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Mahindra hits all the high notes with KUV100

Mahindra hits all the high notes with KUV100

TRUTH be told, when the Mahindra cars first hit the road where not a pretty sight. They also had a myriad of technical problems, giving the owner one headache after another. But all that is in the past as Mahindra went back to the drawing board to bring out some of the most attraction vehicles, […]

Suzuki Swift ups its game

Suzuki Swift ups its game

  THE Suzuki Swift is a practical car built for fun as well if that’s important to you as a city sleeker. It’s a small car but carries so much appeal on many levels. The low price, great handling and smart styling help to set it apart in its category. The Swift does not shy […]

Baleno is all about comfort and smooth ride

Baleno is all about comfort and smooth ride

  THE compact car market is here to stay, mostly for economic factors as the global economy continues to bite into the resources of people in the lower rungs of the economy. However, driving a smallish car should not be a tedious experience and the Baleno shows, from every angle you look at it, that […]

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 […]