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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

Location:South Africa

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Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years. He joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.
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The Car of the Year race is on!
The Car of the Year race is on!

The race is on as the 11 finalists head down the main straight towards the chequered flag to decide the winner of the coveted title of 2015 South African Car of the Year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Oct 2014 13:48

Q50 range boosted by petrol power
Q50 range boosted by petrol power

Japanese luxury brand Infiniti has adopted a "Premium Challenger" mission to equal or better the same high standards set by the market-dominating fancy cars badged with a blue propeller, four rings or three-pointed star.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Oct 2014 08:13

Tough tyke Cross joins Caddy clan
Tough tyke Cross joins Caddy clan

Volkswagen has expanded its popular people mover range with the introduction of its 7-speed DSG transmission in its 103kW Kombi, and it has also increased its lifestyle footprint with the addition of a new Cross Caddy model.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Oct 2014 11:23

Etios Cross - lamb dressed as wolf
Etios Cross - lamb dressed as wolf

Like a number of other brands, Toyota also has a cute pretend-toughie. It's called the Etios Cross and like Renault Stepway and VW Polo Maxx, it is also very much a lamb in wolf's clothing.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Oct 2014 07:20

Honda launches seven-seater Mobilio
Honda launches seven-seater Mobilio

Honda has just launched its latest seven-seater Mobilio in South Africa in two specification levels and powered by the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that is already doing duty in the Honda Ballade.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 Oct 2014 06:46

Volvo R-Design T5 is a beaut!
Volvo R-Design T5 is a beaut!

New engines and transmissions and a whole spectrum of added fancy features, including an eye-catching new R-Design interior and body trim, are signature features of the latest Volvo XC60 range.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 7 Oct 2014 07:40

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

Mazda launches all-out attack
Mazda launches all-out attack

Mazda has launched a renewed all-out attack on the South African market with a heavily armed fighting force made up of 20 new SUV, hatchback, and a brace of small and medium sedans all brimming with new technology.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 30 Sep 2014 07:36

Volvo's cute all-roader is a real charmer
Volvo's cute all-roader is a real charmer

The South African market is swamped with crossover-urban-sports-utility- school taxi-mum- shopping wagons, each with its own foibles and charms, but one of the most charismatic of the new breed is Volvo's six-model V40 Cross Country range.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Sep 2014 07:13

MG makes a cheeky comeback
MG makes a cheeky comeback

MG, the brand steeped in British sports car history, is making a cheeky comeback to this country with an attractive, well-equipped and competitively-priced MG3 baby hatchback.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 16 Sep 2014 07:07

Healthy gain in vehicle exports
Healthy gain in vehicle exports

While August and year-to-date local sales of new vehicles continued their negative trend, exports picked up speed to record a gain 18.5% compared to the same month last year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 9 Sep 2014 08:54

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

XF is a purring kitty with claws
XF is a purring kitty with claws

It's as graceful and as fast as any member of the cat family, gentle and adorable when in purring mood and quick to show its claws when provoked -- all of which makes the new XF Jaguar the classy cat it is.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 Sep 2014 07:46

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

Smart and sexy Evoque
Smart and sexy Evoque

The iconic Land Rover brand has come a long way from the days when its boxy, bone-shaking "Landies" were the undisputed bushwhacking conquerors of Africa and the preferred mode of transport for numerous armies across the globe, to its current elevated status of snobmobile of choice for rappers, WAGS, gangsters, A-listers and upper crust residents of sea-view suburbs.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Aug 2014 05:17

Baby-engined Megane is a stunner
Baby-engined Megane is a stunner

Megane has been flying the Renault colours for a number of years so it comes as no surprise that the French car maker served up some of the same potent abracadabra it has brought to Formula 1 racing when it recently unveiled its latest flagship three-model range destined for local shores.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Aug 2014 06:58

Mitsubishi's Mirage... Perky, fuel-sipping budget-beater
Mitsubishi's Mirage... Perky, fuel-sipping budget-beater

Although traditionally known in this country for its 'breker' bakkies, Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi has joined the growing band of manufacturers by dipping into the easier selling budget-passenger-car segment where funky fuel-sipping city cars are becoming as popular as red berets at an EFF gathering.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 13 Aug 2014 10:01

Sexy coupé hoists the BMW flag
Sexy coupé hoists the BMW flag

In their ongoing showroom war for the hearts, minds and wallets of the South African motoring public the three luxury German carmakers between have nearly 400 different models on the battle ground trying to out-pace and out-grace their opponents.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 Aug 2014 09:54

Extra polish adds shine to Elantra
Extra polish adds shine to Elantra

Hyundai has given its popular Elantra a cosmetic make-over to make it look prettier inside and out, tweaked a few things under the skin, improved its ride quality and added a few fancy goodies to sharpen its competitive edge.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Jul 2014 08:32

At last, a truly sporty Accord
At last, a truly sporty Accord

The Honda Accord may be the seventh biggest-selling car model in history but it has taken the Japanese carmaker 38 years and nine-generations to come up with a range flagship that truly deserves to wear the crown.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 16 Jul 2014 06:58

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