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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 [...]

Suzuki Ignis (2017) First Drive

Suzuki Ignis 001 The Suzuki Ignis is due for introduction in South Africa in May 2017. We had a chance to get behind of the wheel of this mould-breaking compact family car/crossover at its European launch in Italy. British Correspondent, Wayne Gorrett reports. Firstly and most importantly, what this ISN&rs [...]

Toyota Yaris facelift (2017) in SA soon

Viz1 The most notable aspect of the Geneva Show-bound, WRC-inspired Toyota Yaris hot hatch, which was recently revealed, is that it sets the scene for the arrival of the facelifted Yaris range in South Africa during the second quarter of 2017. Here are the details...     [...]

New Car Technologies Showcase: More integration, personalisation

Faraday Future FF91 CES 2017 marked the show’s 50th anniversary, and while the automotive industry has been increasing its presence at the show over the years, this year, at least 9 of the somewhat largest car manufacturers chose to share their roadmap for the future. CES is the largest consumer el [...]

735 kW Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Coming Soon

Mercedes Amg Hypercar Teaser Mercedes-AMG’s much-anticipated hypercar will bring F1 technology to the road and it's expected to make its debut later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017. You’ll want to save the date for this ‘One’! Mercedes-Benz is planning on showing its la [...]

Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe (2016) First Drive

1066019 P15 0777 Rgb A4 The latest version of the 911 is the first to feature an all-turbocharged lineup (save the track-oriented GT3). Has the greener direction turned the most iconic sportscar into something a bit bland and non-distinct? Our UK-based correspondent, Andrew Frankel, investigates... There is no car mor [...]

Volkswagen Clubsport S Local Pricing Revealed

20S 001 The VW Clubsport S is finally on sale in SA, except, they’ve all been sold already. The GTI Clubsport S is the most powerful GTI ever – it produces a peak output of 228 kW, which is directed to the front wheels. It also holds the record for the fastest front-wheel-drive product [...]

Jaw-dropping GT C Coupe Joins AMG GT Family

MercAMGGTCCoupeFrontdrivingjpg Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and in good spirit, its sporting GT family of sports cars has been updated and expanded to include the new GT C Coupe. We recently travelled to Portugal to drive the new Mercedes-AMG GT R and if you haven’t read our first drive [...]

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.   [...]