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April 2019

CAR is Southern Africa’s leading automotive-interest magazine – and has been since 1957. It’s aimed at petrol-heads of all ages looking for, expert reviews, road tests, driving impressions of the latest models available and great motoring content from the country’s leading motoring journalists.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
RamsayMedia (PTY) Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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editor’s letter

What separates a truly great car from one that’s simply very good?Human emotion plays a large role in anyone’s estimation of a vehicle, of course; while you may think a Land Rover Defender is cramped, noisy and uncomfortable, my opinion of that automotive anachronism has been shaped by the sheer joy of regularly driving one on a farm long before it was legal for me to do so. I unequivocally love a Defender, warts and all, and you may feel similarly about a different example.When it comes to voting for CAR’s annual Top 12 Best Buys awards, however, we take a far more scientific approach to separate the good cars from the great ones. We consider only those vehicles in which we’ve spent lots of time;…

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what it took to make the april issue

05 CARS TESTED (plus a long-termer & a bike) 04 ADDITIONAL VEHICLES DRIVEN 5 840 KM DRIVEN 4 272 LITRES UTILITY SPACE MEASURED 9 374 KG VEHICLES WEIGHED 50 100-0 KM/H BRAKING TESTS 15 0-100 KM/H SPRINT TESTS 10 832 KM TRAVELLED TO ATTEND LAUNCHES …

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winning letter

ICE AGE The ICE Age is coming to an end... ICE (internal-combustion-engined) vehicles are on the path to extinction. They have served humanity well for a century but now their environmental and health toll is too high. Whether this change occurs in a decade or longer is still unknown but it will happen.Electric vehicles are superior to ICE cars by every measure. ICE cars’ health costs are no longer tolerable. The current limiting factors for EVs are range, cost, charging times and facilities, but this will soon be addressed and be irrelevant.We live on a farm, 25 km from the nearest small town. A normal day out is between 150 and 175 km. There are currently no local charging points. Yet, we cope easily with a 94 Ah…

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win

Reader Guy Dormehl wins a 12-month subscription to CAR magazine, SA’s leading motoring title, for his impassioned letter on our electric future. FOUR GREAT ADVANTAGES OF A CAR SUBSCRIPTION: 1. Stay current by never missing an issue of your favourite magazine. 2. A free digital subscription is included. 3. Enjoy the luxury of home delivery. 4. You get the magazine before it goes on sale. A subscriber already? Extend yours by a further 12 months, or give it to a friend or relative. …

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over to you...

Please include your physical address and telephone number. Diverse ideas and opinions are welcome, but publication of your letter doesn’t necessarily mean we agree. Please stick to a maximum of 300 words. CAR reserves the right to edit and shorten letters owing to space constraints. MAZDA2 I thoroughly enjoyed Gareth Dean’s comment on his experience with the Mazda2. I totally love mine: it’s so individual. It’s sporty, too, and there’s no engine strain at high speed. The car bristles with high-tech features and the service is very reasonable. It’s unfortunate so few people are driving these amazing cars. I definitely intend to drive mine for a long time. JOHANN VAN TONDER Mossel Bay [Couldn’t agree with you more, Johann – the Mazda2 is an underrated gem –…

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return of the king

EVOLUTIONARY EXTERIOR IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T TRY TO FIX IT … THAT’S THE ETHOS BEHIND THE EIGHTH-GENERATION GTI’S STYLING Volkswagen tends to make ballooning bodywork, prominent spoilers and diffusers the preserve of its R and track-focused variants but there’ll be a purposeful simplicity to the Mark 8 GTI befitting its balanced persona. As our renderings show, staples such as red pin striping, black honeycomb grille and dual-tone alloys remain part of the exterior highlights, albeit in more vestigial forms. The narrower upper grille shows the continuance of the signature thin red line, which will mirror the chromed louvers by flowing into the LED daytime-running light elements, much like in the Arteon. Out back, the subtlest of roof spoilers and dual exhaust ports are the only real…

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