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Maserati Levante

The new Maserati Levante, named after a Mediterranean wind that can change from a mild breeze to a tempest in an instant, breezed onto our shores earlier this year. The Levante defines a new SUV style, combining coupé lines with superior interior space, and the Maserati DNA is clearly visible, ensuring

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HYUNDAI CRETA

Inspired by the ancient Grecian island of Crete, Hyundai’s latest addition to its growing SUV family, the Creta, impresses with a fair value offering in what must be the most competitive market segment. Compared to its main competitors, the Creta offers excellent value in terms of more standard features, and by

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A Flask-full of Reality

Hear the words road trip and the image of two SoCal girls cruising down Route 66 in an '80s Mustang convertible wearing bikini tops and denims so short they are more like jean panties is unavoidable. Almost certainly the girl riding shotgun has her hands raised well above her head, fingertips

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The Gentle German

BMW Motorcycle Road Trip   There is nothing like the sound of a powerful BMW motorcycle roaring along the open road. It is an exhilarating feeling, and a great way to encounter the magnificent scenery of our diverse country, as Julie Graham recently experienced.    I have always found the thrill of being on

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Roving the Richtersveld

He likes taking on the long road alone, admits Jim Freeman. While this is not always advisable when tackling difficult terrain, he was fully prepared before setting off to rove the Richterveld in a Landy Discovery.   I have a confession to make: I am a devotee of the road, no matter

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Bella Down Memory Lane

Jurgens AutoVilla Road Trip   Unbridled freedom, an open road, and a tinge of nostalgia – if this sounds appealing to you, then a road trip in a nearly 40-year-old camper van must be at the top of your bucket list, writes Julie Graham.   I have always felt a strong connection to the

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Cross marks the X

Two decades ago Japanese carmaker Isuzu, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, unveiled the radically styled VehiCROSS – a vehicle nearly ten years ahead of its time; and the real pioneer of the modern crossover genre … Ferdi de Vos explains why.   “Is this the new Isuzu?” Peter Schulze of Gordons

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Mahindra Meanders

Mahindra XUV500 auto long-term   Meandering through South Africa with the revamped XUV500 Mahindra during a long-term test with a difference, Ferdi de Vos experienced some of the architectural diversity (and similarities) that makes the country unique. Form follows function; sometimes, no, probably most times, out of necessity. This again was evident when

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Navara Innovation

Nissan Navara in the Dunes   Though 2 years later than its first release, the (new) Nissan Navara has finally made it into South Africa. Bernie Hellberg recently gave it an official welcoming in the dunes of Lambertsbaai.   The much anticipated, long-awaited, oft-vaunted, and already two-year-old Nissan Navara is finally here, albeit two

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A Century of Three-Diamond Cars

Mitsubishi celebrates 100 years The automotive origins of Mitsubishi date back to 1917, when the company introduced the first series-production car of Japan. Sixteen years later it released a prototype car with full-time four-wheel drive – in essence the first SUV. Ferdi de Vos reviews the century of car-making of the

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