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Fortuner is a capable good-looker
Fortuner is a capable good-looker

The much improved new Toyota Fortuner is destined to strengthen its position as South Africa's favourite family SUV with predicted sales of more than 1,000 a month...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Jun 2016

VWSA and Dyer Island - a CSI success story
VWSA and Dyer Island - a CSI success story

News about corporate social investments can generate a range of public responses; from warming the hearts of eternal optimists to provoking eye-rolls...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jun 2016

Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance
Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance

With the prediction that AVs will be available commercially by 2020 - liability for the actions of these vehicles is receiving the attention of insurers...

By Sharon Snell 13 Jun 2016

What should we make of the Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid hack?
What should we make of the Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid hack?

Over the past few days, the motoring community has been abuzz with news that a team of hackers managed to wirelessly hack a Mitsubishi Outlander, taking control of its electric charging...

By Stuart Thomas 9 Jun 2016

Connected car, connected home... connected life
Connected car, connected home... connected life

We're locked-into a never ceasing journey: one where technology plays an increasingly central role...

By Michael Frans 31 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing
#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

Polestar only for the lucky few
Polestar only for the lucky few

Mercedes-Benz is represented in the performance league by AMG models, Audi joins the fun stable with its S and SR variants, and BMW's M-badged speed-mobiles form the other point of the triangle...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 May 2016

Kayoola Solar Bus
#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Jaguar XF has sharp claws
Jaguar XF has sharp claws

The Jaguar XF is one of the latest members of the leaping feline family with looks, class and performance claws sharp enough to attack the lucrative top-end market segment...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 19 May 2016

Could this weird-looking concept take on the Smart FourTwo?
Could this weird-looking concept take on the Smart FourTwo?

Smart, the Mercedes Benz-owned city car brand, has always set the mark pretty high when it comes to technology and innovation in small vehicles. But if one, relatively unknown, Russian carmaker has its way...

By Stuart Thomas 13 May 2016

Smart is cute and clever
Smart is cute and clever

The funky new Smart, 'baby' of the vast Daimler stable, is even cooler, and it is bigger, safer, more fun to drive than its predecessor and enriched with a wide range of new fancy kit...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 May 2016

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 3 May 2016

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

New vehicle sales slump further
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

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