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18 January 2018 14:03 (South Africa)
Business

Renault Modus slams into Volvo 940 estate; who's going to win?

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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modus - volvo

It sounds pretty straightforward: Renault Modus is a mini MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), basically a raised Clio, nice, small and looking a little insubstantial. Volvo 940 Estate, a safety champion of the times not so long gone is a huge, powerful, heavy and well-built example of over-engineering. So who would win in a head-to-head collision between the two? That was exactly the question posed by Tom Ford of The Fifth Gear, one of the crop of TV programmes to surface after the success of TopGear. The video of the experiment is below and provides much shock and disbelief. Enjoy. Well, sort of.

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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