With stunning looks, great dynamics on the road, plenty of interior space without suffering from the awkward bulk of larger SUVs, and with a starting price of R287 500.00, I’d go so far as to say that it kind of makes the X-Trail redundant.
In the compact hatch segment customers have tons of choice including the Ford Fiesta 1.0T EcoBoost, Renault Clio 900cc turbo, Opel Corsa 1.0T and with Kia set to introduce their own 3-pot turbo soon, the choice is ever expanding. How does VW’s new Eco Warrior stack up against the competition?
Having just spent the previous week in a brand new Volkswagen Polo which is direct competition to the Mazda2, it gave me an excellence comparative frame of reference. At first glance it’s off to a very good start.
Considering Lexus is to Toyota what Infiniti is to Nissan, for the ardent Japanese manufacturer fan, wanting a premium feel, we’re fairly certain either will do, but if you’re after a true luxury experience though, there’s just no beating the Germans.
Let me put it this way…when Thor lands in the middle of a battle, summons his hammer, you know that things are going to interesting. The XC90 is Volvo’s Mjölnir and the battle for the best premium 7-seat SUV is about to get very interesting.
If you’re in the market for an entry level, compact hatch for yourself or your children and don’t want to sacrifice on style and standard features, then you need not look any further than the Kia Picanto.
With European Car of The Year 2014 and Engine of The Year (1-1.4-litre) 2015 awards under its belt, is the Peugeot 308 finally a legitimate competitor to the established German and Asian rivals?
With manufacturers falling over themselves to get you into their compact SUV/Crossover, buyers have never had more choice, and in that regard the very capable and pretty Renault Captur should definitely be on your watchlist.
And the one you see here is perhaps the most hardcore of hot hatchbacks. It is the Superveloce of hatchbacks. It is the Renault Sport Mégane Trophy.
With a growing family, the default decision is to upgrade to an SUV. The Golf SV mixes SUV-like space with hatchback-like dynamics, and if you’ve outgrown your compact hatch, the SV should be on your watch-list.
With its no-nonsense attitude, tremendous power and superb agility the Polo GTi will reward any enthusiast who is looking for a large dose of hoonery, on a tighter budget.
Perhaps the most outrageous looking car you can buy new today, but after 4 years, can a subtle update be enough for the Nissan Juke?