Toyota Corolla Cross Gets the GR-S Treatment
Aug 18, 2022 Motoring

Toyota Corolla Cross Gets the GR-S Treatment

The latest model to receive the GR treatment in Toyota's line-up is the ever-popular Corolla Cross. This locally-built crossover was brought to market in the final quarter of 2021 and became an instant success story, frequently topping the…
First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV
Aug 17, 2022 Motoring

First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV

Avantgarde architecture showcases a hyper-analogue theme The EQE SUV will celebrate its world premiere on 16 October 2022 The EQE SUV is the multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon, available just like this latter model with the key…
Toyota C-HR - Coupe-like Crossover Updated
Aug 15, 2022 Motoring

Toyota C-HR - Coupe-like Crossover Updated

Having made its global debut in 2016, the Toyota C-HR ushered in Toyota's new expressive design language and Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform construction. This visually arresting crossover challenged traditional perceptions of the…
Production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE has started
Aug 11, 2022 Motoring

Production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE has started

The all-new hypercar with F1 technology goes into small-series production. Only 275 units of the all-new Mercedes-AMG ONE will be built in total, and job#1 of the exclusive production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar (fuel consumption weighted,…
New Range Rover Sport pricing announced
Aug 08, 2022 Motoring

New Range Rover Sport pricing announced

Full line-up comprises 10 model derivatives including Dynamic S, SE and HSE, Autobiography and First Edition specifications Four engine choices include an extended range electric hybrid, six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel options, and an…
Pole Position for the 2022 Festival of Motoring!
Aug 04, 2022 Motoring

Pole Position for the 2022 Festival of Motoring!

An established highlight on the annual South African motoring calendar, the Festival of Motoring returns in 2022 to offer visitors of all ages an engaging, fully interactive celebration of modern mobility. Hosted at the home of South African…
Jul 27, 2022 Motoring

Toyota GR Yaris - More of this Hot Hatch Icon

Second allocation of acclaimed GR Yaris for South Africa One single grade catering to enthusiasts Addition of reverse camera and rear PDC to boost convenience Continues to offer all the characteristics that have made it an Icon Launched in 2021, the…
Jul 27, 2022 Motoring

The RX story – “Next Chapter” design

New RX styling advances Lexus “Next Chapter” design to communicate performance and driving enjoyment Design also references RX’s heritage and iconic status for Lexus Elongated bonnet, sculpted door panels, flared wings and larger wheels communicate…
Jul 26, 2022 Motoring

Maserati Project24: radically unique on the track

Maserati presents Project24. A project (referred to by a codename) of a limited series of super sports car - only 62 units - to raise the brand's unlimited performance to a new level of adrenaline on the track. The truly extreme track-only car…
Jul 20, 2022 Motoring

Mahindra reveals range of Authentic Bakkies

Pik Up Karoo Dusk upgraded and joined by Karoo Dawn and Karoo Storm All three models available at R614 999 Building on the momentum created by its new “Twin Peak” brand identity and its brand positioning of “Unleash The Explorer In You”, Mahindra…
Jul 18, 2022 Motoring

All in for less – the upgraded Suzuki Ertiga

Rationalised line-up now with higher specifications ESP added as standard across the range GLX model removed It is “More For Less” in typical Suzuki fashion as the Ertiga range receives additional safety specifications in a more simplified, but…
Jul 18, 2022 Motoring

All-new Toyota Crown Premieres

One of Toyota's longest running nameplates transitions to a global model Reimagined for the modern era and evolving customer needs Four new models in four distinct body styles A raft of technological advancements Advanced, high-efficiency hybrid…
Jul 08, 2022 Motoring

VWSA celebrates 500 000th unit of current Polo

The Kariega plant has been building the current Polo since 2018 The Polo is sold locally and exported to 38 countries Less than five years since the launch of the current Polo model, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated the half-million…
Jul 07, 2022 Motoring

Start living with the new Kia Sonet turbo

New 1.0 T-GDi EX and EX+ derivatives supplement popular 1.5 LX and EX models Flagship EX+ trim level adds myriad luxury, convenience and safety items Turbocharged petrol engine boasts effortless performance Just more than a year ago, Kia South…
Jul 04, 2022 Motoring

New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail from the first week of July

The new Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022 The starting price of the Volkswagen T-Roc range is R563 800 Volkswagen’s new T-Roc will retail from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022. The T-Roc is positioned between…
Jul 04, 2022 Motoring

XUV700 unleashes new era for Mahindra

Authentic global SUV, designed to refine the segment, confirmed for SA First units in country for final testing and homologation XUV700 to proudly carry the new Mahindra “Twin Peaks” logo South African introduction scheduled for Q4, 2022 The first…
Jul 04, 2022 Motoring

New Renault Triber Express makes its debut

To think that the popular Renault TRIBER has been in the marketplace for over 2 years. The spacious and versatile TRIBER passenger model has proven to be an appealing offering with exceptional value-for-money cementing a strong foothold as a top…
Jul 02, 2022 Motoring

Hyundai reveals IONIQ 6 – an Electrified Streamliner

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the streamlined and timeless design of the highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in its IONIQ dedicated all-electric-vehicle line-up brand. The IONIQ 6, which Hyundai describes as an Electrified Streamliner,…
Jun 29, 2022 Motoring

Mahindra unveils the All-New Scorpio-N in South Africa

Mahindra takes the wraps off the All-New Scorpio-N, its go-anywhere SUV A first-ever simultaneous global unveiling of a product by Mahindra Scorpio-N proudly carries new Mahindra Twin Peaks logo Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., yesterday unveiled its…
Jun 22, 2022 Motoring

BMW X3 now built in South Africa for Africa

BMW Group Plant Rosslyn builds the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle for 16 African countries, too Plant has produced vehicles since 1968 and was first BMW Group production facility outside Germany BMW Group Plant Rosslyn, which builds the BMW X3…
Jun 22, 2022 Motoring

New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail in South Africa from July

The T-Roc, is positioned between the Taigo and the Tiguan in the Volkswagen T SUV model range The new T-Roc, features a fresh exterior design, optimised interior with high-quality materials and a soft touch dash surface The T-Roc model range will be…
Jun 21, 2022 Motoring

The 9X8 Hypercar: electrified entirely by Peugeot

The electrification of PEUGEOT’s model line-up is a core feature of its strategy as it bids to deliver carbon-free mobility within the shortest timeframe possible. But what connection does this have with the PEUGEOT 9X8’s upcoming race debut at the…
Jun 09, 2022 Motoring

Corolla wins SA Car of the Year for 3rd time

In addition to SA Car of the Year (COTY), Toyota also won the following categories: Compact Category – Urban Cruiser Compact Family Category – Corolla Cross New Energy Category – Corolla Cross Hybrid Adventure SUV Category – Toyota Land Cruiser 300…
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

New Toyota Starlet - More Star Quality

Star-worthy Success Launched in September 2020, the Toyota Starlet was met with rapturous applause and instantly cemented itself within the highly-competitive B-segment in the passenger car market. It's combination of stylish good looks, traditional…
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

PEUGEOT 208 is SA’s most-loved car

Reigning 2021 South African Car of the Year (COTY) brand, PEUGEOT has attracted the most love from the country’s motorists in the 2022 competition. The PEUGEOT 208 claimed the Motor Enthusiast’s Choice as judged by the volume of public interest. The…
Jun 06, 2022 Motoring

Volkswagen announces pricing of the new Taigo model range

The new Volkswagen Taigo will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022 The starting price of the Volkswagen Taigo range is R429 900 Volkswagen’s new SUV coupé will retail from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022. The new Taigo is positioned…
Jun 02, 2022 Motoring

Toyota remains top seller in SA

Total Industry Sales: 39,177 TSAM Sales: 6,664 TSAM Market Share: 17% Hilux: 1,368 Urban Cruiser: 1,213 Rumion: 834 It’s almost two months since the Toyota Prospecton Plant in Durban suspended its operations due to extensive damage caused by heavy…
Jun 01, 2022 Motoring

INEOS Automotive plans a smaller fully-electric 4X4

Over the past two years, our ‘Building the Grenadier’ series has revealed every stage of our proper 4X4’s development. Now, after 1.1 million miles of testing, the Grenadier is almost ready for production. At this important milestone, we speak to…
May 31, 2022 Motoring

Introducing the New Land Rover Defender 130

Adventure for all: New Defender 130 features extended body for greater interior space, perfect for all-terrain family expeditions with up to eight on board in superior comfort Defender capability: Increase in body length retains the Defender’s…
May 31, 2022 Motoring

Dacia Jogger: virtually real design

Vehicle design has evolved a lot over recent decades. While designers have replaced their pencils with 3D modelling, engineers are testing future models long before the first physical prototypes see the light of day. How so? Thanks to CAVE (Cave…
May 30, 2022 Motoring

Heads up! The 2022 Baleno is heading to dealers

First in segment head-up display standard on GLX Unique 360-degree Round View Monitor unique in segment Auto available in GL and GLX specification levels The all-new Suzuki Baleno is heading to South African dealers shortly after its global launch…
May 27, 2022 Motoring

A new form of ultimate luxury - The Mercedes-Maybach

The quintessential luxury limousine reflecting with that the exclusivity of the marque and their superior products. The exclusive appearance of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be enhanced by a two-tone paint The Burmester® high-end 4D surround…
May 27, 2022 Motoring

New Maserati MC20 Cielo Global Premiere

The MC20 super sports car, now also a spyder: Maserati presents MC20 Cielo, a one-of-a-kind car that can deliver the performance of a true super sports car, together with a holistic and immersive driving pleasure the like of which has never been…
May 27, 2022 Motoring

The Classic Car Show is Back!

