VW Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI: 5 Things We've Learnt

VW 8219 The critics who've lambasted the Volkswagen Amarok for its lack of a 6-cylinder powerplant will soon have to eat their words... the V6-powered double cab bakkie from Wolfsburg is on its way to South Africa. After a blast down the autobahn in Germany, here are 5 things we learnt. [...]

Nissan NP200 1.5 dCi ICE Edition (2017) Quick Review

NissanNP200dIcerear 2 The Nissan NP200 ICE Edition was recently introduced in South Africa in an effort to boost sales of the Silverton-produced pick-up, but is it worthy of your consideration? We recently had a turbodiesel-powered version on test to find out… We Like: Good engine performance and added s [...]

10 Fastest-Selling Used Cars on

20A4 We've analysed changes in the dealer listings of second-hand vehicles on during January 2017 and, according to the information at our disposal, these are the 10 vehicles that positively "flew off dealership floors"... We have approximately 65 000 cars for sale on our si [...]

Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz X-Class

1SB 0712 Mercedes-Benz is set to debut its X-Class bakkie in Geneva early in March 2017. Meanwhile, test mules are already doing the rounds in cold weather conditions. Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Mercedes-Benz is about to take the covers off the X-Class next month at the Geneva Motor Show. U [...]

Mazda BT-50 Facelift (2017) First Drive

20Flash Front 7 8 23A WRGB Mazda achieved record new vehicle sales in 2016, but can the newly updated BT-50 be a greater force in the double-cab market? Mazda’s success of late has been impressive to witness. The bulk of the firm's sales come from its SUV models; the CX-5 and CX-3 are among the best-s [...]

Mazda BT-50 (2017) Specs and Pricing

MazdaBT502 The facelifted Mazda BT-50 bakkie makes its market introduction this week. Here are the specifications and pricing for this new product. This generation of the Mazda BT-50 was introduced to the South African market back in 2012. It was marketed as an Active Lifestyle Vehicle, which meant that t [...]

SA Top 40 of 2016: Best Sellers

Ranger22 Want to know which cars and bakkies people actually buy most in South Africa? These are the 40 best-selling vehicles of 2016, as sold by dealers.  While it is interesting to look at the sales figures released by NAAMSA every month, things get even more intriguing when you dig dee [...]

Mitsubishi Triton (2017) – Meet its Rivals

TRITON 237 The new Mitsubishi Triton has finally arrived in South Africa and if first impressions are anything to go by, this looks like a decent double-cab bakkie offering. However, the Mitsubishi Triton enters a hotly-contested segment. Let's meet the Triton's rivals... Even though the South Afric [...]

Mitsubishi Triton (2017) First Drive

TRITON 116 After a long delay, the all-new Mitsubishi Triton double-cab bakkie has landed in South Africa. It goes straight into one of the most competitive segments in our market and it’ll need to be better than good if it wants to steal sales from the market's frontrunners: the Toyota Hilux [...]

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Bakkie Spied

Merc G Bakkie1 The rumours about Mercedes-Benz building a G-Class bakkie appear to be true — it’s been spotted testing in the snow. Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB Medien The spy shots appear to suggest that the bakkie on the cards is a double cab G500 4x4. It also appears to ride on a longe [...]