Ford Everest, refreshed Chevrolet Trailblazer, Land Rover Discovery Sport and soon, the upcoming Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, the Toyota Fortuner continues to be the king of the lifestyle SUVs – as far as the sales charts are concerned. We covere [...]

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi Executive (2017) Review

IMG9308 Korean brand Hyundai's Tucson is a firm favourite in South Africa. Though the brand does not officially publicise its monthly sales volumes, we have it on good authority that the Tucson is one of the top-selling family car/SUVs in this country. Besides, you can gauge its popularity by jus [...]

BMW M4 GTS (2016) Review

IMG 9124 Once a generation, BMW sets out to make a car that pushes the definition of "road-legal race car" to its limit. Preceded by legendary machines such as the M3 CSL and (E92) M3 GTS, this super-rare M4 has astonishing performance potential and laser-sharp focus, but does its collector& [...]