All drivers of genuine classic cars and one passenger admitted free of charge. Classic cars will enter through Gate 5, Japan vs German cars will enter through Gate 2. Tickets cost R80 for adults (R60 if booked through Computicket), children under-12…
May 24, 2022 Motoring

All-new Toyota Starlet Makes its Debut

Star-worthy Success Launched in September 2020, the Toyota Starlet was met with rapturous applause and instantly cemented itself within the highly-competitive B-segment in the passenger car market. It's combination of stylish good looks, traditional…
May 23, 2022 Motoring

The all-new BMW M4 CSL - The Re-Edition of a Legend

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BMW M GmbH is presenting a special-edition car based on its successful high-performance models in the premium midsize segment. The new BMW M4 CSL blends old-school racing passion with innovative…
May 20, 2022 Motoring

Exclusive Shelby Speedster Arrives in South Africa

Limited production run with three confirmed for South Africa Two-seater roadster with a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine Every Speedster listed in the official global Shelby Registry Shelby South Africa is applying the finishing touches to a bespoke…
May 20, 2022 Motoring

Let’s change cars : Renault reveals Scénic Vision

Through its purpose, its sustainability strategy and the launch of the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault Group and its brands have embarked on a major transformation, moving from a race for volume to the creation of economic, environmental and…
May 18, 2022 Motoring

The new BMW 3 Series Sedan

With a design refresh, an extensively modernised premium ambience and clear advances in the areas of digitalisation, control/operation and equipment, the new edition of the BMW 3 Series is setting out to write another chapter in the model range’s…
May 17, 2022 Motoring

Dacia 1300: The car that started it all

Familiar with the Dacia 1300? Mihai, architect at Renault Technologies in Titu, is one of the many Romanians who are fan about the iconic model. And for good reason: throughout the 1970s and 1980s, this was the very car that saw countless Romanians…
May 17, 2022 Motoring

New Baleno joins jam-packed Suzuki stand at NAMPO

First viewing of all-new Baleno Swift – SA’s best-selling passenger car - on show New Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT also on display Visitors to this year’s Nampo Harvest Day are in for a treat when they visit the Suzuki Auto stand. The Japanese brand has…
May 16, 2022 Motoring

2022 SA Car Of The Year winners’ reveal date announced

The South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced that the competition winners of the 2022 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition will be announced on Monday, 6 June 2022. This prestigious competition, staged by the…
May 16, 2022 Motoring

World premiere of the new Lexus UX

The Urban Compact Crossover undergoes further development and enhancements Strengthen vehicle fundamentals for a refined & exhilarating performance Latest multimedia system & improved cockpit usability Introduced to the Lexus line-up in 2018 as an…
May 12, 2022 Motoring

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro – All the way with you

Modern and fresh design in the upper-midrange SUV market Luxuries abound in both versions Comprehensive safety features for 5-star C-NCAP rating The Tiggo 7 Pro has landed in South Africa to complete the Chery Pro range and bring technology, luxury…
May 12, 2022 Motoring

New Range Rover Sport revealed with epic spillway climb

Dramatic debut: New Range Rover Sport has redefined sporting luxury, completing a challenging ascent of a 193m dam spillway against a torrent of water flowing at 750 tonnes per minute Challenge accepted: Luxury performance SUV tackled the…
May 06, 2022 Motoring

New-generation Lexus LX – South African specs confirmed

New design and exciting features Expanded range, first time ever – F Sport and VIP Grade From today, customers can start placing orders for the new-generation Lexus LX at their nearest Lexus dealership. (Please note that like all motoring brands at…
May 05, 2022 Motoring

40 years of Opel Corsa: A Success Story in Six Acts

Successful model: Over 14 million Corsas sold since 1982 Pioneer: Opel introduces top technologies from higher classes in small car Bestseller: Sixth Corsa generation again a market success E-car: Electric Opel Corsa-e already accounts for around…
May 04, 2022 Motoring

Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April

1 621 Swift models sold in one month Five Suzuki dealers each sells more than 100 Suzuki models Celerio off to a flying start Fourth record-breaking month for Japanese brand in a row Suzuki Auto South Africa today applauded the hard work of its team…
Apr 29, 2022 Motoring

Toyota unveils updated GR Supra with manual gearbox

Ever since its first generation*1 in 1978, the Toyota Supra has earned legions of fans with its faithfully retained front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout powered by an in-line six-cylinder engine*2. Also, in addition to the Supra having competed in…
Apr 26, 2022 Motoring

Jimny GL and Rhino Edition package now on showroom floors

Suzuki has increased the appeal of its Jimny range with the introduction of a mid-range GL specification level. Designed to bring many of the must-have luxuries of the GLX to a wider audience, the GL slots in just above the utilitarian GA model and…
Apr 25, 2022 Motoring

Ferrari 296 GTB makes its’ official debut in South Africa

296 GTB: DEFINING FUN TO DRIVE Unveiled today the 296 GTB, Ferrari’s new mid-rear engines berlinetta sports car New Ferrari V6 hybrid architecture capable of delivering up to 830 cv The 296 GTB’s plug-in hybrid system maximizes usability and driving…
Apr 21, 2022 Motoring

Striking new Opel Mokka

The new Opel Mokka is anything but normal. The striking new car boasts an emotional design, signaling the new design direction of the brand. And it’s an exciting one. The new Opel Mokka boasts the iconic design inspired by the GTX Xperimental…
Apr 19, 2022 Motoring

Chery to launch Tiggo 7 Pro in South Africa

The first shipment of Chery Tiggo 7 Pro models is en route to South Africa. The local introduction of Chery’s third unique model range follows the success of the model range in other parts of the world, notably Russia, the Middle East and South…
Apr 14, 2022 Motoring

The GLB SUV – For those who live larger in life

Powerful proportions with short overhangs and off-road-oriented design – the Mercedes-Benz GLB is a versatile lifestyle Up to 7 seats: The GLB offers maximum versatility by including a third seat row on request with two additional individual The…
Apr 12, 2022 Motoring

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore takes to the streets

For the first time, a prototype Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric coupé is taking to the streets. For the Rome E-Prix 2022, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares rode the prototype car to the Eternal City's Formula E circuit. The new GranTurismo…
Apr 08, 2022 Motoring

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro wins in Middle East

The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro range is Saudi Arabia’s SUV with the most advanced technology. Launched in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East a mere eight months ago, the Tiggo 8 Pro has quickly established itself as a top-seller in the mid-sized luxury SUV…
Apr 06, 2022 Motoring

A special Vitara Brezza birthday gift – the S-Edition

S-Edition cosmetic package for unique visual signature New model slots in between GL and GLX models Available in both manual and automatic The Suzuki Vitara Brezza is celebrating its first birthday in Mzansi with a special new model, the Vitara…
Apr 06, 2022 Motoring

Volkswagen announces pricing for the new Tiguan Allspace

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will go on sale in South Africa this month The new Tiguan Allspace will be available from Volkswagen dealerships this month. The Tiguan Allspace is part of the Volkswagen’s T SUV family in South Africa which consists…
Mar 31, 2022 Motoring

First Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival Hits the Road

The reborn Bizzarrini brand, founded by arguably the most talented automotive engineer and designer the world has ever seen, has achieved its next significant milestone. The first Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival prototype – the authentic recreation…
Mar 31, 2022 Motoring

Team Shelby launches in SA

ABOUT TEAM SHELBY Team Shelby is the only club recognised by Shelby American and we are so pleased to be opening the Sub-Saharan Africa branch with our newly appointed director, Paige Lindenberg. We encourage owners of all Shelby’s, Mustang’s,…
Mar 24, 2022 Motoring

Exciting E-FOUR Variants Bolster RAV4 Range

RAV4 Hybrid Launched in 2021, the RAV4 Hybrid in front-wheel-drive (FWD) GX-trim garnered widespread acclaim for its combination of practicality, fuel efficiency and performance. Combining the proven TNGA platform with a punchy 2.5-litre hybrid…
Mar 22, 2022 Motoring

Updated Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5, a stylish, spacious and dynamic SUV model that accounts for approximately one-third of the company’s global unit sales, has received a significant update. The global roll out of the updated CX-5 started at the end of 2021. The…
Mar 17, 2022 Motoring

Croatia joins Women's World Car of the Year

With Ines Brežnjak's appointment, WWCOTY reaches 41 countries Motoring journalist Ines Brežnjak has joined the international Women's World Car of the Year team, the only car awards panel in the world comprised entirely of women who are experts in…
Mar 09, 2022 Motoring

Mahindra revitalises Africa's safest car

XUV300 receives specification boost across range New 9” infotainment system W8 remains one of the best specified vehicles in its class Africa’s safest car has just received a significant specification boost and is en route to dealers across South…
Mar 09, 2022 Motoring

Suzuki Celerio – small car, big value

Celerio debuts Suzuki’s modern DualJet engine technology New model SA’s most fuel-efficient five-door petrol hatch Most affordable car equipped with ESP across the range 5-year / 200 000 km promotional mechanical warranty included With its all-new…
Mar 04, 2022 Motoring

Live the Opel Zafira Life

Fourth generation of the Opel MPV takes Zafira to new heights The Zafira Life offered in two models suited for private and business use Perfectly balanced proportions and sliding doors provide style and practicality under panoramic roof Lounge-like…
Mar 02, 2022 Motoring

The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé in South Africa.

The new BMW 2 Series Coupé most modern interpretation of the legendary BMW 2002 Combination of compact dimensions, outstanding driving dynamics, and extrovert design make BMW 2 Series Coupé unique on the market Most dynamic representative of its…
Feb 28, 2022 Motoring

Volkswagen adds the Taigo to its T SUV range

The Taigo, Volkswagen’s compact SUV coupé, will join the T SUV model range in the first half of 2022 The T SUV range consists of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg Volkswagen’s T SUV range will be bolstered with the market…
Feb 25, 2022 Motoring

Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Discover a new kind of Comfort

In excess of 10.5 million vehicles sold in more than 100 markets globally, the C- Class is the most successful sedan in the Mercedes-Benz range. Next-level digitalization, comfort, and design of the new C-Class derived from the flagship S-Class. The…
Feb 24, 2022 Motoring

All-New Renault Austral: an athletic and technological SUV

It’s the last sneak peek before the Digital World Premiere scheduled on the 8th of March. After its camouflaged reveal and glimpses at its classy interior, here’s one final teaser from All-New Renault Austral through a design sketch. All-New Renault…
Feb 22, 2022 Motoring

Enjoy your First Class with the Tiggo 8 Pro

Luxury is standard across the range Seven leather seats make Tiggo 8 Pro ideal for business and family travel Award-winning 1.6 TGDI engine with 7DCT transmission standard Tiggo 8 Pro now available at 50 dealers nationwide You can have your cake and…
Feb 18, 2022 Motoring

Chery flagship ready to showcase the best of breed

It is confirmed. The team at Chery South Africa and its fast-growing dealer network are ready for the launch of its flagship and image-bearer, the Tiggo 8 Pro. Penned for launch during February, the Tiggo 8 Pro is officially Chery’s flagship. It…
Feb 11, 2022 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Giulia elected as “Best Car 2022“

Alfa Romeo Giulia wins for the fifth time at the "auto motor und sport" readers' awards. Victory in the middle class/import category The readers of the car magazine "auto motor und sport" have once again voted the Alfa Romeo Giulia the "Best Car".…
Feb 11, 2022 Motoring

