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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

[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

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

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

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

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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

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