MasterDrive Test


Launch review: BMW X7

BMW is pulling back the covers on a new definition of automotive luxury. The BMW X7 blends lavish presence, exclusivity and spaciousness with the versatile and agile driving properties customers expect from a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The latest, and largest model in the BMW X line-up, offers an outstanding powertrain and chassis technology. There is also […]

The latest cars cannot drive themselves

The latest semi-autonomous cars can NOT drive themselves – be careful when testing their technology!   While we all read, with interest, the developments in autonomous driving and also, no doubt, wish that these vehicles were available in South Africa, we are reminded that we still have many hurdles to overcome.   Some of the […]

Sam says it’s a bit noisy

Suzuki says their Celerio is the ‘biggest small car on the market,’ and I agree. On my way to a meeting I was dropping off someone complete with bags and wheelchair in tow. I was worried all the way there about fitting everything in but was pleasantly surprised that it all fitted easily.   What […]

Launch review: JMC Carrying Plus and Vigus 5

The new Carrying Plus With the introduction of the Carrying Plus, Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) South Africa has moved up a weight division.   The Plus boasts a 4-tonne payload yet is priced below R300 000 in dropside configuration. This price includes the security of a 3-year/90 000 km service plan and a 5-year/150 000 […]