Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Review: Not Just An A In Drag

Crossovers are all the rage, but while luxury manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz still have a pretty happy slice of the sedan pie to themselves, to cater to new buyers in the market, a compact crossover SUV like the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a must. The GLA is now in its second generation, … Read more

Mazda CX-3 Review – Faux-By-Four

The automotive world is changing. Bit by bit, day by day, things are deviating from the car scene I knew growing up. Station wagons are the enemy, naturally aspirated engines are dying, and the engine as a whole is being phased out in favour of electrification. Worse still, the world … Read more

Suzuki Vitara Brezza Review: Packing Value

If you’re reading about the Suzuki Vitara Brezza on Torquing Cars for the second time in nearly as many weeks, that’s because the new crossover from the Japanese automaker was only just launched in South Africa a couple of weeks ago. Slotting in below the standard Vitara as a smaller, … Read more

Suzuki S-Presso Review: Not Our Cup Of Tea

307viewsSuzuki 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 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

341viewsThe 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

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