Motoring News 21.4.2017 02:55 pm

TESTED: Efficient Volkswagen Polo R-Line

Introduction of the 1.0 TSI engine is a precursor to VW’s small engine strategy in SA.

Volkswagen has seldom, if ever, got it wrong in South Africa (try to forget the Seat debacle). Who could forget the ever-fresh Citi Golf that ran for years as a number one seller long after it was politically frowned on to build cars that would kill you.

TESTED: Efficient Volkswagen Polo R-Line
TESTED: Efficient Volkswagen Polo R-Line

TESTED: Efficient Volkswagen Polo R-Line

Introduction of the 1.0 TSI engine is a precursor to VW’s small engine strategy in SA.

Next Polo GTI might have a lot more vrrr-pha
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Next Polo GTI might have a lot more vrrr-pha

The next generation VW hot supermini might get a turbocharged 2.0-litre TSI from the previous Golf, developing 147kW worth of power.
New Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a car to drool over
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New Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a car to drool over

It has not yet been decided if this model will come to SA … we can only hope.
Volvo to build its first fully electric car in China
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Volvo to build its first fully electric car in China

Volvo says the new model will be based on Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture for smaller cars and be exported globally from China.
Mercedes-Benz A Class range to get beefier with concept A sedan
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Mercedes-Benz A Class range to get beefier with concept A sedan

The Concept A Sedan takes a cautious-yet-attractive approach to the compact luxury segment.
BMW M4 CS brings slight power boost to the table
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BMW M4 CS brings slight power boost to the table

It’s unclear how many CS model cars will be built, but BMW says it will be kept to a limited run.
DRIVEN: Sporty, fun new Toyota 86
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DRIVEN: Sporty, fun new Toyota 86

Adding to the sports car feel is the new, unified, all black interior finish.
Ford expands Ranger line up with Fx4 model
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Ford expands Ranger line up with Fx4 model

The Ranger Fx4 is based on the segment-defining 3.2-litre XLT Double Cab 4×4.
Mercedes-AMG GLC gets V8 63 power to boot
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Mercedes-AMG GLC gets V8 63 power to boot

A fundi’s dream: superior power delivery combined with top drive stability.
Is BMW planning an M2 GTS?
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Is BMW planning an M2 GTS?

Prototypes of what is believed to be the upcoming M2 GTS have already been spotted at the ‘Green Hell’.
Jeep Renegade Limited AWD AT offers something different
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Jeep Renegade Limited AWD AT offers something different

Sure a vehicle like this is never going to win any traffic light races, but it did hit 100 km/h in under 11 seconds.

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