Luke Preston
Jetta, tried and trusted

Jetta, tried and trusted[Luke Preston] 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"?

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Luke Preston
Citroen C1... buy one

Citroen C1... buy one[Luke Preston] 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...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Exports drive new vehicle sales

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[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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. ..

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Infiniti QX80 is a powerful charmer

Infiniti QX80 is a powerful charmer[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The R1m-plus club of muscular, off-road capable, snazzy SUV's has just acquired a new member - the luxuriously furnished, plush and powerful eight-seat Infiniti QX80, which is the latest addition to the brand's growing local range...

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Evan-Lee Courie
Talking Africa Bike Week 2015 with Paul de Jongh

Talking Africa Bike Week 2015 with Paul de Jongh[Evan-Lee Courie] With just days before SA's largest motorcycle event, Africa Bike Week 2015, we chatted to Paul de Jongh, country manager for Harley-Davidson Africa...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
New SV adds versatility to Golf range

New SV adds versatility to Golf range[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] With 15 different models to choose from it is fair to presume there are already more than enough VW Golf variants on the local market to satisfy everybody's needs - but just to make doubly sure the German carmaker has added a new "stretched" version which offers more space and practicality than any other Golf.

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Ford sharpens its Focus

Ford sharpens its Focus[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] It's very difficult to improve on an already good car but the white coats at Ford sharpened their focus and added new engines and a host of new technologies to its new Focus, at the same time applying some skilful cosmetics to sharpen the looks and overall appeal of the popular range...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Surprising jump in new vehicle exports

Surprising jump in new vehicle exports[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
You can dish it out to VW's Touareg

You can dish it out to VW's Touareg[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Local motorists who are on the market for a spacious, classy, comfortable SUV with a pleasantly sporty character have a fine selection of smart variants to choose from, most of them requiring a fairly bulging wallet...

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Andrew Ross
Top Gear - Lessons from the Stig - Havas Worldwide

Top Gear - Lessons from the Stig - Havas Worldwide[Andrew Ross] So unless you have been living in the boot of a reasonably priced car, you will pretty much know that the writing is on the test track tyre-wall for the once mighty BBC motoring institution, Top Gear...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Infiniti has Germans in its sights

Infiniti has Germans in its sights[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Nissan is one of the "other" brands running flat-out to catch up to the world-dominating German smart sedan threesome - and with its new seven-model Q50 Infiniti range, it has certainly narrowed the gap...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
The C1 has got the looks

The C1 has got the looks[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The new C1 Citroen is the prettiest of the three virtually identical motoring triplets who share the same engine, mechanical set-up, body parts and chassis but have individual exterior looks and living quarters...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
City slicker and bundu-basher

City slicker and bundu-basher[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Nissan has employed a nifty designer to trim some excess fat as well the many sharp edges off its likeable X-Trail to give it a much softer, more elegant urban warrior look but without sacrificing any of its bush and dirt capabilities...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Exports boost new vehicle sales

Exports boost new vehicle sales[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Opel Corsa ups the ante

Opel Corsa ups the ante[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The fifth generation Opel Corsa has just arrived in SA hard on the heels of the trendy Opel Adam while the cute Mokka waits in the wings to complete the brand's concerted three-pronged attack on the local market...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Dressed up and ready to impress

Dressed up and ready to impress[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Hyundai's popular i20 hatchback is now dressed in stylish European fashion to give it an even stronger presence in the toughly fought B segment where it has already established a strong foothold...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
VW pushes Up! the stakes

VW pushes Up! the stakes[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The small car with BIG appeal - that's the cute newly launched Volkswagen Up! It has at last reached local shores, ready to rattle the cages of every other competitor in the hotly contested small city car segment of the market...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Local vehicle sales down but exports boom

Local vehicle sales down but exports boom[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Local new vehicle sales got off a slow start with January figures lagging 1.2% behind the 52,948 vehicles sold in January 2014...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
CLS is the Helen Flanagan of motoring

CLS is the Helen Flanagan of motoring[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] When Mercedes-Benz launched the CLS 10 years ago it was dubbed Claudia Schiffer because at the time it was one of the sexiest non-supercars car on the planet. Now in its 10th year the latest CLS is even more striking...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Handsome and comfortable Accord

Handsome and comfortable Accord[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The Honda Accord 3.5 V6 rings some nostalgic bells that hark back to the days when family sedans were big, spacious and comfortable...

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