New Car Sales Summary for 2016

DSC 3689 The new car market showed a significant decline in 2016 amid tough economic conditions in South Africa and the outlook for 2017 is much the same, with slight improvements expected in the second half of the year. Take a look at this vehicle sales summary for all the details… A [...]

New Car Sales in South Africa – October 2016

FordRanger Take a look at how the new vehicle market performed in South Africa during the month of October 2016. The state of the new vehicle market in South Africa is under considerable strain and October was another woeful month with major declines seen across all vehicle segments. Despite these decli [...]

Volkswagen Polo Beats Pricing in SA

Vwpolobeats Earlier this year, Volkswagen showed a special edition Polo Beats model at the Geneva Motor Show. Local pricing has been announced. The Volkswagen Polo small hatchback is hugely successful in South Africa and it’s consistently in the Top 5 best-selling cars in the country every month, alo [...]

Car Prices 2016 vs 2015: How Much More Are You Paying?

AshNew How much more are you paying for your car in 2016 vs the same time last year? Car prices are determined by many factors such as inflation, exchange rates and manufacturing costs. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see car prices decrease, but it’s interesting to see which manufactu [...]

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Polo for 2018 (Video)

SB1 1151 XL Following the emergence of spy shots of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo, reports suggest the German marque's (significantly) enlarged compact hatchback will be revealed early next year. Here are more details...  Photos by S.Baldauf / S.B. Medien The 6th-generation Volkswag [...]

Best Compact Hatches Under R250 000

20Hatch Take a look at the semi-finalists in the Compact Hatch category of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank! The second annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – now powered by WesBank, is underway and the semi-finalists across 13 categories have been chosen. Make sure y [...]

New Car Sales in South Africa – August 2016

DSC 3868 The new car market in South Africa continued on its downward spiral in August 2016. Despite the declining trend, sales of light commercial vehicles remained relatively stable and exports showed substantial gains. An unpredictable and volatile economic environment continue to strangle the [...]

Petrol vs Diesel – Which is more expensive to own?

20Family Can the fuel economy gains of a diesel ever overcome the more expensive (usually) price tag associated with it? Fuel economy has never been as crucial a factor in the decision-making process of buying a new car as it is now. Manufacturers spend much of their development and resea [...]

Spy Shots: Next-gen Volkswagen Polo SUV

 85A2671 L Volkswagen is expanding the Polo range to include an SUV/crossover model and while the vehicle you see here is heavily disguised, it gives you some idea of the newcomer that the Wolfsburg-based brand is readying for launch. Photos by S.Baldauf / S.B. Medien What you see here are the fir [...]

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Spied

2003 The next generation of the VW Polo GTI has been spotted being tested in the United States.  The all-new, 6th-generation VW Polo is set to be revealed during in 2017 and then reach showrooms soon thereafter. The GTI derivative is only destined for 2018, but, as can be seen from th [...]