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 moc.liamg@123jarahamn.
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New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and better

I sat in the drivers' seat for a long drive with this new vehicle, and I can confidently say that there is nothing small about the Mini Countryman...

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Nov 2020

Toyota Fortuner: Now more tantalising

Now in its second generation, the seven-seat Fortuner continues to offer more luxury, more style and more features that will sit well with aficionados of this SUV. It has the perfect blend of styling, versatility, off-road prowess and practicality...

By Naresh Maharaj 12 Nov 2020

Driven: The recently launched Audi A6 40 TDI S Line

The Audi A6 40 TDI S Line, now in its eighth generation, is classy with smoothly contoured lines. Here's all you need to know about the new version...

By Naresh Maharaj 10 Nov 2020

Ford releases a limited edition Ranger Thunder

This limited-edition Ford asserts a very pronounced, aggressive stance and entices the driver to take on the long and winding road. Here's all you need to know about the Ranger Thunder...

By Naresh Maharaj 28 Oct 2020

Introducing the Toyota Starlet, a new compact budget car

I spent a week testing the Toyota Starlet on both urban and freeway driving. Here's what I think about Toyota's new compact budget car...

By Naresh Maharaj 21 Oct 2020

Revamped, revitalised: The sixth generation VW Transporter

Over the years, the VW Kombi has evolved to what we have today: a modern, luxurious, and rejuvenated seven-seater...

By Naresh Maharaj 15 Oct 2020

Space - There's lots of it in the new Renault Duster Techroad

The newly launched Duster TechRoad has the same DNA of previous editions and is poised to take on the SUV market...

By Naresh Maharaj 8 Oct 2020

'Ford For South Africa' campaign focuses on its proud heritage, investment and commitment

Neale Hill, managing director of Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA), talks about its latest campaign and reflects on the car manufacturer's proud heritage in South Africa...

By Naresh Maharaj 30 Sep 2020

Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 now available in automatic

The Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5, a best selling compact SUV for four years, is now available in automatic...

By Naresh Maharaj 22 Sep 2020

Is now a good time to buy a "nearly new" car?

Are there any good bargains at the moment? Is now the right time? Should you wait a little longer to make that all important decision to purchase a car?

By Naresh Maharaj 16 Sep 2020

Back to the Future with the new Toyota C-HR?

This is no De Lorean, but I have to mention that the view from the back of the all-new Toyota C-HR is somewhat futuristic and mean looking...

By Naresh Maharaj 8 Sep 2020

The new Toyota Corolla Sedan - an everyday car

The Toyota brand in itself, let alone the various models produced over the years, has become an institution in this country...

By Naresh Maharaj 25 Aug 2020

Is the virtual car showroom a safer option?

The motoring industry like most of the other industries have taken a massive below the belt punch and the industry is still trying to catch its breath from that punch...

By Naresh Maharaj 25 Aug 2020

Driving the Lexus UX 250 Hybrid Luxury Compact Crossover

Silent is the night and silent is the day too. All thanks to the 2020 Lexus UX 250 hybrid Luxury Compact Crossover...

By Naresh Maharaj 13 Aug 2020

Hyundai launches Limited Edition of the Venue

The Hyundai brand is well entrenched in the South African market to the extent that it is a well-respected name in the industry...

By Naresh Maharaj 28 Jul 2020

In the driver's seat of the new Ford Mustang Convertible

'Tang' you very much! That's what I said when I was handed the keys to a gleaming new Ford Mustang 2.3l turbo-charged 10 speed auto...

By Naresh Maharaj 21 Jul 2020

The BMW X5M and X6M Competition unveiled

After more than 100 days since attending an actual motor launch, heading out to Zwartkops raceway to test drive the BMW X5M Competition and X6 M Competition models was almost surreal...

By Naresh Maharaj 14 Jul 2020

Introducing the all-new Renault Megane R.S. 300 Trophy

Megane aficionados will be happy to know that the Renault Megane R.S. 300 Trophy has been launched in South Africa...

By Naresh Maharaj 6 Jul 2020

Track and road tested: The BMW M340i xDrive Sedan

I received the keys to a beauty of a beast speed machine recently and straight away I could feel the excitement coursing through my veins...

By Naresh Maharaj 29 Jun 2020

Is the Ford Ranger Raptor the boss of 4x4's?

I recently spent some quality time with the Ford Ranger Raptor and here are my thoughts...

By Naresh Maharaj 23 Jun 2020

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