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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
New vehicle sales still sliding

New vehicle sales in South Africa continued to decline in August with a drop of 4 555 units or 8.2% from the 55 610 vehicles sold during the same month last year...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Sep 2015 09:36

Buying a new car can be a safe bet
Buying a new car can be a safe bet

Once you've decided that the car you currently own no longer works for you, the decision to buy a new or used car can be a difficult one...

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Sep 2015 07:58

GLE AMG Coupe is tough and blistering fast
GLE AMG Coupe is tough and blistering fast

What do you get when you combine bush-rugged, tough guy SUV looks with the sleek and low lines of a stylish coupe and then wedge an almighty 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine under its sloping bonnet?

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Sep 2015 07:00

Tips to save money when buying a new car
Tips to save money when buying a new car

Buying a new car is an exciting, albeit sometimes a nerve-wracking adventure...

By Stephen Sandmann 31 Aug 2015 06:39

[#WomenInBiz]: Changing gears with Denise van Huyssteen
[#WomenInBiz]: Changing gears with Denise van Huyssteen

The automotive industry has traditionally been dominated by males, but Denise van Huyssteen, Communications Manager for GM Africa, hasn't let that stop her...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2015 13:25

[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption
[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption

We're facing a brave new world, where disruption technology and e-commerce are forcing traditional industries to re-examine their take on doing business to include innovative solution-based thinking if they want to stay in the game...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2015 14:51

Tips for upgrading a rental car fleet with new cars
Tips for upgrading a rental car fleet with new cars

Upgrading an entire rental fleet of cars can be a daunting task, but it needn't be too stressful if you are properly prepared...

By Stephen Sandmann 26 Aug 2015 06:45

Duster given a dab of ooh-la-la
Duster given a dab of ooh-la-la

Renault's popular Duster has been given a mid-life cosmetic make-over to enhance its already cute and cheeky looks to further strengthen its grip on the competitive B-SUV segment...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Aug 2015 06:32

The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster - Unrestrained Exhilaration
The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster - Unrestrained Exhilaration

The supercar industry has been abuzz after Lamborghini announced their latest monster machine - the Aventador SV Roadster...

By Stephen Sandmann 24 Aug 2015 17:38

Honda joins the crossover gang
Honda joins the crossover gang

Honda, which already caters for a wide range of local motoring tastes with 51 vehicle choices, has joined the lucrative and rapidly growing swing to trendy urban crossovers with the introduction of a pretty and practical HR-V fun-wagon...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Aug 2015 13:41

Polo GTI armed with manual box
Polo GTI armed with manual box

The local Volkswagen Polo range, already one of the most popular and biggest sellers in this country has been further enhanced with the addition of two new engine choices and a keenly awaited manual transmission for its hot little GTI...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Aug 2015 07:03

A1 S-Line versus Polo GTI: Which has more muscle?
A1 S-Line versus Polo GTI: Which has more muscle?

Two German pocket rockets, the Audi A1 S-Line (now just "Sport") and the Volkswagen Polo GTI have undergone major changes and improvements and are now similar in many ways with lots of shared DNA...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Aug 2015 07:01

The new Audi A4 - what will the new RS 4 be like?
The new Audi A4 - what will the new RS 4 be like?

"Audi" has been on car-lovers' lips for generations, finding its way in and out of emotionally-charged arguments countless times at braais and parties.

By Stephen Sandmann 3 Aug 2015 12:07

VW GTi Performance Pack - original hot hatch, now hotter
VW GTi Performance Pack - original hot hatch, now hotter

With incremental power and torque increases over the stock GTi, and increased dynamic ability, is the GTi Performance Pack worth the extra cost?

By Luke Preston 3 Aug 2015 09:23

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Cheap and cheerful...and full of tech

Small cars are no longer devoid of any comfort and tech features like their spartan predecessors...

By Luke Preston 30 Jul 2015 12:29

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

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Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG - today's supercar?

Whenever you hear the words Mercedes-Benz roll off someone's tongue, the first thing that most probably comes to mind is luxury, maturity and class...

By Stephen Sandmann 28 Jul 2015 11:44

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

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

It's the updated Kia Rio
It's the updated Kia Rio

The Rio, Kia's best-selling vehicle worldwide, has received an update for 2015...

By Luke Preston 9 Jul 2015 16:02

Sorento oozes comfort and class
Sorento oozes comfort and class

Kia has just unwrapped its latest Kia Sorento which brims with so much class, new technologies, safety features, good looks and ride quality refinement that it moves from also-ran to quite a few jumps ahead of most of its competitors.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 7 Jul 2015 12:10

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

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

Africa Bike Week 2015 was WILD!
Africa Bike Week 2015 was WILD!

Africa Bike Week 2015, set in the coastal town of Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, took place in April. Having never before attended a large motorcycling event like this, I was completely blown away by the biking culture here in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2015 15:40

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Hybrid cars an investment for environmentally conscious buyers

Environmentalists have lamented the effects of gasoline-powered vehicles on our ozone layer and recommend that we reduce our emissions...

By Jeff Osborne 18 May 2015 10:37

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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

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