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Sweet drive by simply beautiful Mazda CX-3

Sweet drive by simply beautiful Mazda CX-3

MAZDA sprang a huge surprise with the Mazda 2, at the motoring world was looking at Mazda 3 as the entry point from the Japanese automaker. From its inception in 2014, Mazda 2 has gone  on to rake in global awards, confounding competition from more fancied car models. This success, even though Mazda does not […]

New Jeep Renegade charms with Italian accent

New Jeep Renegade charms with Italian accent

THE new Renegade is the first Jeep vehicle built in Italy as a result of the ownership deal between Fiat and Chrysler. Though it has retained much of its American Jeep heritage, touches of Italian finesse are all there to be admired. The Renegade, a mini SUV,  offers two four-wheel drive systems Active Drive I […]

Vitara excellently combines performance and practicality

Vitara excellently combines performance and practicality

THE fourth generation of Vitara  presented at 2014 Paris Motor Show has now entered the South African market brimming with competition of high quality for the SUV market.  Competitors here include the likes of the Nissan Juke, Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and Captur, Honda H- RV and Mazda CX-3. The all-new fourth generation model is […]

Fiat 500X is simply a bombshell

Fiat 500X is simply a bombshell

IN Italy, the land of Fiat automaker, the streets in town are narrow, which explains the need for smaller car models they use there. However, with the fast changing times comes taste for finer things in life and that does not always mean beautiful things in huge proportions. Fiat has long recognised that and being […]

Focus popularity shoots up to 14 models!

Focus popularity shoots up to 14 models!

IT would seem is not enough for Ford that its Focus make is hugely popular, because the manufacturer has upped its Focus range to 14 models! To reach this phenomenal number Ford beefed up the Focus range with four new options, offering its automatic transmission on the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost derivatives in both Ambiente and […]

BT-50 has the pulling power

THE Mazda BT-50 bakkie first made its debut in South Africa during the 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show, flaunting towing capacity of 3 350kg. The vehicle went on sale in South Africa in 2012, entering a highly competitive market of double-cab bakkies. The engine line-up for the BT-50 consists of a 2.2-litre and a 3.2-litre […]

Airbag model raises stakes for Datsun GO

By NAKAMPE LEKWADU AS much as Datsun GO was well received, with the young market and the young at heart loving it for its less R100 000 price and its attractive, smooth looks, the vehicle also received flak for its lack of basic safety features, more so the airbags. The good news is that the […]

Qashqai follows up with sleeker design

MADE in Japan but named after an Iranian nomadic people, the Nissan Qashqai has proved its popularity in the motoring combo sector of SUVs, which combine family car and light commercial features. Since its inception in 2007, it has notched sales success of over two million units globally and over 20 000 in South Africa. […]

Small car takes a big leap forward

THE all-New Mazda2 brings you chic style, while Skyactive Technology unlocks quick-witted agility and outstanding fuel economy. Online connectivity is a seamless part of the fun with improved safety features. This forward-thinking performance is matched to elegantly flowing design. ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’ design reflects the dynamic beauty of an animal leaping into action. […]

Opel Mokko is strong, adventurous and multi-talented

  By NAKAMPE LEKWADU IF you’ve after the full-sized SUV experience combined with the driving dynamics of a compact car -meet the new Opel Mokka. Its fresh sporty appeal, extra space and ground breaking technology make it a major challenger in its class. The Opel Mokka’s advanced driver assistance systems deliver on superior safety and […]