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ROAD TRIP! We took BMW's X1 on a road trip that truly put the SUV to the test. Image: Wheels24 / Charlen Raymond

Cape Town – Ford Focus RS, Renault Kadjar, Mazda MX-5... Wheels24 experienced a number of vehicles in September. 

The types of vehicles ranged from premium SUVs to sportscars.

In terms of sporty, we've driven the Mazda MX-5, Ford Mustang and Focus RS.

For SUV fans, we've covered the Renault Kadjar, Mitsubishi Pajero Legend II and the BMW X1.

Here are our road tests for September:

1 Review: Ford's Focus RS should come with gloves

The Ford Focus RS is one of 2016's most anticipated cars and it finally came to the office. Wheels24's Charlen Raymond experienced Ford's most powerful hatchback. 

Charlen Raymond wrote: "This car is a rush: a head banger that backs down from no challenge and a brute that demands respect on the road."

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Image: Charlen Raymond

2  We drive Renault's flagship Kadjar SUV

Does Renault's flagship Kadjar have what it takes to succeed in the SA premium SUV market? We test the new Kadjar in Cape Town.

Wheels24 team: "The Kadjar replaces the discontinued Renault Koleos and now reigns as the automaker's flagship model."

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Image: Tanya Pehl

3 The new Mazda MX-5 knows what it wants and won't change for anyone

Driving the world's best-selling sports car, Sean Parker, shares advice on how to maximise your experience with Mazda's diminutive roadster, the new MX-5.

Sean Parker: "The Mazda MX-5 gave me a taste of what it's like to live on the edge, but still be in control of your own destiny."

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Image: NewsPress

4 Why the Mitsubishi Pajero Legend II makes a great mom's taxi

Mitsubishi has hardly revamped its Pajero Legend II and that's because it has a winning off-road formula. Wheels24's Janine Van der Post finds out whether the 4x4 can double as a daily-driver.

Janine van der Post: "Although the long-wheel base version is substantially larger than the standard variant, it felt incredibly light to drive and on par with an average-sized family car."

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Image: Janine van der Post

5.  3 days of driving Ford's new Mustang in Mpumalanga

Three days of (mostly) empty Mpumalanga roads in the world's most popular muscle car are the perfect ingredients for a great road trip. Sean Parker gives you a photographic insight.

Sean Parker: "I was nestled behind the steering wheel of the latest Ford Mustang GT and took on the winding roads of Mpumalanga."

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Image: Sean Parker

6 BMW X1: Worthy of an epic SA road trip?

Wheels24's Charlen Raymond takes the BMW X1 on a road trip to find out if the little SUV has what it takes to be in the same league as its bigger X-badged siblings.

Charlen Raymond: "Its 400Nm is available from a lowly 1750rpm and the slightest jab with the right foot propels the vehicle forward."

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Image: Charlen Raymond

What to look out for in October 2016:

  - BMW 7 Series

  - Ford Focus RS video review

  - Ford Ranger

  - Mahindra XUV500

  - Renault Captur

  - Toyota Prius

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