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2022 Hyundai i30 N Review: 2.0L Turbo

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   Colin Windell

  19 May, 2022

The Hyundai i30 N has been enhanced with a new design focused on performance, emotion, and statement. The i30N carries a 2,0-litre turbocharged engine that delivers 206 kW at 5 5000 r/min and 392 Nm torque from 2 100 r/min, driving through a new N DCT eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that enables a range of high-performance driving features. It

2022 Suzuki Celerio Review Featured 2022 Suzuki Celerio Review: 1.0 GL Manual

 Colin Windell

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 4 Apr, 2022

Suzuki’s budget offering is redesigned from the ground up, with new styling and a new 1-litre 3-cylinder DualJet engine. With more interior space than you might think, comfortable ride and handling, and impressive standard spec, the new Suzuki Celerio is a promising contender in this segment. Colin Windell has spent some time with it…
Renault Clio V Review Featured Renault Clio Review: 1.0 Turbo Intens

 Colin Windell

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 28 Mar, 2022

There are many expressions in the English language to describe the passing – or lack thereof – of time and, pretty much all of them, except for ageing, has relevance only to the subject matter at that . . . well, time. Still, it does not feel like more than 30 years have passed since the Renault Clio made its European debut – an event missed...
Peugeot 208 Review Featured Peugeot 208 Review: 1.2 Allure Manual

 Colin Windell

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 17 Mar, 2022

The latest iteration of the 208 has garnered a bag full of awards from all corners of the globe including European Car of the Year 2020 and the Best City Car title in the Women’s World Car of the Year 2021, so its appeal covers most aspects of the needs of car buyers. With the new car, Peugeot re-imagined the sculpted bonnet and three-claw LED...
BMW X3 M40i Review BMW X3 Review: M40i

 Colin Windell

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 11 Mar, 2022

The BMW X3 is a South African success story – not because it is the weapon of choice for the outriders in the many ‘blue-light’ convoys ferrying politicians around but, because it is built right here in Rosslyn in a modern factory using as much renewable energy electricity as it can muster and exporting the finished product to all corners of the...
Citroen C3 Aircross Review Featured Citroen C3 Aircross Review: 1.2T Shine

 Colin Windell

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 7 Mar, 2022

Accepting change is a necessary part of life, sometimes there is a niggling element of doubt that questions whether the change is progressional or simply for the sake of change. I heaped high praise on the Citroën C3 Aircross tested back in February of 2020 and have now completed a test run of the new model which received updates late last year...
Hyundai Staria Multicab Review Featured Hyundai Staria Multicab Review

 Colin Windell

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 4 Mar, 2022

The Hyundai Staria Multicab is an extremely versatile vehicle for both business and leisure purposes and, although not the first of its kind – read Mercedes-Benz Vito – the execution has been carefully thought out to provide the maximum load space along with comfortable passenger space within a cabin infused with latest gen tech...
New Kia Carnival Review Featured New Kia Carnival Review: 2.2 CRDi SXL 8AT 7-Seater

 Colin Windell

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 22 Feb, 2022

South Africa is endowed with some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in the world and it does not necessitate having a full-blown 4x4 to get close to the best of it. Screaming ‘pick me, pick me’ the Kia Carnival stands front and centre as an ideal choice for effortlessly soaking up kilometres of road in search of all that beauty...
Peugeot Landtrek Review Featured Peugeot Landtrek Review: Allure Double Cab 4x2

 Colin Windell

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 14 Feb, 2022

It is a very brave call for anyone to enter the highly contested – and congested – double cab bakkie market in South Africa, where history has quite firmly entrenched brand loyalty and newcomers are often viewed with some suspicion. Although the initial announcement of the Peugeot Landtrek did come as something of surprise perhaps, to some, the...
Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Review Featured Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Review: 1.5T Elite SE

 Colin Windell

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 7 Feb, 2022

There is a seminal moment in the process of road testing a car when, suddenly everything falls into place and you know you have ‘bonded’ with the car. It does not matter the size, shape or performance of the vehicle – this bond is more of an affirmation the automaker in question has got a lot of things right. If the bond does not happen, then...
Toyota Corolla Cross Review Featured Image Toyota Corolla Cross Review: 1.8 Hybrid Xs

 Colin Windell

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 17 Jan, 2022

If the first step towards change is the desire to make the change, then the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid should inspire the desire! While hybrid models are not new to the local market, the Corolla Cross is the first that fits the ‘mass market’ label and, while still more costly than we would like, is nonetheless quite competitively priced at...
Kia Sportage AWD 1.6T DCT GT-Line Review Featured Kia Sportage Review: 1.6 GT-Line

 Colin Windell

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 7 Dec, 2021

The Sportage first made an appearance at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show, introducing the concept of the ‘Urban SUV’ to consumers for the first time. It set the blueprint for a compact, practical SUV suitable for use in a variety of environments when it launched in 1993. Now in its 4th generation, Colin Windell has spent some time with the new GT-Line...
Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Review Toyota Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.3D Review

 Colin Windell

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 1 Dec, 2021

When the mountain in front of you appears to flatten in supplication, you know are piloting a Toyota Land Cruiser 300 and the latest generation – the first change in 14 years – brings an even bolder face and more intimidating attitude to the sport of terrain taming. Collin Windell clambered aboard recently for an extended drive review...
BMW M340i xDrive Steptronic Review

 Calvin Fisher

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 10 Jun, 2020

The BMW M340i is the zenith of Bavarian performance shy of a full-blown M car. And unlike the coupe, the M440i, is bereft of that highly controversial front-end treatment – some hate it, others loathe it, and one or two think it will grow on them, presumably like a rash. Calvin Fisher claims it is great, but is it a ‘great for a million-rand car’?
Haval H2 Review Haval H2 Review: 1.5T Lux Auto

 Calvin Fisher

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 10 Jun, 2020

Calvin Fisher has spent some quality time with the H2 – the compact crossover from Haval – that’s the higher-end badge from GWM. We've covered this in the past, the Chinese have done a great job in closing the gap between dire offerings of the past, and the likes of the Korean and Japanese rivals, certainly having caught up with the pacific rim.


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