All-New Nissan Navara Arrives Nigerian Showrooms

The all-new and most advanced Nissan Navara has arrived Nigerian showrooms, courtesy of Stallion NMN Limited, the nation’s exclusive representative of Nissan brand. Launched in Lagos on Saturday 05 February, the new Navara pickup, which was also…
Feb 09, 2022 Motoring

All-new Renault Austral: quality that is easy on the eye

All-new Renault Austral unveils more of its features and is today inviting you to discover the care given to the creation of its interiors. From the design, to the choice of materials and the excellence in its craftsmanship… All-new Renault Austral…
Feb 09, 2022 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Tonale: La Metamorfosi

Alfa Romeo is delighted to present Tonale, the model that marks the Brand’s metamorphosis. While remaining true to its DNA of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910, with Tonale a radical evolution is taking place at Alfa Romeo, which is looking…
Feb 07, 2022 Motoring

Chery calls all Legacy Customers

Chery South Africa is taking to the road to find, and welcome, all existing Chery customers. China’s largest vehicle exporter and multiple Chinese Car of the Year winner has launched a Legacy Customer campaign in which it is inviting owners of…
Feb 02, 2022 Motoring

2 million Duster: behind the scenes of a success story

Dacia is a story where one success leads to another. After the birth of Logan in 2004, it was then a second future star who entered the automotive world in 2010: Duster. An iconic product that made SUV cars widely popular and accessible, one that…
Feb 02, 2022 Motoring

Hyundai STARIA range gets a versatile Multicab variant

Hyundai’s newly launched STARIA multi-purpose vehicle range in South Africa has grown with the addition of the Multicab – a 5-seater van with a separate cargo area that adds a level of versatility which makes this an outstanding leisure vehicle,…
Jan 31, 2022 Motoring

New Volkswagen Caddy pricing announced

The new Caddy will be available from Volkswagen dealers from February Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced pricing of its best-selling Caddy range. The Caddy was first launched in the local market in 1992 and has to date sold over 35 000…
Jan 17, 2022 Motoring

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro range confirmed for SA

The success of the Tiggo 4 Pro and the rapid growth in customer and dealer demand has prompted Chery South Africa to expedite the launch of its flagship Tiggo 8 Pro range. With this decision, Chery has committed itself to deliver the first Tiggo 8…
Jan 04, 2022 Motoring

Fresh-faced Subaru Forester for 2022

Subaru Southern Africa’s most popular SUV, the Subaru Forester has received a mid-life update, further heightening its appeal. The MY2022 Forester will be the product to inaugurate Subaru Southern Africa’s 30th year in South Africa, available in…
Dec 20, 2021 Motoring

Updated Honda Amaze gears up for changing market trends

Upgrades made in response to customer demand and feedback Main exterior changes include a new grille and revised rear bumper New interior upholstery enhances durability of cabin Comfort models gain a new 7-inch infotainment system Attractive value…
Dec 14, 2021 Motoring

Specification Upgrades for South Africa's favourite SUV

The Toyota Fortuner needs no introduction, as it remains South Africa's most popular SUV. Making consistent appearances at the top of the sales charts, it’s a product that resonates extremely well with South Africans and their lifestyles. Part of…
Dec 13, 2021 Motoring

Dacia modular roof bars: a smart equipment for Jogger

As anyone who’s ever tried to transport anything long in their car will know, it’s an absolute nightmare, unless you have a huge estate car or a luggage rack (and a good half hour to put it together). Would it be too much to ask to be able to load…
Dec 13, 2021 Motoring

Haval Motors SA introduces a NEW GENERATION STEED for 2022

South Africa’s number one Chinese bakkie brand rejuvenates their trusted Steed range After decades of service to the South African SOE, fleet and business customers, as well as leisure and lifestyle customers seeking a utility vehicle that truly is…
Dec 10, 2021 Motoring

A Celebration of Land Cruiser - 70th Anniversary Model

The Number The number 70 carries particular significance for Toyota's Land Cruiser. It is 70 years ago that the first 'Land Cruiser' made its debut. Originally known as the Toyota BJ and intended for military use, this four-wheel drive juggernaut…
Dec 10, 2021 Motoring

50 shades of blue: an iconic colour in motion

Close your eyes a moment and imagine you’re gazing at an Alpine! There’s every chance you will picture it in blue. In the collective subconscious, that is the colour most readily associated with Renault Group’s sports car brand as a result of its…
Dec 08, 2021 Motoring

New Amarok: From South Africa to the World

For the men and women making the future: the latest generation of the pick-up is being unveiled next year “I’ll be back”:from 2022, the new Amarok will be impressing again with numerous innovations The draft design shows, for example, the…
Dec 06, 2021 Motoring

Retail price of the new Volkswagen Polo announced

The new Volkswagen Polo will go on sale in January 2022 Volkswagen has announced the retail price of South Africa’s second best-selling passenger car, the Polo. The front and rear ends of the new Polo have been given a sportier and fresh look. The…
Dec 01, 2021 Motoring

Art in Motion – the Chery OMODA 5

OMODA 5 reveals Art in Motion design language Platform is future proof and ready for all propulsion technologies New crossover confirmed for global release, including SA, Europe and Australia Chery has lifted the veil off the production version of…
Nov 29, 2021 Motoring

All-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé launched in SA

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is poised to build on the success of its predecessor with this blend of qualities plus well-conceived enhancements to its inherent attributes and product substance. With the original BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé having…
Nov 29, 2021 Motoring

Customise your Corolla Cross

The Corolla Cross is one of the most anticipated products of 2021, signalling the first Corolla SUV and offering both traditional petrol and petrol-electric hybrid drivetrains in a spacious, competitive product offering. Launched earlier this month,…
Nov 25, 2021 Motoring

Chery launches industry-leading warranty

Chery South Africa is giving South African motorists a million reasons to choose its modern and stylish SUVs. The company today launched its Tiggo 4 Pro with an astonishing 10-year or 1-million-kilometre engine warranty. This beats not only the best…
Nov 25, 2021 Motoring

First impressions last - Chery launches Tiggo 4 Pro

Urban, Comfort, Elite and SE spec levels offer something for everyone Normally aspirated and turbo engines available 1-million-kilometre engine warranty added free of charge! Chery is entering the compact SUV segment – arguably one of the country’s…
Nov 24, 2021 Motoring

JAC Motors introduces new T8 2.0L TCi double-cab

The T8 is the most advanced pick-up developed by JAC Motors. Powerful new engine and safety features to suit lifestyle- and workhorse needs. Contemporary design aimed at leisure-orientated double-cab buyers. Luxurious appointments for a comfortable…
Nov 22, 2021 Motoring

Stars in the Eyes

By Howard Keeg One of Dean Martin’s hits “That’s Amore” included the classic line, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore”, which crossed my mind at the media launch of the Hyundai STARIA on 5 November 2021 Clearly Martin…
Nov 22, 2021 Motoring

Defending the Caveman

By Austin Gamble In early October 2021 I attended an interesting function in Hartbeespoort, where selected senior South African and Pan African journalists were introduced to the Nissan Navara family range, and in a series of activities we were…
Nov 22, 2021 Motoring

Is it a Bird?

By Austin Gamble When I was young, we loved to play the is it a bird game. To jog your memory, it always started with the question, “Is it a bird, is it a plane?” The answer was Superman, but with a bit of manipulation, you could go on all day with…
Nov 19, 2021 Motoring

New Volvo XC60 coming to South Africa

The MY22 Volvo XC60 is coming to South Africa and fans of the Swedish luxury brand can look forward to its arrival in quarter one of 2022. Significantly, the iconic mid-size SUV features the company’s new Android-powered infotainment system with…
Nov 19, 2021 Motoring

Hyundai Venue range gets entry variant at a great price

Hyundai’s Venue SUV range in South Africa has been boosted by the addition of a new entry-derivative that will place this versatile and modern compact vehicle in reach of more buyers. Since its launch at the end of 2019, the Venue has proven to be a…
Nov 18, 2021 Motoring

Chery goes virtual for first-ever launch in SA

Launch to be broadcast on Chery South Africa YouTube channel All will be revealed on Wednesday, 24 November at 12:00 when Chery officially takes the wraps off its first SUV and shares information on its South African presence. “We have planned a…
Nov 17, 2021 Motoring

All New Isuzu mu-X Sets Benchmark for SUV D-Segment

All new second generation mu-X available in South Africa Engineered for superior performance in harsh environments Introduction of Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) Available in four model derivatives, with 3.0 Diesel Engine and…
Nov 16, 2021 Motoring

Mahindra Care Fest 2021 kicks off in South Africa

It is carnival time at Mahindra South Africa, as it joins affiliates from across the globe to celebrate the Mahindra Care Fest 2021. The Mahindra Care Fest is an annual celebration by the brand’s technical support team, stretching from the head…
Nov 11, 2021 Motoring

Black Style Package added to the Polo Vivo range

Popular exterior package now available in South Africa’s best-selling passenger car The Black Style Package also available in the Tiguan, Golf GTI and Touareg The Polo Vivo is the latest model in the Volkswagen range to offer the popular Black Style…
Nov 11, 2021 Motoring

LANDTREK: The Revival Of The PEUGEOT Pick-Up

PEUGEOT’s latest model introduction may take many by surprise, being – perhaps – unexpected from the brand’s typical French flare of late. The new PEUGEOT LANDTREK is a Pick-Up, but this isn’t PEUGEOT’s first foray into that market – in fact, the…
Nov 11, 2021 Motoring

Renault goes on the offensive at Solutrans

Four world premieres, a full offer of converted light commercial vehicles and a range of electric vehicles Renault will reveal four world premieres at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon from 16 to 20 November. Renault will present the following models…
Nov 05, 2021 Motoring

Cross Boundaries in the All-new Toyota Corolla Cross

The Corolla name has a rich and diverse history spanning 12 generations*, having racked up over 50 million global sales - making it one of the most successful vehicle model ranges ever. Originally spawned as a compact city car in 1966, the Corolla…
Nov 05, 2021 Motoring

The Maubeuge Factory: Excellence as a Trademark

This is a factory where a range models from various brands make their journey along production lines: Renault Kangoo, Mercedes-Benz Citan and Nissan Townstar. Here we are at the Maubeuge plant. Renowned for having produced Kangoo for the past 25…
Nov 02, 2021 Motoring

Mazda SA introduce updated Mazda CX-3

Mazda Southern African is pleased to announce a product enhancement on the Mazda CX-3. Since it debuted in 2015, the compact crossover SUV has been a huge success in the South African market and will remain part of our model lineup going forward.…
Nov 02, 2021 Motoring

Toyota announces global launch of the all-new GR86

The long-awaited Toyota GR86 is now available for sale in Japan. Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) announced that sales of the all-new GR86 have commenced at GR Garage and Toyota dealers in the Land of the Rising Sun. The GR86 was jointly developed with…
Oct 28, 2021 Motoring

