First Drive – BMW M4 CS on Track

It’s not every day you get to drive a brand new BMW M4 variant on track, let alone three variants back to back.  So when launching the BMW M4 CS – short for Competition Sport – at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand, South Africa at the first BMW M … Read more

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Video – Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0T Review

If Alfa Romeo wants to truly challenge BMW, it’s not the fire-spitting Giulia Quadrifoglio that needs to sell – it’s the entry level 2.0-litre turbocharged Giulia. In this Torquing Cars video review, we put the Giulia 2.0T to the test:   You may also like Road Review: 2013 BMW F30 … Read more

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Review – Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD Inscription

346views I grew up with a father who loved the idea of a Volvo station wagon.  Growing up in the mid 90s, I can only imagine the one he lusted after was the 850 T-5R estate, in Cream Yellow as they called it.  My late father never did own that … Read more

Review – Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0T

534viewsI’ve long heard about the great days of Alfa Romeo – how if anyone knows how to make a spectacular driver’s car, it’s Alfa.  But I’ve never seen it.  There have been glimpses of brilliance, but they’ve always felt like expensive Fiats to me.  So I’m mighty proud to be … Read more

Review – Mercedes-Benz GLC220d Coupe

I remember when “sporty” SUVs first hit the road in the early 2000s. They were marketed as high-performance vehicles that could tear up the track one day and go offroading the next. In reality, they were terrible at both; they didn’t handle well and were all but useless offroad. Despite … Read more

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Review – Volvo S90 D5 AWD Inscription

370viewsThe executive sedan is a tricky thing for manufacturers to do.  See, anyone can build a compact executive sedan – a 3 Series rival whose size and price is fairly approachable for the layman.  Executive sedans, not so much; they’re large, packed with tech, and usually have price tags beyond … Read more

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Review – Hyundai Creta 1.6CRDi Executive Auto

The compact SUV segment is booming, it has been for quite some time.  Every brand from Mahindra to Audi has a rival in the segment, but for some time Hyundai has neglected demand for such a vehicle.  That’s until earlier this year, February to be precise, when the Hyundai Creta … Read more

First Drive – BMW 4 Series LCI

645viewsThe BMW 4 Series has been around since 2013, and although the 4 Series line-up received new engines last year in line with the 3 Series LCI, the coupe derivatives have only just now received their own ‘Life Cycle Impulse’ – BMW speak for a face lift.  But with the … Read more

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First Drive: Suzuki Ignis – Kei in SA

364viewsSouth Africa is no stranger to Japanese ‘Kei cars’ (pronounced ‘K-cars’) – miniaturised city cars with cuteness being the very core of their design brief.  The Daihatsu Copen was the most memorable until the brand withdrew from SA.  But there’s a new Kei car and it’s destined for local greatness … Read more

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Video Review – Jaguar F-Pace 20d AWD R-Sport

Ian Callum’s first ever go at designing an SUV is a resounding success.  The Jaguar F-Pace is without a doubt one of the most beautiful automotive artworks we’ve seen in years, and definitely the best looking of the SUV crowd.  But do those good looks obscure flaws beneath the surface, … Read more

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Review – Jaguar F-Pace S

I’ll go ahead and spoil the plot for you.  I’ll start off lamenting why people buy performance SUV’s – incapable of off-road excursions, and not boasting any more usefulness than say, a performance station wagon that looks better in any case.  Then I’ll introduce you to the Jaguar F-Pace S … Read more