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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 6 hours ago

Ferrari finally takes Gold again

NEWSWATCH: For the first time in four seasons, Ferrari took home Gold at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Discounted service for Toyota vehicles older than five years

Toyota South Africa Motors is offering discounted servicing for all Toyota vehicles older than 5 years - irrespective of year, mileage or model - throughout the local dealer network...

1 day ago

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 2-litre petrol engine and an electric rear axle drive...

By Henrie Geyser 1 day ago

2017: The year of taking your business from Gen X to Gen CX

On the day of love, Tuesday, 14 February, BrandLove fittingly held the much-loved Cape Town version of its CX trends update for 2017 at 360 Business Parks in Paarden Eiland...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

2 days ago

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits...

By Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 2 days ago

Engen Volkswagen Cup first round winners

The first round of the Engen Volkswagen Cup kicked off at Cape Town's Killarney International Raceway this past weekend where Shaun La Réservée claimed the first overall victory of the season...

1 day ago

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

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Mar 2017

2017 SuperGP Champions Trophy kicks off this weekend

The first round of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy takes place at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 March 2017.

23 Mar 2017

Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?

Q: Social listening simplified and amplified: How often does it happen that a brand gets to observe what people are actually saying about their brand...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 22 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

Future of automotive technologies: Insights for South Africa

According to the recently released Deloitte's Global Automotive Consumer Study, South African consumers are more likely to desire advanced automation technology when choosing cars...

22 Mar 2017

Uber president leaves after six months

Ridesharing giant, Uber, took another hit with the departure of its president, Jeff Jones, after just six months, US media reported Sunday...

21 Mar 2017

Tata Motors to enter long-term partnership with VW, Skoda

Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda to explore strategic alliance opportunity...

20 Mar 2017

American racing champion headed to Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna

From 4–7 May 2017 the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb takes place in Knysna, South Africa. At this year's event, the local drivers will be joined by multiple championship-winning racing driver and journalist, Randy Pobst...

20 Mar 2017

Mazda to produce new CX-5 crossover at Hofu Plant

Starting from November 2017, Mazda will produce the all-new CX-5 crossover SUV at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture in addition to the Hiroshima Plant where it is currently produced...

20 Mar 2017

Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains

JERUSALEM, Israel: Intel's $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye could help fuel the country's rise in the driverless car industry - not as a builder of vehicles, but as the brains behind them...

20 Mar 2017

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TMNA appoints new group VP, chief compliance officer

Jacqueline M. Thomas has been appointed group vice president, chief compliance officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA).

17 Feb 2017

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