[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Suzuki has extended its popular Swift range with two new youthful, fresh-faced and affordable models that are as much fun to drive as toasting a Chapman's Peak summer sunset with a bottle of chilled sparkling wine.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Audi muscles in on the scene with its cute new A3 sedan.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] When it comes to tough off-roaders very few vehicles can match the muscle and Africa-conquering abilities of the much-respected Toyota 70 Series - and like Africa, the Land Cruiser is not for sissies, particularly the 4.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel version.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The popularity of the Chevrolet's Cruze is going to increase by quite a few notches now that GMSA has replaced its sleepy normally aspirated 1.8 engine with a turbo-fed 1.4 engine that not only provides more low-down kick but is also more frugal when it comes to fuel usage and emissions.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] When it comes to space, comfort, practicality, and value for money Chevrolet's popular Captiva takes a lot of beating and it's hardly surprising that it has captivated the hearts of many South African families and will continue to do so now that it has had a mid-life make-over.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The Festive Season death toll could be as high as 1,736 with the daily death toll for the period 1 to 30 December 2013 already the highest in history according to driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones, who has monitored Christmas and Easter death tolls since 2007.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The Panda bear regularly gets the vote for being one of the cutest animals in Mother Nature's Kingdom so what a fitting name badge to stick on the bum of one of the cutest small family cars on the road - the third generation Fiat Panda.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The new Lexus IS 350 is a real good-looking, comfortable family cruiser with enough muscle under the bonnet to put a smile on the face of any enthusiastic driver and enough smart and safety features to make it an attractive alternative to the Big Three Germans.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The heated battle for the hearts and wallets of the South African car-buying public is an on-going feud between Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The iconic Fiat 500 which has been one of the world's most favourite playthings in the automotive galz-and-boyz-toyz segment of the market.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] In another blast from the past Nissan has now also unwrapped a reborn Sentra which joins the recently re-launched Almera and together they will lead the Japanese carmaker's two-pronged attack on the local passenger car market.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] You don't try to re-invent the wheel and you certainly don't mess around with a many-million dollar winning recipe such as the BMW 5 Series.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The new 3 Series Grand Turismo is the newest addition to BMW's popular 3-Series range and besides the fact that is more spacious than the rest of the clan it also comes in a rather peculiarly striking wrapping not unlike that of the rather weird-looking X6.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Tata is strengthening its grip on the local market with seriously spruced up versions of its Xenon bakkies which the Indian manufacturer will be beaming at a wider audience, including the growing leisure-wheels segment.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] General Motors SA have pulled a few pleasant surprises out of the hat for its passenger cars, including some impressive specification upgrades, fresh cosmetics, changes in model line-ups, the addition of a new engine, a hot limited edition scorcher - and an all-new Astra four-door sedan.
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