New Vehicle Preview: A Taste of Chery

Chery South Africa hosted a series of first-round test drives of its newly homologated Chery Tiggo 4 Pro at Gerotek outside Pretoria, on 25 October 2021. The Tiggo 4 Pro will be the first model to launch in South Africa, with deliveries to customers…
Oct 27, 2021 Motoring

Chery South Africa Tiggo 4 Pro Overview

Chery South Africa today hosted a series of first-round test drives of its newly homologated Chery Tiggo 4 Pro at Gerotek outside Pretoria. The Tiggo 4 Pro will be the first model to launch in South Africa, with deliveries to customers scheduled for…
Oct 25, 2021 Motoring

Renault & Mathieu Lehanneur reinvent the 4L

THE POP ICON IS GIVEN A MAKEOVER BY FRENCH CREATOR TO CELEBRATE ITS 60th ANNIVERSARY To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Renault 4, the brand decided to team up with designer Mathieu Lehanneur to reinvent the vehicle. The result is SUITE N°4,…
Oct 22, 2021 Motoring

Fit for Purpose

Vehicle Review by Howard Keeg The Honda Jazz was an iconic vehicle in its time, but age has crept up on it, and the suits at Honda decided to jazz things up, by renaming it the Honda Fit. Not sure that I agree, because every Jazz owner that I know…
Oct 21, 2021 Motoring

Eye of the Tiger

By Howard Keeg New car names are becoming a thing of beauty, and an opportunity for conjecture. Renault has taken this contemporary phenomenon to new heights, and the recently launched Kiger could be a poster child for literary gymnastics I am…
Oct 21, 2021 Motoring

Dacia Spring in the final for Auto Best 2022

Dacia Spring has been promoted to the final for Auto Best’s Best Buy Car Europe 2022. The car, which was launched this March, embodies the electric revolution. It is aimed at bringing full electric mobility within everyone’s reach while providing…
Oct 15, 2021 Motoring

BAIC South Africa launches the B40 Plus SUV

BAIC B40 PLUS BREAKING BOUNDARIES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET NEW SUV SET TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN LIFESTYLE MARKET BAIC South Africa has officially announced the launch of their iconic SUV, the B40 PLUS today. The OEM,…
Oct 14, 2021 Motoring

Make Room for the Toyota Rumion

Toyota's all-new compact MPV The Toyota Avanza served as South Africa's first affordable reasonably-sized people mover. Featuring compact dimensions, a simple fuel-efficient engine line-up and seven-seat carrying capacity - the Avanza immediately…
Oct 13, 2021 Motoring

Renault unveils Clio’s Lutecia limited series

The Clio range now has its own stylish limited series A distinctive BRASS colour with plenty of equipment Available from €22 500 The Lutecia limited series makes its grand entry on the Renault Clio. It follows on from the Initiale Paris trim and…
Oct 13, 2021 Motoring

Abarth 595 gets new sting

The Abarth 595 range is refreshed for 2021 model year with updated 595 Turismo and Competizione models Special edition Abarth Yamaha Monster ready to excite New interiors, new colours, and new details for the range embody the two souls of the…
Oct 11, 2021 Motoring

#NextGenRanger Hiding in Plain Sight

As part of Ford’s ongoing global testing programme, the next generation Ford Ranger pickup is taking to the road to ensure it is just right for customers, and it’s dressed up for the occasion. The designer of the Ranger’s unique Bronco R-inspired…
Oct 05, 2021 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Stelvio amongst most affordable cars to own

Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the most cost-effective Executive SUV to own in South Africa Inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide provides authoritative independent view of cost-of-ownership Recently updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available in Super and…
Oct 05, 2021 Motoring

Giulia GTA sold out: a story of authentic passion

All the exclusive units forming part the GTA project have now found homes with 500 car enthusiasts The Alfa Romeo performance icon – the most powerful car ever produced by the brand – completes its journey to become a collector’s car A project…
Oct 04, 2021 Motoring

Mazda Southern Africa’s 7 Years of Independence

Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. is looking back at 7 years as an independent national sales and service company and distributor of Mazda products on the 1st of October 2014. Retail sales kicked off with a Mazda3 1.6 Dynamic 5dr being the very first…
Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

MILITEM FERŌX-T: The New Sport Utility Truck

The FERŌX range extended with a new 4WD premium-luxury model that embodies all the qualities of SUV and pick-ups MILITEM FERŌX-T represents the maximum evolution of the pick-up as we know it. It also reinvents the current concept of the SUV,…
Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

Renault 5 Prototype wins Concept Car Of The Year award

Car Design News elected the concept-car of the year in its 8th annual publication of Car Design Review. Renault 5 Prototype was elected Concept Car of the Year by a jury of design directors from leading automotive brands. Designers praised the…
Sep 30, 2021 Motoring

The legendary quattro and five-cylinder engine

quattro and the five-cylinder engine are legends with a great history, but are also defining trailblazers for the future of the automobile. As an integral part of Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” DNA, the drive system and engine have not lost any of…
Sep 28, 2021 Motoring

Rugged Pik Up Karoo Dusk launched for the select few

Extremely limited numbers of special Pik Up model Unique off-road suspension developed for Karoo Dusk Priced at R549 999 Inspired by the beautiful vistas of the Karoo and requested by ardent Pik Up fans, Mahindra is launching a very special edition…
Sep 28, 2021 Motoring

Peugeot 2008 SUV is SA Car of the Year

The Peugeot 2008 SUV is the 2021 South African Car of the Year, beating out 23 finalists in the prestigious competition. The announcement was made by the South Africa Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) this morning. The dynamic and distinctive…
Sep 28, 2021 Motoring

Reviving an exceptional Series 1 E-Type

E-Type UK fully restores iconic Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-type back to original factory specification Meticulous refurbishment involves complete metalwork refabrication Body shell hand-painted and polished to rare 1960s factory colour Drivetrain…
Sep 27, 2021 Motoring

Chery trials best-in-class hybrid system

Chery is bound to disrupt the vehicle industry with its leading, new hybrid propulsion system scheduled for production later this year. Called the Chery DHT Super Hybrid system, it promises to offer class-leading efficiency and power and also a…
Sep 21, 2021 Motoring

New Volkswagen Caddy to retail in South Africa in November

The fifth generation Caddy now features increased space, new technologies and a new interior and exterior design Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi Cargo offers room for up to two Euro pallets The re-designed fifth generation Caddy…
Sep 21, 2021 Motoring

Mazda CX-5 Receives an Update

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced an update to the Mazda CX-5, a SUV model that accounts for approximately one-third of the company’s global unit sales, the global roll out of the update will begin in the latter half of 2021. The…
Sep 21, 2021 Motoring

Hyundai’s well-rounded ATOS gets an automatic gearshift

Hyundai’s ATOS hatchback has received an added comfort feature in the form of a 5-speed automatic manual transmission to make this entry-level model in the Korean manufacturer’s local range an even more attractive choice in its market segment. The…
Sep 20, 2021 Motoring

Land Cruiser 300 – The Master of Africa

Signalling the first all-new Land Cruiser in 14 years, the Land Cruiser 300 has made a bold debut on local soil. Fusing the core Land Cruiser attributes the marque is renowned for, with an all-new design and Toyota's acclaimed TNGA architecture -…
Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

New Fiat Tipo offers more

Fiat Tipo sedan and hatchbacks completely refreshed New features and major enhancements over previous model Emotive, distinctive and dynamic, ideal for young people and for families The New Tipo has been refreshed in its design and onboard…
Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

Renault opens orders for the New Trafic

Renault is opening orders for its New Renault Trafic on September 15th. European sales will start in late 2021. The New Renault Trafic features a new, more robust, and dynamic front face with full LED lights as standard. The completely redesigned…
Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

Ford expands Ranger line-up with limited-edition Stormtrak

New limited-edition Ranger Stormtrak adds upmarket style and exclusivity to the range Distinctive features include black mesh front grille with red inserts, custom decals and black accents, 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels, 3D Stormtrak decals, four…
Sep 13, 2021 Motoring

52 Days to Corolla Cross

Pricing, Model Line-Up and 'Reserve Now' Toyota's hotly anticipated Corolla Cross is set to go on sale at the start of November '21. Following the previous releases where we shared the product concept and powertrain details, we are pleased to…
Sep 10, 2021 Motoring

Get Ready For The Next-Gen Ranger!

Ford releases the first official glimpse of the #NextGenRanger, which will be revealed later this year and launch in 2022. Embracing superior off-road credentials and Ford’s dynamic driving DNA, customers will rejoice at the toughest, most capable…
Sep 09, 2021 Motoring

The all new Renault Kiger: designed to turn heads

The all new Renault Kiger has made its début in SA. This compact SUV is destined to change the face of the local SUV market, with its resolutely modern and dynamic design, and a suite of features to match. The all new Renault Kiger strongly…
Sep 08, 2021 Motoring

Corolla Goes Hybrid

"Hybrid: a term introduced to the automotive world by Toyota to identify a dual-source powertrain combining a traditional internal combustion gasoline engine with a high-current electric motor." This revolutionary powertrain technology debuted in…
Sep 08, 2021 Motoring

RAV4 Goes Hybrid

"Hybrid: a term introduced to the automotive world by Toyota to identify a dual-source powertrain combining a traditional internal combustion gasoline engine with a high-current electric motor." This revolutionary powertrain technology debuted in…
Sep 07, 2021 Motoring

Palisade is a worthy new flagship SUV for Hyundai in SA

The highly competitive SUV and crossover segment in the South African car market has received an impressive new addition with the launch of the Hyundai Palisade, the Korean brand’s new local flagship model. The formidable Palisade – with an overall…
Sep 07, 2021 Motoring

SVI Bullet-resistant Toyota Land Cruiser 300 loading

SVI purchased a Toyota Land Cruiser 300 to develop a discreet armouring kit The aim is to provide full B6 protection against assault rifles like the AK47 2-month engineering development period The SVI order book for the Land Cruiser 300 armouring…
Sep 07, 2021 Motoring

First class toward the future

Audi grandsphere concept – luxury sedan with an electric drive system New interior concept: free space in the front row Automated driving creates an innovative experience sphere The private jet for the road – At the IAA 2021, Audi is presenting the…
Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

All-New Dacia Jogger: the 7-seater family car reinvented

Dacia underscores its C-segment ambition with a new family model accessible offering 5- and 7-seater versions. The Dacia Jogger stands as the fourth pillar of Dacia's product strategy. Having released its small all-electric city car Spring, compact…
Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

