Ashley has been riding or driving some sort of motorised vehicle since his 4th birthday when he got a Yamaha PW50. Equipped with years of racing experience, Ashley took up journalism and became a writer for some of South Africa’s best motoring magazines and online publications. He is SA’s first (and only) GT Academy winner having raced professionally overseas. He now serves as Road Test Editor at Cars.co.za, putting his wealth of racing and driving experience to good use.
Audi’s 2nd-generation premium family car is raring to remind buyers why its predecessor was such a success, but it faces substantially stronger competition than it used to. We spent a few weeks with the... Read More
The new-generation Audi A1 – a bigger, more distinctive car than its predecessor – has arrived in South Africa. We drove the new iteration of Audi's premium small hatchback on the outskirts of... Read More
The BMW X2 hasn’t captured the imagination of South African consumers as much as many expected it would. Will a powerful engine under its bonnet change matters? We drove the new M35i derivative to see if... Read More
Compared with its predecessor, Mercedes-Benz's GLE boasts more space, better refinement, a multitude of tech improvements, as well as a revised engine range. We drove the 'E-Class of SUVs' at its... Read More
The premium SUV that started a product revolution for Gothenburg-based Volvo Cars has received a mid-model-life update. We spent some time getting to grips with the XC90's new bits in Cape Town.
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Few of us believed it would ever happen, but Lexus has introduced performance rivals to the Audi RS5, BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe in the local market. The RC F and its Track Edition sibling go about... Read More
Why did Mercedes-AMG develop its 2.0-litre 4-pot to produce near-ludicrous peak outputs of 310 kW and 500 Nm? Well, so that the engine could power the flagship of the W177-generation A-Class, which... Read More
For those with a penchant for a practical family SUV festooned with a Fast and Furious-style body kit and endowed with heightened power/torque outputs, Hyundai has delivered a solution (yet again). Introducing... Read More
The 53-badged Mercedes-AMGs offer something in between full-bore AMG scary-pants machines and run-of-the-mill Benz models. We tested the new straight-6 engine in the cabriolet version of the E-Class to see what... Read More