HONDA CIVIC TYPE R
Billed as a “race car for the road”, the 5th-generation Honda Civic Type R is the most extreme and highest performing Type R ever built.
The 9-seater H-1 bus now sports a new front grille and bumper design, plus new 16″ alloy wheels, but the interior changes are more extensive, incorporating an attractive redesigned centre fascia and instrument cluster to enhance the cabin.
VOLKSWAGEN CADDY – A HOLE IN ONE
The new Caddy is not just a people carrier or a pack horse, instead it can fit seamlessly into your home or business by being anything you want.
BMW 7 SERIES
BMW has extensively raised the bar in the new 7 Series, introducing numerous innovations in comfort, style, driving experience and overall excellence.
The Lexus RX – whether as a “conventional” 3.5-litre V6 or as the pricier (R200,000 more) hybrid version – is, understandably, Lexus’ most successful model.
Surprisingly, though, the new XF does not look all that different from the old XF. Being the first car penned by Jaguar Chief Designer, Ian Callum, to replace another car by the same designer, one might have expected a little more urgency about it.
THE i20 – A DISH BEST SERVED HOT
The spacious, redesigned Hyundai i20 is a relatively new player on the B-segment block, bringing a refreshing taste to the car manufacturer’s menu.
VW KOMBI & CARAVELLE
If you are a South African, born anywhere in the last 60 years, you know and probably love the Volkswagen Microbus, or as it is affectionately known, the “Kombi.” The T-Series Volkswagen van, especially the Kombi and Caravelle has been a best seller for most of this time, and is responsible for innumerable childhood memories for thousands of families over this time. DRIVEN gets nostalgic over South Africa’s favourite Volksie Bus.
The latest chapter in the RAV4’s story is about to be written with the arrival of the refreshed fourth generation; launched on local soil exactly two decades after the original.
THE MAZDA CX-3
Joining so many other compact crossovers launched last year – think Opel Mokka, Fiat 500X, and Jeep Renegade – the Mazda CX-3 is probably the best of the bunch. DRIVEN recently got a dose of its Japanese artistry at the launch.