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Funky Cactus
Funky Cactus

Cactusss! Car makers have long put unusual monikers on their models. But why Cactus? in 2014 Citroen released a mini crossover that had curious air-filled rubber panels on the door sides – right where they usually get dinged by carpark scrapes and careless motorcyclists. “Airbumps” ...

Vito for the Family
Vito for the Family

Regular readers may recall that the Mercedes-Benz Vito was featured in June 2017’s issue of ‘Truck & Bus Supplement’. There, we featured the long wheelbase Vito in Extra Long guise that clocked in a full-fat 5.37m in length. It could have up to three rows (minus driver-passenge ...

The Suave One! Audi A5 Sportback
The Suave One! Audi A5 Sportback

Designed by Walter Da Silva, the great man recently stated that the A5 was his favourite design! Of course he was referring to the first-gen coupe/convertible. Fast forward almost a decade since the first gen was launched, and Audi have a new A5, given the corporate make-over; but the changes are ...

Glides like a… 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450
Glides like a… 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450

I am going to attempt to write this review without the use of the overused cliché “magic carpet” – let’s see how that goes. The current generation Mercedes S Class, known internally as the W222 (and locally as the CHOGM Benz), has just been given its usual mid-life fac ...

Kodo To the Fore! Mazda CX-9
Kodo To the Fore! Mazda CX-9

Mazda. The first and so far only Japanese manufacturer to win Le Mans, with the 787B, an ineffable aural and visual pleasure . The only company to carry out successful production of the Wankel/Rotary engine (Area 51 tech) with such hits as the RX-3, Cosmo and RX-7. The company that democratized open ...