6 Best Subaru Cars to Buy in Kenya

6 Best Subaru Cars to Buy in Kenya

Subaru Forester From its modest beginning as an all-wheel drive station wagon, the Subaru Forester has steadily evolved into the legitimate SUV it is today. It outperforms most of its rivals such as the Nissan X-Trail, Honda CRV, Toyota Rav-4, Mazda CX-5, Suzuki Vitara and Mitsubishi Outlander. What set the Forester apart is the ingenious symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and the choice of engines that include the turbocharged DTI engine that propels the Forester from 0 to 100 km/hour in 7.5 Seconds. Read the Full Subaru Forester Review here Subaru Outback The Subaru Outback has been an all time favorite amongst Kenyans ever since it was introduced to this market back in 2004. In essence the Subaru Outback is the same as the Subaru Legacy save for suspension and engine variations. The Subaru Outback is a very capable off-road vehicle, a fact that is sometimes…

2020 Toyota Yaris Cross Review

2020 Toyota Yaris Cross Review

Introduction The Toyota Yaris Cross is a Crossover SUV built on the popular Yaris/Vitz that was launched in April 2020. It was initially planned to be unveiled at the 90th Geneva International Motor Show but this was cancelled due to Coronavirus. It features the same body as the Yaris but modified to SUV dimensions with changes such as an increase in ground clearance, body kit and engine power. Engines 1.5 Litre Inline 3-Cyline Dynamic Force Engine 1.5 Litre Hybrid Inline 3-Cyline Dynamic Force Engine (THS II) Transmission Direct Shift-CVT Interior The interior is minimalistic and the instrumentation is modern. The upholstery is made of clothe and a generous finish of soft plastic. Exterior The exterior is a re-imagination of a scaled down futuristic SUV of our dreams and can best be described as perfect. The angular body on top of the crafted alloy rims…

Alcoblow Ban And The Drunk Driving Menace In Kenya

Alcoblow Ban And The Drunk Driving Menace In Kenya

Kenyans are the most innovative people you’ll meet and when Alcoblow was first introduced on the road, there were apps and tricks to avoid these stealthy policemen. Well, you don’t have to run away anymore as the court rule Alcoblow as illegal and ordered to be removed from the roads. Though the ban isn’t permanent, Kenyans will have a stress-free Christmas holiday. Though there isn’t an official statement on the matter, the order came from Vigilance House after an undercover police officer saw what usually happens in these Alcoblow checkpoints. What started as a very helpful operation has become another cash cow for police officers and an opportunity for them to harass innocent motorists. If you’ve been on the road any time past 11 p.m, you must have seen the chaos these officers rain on motorists. Drunk or not, people are manhandled and ordered…

Tesla Cybertruck – The Luxury Pickup Truck Of The Future

Tesla Cybertruck – The Luxury Pickup Truck Of The Future

Automotive enthusiasts were treated to a rather interesting unveil of the Cybertruck by Telsa’s CEO, Elon Musk. The Tesla team had managed to keep everything under wraps ahead of the unveil despite a lot of anticipation surrounding the car. On the 21st November, a visibly eager CEO took to the stage to announce the arrival of the Tesla Cybertruck. Once the Cybertruck was driven on to the stage, it elicited mixed reactions. Many wondered whether it was a prank of whether that was really the car they had waited so long to see. The Cybertruck looked like a concept car for another more conventional car. However, based on Elon Musk’s track record, this weirdly shaped car doesn’t come as a surprise. Even the much-beloved Tesla cars had to take some getting used to. This seems to be the case with the Cybertruck as Elon…

BMW Adds A Caring Car Feature To Its Cars That Helps You Relax

BMW Adds A Caring Car Feature To Its Cars That Helps You Relax

Once upon a time, driving was a way to escape the hassle of life. You could get in and drive without worrying about anything for the next hour or two. However, with the permanent traffic jams, fender benders and unruly motorists, it’s becoming stressful to own a car. BMW recognizes that and now offers a caring car feature that sets a relaxing or revitalizing mood in the car. The BMW 7.0 operating system is available in the new F40 1 Series, 3 Series, G11/G12 7 Series LCI, 8 Series, X5, G07 X7 and G29 Z4. It contains a number of impressive technology including the one-of-a-kind mood-boosting mode known as the “Caring car”. It can be activated through a simple touch on the infotainment screen or voice command using BMW’s voice assistant. For example, you can say, “Hey BMW, I feel tired.” which will automatically…

New Generation Subaru WRX STi Will Not Run On The EJ20 Engine

New Generation Subaru WRX STi Will Not Run On The EJ20 Engine

It’s not uncommon for car manufacturers to make drastic changes to a new generation of cars, including changing an entire engine. Therefore, it didn’t come as a shock when Subaru announced that they will no longer be using the EJ20 engine in their WRX STi vehicles. The Japanese automotive company made the announcement during the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. This will be the final edition of the highly beloved Subaru WRX STi running on the horizontally opposed engine EJ20, one of Subaru’s leading sports engines, as orders close in December 2019 Many might be wondering what the big deal is about this engine. While very little is known or heard about the EJ20 engine, this is the driving force behind Subaru’s numerous victories in the World Rally Championship. It has been in production with Subaru since 1989 and while it mostly features in the…

Highlights From The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

Highlights From The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is where carmakers and lovers alike meet to share their passion for cars. Car lovers are treated to a variety of displays from big manufacturers while the carmakers showcase their new projects. This year, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the event as many car companies had teased on something exciting. From Land Rover unveiling the Defender to Volkwagen changing its logo, here are the highlights from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. VW Changes Logo As the world waited for Volkswagen to unveil its electric car, the company gave its fans a double treat as they unveiled a new version of its logo as well. The VW logo has gradually changed over the years since its conception in 1937. However, this will be one of the most dramatic changes it’s undergone. Apart from a slimmer font, the company…

2019 Subaru Chiffon Review

2019 Subaru Chiffon Review

Following the success of the first-generation Subaru Chiffon that was in production from 2016 to 2019, Subaru has released the second-generation in July 2019. It’s a rebadged version of the Daihatsu Tanto which is supplied to Subaru under an OEM agreement. In Japan, its classified as a Kei car which is the smallest car category, while in Kenya, it’s classified as a mini passenger van. It compares closely with the Suzuki Spacia with which they share many similarities such as the body styling and interior space. The Interior It seats 4 people in a two-row configuration with some space to spare for luggage. The seating arrangement is comfortable with long sliding seats that allow the cabin to be adjusted for various applications such as carrying people or luggage. The high roof and walk through space make it practical for people to move in between…

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