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First Drive: Volvo XC40

The high-toned Volvo 40.1 concept set a ball rolling that was caught late last year by the 2019 XC40. It’s the company’s first subcompact SUV, meaning it’s been dropped into a segment of the market expected to swell unrestrainedly in the coming years. In time, this could become Volvo’s best-seller. What’s New? In short: everything….

Reviewed: Nikon D500

The 20.9-megapixel D500 (R25 999, body only) is Nikon’s most recent enthusiast DSLR and, to date, the best DSLR with an APS-C sensor (DX-format, in Nikon terms, versus FX-format for full-frame) that we’ve played with. Although the company has many more options with higher resolution, such as the D7200 (another APS-C DSLR we like), this one is…

Reviewed: Toyota Fortuner

When you think of Toyota, the term off-road is sure to pop up. A core component of the brand’s identity in Mzansi is its record of producing 4×4 SUVs that can take you further from civilisation than anything else.   With this in mind, when Toyota’s plans to manufacture another off-road wagon were made public…

2018 Hyundai Elantra First Drive: 5 things you need to know

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is here, and while the automaker’s mid-size family sedan hasn’t been completely redesigned there are a few aspects of its recent refresh that are definitely worth discussing. The Elantra has moved past its challenger status and now sells at or over 200,000 examples every year, although it’s starting to show the…

Quick Review: Ford Ranger FX4

There’s no doubt the Ford Ranger has been a huge success. In July this year over 6400 were sold between here in Mzansi , Europe, Middle East, the rest of Africa and plenty more around the world. Part of the Ranger’s success is based on its tough looks as well as its real and perceived…

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