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A blast from the past with Datsun
A blast from the past with Datsun

In addition to giving the Datsun GO a go on our media trip at Nampo last week, we also stopped over at an unassuming brick building in Bothaville. Parked outside were teasers of the magic and nostalgia we would find inside...

By Ilse van den Berg 18 hours ago

Major GM South Africa announcement
Major GM South Africa announcement

General Motors has announced that it is transforming its business globally. For SA, this means the phasing out of the manufacturing and sales of Chevrolet vehicles... [video]

By Ilse van den Berg 18 May 2017

Spruced up Mazda ups the pace
Spruced up Mazda ups the pace

The top-selling Mazda CX-5 range has been richly spruced up with sportier looks, upgraded safety features, a much smoother ride, richly refurbished living quarters...

By Henrie Geyser 18 May 2017

24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State
24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State

Nampo is not a word unfamiliar to me. As a student at NWU, my friends and I used to frequent this (then not-so-big) agri festival almost every year, funnily enough....

By Ilse van den Berg 17 May 2017

Ryan Bax
#AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

Start saving for a Spyder - the soft-top Audi R8 is here!
Start saving for a Spyder - the soft-top Audi R8 is here!

It was less than a year ago when I had the pleasure of driving the Audi R8 V10 Plus quattro S tronic...

By Ané Theron 9 May 2017

V6 Amarok is top of its class
V6 Amarok is top of its class

Volkswagen has finally zipped the mouths of Amarok “critics” and their grumbles about the original 2.0-litre engine being “too small” and “not powerful enough”...

By Henrie Geyser 4 May 2017

Ridesharing easing traffic congestion in Cape Town
Ridesharing easing traffic congestion in Cape Town

If you've ever found yourself behind a steering wheel during peak times, you'll probably agree that urban mobility requires drastic change across our country...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 May 2017

Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive
Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive

Renault South Africa has enhanced its award-winning Clio five-door hatchback range with a stepped-up GT-Line model and it is a real show-stealer, both in looks and performance...

By Henrie Geyser 24 Apr 2017

Mike Whitfield
Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's how

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa...

By Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

D20 hatchback leads Chinese onslaught
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

New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity
New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity

So, you've made the big decision, put down your deposit, and you finally get to drive that brand-new car home. But did you know that even the slightest early ‘mistreatment' can lead to engine problems...

By Ané Theron 13 Apr 2017

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Turkish F1 to return? Turkish president, F1 CEO meet

NEWSWATCH: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Formula One CEO, Chase Carey, as the country plans to bring Formula One races back to Istanbul Park...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2017

Mazda CX-3 is a cross-over with style
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

Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford
Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford

NEWSWATCH: Last week saw Elon Musk's clean transportation and power company, Tesla, reach $298.56 in Nasdaq trading (a 7.3% increase)...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Apr 2017

Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners
Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners

For fleet owners, the arguments for automatic trucks are making more and more sense. For one thing, automatic transmission reduces the impact of an unskilled driver on fuel efficiency...

By Morné Stoltz 30 Mar 2017

Francesca Berta
#BrandManagerMonth: Francesca Berta on CarZar disrupting the auto-trade industry

We recently chatted to Francesca Berta, CMO of tech startup, CarZar, which aims to streamline the often onerous task of buying or selling a second-hand car...

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Mar 2017

Road test: Toyota C-HR 1.2T CVT Plus
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
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

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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 28 Mar 2017

Mazda BT-50 is designed for fun
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

Pauline du Paty
#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

The #AllNewNavara is all that and more
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

Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?
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

Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub
Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub

NEWSWATCH: Intel is buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for an estimated $15 billion...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2017

Sporty Lexus oozes eye candy
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
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

#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job
#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job

Ross Adami, marketing manager at Uber South Africa, reports back from Uber's nomad programme, a three-month learning and development programme that matches candidates to teams around the globe to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing Uber today...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Mar 2017

Fullback faces tough challenges
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
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

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