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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

Fullback faces tough challenges

There is something incongruous about a Fiat bakkie but then the same applies to Mercedes-Benz bakkie, Renault bakkie and even more so, Maserati bakkie...

By Henrie Geyser 6 Mar 2017

Creta will rattle opposition cages

Hyundai has extended its local fleet lineup with the addition of a three-model Creta compact crossover that is not only going to cause opposition jitters but might even pinch a portion of the substantial sales...

By Henrie Geyser 28 Feb 2017

Mazda CX5: revitalised and relevant

The Mazda CX5 was first launched in SA in 2012 and in 2015 we were introduced to the facelift editions, both in petrol and diesel...

By Naresh Maharaj 24 Feb 2017

Chevrolet blazes a new trail

Chevrolet's big-easy Trailblazer has been given a nifty makeover with a liberal addition of fancy technology and safety features...

By Henrie Geyser 15 Feb 2017

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International

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

Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation

TOKYO, Japan: Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has changed its name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017.

3 Apr 2017

Hyundai i30 N passes Arctic Circle test

As part of its final development programme, the high-performance model Hyundai i30 N has been tested on a frozen lake in temperatures as low as minus 30°C at Arjeplog, Sweden, by FIA World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville.

3 Apr 2017

Jaguar Classic to debut first ‘Reborn' E-type

Next week will see Jaguar Classic debut its first ‘Reborn' Jaguar E-type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in Germany.

31 Mar 2017

Ford SA CEO recalled to US

Embattled Ford SA CEO, Jeffrey Nemeth, who was forced to announce the recall of 4556 of its Kuga SUVs because of critical safety flaws in January, has been recalled to the US.

29 Mar 2017

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