Mike has been a motoring journalist for almost 20 years. Before joining Cars.co.za in 2016, Mike was the deputy editor of South Africa's oldest motoring magazine for 5 years and the editor of its website for 3 years. Apart from accumulating a wealth of experience in testing and reviewing vehicles in South Africa and abroad, Mike has distinguished himself as a columnist, copy editor, PR practitioner and a 3-time South African representative on the World Car of the Year jury panel.
The 2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank, concluded with the announcement of 12 category winners and the awarding of the Brand of the Year title at a red-carpet event hosted at Kyalami... Read More
The 7th-generation Lexus ES (but only the 2nd version to be offered in South Africa) enters a shrinking executive sedan market armed with grand exterior styling, an extensive safety spec, a plush and feature-packed... Read More
Until the recent local launch of the Lamborghini Urus, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio was the lone performance SUV from Italy (we mean no disrespect to the Maserati Levante). The evocative Stelvio... Read More
Even the most ignorant motorists will acknowledge that the demand for MPVs has declined due to the rise in popularity of SUVs. Buses may be out of fashion, but Kia’s Grand Sedona, though spacious, comfortable... Read More
The eagerly-anticipated new Toyota Corolla Hatch(back) will be launched in South Africa in early 2019. With its eye-catching styling and sophisticated packaging, this important C-segment contender now has a... Read More
Is retro “making a comeback”? The design trend that peaked in the early Noughties seems to have strongly influenced Peugeot’s eye-catching e-Legend concept, which references the classic 504 Coupe and... Read More
The recently revised Toyota Hilux line-up comprises 36 derivatives, which include 4 specification levels, 4 body styles and 4 engine options. Herewith the pricing of the entire range, plus specifications of the... Read More
The Hyundai's popular compact family car, the Creta, has received a mild facelift, although the range's line-up remains unchanged.
Since its introduction in early 2017, the Creta has found favour in... Read More
Chinese SUV brand Haval has introduced its first 4-wheel-drive model in South Africa. Although it has the body-on-frame configuration of an adventure SUV, such as the Toyota Fortuner (for example), and is priced... Read More
Although the provision of a 2-wheel-drive Pajero Sport derivative broadens the appeal of Mitsubishi’s impressive adventure SUV, its high specification (which is reflected in the asking price) sees it... Read More