New Fiat 500X: Let the adventure begin

Fiat 500X features receive new trim levels, new colours and new interiors Updated with the introduction of Cult, Connect, Cross and Sport trim levels 1,4-litre petrol engines with six-speed manual or automatic transmission Brimming with technology…
Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

Chery South Africa, WesBank sign landmark agreement

The wheels are turning fast at Chery South Africa, which this week signed a binding agreement with WesBank for the provision of financial services to both clients and dealers. The agreement follows several months of negotiation between China’s…
Sep 03, 2021 Motoring

Mazda3 Sedan Discontinue

Mazda Southern Africa has taken the decision to run out existing stock on the Mazda3 Sedan. In line with the decline of the medium size sedan segment over the last few years, Mazda Southern Africa has decided to run out the existing stock on the…
Sep 02, 2021 Motoring

Honda Dream Days Spring Demo Sale

Honda Motor Southern Africa announces the return of Honda Dream Days from September 1, 2021. Honda Dream Days has become, and important part of Honda’s calendar and this year’s event will celebrate the new season with a month-long Spring Demo Sale.…
Aug 31, 2021 Motoring

Even more value from the Value Champion

Mahindra introduces Value Fit range of service parts Pik Up, Bolero and Scorpio first model ranges to benefit Focused on affordable servicing after service plan and warranty South Africa’s Value Champion – Mahindra – has introduced a value-focused…
Aug 27, 2021 Motoring

Behind the wheel of the New Duster

Shockingly affordable… On the market since 2010 at a city car price, the Duster has shaken-up the SUV segment. A true revolution by Dacia! With over 1.9 million units sold, the Duster has been the No.1 in retail sales in its class in the Europe’s…
Aug 26, 2021 Motoring

Annual Charity Coffee & Cars

The original Coffee & Cars event in South Africa is back, it is once again that time of the year where we not only get to warm up those engines and our tummies but also make winter a little warmer for those in need. Taking place this Sunday is the…
Aug 25, 2021 Motoring

Toyota 2000 GT: Chapter 3

Red Toyota unveiled its 2000 GT sports car to the world at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the first car of its kind from a Japanese automotive manufacturer. The public wanted more but they would have to wait another two years before the car made it into…
Aug 25, 2021 Motoring

Concours of Elegance 2021: The rarest cars in the world

The Concours of Elegance has revealed the full list of vehicles that make up its Main Concours display of the rarest cars in the world From trailblazing pre-war Grand Prix cars to the very Rolls-Royce that gave birth to ‘the best car in the world’…
Aug 24, 2021 Motoring

Recollection Rides now ready to rock Heritage Tour 2021

Both Heritage Day and Tourism Month will be feted in grand style by a diverse group of car enthusiasts, when the Southern Cape Old Car Club’s (SCOCC) Heritage Tour, proudly supported by Recollection Rides, hits the road from September 23-26. The…
Aug 24, 2021 Motoring

The Audi Q5 gets even better

Facelift model now with sharper design and a stronger Q identity Rear light cluster featuring new digital OLED technology New MMI touch-sensitive controls The Audi Q5 has been a favourite in the premium mid-size segment, around the world and for…
Aug 20, 2021 Motoring

Fiat 500 stays cool

Fiat 500 completely refreshed with new trim levels, new colours and new interiors Updated with the introduction of Cult, Connect, Dolcevita, and Sport trim levels Over 3 million 500 family vehicles sold since 2007 That icon of Italian mobility, the…
Aug 19, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Urban Cruiser Xs - The Xtra Smart Choice

The Urban Cruiser, introduced in March this year, has found great favour with the South African public. Racking up over 900 sales each month, its blend of space, SUV-like styling, affordability and Toyota brand-footprint, has made a notable impact…
Aug 19, 2021 Motoring

77 Days to Corolla Cross

Toyota confirms a two-engine line-up Following the previous release where we introduced the Corolla Cross - the first SUV adaptation of a Corolla model - we are pleased to share the engine and drivetrain configurations of the newcomer. The current…
Aug 18, 2021 Motoring

Chery enters the South African market

Chery establishes fully owned affiliate in South Africa Company to partner with 30 dealers at time of launch in Q4 2021 Product range to showcase world-class technology and performance making Chery vehicles truly “Fun to Drive” One of China’s…
Aug 17, 2021 Motoring

Lotus at Monterey Car Week: News Review

Three debuts: Emira US debut, Evija ‘Challenger’ colour scheme, Radford Type 62-2 All three cars featured together for the very first time at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering Emira also made it’s US dynamic debut on track at Laguna Seca with…
Aug 05, 2021 Motoring

Land Cruiser celebrates its 70th Anniversary

The Toyota Land Cruiser celebrates 70 years of existence this month. Launched in August 1951, the Land Cruiser was originally known as the "Toyota BJ," a four-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with a powerful engine. Initially designed for military use,…
Jul 30, 2021 Motoring

Land Cruiser 300 – Much-Anticipated Local Debut

The eagerly awaited Land Cruiser 300 is set for an August debut on local soil. Following months of speculation, concept renderings and spy-shots, the first production models are ready to be shipped to eager buyers. New Design On the design front,…
Jul 29, 2021 Motoring

JAC Motors' remarkable global sales drive

36.1% sales growth in the Chinese domestic market for the first half of 2021. Export sales showed a 125.8% year-over-year growth for the first half of the year. Local sales performance doubled from a solid growth base in the first six months. JAC…
Jul 26, 2021 Motoring

99 Days to Corolla Cross

In just 99 days, one of SA's most beloved nameplates will spawn an all-new model - the much-anticipated locally-built Toyota Corolla Cross. The Corolla name has a rich and diverse history spanning 12 generations*, and while locally it has been…
Jul 21, 2021 Motoring

All-New Mazda BT-50

The All-New Mazda BT-50, the third model in a new generation of Mazda vehicles is fully redesigned from the ground up. The BT-50 launched internationally in June 2020 and units that will be sold in South Africa will be produced in Thailand. The…
Jul 20, 2021 Motoring

Volkswagen announces pricing for the new Golf 8 GTI

The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI will go on sale in South Africa from September 2021 The most digitally advanced Golf GTI has been given 11kW more power than its predecessor. The 2.0l turbocharged engine now develops 180kW with a torque peak of 370Nm. The…
Jul 12, 2021 Motoring

Giulia GTA: momentous return to SA of an Alfa Romeo legend

The iconic Alfa Romeo GTA is the ultimate version of the ultimate four-door sports sedan. And it’s heading to South Africa. Based on Giulia Quadrifoglio, Giulia GTA is fitted with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine, now…
Jul 08, 2021 Motoring

New logo, new emblem, new colours… still Dacia!

Dacia is once again shaking up the rule book. This time, by changing its visual identity. Increasingly assertive and authentic, the brand embraces symbols of simplicity and sturdiness with a brand-new logo and emblem, and an additional new colour…
Jul 07, 2021 Motoring

The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé

BMW is opening a new chapter in its tradition of super-sporty compact models. In the process it will set a new benchmark for driving pleasure – a brand speciality – at the premium end of this vehicle class. The new BMW 2 Series Coupé embodies…
Jul 05, 2021 Motoring

Paradise found in the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi brand ambassador explores Mozambique in his Pajero Sport Exceed Loose sand and beach driving no match for Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD II system Designed and built for those with an adventurous spirit Golden beaches, the warm and…
Jul 02, 2021 Motoring

Toyota GR Yaris - Rally Car for the Road

Developed directly from World Rally activity, with Tommi Mäkinen Racing Toyota’s second global GR model and a homologation model for future WRC activity New 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo engine producing 198 kW Aerodynamic and lightweight body…
Jun 29, 2021 Motoring

Toyota GR Yaris - FIVEDRIVES - Part 4

Part 4: Zwartkops Karting Circuit & Leeroy Poulter An often-used cliché among the motoring press is the phrase 'it handles like a go-kart'. Well we combined South African karting champion Leeroy Poulter, the intricate Zwartkops Karting Circuit and…
Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Coaster - More Mobility for Mzansi

For the first time in South Africa; Toyota's medium-sized people mover, the Coaster, makes its market debut. The Coaster fills the gap in the line-up left between the LWB Quantum (16-seater) and Hino 300-based bus conversions, and provides South…
Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

Toyota C-HR - Luxury Upgraded

The Toyota C-HR crossover is well known for its Avant Garde styling, high-specification level and ultra-refined turbocharged powertrain. Following the facelift in 2020, the top-of-the-line Luxury grade has received some notable aesthetic and safety…
Jun 28, 2021 Motoring

296 GTB: defining fun to drive

Unveiled today the 296 GTB, Ferrari’s new mid-rear-engined berlinetta sports car New Ferrari V6 hybrid architecture capable of delivering up to 830 cv The 296 GTB’s plug-in hybrid system maximises usability and driving pleasure The 296 GTB is also…
Jun 21, 2021 Motoring

Mazda introduces the All-New Mazda BT-50

Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the local launch of the All-New Mazda BT-50, the third model in a new generation of Mazda vehicles. The All-New Mazda BT-50 is fully redesigned from the ground up. The All-New BT-50 launched…
Jun 18, 2021 Motoring

Chery receives a new overseas user every two minutes

Recently, Chery released sales data, and 65,842 vehicles were sold in May, up 58.1% year on year; From January to May, 348,302 vehicles were sold, up 84.2% year on year; In May, 19,444 vehicles were exported, up 256.5% year on year, marking the…
Jun 17, 2021 Motoring

Pricing for the new Volkswagen Tiguan announced

The new Tiguan, which is part of Volkswagen’s T SUV range in South Africa, will go on sale from July 2021. The Volkswagen Tiguan, which was launched in the South African market for the first time in 2008, will go on sale in South Africa, Namibia and…
Jun 15, 2021 Motoring

21YM Honda NC750X

Model updates: One of Europe’s favourite all-rounders gets a well-rounded evolution: more power for the engine, plus higher redline and revised gearbox ratios, which come hand-in-hand with Throttle By Wire management, 3 riding modes and refined,…
Jun 11, 2021 Motoring

Dacia, the small brand that thinks big

Just look how far Dacia has come! From its creation in 1968, to its acquisition by Renault Group in 1999 and down to the present day, it is the ‘small Romanian brand’ that grew and grew and went international, and it still uses the recipe that made…
Jun 09, 2021 Motoring

The all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé

Signature BMW driving pleasure and sporting elegance brought together with modern functionality: The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is poised to build on the success of its predecessor with this blend of qualities plus well-conceived enhancements to…
Jun 08, 2021 Motoring

