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#OrchidsandOnions: Awareness campaign tackles SA's problem of underage drinking

But an Onion goes to a Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson for an ill-conceived tweet...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

The VW Pan Americana: Travel in luxury and comfort
The VW Pan Americana: Travel in luxury and comfort

Volkswagen extended its Caravelle line-up with special edition Pan Americana that is equipped with all the bells and whistles and is a pleasure to drive...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 Sep 2019

Large and in charge, the all-new Audi Q8
Large and in charge, the all-new Audi Q8

The all-new Audi Q8 is large and in charge! This vehicle rides elegantly smoothly and makes you feel like a million dollars...

By Naresh Maharaj 10 Sep 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Pet advice in smart packaging

Ford's video/ad featuring a cute dachshund gets an Orchid, while North West University shows big-city campuses are not the be-all and end-all of the creative world...

By Brendan Seery 3 Sep 2019

The all-new Mahindra XUV300 is bold and beautiful
The all-new Mahindra XUV300 is bold and beautiful

Every now and again, there comes a car, SUV, luxury sedan and the like that really catches your eye and ticks all the boxes...

By Naresh Maharaj 3 Sep 2019

Refreshed Volvo XC90 brings a new dimension of safety
Refreshed Volvo XC90 brings a new dimension of safety

The Volvo CX90 is refreshed and is here in South Africa...

By Naresh Maharaj 27 Aug 2019

All-new Hyundai Tucson Sport is a Winner
All-new Hyundai Tucson Sport is a Winner

The all-new Hyundai Tucson Sport is a typical example of what a few tweaks here and there can do for the looks and power of a vehicle...

By Naresh Maharaj 21 Aug 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions - Toyota leads the marketing way

And England's Marmite campaign hits Australia's Vegemite for a six...

By Brendan Seery 20 Aug 2019

The all-new BMW X7 is bigger, better and bolder
The all-new BMW X7 is bigger, better and bolder

The all-new BMW X7 flexes its muscle in more ways than one...

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa

Melicia Labuschagne is an authentic and feisty female entrepreneur who successfully launched the Liqui Moly brand in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Aug 2019

Tested: The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53
Tested: The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53

Is the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 a perfect combination of performance and design? Naresh Maharaj takes it for a test drive and shares his insights...

By Naresh Maharaj 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Kalyn Miller is hot on the (w)heels
#WomensMonth: Kalyn Miller is hot on the (w)heels

At 25 years old, Kalyn Miller is not only participating in a male-dominated sport, but she's competing with them too and is hot on their heels...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Aug 2019

The iconic Ford Mustang legend lives on
The iconic Ford Mustang legend lives on

'Mustang Sally, think you better slow your Mustang down... All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride...

By Naresh Maharaj 8 Aug 2019

Dashcams - not just for social media LOLs
Dashcams - not just for social media LOLs

Social media networks are saturated with video footage shared from dashboard cameras...

By Laurence Smith 6 Aug 2019

The Suzuki Ertiga: an ideal 'people mover'
The Suzuki Ertiga: an ideal 'people mover'

The second-generation Suzuki Ertiga has to be one of the most practical 'people-movers' I have driven in recent times. This seven-seater impressed me to no end. Let me tell you why...

By Naresh Maharaj 6 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport
#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

A mad dash to the school to find a missing child when the driver wasn't answering his phone inspired entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi to create LocTransie...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Aug 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Spot the local charm

The new Kia ad is pure homegrown excellence. But Japan Tobacco International gets an Onion for slick, but misleading, advertising...

By Brendan Seery 30 Jul 2019

The new Audi RS5 is built for speed
The new Audi RS5 is built for speed

The all-new Audi RS5 is bigger, bolder and racier than its predecessors...

By Naresh Maharaj 30 Jul 2019

Arrive like a Boss in the all-new BMW X5
Arrive like a Boss in the all-new BMW X5

Naresh Maharaj test drives the all-new BMW X5 xDrive 30d and shares his experience...

By Naresh Maharaj 25 Jul 2019

The next-generation Mazda3 is here
The next-generation Mazda3 is here

Do you remember the 'Zoom Zoom' phrase and philosophy used by Mazda in the noughties?

By Naresh Maharaj 22 Jul 2019

Let's talk about a RAVolution!
Let's talk about a RAVolution!

No, not the one that disrupts a country. Instead, one that adds credence to a much-loved SUV in South Africa...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 Jul 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Evoque has pose value

An Orchid for Range Rover's head-turning ad hits target market, and teary eyes to the PR officer who doesn't know how to deal with journalists...

By Brendan Seery 9 Jul 2019

The all-new 2019 Ford Everest is bigger, bolder and brighter
The all-new 2019 Ford Everest is bigger, bolder and brighter

When the team at Ford SA invited me to test drive the all-new Ford Everest, I naturally jumped at it...

By Naresh Maharaj 9 Jul 2019

You want speed? The new Porsche 911 Carrera S gives you just that
You want speed? The new Porsche 911 Carrera S gives you just that

Do you want speed? Well, you got it in the form of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S...

By Naresh Maharaj 1 Jul 2019

The iconic BMW 3 Series lives on
The iconic BMW 3 Series lives on

One, Two, Three... The all-new BMW 3 Series iconic sedan lives on in more ways than 3...

By Naresh Maharaj 25 Jun 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions - Hyundai warms hearts

Orchids also to Thurah Ncube, who has prevented me totally losing faith in humankind, and Mugg & Bean for a gesture worth a dozen ad campaigns...

By Brendan Seery 18 Jun 2019

Ford Ranger Raptor - birth of a new breed
Ford Ranger Raptor - birth of a new breed

As a motoring journalist of many years, you know that when you receive an invitation to test drive a machine like the Ford Raptor, this is no ordinary run of the mill event...

By Naresh Maharaj 11 Jun 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Sanral ad pothole-free

Peugeot's clich├ęd and silly La Belle France-type ads are only Onion-worthy...

By Brendan Seery 4 Jun 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: BMW's Benz stunt stuns

But Carsmetic Surgeon's unfunny sexism needs to be knifed...

By Brendan Seery 31 May 2019

VW Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG: Updated and ready for action
VW Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG: Updated and ready for action

You want value for money? Then the updated Volkswagen Golf, with a revised engine line up, more technology, new infotainment, improved connectivity and revised styling, might just be for you...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 May 2019

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