2018 Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6 Dubbelkajuit 4×4 Raider

Stylvolle vars voorkoms gaan bydra tot selfs groter gewildheid Toyota SA het gedurende Julie 2018 die Suid-Afrikaanse mark bederf met ‘n nuwe Hilux Dakar Edition reeks bakkies en ‘n maand later sy 2018 Hilux bakkie reeks bekendgestel met ‘n vars en stylvolle voorkoms soorgelyk aan die van die Dakar-modelle. In die proses het Toyota sommer […]

2019 ISUZU D-MAX Trusted bakkie range changes its name, but not its stripes

The Isuzu KB has been a trusted name in the bakkie market in South Africa stretching over 40 years and six generations, boasting a proud heritage that was built on reliability, capability, durability and trust. The popular Isuzu bakkie range is entering an exciting new chapter with a name change from KB to D-MAX, re-aligning […]

Opel raak “Grênd” met sy nuwe Grandland X

Nadat Chevrolet laasjaar oor die horison uit Suid Afrika gery het en die Chev/Opel/Isuzu alliansie verfomfaai het, was daar baie gissinge en spekulasie of Opel nie ook gaan handdoek ingooi nie. Die Opel Astra was weliswaar die waardige wenner van 2017 se SA Gilde van Motorjoernaliste se gesaghebbende Motor van die Jaar kompetisie, maar het […]

Suzuki. Sterker en sterker! En nou maar die nuwe Swift sy buiging.

As suksesstorie moet Suzuki sekerlik êrens ‘n voortvarende student se tesis onderwerp wees. Wat die fabrikaat oor die laaste paar jaar in ‘n moeilike motormark vermag het is eenvoudig fenomenaal. Die handelsnaam is Suid-Afrika se snels groeiende handelsnaam en nie net het hulle hul produkaanbieding, verkope, handelaarsnetwerk en markaandeel wesenlik vergroot nie, hulle het ook […]

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 D4 MIVEC 4WD A/T

Transmission upgrade brings about transformation Article: Richard Wiley. Photos: Johann van Tonder   I have had tenure of a number of Mitsubishi Pajeros over the years and without exception, the overriding issue has been the old-fashioned auto transmission which produced more slip than an oiled banana skin. Traversing the hills in my neighbourhood simply exaggerated […]

Mitsubishi celebrating centenary with influx of new and improved models for South Africa

Many firsts mark Mitsubishi’s first 100 years as a world-class vehicle manufacturer – not the least the claim to the world’s first SUV. In South Africa Mitsubishi Motors renewed assault on the South African car market. Along with the much awaited Triton launch, Mitsubishi also refreshed their other models, a program that will culminate in […]

Six things you should know about the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Article: Johann van Tonder

Origins The X-Class is the result of a parts-sharing deal between Mercedes and the Renault-Nissan Alliance – so it’s based on the ladder-frame platform of the Japanese brand’s Navara bakkie. Mercedes has made significant modifications right across the board, however, in a bid to produce a pick-up that it deems worthy of the three-pointed star. […]

Renault Clio GT-Line 5dr Gallic flair with substance Article: RICHARD WILEY

It’s very hard not to be captivated by Renault’s hugely successful Clio range and this latest phase-2 iteration, dubbed GT-Line, simply enhances the appeal. First impressions are often lasting impressions and on this count, the GT-Line scores with its outstandingly glossy paintwork that does much to enhance the chic styling. GT-Line differentiators include 17-inch titanium […]

Volkswagen Golf 7 facelift ANOTHER HOLE-IN-ONE Article: Richard Wiley

“What’s new?” the uninitiated might ask when first spotting the latest iteration of the Volkswagen Golf 7.  The answer is simple – “More than meets the eye.”  This unequivocal statement is made in the aftermath of a two-day press launch starring South Africa’s favourite hot hatch – the GTI – which has accounted for no […]

All-New Kia Rio Hatch Hits SA Streets Article: Leigh van Niekerk

In the first week of June, local motoring journos were formally introduced to the latest incarnation of Kia’s popular hatch, the all-new Kia Rio. We took the top-of-range 1.4 TECH model for a spin around the streets of Joburg on an average weekday afternoon, giving us a fairly accurate idea of how the vehicle delivers […]

SUZUKI IGNIS Klein stadsrakker wat ook ook kan stoftrap Artikel: Dirk Gallowitz Fotos: Johann van Tonder

Suzuki voertuie het ‘n stewige reputasie as betroubaar, taai en relatief goedkoop om te onderhou. Marknavorsing het gewys dat eienaars wat een van die gewilde handelsnaam se voertuie besit gewoonlik weer een sal koop. Nou het Suzuki Suid Afrika ‘n welkome nuweling bygevoeg in die Suzuki stal – die nuwe Suzuki Ignis. Die Ignis het […]

BMW 330e eDrive Technology The best of both worlds? Article: Richard Wiley

In just a year’s time, a quarter of a century will have passed since I bought an E36-series BMW 318iS. It came onto my radar because overseas motoring titles were near-unanimous that the new “Three” was the best compact sporting saloon on the planet, at least in terms of pure driving experience. The multivalve four […]

TOYOTA YARIS PULSE Verjongingskuur jaag polsslag op Artikel: Dirk Gallowitz Foto: Johann van Tonder

Toyota het onlangs sy opgekikkerde Yaris Pulse plaaslik bekend gestel. Die nuwe Yaris het in Maart vanjaar sy buiging gemaak op die Geneefse Motorskou en is in werklikheid net ‘n middellewe mooimaakkuur en nie ‘n nuwe model nie. Tog is daar heelwat veranderinge en verbeterings aangebring wat die Yaris Pulse ‘n varser en meer moderne […]

Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 TDI V6 Double Cab MOVING THE GOAL POSTS Article: Richard Wiley

Bakkie-mad South Africa now has cause to celebrate the arrival of a double cab contender that stands head and shoulders above its peers – the facelifted Volkswagen Amarok powered by a 3.0 V6 VGT turbo diesel motor that redefines the class. Before I tell you just why this is the king of bakkiedom, I feel […]

Mercedes GLA vind baat by lekker opknapping Artikel: Charlen Raymond

Mercedes-Benz het sy GLA sportnuts ʼn opknapping vir die 2017 modeljaar gegee, en ook ietwat van ʼn nuwe persoonlikheid. Die GLA het in 2013 sy verskyning in Suid-Afrika gemaak en het, saam met die A-Klas en CLA, sommer vinnig aanklank by kopers gevind. Die veranderinge wat hierdie Merc by baatvind is nie net kosmeties nie, […]

NUWE BMW 5-REEKS LENIGE ATLEET IN ‘N KISPAK DEUR DIRK GALLOWITZ

BMW Suid Afrika het onlangs hul nuwe 5-reeks in die Suid Kaap bekendgestel. Terwyl BMW wêreldwyd met talle modelle sukses en by sommige ook ikoniese status verwerf het, is daar myns insiens geen ander model wat oor die jare heen die naam BMW meer vergestalt as juis die 5-reeks. Hierdie nuwe model is nou reeds […]

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Dekadente opulensie DEUR DIRK GALLOWITZ

Oopdak karre is lank nie meer ‘n nuutjie op plaaslike bodem nie, maar peperduur luukse oopdakmodelle, soos die S-klas Cabriolet, laat steeds die koppe draai. Stuttgart se ringkoppe het die laaste S-Klas Cabriolet in 1971 gebou en geglo die SL sportmotor kan daarvandaan dieselfde doen. Nou is daar egter tog weer besluit om die S-Klas […]