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#OrchidsandOnions: Reborn 'glug-glug' ads deserve accolades

Defy and Finish, pick up your respective Onions. And remember: I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate...

By Brendan Seery 7 May 2019

#BeRoadSafe challenge puts road safety back on the map
#BeRoadSafe challenge puts road safety back on the map

Leaders from all over the world will mobilise and come up with solutions that will save lives at the Fifth United Nations Road Safety Week, taking place this week...

7 May 2019

Get ready to be wowed by the all-new Toyota Corolla
Get ready to be wowed by the all-new Toyota Corolla

I enjoyed the Toyota Corolla Hatch 1.2T XS (Manual Transmission) for a week and wished I had it for a longer period of time...

By Naresh Maharaj 6 May 2019

Hino reveals it's vision for 2025 and beyond
Hino reveals it's vision for 2025 and beyond

Hino has announced a comprehensive plan to meet the objectives of its vision for 2025 and beyond...

6 May 2019

Toyota Prius gets upgraded
Toyota Prius gets upgraded

Toyota has refreshed its pioneering Prius with a new sense of style and a simplified design language...

6 May 2019

VehicleFacts - Giving dealerships protection against fraudulent transactions!
VehicleFacts - Giving dealerships protection against fraudulent transactions!

It's a reality - Motor dealerships are more frequently becoming victims of fraudulent transactions - a situation that can be avoided by validating the original identity of the vehicle being traded...

Issued by VehicleFacts 3 May 2019

Monster Jam delivers with flips, jumps, doughnuts, dust and methanol
Monster Jam delivers with flips, jumps, doughnuts, dust and methanol

For those of you who don't know, Monster Jam is a bunch of very loud elaborately-themed trucks and cars with oversized wheels tearing around a dirt obstacle course - doing tricks for the crowd's applause...

By Steve Erwin 2 May 2019

MLT Corporation carpooling
MLT Corporation carpooling

Remember carpooling and how it saves the environment from those pesky fumes? MLT Corp is excited to announce their new Shared Hire service!...

Issued by MLT Car Hire and Tours 30 Apr 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions - At last... a brave ad

The Hyundai guys get an Orchid for a feel-good ad - just a love story about two people, and about a car...

By Brendan Seery 30 Apr 2019

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Claims for vehicle repairs - tips to ease the process

The claim process for a vehicle repair can feel tedious and stressful at times, but this does not need to be the case, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)...

30 Apr 2019

A few tyre-check tips to note after your Easter travels
A few tyre-check tips to note after your Easter travels

We've just come back from road trips over the Easter long weekend and it is essential to do a few checks to ensure that the long drive did not compromise the fitness of your vehicle...

By Hein Venter, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 30 Apr 2019

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How the fuel hike might impact buying a new car

The impact of the expected fuel price increase in May will be wide reaching, according to George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader...

By Naresh Maharaj 30 Apr 2019

IT hub added to Mercedes Benz SA East London plant
IT hub added to Mercedes Benz SA East London plant

An IT hub, focusing on data analytics, software development and business analysts has been established at the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) East London plant...

29 Apr 2019

Test your 4x4 driving skills in the Spirit of Africa
Test your 4x4 driving skills in the Spirit of Africa

Amateur 4x4 drivers in Southern Africa have an opportunity to prove their precision driving skills in the local leg of the Spirit of Africa competition.

29 Apr 2019

Thrilling driving dynamics: The all new BMW 840 Coupe
Thrilling driving dynamics: The all new BMW 840 Coupe

I have driven many sports cars over the years but the new BMW 8 Series Coupe ranks amongst the best. This machine adds a brand new chapter to the Bavarian car maker's long history of sensational sports cars...

By Naresh Maharaj 26 Apr 2019

Chelsea van Wyk
South Africa's first female Audi master technician

Audi vehicle technician Chelsea van Wyk, 25, has racked up an impressive achievement at an early stage of her career, qualifying as the first woman Audi master and diagnostic technician in South Africa...

25 Apr 2019

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Why you need to keep your eye on the Peugeot 208 GT-Line

Roughly a year ago, Peugeot unveiled its new 208 GT-Line which marked the arrival of a revitalised new flagship for the range, and an impressive one at that. Then, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the French manufacturer revealed the all-new 208 hot hatch which will make its appearance in South Africa in 2020.

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Apr 2019

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Dealers desert dorpies, leaving vehicle owners in the lurch

Due to the poor economic environment, dealerships have moved out of small towns, leaving many motorists inconvenienced and having to incur extra costs to have their vehicles serviced...

24 Apr 2019

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Drunk driving could be a thing of the past

Imagine this scenario: you leave a function after a couple of drinks, thinking that you're perfectly capable of driving. You fire up the engine of your vehicle and head for home. Your car knows that you should not be driving...

By Naresh Maharaj 24 Apr 2019

AutoTrader invests in Google Analytics 360
AutoTrader invests in Google Analytics 360

AutoTrader, South Africa's trusted online motoring marketplace, is at the forefront of a new digital wave...

Issued by AutoTrader 23 Apr 2019

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Kids of all ages need to be kept safe in our cars, says MIWA

Buckling babies and toddlers into car seats gets a lot of attention, but keeping older children safe in our cars is just as important...

23 Apr 2019

Land Rover SA goes (Springbok) green
Land Rover SA goes (Springbok) green

Land Rover South Africa has gone green with a one-of-a-kind Range Rover Sport SVR in support of the Springboks' bid for the Rugby World Cup 2019™...

23 Apr 2019

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Renewable energy vehicles can revolutionise South Africa's public transport system

Vincent Raseroka, chairman of Bridge Taxi Finance, shares a range of ideas on the necessity of urgently looking into transforming the public transport system into one driven by electric vehicles...

By Vincent Raseroka 18 Apr 2019

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African auto industry needs OEM investment to realise potential

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has identified an increase in local vehicle manufacturing as key to the realising the vision of the finalised South African Automotive Masterplan 2035 (SAAM) and the targets it sets out...

By Mike Whitfield 18 Apr 2019

Intoxicating Dynamism: The all-new BMW Z4 Roadster
Intoxicating Dynamism: The all-new BMW Z4 Roadster

Imagine entering a venue that is lined outside with six strikingly beautiful BMW Z4's...

By Naresh Maharaj 17 Apr 2019

Using telematics to save fuel
Using telematics to save fuel

As the fuel price continues to increase at an alarming rate, companies need to do whatever they can to reduce their fuel usage...

15 Apr 2019

The New Suzuki Jimny 1.5L GLX
The New Suzuki Jimny 1.5L GLX

The New Suzuki Jimny 1.5L GLX is cute, just too cute...

By Naresh Maharaj 15 Apr 2019

The all-new Mitsubishi Triton is "Engineered Beyond Tough"
The all-new Mitsubishi Triton is "Engineered Beyond Tough"

What is it?... Is it a pick-up? a bakkie? a lorry? or a van?

By Naresh Maharaj 15 Apr 2019

Ensure a fair price when trading in your car
Ensure a fair price when trading in your car

Trading-in an old car and upgrading to something new is really exciting - but can be rather daunting at the same time...

11 Apr 2019

Soshanguve learners to get automotive skills
Soshanguve learners to get automotive skills

The upgraded Soshanguve School of Specialisation, which specialises in automotive engineering, is set to boost the technical skills and creativity among school learners...

10 Apr 2019

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