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Driven: The nifty and capable Ford Figo Freestyle
Driven: The nifty and capable Ford Figo FreestyleArticle

In 2020 the first-ever Ford Figo Freestyle was introduced to the South African market. I tested the Titanium model over a period of seven days. Here's what I think about it...

2 days ago

Driven: Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 Automatic
Driven: Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 AutomaticArticle

Last year, Ford Motor Company Southern Africa added a six-speed automatic transmission edition to the popular EcoSport Ambiente petrol derivative...

Imran Salie 2 days ago

Driven: Volkswagen's special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko
Driven: Volkswagen's special edition Polo Vivo MswenkoArticle

Volkswagen has now updated its Polo Vivo range by adding a special edition called the Mswenko. This derivative is the first-ever Volkswagen with a SA name...

Imran Salie 3 days ago

Review: VW Transporter Kombi 6.1 remains a comfortable people-mover
Review: VW Transporter Kombi 6.1 remains a comfortable people-moverArticle

The eight-seater Kombi 6.1 has been revamped and the VW Transporter makes for a comfortable people-mover...

Naresh Maharaj 26 Apr 2021

Re-imagined: The all new Lexus IS 300h EX
Re-imagined: The all new Lexus IS 300h EXArticle

What do you look for in a car when making that all-important purchase? Let me tell you more about the Lexus IS 300 EX...

14 Apr 2021

Mercedes AMG: Stepping things up
Mercedes AMG: Stepping things upArticle

Mercedes- AMG are stepping up on the accelerator as far as their sedans and hatches go and they are in the process of giving their loyal clients plenty to choose from...

Naresh Maharaj 8 Apr 2021

The BMW M twins land in Mzansi. More M Power to the M people
The BMW M twins land in Mzansi. More M Power to the M peopleArticle

The BMW M3 Competition Sedan and BMW M4 Competition Coupe have been launched in South Africa. Here are the pricing and specs...

Naresh Maharaj 6 Apr 2021

Ten years of rocking with the amazing Amarok 190kW
Ten years of rocking with the amazing Amarok 190kWArticle

Since its introduction to the SA market, the Amarok has sold over 37,500 units. The range now consists of the 2.0BiTDI 132kW and the all-powerful 3.0 V6 TDI 190kW...

Naresh Maharaj 30 Mar 2021

Between cows and cornfields in the Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition
Between cows and cornfields in the Nissan Qashqai Midnight EditionArticle

The Free State is a curious place: wonderfully welcoming with wide-open spaces, blue skies, and classic South African cuisine...

Ilse van den Berg 24 Mar 2021

Zippy and zooty: The new Opel Corsa is here, finally
Zippy and zooty: The new Opel Corsa is here, finallyArticle

They say good things come to those who wait. Well, the wait is over as the new Opel Corsa lands in Mzansi...

Naresh Maharaj 16 Mar 2021

Standby for some 'special effects' as Ford introduces the new FX4
Standby for some 'special effects' as Ford introduces the new FX4Article

The launch of the new Ford Ranger FX4 signals the introduction of FordPass Connect and the FordPass app in South Africa...

Naresh Maharaj 8 Mar 2021

Sportier and more connected than before: The all-new Audi A4
Sportier and more connected than before: The all-new Audi A4Article

Naresh Maharaj, a member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists, reviews and breaks down the all-new and refreshed Audi A4...

Naresh Maharaj 24 Feb 2021

Tested: The new Toyota Agya is fun with some attitude
Tested: The new Toyota Agya is fun with some attitudeArticle

The end result of a collaboration between Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and Daihatsu Motor Company is the highly competitive and modestly priced compact car...

Naresh Maharaj 4 Feb 2021

Welcome to the Honda WR-V, a brand new compact SUV
Welcome to the Honda WR-V, a brand new compact SUVArticle

Honda has a highly regarded pedigree in the SUV market and the introduction of the all-new WR-V adds to that. Here's all you need to know...

Naresh Maharaj 27 Jan 2021

Driven: The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed 4x4
Driven: The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed 4x4Article

If you are a person that prefers their vehicles bigger than normal, then the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be right up your alley. It's just difficult not to notice it's 'largeness' and you know almost immediately that the ride is going to be a smooth one...

Naresh Maharaj 21 Jan 2021

Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade
Driven: The all-new Honda BalladeArticle

They say that you have to continually re-invent yourself, or something for that matter. So with that in mind, it's no real wonder that the Honda Ballade has reached its eighth generation of production...

Naresh Maharaj 12 Jan 2021

Bundu-bashing in the all new Ford Ranger XL Sport
Bundu-bashing in the all new Ford Ranger XL SportArticle

The Ranger XL is powered by Ford's 2.2l four-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine which produces 118kW of power, along with 385Nm of torque from 1,500 to 2,500r/min...

