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BMW 2 Series Coupé Review: M240i xDrive

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   Colin Windell

  21 Jun, 2022

The M240i drives through a 3,0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine pumping out 285 kW at 5 500 r/min with 500 Nm of torque on tap from 1 500 r/min, driving all four wheels through an eight-speed gearbox and ready to launch from rest to 100 km/h in 4,5 seconds.

Road Review: Hyundai Grand Creta 2.0 Elite Auto

 Colin Windell

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 13 Jun, 2022

The Hyundai Grand Creta 2,0-litre Elite version at R539 900 appears more costly than its immediate rivals, such as the Volkswagen Taigo 1.0TSI R-Line and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T GLS and the Mazda CX-30 2.0 Dynamic. It trundles from rest to 100 km/h in 10,7 seconds with a terminal velocity around the 190 km/h mark.
Road Review: Opel Zafira Life Elegance

 Colin Windell

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 3 Jun, 2022

The new Zafira minivan shares underpinnings with the Peugeot Traveller, Citroën SpaceTourer, Toyota ProAce Verso and the upcoming Fiat Ulysse – locally, the Zafira Life available in two guises being the Edition (eight seats) and the Elegance with seven ‘club’ chairs.
2022 Hyundai i30 Review: 2.0L Turbo

 Colin Windell

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 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
New 2022 Kia Sorento Review Featured New 2022 Kia Sorento Review: 2.2CRDi AWD SXL

 Colin Windell

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 3 May, 2022

The Kia Sorento sails along highways, serene and comfortable, moving its occupants in a generally stress-free way, with all-wheel drive for adding security and off-road jaunt. The turbo-diesel engine has ample power and torque to make this happen effortlessly, the seating has the right amount of support to make the long-haul pain free, and there...
2022 Hyundai Tucson Review Featured New 2022 Hyundai Tucson Review: 2.0D Elite

 Colin Windell

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 20 Apr, 2022

About the only thing I got from a brief military stint in the navy as a young lad was an enduring appreciation of neatness or having things, as they say in the lingo, ‘squared away’. So, settling into the driver’s seat of the new Hyundai Tucson it is hard not to notice the infotainment screen has been neatly integrated into the cumulative dashbo...
Hyundai Kona N and i30 N Review Kona N and i30 N Launch Review

 Colin Windell

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 7 Apr, 2022

The Kona N is the latest variant in the Hyundai range to be given the complete motorsport-derived go-faster kit. It launches locally in tandem with the mid-life update to the i30 N – a clever move from Hyundai, leaving indecisive buyers with just a choice of a car or SUV..
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...


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