THE ORIGIN OF LEXUS
TEN THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT THE OPEL MOKKA X
FERRARI CALIFORNIA T HANDLING SPECIALE
THE RANGER GOES AUTO
VOLVO V40 & V40 CROSS COUNTRY UPDATED
LEXUS RC 200T
LOVE IS… THE MCLAREN 570S
THE ADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING YOUR FLEET
Often only companies with quite sophisticated financial and operational systems are able to analyse and produce such figures. Smaller companies, where the role of fleet manager is often given as a sideline function to a general staff or office manager, very seldom have the inclination to make a proper comparison.
The range-topping turbodiesel Creta fares slightly better against the likes of the Nissan Qashqai 1.6dCi Acenta auto, delivering only 2 kW less power, although, at 260 Nm of torque, it cannot outgun the Qashqai’s 320 Nm.
ROAD TRIP FOR TWO WITH THE VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY
Volvo claims a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 6.1 seconds and, despite the added weight of the four-wheel drive system, the V40 handles with enough composure and feels steadfast through even the tightest of corners at speed.
OPEL ASTRA WINS SA COTY AWARD
It also picked up the 2015 SAFETYBEST Award and the 2015 Golden Steering Wheel Award.
FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF A DEFENSIVE DRIVER
Good drivers use common sense, knowledge and self-discipline to make wise decisions quickly. They avoid taking risks and keep their emotions in check thereby avoiding road rage.
In South Africa, bakkies are big business. We tend to look at the competence of any new bakkie through the skewed lens of its sales figures against the figures of the ‘Big Three’ from Toyota, Ford, and Isuzu. But, is this a fair measure of what makes for a great bakkie?
THE ORIGIN OF LEXUS
Code-named F1 for “Flagship One”, the first Lexus vehicle was originally intended to expand Toyota’s product line in the premium segment.
CAR MARKET IMPROVES (SLIGHTLY)
Toyota’s achievements are owed to the Corolla / Auris / Quest with 2,628 sales, Hilux with 2,398 (runner-up to the Ford Ranger), Etios with 2,302 sales, and Fortuner which continues to impress with 1,233 units sold.
WIND OF CHANGE: MASERATI LEVANTE
Named after a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from a mild breeze to a tempest in an instant, it is billed by the Italian automaker as a turning point in its 104-year history.
PORSCHE 911 GTS
Starting with the 911 Carrera GTS, with rear wheel-drive, and the 4 GTS (both available in coupé or cabriolet configuration), the new range is spearheaded by the stunning 911 Targa 4 GTS.