There was a time when minibuses were rather popular family cars in South Africa. Consider the iconic VW Kombi and David Kramer combination of the ‘80s, for example. But even Toyota’s Hiace once sold well to private... Read More
The 2009 Renault Scenic has been launched. Externally, the three-model Scénic range benefits from a front end facelift with new chrome-effect grille and black headlight surrounds, as seen on the sporty GT versions of... Read More
As Toyota has illustrated very successfully with its Avanza, there is a large number of South African families that need an affordable, spacious and versatile people-mover. When the budget is tight, considerations such... Read More
The compact MPV is growing up. It was a natural step, of course, started by the smash-hit first-generation Opel Zafira, which packed seven seats and amazing practicality into a relatively compact body.
It was a... Read More
Although the frequent use of “value-for-money” as a marketing term has somewhat eroded the impact of the description, there can be little doubt about its authenticity when applied to a seven-seater MPV that sells... Read More
To say the first-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class had a problematic birth is to put it mildly. Not only did it tip over in that controversial Swedish “Elk-test”, the interior quality was never quite regarded as... Read More
Sequels are almost always a disappointment, perhaps because by definition they can never have the impact of the original. The movie world is littered with examples, as is the automotive industry. Just ask Sylvester... Read More