Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born writer and photographer who has won numerous motoring journalism awards. He once smuggled parts to South America, in a minor contribution to help Giniel de Villiers finish on the podium at the Dakar. He fears for the eventual collapse of the air-cooled Porsche 911 market – and keenly awaits, in vain, the return of the brand's 928.
Petrol gets cheaper when the Rand strengthens. But why not cars? We delve into what makes car prices tick when the exchange rate fluctuates.
South Africa is an exciting country to live in. At times perhaps too... Read More
Ten years ago, you couldn’t buy a new Suzuki in South Africa. How has the Japanese brand, whose difficult relationship with Volkswagen ended as recently as 2015, managed to thrive and gain such a strong... Read More
Who were the big movers and shakers in the motor industry in 2017? Well, go right back to the beginning of the invention of the automobile and you'll find your answer. Obviously, there were some other hits over the... Read More
The specification sheet isn’t impressive, but everyone who is serious about luxury SUV gravel travel wants one. Why?
Prado is to Toyota what Discovery is to Land Rover. For those who dwell mostly in... Read More
The luxury off-road capable SUV market is brutally competitive and boundlessly profitable. But its star achiever remains unheralded.
When you think R1-million luxury SUVs, you think Range Rover Vogue –... Read More
Along with the rise of Tesla, the push for electrification is starting to gather momentum (especially in Europe) as major car manufacturers commit to an electric future. How does this future translate into a South... Read More
In June 2017, Tesla was named the 4th-most valuable car company in the world, ahead of BMW. Is the California-based automaker/energy storage company/solar panel manufacturer, led by arguably the most... Read More
The upshot of General Motors withdrawing the Chevrolet brand from, and ceasing operations in, South Africa, is that Isuzu will become an independent manufacturer and distributor. What is the future of a bakkie-only... Read More
Although it's not the first bakkie of its kind, the arrival of the V6 turbodiesel Volkswagen Amarok marks the beginning of South Africa's luxury double-cab era. With their asking prices swelling towards the... Read More
Is Mercedes-Benz’s compact family car/crossover also perhaps its best A-Class? We drive the Sindelfingen-based brand's facelifted GLA to plot the curious progress of Jurassic park and A-Class.
Twenty years... Read More