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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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Infiniti QX80 is a powerful charmer

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Apr 2015 08:29

New SV adds versatility to Golf range

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.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 15 Apr 2015 05:36

Ford sharpens its Focus

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 9 Apr 2015 06:41

Surprising jump in new vehicle exports

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2015 06:36

You can dish it out to VW's Touareg

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Apr 2015 08:52

Infiniti has Germans in its sights

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 19 Mar 2015 11:16

Road Tripping Namibia

Road Tripping Namibia, by Fiona McIntosh, Shaen Adey, Willie Olivier, Ron Swilling, Katy Sharpe and Nick Buys, will open your eyes to Namibia...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2015 13:36

The C1 has got the looks

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Mar 2015 09:59

City slicker and bundu-basher

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 Mar 2015 06:22

Exports boost new vehicle sales

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Mar 2015 10:14

Opel Corsa ups the ante

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 Feb 2015 07:37

Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names, by Ann Gadd, and reviewed by Motoring Editor Henrie Geyser, takes you from Baardskeerdersbos to Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein - and all points between...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Feb 2015 07:50

Dressed up and ready to impress

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 17 Feb 2015 05:50

VW pushes Up! the stakes

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 Feb 2015 06:42

Local vehicle sales down but exports boom

Local new vehicle sales got off a slow start with January figures lagging 1.2% behind the 52,948 vehicles sold in January 2014...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Feb 2015 11:39

CLS is the Helen Flanagan of motoring

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...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 Jan 2015 05:12

Handsome and comfortable Accord

The Honda Accord 3.5 V6 rings some nostalgic bells that hark back to the days when family sedans were big, spacious and comfortable...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Jan 2015 10:16

Opel Adam is a little beaut

Under its stubby hood lives a minuscule engine not much bigger than a coffee-grinder but when it comes to driver-pleasing technology, customisation options and stand-out trendy looks the new baby Opel Adam is streets ahead of just about everything else on the road.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 6 Jan 2015 08:57

AMG gives small Mercs rocket power

If you think that Mercedes-Benz will never stoop to down-sizing its potent AMG cars you are in for a huge surprise...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Dec 2014 09:02

Price-beating diesel boosts iX35 clan

Hyundai has extended its popular iX35 SUV range with the addition of a more affordable 1.7 diesel model...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Dec 2014 07:27

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