Toyota Corolla Hybrid: SAs answer to EVs

Can you believe it’s been 25 years of the Prius as a commercial hybrid vehicle? And that we are already into 5th gen Toyota hybrids today? This is an enviable track record of consistent and persistent development down the hybrid avenue of new energy vehicle (NEV) exploration. And all this development is shown to best … Read more

Ford Everest: Has the Everest summited?

The all new Ford Everest is big step up for the brand and what’s apparent from the outset is that the Everest has matured and evolved into a properly premium product. Engines on offer are the 154 kW / 500 Nm from a twin turbo 2.0l diesel in the Sport and 184 kW /600 Nm … Read more

Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport: better looks, better value

The Toyota Corolla Cross is something of a phenom in local terms – had it not been for the factory destruction in Durban, post Covid supply and logistics constraints I think we would already see one in every family lucky enough to be able to afford a new car. Toyota has stepped it up a … Read more

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: staggering advancement

Does anyone remember the old Tiggos? I do. One of my employees at the time owned one. He had an artificial plastic flower garden in the dash. Given his tall stature, flowing blond looks and outrageous good looks I always found that amusing. This new one though is anything but amusing. Chery have not evolved … Read more

Hybrid cars could be the way to go

Owning a hybrid car could save South African motorists substantial sums on fuel in the long run, although the up-front costs are high.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L: it’s revolutionary

The ‘old’ Grand Cherokee has been around for something like a decade now and it has had some brisk sales in its career. It put Jeep on the map in the luxurious big SUV segment but now there is an all new one to build on this legacy. 98% all new in fact. There was … Read more

Opel Mokka 1.2T GS: excitement returns

The new Mokka was launched in April this year and it says something about it’s popularity that it’s taken a while to make its way into the hands of yours truly. I remember at the launch being impressed with the 1.2l turbo motor and it’s pairing with a smooth shifting 8 speed automatic gearbox coupled … Read more


How important are good quality tyres?

Keeping your car in contact with the road is an important job. We went to test budget vs premium tyres to showcase the performance difference.