Station Wagon

Volkswagen Varok Concept Shown

Vw Varok Concept2 Intern design students at Volkswagen have created the intriguing Varok concept, combining the practicality of a wagon with the convenience of a bakkie. Concepts play a critical role in the car design process. They are often outlandish in design and although few ever make it to the produc [...]

Not all parking bays are created equal

Parking2 Cars have got a lot bigger over the years, yet parking bays have stayed the same (at best) and, in some cases, they've shrunk. Therefore, if you are considering renting a space for your vehicle, make sure the "parking bay" is adequately sized and practically positioned. Just cons [...]

SA Ratings Downgrade: What It Would Mean for the Motor Industry

CarWarehouse The dreaded credit rating downgrades of South Africa by the influential ratings agencies may, or may not, happen... but suffice to say the motor industry will adapt and prevail. Whereas economic factors preclude a recovery in the new vehicle market in the short term, used car sales are exp [...]

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Announced

Mercedes Benz E Class All Terrain 2017 1280 0e Mercedes-Benz has extended its E-Class, added some offroad goodies – including an all-wheel drivetrain – and named its newcomer the E-Class All-Terrain.  The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been well received globally and the brand has expanded the range to includ [...]

Extended Test: Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 AWD (with video)

202   In South Africa, station wagons are seen to be a trifle "fuddy-duddy", and consequently sales of these stylish, practical vehicles are slow. So... what if you added some SUV appeal to an otherwise straightforward, albeit luxurious and powerful wagon? Volvo's V60 Cross Co [...]

Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 AWD Inscription Review (2016)

IMG 8324   These days, South African car buyers favour SUVs above just about any other type of vehicle even though in most instances a traditional station wagon would do fine. So, what about a station wagon with a raised ground clearance and some macho SUV bits? If this sounds like an appealing recip [...]

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Revealed

MercedesBenzEClassEstate2   Mercedes-Benz recently launched the new E-Class in South Africa and the Stuttgart-based firm has consequently revealed the E-Class Estate, which is available in South Africa on a special order basis. Earlier this year, we travelled to Portugal to sample the new E-Class and were mightily [...]

Spy Shots: Audi RS4 Avant

SB1 5077 We’ve been waiting for the RS4 Avant to make an appearance, and now it has. The Audi RS4 Avant is the top-of-the-range Audi A4, but in the previous-generation of the A4/A4 Avant, the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer dropped the sedan version of the RS4 and only produced it in station-wagon gui [...]

Volvo V90 Revealed

Volvov90   Volvo has revealed its new V90 station wagon. Volvo's new V90 station wagon will make its official appearance at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2016. It features attractive styling that combines the front half of the S90 sedan with a rear end inspired by the Concept Estate. V [...]

Audi RS6 Avant vs Jaguar F-Type Coupe AWD R - The Final Showdown

Audi Jag Main What do you do when two similarly high-powered but vastly different machines rock up at the office? Well, we could have done the expected (two separate road tests) but... then we didn't. As the days went by it became increasingly clear that there were some startling similarities between these tw [...]