Winners of Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank

CarsAwardsPressReleaseLead The 2016/17 Consumer Awards programme – powered by WesBank ­– concluded with the announcement of the thirteen best-considered new purchases in their respective categories of the South African new vehicle market, as well as the overall Brand of the Year, on 19 January 201 [...]

Facelifted Lexus IS (2017) Specs and Pricing

Lexus Is350 001 1800x1800 Toyota's luxury brand, Lexus, has announced a new version of the IS sedan. Here are specifications and pricing for the 2017 Lexus IS.  The Lexus IS, rival to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, has never been a best seller and we don't understand why. It's supremely well [...]

Not all parking bays are created equal

Parking2 Cars have got a lot bigger over the years, yet parking bays have stayed the same (at best) and, in some cases, they've shrunk. Therefore, if you are considering renting a space for your vehicle, make sure the "parking bay" is adequately sized and practically positioned. Just cons [...]

Ford Everest 2.2 (2016) First Drive

Everest Xls 22 1800x1800 Ford has finally expanded its Everest SUV line-up to include more affordable 2.2-litre derivatives. South African leisure-vehicle enthusiasts have been waiting for these models for a long time. Was the wait worth it? The Ford Everest is a macho 7-seat and off-road capable SUV. The current gener [...]

SA Ratings Downgrade: What It Would Mean for the Motor Industry

CarWarehouse The dreaded credit rating downgrades of South Africa by the influential ratings agencies may, or may not, happen... but suffice to say the motor industry will adapt and prevail. Whereas economic factors preclude a recovery in the new vehicle market in the short term, used car sales are exp [...]

Renault Kadjar 96 kW 1.2 Dynamique Automatic (2016) Review

IMG 8569 When Renault launched the Kadjar locally earlier this year, the range was curiously missing the option of an automatic gearbox. Now that both the petrol and diesel Kadjars are available with a 7-speed automatic dual clutch ‘box, we test drove the 96kW TCe Dynamique Auto to try and determine [...]

2016 Kinsey Report: The Cheapest Cars to Service and Repair

Corolla Which are the cheapest cars to service and repair? The annual Kinsey Report is out now! The Kinsey report for 2016 has been revealed. The report aims to give the consumer an idea as to how much it costs to service or replace parts on your vehicle. Winners in each category are determined by cost [...]

All-new Audi Q5 shown in Paris

Audi Q5 2017 1280 01 The second generation of Audi Q5 has just been revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Let's see what it's all about. "The first Audi Q5 was for many years the world's best-selling SUV in its class. It was no easy task to design its successor, but that is precisely why it is so [...]

Opel Astra 1.4T Sport Automatic (2016) Review

DSC 8580 As automatic gearboxes continue to improve, self-shifting derivatives are gaining popularity in the compact car segment. Is "the automatic" worth the extra money? We test the Opel Astra 1.4T Sport automatic to find out... We like: Ride and comfort levels, excellent connectivity a [...]

Renault Captur Sunset Limited Edition - Specs and Pricing

Renault Captur Sunset Sideq 1800x1800 Renault South Africa has launched a limited edition Captur crossover in South Africa. It's called the Captur Sunset and it forms part of the new engine offering for this model range.  The Renault Captur has been a sales success for the French brand, having sold over 4 500 uni [...]