Kia has updated its popular Sportage range and smartened it up with bits of fancy make-up, exterior and inside enhancements, engine refinements, transmission changes and cabin comforts that are likely to push up sales, which already stand at more than 9,000 units since it was introduced to the local market three years ago.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Apr 2014 08:50
For the second year in a row German sports car manufacturer Porsche has scooped the coveted South African Car of the Year title with the Cayman S.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Feb 2014 07:54
Road Tripping South Africa provides some fascinating glimpses of hidden gems tucked away on old familiar routes and destinations, which might come as surprising delights even to seasoned travellers.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 17 Feb 2014 07:40
New vehicle sales got off in low gear at the start of 2014 with overall local sales in January of only 53,025 units, which is down more than 6% on the same month the previous year.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Feb 2014 11:39
The Festive Season death toll could be as high as 1,736 with the daily death toll for the period 1 to 30 December 2013 already the highest in history according to driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones, who has monitored Christmas and Easter death tolls since 2007.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jan 2014 05:58
Toyota South Africa Motors last week celebrated as the one millionth locally produced Corolla rolled of the production line at the company's Prospecton Plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Nov 2013 08:26
The Festive season is almost upon us and while it a time to be happy and relax with friends and family, it is sadly also the one time of the year when many South African motorists are injured or killed in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Nov 2013 13:21
The nine finalists for the coveted title of 2014 South African Car of the Year finalists include no real surprises with German brands once again dominating with four nominations.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Oct 2013 08:11
The Johannesburg International Motor Show kicks off this week and thousands of visitors are expected to stream through the exhibition halls of the Johannesburg Expo Centre between 18 and 27 October to view some of the latest and most exciting vehicles yet seen in this country.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Oct 2013 12:13
The scorchingly fast Nissan GT-R super sportscar has won the 'Dream Drives' category in the 2013 Women's Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 28 Aug 2013 07:18
Driving licence corruption is no longer just a road safety issue, but a social problem according to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA).
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 Aug 2013 06:11
New vehicle sales have grown steadily in South Africa for the past four years and in July 58,140 vehicles were sold to reflect a year on year growth of 7,5%, although exports dipped by 3,6%.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Aug 2013 11:22
The Women's World Car of the Year awards are designed primarily to reflect the preferences of women buyers through the ballot box of women motoring writers from around the world - and here's the winner for 2013...
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 11 Jul 2013 06:34
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), which came into effect in April 2008, has far-reaching implications for vehicle buyers, particularly those interested in acquiring a used vehicle, yet there is still a lot of ignorance around with buyers being taken for a ride because they don't know their own rights.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 May 2013 09:26
Local new vehicle sales showed a surprisingly high jump of 19,5% during April with 8,312 more units sold than during the same month last year. Exports also continued to register another strong performance reflecting an improvement of 29,7%.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 6 May 2013 06:28
The Porsche Boxster has won the coveted title of South African Car of the Year by scoring 40 points more than it nearest contender, the Range Rover Evoque.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 7 Mar 2013 12:52
Local new vehicle sales lost some momentum in February with a gain of only 1.6% over February last year but exports rocketed 22.4% higher than the previous year. While local sales were only up 832 vehicles to 53,220, exports increased by 5,057 to 27,611.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Mar 2013 10:27
A good few years ago Chinese carmaker Geely rattled the entry-level car market in this country by offering an entry level city car for only R9,999. Now they have done it again by adding a zero to that figure and by putting its small, rather well-specced sedan on dealer floors for just R99,990.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Feb 2013 05:38
New vehicle sales jumped 6,805 in January to record a 14.1% gain over the same month in 2012. Sales of 55,007 units represent increases across all segments of the vehicle market.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 Feb 2013 06:41
New vehicle sales increased to 623,914 units last year which is a growth of 9.2% over 2012 and 2% more than expected by automobile industry body NAAMSA. The 2012 total does not include 7,794 units sold by Great Wall Motors.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 Jan 2013 05:44
Toyota's Africa-conquering Land Cruiser 70 has undergone a number of cosmetic changes and mechanical improvements and for the first time it is now also available as a double cab.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Jan 2013 11:50
Audi sold 15,552 vehicles in South Africa this year and by the end of November it was leading the German premium brands in year to date growth after eight consecutive record months.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Dec 2012 07:10
Thanks to a technological magic wand that turns blue into green I recently drove a sexy four-door coupe at a less then leisurely pace from Gansbaai to Hout Bay using an average of just 5.8 litres/100km of costly juice for the journey.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Dec 2012 08:52
The new Geely EC7, a subcompact passenger vehicle due for launch in South Africa early next year, has taken the top spot in the Chinese subcompact market segment.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Oct 2012 16:08
The South African new vehicle market was down 2% on August but slightly stronger than September last year according to the National Automobile Association of South African (Naamsa).
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2012 12:20
Volkswagen South Africa's engine plant in Uitenhage is back up to speed thanks to an export order from China for more than 12 000 engines.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 Jul 2012 12:02
One of the most eagerly awaited cars and probably the most exciting Toyota to arrive in South Africa for a long time, the new Toyota 86, will go on sale locally early in July - and the good news is that the entry level model will cost a fraction less than R300 000.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Jun 2012 05:18
New vehicle sales in South Africa in May 2012 accelerated to more than 20% higher than the same month last year and about 11% higher than the average for the first five months of the year according to figures released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Jun 2012 14:10
Some of the best off-road jockeys in the country have saddled up Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 TDi steeds and battle has commenced for top honours in the Spirit of Africa 4x4 competition - one of the toughest competitions of its kind on the continent.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 9 May 2012 08:32
The negative impact that public holidays have on the motor trade is illustrated by the 10.5% year on year growth in new vehicle sales in April. Total sales numbered 42 617 which is about 6.9% up on the growth for the first four months of the year.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 May 2012 11:34
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