Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer

Cars have been a surefire passion for Phuti Mpyane even as a tyke. This was intensified 16 years ago when he joined the ranks of SA motoring journalism. He is now a senior motoring writer at Business Day.

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Lexus ES gets sharper styling and improved tech

If you’re an outlier who is still keen on luxury sedans despite their dwindling sales, the Lexus ES range has been ...

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Isuzu MU-X gets more brains, brawn and beauty

In terms of sales the Isuzu MU-X has remained largely obscured by the popular Toyota Fortuner. That's not to say it ...

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Porsche confirms local pricing for new 2022 Panamera Platinum Edition

Exclusive version of the four-door sports saloon features black sports tailpipes, privacy glass, side-window trims in ...

Motoring

Car semiconductor shortages may trigger job losses in South Africa

The automotive sector recovery is under way after a severe beating from the  Covid-19 pandemic, as seen through ...

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REVIEW | Smooth-riding 2021 Honda Fit is a champion of practicality

With its new-generation car launched in SA, Honda broke with the Jazz name and adopted the global Fit nameplate. Aside ...

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FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Kia Sportage GT-Line is an impressive last hurrah

Kia is readying an all-new Sportage to take on the likes of the Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda 5 and a throng of ...

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FIRST DRIVE | 2021 BMW X3 enjoys fresh styling and updated tech

BMW has launched a facelifted version of its locally built X3 in SA

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LONG-TERM UPDATE 3 | Our Ford Ranger Raptor shrugs off big ruts

After three months with the Ford Ranger Raptor its on-road credentials, also tested with a 1,000-plus km trip, needs no ...

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REVIEW | Luxurious 2021 Audi S8 offers ballistic performance

In the same vein that the AMG and M Performance-tuned S-Classes and BMW 7 Series are the respective sporting pinnacles ...

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REVIEW | The 2021 Citroën C3 is more than just a chic urban fashion accessory

Visually, I don’t think there’s anything else in the class quite like the new Citroën C3 hatch. It is not subtle thanks ...