South African Car Launches

Facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander (2017) Specs & Pricing

MitsubishiOutlander1 Mitsubishi has updated its value for money 7-seater family car – the Outlander – with a fresh face and an interior upgrade. Mitsubishi South Africa's product offensive with new or refreshed lifestyle vehicles continues unabated. After not having much in the way of new product for [...]

Suzuki Swift 1.2 RS Special Edition in SA

SuzukiSwiftRS Suzuki is offering a special edition Swift 1.2 RS in South Africa and it will be available in limited numbers as of February 2017! Suzuki got 2017 off to a stellar start by winning Brand of the Year at the Consumer Awards – powered by Wesbank. That’s not all becaus [...]

Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI & GTD (2017) First Drive

VolkswagenGolf8 The international launch of the facelifted Volkswagen Golf range is taking place in Mallorca, Spain. We get to drive the latest iteration of the iconic GTI – the reigning Consumer Awards premium hatchback champion – plus its intriguing turbodiesel-engined sibling, the G [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition in SA

Renaultkadjarxpdam Renault South Africa recently introduced the XP Limited Edition to its Kadjar lineup and we attended the local launch last week to see what the Kadjar XP has to offer. Since its launch almost a year ago, the Kadjar range has expanded with the addition of a 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine and [...]

Mitsubishi ASX Crossover Refreshed for 2017

MitsubishiASX2017front The Mitsubishi ASX compact crossover has been updated for 2017 with fresh styling changes as well as the addition of a new value-for-money derivative. Take a look at the details below… The ASX compact crossover has received a number of styling updates for 2017, now featuring the com [...]

Rolls-Royce Black Badge (2017) First Drive

BlackBadge If Rolls-Royce is the embodiment of opulence, stateliness and exclusivity in the motoring world, why would the esteemed British marque need products that are the equivalents of BMW's M cars and Mercedes-Benz's AMG derivatives? Well, if Rolls-Royce's behemoths are all about grace, space [...]

Quick Drive: Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe 4Matic

Drivingrear What do you get when you combine the roofline of a coupé with the high-riding machismo of an SUV and a snarling twin-turbo V6? The answer is the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupé 4Matic – the car you never thought you wanted, and which wants a piece of the highly-acclaimed Porsche [...]

Kia Rio (2017) First Drive

WGM55577 The next generation of Kia's popular Rio compact hatchback will be launched in South Africa in the second half of the year. But what's it like? Egmont Sippel travelled Down Under to watch the men's final of the Australian Open and got to drive the Korean manufacturer's hatchba [...]