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Henrie Geyser 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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VW Golf turns up the heat

Volkswagen has added a double salvo of fire power to its popular Golf range with the addition of a sporty GTD diesel version of its iconic GTI and a new Golf R, the hottest Golf yet unleashed on the local market...

By Henrie Geyser 2 days ago

Pretty Picanto brings character to city car segment

The latest Kia Picanto has moved up several notches from the previous model in terms of looks, cabin refinement, practicality, safety and ride quality...

By Henrie Geyser 17 Jul 2017

Grand i10 is a pack leader

Hyundai's Grand i10 might well be a little tyke in the heavily populated hatchback gene pool but it more than makes up for its size with lots of appealing features and cheeky looks...

By Henrie Geyser 10 Jul 2017

Everest is hard to beat

The Toyota Hilux bakkie was well-entrenched as South Africa's most popular bakkie until along came the Ford Ranger to erode its popularity. Now Ford is doing it again with its locally-built Ford Everest seven-seater...

By Henrie Geyser 30 Jun 2017

Golf GTI lifts the bar

Volkswagen has rejuvenated its popular Golf range with some sporty makeup and fancy technology and a tot of extra vooma under the bonnet of the flagship GTI.

By Henrie Geyser 24 May 2017

Spruced up Mazda ups the pace

The top-selling Mazda CX-5 range has been richly spruced up with sportier looks, upgraded safety features, a much smoother ride, richly refurbished living quarters...

By Henrie Geyser 18 May 2017

V6 Amarok is top of its class

Volkswagen has finally zipped the mouths of Amarok “critics” and their grumbles about the original 2.0-litre engine being “too small” and “not powerful enough”...

By Henrie Geyser 4 May 2017

Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive

Renault South Africa has enhanced its award-winning Clio five-door hatchback range with a stepped-up GT-Line model and it is a real show-stealer, both in looks and performance...

By Henrie Geyser 24 Apr 2017

D20 hatchback leads Chinese onslaught

Chinese automaker, BAIC, has begun its onslaught on the local car market with the introduction of a new D20 hatchback and sedan...

By Henrie Geyser 18 Apr 2017

Mazda CX-3 is a cross-over with style

The recently spruced-up Mazda CX-3 is a multi-role pleaser and the latest shining star in the fold of the once strong brand which is rapidly regaining individual market traction...

By Henrie Geyser 5 Apr 2017

Volvo wafts into the future

I have been on a magical carpet ride into the future of motoring, courtesy of the Volvo XC90 armed with two power sources - a two-litre petrol engine and an electric rear axle drive...

By Henrie Geyser 28 Mar 2017

Mazda BT-50 is designed for fun

Smartened up for the city, cool enough to be enjoyed and admired by the leisure crowd, and tough enough for the rough and tumble of a challenging off-road meander – that's the face-lifted Mazda BT-50...

By Henrie Geyser 24 Mar 2017

Sporty Lexus oozes eye candy

Lexus has undergone a welcome metamorphosis in recent times, binning its ho-hum looks for a much more youthful and sportier image...

By Henrie Geyser 15 Mar 2017

Fullback faces tough challenges

There is something incongruous about a Fiat bakkie but then the same applies to Mercedes-Benz bakkie, Renault bakkie and even more so, Maserati bakkie...

By Henrie Geyser 6 Mar 2017

Creta will rattle opposition cages

Hyundai has extended its local fleet lineup with the addition of a three-model Creta compact crossover that is not only going to cause opposition jitters but might even pinch a portion of the substantial sales...

By Henrie Geyser 28 Feb 2017

Chevrolet blazes a new trail

Chevrolet's big-easy Trailblazer has been given a nifty makeover with a liberal addition of fancy technology and safety features...

By Henrie Geyser 15 Feb 2017

Silky drive and striking presence

The Volvo S90 executive sedan has just strutted into South Africa as the sexiest and smartest car in the Swedish carmaker's history...

By Henrie Geyser 6 Feb 2017

Refined Triton armed for battle

The long-awaited Mitsubishi Triton has finally arrived in South Africa and it was well worth the wait because in its new guise it is much more attractive...

By Henrie Geyser 31 Jan 2017

Sportage moves to upper class

Hyundai and Kia have risen through the ranks quite dramatically from the el cheapo bottom feeder level to where they are now becoming a very serious threat...

By Henrie Geyser 19 Jan 2017

Tucson is top of its class

Tucson built its popularity on practicality, reliability, competitive pricing, chunky good looks and the backing of a class-leading service plan - all of which have been retained in the all-new model...

By Henrie Geyser 3 Jan 2017

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