Cool-as coup for Mercedes

While there’s no rain in Austria right now, there is plenty of snow, as I discovered during a 400km drive from Innsbruck into the heart of the Tyrol in the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. After overnighting near the top of the Timmelsjoch Hig; Read More

The Honda CRV, a simply magical ride

Cars are always a great conversation starter. The other day a former work colleague came into the office meeting up with old acquaintances. We had a bit of a chat and he asked me what I had driv; Read More

I-Pace scoops NZ award

Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace has been named as the 2019 New Zealand Car of the Year. As well as being the first Jaguar to have secured the New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild's ultimate accolade, the I-Pace is also the first pure electric vehicle ; Read More

Justifying the unjustifiable

The Mazda MX-5 is the bestselling sports car of all time. Since its release in 1989, there have been over one million MX-5s sold globally. There is no doubt the MX-5 has been a huge success for Mazda, helpin; Read More

Supra lapping up the potential

Toyota’s new Supra may very well be a further great stride down excitement street, but it was hard to tell, writes Richard Bosselman. All too fleeting encounters seems set to be my lot in respect of the Toyota Supra.  ; Read More

Lexus goes for bold

David Thomson takes the new Lexus ES 300h Limited for drive and finds that despite dialling back the dynamic flair it is still a sharper driver’s machine than the model it replaced. ; Read More

Plenty to like with CX-3

What’s new? A compact SUV based on the same underlying platform as the Mazda 2 hatchback, the CX-3 has been a steady seller since its first appearance back in 2016.  A recent mid-life refresh, foll; Read More

Positive impressions from the Mazda3

There’s plenty to like and even more to admire in the new Mazda3, writes Richard Bosselman. Mainstream motoring realities make it challenging for meat-and-potatoes models to be considered cordon bleu. Yet here’s on; Read More

Kia's pleasingly sporting character

What’s new?When Kia launched the current fourth-generation Rio back in 2017, there were rumours that a sporty variant would eventually be added to the range. Enter the Rio GT-Line, featuring a characterful 88kW/171Nm 1.0-lit; Read More

Mercedes adds touch of flair

What’s new?When the new-generation A-Class Mercedes was launched here late last year, the sole variant on offer was the turbocharged 120kW 1.3-litre A200. Now there’s an A250 to consider. It packs 165kW of 2.0-litre ; Read More

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