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Lexus aims to provoke envy in onlookers

By Martin O’Neil Lexus is well-known for offering high-quality vehicles and fantastic customer service, though the company recognises it doesn’t spark the envy and admiration that its German rivals enjoy. According to industry journal Automotive News, the Japanese marque and luxury brand is looking to pump some life into its image as a lifestyle brand, and to do so, parent ...

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All-New Lexus LX570

By Matt Campbell The all-new Lexus LX570 has arrived, and along with a new look and more equipment, it also brandishes a higher price. The new-look Lexus LX570 now kicks off from US $98,300 (before taxes), which is US $4000 more than the previous version. But, as mentioned, there’s a load more features for the cash. First off, the 5.7-litre ...

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2017 Next-generation Mazda CX-5 unveiled

By Martin O’Neil The 2017 Mazda CX-5 was unveiled at a special Mazda event, ahead of its premiere at the Los Angeles motor show earlier in the year. The second generation of the super-successful medium SUV is an all-new vehicle, in terms of design, body panels and interior fit and finish, however it does carry through the existing engine line-up ...

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BMW i8

By Martin O’Neil At the close of last year, we featured this very vehicle as a cover story and got very positive feedback. We at Monthly Motor felt like we needed to revisit this work of art that is sheer automative brilliance and shed a light on the leap that BMW has made with this vehicle. From futuristic styling, an ...

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Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan

By Ken Kamau FORDProtect, Ford’s premium maintenance solution is now available as a first in Kenya, and its more than just an oil change. Purchasing a new vehicle is a major undertaking for most Kenyans especially in the current challenging economic environment. However, what is even more of a concern are the high costs of vehicle maintenance in tough and ...

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BMW X5 M v Porsche Cayenne Turbo By Curt Dupriez

Traditionally, the sportscar concept embraced lightness and simplicity. Increasingly, though, the makers of the BMW X5 M from Munich and Porsche Cayenne Turbo from Stuttgart – together with arch rivals Mercedes-AMG and now SVR from Jaguar Land Rover – threaten to burst the conventional ‘sportiness’ ideologies when formulating their range-leading Sport Utility Vehicles. This has been achieved by equipping their ...

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Mercedes-AMG C63 S vs BMW M3 vs Lexus GS F

By Alborz Fallah When it comes to buying a performance sedan, there is an unreasonably large number of choices in the market. Most are also backed up by a coupe version that, despite having fewer doors – and fewer complications – tend to cost more. So, if you have about US $100,000 to spend on a luxury four-door performance vehicle, ...

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Mercedes-Benz Small Hatches A-Class vs B-Class vs CLA-Class Shooting Brake

By Matt Campbell Background Small luxury cars are big business, and no other company has captured the market quite as well as Mercedes-Benz. The German marque formerly had a limited footprint in compact car classes, but now there are a handful of affordable models available, from as little as US $25,000 (before taxes). Indeed, there’s the entry-level A-Class, then there’s ...

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