Road tests 19.4.2018 10:00 am

Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider is a perfect ride

Ride quality is good for a vehicle in this class.

Recently I’ve driven a number of Isuzus in various configurations – single, extended and double cab, petrol and diesel, manual and automatic transmissions and two and four wheel drive.

Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider is a perfect ride
Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider is a perfect ride

Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider is a perfect ride

Ride quality is good for a vehicle in this class.

LAUNCH DRIVE: We drive the new Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace
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LAUNCH DRIVE: We drive the new Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace

The Tiguan Allspace fills the gap between the normal Tiguan and the Touareg.
DRIVEN: Toyota Fortuner ticks most of the boxes
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DRIVEN: Toyota Fortuner ticks most of the boxes

Only minor drawback is folding of the rear seats which reduces load capacity.
New Kia Sportage has style and oomph
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New Kia Sportage has style and oomph

The diesel engine offers superb economy and you’ll easily be able to get under 8 litres per 100km in city driving and less than 6l/100km on the highway.
DRIVEN: Ford Mustang 5.0-litre GT Convertible
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DRIVEN: Ford Mustang 5.0-litre GT Convertible

It has co-starred in Hollywood films with stars like Will Smith and Steve McQueen.
DRIVEN: Hyundai i10 Glide is packed with a host of features
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DRIVEN: Hyundai i10 Glide is packed with a host of features

A very good runaround but also quite capable on the highways.
Renault Kwid AMT in big demand despite horrible safety ratings
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Renault Kwid AMT in big demand despite horrible safety ratings

A driver’s airbag was fitted, but no ABS, and the car still did horribly in any safety test anywhere.
Haval H2 set to stun SUV market
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Haval H2 set to stun SUV market

Interior has all the bells and whistles to keep vehicle on par with its rivals.
DRIVEN: New BMW M5 is a real bruiser
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DRIVEN: New BMW M5 is a real bruiser

4.4 litre V8 turbo can propel this beast to 305km/h.
ROAD TEST: Honda Civic Type R and Jazz Sport
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ROAD TEST: Honda Civic Type R and Jazz Sport

If you want a Jazz with attitude, look no further than the Sport.
DRIVEN: New Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT is a king of the Vivos
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DRIVEN: New Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT is a king of the Vivos

This was the first time ever I have covered 800km on a single tank of petrol.
DRIVEN: 2018 Suzuki Swift has never looked this good
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DRIVEN: 2018 Suzuki Swift has never looked this good

The new Swift is lighter and more rigid than the outgoing model.
LAUNCH DRIVE: We drive the new BMW X2 compact SUV
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LAUNCH DRIVE: We drive the new BMW X2 compact SUV

Petrol and diesel versions performed very well in all circumstances.
DRIVEN: Jaguar’s E-Pace compact SUV
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DRIVEN: Jaguar’s E-Pace compact SUV

Crossover and SUV market is expected to grow by 23% by 2020.
Renault Kwid goes automatic
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Renault Kwid goes automatic

One drawback is absence of ABS brakes and passenger airbags.
Toyota’s single-cab Hilux put through its paces
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Toyota’s single-cab Hilux put through its paces

A short time with the 2.4 Hilux means I’ll think hard when time comes to renew.
DRIVEN: New Peugeot 208 GT-Line
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DRIVEN: New Peugeot 208 GT-Line

This is not a car that will get people talking but get it behind your garage doors and I think you will never regret it.
DRIVEN: Nissan Patrol is aimed at people with a distinctly affluent taste
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DRIVEN: Nissan Patrol is aimed at people with a distinctly affluent taste

Nissan’s premium flagship ticks all the boxes it should in this segment.
DRIVEN: We drive Volkswagen’s new Polo
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DRIVEN: We drive Volkswagen’s new Polo

The one litre turbocharged engine produces the sort of power 1600s used to make.
New Subaru Impreza really impresses
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New Subaru Impreza really impresses

With a new chassis, this sedan still goes around corners like it’s on rails.
New Volkswagen Polo Vivo is the benchmark
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New Volkswagen Polo Vivo is the benchmark

3-cylinder 1.0 TSI GT produces 81 kW and 200Nm, enough to propel the little Vivo to 190km/h. 
Old school versus new school – Nissan 370Z and BMW M240i go head-to-head
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Old school versus new school – Nissan 370Z and BMW M240i go head-to-head

The older car needs some skill and talent from the driver to get the best out of it.
WATCH: 5 reasons to buy the 2018 Polo
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WATCH: 5 reasons to buy the 2018 Polo

We recently took the 2018 VW Polo for a spin, and Andre de Kock has shared his positive results.
ROAD TEST: Audi’s new RS 5 Coupe is a gentlemen’s choice
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ROAD TEST: Audi’s new RS 5 Coupe is a gentlemen’s choice

Superb car, but you don’t feel Audi has brought something special to the table.
ROAD TEST: Another very fast Audi RS 3
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ROAD TEST: Another very fast Audi RS 3

The most powerful series-production five-cylinder engine on the market.
ROAD TEST: Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster
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ROAD TEST: Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

At an eye-watering price of around R2.7 million, it is something for a select few.
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