John Beale believes all cars should come in correct wheel drive (rear wheel drive), and prefers old fashioned manual gears. He’s been writing about cars for over four years, and you can read some of his past writing on his blog, www.JTBeale.com. Beale spent a year on SA’s only car Podcast, the ZACarShow, leading the conversation with many of South Africa's top motoring journalists. John is the Motoring Editor for Fitness He Edition Magazine, and moonlights as the head of strategy at Cerebra.
The Sorento has had an upgrade, but is pretty much a brand new vehicle, now better looking than ever. Pity Kia doesn’t release sales figures, because I think the last Sorento did quite well by the looks of how many... Read More
BMW’s 3 Series is continually in the top 10 vehicles sold in South Africa, with over 1100 units sold per month in 2013. There’s no denying the incredible breadth of the 3 series, appealing to both the dynamic and... Read More
The 3rd generation Cerato designed in the states by ex-VW’s Peter Schreyer shows a shift in design language to Kia’s new slightly more rounded and emotional shape. It’s a very similar look from the rear to the Rio... Read More
The Lexus IS has been redesigned, now bigger and in F-Sport guise, the most aggressive of the current Lexus lineup. The new trapezoid mesh-grille, jagged lights and trademarked LED Daytime Running Lights all signifies a... Read More
There are very few cars built in 2011 that still look as futuristic as the Evoque nearly 3 years on. I tested the diesel back in 2012, and wasn’t too impressed with the engine, but this time had my hand at the 2.0... Read More
John Beale spent some time in the baby Land Rover with the latest 4-cyl engine. Photos and pricing included at the end of his Freelander Si4 review.
The Freelander received an update towards the end of last year: a... Read More
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee might have all but saved Jeep here in South Africa, as besides the venerable Wrangler, things were looking dire. Not surprisingly, Grand Cherokee sales have been strong, between 100 and 200... Read More
Where some manufacturers make sure that everything is standard, others offer a long list of optional extras. If you’re not careful, ticking those boxes can quickly raise the price of your car by hundreds of thousands... Read More
Volvo has significantly raised the stakes with its new V40, tackling the German trio head-on with a hatch that stands out. And to broaden the appeal of the V40, a Cross Country or ‘activity’ model has been launched... Read More
You may or may not have noticed the arrival of the new Audi A3 Sportback in South Africa… Taking a slightly less stand-outish approach as BMW’s 1 series, the eye-catching Mercedes A Class or even the left-field... Read More