Naresh Maharaj 7 Dec 2020

The new VW T-Roc is finally here
The new VW T-Roc is finally hereArticle

The VW T-Roc has finally made its way to South Africa, thus completing the SUV range for the German marque...

1 Dec 2020

New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and better
New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and betterArticle

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...

Naresh Maharaj 19 Nov 2020

Toyota Fortuner: Now more tantalising
Toyota Fortuner: Now more tantalisingArticle

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...

Naresh Maharaj 12 Nov 2020

Automotive retail group Motus Holdings launches motus.cars in SA
Automotive retail group Motus Holdings launches motus.cars in SAArticle

The newly-launched website is a platform where consumers can shop 25 different brands of new vehicles, bikes, trucks, and over 10,000 dealer-certified used and demo cars...

11 Nov 2020

Driven: The recently launched Audi A6 40 TDI S Line
Driven: The recently launched Audi A6 40 TDI S LineArticle

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...

Naresh Maharaj 10 Nov 2020

Ford releases a limited edition Ranger Thunder
Ford releases a limited edition Ranger ThunderArticle

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...

Naresh Maharaj 27 Oct 2020

Introducing the Toyota Starlet, a new compact budget car
Introducing the Toyota Starlet, a new compact budget carArticle

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...

Naresh Maharaj 21 Oct 2020

Revamped, revitalised: The sixth generation VW Transporter
Revamped, revitalised: The sixth generation VW TransporterArticle

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

Naresh Maharaj 14 Oct 2020

Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 now available in automatic
Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 now available in automaticArticle

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

Naresh Maharaj 22 Sep 2020

The new Toyota Corolla Sedan - an everyday car
The new Toyota Corolla Sedan - an everyday carArticle

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

Naresh Maharaj 25 Aug 2020

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 6 Jul 2020

Track and road tested: The BMW M340i xDrive Sedan
Track and road tested: The BMW M340i xDrive SedanArticle

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...

Naresh Maharaj 29 Jun 2020

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 23 Jun 2020

Coffee anyone? The all new Suzuki S-Presso is here - stand tall, stand bold
Coffee anyone? The all new Suzuki S-Presso is here - stand tall, stand boldArticle

The S-Presso: a new urban SUV that condenses all the best Suzuki characteristics in a compact and affordable package...

Naresh Maharaj 8 Jun 2020

Cars.co.za launches car show and digital magazine during lockdown
Cars.co.za launches car show and digital magazine during lockdownArticle

As the nationwide lockdown enters its fourth week, South Africa's leading online motoring portal, Cars.co.za, has come to the rescue of the nation's content-starved petrolheads...

23 Apr 2020

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

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...

Naresh Maharaj 23 Mar 2020

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 5 Mar 2020

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 27 Feb 2020

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 18 Feb 2020

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 28 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 beArticle

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

Naresh Maharaj 8 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Automotive
#BestofBiz 2019: AutomotiveArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

13 Dec 2019

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

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

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 smootherArticle

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

Naresh Maharaj 2 Dec 2019

It's back! The new Hyundai Atos
It's back! The new Hyundai AtosArticle

The Hyundai Atos is back in South Africa - with a new, modern look and styling, impressive standard features and a solid road performance...

Naresh Maharaj 15 Nov 2019

Suzuki Vitara gets an upgrade
Suzuki Vitara gets an upgradeArticle

First introduced in 1988 in South Africa, Suzuki has built quite a reputable and reliable name, offering quality cars...

Naresh Maharaj 29 Oct 2019

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A look at the new Citroën C3Article

What are your impressions when one talks about Citroën? Well, mine is pretty straight forward...

Naresh Maharaj 24 Oct 2019

Driven: The new Mercedes-Benz CLA
Driven: The new Mercedes-Benz CLAArticle

There has been lots of talk around the Fourth Industrial Revolution recently. Allied to this are discussions around Artificial Intelligence which always has me gobsmacked. I keep saying: "What's next?"...

Naresh Maharaj 17 Oct 2019

A look at the all-new BMW 7 series
A look at the all-new BMW 7 seriesArticle

Why don't you come with me on a Magic Carpet Ride in the all-new BMW 7 series?

Naresh Maharaj 11 Oct 2019

Now available in SA: the all new VW T-Cross
Now available in SA: the all new VW T-CrossArticle

The VW T-Cross was first shown to the media a few weeks ago at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami...

Naresh Maharaj 26 Sep 2019

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

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...

Naresh Maharaj 16 Sep 2019

Large and in charge, the all-new Audi Q8
Large and in charge, the all-new Audi Q8Article

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

Naresh Maharaj 9 Sep 2019

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

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

Naresh Maharaj 3 Sep 2019

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