South Africans have enjoyed a long-standing love affair with bakkies – and in particular, with double cab versions of these versatile workhorses. No wonder then that the double cab bakkie segment is one of the most competitive in the local new vehicle market.
BMW’s X5 xDrive40d M Sport is more urban warrior than dirt buster, but this week, we take it out of its comfort zone on a 1 400 km round trip to a Free State game farm – and tackle gravel, rocks and along the way …
The latest Mercedes-Benz CLS has just been launched in SA, and we travel to the Southern Cape to take the newcomer for a spin. Back in a windy Johannesburg, we put the recently updated VW CrossPolo, now with 1.2 TSI engine power, through its paces.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the third model sharing the A-class platform, and surprisingly, it might be
the most convincing, even in entry-level GLA200 form. And talking of junior derivatives, the Jeep
Cherokee 2.4 Longitude isn’t exactly cheap, but it is the most affordable member of the Cherokee
line-up. We find out if it’s still worthy of the Jeep badge.
Does the new Renault Mégane GT have what it takes to challenge the class-leading VW Golf GTi? We take the two protagonists to the Midvaal Racing Circuit to find out. Then, swapping tar for the rough stuff, we put the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon through its off-road paces.
On RPM TV this week, we head for the Midvaal racetrack to put the latest Subaru WRX STi through its paces. Then, we find out if Mitsubishi is as good at building mini-hatchbacks as it is producing 4x4s as we take the ultracompact Mitsubishi Mirage for a spin.