Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

Location:South Africa

Profile 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, 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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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

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

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

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

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

Polo plays, performs with poise

The Volkswagen Polo is already one of the most popular compact cars in the world having sold nearly 1 million units.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Jun 2014 05:42

Citroen's people-pleasing Picasso

Citroen has always been enthusiastic about hoisting the avant garde flag when unwrapping a new model and its latest C4 Picasso people-mover certainly again lifts the bar a good few notches higher than just about everything else in its class and price range.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Jun 2014 06:04

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

Beauty and the beast in one

Don't be fooled by the stylish Hugo Boss looks of the new Subaru WRX. See those black rimmed alloys, quad exhaust outlets and gaping air scoop on the bonnet? They are tattoos of the hooligan that hides just below the car's classy, grown-up veneer.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 Jun 2014 10:12

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

Mini Cooper claws grow sharper

The newly launched third generation Mini Cooper has been kitted out with even more fancy a la BMW specifications and has also grown more techno-mature - but deep down it still has the character and soul of a mischievous, playful lion cub.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 May 2014 08:00

S-Class for sheer luxury, elegance and comfort

Anybody with a passion for anything on four wheels powered by a combustion engine will by now have heard and read about the new Mercedes-Benz S Class, described by Mercedes-Benz and numerous motoring scribes all over the world over as 'the best car in the world'.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 May 2014 07:27

Sonic with a naughty sizzle

Anybody shopping around on the local market for a new hot and cocky-looking small hatch that won't break the bank really only has two choices - a Suzuki Swift Sport or a Chevrolet Sonic RS, both costing less than R230,000.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 May 2014 07:46

Surprise packet Outlander

Say Mitsubishi and straight away names such as Pajero and Triton pop up, but in the brand's 20-model local product range there is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered - the Outlander.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 30 Apr 2014 09:10

GLA is Merc's new urban warrior

Mercedes-Benz has taken its first steps into the popular compact SUV market with a new GLA which is not only the most appealing A Class to date but also the three-pointed star's challenger in the upper end of the market where is takes on the BMW X1 and the Audi Q.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Apr 2014 12:24

New Accent takes the gap

To plug an important price and size gap between its i20 and i30 models Hyundai has launched another attack on the highly competitive B-segment with the introduction of a neat and practical five-door Accent hatchback.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 11 Apr 2014 12:50

SX4 is bigger, prettier and less thirsty

Suzuki's charming but average looking previous SX4 has matured into a bigger and more ruggedly handsome player in the extremely competitive crossover segment.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 Apr 2014 13:13

Peugeot unveils appealing crossover

Attracted by the sweet sounds of rustling paper money and the jingle of cash registers Peugeot has taken its first brave steps into the lucrative and growing crossover market with a new 2008 based on the same platform as its cheeky 208 hatchback.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Apr 2014 08:17

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

Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Magical world of bucket list destinations

After more than 10 years of criss-crossing Southern Africa as the Bush Editor of SA4x4 magazine Patrick Cruywagen has produced a fascinating collection of 150 'must-do-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime' destinations and activities that throws down the gauntlet to everybody with a love for travel and new experiences.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2014 09:01

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