Naresh Maharaj

Freelance radio and print journalist
Location:Durban, South Africa


Naresh Maharaj is a petrol head who loves cars and writing about them. He is also a Member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists. Naresh is also an international sports correspondent and an acclaimed corporate MC and voice-over artist. Naresh is a sports/news producer for community radio stations and also an award-winning sports journalist. Contact Naresh on .
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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

All-new VW Golf R 2.0 TSI DSG delivers more power

Naresh Maharaj recently tested the all-new VW Golf R 2.0 TSI DSG and this is what he had to say...

By Naresh Maharaj 13 May 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

By Naresh Maharaj 15 Apr 2019

The new Porsche Macan: Agile and efficient

Naresh Maharaj recently attended the South African launch of the new Porsche Macan and took it on a road test...

By Naresh Maharaj 4 Apr 2019

The all-new Renault Duster 4X4: Tough, versatile and unpretentious

The all-new Renault Duster 4x4 is here in South Africa and it's tough, versatile and unpretentious...

By Naresh Maharaj 2 Apr 2019

Testing the Mahindra XUV 500 W10

There is nothing dark about the Mahindra XUV 500 W10, a 7-seater SUV that was launched in October 2018...

By Naresh Maharaj 20 Mar 2019

Round 1 of the 2019 GTC and Falken Polo Cup

It was a day of racing thrills and spills as the first leg of the 2019 Extreme Festival got underway...

By Naresh Maharaj 5 Mar 2019

Alfa Romeo Giulia is smooth, sharp and responsive

Naresh Maharaj takes the Alfa Romeo Giulia (Base Model) for a test drive and these were his impressions...

By Naresh Maharaj 1 Mar 2019

The all-new Renault Koleos lands in SA

Renault's flagship SUV, the Koleos, has landed in South Africa...

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Feb 2019

The Updated Sorento: Kia's Flagship SUV

The current generation Kia Sorento made its South African debut in June 2015. But what sets this flagship model from its competitors?

By Naresh Maharaj 8 Feb 2019

The revamped Mercedes V-Class has just got more attractive

The all-new re-styled and revamped Mercedes-Benz V-Class is expected to continue with the successful trend of its predecessor...

By Naresh Maharaj 4 Feb 2019

The all-new Santa Fe lands just in time for that festive drive

Hyundai's Santa Fe, the flagship model of the brand, has landed in South Africa just in time for the festive season...

By Naresh Maharaj 7 Dec 2018

Power and precision come together in the all-new Mercedes-Benz X Class V6 Turbo

First launched in April 2015, there have since been several improvements to the Mercedes-Benz X Class...

By Naresh Maharaj 4 Dec 2018

The Tesla Model S is a smooth operator

It's not every day that a motoring journalist gets to test cars overseas. With this in mind, you can imagine my excitement when...

By Naresh Maharaj 6 Nov 2018

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