Suzuki, S-Presso, Torquing Cars

Suzuki S-Presso Review: Not Our Cup Of Tea

Suzuki fans have a rather strong affiliation with caffeinated beverages. It’s not just that they love to start their mornings with a cup of coffee; no, mention the name Cappuccino and watch them devolve into gushing fanboys and girls, drooling over the Japanese Kei sports car they’ll never own and … Read more

Mercedes-Benz, V-Class, V300d, Torquing Cars

Mercedes-Benz V300d Review: V. Classy, V. Pricey

After amalgamating the old Vito and Viano nameplates into one, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class has been the go-to high-end van for those needing to move eight occupants in comfort without resorting to purchasing a large, bakkie-based SUV. Last year, in the heat of a global pandemic, Mercedes-Benz South Africa improved the … Read more

Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo Review: Bringing The Fizz

The Suzuki Vitara is a crossover we’ve come to love over the years since it first launched – loved for its composed chassis, well-sorted driving dynamics, predictable handling, pliant ride, and frugal demeanour. But if there was one thing the Vitara was missing, it was fizz. The 1.6-litre naturally aspirated … Read more

BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review: A BMW Only In Name

The M235i xDrive Gran Coupe sounds like a great way to have your cake and eat it: four doors in a relatively small package, a coupe roofline, and a straight-six powering the rear wheels. Except that BMW decided not to get any of these things right, besides maybe the sizing. … Read more

Suzuki Ignis Review: A Budget Car Only In Price

1.5kviewsThe Ignis name is not a new one for Japanese brand, Suzuki. In fact, the first generation debuted back in 2000 as an almost Kei-sized mini crossover. Suzuki rebooted it for 2016 with similar packaging, and with a budget-friendly price, legendary reliability, and incredibly low running costs, not to mention … Read more

Torquing Cars, Suzuki Swift Sport, Suzuki Swift, ZC33S, Opel Corsa GSi

Shootout: Suzuki Swift Sport vs Opel Corsa GSi

1.8kviewsHot hatches have seemingly fallen from grace in South Africa, with a single badge being the reason for it all. If it doesn’t wear the letters ‘GTI’ on its bum, the South African public won’t pay for it. It’s the reason we no longer see full-fat hot hatches like the … Read more

Mazda, MX-5, Miata, MX-5 RF, Jinba Ittai, Torquing Cars, Roarke Bouffe

Review – Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback

Just how slow is 10km/h, and how long is 13 seconds?  Well as it turns out the answers to those two questions are A- glacial, and B- about 3 years, or at least that’s how painfully long it felt when I decided to open the roof of the Mazda MX-5 … Read more

Isuzu, KB, KB 250, X-Rider, 4x4, Double Cab, Torquing Cars

Review – Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider 4×4 Double Cab

1.6kviewsIf five years ago you’d told me Mercedes-Benz would be selling a Nissan Navara-based double cab bakkie in the South African market, I’d probably have told you you’d sooner see the legalization of marijuana in the country.  Surprise, surprise, I’m no good at prophesying the future, and we live in … Read more

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Review – Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL

308viewsThe most economical vehicle we’ve ever tested is the Suzuki Dzire. Let’s not waste any time getting to the crux of this review – in the six years I’ve been reviewing vehicles for Torquing Cars, driving hundreds in the process of all shapes and sizes, the Suzuki Dzire is the … Read more

Mercedes-Benz, X Class, X250d, 4Matic, Navara, Review, Torquing Cars

Review – Mercedes-Benz X250d 4Matic Progressive

402views “What is it?” I’m asked for about the 60th time in a week, with a finger pointed at the Mercedes-Benz X-Class I’m currently driving.  “It’s the Mercedes-Benz…” don’t-call-it-a-Nissan-Navara “X-Class, the new double cab pick-up from Merc.”  It was made plainly obvious to me upon collection that the guys and … Read more

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