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WHAT A MACHINE! Wheels24's Charlen Raymond got behind the wheel of Maserati's first SUV, the Levante. Image: Wheels24 / Charlen Raymond

Cape Town - February has been a good month with regards to new car launches and we've driven a variety of vehicles.

Whether it's an eye-watering priced Bentley or a more affordable Hyundai crossover, we literally drove a car for all budgets.

Our correspondent travelled all the way to England to drive the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed and was more than impressed with what the ultra-luxurious sedan had to offer.

And almost just as luxurious are the new Porsche Panamera and Maserati Levante. All pretty amazing cars, but each one with their own distinct personality and character.

We also drove the refreshed Mazda BT-50, as well as the new Hyundai Creta.

Here are the lekker cars we drove in the month of love:

1. New Bentley Mulsanne Speed: 'It’s not a pretty car and neither should it be'

'It does too much too well, and with an endless supply of charm and torque. It’s an irresistible beast, really,' writes Alexander Parker as he test drives Bentley's new Mulsanne Speed.

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2. Mazda's refreshed BT-50: A 'premium alternative' bakkie

Mazda has launched its refreshed BT-50 in SA. Wheels24's Charlen Raymond drives Japanese automaker's facelifted bakkie.

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3. We drive Maserati's Levante in SA: Luxury R1.65-million SUV

Wheels24's Charlen Raymond goes for a drive in the all-new Maserati Levante and says the 'SUV was made to entertain in pure Maserati fashion'.

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4. Driven: New Porsche Panamera in SA

'Let’s put it this way; Porsche don’t gamble. They do. And they did this one brilliantly,' writes Egmont Sippel as he drives the new Porsche Panamera in Cape Town.

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5. 2017 Hyundai Creta in SA: Will the new crossover be a best-seller?

'It would seem that Hyundai’s latest offering, the new Creta, could perhaps be the steal in its segment,' writes Wheels24's Charlen Raymond.

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6. 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS range driven

Calvin Fisher recently sampled the turbocharged Porsche 911 range in Cape Town. Has he been seduced by Stuttgart’s most prolific sports car?

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Special mention:

Little Fiat 595 Abarth aims to make a big splash in SA

Fiat’s Abarth range has been bolstered locally with the arrival of the all-new Abarth 595 range.

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Limited edition Renault Kadjar, new XP in SA 

Renault has added a limited edition version of its Kadjar SUV, it's called the XP.

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Refreshed Mitsubishi ASX arrives in SA: Details, prices

Mitsubishi’s popular compact crossover, the ASX, receives a facelift for 2017.

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Suzuki Swift 1.2 RS: Limited edition hatch in SA

Suzuki has added a limited edition model to its local line-up, the Swift 1.2 RS. The limited editions boasts visual enhancements and a preppy 63kW 1.2-litre engine.

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Refreshed VW Golf 'Mk7.5' driven: Is the SA-bound GTD the new black?

Meet the VW Golf Mk '7.5'... It's not quite the Golf 8 yet but it's definitely a taste of what's to come. Wheels24's Janine Van der Post drives the facelifted Golf in Spain.

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