H6 Generation 3 hits South African shores

What is a symphony? Well a symphony is an elaborate musical composition for a full orchestra. What is the all new HAVAL H6? An elaborate mobility composition for any driver. The all new HAVAL H6 is the latest incarnation of a product that has been…
Jun 04, 2021 Motoring

2021 South African Car Of The Year public voting now open

For the 2021 South African Car of the Year, it has been decided to increase public participation and a stand-alone voting platform has been created where the public can vote on category winners and select their overall favourite. This favourite will…
Jun 03, 2021 Motoring

Hilux posts its highest total sales in 2021

You really cannot keep the Toyota Hilux out of the news. It has sold more than one million units in South Africa (SA), has been the segment leader for 48 of the 50-plus years it’s been in SA and currently boasts the longest active model range in the…
Jun 02, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 – World Premiere

One of the most anticipated new vehicles of 2021, the Land Cruiser 300, will break cover on the 9th of June, 2021. Following months of rumours, speculation and spy-shots, Toyota’s all-new flagship SUV will officially be showcased during a ‘live…
May 26, 2021 Motoring

The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive

With the introduction of a third body variant, BMW M GmbH is adding a highly exclusive model to its line-up of high-performance sports cars in the premium midsize segment. The new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive will be available in…
May 25, 2021 Motoring

Small Q, big coup: The Audi Q2 in new top form

Compact SUV in the Audi Q range ushers in a fresh product update Offering striking finishing touches as part of three different trim lines Local package structure offers convenience, customisation and an inclusive value proposition Progressive…
May 19, 2021 Motoring

The new Citroën C3: inspired by you

The 3rd generation Citroën C3 has just surpassed the one million mark in terms of vehicles produced at the factory in Trnava, Slovakia. Launched in November 2016, C3 gave a new impetus to the brand by ushering in a new stylistic identity that can…
May 13, 2021 Motoring

Renault Scenic: Invention and Re-invention

Designed from the Inside Out (episode 1) In the 90s, Renault is the manufacturer of ‘cars for living’. As the inventor of the first MPV in 1984 with the Espace, it does it again in 1996 by designing the first compact MPV on the market. A vehicle…
May 12, 2021 Motoring

Introducing the new Peugeot 208

The exciting and innovative all new Peugeot 208 has hit the shores of South Africa. This classy vehicle has already set the world alight with multiple awards and sales achievements since its international launch. A few of these notable achievements…
May 11, 2021 Motoring

2021 SUBARU XV – New Tech, New Looks

Subaru Southern Africa’s award-winning 2021 XV is now available in South Africa sporting refreshed looks and even more technology. The updated Subaru XV crossover features an updated lower grille design with added contours around the fog lamps and…
May 05, 2021 Motoring

Toyota records a market share of 24.6% in April

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded a total of 8 810 sales in April, affording the company a market share of 24.6%. TSAM registered a total of 4 745 units in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment, claiming a market share of 43.6%, as…
May 04, 2021 Motoring

Subaru SA debuts the all-new Subaru Outback

Now offered in two premium grade derivatives. Safest, most capable Outback ever. 11.6-inch Tablet Interface. More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer® engine added. Outback ushers in a number of firsts for the brand and segment. Subaru Southern Africa presents…
May 04, 2021 Motoring

New dealer facilities for KZN customers

Peugeot, Citroën and Opel customers have a new dealer facility in KwaZulu Natal to cater for all their brand needs. Bates Motors Shelly Beach is a full-service dealership for all three brands for new and pre-owned sales and service. Bates Motors is…
Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

The All-new Renault Kangoo to be tested

A true icon ever since its release in 1997, Kangoo won over the hearts of its customers with its spacious, modular design with plenty of storage options. The All-New Kangoo, it is Kangoo and more! It has improved on all the original features that…
Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

The first Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI lands in South Africa

Volkswagen will launch the Golf 8 GTI at Dealers countrywide from the third quarter. The eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will be launched in South Africa from the third quarter of 2021. “The Volkswagen Group has been impacted by the global…
Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

20 years of modern driving pleasure in the MINI

The MINI brand and the BMW Group's British production plants in Oxford and Swindon celebrate 20 years of production of the original in the small car premium segment for the 21st century. A success that has now lasted two decades: At the beginning of…
Apr 28, 2021 Motoring

Figo Your Way to Freedom with these Five Features

Since the Ford Model T, vehicles have been linked with providing freedom and mobility First-time car owners choose the Ford Figo for its economy, safety and service support Every day new drivers are taking to our roads for the very first time. For…
Apr 22, 2021 Motoring

New Ferrari Limited-Edition V12: the countdown has begun

The first official photographs of the special version of the 812 Superfast were made available today The model’s name and further technical information will be revealed on May 5 during a live-streamed event on Ferrari’s social media channels The…
Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

Porsche 911 Turbo – 2021 World Performance Car

The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car…
Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

Land Rover Defender – 2021 World Car DESIGN of the Year

The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car…
Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 2021 World Luxury Car

The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car…
Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

HONDA e – 2021 World Urban Car

The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car…
Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year

The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car…
Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

A Gift unwrapped

Life is complex. It has become more complex in recent months. Car buying has changed, car selling has changed. Consumer needs have changed. Consumers have changed. The world is changing every second. Isn’t it time car makers change? GWM’s answer to…
Apr 20, 2021 Motoring

World premiere of the Toyota BZ4X Concept

Toyota concept previews a new family of battery electric vehicles Toyota bZ – “beyond Zero” – highlights Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and beyond Constructed on an all-new e-TNGA platform, optimised for electric vehicles Developed in…
Apr 19, 2021 Motoring

Mitsubishi launches Pajero “Legend 100”

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa celebrates Pajero legend Only 100 Pajero “Legend 100” derivatives produced Pajero Sport Exceed takes over as Mitsubishi’s flagship 4x4 SUV Just 100 Mitsubishi owners now get the opportunity to join the exclusive Pajero…
Apr 16, 2021 Motoring

New Peugeot 3008

Since launching in 2016, the PEUGEOT 3008 has taken the lead in the compact SUV market, achieved outstanding commercial performance in Europe and internationally, and scooped the Car of The Year award in 2017. Fast forward to 2021 now and get ready…
Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

London Concours announces cars on display in 2021

Once again, the prestigious event assembles the finest collection of cars ever, in the heart of the City of London London Concours 2021 reveals the full list of nearly 100 spectacular historic and performance cars at London’s HAC from the 8-10 June…
Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

Hyundai enters luxury MPV segment with new Staria

The Hyundai Motor Company has launched its new Staria multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) lineup via a digital world premiere, establishing a model for its future purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). The Staria’s debut furthers Hyundai Motor’s transformation as a…
Apr 14, 2021 Motoring

SUV trendsetters offer even more power and precision

Mercedes-AMG’s long-awaited performance offering for the GLE generation has reached South African shores, with the GLE 53 4MATIC+ and GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé set to liven up the mid-size SUV market with a combination of head-turning looks and scorching…
Apr 07, 2021 Motoring

World premiere of the all-new Toyota GR 86

New coupe faithful to the fun-to-drive characteristics of its GT86 predecessor Light weight and low centre of gravity secure agile handling Third model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sports cars, joining GR Supra and GR Yaris New 2.4-litre…
Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

Happy birthday, Abarth!

March 31 marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of Abarth, the brand that has always been the by-word for performance and style. The brand’s badge has also developed over time while remaining true to its core values from the realistic Scorpion…
Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

On a Quest for More Convenience

For 2021 Toyota has bolstered the Corolla Quest product offering to offer enhanced convenience. While retaining the familiar 1.8-litre, single-engine line-up, the previously un-badged entry grade has been renamed Plus, while the Prestige and…
Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

The new face of French chic

All the bells and whistles with no compromise on comfort, and still the best way for you to get noticed. The Citroën C3 facelift has come to play – rules will be broken. Once again, we find ourselves ogling over looks that cause weak knees and…
Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

The sportiest Q: the new Audi RS Q8

The most powerful SUV coupé from Audi touches down in South Africa Offering high performance, variability and everyday usability 441 kW, 800 Nm, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds Retails from 1 April 2021 The new Audi RS Q8 is the top model in the Q…
Mar 22, 2021 Motoring

Aygo X prologue - A new vision for the A-Segment

Located near Nice on the French Côte d’Azur, ED² is Toyota’s European Design studio. For most of the 21st century, Toyota has been a leader in the A-segment in Europe. Committed to the future of this segment, it tasked ED² with the challenge of…
Mar 17, 2021 Motoring

All-new Subaru Outback heading to SA

All-New Outback ushers in a number of firsts for the brand and segment. Two premium grade derivatives on offer. Safest, most capable Outback ever. 11.6-inch Tablet Interface. Subaru Driver Monitoring System makes SA debut Today, Subaru Southern…
Mar 17, 2021 Motoring

The all-new BMW iDrive

What began 20 years ago with the introduction of a rotary dial and a digital display is now an all-encompassing, intelligent, multi-sensory experience tailored to the user at hand. That is what the new BMW iDrive represents. It brings about another…
Mar 15, 2021 Motoring

Hyundai NEXO gets five-star Green NCAP rating

Hyundai Motor’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, the NEXO, has received a maximum five-star rating from Green NCAP, the independent organisation that ranks vehicles based on their energy efficiency and emissions. The rating was based on…
Mar 15, 2021 Motoring

Toyota GR Yaris is the UK Car Of The Year

In perhaps its most remarkable award-winning achievement yet, the Toyota GR Yaris has been named the 2021 UK Car of the Year (UK-COTY). The result reveals the level of love for a car that sits well outside the mainstream: an out-and-out performance…
Mar 12, 2021 Motoring

Hyundai reveals uncovered glimpse of all-new KONA N

Hyundai Motor has revealed a glimpse of the all-new KONA N without its camouflage disguise. In a series of teaser images, fans and enthusiasts can enjoy a first look at the latest member of the brand’s high-performance N range. The all-new KONA N,…
Mar 09, 2021 Motoring

History of the Alpine brand

66 years of passionate history since 1955 Competition in the genes, many victories The people behind the iconic vehicles A 100% electric future Alpine is the story of a brand, but it is also the story of the people before the brand existed,…
Mar 09, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Urban Cruiser – Find Your Fun

Ushering in the next instalment in Toyota’s passenger car expansion strategy, is the new Urban Cruiser. Conceived as a fun, affordable and compact crossover vehicle, the Urban Cruiser has been designed to play in the city during weekdays, while…
Mar 09, 2021 Motoring

Pajero Sport shows its prowess in epic adventure

Mitsubishi Motors SA Pajero Ambassador takes Pajero Sport on epic adventure to the “Land of Legends” Pajero Sport hosts convoy of 14 4x4s in Venda’s Secret Forest Off-road legend Francois Rossouw impressed by performance in the rough Mitsubishi…
Mar 08, 2021 Motoring

