Sam Spiller At the end of July, CAR Magazine ran an online story into how using the configurator on the German automaker's website, they took a base-model BMW 3-Series and attempted to make it as expensive as possible by way of optional packages and equipment. the result of this little experiment was that this luxury … Continue reading Extra, extra! Don’t fall for the extras!
Sam Spiller Yeah, this is the first time I’ve heard of this car as well. Truth be told, the time it took for the Velar to go from official debut to the production line begs belief, with the all-new SUV now available to order from Land Rover dealerships just six months after it was unveiled … Continue reading Range Rover Velar open to orders
Sam Spiller The B-segment SUV market was recently refreshed with the launch of BMW’s all-new X3. This week sees a response from Audi. The launch of the second-generation of their medium-sized 4x4, the Q5. Launched globally back in 2008 and introduced in South Africa the year after, the Q5 has sold more than 1.6 million … Continue reading Audi launches second-gen Q5
Sam Spiller Entry-level motorists have been awarded a refreshed offering with the arrival of the new Kia Picanto, the third generation of the South Korean brand’s budget hatchback. On the outside, The Picanto has demonstrated the current evolution of car design from curves to edges, taking on an even more youthful approach to its design … Continue reading New Kia Picanto reaches SA
Sam Spiller So, a little personal history. During the eighteen months it took me to go from having a learners to a drivers, I had made use of four different cars on my way to becoming the competent and law-abiding motorist that I claim to be. The range was wide, from my sister’s Tata Indica … Continue reading Review: Toyota Etios 1.5 Sprint sedan
Sam Spiller For the next couple of paragraphs, I am going to put aside the “what now?” issue of Chevrolet leaving South Africa. Instead, I am going to do my job and review this beast, as well as voice my final farewells to the car with the golden bowtie. And those farewells are not without … Continue reading Review: Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D 4×4 LTZ
Sam Spiller The wraps have finally come off BMW’s new X3, the third generation of the German automaker’s mid-size SUV. Launched back in 2003, the X3 has been a successful entrant in its segment, with over 1.5 million units having been registered during the last 14 years. The X3 and its design follow that of … Continue reading BMW reveals new X3