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Honda upgrades its BR-V

The BR-V facelift has more technology, refinement and improved safety.

Perceived to hold a value-for-money advantage against rivals in the SUV marketplace, the BR-V is consistently one of the brand’s top sellers.

Renault Duster: The Super Fuel-Saver

The country’s most efficient and practical adventure wagon.

If fuel economy is high on your list of SUV priorities, consider Renault’s Duster, one of the country’s most efficient and practical adventure wagons. Wynter Murdoch reports

New Toyota Corolla Quest 

Bigger, bolder, better..learn more about Toyota's new edition Corolla Quest

With 6 models in a revised line-up, 1,8-litre engines across the range, added safety features and a new flagship-grade trim level what's not to love about the new Toyota Corolla Quest.

Audi’s Remade A1 Sportback

Smooth operator!

Audi’s A1 Sportback has grown up! In its new guise, the little car has been remodeled in a big way. Wynter Murdoch reports

Upgraded Micra has go, to match its show!

Nissan’s upgraded Micra offers spirited performance and a range of other improvements that give it go to match its show.

With a view to extending the appeal of its compact Micra hatchback range, Nissan recently introduced to the line-up a performance-orientated model powered by a 999cc, three-cylinder, turbocharged engine that produces 84kW.

Renault Launches the Super-Spacious Triber

One of South Africa's most versatile compact SUVs.

Renault’s newly-launched Triber stands out as one of the most versatile SUVs in South Africa’s compact car segment. Complete with seven-seats, this compact SUV represents a big shift in small car thinking.

Arrive in style in the new Mercedes-Benz GLE

What a winner!

Recently judged South Africa’s Car of the Year in the 2020 competition’s Premium SUV category, Mercedes-Benz’s GLE 400d has added another string to its already highly-commended bow.

New Toyota Corolla: Safe and Stylish

Toyota's Super Sedan With Enhanced Driving Dynamics

Toyota’s new Corolla sedan has made its debut in South Africa. Boasting enhanced driving dynamics and improved ride comfort, the model is equipped with a new powertrain, sharper design language, and an array of driver assistance safety programmes.

2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour Results

Renault edges out Suzuki in titanic fuel economy battle

The tight contest between Renault and Suzuki for the title as the most fuel-efficient brand in the inaugural WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB went right down to the final fill up in Cape Town on Saturday, 16 November, after five days and 2 500km of driving on various main roads.

2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour

Motus aims to build brand awareness by sponsoring media team in fuel economy tour

South African consumers are tightening their belts, not only with the initial purchase price of an asset, but also in the case of buying a car, are the running costs, where fuel is a major expense, along with maintenance, security and insurance.

The Stylish VW T Cross

Though it’s the smallest SUV in Volkswagen’s line-up, the newly-launched T-Cross punches well above its weight.

Though the smallest SUV in Volkswagen’s line-up, the vehicle doesn’t want for interior space. At 377 litres, its boot is bigger than the Polo’s by 27 litres. Artfully, if passenger legroom at the back isn’t an issue, the adjustable rear bench can be moved forward to increase luggage space to 455 litres.

Nissan’s Monster Machine

In its latest form, Nissan’s GT-R remains one of the world’s most iconic performance cars.

In the 50 years since the original’s debut at the 1968 Tokyo Motor Show, the model has undergone many significant changes, evolving from a four-door sedan to a racy coupé to a sports icon dubbed Godzilla in honour of its monster performance capabilities. One thing has remained constant, however – it’s ability to astonish.

The B-Class Reinvented

From MPV to Sports Tourer

“The new B-Class is more practical and more chic than ever,” says Selvin Govender, Mercedes-Benz’s Marketing Director for Passenger Cars. “In our portfolio of compacts, it’s the perfect vehicle for the whole family. Also, MBUX introduces an all-new customer experience to the model with functions that were previously the reserve of the luxury class.”  

Mazda Moves Upmarket

Find out why the new Mazda3 deserves a top place on your shopping list

The Mazda3 is the Japanese brand’s best-selling model, accounting for over six-million units globally since its launch in 2003. In an attempt to make the car even more popular, the recently released seventh iteration of the model has been repositioned in the market place, featuring racy new styling and a premium quality feel.

Triton on the up

Mitsubishi’s improved, fifth-generation Triton bakkie

For a pick-up it proves easy to manoeuvre whether in town or when driving off-road. It boasts other enticing attributes, too.

Mitsubishi’s new Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi’s new Eclipse Cross brings a dash of panache and is set to bolster Mitsubishi sales in the family-styled SUV segment

Modern-looking and comfortable, Mitsubishi’s recently introduced Eclipse Cross brings a dash of panache to South Africa’s family-styled, compact SUV segment.

Renault’s New Flagship SUV

Competent, capable, well-appointed and stylish – that summarises Renault’s new Koleos, the French brand’s flagship SUV

Styled by the French, engineered by the Japanese and built by the Koreans – Renault’s new Koleos brings a strong sense of international flair to South Africa’s SUV marketplace.

Kona Raises the Benchmark

An impressive step forward for the Korean brand in the SUV crossover sector

Hyundai’s eye-catching new Kona stands out as a strong contender for top honours in the compact SUV sector of South Africa’s vehicle market.

Wildtrak Raises the Bakkie Bar

Offering more features and more refinement than its predecessor, Ford’s newest Ranger Wildtrak tends to raise the stakes in South Africa’s bakkie sector

With a reputation for utility, versatility and durability having contributed to the previous version’s success in the sales charts, the revised, Pretoria-built model adds the option of a new engine and gearbox combination, trendy technological features, styling upgrades and, thanks to modifications to its suspension system, SUV-like refinement to its ride.

Volkswagen Golf R Hits all the Right Notes

It’s more than just a super sports car.

With extra power under its bonnet and the pipes of a four-bore, performance exhaust system protruding from its rear, the latest version of the hottest Golf in Volkswagen’s line-up hits all the right notes.

Opel’s adventure wagon

The newest model from Germany’s Opel brand to be launched in South Africa does battle in the highly competitive, family-sized segment of the SUV market.

Opel bills its latest and largest SUV – the family-sized Grandland X – as the kind of vehicle that’s well-suited to people who enjoy sporty and adventurous outdoor lifestyles.

BMW 3-Series: Brilliant Allure

An executive sedan that you’ll enjoy driving.

The German brand’s latest version of its 3-Series – designated the G20 – represents the seventh generation of the popular compact executive sedan. In 330i guise the car underlines BMW’s commitment to sporting refinement, reinforcing the concept that driving should be an enjoyable experience.

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