New Renault ARKANA: spacious, sporty, hybrid

By launching its sporty-looking Arkana SUV in Europe, Renault is reinventing the conventional codes of the market. It becomes the first general-purpose manufacturer to offer a SUV coupé in Europe, a segment that until now has been the preserve of…
Mar 06, 2021 Motoring

New Opel Corsa – Unveiling the entire range

The beginning of 2021 saw Opel hitting the ground running with the launch of one derivative of Opel Corsa; The Edition, which has been available to order since January 2021. Right on its heels we are introducing the rest of the Corsa line-up in the…
Mar 04, 2021 Motoring

Specifications of the Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI announced

The most digitally advanced Golf GTI is coming to South Africa in the second quarter of 2021 The award-winning Golf GTI comes powered with a 7-speed DSG® petrol engine pushing out 180kW The eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will be launched in…
Mar 04, 2021 Motoring

Euro NCAP: 5 Stars for Arkana

With its unique and resolutely hybrid concept, the new Renault Arkana breaks with traditional codes but makes no compromises on safety: it obtains the maximum 5-star rating from the independent safety test body Euro NCAP. Guaranteeing the highest…
Mar 04, 2021 Motoring

2021 World Car PERSON of the Year – Top Five Finalists

The top five finalists for the 2021 World Car Person of the Year award were announced on the 2nd of March 2021. Ninety-three World Car Awards (WCA) jurors from twenty-eight countries collectively voted for the finalists by secret ballot. KMPG…
Mar 03, 2021 Motoring

E-Class sedan dazzles with major facelift

With over 14 million units delivered since 1946, the E-Class is the bestselling model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz, with many regarding it as the ‘heart of the brand’. Now it’s raising the bar even further: the latest iteration of the…
Mar 03, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Yaris named 2021 European Car Of The Year

Yaris’s hybrid electric technology acclaimed for its low emissions, drivability and accessible pricing Car of the Year jury also appreciated Yaris’s attractive design and class-leading safety A second win for Yaris, 21 years after the first…
Mar 03, 2021 Motoring

E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet get even more desirable

Back in 1991, Mercedes-Benz debuted an elegant cabriolet at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. A four-seater with a fabric top, it was initially known as the 300 CE-24, and revived a long tradition of four-door open-top vehicles in company’s…
Mar 03, 2021 Motoring

The South African Toyota 2000GT – Chapter 1

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do whatever necessary to not only produce the 2000GT but make it one of the – or perhaps even the – greatest car in the world." - Shoichi Saito, Project Leader 2000GT. During the 1960’s it was believed…
Mar 01, 2021 Motoring

Land Cruiser 78 Back by Popular Demand

The Land Cruiser 70-series needs no introduction, having etched an enviable reputation amongst off-roading enthusiasts, game rangers, farmers and other utility-minded users. The rugged construction and infallible Toyota engines have earned it the…
Feb 26, 2021 Motoring

MSA and SYMC contract reaches natural end

The multi-year agreement between Mahindra South Africa (MSA) and the SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) has ended, which means that MSA will no longer act as the distributor for SYMC from 28 February 2021. This marks the end of a multi-year agreement,…
Feb 26, 2021 Motoring

Ask Ford Now More Connected with Ford Pass App

Ask Ford is an intuitive global online knowledge base tool for customers Ask Ford can now be accessed via the new Ford Pass Connected App Ask Ford brings peace of mind to customers Ford’s customer-centric Ask Ford self-service tool continues to…
Feb 25, 2021 Motoring

The new BMW 128ti in South Africa

With its specially tuned M Sport suspension and Torsen limited-slip differential, the exclusively front-wheel-drive compact sports model has an unwavering focus on providing highly engaging driving pleasure. The new BMW 128ti is an unfiltered…
Feb 22, 2021 Motoring

Subaru SA introduces the more powerful 2.5 Forester

More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer® engine added New Sport derivative adds distinctive styling and added practicality Uncompromised safety with the latest generation of Subaru EyeSight Driver Assistance Subaru Southern Africa presents the MY2021 Subaru…
Feb 17, 2021 Motoring

Volvo reports best January in its history

Starting 2021 on a strong note, Volvo Cars reported the best January in its history. Global sales rose by 30.2 percent to 59 588 cars, boosted by a strong year-on-year performance in China where the company more than recovered losses from earlier…
Feb 15, 2021 Motoring

Captur R.S. Line boosts the Captur 2021 range

The R.S. Line version, inspired by the world of motorsport, is now available The Renault Captur 2021 range is evolving in detail A range of petrol, LPG and hybrid engines Renault unveils the prices of Captur model year 2021. In addition to the…
Feb 12, 2021 Motoring

The Renault 5 Prototype, the wink is in the headlights

A cult car from the 70's with winking headlights, does that mean anything to you? The R5 of course! Its mischievous look is part of our heritage and the Renault 5 prototype unveiled in January cannot deny its ancestor. Nicolas Jardin, the…
Feb 12, 2021 Motoring

“The world’s most premium sustainable car”:

Lotus Evija wins prestigious International Design Award British all-electric hypercar honoured as ‘Product Design of the Year’ at the International Design Awards Awards recognise, celebrate and promote global design visionaries Jury names Evija “the…
Feb 12, 2021 Motoring

New Express Van: the Renault van family expands

Renault opened orders for the New Express Van in France and Europe. Practical and efficient, the New Express Van meets the essential needs of professionals looking for the best price/performance ratio. It makes daily life easier: up to 3.7 m³ load…
Feb 11, 2021 Motoring

Suzuki’s top-selling compact SUV now in SA

Vitara Brezza, a global best-seller Touch-screen infotainment and climate control standard across the range Manual and automatic options available India’s most popular compact SUV and the fastest compact SUV to reach 500 000 sales in that country,…
Feb 05, 2021 Motoring

Renault celebrates the 60th anniversary of an icon: the 4L

A mythical car, sold in more than 8 million units. A true icon of Pop Culture. 2021, a year full of celebrations. 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Renault 4L, a true success story, with more than 8 million units sold in over 100 countries over…
Feb 05, 2021 Motoring

New Peugeot 2008 SUV

For all those who are ready to give a new lease of life to the automotive world, PEUGEOT is unveiling the new 2008 SUV. As an enthusiastic and fierce supporter of PEUGEOT’s brand vision of an exciting future, it is the ultra-modern interpretation of…
Feb 04, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Hilux Raider – Jack of all Trades

In the latter part of 2020 the Toyota Hilux underwent a significant model update, bringing with it sharpened exterior styling, specification upgrades, a rationalised line-up and new flagship Legend grade. The SRX grade of old (which catered to…
Feb 03, 2021 Motoring

Toyota kicks off the year with 26% market share

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has kicked off the 2021 retail calendar with 9 033 units sold in January. This translates to a remarkable market share of 26% out of the 34 748 total units sold in South Africa this year. Toyota’s best-selling…
Jan 28, 2021 Motoring

80,000 individual examples of the Continental GT

80,000th Continental GT produced at the Home of Bentley in Crewe Three generations produced over the last 18 years Emissions reduction of 48 per cent with a power increase of 27 per cent 17 billion various configurations ensure individuality for…
Jan 28, 2021 Motoring

BMW model revision measures for 2021

Start for the BMW M5 CS M Carbon bucket seats available for the BMW M8 models Optimised 4-zone automatic air conditioning with nanoparticle filter. The market launch of the BMW M5 CS is the absolute highlight among the innovations that will enrich…
Jan 28, 2021 Motoring

The new BMW M5 CS

Even sportier, even more luxurious, even more exclusive: BMW M GmbH is expanding its ranks of ultra-sporty CS models with the introduction of the BMW M5 CS. Building on the recently established presence of the BMW M3 CS, BMW M4 CS and BMW M2 CS, BMW…
Jan 28, 2021 Motoring

What motorists want: a Hilux

The Toyota Hilux is South Africa’s most desired used car in the land! This much has emerged from an analysis of AutoTrader search data during the 2020 calendar year. The Hilux – the most searched for bakkie on AutoTrader in 2020, the most sold new…
Jan 28, 2021 Motoring

The new Audi R8: Update to the high-performance sports car

Spearhead to Audi’s performance range officially touches down in South Africa VIP customer deliveries of the Audi R8 V10 performance quattro have officially begun Visual updates to the Coupé and Spyder hosts a sharper design. No other Audi is closer…
Jan 25, 2021 Motoring

New Beginnings: Going Up and Over with the Ford Everest

South Africans show resilience and determination to make the most of 2021 New Beginnings often require overcoming one’s personal Mount Everest Ford Everest is a trusted companion to help you conquer new obstacles when infection levels subside, and…
Jan 18, 2021 Motoring

More Dacia, still Dacia

Building on a strong and efficient all-weather business model, the Dacia saga continues with a new chapter The creation of the new Dacia-Lada business unit will boost Dacia’s competitiveness through leveraged engineering & manufacturing synergies…
Jan 12, 2021 Motoring

Toyota Hiace and Quantum models upgraded

Upgraded driver guard to protect against Covid-19 transmission on Hiace Ses’fikile Alloy wheels added to Quantum GL Bus Reverse camera and auto-dimming mirror added to GL, Panel Van and Crew Cab Model line-up streamlined Upgraded Driver Guard for…
Jan 12, 2021 Motoring

Subaru SA to introduce more powerful 2021 Forester line-up

More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer® engine added New Sport trim adds distinctive styling Slated for local launch in March 2021, Subaru Southern Africa will introduce the MY2021 Subaru Forester with more power as well as more tech and safety systems. It’s…
Dec 10, 2020 Motoring

Land Cruiser Prado – new engine, tech and appeal

Higher outputs of 150kW and 500Nm from new 2.8-litre GD-6 turbo diesel engine Improved fuel consumption and engine efficiency New multimedia system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Increased towing capacity Drive Mode Select added to diesel models…
Dec 09, 2020 Motoring

Three Carroll Shelby Signature Editions Available in SA

Each Carroll Shelby Signature Edition will be entered into the official Shelby Registry The 5.0 V8 is fitted with an Edelbrock supercharger to produce over 800HP All Shelby conversions are done at the official Mod Shop in the Western Cape The…
Dec 07, 2020 Motoring

P Series SA Launch

Pickups or bakkies are nothing new to the Chinese auto industry giant, Great Wall Motor Corporation. Not even millennials will know that GWM pickups have been in exitance since the GWM Deer way back in 1996 and have been the leaders in Chinese…
Dec 03, 2020 Motoring

