Rio sheds youthful look, will attract mature buyers

Five years ago, Kia turned a corner with its third generation Rio, which simply eclipsed its demure predecessors. It essentially took a number of design...

Ignis breathes life into small cars segment

The saying “never judge a book by its cover” should not be limited to books – it applies to the all-new Suzuki Ignis as...

Ford takes you to the summit of this Everest

Ford is engaged in an almighty battle with its competitors for the heart and soul of the South African motoring public – the lucrative...

Changes coming for pack-leading Polo

Volkswagen sold 1581 Polos in South Africa in April, making it the best-selling passenger car by a significant margin. The success of the Polo is...

Bond will be shaken and stirred by this

It's astonishing to think that the Aston Martin DB9 existed for more than 14 years. Actually, since it was first shown in 2003, it is...

Mini Countryman turns on the style

I never warmed to the previous generation Mini Countryman, the largest model in the company’s portfolio. It was ungainly, cumbersome and simply had none of...

Ride is high with chic new C-HR: Toyota’s stylish debut in...

Toyota has for the longest time been rather conservative in its designs, attributed to the fact that many of its buyers are not inclined...

Navara on comeback trail

The year 2005 was a watershed moment for the Nissan brand locally as it introduced what’s seen by many as the most desirable double-cab bakkie...

Dynamic Sandero rules

Renault's second-generation Sandero, which was launched in 2014, offered a more rounded and refined package than the locally manufactured model it replaced. Thanks to considerably...

Alfa has faults but still luxury drive

ALFA Romeos. Chat to anyone who has owned one and they will regale you with stories of how their beloved Alfa broke down on...

No stopping new AMG

Mercedes-Benz introduced an affordable AMG range to its already extensive lineup of luxury cars. Before reading further, it should be noted the term “affordable”...

Chiefs: ‘Probe land claims’

Eastern Cape traditional leaders have called on the provincial government to invest money and other resources into a forensic investigation of land ownership across...

Revved up for industry’s top award

Three German models, one French and one Japanese – these are the remaining five finalists we review as we look at the 2017 Wesbank-SA Guild...

Now for Badge of honour

When Tears for Fears penned the song Everybody Wants to Rule the World, they probably did not have Donald Trump in mind. They were...
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WATCH: Trailblazer closing gap on Fortuner

I feel genuinely sorry for the vehicles competing against the Toyota Fortuner. Take Ford’s Everest and Chevrolet’s Trailblazer as two examples. They’re both backed by...

A turbocharged Greek god

The question is whether Mitsubishi’s Triton double-cab diesel bakkie is indeed an awesome Greek god – a turbo-charged messenger of the sea with the...

Hyundai Motion keeps moving with the times

Hyundai has expanded its popular i20 range with the addition of a new 1.4-litre engine derivative, fitted with an automatic gearbox. The new i20 1.4 Motion...

Electric car startup unveils ‘new species’

Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup with ambitions to overtake Tesla, unveiled its first production vehicle this week, proclaiming it to be a “new...

SUV rivals in battle to own roads

By LERATO MATEBESE The battle lines have been boldly drawn in the sand. The large sport utility vehicle (SUV) market is something of a fracas...

Fox leads Motul Roof of Africa quest

East London’s assault on this year’s Motul Roof of Africa enduro race in Lesotho next month will once again be spearheaded by former footups...

New Tiguan ditches its ‘mom’s taxi’ look

It's amazing what a makeover can do. Take the new Volkswagen Tiguan, for example. Now in its second generation, the vehicle has been transformed...

Mazda pushes with new model

Can Mazda do anything wrong at the moment? The company missed out on the SA Car of the Year title with its Mazda2, but...

Mazda double cab packs punch

I remember the first time I saw a double cab like it was yesterday. It was one of those “why didn’t I think of that”...

New Jaguar models burn up race track

Jaguar East London held an exciting track day on Sunday for invited customers of the local dealership, to test a range of vehicles around...

Merc hybrid paves way, to bank too

Norway has indicated it wants to ban petrol-burning cars by the year 2025. Apparently it is not the only European country contemplating the move...

Built for speed while staying firmly on track

There's a long righthander at Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng that requires drivers to stay hard on the petrol all through the corner. Once out of...

Welcome to the Jessica Alba of the vehicle world

A few years back new car buyers could be forgiven for leaving a Mazda off their list of potential purchases.It’s not that Mazda was...

Merc raises the bar for its A-Class

Things are busy at Mercedes-Benz‚ not least of all in response to a jump in sales yet again during the first half of 2016. The...

Mahindra’s value for money Scorpio

A surprising thing happened while I had the new seven-seater Mahindra Scorpio in my possession for a few days recently.  Instead of the usual derogatory...

BMW 7 Series hits the boardroom

The first generation of the BMW 7 Series hit the streets in 1977. At the time‚ technology was all about the mechanics and infotainment...

Powerful realm of the dual motor

By MARK SMYTH In a recent survey conducted by GKN Driveline among 1000 motorists in Germany‚ a massive 75% say they prefer the idea of...
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Video: Blazing Wild Coast trails in comfort

Some vehicles are more suited to adventure motoring than others. Take modern day SUVs for example. Not only are they able to comfortably sit...

MBSA sets new record

Mercedes-Benz vehicles topped a record eight of 22 categories in the annual People’s Wheels awards yesterday. The company, whose East London plant manufactures the C-Class,...

Yaris all nip-and-tuck as model gets a makeover

Toyota must be the most envied brand among manufacturers in South Africa‚ at least from a sales perspective. And it still enjoys a loyal following. But...