Manual version of Volkswagen's junior GTI comes with slick-shifting six-speed 'box, 70Nm extra torque and LS diff.
BMW's gorgeous 650i Convertible uses a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 330kW/650Nm. And it's R300K less than an M6.
Latest Kia SUV is a handsome beast but the range-topping 2.2 SX turbodiesel is not cheap at R643 995.
If you're not into hardcore hot hatches, the Corsa Turbo offers a pleasant and perky drive.
It might look like the cutting edge of modern motoring, but underneath it's more Easy Rider than Tokyo Drift.
Maserati's grand sedan has less gadgets than its German rivals, and some odd quirks, but it's sure got soul.
It's not the fastest or sharpest car on the road, but from behind the wheel, few feel so complete.
Swedish understatedness still underlies new XC90 but it's less of the frumpy, middle-aged SUV it once was.
On the road it's an easy rider, on the track Mercedes-AMG's GT S becomes a surgeon's scalpel.
Jeep's Renegade is an appealing vehicle with an easy-to-drive nature, but it is rather pricey.
Adding all-wheel-drive has helped make Jaguar's F-Type R a less ferocious ride, in a good way.
The SVR is perfect for upstaging blue-light bullies on the highway, and it's useful on gravel too.
If this Toyota was an office worker, you'd never catch it photocopying its buttocks at the year-end function.
Hyundai's quirky Veloster finally has the engine it always deserved, but its price puts a damper on things.
Audi A1 1.8 TFSI Sportback is great to drive, but we're not convinced it's worth the R390 000 asking price.