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The Future of Opel in South Africa

June 14, 2017 |

Since General Motors’ announcement on 18 May this year that they would be exiting the country, there has been speculation about the future of one of its brands in particular: Opel. Today, that future was laid out at a press … Read More

Kia’s new Stonic baby SUV heading for Frankfurt – but what about the Soul?

June 8, 2017 |

Kia has released the first official teaser sketches of its upcoming Stonic subcompact SUV, due to make its world debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The newcomer shares its underpinnings with the all-new Rio, which is being launched in South … Read More

All-new Kia Rio looks sleeker, feels more grown up

June 7, 2017 |

JOHANNESBURG. – One of the cornerstones of Kia’s success is its Rio hatchback, a car that has seen continued popularity through three model generations. The latest iteration has now been launched in South Africa.

Strikingly different from its predecessor, the … Read More

All-new Honda Civic Type R makes official debut

June 7, 2017 |

Honda has released official details of the new-generation Honda Civic Type R. New from the ground up, the superhatch sticks to front-wheel drive, but benefits from a lighter and stiffer platform, new suspension with active damping, and selectable driving modes.

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Nissan hopes updated X-Trail will extend global success

June 6, 2017 |

It may be just an update, but the mid-life refresh of Nissan’s X-Trail proves just how competitive the compact SUV segment is worldwide – and that the rivalry is becoming fiercer all the time.

Nissan sold 766 000 X-Trails and … Read More

Turbo urge boosts appeal of new-generation Hyundai Elantra

June 5, 2017 |

Hyundai’s popular Elantra compact sedan has a lot going for it – including decent spec, good comfort levels and strong value. But thrilling dynamics have never been part of the package.

The Korean marque hopes to change that with the … Read More

Peugeot gets a boost in SA, while new models wait in the wings

June 2, 2017 |

The French PSA Group has confirmed that VT Holdings of Japan has taken a 51 percent stake in Peugeot Citroën South Africa. The deal became official on June 1st, and heralds a new era for the Peugeot brand in South … Read More

Track test: driving the ultra-limited edition BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

June 1, 2017 |

When BMW Motorsport works driver Marco Wittman clinched the ferociously competitive German Touring Car Driver’s Championship in 2016, the Munich auto maker decided to celebrate Wittman’s title – his second – by producing a special, limited edition BMW M4. The … Read More

BMW 8-Series will spearhead BMW’s premium car onslaught

May 26, 2017 |

Unveiled last night at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in near production-ready form, the new BMW 8-Series Coupé is set to take the fight to other premium brands – and Mercedes-Benz in particular.

The actual model will debut during the … Read More

New Suzuki Ignis puts the spotlight on quirky motoring fun

May 26, 2017 |

CAPE TOWN. – With the global popularity of the SUV persisting, it’s no surprise that manufacturers are finding ways to blend some that category’s elements into new models. As a result, the subcompact SUV is increasingly becoming a fixture of … Read More