Toyota Fortuner records its highest sales total in 2020

South Africa’s popular SUV Toyota Fortuner sold a total of 1 488 units in the penultimate month of 2020. The Fortuner, which has just been refreshed in November, has been a firm favourite in SA since introduction to the local market in 2006.…
Dec 03, 2020 Motoring

Volkswagen’s 190kW Amarok Double Cab bakkie now on sale

South Africa’s most powerful double cab bakkie is now available from Volkswagen dealers Retail of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ most powerful bakkie has now commenced. The introduction of the Amarok Double Cab bakkie with 190kW of power is a…
Dec 03, 2020 Motoring

Giulia GTA, in the words of its creators

In a short documentary, the creators of the Giulia GTA project speak about the renaissance of an Alfa Romeo icon. Dedicated to fans of Alfa Romeo, the video is a tribute to the Italian culture, performance, design and ‘know-how’ embodied by the…
Dec 02, 2020 Motoring

All-new Creta is a fresh new face in Hyundai SUV range

Hyundai has introduced a fresh new face in their local SUV range: the all-new Creta, with eye-catching styling, extensive features and driving capabilities that are bound to make it an even more popular choice in this very competitive segment of the…
Nov 30, 2020 Motoring

Mazda CX-30 Named Thailand Car of the Year 2020

Mazda Motor Corporation's crossover SUV, Mazda CX-30, has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2020 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association. This is the third time in history and the second year running that a Mazda vehicle takes the award…
Nov 30, 2020 Motoring

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata: greater power for a track icon

Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The 488 GT…
Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

FCA Heritage celebrates its first five years

Since 2015, FCA Heritage has safeguarded and promoted the historical heritage of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands, via dedicated services and educational/cultural activities. A major milestone, but most of all a new starting point to…
Nov 20, 2020 Motoring

SVI MAX 3 – The bulletproof Land Cruiser 79

Built on the trusted Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series chassis and employing the proven powertrain options. Upgraded suspension, wheels and tyres to improve go-anywhere ability and ride comfort B6 level ballistic occupant protection against assault…
Nov 19, 2020 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Giulia amongst most affordable cars to own

Alfa Romeo Giulia wins all three categories in Executive Car class of the 2020 AA Kinsey Report Giulia has most affordable servicing and repair costs, as well as the cheapest parts basket Best in South Africa parts basket cost as a percentage of…
Nov 17, 2020 Motoring

Extremely rare 1960 Jaguar XK up for Sale

A rare Jaguar XK dating to the era of their greatest Le Mans successes has gone up for sale on Gumtree. The car is one of the 89 DHC 3.8 S’s produced by the brand, and is particularly rare as it is a right-hand drive. The XK 150 was castly different…
Nov 17, 2020 Motoring

Taken to the next level: new edition of the Audi Q7

More powerful: new design with clear SUV characteristics and prestige factor More dynamic with all-wheel steering and off-road capabilities More cutting edge: touch operating concept, refreshed interior and full suite of Audi connect services The…
Nov 16, 2020 Motoring

The new MINI Countryman now available in South Africa.

The biggest and most versatile member of the MINI model family generates fresh stimuli for driving pleasure and individual flair in the hallmark style of the British premium brand. Precisely refined design, attractive additions to the equipment…
Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

All-new Honda WR-V

"Characterful, Exciting New Compact SUV" Honda Motor Southern Africa is expanding its presence in the increasingly popular compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the launch of the all-new WR-V – an exciting new addition to its South…
Nov 12, 2020 Motoring

Toyota C-HR amplified with new GR SPORT model

Toyota Motors Europe has revealed exciting additions to the acclaimed C-HR crossover for European markets. Launched in 2016 and positioned as a dynamic crossover combining extravagant looks with the handling prowess to match - yet delivering…
Nov 12, 2020 Motoring

The first ever BMW iX

A vision is turning into reality, as the BMW Vision iNEXT becomes the BMW iX. With a year still to go before its market launch at the end of 2021, the BMW Group is providing a first look ahead to the future BMW iX, which is currently still in the…
Nov 06, 2020 Motoring

Exploring the Volvo P1800 Cyan

The Volvo P1800 Cyan is the result of thousands of engineering and design hours, creating a car that represents Cyan Racing's philosophy of how a sports car from the sixties merged with modern day performance should be. The car has been engineered…
Nov 04, 2020 Motoring

Toyota records its highest passenger sales for 2020

Fortuner: 1 349 Starlet: 1 102 Corolla Family of Cars: 1 024 Total Toyota Passenger: 5 755 The introduction of Toyota Starlet to the South African market has already shaken things up in the local passenger segment. Recently launched towards the end…
Nov 02, 2020 Motoring

Massive SA estate collector car auction set for December

More than 140 classic and collectable cars – including a selection of rare vehicles from the world’s largest private collection of Mercedes Benz motors representing six decades of German automotive design and engineering – goes under the hammer in…
Nov 02, 2020 Motoring

The Ferrari Roma wins 2020 Car Design Award

The Ferrari Roma has won the Production Cars category of the prestigious Car Design Award, which ran from 1984 to 1997 before being relaunched in its current form in 2016. The remote 2020 prize-giving ceremony was held today on the Car Design…
Oct 28, 2020 Motoring

Corolla Hatch - Spec Updates Heat up the Product Offering

First launched in 2019, the Toyota Corolla Hatch ushered in a new chapter for Corolla, one where arresting good looks, a dynamic drive and unrivalled refinement featured in the key notes. In March 2020, the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) active safety…
Oct 21, 2020 Motoring

Mahindra launches Mining Specification on popular Pik Up

Developed for South African conditions and regulations Fitted by Mahindra South Africa and available with full factory warranty S6 4x4 with Mining Specification now available at R405 999. The tough and reliable Mahindra Pik Up is donning its mining…
Oct 15, 2020 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is “SUV of the Year”

Powerful top model of the range wins competition of the magazine AUTO ZEITUNG. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio once again takes first place ahead of the competition from major German, Italian and British brands The 2020 model year of the Alfa Romeo…
Oct 15, 2020 Motoring

Reignite your passions in the remarkable Renault Duster

Robust, spacious and equipped to go further, the phenomenal Renault Duster Model is a force to be reckoned with within the B-SUV segment, with features and accolades to prove this. The Renault Duster remains one of the most popular SUVs within its…
Oct 14, 2020 Motoring

Styling, value boost for Pik Up Double Cab range

New look grille, lights and silver highlights now standard across DC range Cruise control, reverse camera and new touch screen on S10 S6 upgraded with standard cruise control and electric side-mirrors Competitive pricing, with Double Cab models…
Oct 14, 2020 Motoring

Fiat New 500 wins the “Red Dot Award 2020”

Fiat New 500, FCA’s first full electric, has won the “Red Dot Award 2020”, one of the most coveted prizes in the world of industrial design, in the “Design Concept” category. Fiat’s new electric city car is now ready to revolutionize the mobility of…
Oct 08, 2020 Motoring

New Toyota Hilux – Tougher, more advanced

The latest iteration of Toyota’s revered ‘bakkie’, first launched in 2016 with an increased focus on technology, convenience, and comfort, while still retaining the traditional Hilux hallmarks of toughness and durability, builds on the robust…
Oct 08, 2020 Motoring

The new BMW 128ti.

The all-new BMW 128ti, Alpine white, Y Rim 18” Styling 553 M (10/2020). The new BMW 128ti (fuel consumption combined: 6.4 – 6.1 l/100 km [44.1 – 46.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 148 – 139 g/km*) is an unfiltered driving machine with a…
Oct 07, 2020 Motoring

The little Caddy that could do

The VW 1.0 Caddy TSI Trendline, a Multi-Purpose Vehicle, surprised me in ways I wasn’t expecting. Easy to understand why it’s ever popular with small to medium size companies. And yes it makes for a good family car as well. What is it? A rather…
Sep 28, 2020 Motoring

Ferrari Omologata: a new one-off creation

Fiorano sees the premiere of the 10th one-off crafted over a V12 platform A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano today during a brief yet intense shakedown. While the V12 engine note reverberating around the track may have sounded familiar,…
Sep 28, 2020 Motoring

Ford reveals blisteringly quick Mustang Mach-E GT

All-electric, 465 PS, all-wheel drive Mustang Mach-E GT sprints to the head of the pack with 3.7-second 0-100 km/h Mach-E customers receive one year of free access to the IONITY fast-charging network Intelligent range uses information from weather…
Sep 25, 2020 Motoring

Rolls-Royce reveals new Ghost Extended

#rollsroyceghost The most rear legroom in a four-seat sedan with the exception of Phantom Extended 170mm longer than Ghost, offering greater space and legroom for rear-seat occupants Provides enhanced rear comfort with no compromise to driving…
Sep 23, 2020 Motoring

Cannonballing – Africa Style

In tribute to Burt Reynolds, the lead in the original 1981 movie, The Cannonball Run, who passed away in 2018, the Cannonballers gathered on a fine morning on Friday 18th September 2020 at Zwartkops Raceway for the annual running of the Round Table…
Sep 23, 2020 Motoring

Isuzu Updates Product Range for 2020

Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has been busy this year with many changes to some of its most popular models. Speaking at a virtual media briefing this week Dominic Rimmer, Senior Vice President Technical Operations said, “despite challenges posed…
Sep 21, 2020 Motoring

Toyota Starlet – A New Chapter for Toyota

Joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and cross-brand partnerships – these are the driving forces of an ever-increasing global market. The automotive sector is no stranger to this, with multi-brand partnerships having been around for many decades…
Sep 17, 2020 Motoring

Ferrari Portofino M: a voyage of rediscovery

The latest evolution of the Prancing Horse GT 2+ Spider unveiled The Portofino M bursts with innovations that boost its extreme versatility and the pleasure of en plein air driving New technical content includes a 620 cv V8 turbo, 5-position…
Sep 11, 2020 Motoring

Isuzu D-MAX wins 2020 online car of the year in Zimbabwe

The Isuzu D-MAX remains a firm favourite in Zimbabwe according to the latest poll in which Zimbabweans recently had to vote online for their favourite vehicle. The Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards, which was launched towards the end of last year, has…
Sep 09, 2020 Motoring

Bentley Mulliner prepares trio of debuts for Salon Privé

Bentley to return to Salon Privé with Mulliner showcase Three cars to make world public debuts on 22 September New members of Bentley Mulliner Collections and Coachbuilt portfolios to be displayed Bentley Mulliner Bacalar makes public debut Restored…
Aug 28, 2020 Motoring

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards (WCA) was officially launched today to begin the 2021 awards season. The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey that follows more than 90 of our international jurors as they test-drive and vote on the…