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MX-5 retains fun-and-smile spirit
MX-5 retains fun-and-smile spirit

The new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 retains the same winning smile-on-your-dial recipe which made it one of the top selling two-seater rag tops of all time and it has already raked in a number of prestigious awards...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 day ago

George Mienie
#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Apr 2016

Coupé enriches C-Class appeal
Coupé enriches C-Class appeal

Mercedes-Benz is renowned for producing sexy cars in addition to its executive-pleasing luxury sedans - and they have done it again with the stylish new C-Class...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 Apr 2016

Jeff Osborne
#CommerceMonth: Q&A with Gumtree Auto's Jeff Osborne

As head of automotive for Gumtree SA and an authoritative voice in the media, we called on Jeff Osborne to provide insight into today's digital consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

Kadjar is a new SUV challenger
Kadjar is a new SUV challenger

Following in the tracks of its popular Duster and Captur, Renault has launched a new three-model Kadjar in this country to take on some of the leading contenders in the tough C-segment SUV market...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 Apr 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Amidst present Saab struggles, history remains

From the surface, it would look like Saab is in danger of becoming irrelevant in the auto industry. And while it's entirely possible that Saab has manufactured its last vehicle, the reality is that the lure of Saab remains...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Apr 2016

Astra is a performing star
Astra is a performing star

The Opel Astra, 2016 European Car of the Year, has arrived in SA with a cabinet filled with prestigious international awards and a fleet of eight models ready to equal (and probably beat) not only the best...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Apr 2016

Branding and Mustang
Branding and Mustang

17 April was Global Ford Mustang Day and the 50th anniversary of the iconic vehicle. It's been a brand that keeps on giving too, going through many reiterations in the past 50 years while retaining...

By Jeff Nemeth 18 Apr 2016

Mazda CX-3 is a strong newcomer
Mazda CX-3 is a strong newcomer

The nippy new Mazda CX-3 is, in many ways, a slightly more muscular Mazda CX-2 and other than it being powered by a 2-litre engine rather than the 1.5 that drives the CX-2...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Apr 2016

Everest is a likable tough guy
Everest is a likable tough guy

The Ford Everest smartly disguises and underplays its tough-guy capabilities with polished gentle giant looks, cosseting comfort, spacious living quarters and best-in-class flexible seating setup...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: Tracy Maclear from Goodyear South Africa
#BrandManagerMonth: Tracy Maclear from Goodyear South Africa

Tracy Maclear shares strategic insights into ensuring brand sustenance for the innovative tyre manufacturer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2016

Passat is top of its class
Passat is top of its class

The latest Volkswagen Passat is an elegantly understated, medium-sized executive sedan brimming with levels of comfort, refinement, spaciousness and ride quality...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2016

New Tucson is tough to beat
New Tucson is tough to beat

Hyundai has resurrected its popular Tucson model and it certainly won't struggle to find grip in the SUV market which it dominated with 22,716 sales between 2005 and 2010...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 16 Mar 2016

Classy and hot new BMW 340i
Classy and hot new BMW 340i

The BMW 3 Series is the founder of the modern sporty sedan segment - a crown it has been wearing for nearly 40 years by successfully leaving the opposition in the dust with a succession...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 11 Mar 2016

Comfortable, practical driver pleaser
Comfortable, practical driver pleaser

The second generation Audi Q7 has shed some weight and is also shorter, narrower and lower, lighter on juice and emissions and richer in smart technology than its predecessor...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Mar 2016

Grand, spacious and comfortable Kia
Grand, spacious and comfortable Kia

Kia has tailor-made a smart boardroom suit for the elegant attire of the third-generation Sedona so that it is suitably dressed to impress in the company of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Mar 2016

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New vehicle sales slump further

The slump in local new vehicle sales continued in February, spreading across all segments, including exports, to record a year on year drop of or 8.1% or 4,236 units...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Mar 2016

#DesignMonth: Oona Scheepers: SA's auto design export
#DesignMonth: Oona Scheepers: SA's auto design export

Originally from a farm in Prieska, Oona Scheepers harboured a keen interest for art and design from a young age. This interest, coupled with raw talent and an inescapable attention to detail, would eventually lead...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Feb 2016

Type R races towards ultimate trophy
Type R races towards ultimate trophy

The Honda Type R has joined an elitist top five group racing for the ultimate World Performance Car of the Year 2016 title and it comes as no surprise because this tar-scorcher is one of the fastest...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: #weDream #weChase #weLocomute
#DesignMonth: #weDream #weChase #weLocomute

In June 2015, Ntando Kubheka and Tumi Marope launched Locomute, Africa's first car sharing network. What started as an MBA project soon turned into a legitimate business...

By Cari Van Wyk 22 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Motoring ahead with Harley innovation
#DesignMonth: Motoring ahead with Harley innovation

The Harley-Davidson brand is iconic. Not only do fans get a thrill from riding their bikes, they customise them too; and then they buy the branded jacket and t-shirt to boot...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Mellowcabs to hit SA streets in 2016
#DesignMonth: Mellowcabs to hit SA streets in 2016

Mellowcabs are low-cost, emissions-free, electrically powered vehicles that you'll find noiselessly zipping through South African city streets in the coming months...

By Sindy Peters 17 Feb 2016

Volksie Kombi replays popular tunes
Volksie Kombi replays popular tunes

I have been to most of the lovely game parks in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe in a wide variety of vehicles, but a recent 3,000km trip from Cape Town up the Garden route...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 15 Feb 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Volvo expands in North America

The big Swedish car manufacturer decided to expand their workings recently, and opened a plant for manufacturing of cars on US soil...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Feb 2016

Isuzu bakkies are tough contenders
Isuzu bakkies are tough contenders

Bakkies are hugely popular in this country, just like "utes" in Australia and "trucks" in Yankeeland, and South Africans have a vast choice of brands and models in 4x2 or 4x4...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Feb 2016

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Missed opportunities for SA car brands on social media

What's the point of being on social media as a business? Well obviously, it's because your customers are there...

By Nick Paul 3 Feb 2016

Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?
Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?

The last few years has seen a substantial rise in wealth accumulation in the global commerce. Oxfam indicates that by 2016, the wealthiest 1% of the world population...

By Ntando Kubheka 3 Feb 2016

Honda Type R is a sizzler
Honda Type R is a sizzler

The new Honda Civic Type R has arrived in South Africa at last - and the turbo-fed, scorching fast "race car for the road" is a beaut, both in looks and performance...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Feb 2016

Getting to know Women on Wheels editor Juliet McGuire
Getting to know Women on Wheels editor Juliet McGuire

Juliet McGuire has taken over the role as editor of SA female motoring magazine...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2016

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Digitising the showroom experience

Automotive dealers can take advantage of the latest in mobile, cloud and beacon technology - to digitise their showrooms and distinguish themselves...

By Michael Frans 25 Jan 2016

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