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Spruced up Mazda ups the pace

The top-selling Mazda CX-5 range has been richly spruced up with sportier looks, upgraded safety features, a much smoother ride, richly refurbished living quarters...

By Henrie Geyser 18 May 2017

Start saving for a Spyder - the soft-top Audi R8 is here!

It was less than a year ago when I had the pleasure of driving the Audi R8 V10 Plus quattro S tronic...

By Ané Theron 9 May 2017

V6 Amarok is top of its class

Volkswagen has finally zipped the mouths of Amarok “critics” and their grumbles about the original 2.0-litre engine being “too small” and “not powerful enough”...

By Henrie Geyser 4 May 2017

Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive

Renault South Africa has enhanced its award-winning Clio five-door hatchback range with a stepped-up GT-Line model and it is a real show-stealer, both in looks and performance...

By Henrie Geyser 24 Apr 2017

D20 hatchback leads Chinese onslaught

Chinese automaker, BAIC, has begun its onslaught on the local car market with the introduction of a new D20 hatchback and sedan...

By Henrie Geyser 18 Apr 2017

Mazda CX-3 is a cross-over with style

The recently spruced-up Mazda CX-3 is a multi-role pleaser and the latest shining star in the fold of the once strong brand which is rapidly regaining individual market traction...

By Henrie Geyser 5 Apr 2017

Road test: Toyota C-HR 1.2T CVT Plus

As I'm walking towards the valet parking area at Cape Town International airport, a sea-green, highly angular rear-end glistens amongst a sea of boxy Land Rovers...

By Ané Theron 29 Mar 2017

Volvo wafts into the future

I have been on a magical carpet ride into the future of motoring, courtesy of the Volvo XC90 armed with two power sources - a two-litre petrol engine and an electric rear axle drive...

By Henrie Geyser 28 Mar 2017

Mazda BT-50 is designed for fun

Smartened up for the city, cool enough to be enjoyed and admired by the leisure crowd, and tough enough for the rough and tumble of a challenging off-road meander – that's the face-lifted Mazda BT-50...

By Henrie Geyser 24 Mar 2017

The #AllNewNavara is all that and more

As an owner of a 1.4 very lady-like hatchback vehicle, spending some time dashing over dunes and grazing over gravel roads is quite the treat, you can imagine...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Mar 2017

Opel Astra wins 2017 WesBank South African Car Of The Year

The Opel Astra is the Wesbank South African Guild of Motoring Journalists' 2017 Car of the Year, on the back of a multitude of awards both in South Africa and abroad for the 11th-generation Astra...

18 Mar 2017

Sporty Lexus oozes eye candy

Lexus has undergone a welcome metamorphosis in recent times, binning its ho-hum looks for a much more youthful and sportier image...

By Henrie Geyser 15 Mar 2017

The new Renault Sandero - a Stepway in the right direction

2017 is Renault's best year to date, so far. Its pillar models are doing far better than expected, with the one-airbag, no-ABS Renault KWID in such demand...

By Ané Theron 14 Mar 2017

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International

China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus.

25 May 2017

Ford evaluates viability of bamboo in vehicle interiors

Over the past several years, Ford has worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic.

4 May 2017

Comedy defensive driving courses offer great experience

Who says that all driving courses are just boring lectures? Not all of them are like that, so you should take advantage of some of the online courses where you will sit back and enjoy the fun lectures. With the appearance of comedy defensive driving courses, things are now a lot more appealing and entertaining. Driving students can now learn everything there is about driving safety by listening to popular comedians. Although lectures are expressed in a funny way, the main message and content should always be taken seriously.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

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