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Product Reviews

Crafter: excellence personified!

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

The Volkswagen Crafter is fully imported from Wrzesnia, Poland, and, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers, it must be one of the country’s finest exports My mates often feel sorry for me – especially those who spend their lives

V stands for VERY nice!

Jul 03, 2019No Comments

The facelifted V-Class is about to blast into South Africa. CHARLEEN CLARKE shot off to Sitges to drive it 2014 was one hell of a year. Ebola broke out in West Africa, a Malaysian Airlines flight from

Caddy proves its versatility

Jun 07, 2019No Comments

This year, the FOCUS team was fortunate enough to enlist the Volkswagen Caddy Crew Bus 1.6 seven-seater for our trip to the Nampo Agricultural Trade Show You can’t miss the sign as you make your way through


The bold new face of Triton

May 10, 2019No Comments

While it seems like only yesterday that Mitsubishi Motors South Africa launched its new Triton, GAVIN MYERS has just driven the latest version It was, in fact more than two years ago that the previous Triton made


A lot to offer…

Should YOU buy this bakkie?

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of buying a cheap product – for good reason – and the JMC Vigus is cheap. So, should you put it on your shopping list? CHARLEEN CLARKE weighs up the pros


Probably not worth the premium

Addicted to power?

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

The bakkie power war seems to be hotting up… GAVIN MYERS spent some time with the most powerful, most expensive double-cab bakkie currently on sale in South Africa: the Mercedes-Benz X 350 d V6. There was a


The S-Class of vans…

When only the best will do

Mar 14, 2019No Comments

In the land of the commercial vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz V 250 d Avantgarde is as hedonistic as they come. However, says GAVIN MYERS, it does offer notable capability to the discerning van buyer for whom only the


Hyundai’s H1 gets handsome

Hyundai’s H1 gets handsome

Feb 06, 2019No Comments

It was only two years ago that Hyundai last gave the H1 a mild sprucing up. In fact, since its original launch in 2009, the H1 has received periodic updates in various forms. During 2018 it received


It’s a solid option!

Room for one more

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its Vito 111 Tourer Pro. GAVIN MYERS drove it Three and a half years after its launch and this is the third Mercedes-Benz Vito of the current generation that FOCUS has had on test.


Not a bad bakkie!

X-Ception to the rule?

Nov 14, 2018No Comments

GAVIN MYERS drives the entry model into the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class range – the X 220 d 4×2 Progressive. Around the time you read this, FOCUS will be joining Mercedes-Benz South Africa for the local launch of