Car Reviews

Test drives and in-depth reviews of some of the most popular new cars currently on the market today.

2014 Honda City VTi Review

We drove the 2014 Honda Jazz recently and liked its comfortable ride and competent handling. Its clever packaging also impressed upon us. Now it’s the Jazz’s booted brother, the City’s, turn to show us if it has what it takes to take on the not only the more trendy hatches, …

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2015 Mitsubishi ASX Review

The Mitsubishi ASX has been revitalised for 2015, with claimed improvements to overall driver performance and NVH, along with new features and cosmetic updates. Designed to take on the likes of Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan and Holden Captiva, the ASX is an amalgamation of the larger Outlander and the Lancer, …

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2014 Suzuki S-Cross Review

At around this time two years ago, Suzuki took the covers off its S-Cross concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Like most show cars, its styling was attention grabbing, especially coming from Suzuki. The Japanese brand, better known for its superbikes, said it was designed for the concrete jungle, …

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2014 Lexus CT 200h Review

The Lexus hybrid story begins in the 60s, long before the brand was born in 1989, and in an era where Green actually referred to a shade of colour. Parent company Toyota felt the need to find a more efficient, environmental sensitive way to power a car, which led to …

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2014 Honda Jazz VTi-L CVT Review

If the Honda Jazz was a person, she would have a degree in economics and a wardrobe full of practical clothing like pull-on ankle jeans that requires no ironing, a sizeable shoulder strap bag with lots of useful compartments, and sensible walking shoes that won’t kill the feet after two …

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2014 Nissan Qashqai Review

A Nissan what? That’s likely to be the first reaction you get when you introduce the new Nissan Qashqai (pronounced cash-cai) to your friends. The Cash Cow? Yup. That’s going to be every one’s reply. Fear not. Behind the new clumsy global name now adopted by the Dualis replacement model, …

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2014 Dodge Journey Review

As with most things these days, mainstream is out and unconventional is cool. The term “crossover”, when used on a car, means the answer isn’t obvious when you ask the question of “what is it?”. The Dodge Journey falls into this new category of crossover vehicles. It may look like …

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2014 Holden Captiva 7 Review

Holden launched the mildly refreshed MY14 Captiva range earlier this year – the second nip-tuck since the car’s local debut in 2007. The update not only sees the Captiva 7 trim levels being renamed, with SX, CX and LX becoming LS, LT and LTZ respectively, the lion brand also took …

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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review

Nissan’s recent fine run of desirable products continues with the latest-generation X-Trail. Having undergone a complete transformation, the X-Trail has ditched its predecessor’s shoebox design in favour of a more modern and sophisticated styling. The new 2014 model is also packed with technologies that not so long ago, were the bastion …

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