Any car can ferry president round a 400-metre track

Dear Baraza, The President has conspicuously changed the ceremonial vehicle from the traditional Land Rover to the Toyota Land Cruiser VX. Apart from the bullet-proof glass, how do the two vehicles compare for such a noble task, or was the president literally driving home a turn-East point? –King’ori Wangechi. Hello Sir, I believe His Excellency […]

2013 Range Rover: The bar has been raised… yet again

The car behind mine had run aground in a trough between two dunes, impeding the progress of our expensive little five-car convoy (part of a larger 15- or 20-car fleet). We all stood outside to watch as the poor journalist was guided out of his predicament. I may have expressed dissatisfaction at the fact that […]

The Tiggo will have criminals ‘shivering’ with laughter

Hi Baraza, What is your take on the Kenyan government supplying police officers and provincial administration with the Cherry Tiggo cars? Are the cars the best they can use, considering that countries like the US use patrol cars that cannot be sold to the public, such as the Ford Victoria Crown and Dodge? Is there […]

Peugeot: A story of fantastic successes and pitiful failures

Of all the great car companies and brands, one of the most overlooked is Peugeot of France. As a brand, it is a bit despised in the UK and rarely bought in Germany, but who cares what those Europeans think? The places where these cars have had the biggest impact are Africa and the Middle […]

Ghost recalls, ‘terrorist cars’ and other motor news

CMC’s cup runneth over? Anyone with half an eye on the motoring industry must be aware that something is seriously amiss at Cooper Motors. It first came to my notice through the Daily Nation (naturally). The affair went thus: Mr William (better known as Bill) Lay, former paterfamilias at General Motors and a man I […]