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Stephen Sandmann
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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Consumer Protection Act protects car buyers

Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they feel they've been duped, but the law isn't always on their side...

By Jeff Osborne 4 May 2015 08:34

Citroen C1... buy one
Citroen C1... buy one

As most of you know, the original Citroën C1 city car formed part of global campaign and joint venture between Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota. The recipe was simple...

By Luke Preston 23 Apr 2015 07:10

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

Jetta, tried and trusted
Jetta, tried and trusted

The South African saying goes, "Beer, braais and bakkies." And while the one and half ton bakkies have revolutionised how small and informal businesses operate, the humble sedan has for a long time been the staple of the working class. None more so than the Volkswagen Jetta. "Jols, Jägermeister and Jettas"?

By Luke Preston 16 Apr 2015 05:33

Surprising jump in new vehicle exports
Surprising jump in new vehicle exports

The consumer-driven new car market dropped by 3% in March compared to March last year but new vehicle exports shot up by a surprising 38.5% compared to last year...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2015 06:36

Road Tripping Namibia
Road Tripping Namibia

Road Tripping Namibia, by Fiona McIntosh, Shaen Adey, Willie Olivier, Ron Swilling, Katy Sharpe and Nick Buys, will open your eyes to Namibia...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2015 13:36

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

Michael Frans
Digital transformation is essential for competitiveness in the automotive industry

The automotive sector is currently faced with a number of challenges. These are driven by trends, such as the rise of new growth markets, changing consumer behaviour, an increasing need for greater fuel economy...

By Michael Frans 9 Feb 2015 14:06

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

Jeff Osborne
Car dealerships' ad spending "misaligned with customers"

The process of buying a car has changed drastically over the last few years - most significantly, self-educated customers have made a decision long before they enter a physical dealership...

By Jeff Osborne 20 Nov 2014 06:45

Tauriq Moosa
Corporate sponsorships and your business

Brands and logos of companies are everywhere at entertainment events, and even feature at events that have the capacity to change the course of history...

By Tauriq Moosa 18 Nov 2014 08:15

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

Importance of IT for automotive industry
Importance of IT for automotive industry

The automotive industry has become increasingly competitive in the past few years with manufacturers and brands jostling for a leadership position in both international and local markets.

By Michael Frans 17 Oct 2014 08:45

Huggies hands over Kia Sportage to first winner
Huggies hands over Kia Sportage to first winner

Friday, 3 October 2014 is a day Steven Lakay from Swellendam will never forget. He became the lucky owner of a Kia Sportage 2.0L Ignite after entering the Huggies Dry Comfort competition.

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Oct 2014 15:09

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

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