Double Cab Bakkie

Mitsubishi Triton (2017) Video Review

TritonReview While Mitsubishi's rivals (Toyota and Ford) launched their latest-generation double-cab bakkies in South Africa early 2016, consumers have had to wait until relatively recently to get their hands on the new Triton. Was it worth waiting for and where does the newcomer slot into the mark [...]

Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion (2017) First Drive

Amarok1 The tightly contested lifestyle bakkie market is set for a shake-up with the facelifted Volkswagen Amarok due for launch in South Africa soon. The flagship version will be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel motor and Volkswagen SA has confirmed that both the 165 kW and 150 kW versions will be o [...]

3 Double Cabs Set to Shake Up the Market

NewNissanNavararearlead The bakkie market is changing rapidly and double cab derivatives are quickly becoming increasingly sophisticated and lifestyle-oriented. We take a look at 3 forthcoming bakkies that place more emphasis on luxury and may ultimately change the top end of the bakkie market for the better… [...]

Fiat Fullback Double-Cab 2.5 Di-D 4x4 LX (2017) Review

JLEE7086 While the allure of competing in the South African double-cab market must be strong because of the (potential) big volumes, cracking this segment is tougher than you may think. Fiat is attempting to do just that with its Fullback pick-up. We review the flagship model to see whether it merits your [...]

New Car Sales Summary for January 2017

NewVWPoloVivo New car sales in South Africa reflected a positive start to 2017, but tough times lie ahead for the local automotive industry. Take a look at this new car sales summary for more insight… The South African automotive industry has been under severe pressure over the last year and another [...]

New Mitsubishi Triton SU - Specs and Prices in SA

Newtriton3 The new Mitsubishi Triton is launching in South Africa this week and we will be driving it. Take a look at what you can expect to pay for the new Mitsubishi Triton... Long-in-the-tooth aptly describes the current Triton double-cab bakkie, but don't despair, an all-new Triton is launching in [...]

Winners of Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank

CarsAwardsPressReleaseLead The 2016/17 Cars.co.za 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 [...]

GWM Steed 5/5E facelifts coming

Steed5eface Chinese brand GWM looks set to make a number of changes to its local line-up during the course of 2017, including upgraded versions of its Steed 5 and 5E pick-ups. Last year Great Wall Motors China announced its take-over of the local importer and the establishment of a new company, Haval Motor [...]

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 [...]

How to: Choose a Suitable Off-roader

IMG 6806 Choosing the best off-road vehicle for your needs is not easy. However, if you are realistic about the regularity and severity of the off-road activities you are likely to pursue, it's a much simpler task to choose the right recreational vehicle — one that will suit your budget.   [...]