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With the current-generation Fiesta on the way out, the ST200 steps in as a scorching last hurrah… Four years. That’s how long it’s been since we last tested the current-generation Ford Fiesta ST. It’s telling that, in that considerable time, nothing has come close to knocking the plucky little Ford from its lofty perch as CAR‘s […]

Entering a cutthroat segment in which it hasn’t competed since the Bravo, Fiat is hedging its bets on the new Tipo… Golf, Astra, Focus, Mazda3, Mégane, Auris, 308, Civic, i30, Cerato… The C-segment isn’t exactly devoid of talent, is it? To varying degrees, each of these competitors offers something unique to buyers for whom a […]

Sorry folks, the fifth-generation Micra still hasn’t arrived locally. Instead, Nissan South Africa has opted to launch a reinvigorated version of its fourth-gen hatchback, branding it the Micra Active. With the likes of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo clearly in its sights, Nissan SA says the Micra Active features “important enhancements”, including “sporty exterior upgrades” and higher levels […]

Mitsubishi fans have been holding out for a new version of the Japanese brand’s legendary Lancer Evolution sports sedan for some time now. And their interest may well have been piqued with the automaker releasing a teaser image of its what it calls the “e-Evolution Concept”. Turns out, however, that the new model is an […]

Back in August, rumours surfaced that Toyota was planning to launch a new sports car series. And, as it turns out, the rumours were entirely true. Yes, Toyota has announced its new “GR” sports car series in Japan, revealing that it plans to “deploy the GR series outside of Japan as well gradually”. We’ve approached Toyota South […]

The largest and oldest saloon in Jaguar’s range is the XJ sedan. But the British automaker recently updated this model, while also adding the new XJR575 flagship derivative, which features a 423 kW supercharged 5,0-litre V8. And now local pricing for the updated range has been released. The line-up starts from R1 507 000 and runs through […]

Kahn Design has turned its attention to the Bentley Bentayga Diesel, giving the luxury SUV rather a menacing makeover, dubbing it the Le Mans Edition. The Bradford-based firm has handed the two-tonne oil-burner fresh body panels and a custom interior. Painted in Volcanic Rock Satin, the Bentley Bentayga Le Mans features a full aero kit, which includes […]

Ford has launched the facelifted Kuga in South Africa, cutting pricing across the range when compared to the outgoing model. The Kuga nameplate, of course, has lost much of its shine locally in the wake of the fire debacle and the concomitant recalls. And the local arm of the Blue Oval automaker has seemingly reacted by adjusting its […]

Toyota South Africa Motors has announced a small handful of specification changes to GX derivatives in its popular RAV4 range, altering the price at the same time. The three variants, which slot in below the two VX-badged derivatives, gain cruise control as well as leather upholstery. A new shade of metallic red paint has furthermore […]

This Clio RS is a notch up in terms of performance and handling, but does that translate into an exciting experience behind the wheel? Hot hatches have gone through a massive development phase over the past decade. There is now a clear division between the usual posse and the level above them, the so-called super hatches […]