New Toyota Hilux Dakar is a tough beast

Toyota could have given bakkie closer resemblance to iconic Hilux racer.

From time to time, this writer gets to pretend to be a race car driver and it involves participating in Historic Car events at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria.

New Toyota Hilux Dakar is a tough beast
New Toyota Hilux Dakar is a tough beast

New Toyota Hilux Dakar is a tough beast

Toyota could have given bakkie closer resemblance to iconic Hilux racer.

A world of BMW luxury

A world of BMW luxury

BMW is synonymous with quality and sheer driving pleasure – and that’s what you get.
New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is a stellar start

New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is a stellar start

Medium-sized premium SUV with similar design to the Giulia with a sporty lure.
New Peugeot 208 GT-Line is a possible mainstream player

New Peugeot 208 GT-Line is a possible mainstream player

The motoring public wins with another offering in the popular hatch market.
SA-bound Renault Megane RS – A better all-round package

SA-bound Renault Megane RS – A better all-round package

This more sensible RS can attract quite a few new buyers into the Renault camp.
New Bigger and better Toyota Yaris launches in SA

New Bigger and better Toyota Yaris launches in SA

The CVT makes traffic a breeze while the manual gearbox makes hilly roads fun.
New Mazda 2 is light on price and fuel, heavy on features

New Mazda 2 is light on price and fuel, heavy on features

Small as it is, this Mada is as equipped as executive vehicles a few classes above it.
New Honda Jazz Sport – Granny’s favourite gets playful

New Honda Jazz Sport – Granny’s favourite gets playful

Only time will tell if the market can make peace with a sporty version of the small Honda.
SA-bound BMW X2 is an SUV with a hint of coupé

SA-bound BMW X2 is an SUV with a hint of coupé

BMW X2 offers cutting edge technology as standard, such as Apple Car Play.
You can never mistake the new Honda Civic Type R for any other hot hatch

You can never mistake the new Honda Civic Type R for any other hot hatch

If you want the fastest, standard front wheel driven car, look no further.
Big Volkswagen Passat proved to be a perfect holiday car

Big Volkswagen Passat proved to be a perfect holiday car

The cavernous boot will swallow anything you throw at it – including a fridge.
Very classy yet reasonably priced BMW 220i and 220d driven

Very classy yet reasonably priced BMW 220i and 220d driven

Both models have a top speed of 230 km/h and both will accelerate to 100 in just over 7 seconds.
Jaguar enters the compact SUV market with E-Pace

Jaguar enters the compact SUV market with E-Pace

The pricing is extremely competitive, with something for everyone.
New Suzuki Vitara is a true recommendation

New Suzuki Vitara is a true recommendation

It yielded an acceptable average fuel consumption of 6.2 litres/100km.
DRIVEN: Big Mini Cooper with an oil-burner

DRIVEN: Big Mini Cooper with an oil-burner

It’s spacious, economical and fun to drive, but we think it needs a spare wheel.
New Porsche 911 GT3 – awaken your inner purist

New Porsche 911 GT3 – awaken your inner purist

This is a road-legal racer and the rollcage and rear wings are not for show.
New Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – Premium compact SUV segment has a new benchmark

New Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – Premium compact SUV segment has a new benchmark

It has clocked the class record around the Nurburgring in under 8 minutes.
Sneak peek at the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Sneak peek at the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

More than three million have been sold, which makes it Mercedes’ commercial flagship.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo: possibly a station wagon on steroids

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo: possibly a station wagon on steroids

This is a car that can draw more attention than the Big Five in a game park.
Audi TT RS Coupe – dynamite in a small package

Audi TT RS Coupe – dynamite in a small package

This compact sports car is all about you and having fast fun.
Audi Sport – a trio of fast RS models unleashed

Audi Sport – a trio of fast RS models unleashed

The wait to catch up to Merc AMG and BMW M was well worth it.
Peugeot join in on SUV craze with 3008

Peugeot join in on SUV craze with 3008

The i-cockpit makes you feel as if you are piloting a jet.
Getting a foothold in taxi industry

Getting a foothold in taxi industry

BAW vehicle is gaining traction in the local public transport environment.
All-new Mini Cooper Countryman JCW is a solid SUV with attitude

All-new Mini Cooper Countryman JCW is a solid SUV with attitude

The Countryman is not the true athlete that MINI claims it is.
DRIVEN: Less fun, but not as ugly Subaru XV

DRIVEN: Less fun, but not as ugly Subaru XV

Easy to drive, excellent brakes and great consumption – even with a heavy foot.
DRIVEN: New Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie set to make its mark

DRIVEN: New Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie set to make its mark

More details will become available in the coming months.

 

 

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