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 moreContinue Reading

The 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 moreContinue Reading

Haval, H2, 1.5T, Haval H2, Luxury, Automatic, GWM, Great Wall Motors, Torquing Cars, Roarke Bouffe

“It’s pretty good, but it’s a Hyundai/Kia.” – remember that line?  It was the one bandied about around 5 years ago when Hyundai and Kia were making good, competitive cars with decent features and an affordable price-tag.  People appreciated them, but brand-snobbery prevented them from being top sellers.  But look … Read moreContinue Reading

Suzuki Swift, Swift Sport, Swift 1.4, ZC32S

A Suzuki Swift “for every member of the family” – it’s an interesting payoff line and one aped by many a manufacturer for various models they feel suit a wide target audience, but Suzuki have some genuine weight behind their claim.  It’s a model family with a R106 400 span … Read moreContinue Reading

Review, Hyundai i20 Sport, i20 N Sport

The Hyundai i20 Sport is the first vehicle to bear the badge of Hyundai’s N Performance Division – not even the Golf GTI-targeting Veloster Turbo wore the brand on its tailgate.   But a source within Hyundai SA tells us Hyundai HQ weren’t too happy with the badging on the … Read moreContinue Reading

DS, Citroën’s boutique sub-moniker, has officially established itself as a standalone brand beneath the French marque.  But I can’t bring myself to call the DS3 a ‘DS DS3’ just yet; not when it still bears the Citroen double-chevron logo on its nose, and when the first standalone models haven’t yet … Read moreContinue Reading