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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…

#SAfricansTravelToo: Fireflies in Zambia

“But though we live in a world laced with threads of magic, triflings like tooth mice and firefly fairies pale next to the powerful magic that dwells in the forest.” It is impossible to travel through the dusty Zimbabwe plains without scribbles of Lauren Liebenberg’s The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam wandering through your…

2 Minute Review: Toyota’s funky C-HR is really all about safety

You’d be forgiven for thinking the 2018 Toyota C-HR was the Japanese automaker’s play for car-eschewing Millennials, but really the crossover curiosity is the first major push in its safety tech offensive. Originally revealed as a Scion concept back in late 2015, and then promptly rescued by the mother-brand after the Scion nameplate ended up…

Things You Need To Know about the 2017 Mazda CX-5

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a near-complete redesign of the brand’s strong-selling compact crossover, and it comes hot on the heels of last year’s unusual 2016.5 model year refresh. With striking looks, simplified drive-train offerings, and a focus on answering the complaints lodged by previous owners as well as those from SUV shoppers who passed…

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