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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

Magical world of bucket list destinations

After more than 10 years of criss-crossing Southern Africa as the Bush Editor of SA4x4 magazine Patrick Cruywagen has produced a fascinating collection of 150 'must-do-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime' destinations and activities that throws down the gauntlet to everybody with a love for travel and new experiences.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2014 09:01

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

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

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

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

Guidelines to avoid road accidents

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

Battle for SA Car of the Year title

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

Motor show crammed with latest exotics

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

Why Numsa is calling BMW's bluff

Most business people in South Africa with even the slightest capitalist leanings would have been horrified at the sheer arrogance of the National Union of Metal Workers (Numsa) response to BMW's announcement that it might reconsider further investment in South Africa due to loss of production through labour unrest.

By Chris Moerdyk 8 Oct 2013 06:58

How internet marketing can be used to sell your automobile

It is important to use the best marketing plans and strategies to be able to sell your vehicle for top profit.

By Rachel Smith 4 Oct 2013 11:29

Strikes cripple vehicle exports

Ongoing strike action at seven major South African vehicle manufacturing plants as well as industrial action in the automotive component industry resulted in a decline of 75.1% in vehicle exports during September.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2013 06:08

Super small town info guide

Grab a copy of Things to do in a Dorp - a highly informative and entertaining guide to 150 favourite local small towns.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Sep 2013 06:28

Second-hand logic

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to whoever was involved in getting sanity to prevail with regard to the proposed ban on the sale of second-hand parts from deregistered vehicles in South Africa.

By Chris Barry 4 Sep 2013 08:00

Nissan GT-R is ladies' Dream Drive

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

False driving licenses now social problem

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

Passing the bus

In respect of the Johannesburg bus rapid transit (BRT) system, could someone please inform the public as to what is actually going on?

By Chris Barry 5 Aug 2013 06:58

New vehicle sales accelerate slightly

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

Women of the world choose Fiesta

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

GM awards R6bn SA contract

General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa, has been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 28 Jun 2013 09:53

Team Afrikens puts foot this week

Last year I convinced Warren Harding (@BizcomWazza) to join me on the Put Foot Rally with the promise of real adventure. I told him about all the amazing places we will be visiting and how the outdoors refreshes and expands the mind. The thing that sold him in the end was that we could braai every night.

By Team AfriKens 18 Jun 2013 07:50

The impact on the motor industry of the revised BEE codes

With the revised codes of good practice scheduled to be gazetted in August or September 2013, businesses continue to be in limbo regarding some of the revisions in this important transformation legislation.

By Trevor Tshabangu 13 Jun 2013 09:57

Step carefully when buying a car

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

Big jump in new vehicle sales

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

Seven stages in becoming an industry expert

From Amoeba to Icon; where do you currently rank in your industry's natural progression? In this piece, I walk you through the seven stages of development as you strive to position yourself as an industry expert. [video]

By Douglas Kruger 13 Apr 2013 06:31

Google's driverless car's zero accident rate to shape motor industry

Google's driverless car has now clocked more than 300 000 miles without a single accident whilst under the computer's control, raising the possibility of a future of driverless vehicles. Should such technology be widely adopted in South Africa it could also be the answer to reducing the high number of road accidents and may even result in reduced insurance premiums.

By Warwick Scott-Rodger 3 Apr 2013 07:32

Boxster crowned SA Car of the Year

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

New vehicle sales idling along

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

BMW 318i: A case study in craftsmanship

I was recently confronted with the question of replacing my superbly maintained, flawless 22-year old BMW which gave me much food for thought.

By Roger Metcalfe 22 Feb 2013 09:10

Fortune cookie says new car for R99,990

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