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 [...]

Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x4 Automatic (2016) Video Review

DCranger22 The introduction of 2.2-litre TDCi double-cab automatic Ranger derivatives has created a stir in the bakkie market, because the XLS 4x4 appeals strongly to family vehicle buyers who want a vehicle with off-road ability, the convenience of a self-shifting transmission, but can't afford one of t [...]

2016’s New Cars – How They Fare in Terms of Sales

Hyundai Tucson We look at some of the new cars that landed in South Africa in 2016 and see if they are selling as well as predicted. It’s difficult to tell if a new car is going to be a hit with the public or not – unless it’s a Volkswagen, in which case it probably will be. What we as [...]

Ford SYNC3 Coming to SA

Sync3 Ford will be introducing its third-generation SYNC3 communications and entertainment system to the South African market in 2016/2017. Ford will be rolling out its SYNC3 infotainment system that will offer improved functionality and faster performance. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will also be [...]

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 [...]

Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x4 Automatic (2016) Review

DSC 0576 Ford’s recently introduced 2.2-litre TDCi double-cab automatic Ranger bakkies are bound to sell well in South Africa; We tested the mid-spec Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x4 automatic to determine if it’s worthy of your consideration. We like: Good ride quality and performance, comfortable i [...]

Best Leisure Double-Cab Bakkies in SA

Recap Take a look at the semi-finalists in the Leisure Double Cab Bakkie 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 sur [...]

Extended Test: Ford Ranger 3.2 4x4 Wildtrak [with Video]

DSC 8453   Leisure double cab bakkies don’t get much better than the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and we spent a month with it to uncover what it’s like to live with every day. Ford Ranger 3.2 4x4 Wildtrak Auto – Quick Specs Price: R604 900 Engine: 3.2-litre turbodiesel Transmission [...]

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 [...]

Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi Automatic – First Drive

20160826 072628 We joined Ford South Africa at a Ride-and-Drive event last week to evaluate its recently introduced Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi automatic derivatives. Is the Ranger 2.2 TDCi automatic any good? Let’s find out! Last week we published specs and pricing for the newly introduced Ford Ranger 2.2 TD [...]