Su-bah-ru, or Suba-roo? Which ever way you pronounce it, everyone agrees that Subaru, that refreshingly off-beat Japanese auto maker, builds some pretty decent vehicles. And most of those offer a degree of versatility not typical of mainstream models. That’s particularly true of the Outback estate.
Travel through Africa, and you’re likely to see a lot of Peugeot cars: especially old 404s and 504s, harking back to the 1960s and ‘70s, and still going strong. But in South Africa, modern Peugeots like the 308 hatchback are a less frequent sight. So what’s the problem?
While the robust looks and raised stance typical of SUVs seem to be universally appealing, not everyone can afford the real thing. Ford’s Ecosport links a small-car footprint and affordability to SUV attitude. But is the flagship Titanium model the best option?
The axing of Opel from the General Motors portfolio left the brand’s South African operations in the lurch. Now, under the auspices of Unitrans Motors, the marque is looking to regain the limelight – and the Grandland X SUV is part of the turnaround plan.
The Nissan Patrol isn’t just big: it’s gargantuan. And it has an equally enormous V8 engine to match. It’s also a dyed-in-the-wool off-roader, with low-range and all the right all-terrain bits. But how relevant is it in a motoring world focused on efficiency?
Mercedes-Benz describes its updated C-Class as a new model. In reality, it’s an revamped version of the existing W205 – albeit a comprehensively updated one. So how much better is the face-lifted C-Class? And what made the launch a particularly significant one?