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Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive
Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive

Renault South Africa has enhanced its award-winning Clio five-door hatchback range with a stepped-up GT-Line model and it is a real show-stealer, both in looks and performance

By Henrie Geyser 2 days ago

Mike Whitfield
Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's how

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa

By Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

D20 hatchback leads Chinese onslaught
D20 hatchback leads Chinese onslaught

Chinese automaker, BAIC, has begun its onslaught on the local car market with the introduction of a new D20 hatchback and sedan

By Henrie Geyser 18 Apr 2017

New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity
New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity

So, you've made the big decision, put down your deposit, and you finally get to drive that brand-new car home. But did you know that even the slightest early ‘mistreatment' can lead to engine problems

By Ané Theron 13 Apr 2017

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Turkish F1 to return? Turkish president, F1 CEO meet

NEWSWATCH: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Formula One CEO, Chase Carey, as the country plans to bring Formula One races back to Istanbul Park

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2017

Mazda CX-3 is a cross-over with style
Mazda CX-3 is a cross-over with style

The recently spruced-up Mazda CX-3 is a multi-role pleaser and the latest shining star in the fold of the once strong brand which is rapidly regaining individual market traction

By Henrie Geyser 5 Apr 2017

Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford
Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford

NEWSWATCH: Last week saw Elon Musk's clean transportation and power company, Tesla, reach $298.56 in Nasdaq trading (a 7.3% increase)

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Apr 2017

Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners
Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners

For fleet owners, the arguments for automatic trucks are making more and more sense. For one thing, automatic transmission reduces the impact of an unskilled driver on fuel efficiency

By Morné Stoltz 30 Mar 2017

Francesca Berta
#BrandManagerMonth: Francesca Berta on CarZar disrupting the auto-trade industry

We recently chatted to Francesca Berta, CMO of tech startup, CarZar, which aims to streamline the often onerous task of buying or selling a second-hand car

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Mar 2017

Road test: Toyota C-HR 1.2T CVT Plus
Road test: Toyota C-HR 1.2T CVT Plus

As I'm walking towards the valet parking area at Cape Town International airport, a sea-green, highly angular rear-end glistens amongst a sea of boxy Land Rovers

By Ané Theron 29 Mar 2017

Volvo wafts into the future
Volvo wafts into the future

I have been on a magical carpet ride into the future of motoring, courtesy of the Volvo XC90 armed with two power sources - a two-litre petrol engine and an electric rear axle drive

By Henrie Geyser 28 Mar 2017

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Ferrari finally takes Gold again

NEWSWATCH: For the first time in four seasons, Ferrari took home Gold at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Mar 2017

Mazda BT-50 is designed for fun
Mazda BT-50 is designed for fun

Smartened up for the city, cool enough to be enjoyed and admired by the leisure crowd, and tough enough for the rough and tumble of a challenging off-road meander – that's the face-lifted Mazda BT-50

By Henrie Geyser 24 Mar 2017

Pauline du Paty
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Mar 2017

The #AllNewNavara is all that and more
The #AllNewNavara is all that and more

As an owner of a 1.4 very lady-like hatchback vehicle, spending some time dashing over dunes and grazing over gravel roads is quite the treat, you can imagine

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Mar 2017

Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?
Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?

Q: Social listening simplified and amplified: How often does it happen that a brand gets to observe what people are actually saying about their brand

By Bogosi Motshegwa 22 Mar 2017

Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub
Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub

NEWSWATCH: Intel is buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for an estimated $15 billion

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2017

Sporty Lexus oozes eye candy
Sporty Lexus oozes eye candy

Lexus has undergone a welcome metamorphosis in recent times, binning its ho-hum looks for a much more youthful and sportier image

By Henrie Geyser 15 Mar 2017

The new Renault Sandero - a Stepway in the right direction
The new Renault Sandero - a Stepway in the right direction

2017 is Renault's best year to date, so far. Its pillar models are doing far better than expected, with the one-airbag, no-ABS Renault KWID in such demand

By Ané Theron 14 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job
#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job

Ross Adami, marketing manager at Uber South Africa, reports back from Uber's nomad programme, a three-month learning and development programme that matches candidates to teams around the globe to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing Uber today

By Jessica Tennant 10 Mar 2017

Fullback faces tough challenges
Fullback faces tough challenges

There is something incongruous about a Fiat bakkie but then the same applies to Mercedes-Benz bakkie, Renault bakkie and even more so, Maserati bakkie

By Henrie Geyser 6 Mar 2017

Creta will rattle opposition cages
Creta will rattle opposition cages

Hyundai has extended its local fleet lineup with the addition of a three-model Creta compact crossover that is not only going to cause opposition jitters but might even pinch a portion of the substantial sales

By Henrie Geyser 28 Feb 2017

Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device
Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device

Following the announcement of Uber's new interactive entertainment service, provided by Hubble (previously Taxi Media Group), CEO Justin Duveen shares the impact its having on the driver, the rider and the advertiser

By Jessica Tennant 27 Feb 2017

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Mazda CX5: revitalised and relevant

The Mazda CX5 was first launched in SA in 2012 and in 2015 we were introduced to the facelift editions, both in petrol and diesel

By Naresh Maharaj 24 Feb 2017

The sub-240k seven-seater club
The sub-240k seven-seater club

While we'd all prefer to drive a luxury seven-seater SUV, most of us are not in a financial position to do so. Here's a list of the least expensive choices on offer in South Africa

By Ané Theron 21 Feb 2017

Chevrolet blazes a new trail
Chevrolet blazes a new trail

Chevrolet's big-easy Trailblazer has been given a nifty makeover with a liberal addition of fancy technology and safety features

By Henrie Geyser 15 Feb 2017

Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017
Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017

Looking at the changes taking place in the local car buying circles, the 2017 motoring year will mark the entrenchment of value-added, stylish cars in the South African market

By Des Fenner 14 Feb 2017

Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars
Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars

as if we didn't know this already. This announcement came just as the Volvo S90 was launching in SA at the end of January 2017

By Ané Theron 7 Feb 2017

Silky drive and striking presence
Silky drive and striking presence

The Volvo S90 executive sedan has just strutted into South Africa as the sexiest and smartest car in the Swedish carmaker's history

By Henrie Geyser 6 Feb 2017

Getting a dash cam – what you need to know
Getting a dash cam – what you need to know

If a picture says a thousand words, a video speaks volumes. Hence the popularity of dashboard cameras

By Jeff Osborne 2 Feb 2017

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