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#TriedAndTested: Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta
#TriedAndTested: Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta

Over the past year, Nissan has been launching new and facelifted models at the speed of lightning. The most recent one being the upgraded #cityproof urban crossover, the Qashqai.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?
Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Kia Sportage gains EXtra appeal
Kia Sportage gains EXtra appeal

South African roads are densely populated by family-hauling SUVs, cross-overs, station wagons and MPVS which is hardly surprising, considering that there are about 650 variants on the market...

By Henrie Geyser 20 Feb 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres
Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 16 Feb 2018

#TriedAndTested: Hyundai Grand i10 1.25 Glide Manual
#TriedAndTested: Hyundai Grand i10 1.25 Glide Manual

A loyal Hyundai client for many years now, I've come to fall in love with the brand. Since my first trusty steed - a cheeky black Getz, I've been quite the fan...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Feb 2018

#CarTop12: Car Magazine's top 12 best buys
#CarTop12: Car Magazine's top 12 best buys

On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, Car Magazine, in association with Tracker, held its Top 12 Best Buys Awards event. Here are all the winners...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Feb 2018

Jaguar F-Type thrills with topless fun
Jaguar F-Type thrills with topless fun

Okay, so the 221kW Jaguar F-Type convertible is the least powerful of the eight-model convertible range, but that certainly doesn't mean it is a slouch when it comes to generating a smile-on-your-dial adrenaline rush...

By Henrie Geyser 9 Feb 2018

Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC
Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC

McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso, fresh from racing at the Daytona 24 Hours, will be competing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2018

The manly beats version
#BewareTheConfidence: The new Polo is cool, confident, and classy

I recently had the chance to take the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo for a spin along the stunning Eastern Cape coastline...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Feb 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

Liz Segal
Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

Elegant but pricey Discovery
Elegant but pricey Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery has been an integral component of the South African passion for bundu-bashing and exploring faraway places for almost 30 years, perfectly slotting in between the now-departed Defender and the snooty elegance of the Range Rover clan...

By Henrie Geyser 31 Jan 2018

Photo by Alessio Lin on Unsplash
#BizTrends2018: Less torque talk, more tech talk

According to McKinsey, technology-driven trends will revolutionise how industry players respond to changing consumer behaviour, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided much needed clarity that Productive Asset Allowance certificate amounts granted to automotive manufacturers are capital in nature as their purpose is to incentivise capital investments...

By Joon Chong 26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things
#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A wave of change
#BizTrends2018: A wave of change

I foresee three major trends for the automotive industry that will challenge the status quo and bring about noticeable change.

By Pieter Niemand 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising
#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising

Geo-targeted advertising is becoming more and more important for marketers; and artificial intelligence in vehicle transit advertising will also become more common place over the next few years....

By Devon Brough 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector
#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector

It remains highly unlikely that the broader automotive market will attract meaningful new investment until economic growth and an unstable rand are adequately addressed...

By Trevor Hill 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer
#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer

When it comes to buying cars in South Africa, 2018 may be the year of accelerated digital transformation for the auto sector...

By Kriben Reddy 8 Jan 2018

Mike Whitfield, managing director of Nissan South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Automotive industry to move towards consolidation

The automotive industry is set to have little change going into 2018. Manufacturers and import brands alike can anticipate an interesting year driven by an economy that is expected to remain stagnant...

By Mike Whitfield 8 Jan 2018

Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol
Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol

With 66 years of the Patrol brand history, it is understandable that the Patrol has an almost cult-like following. Believe me, I've met a couple of them...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Dec 2017

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NEWSWATCH: Ferrari ups production, Audi to keep Ducati

Ferrari has announced that it may raise its production output to 9,000 cars in 2018 and Audi has announced that it plans to keep Italian motorcycle brand, Ducati...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Dec 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine
The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

We attended to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run...

By Terry Levin 12 Dec 2017

Sexy Aygo goes topless
Sexy Aygo goes topless

The funky Aygo range, which already brags with a Father Christmas bag full of way-out looks, has been given a further helping of chutzpah with the addition of the Aygo X-Cite which has a retractable black canvas roof...

By Henrie Geyser 27 Nov 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

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F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

Audi RS 3 sedan takes the pole position
Audi RS 3 sedan takes the pole position

I drove 51 new cars this year and I could not decide which car to select as my personal Car of the Year for 2017 - until along came the Audi RS3 Quattro S Tronic sedan...

By Henrie Geyser 3 Nov 2017

Electric vehicle benefits beyond skipping the pump
Electric vehicle benefits beyond skipping the pump

In the coming decades, it won't be a question of if the general public will adopt electric vehicles (EVs), but when. Naamsa noted that 2015 saw the adoption of 1.5 million EVs and plug-in hybrids worldwide...

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2017

NeXt-level adventure in the new Nissan X-Trail
NeXt-level adventure in the new Nissan X-Trail

The word 'SUV' it's definitely going to be on someone's "Most Popular Buzzwords for 2017" list at the end of the year. The thing with buzzwords though is, not everyone can get away with it. And 'SUV' is one word Nissan has gotten away with quite effortlessly...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Nov 2017

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