John Beale

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.

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Range Rover Evoque Si4 Dynamic Coupe AT Review

Range Rover Evoque Review 8 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 litre petrol turbo and things are remarkably different. Looks and interior There is [...]

Lexus IS350 Review

Lexus Main 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 more aggressive, more in-your-face Lexus. Demanding attention rather than hoping [...]

2013 Kia Cerato Review

2013 Kia Cerato Main 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 sedan, but from the front it’s instantly Cerato with the wide fish-like grille, and ne [...]

BMW 316i Auto Review

BMW 3series2012 02 Custom 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 more relaxed Sunday driver. The 316i is the newest addition to the range. The previo [...]

Kia Sorento Review

Kia Sorento 1 Custom 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 are still on the road. It’s Kia’s biggest SUV that offers loads of space, powerful en [...]