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Toyota Yaris facelift (2017) in SA soon

Viz1 The most noteworthy 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...     To [...]

BMW M140i (2016) Review

IMG 9293 At the summit of the BMW 1 Series range sits a hidden performance gem. It’s called the M140i and despite this unit's vivid orange paint job, it too lives in the shadow of its much-vaunted M2 sibling. We get to grips with the understated newcomer and make an interesting disco [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017 Kia Picanto: Official Images Released

Kia Picanto 2017 1600 01 We get a first look at the all-new Kia Picanto as the Korean manufacturer has released some images ahead of its international public viewing at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.  The Kia Picanto is one of the brand's more popular cars and is now in its third generation. Kia has an interestin [...]

Cars Coming to SA in 2017

ToyotaCHR With a host of new models and facelifted products due for introduction in 2017, it promises to be an exciting year for the South African new vehicle market. Take a closer look at the cars coming your way this year... We have created an alphabetical (by brand) list of all the cars you can expect [...]

New Suzuki Swift Details Revealed

New Suzuki Swift Details of the new fourth generation Suzuki Swift have been revealed, featuring new-look styling and a modernised interior.   The Swift is the most popular model on offer from Suzuki in South Africa and it has racked up over 5.3 million global sales since its launch way back in 2004. Suz [...]

Teaser Images: Next Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto Teaser2   Kia has released teaser images of its new 3rd-generation Picanto city car! The pint-sized Kia Picanto is a popular choice for budget-conscious buyers in South Africa and the new Picanto is set to build on the success of its predecessors. The teaser images you see here provide insight in [...]

Suzuki Baleno 1.4 GLX (2016) Review

DSC 3454 The Baleno offers big-car comfort at a small hatchback price, but can it lure buyers away from top-selling hatchbacks or compact family cars/crossovers? We put Suzuki's newcomer to the test. We like: Exterior styling, good performance, handling, economy, lots of space. We don’ [...]

Volkswagen up! GTI Coming in 2018

2016 Vw Up Facelift1 Volkswagen is planning on introducing a new up! GTI model in 2018! The Volkswagen up! city car has been a sales success in South Africa since it was launched almost 2 years ago. The facelifted up! was introduced recently but reports are indicating that Volkswagen will be ‘spicing up&rsq [...]