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AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year 2019

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Quick review - Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL

The Swift has always been the go-to budget car for those who need their entry-level wheels to be fun to drive, and it's also a 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year finalist. So, is the Swift still as entertaining as ever?

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2019 Suzuki Jimny – Bigger, bolder, but is it better?

We drive the all-new Suzuki Jimny and see all that has been improved. The fourth generation Suzuki had been causing a global stir after pictures were leaked in April 2018. When Suzuki South Africa pulled the wraps off of the latest example at the South African Festival of Motoring, the internet went crazy - it was the first time that the Jimny had been spotted outside of Asia. It promised to be bigger, more spacious, more competent and styled in a way that would make even Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon owners stand up and take notice. We're pleased to report that all of this is true and the all-new Suzuki Jimny is better in every single way imaginable.

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Video Review! The astounding new A-Class

The new A-Class sports a great new look and next-level technology. Lawrence Minnie takes a look at everything the Mercedes-Benz A200 has to offer lovers of German hatchbacks

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2019 Hyundai Kona review – filling the gaps

The recently released Hyundai Kona fills the void between two of Hyundai's other compact SUV offerings; the Creta and the Tucson. While similar in size to the Creta, the Kona offers an equipment level that trumps the Creta and offers engines that the Creat doesn't. It's not as luxurious as the Tucson, but drives every bit as well as its larger stablemate.

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The Hyundai Kona - Go on, make yourself more interesting

The acid green (or yellow, as they say it is) Hyundai Kona turned heads wherever we went, and was quite the conversation starter in and around town this week. Is it as much fun to drive as it is to behold?

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News
Three weeks on from the launch - Jumping Jimny!

A few weeks after the launch of the ultra-cool-looking Suzuki Jimny, word has it that sales are going through the roof! Right now, if you want to order a new Suzuki Jimny, you'll have to be prepared to wait until next May before taking delivery of the surprise hot-kid on the new-car block in late 2018. Just three weeks after the launch of the diminutive hard-core SUV, the entire pre-planned stock of 500 units has been sold out. What's more, the demand is global rather than local, and Suzuki is working flat-out to meet demand in countless markets where the fascination with this little 4X4 has reached fever-pitch.

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2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year Finalists announced

Following intensive deliberation on the part of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists, the finalists for the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition have been announced in dramatic fashion at The Garden Venue in Johannesburg.

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Here are your finalists for the AutoTrader South African Car of the Year 2019.

Whittled down from 20 semi-finalists, we bring you the makes and models that made the final 12. Join us as we take a walk through the examples.

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Review
Mercedes-Benz A200: The distilled essence of modern-day Mercedes

After discarding the weird “short-but-tall” architecture with the previous generation A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has enjoyed great success with their entry-level model. The latest version builds on that foundation, irons out some kinks, and adds some new technology.

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Road test! The Renault Duster, aka...The Hustler?

Did you think you’d have to pay over 350K to for a compact SUV that gives you exactly what you want? Think again: Renault’s new flagship Duster 1.5dCi Prestige EDC 4 x 2 is offering value by the bucket load.

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Review
Quick review - Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL

The Swift has always been the go-to budget car for those who need their entry-level wheels to be fun to drive, and it's also a 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year finalist. So, is the Swift still as entertaining as ever?

Read More
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Video Review
2019 Suzuki Jimny – Bigger, bolder, but is it better?

We drive the all-new Suzuki Jimny and see all that has been improved. The fourth generation Suzuki had been causing a global stir after pictures were leaked in April 2018. When Suzuki South Africa pulled the wraps off of the latest example at the South African Festival of Motoring, the internet went crazy - it was the first time that the Jimny had been spotted outside of Asia. It promised to be bigger, more spacious, more competent and styled in a way that would make even Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon owners stand up and take notice. We're pleased to report that all of this is true and the all-new Suzuki Jimny is better in every single way imaginable.

Watch Video
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Video Review
Video Review! The astounding new A-Class

The new A-Class sports a great new look and next-level technology. Lawrence Minnie takes a look at everything the Mercedes-Benz A200 has to offer lovers of German hatchbacks

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2019 Hyundai Kona review – filling the gaps

The recently released Hyundai Kona fills the void between two of Hyundai's other compact SUV offerings; the Creta and the Tucson. While similar in size to the Creta, the Kona offers an equipment level that trumps the Creta and offers engines that the Creat doesn't. It's not as luxurious as the Tucson, but drives every bit as well as its larger stablemate.

Watch Video
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Review
The Hyundai Kona - Go on, make yourself more interesting

The acid green (or yellow, as they say it is) Hyundai Kona turned heads wherever we went, and was quite the conversation starter in and around town this week. Is it as much fun to drive as it is to behold?

Read More
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News
Three weeks on from the launch - Jumping Jimny!

A few weeks after the launch of the ultra-cool-looking Suzuki Jimny, word has it that sales are going through the roof! Right now, if you want to order a new Suzuki Jimny, you'll have to be prepared to wait until next May before taking delivery of the surprise hot-kid on the new-car block in late 2018. Just three weeks after the launch of the diminutive hard-core SUV, the entire pre-planned stock of 500 units has been sold out. What's more, the demand is global rather than local, and Suzuki is working flat-out to meet demand in countless markets where the fascination with this little 4X4 has reached fever-pitch.

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2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year Finalists announced

Following intensive deliberation on the part of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists, the finalists for the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition have been announced in dramatic fashion at The Garden Venue in Johannesburg.

Read More
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Video
Here are your finalists for the AutoTrader South African Car of the Year 2019.

Whittled down from 20 semi-finalists, we bring you the makes and models that made the final 12. Join us as we take a walk through the examples.

Watch Video
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Review
Mercedes-Benz A200: The distilled essence of modern-day Mercedes

After discarding the weird “short-but-tall” architecture with the previous generation A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has enjoyed great success with their entry-level model. The latest version builds on that foundation, irons out some kinks, and adds some new technology.

Read More
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Review
Road test! The Renault Duster, aka...The Hustler?

Did you think you’d have to pay over 350K to for a compact SUV that gives you exactly what you want? Think again: Renault’s new flagship Duster 1.5dCi Prestige EDC 4 x 2 is offering value by the bucket load.

Read More