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TUV resilience

Mahindra’s TUV300, the latest SUV from the Indian brand to be launched locally, is showing resilience in a flat market, with close to 200 units retailed since its introduction earlier this year. Aimed at the compact crossover market, dominated by models such as the Ford Ecosport, Honda BR-V, and Renault Captur,

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Panda Cross

After a short break from the South African market, the Panda is back – this time in Cross format with 4×4-drive. This 4×4 derivative was released overseas three years ago and, according to Fiat, the Panda “creates another evolution leap” by creating a new category achieved by combining the drive system

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Auto-Duster

The popular Renault Duster range has now been further enhanced with the introduction of a new model with EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch). The EDC is a 6-speed automatic gearbox with two clutches to optimise efficiency, with the ideal gear selected via an electronic control unit. According to Renault, this “dry” dual

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New CR-V

The fifth incarnation of the Honda stalwart SUV, the CR-V, is set for local introduction this month. The new CR-V, based on a modified Civic platform, has a 41 mm longer wheelbase, offers 53 mm more rear legroom, and 56 litres more luggage space than the current model, making a 7-seat layout possible for

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MINI COUNTRYMAN

The biggest Mini in the 57-year history of the brand has been completely redeveloped; and now reflects considerable advancement in the area of space, functionality, athletic flair, and upmarket appointments. Some 20 cm longer than its predecessor, it is approximately 3 cm wider with a wheelbase extended by 7.5 cm, culminating in an increase

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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK

The most capable, most awarded, full-size SUV on the planet has just been transformed into the most powerful and quickest ever. That is the word from Jeep, with the release of their new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in the good ole’ US of A. Packing an unmatched 520 kW and 875 Nm, courtesy of

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FORD RANGER Fx4

So, you want a Ranger with a Raptor-like kit, but one that will not void the warranty of your beloved vehicle? Ford has just come to the rescue by launching a limited edition Ranger with a distinctive array of visual enhancements to give its successful bakkie even more personality and appeal. It is

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AUDI Q2

With the crossover craze growing, German luxury carmaker Audi has shown its future styling direction with the local release of its smallest SUV, the Q2. Described as a ground-breaking model, the Q is defined as “a sporty urban all-rounder with youthful styling and high levels of functional technology”. Aimed at competitors such

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Mazda CX-5

With the launch of the updated CX-5, Mazda shows that they have finally outgrown the constraints of their ill-fated relationship with Ford, and that they are ready to grow their market share in the burgeoning SUV market here. At first glance of the new CX-5, you would be forgiven for thinking

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Mercedes-Benz GLA

The GLA was presented for the first time in 2013. The new face-lifted GLA boasts numerous upgrades, both inside and outside, as well as two diesel and three petrol engines from which to choose, including the ballistic AMG GLA 45 4Matic that punches well above its weight. The GLA 200 entry

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