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.
Ever since the concept Golf R400 was revealed, Volkswagen fans have clamoured for an all-wheel drive super hatch from Wolfsburg that would duke it out with its cousin: Audi’s RS3, as well as the... Read More
Buoyed by the European Car of the Year title, the new, feature-packed Astra has its sights set on restoring Opel as a force in the compact hatchback market. