DRIVING THE BMW X1
**DRIVEN** has reported extensively on the new generation BMW X1 since it was launched to the international media in Austria in 2015. However, spending more time in a real-world drive experience always reveals the hidden strengths – and weaknesses – of any car.
PORSCHE 718 BOXTER
Twenty-two years after the debut of the first Boxster, the new Porsche mid-engine roadster is as sexy as ever – just more mature. Now designated as the 718, the new Boxster unites the sporting spirit of the legendary Porsche 718 with a modern roadster that inspires confidence and ensures delight.
VOLVO’S NEW COMPACT CONCEPTS
Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variants.
While already having several models in the SUV, crossover and sub-SUV market – including the Nissan Qashqai, Juke, X-Trail, and Duster – the Renault-Nissan alliance has launched another model in this popular segment.
DRIVING THE DUNES WITH THE PAJERO SPORT SHOGUN
The Pajero has always been an iconic 4×4. Since its debut at the 1973 Paris Dakar Rally, this Japanese warrior has been making waves – and the newest Pajero Sport is no different. Well, okay, maybe just a little….
MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS COUPE
Combining sensuous design with vivid athletic and sporty style, this coupé is much more than just a looker.
The story of the Toyota Fortuner is as old as time itself: “underdog makes good, wins everyone’s hearts”; or, perhaps more apt in this particular case: “underdog makes good, sells thousands”.
A DESERT ROSE: FERRARI 488 SPIDER
If Maranello is the birthplace of Ferrari, then the United Arab Emirates must be its spiritual home. It is quite fitting, then, that DRIVEN recently spent some not-so-quiet time basking in the Dubai sun with the transcendental 488 Spider.
OPEL’S ODE TO MOTHER’S DAY
Opel gets emotional with a Mother’s Day short film
In addition to the Astra being the current European champion, the Opel brand has had a long and illustrious history in South Africa, producing no fewer than three Car of the Year winners.