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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

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

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

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

Road tripper's guide to farm stalls
Road tripper's guide to farm stalls

There are hundreds of farm stalls all over the country, some loved and easy to find and other gems lesser known. Well, here's a guide to help you find them.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Aug 2014 07:52

John Harvey
Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014 09:24

John Harvey
Checking your cell... for a car

South Africans are following global trends when it comes to buying cars online, including younger motorists increasingly using their cellphones to browse for the most suitable vehicle.

By John Harvey 3 Jul 2014 09:02

Jaguar claws its way to the top
Jaguar claws its way to the top

Temperatures may be plummeting all over the country, but Jaguar F-Type sales are red-hot, having roared and clawed its way to the top of South Africa's prestigious open-top sports car market.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Jun 2014 08:24

New vehicle sales face steep uphill
New vehicle sales face steep uphill

New vehicle sales in South Africa are slowly grinding up an increasingly steep hill as sales continue to drop.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jun 2014 07:21

Tweaks add to Sportage appeal
Tweaks add to Sportage appeal

Kia has updated its popular Sportage range and smartened it up with bits of fancy make-up, exterior and inside enhancements, engine refinements, transmission changes and cabin comforts that are likely to push up sales, which already stand at more than 9,000 units since it was introduced to the local market three years ago.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Apr 2014 08:50

Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Magical world of bucket list destinations

After more than 10 years of criss-crossing Southern Africa as the Bush Editor of SA4x4 magazine Patrick Cruywagen has produced a fascinating collection of 150 'must-do-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime' destinations and activities that throws down the gauntlet to everybody with a love for travel and new experiences.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2014 09:01

Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title
Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title

For the second year in a row German sports car manufacturer Porsche has scooped the coveted South African Car of the Year title with the Cayman S.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Feb 2014 07:54

New vehicles sales slow off the mark
New vehicles sales slow off the mark

New vehicle sales got off in low gear at the start of 2014 with overall local sales in January of only 53,025 units, which is down more than 6% on the same month the previous year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Feb 2014 11:39

Corolla scores one million for Toyota
Corolla scores one million for Toyota

Toyota South Africa Motors last week celebrated as the one millionth locally produced Corolla rolled of the production line at the company's Prospecton Plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Nov 2013 08:26

Guidelines to avoid road accidents
Guidelines to avoid road accidents

The Festive season is almost upon us and while it a time to be happy and relax with friends and family, it is sadly also the one time of the year when many South African motorists are injured or killed in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Nov 2013 13:21

Battle for SA Car of the Year title
Battle for SA Car of the Year title

The nine finalists for the coveted title of 2014 South African Car of the Year finalists include no real surprises with German brands once again dominating with four nominations.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Oct 2013 08:11

Motor show crammed with latest exotics
Motor show crammed with latest exotics

The Johannesburg International Motor Show kicks off this week and thousands of visitors are expected to stream through the exhibition halls of the Johannesburg Expo Centre between 18 and 27 October to view some of the latest and most exciting vehicles yet seen in this country.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Oct 2013 12:13

Rachel Smith
How internet marketing can be used to sell your automobile

It is important to use the best marketing plans and strategies to be able to sell your vehicle for top profit.

By Rachel Smith 4 Oct 2013 11:29

Strikes cripple vehicle exports
Strikes cripple vehicle exports

Ongoing strike action at seven major South African vehicle manufacturing plants as well as industrial action in the automotive component industry resulted in a decline of 75.1% in vehicle exports during September.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2013 06:08

Super small town info guide
Super small town info guide

Grab a copy of Things to do in a Dorp - a highly informative and entertaining guide to 150 favourite local small towns.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Sep 2013 06:28

Nissan GT-R is ladies' Dream Drive
Nissan GT-R is ladies' Dream Drive

The scorchingly fast Nissan GT-R super sportscar has won the 'Dream Drives' category in the 2013 Women's Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 28 Aug 2013 07:18

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