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Audi ad transcends brands
Audi ad transcends brands

I am not going to call this column "advertising in the time of coronavirus" because I will personally try to drown in hand sanitiser the next person who uses the by now cliched phrase stolen from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera...

By Brendan Seery 25 Mar 2020

The Lexus RX 350 F Sport is large and in charge
The Lexus RX 350 F Sport is large and in charge

I have driven a myriad of SUVs; small, medium and large, but the Lexus RX 350 had to stand out as one of the best...

By Naresh Maharaj 23 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure
#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure

SelfSure, a new fintech in South Africa, has come up with a smart way to solve the problem faced by many car owners when they put in a claim after an accident...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Mar 2020

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatch, A-Class Sedan built to please
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatch, A-Class Sedan built to please

I recently had the pleasure of driving both the A-Class Hatch and the A-Class Sedan...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 Mar 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Samantha Fuller, head of communications for Uber in sub-Saharan Africa
#BehindtheSelfie with... Samantha Fuller, head of communications for Uber in sub-Saharan Africa

This week, we go behind the selfie with Samantha Fuller, head of communications for Uber in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Mar 2020

The all-new Kia Seltos...now in SA
The all-new Kia Seltos...now in SA

There is one word that is synonymous with the all-new Kia Seltos...exceptional!

By Naresh Maharaj 10 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD
#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD

There's a new app called RYDD that has been designed to provide a responsible, sober driver to chauffeur both its users and their cars home safely...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Introducing the all-new Renault Triber
Introducing the all-new Renault Triber

The all-new Renault Triber is truly a unique offering to the South African market...

By Naresh Maharaj 27 Feb 2020

#DareToFeel with Hyundai's i30N
#DareToFeel with Hyundai's i30N

It's early morning. The sun is blazing, but this doesn't put a damper on the excitement of seeing the all-new Hyundai i30N, which was recently launched in the picturesque town of Franschhoek near Cape Town...

By Evan-Lee Courie, Issued by Hyundai 26 Feb 2020

Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub
Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub

Tinashe Ruzane has always been fascinated by products that scale massively to support underserved customers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2020

Hyundai's i30N is more than a feeling
Hyundai's i30N is more than a feeling

Hyundai's tagline for the newly launched i30N is 'feel the feeling'...

By Naresh Maharaj 18 Feb 2020

Meet Angie Frederic, your "tyre lady" from KZN
Meet Angie Frederic, your "tyre lady" from KZN

Owner of Supa Quick Hillcrest, Angie Frederic's foray into entrepreneurship has been a long road that began in childhood...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2020

Mahindra S11 Pik Up Auto: A mix of value, tech and design
Mahindra S11 Pik Up Auto: A mix of value, tech and design

Mahindra SA is celebrating its 15th year of operations in South Africa and with that milestone comes the launch of the all-new Mahindra Pik Up Automatic...

By Naresh Maharaj 10 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's automotive industry lags global trends
#BizTrends2020: SA's automotive industry lags global trends

Back in 1951, the publishers of Popular Mechanics predicted that every family would have at least one helicopter in their garage by 2020...

By Kriben Reddy 5 Feb 2020

#SOMI2020: The state of SA's motoring industry
#SOMI2020: The state of SA's motoring industry

Representatives of the motoring industry gathered at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre to attend the third annual SOMI address, hosted by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM)...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Feb 2020

Deseré Orrill
Will 2020 kickstart the decade of the driven human?

Ole!Connect's, Desere' Orrill, takes a look underneath the hood of autonomous transportation, what it means to our future mobility, and whether we are ready to relinquish the wheel, or not...

By Deseré Orrill, Issued by Ole!Connect 31 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions: Now it's Hyundai's turn

Atos ad positions car specifically for Gen Z and millennials...

By Brendan Seery 28 Jan 2020

The Citroën C5 Aircross is smooth and silent
The Citroën C5 Aircross is smooth and silent

Thoroughly impressive. Smooth and silent with an equally satisfying ride. These are my early impressions...

By Naresh Maharaj 28 Jan 2020

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions: Corny but convincing

King Price's 'cultural appropriation' ad has the desired impact, and because of effective marketing, Alonso crash was a positive for Toyota...

By Brendan Seery 21 Jan 2020

Diesel and Dust. The Gravelog Experience
Diesel and Dust. The Gravelog Experience

As a motoring journalist, I drive a myriad of cars, sedans, SUV's of every size, pick-up and bakkies on many road surfaces. But when the opportunity came about to take part in a "Gravel-Log"...

By Naresh Maharaj 20 Jan 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

The all-new Hyundai Venue is where you'll want to be
The all-new Hyundai Venue is where you'll want to be

After many years of success in South Africa, Hyundai has launched the all-new Venue...

By Naresh Maharaj 9 Jan 2020

What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!
What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!

Getting involved in a motor vehicle accident is a daunting and unpleasant experience. But what should you do if you have been involved?

By Naresh Maharaj 7 Jan 2020

The Audi A1 Sportback is an urban lifestyle companion
The Audi A1 Sportback is an urban lifestyle companion

Looking for an eye-catching urban lifestyle companion? Then look no further than the all-new Audi A1 Sportback...

By Naresh Maharaj 10 Dec 2019

Rather take it easy in the Datsun Go CVT - it's smoother
Rather take it easy in the Datsun Go CVT - it's smoother

The first impression from the outside paints a beautiful picture of a small car that has a big heart...

By Naresh Maharaj 2 Dec 2019

Boris Dzhingarov
Transforming the vehicle manufacturing industry with automotive robots

By using vehicle manufacturing robots, automotive companies can reduce costs, enhance quality, and protect workers from dirty and hazardous tasks...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Nov 2019

Kyalami 9 Hour was a top-class spectacle!
Kyalami 9 Hour was a top-class spectacle!

It took a while in the making, but it certainly did not disappoint the thousands who turned up on Friday and Saturday for the Kyalami 9 Hour...

By Naresh Maharaj 25 Nov 2019

The Renault Kwid gets refreshed
The Renault Kwid gets refreshed

With just a few tweaks here and there, you can now do so much more in the new Renault Kwid...

By Naresh Maharaj 21 Nov 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Mahlangu does the impossible

Poignant: Kudos for athlete, Toyota's tough message but whole bunch of estate agents a law unto themselves with their illegal boards...

By Brendan Seery 19 Nov 2019

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