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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Audi making good even better with A3 changes

Audi has made a number of cosmetic changes to its A3 models, including the Sportback.  Picture: AUDI AG

Changes to the A3 could ensure Audi trumps everything in its class, writes Michael Taylor

LAUNCH NEWS: Ferrari 488 Spider — exclusive equestrian in a new hue

The Spider will be available in the new Blu Corsa colour.  Picture: QUICKPIC

The Ferrari 488 Spider is now available in SA and Lerato Matebese attended its unveiling

FUTURE MODELS: Volvo 40 — Thor throws down a new hammer

The frontal styling clearly echoes the 90 models.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Volvo’s new compact car architecture will underpin the company’s next-generation 40 models

ROAD TEST: Doing the numbers

The Fortuner has controversial styling.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Mark Smyth looks at the battle of the seven-seaters between Ford and Toyota

Opinion

EDITORIAL NOTE: Charging into the future

Volvo SA claims the batteries will recharge in three hours on household mains.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Plug-in hybrid cars are well within our realm

Audi will base the design of its next A8 on the Prologue concept.  Picture: AUDI AG

RUMOUR HAS IT: A8 pilot to start in 2017; covers off Clio RS

The next big tech step for Audi will be the luxury flagship A8, while Renault Sport will be unveiling a special version of the Clio RS at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix

NEW MODELS: Welcome power boost for Volvo’s XC90 range

The XC90 plug-in hybrid is a good solution for SA rather than going full electric.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Volvo has expanded its XC90 range with the addition of the T8 plug-in hybrid

THE MOTORSPORT LAP: Ultimate thrill of burning rubber

South African Moto3 rider, Brad Binder, claims class victory at Italian GP.   Picture: EPA/CLAUDIO ONORATI

It was an exciting weekend as competitors jostled for position in their respective championships

NEW MODELS: Unprecedented interest in Ford’s automatic choice option

The Ford Ranger continues to be a popular seller.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Ford has responded to customer demand by adding a six-speed automatic gearbox option to its 2.2 Ranger line-up

Suzuki is introducing the Super Carry bakkie in SA for the first time next month.  Picture: MOTORCROSS

NEW MODELS: Suzuki has reason to keep calm and Carry on

Suzuki SA will introduce the first ever bakkie in its local line-up next month

LOCAL MOTORSPORT: Spinning up dust for spectators

Poulter/Howie topped the podium (centre) followed by Taylor/Murphy (left) and Visser/Huxtable (right).   Picture: QUICKPIC

The inaugural Vredefort Super Sprint provided plenty of excitement in the off-road championship

TYRE NEWS: Bridgestone’s bestseller made even more durable

Bridgestone’s new CV2020 tyre.  Picture: BRIDGESTONE SA

Bridgestone has launched the successor to its popular light commercial vehicle tyre

LONG-TERM FLEET: Living with some Gallic flair for the next year

 The Kadjar features the latest great Renault styling.  Pictures: MARK SMYTH, QUICKPIC

Lerato Matebese welcomes the Renault Kadjar to our long-term fleet

LONG-TERM FLEET: Touareg surpassing all of our expectations

The Touareg proved its abilities on tarmac and the back roads of SA.   Picture: MARK SMYTH

Mark Smyth looks back on the year the Volkswagen Touareg spent with the team

CONCEPT MODELS: BMW’s Hommage — to the one that saved the day

The 2002 Homage pays tribute to the car that saved the brand, the original 2002.  Picture: BMW AG

BMW’s own favourite model gets the Hommage treatment, writes Michael Taylor

NEW MODELS: Hyundai tipping local assembly

Hyundai is now assembling its H100 Tipper in Gauteng.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Hyundai SA has announced that it is now assembling its H100 Tipper in the country

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