Before the Audi A7, the Porsche Panamera, and the BMW 6 Series Grand Coupe, there was the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The CLS-Class, introduced 15 years ago, spawned a new genre of contemporary four-door sportbacks with low rooflines and sweeping, coupe-like silhouettes. Since then, many competitors have copied the formula, confirming the existence of a sporty-yet-roomy car.…

The 2020 Gladiator pushes Jeep into a category where they belong but haven’t been for a very long time. After a 30-year exile from the pickup segment, Jeep is going all guns blazing for this pickup truck. Although the concept of the truck was unveiled in 2005, Jeep took its sweet time to bring out…

Reveals, launches and pricing galore this week, with a slew of new models set to hit the market very soon. The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To…

Compact seven-seat SUV spied in powered-up AMG 45 guise. School runs will sure be speedy with this one. It hasn’t even been revealed in production form as yet, but the Mercedes-Benz GLB looks like it’s going to get a hi-po AMG 45 version, if this recently spied prototype is anything to go by. First previewed…

The $30K drive-away Renault Trafic Trader Life is a no-frills work van at an appetising price. But it’s not hard to find where its maker cut costs. Pros and Cons Pros Tax-friendly $30K drive-away price Comfortable ride and light steering Frugal diesel fuel economy Trade-friendly 30,000km service intervals Cons Only two airbags Infotainment system Weedy…

This writer has been scribbling car stuff in for 40 years; they said I must keep doing it until I get it right. In those four decades, I have come to realise certain things. For one, I’m not the hotshot driver I believed myself to be in the early days. No matter what I can…

welcomia/iStock/Thinkstock The bliss of the warm sun, the grilling of all the meats, the rush of patriotic fever — yes, summer officially hits this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. There are many reasons to celebrate, not least of which being the start of peak car-shopping season. From now until Labor Day, dealers will be…