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Ciaz up against a gang of toughies
Ciaz up against a gang of toughies

Suzuki has been churning out new vehicles during the past year with a three-model Ciaz sedan following close behind the local arrival of the Splash, Erigo and Celerio to push the Japanese automaker's local line-up to 36 vehicles...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Jul 2015 09:01

Auris sparkles after make-over
Auris sparkles after make-over

Toyota has given its strong-selling Auris hatchback a few dabs of fresh make-up and some nifty cosmetic surgery to give it more appeal in a tightly contested segment...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Jul 2015 06:01

Swedish SUV with class and cling
Swedish SUV with class and cling

Volvo's latest XC90 has arrived on local shores with renewed confidence...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Jul 2015 07:30

Baby Fiat 500, now all grown-up
Baby Fiat 500, now all grown-up

Fiat applied some clever cosmetic surgery to its iconic Fiat 500, added an X to its name and then dressed it up...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Jul 2015 07:57

Ford Focus ST clings and handles even better
Ford Focus ST clings and handles even better

Additional make-up and go-faster touches have polished the looks of the face-lifted Ford Focus ST...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 13 Jul 2015 06:37

Classy, chic and slick Peugeot
Classy, chic and slick Peugeot

Allow me to summarise the new Peugeot 308 GT-Line, part of clan that won the Europe Car of the Year title in 2014, in just one word: impressive...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jul 2015 11:28

Juke is a very kissable frog
Juke is a very kissable frog

Some think it looks foxy, others think it looks like a frog peering out of a marshy pond but love it or hate it, you cannot ignore the re-styled Juke cross-over...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Jul 2015 11:03

You can't ignore the Lexus NX200
You can't ignore the Lexus NX200

Like roasted sheep's head, witblits, and rooibos tea, the Lexus NX200 makes the opinion-o-meter swing between "ugh" and "wow" with not much wavering between the North and South Pole. Simply put - you either love it or hate it!

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Jun 2015 11:00

Honda Jazz - Practical, spacious and pretty
Honda Jazz - Practical, spacious and pretty

A firm favourite in the compact hatchback segment, the new Jazz is better than ever and now filled with touchscreen technology...

By Luke Preston 24 Jun 2015 15:48

New V-Class Merc breaks MPV mould
New V-Class Merc breaks MPV mould

Mercedes-Benz has increased its alphabetic range of models with the addition of the new V-Class which breaks the traditional multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) mould because it dishes up a ride quality not too far removed from that of the refined C-Class sedan...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Jun 2015 06:57

The new Jeep is a cool dude
The new Jeep is a cool dude

Following in the tracks of several other brands, Jeep has down-sized and swopped its macho image for a pretend-tough urban look with the creation of the new Renegade - the smallest vehicle in the brand's line-up...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Jun 2015 15:07

Clarkson, Hammond & May Live... for legal reasons
Clarkson, Hammond & May Live... for legal reasons

As a fan of Top Gear and a 'soutie', as my mates call me, I was looking forward to seeing my favourite three British petrolheads cause a bit of mayhem, accidentally set things on fire and exchange a bit of witty banter at Clarkson, Hammond and May Live. That was only partially the case ...

By Julia van Schalkwyk 18 Jun 2015 10:56

Jaguar XF - The British Imposter?
Jaguar XF - The British Imposter?

Can the Jaguar XF unsettle the established German competition in the executive sedan market?

By Luke Preston 17 Jun 2015 16:54

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Exports drive new vehicle sales

Exports continue to drive local new vehicle sales and in April, 6,813 vehicles were exported, which represents a growth of 40.5% over the same month last year. ..

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 May 2015 07:17

Talking Africa Bike Week 2015 with Paul de Jongh
Talking Africa Bike Week 2015 with Paul de Jongh

With just days before SA's largest motorcycle event, Africa Bike Week 2015, we chatted to Paul de Jongh, country manager for Harley-Davidson Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2015 12:36

Exports boost new vehicle sales
Exports boost new vehicle sales

Domestic new vehicle sales of 52,368 in February were only 584 units more than the same month last year but export sales shot up by 35.6% to 29,760 units...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Mar 2015 10:14

Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names
Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names, by Ann Gadd, and reviewed by Motoring Editor Henrie Geyser, takes you from Baardskeerdersbos to Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein - and all points between...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Feb 2015 07:50

Local vehicle sales down but exports boom
Local vehicle sales down but exports boom

Local new vehicle sales got off a slow start with January figures lagging 1.2% behind the 52,948 vehicles sold in January 2014...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Feb 2015 11:39

The Car of the Year race is on!
The Car of the Year race is on!

The race is on as the 11 finalists head down the main straight towards the chequered flag to decide the winner of the coveted title of 2015 South African Car of the Year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Oct 2014 13:48

Q50 range boosted by petrol power
Q50 range boosted by petrol power

Japanese luxury brand Infiniti has adopted a "Premium Challenger" mission to equal or better the same high standards set by the market-dominating fancy cars badged with a blue propeller, four rings or three-pointed star.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Oct 2014 08:13

New car sales pick up speed
New car sales pick up speed

South African new vehicle sales accelerated out of its slump last month with a huge jump in exports and a substantial increase over last year's local sales, according to figures released by NAAMSA.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2014 07:54

VW spruces up popular Vivo
VW spruces up popular Vivo

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo, South Africa's best-selling passenger car with close on 150,000 sales to its name since introduced four years ago, has had a midlife makeover with some pretty new cosmetic and interior touches.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Sep 2014 12:52

Jaguar claws its way to the top
Jaguar claws its way to the top

Temperatures may be plummeting all over the country, but Jaguar F-Type sales are red-hot, having roared and clawed its way to the top of South Africa's prestigious open-top sports car market.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Jun 2014 08:24

New vehicle sales face steep uphill
New vehicle sales face steep uphill

New vehicle sales in South Africa are slowly grinding up an increasingly steep hill as sales continue to drop.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jun 2014 07:21

Tweaks add to Sportage appeal
Tweaks add to Sportage appeal

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

Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title
Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title

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

A mine of hidden gems
A mine of hidden gems

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 vehicles sales slow off the mark
New vehicles sales slow off the mark

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

Blackest festive season in SA history
Blackest festive season in SA history

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

Corolla scores one million for Toyota
Corolla scores one million for Toyota

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

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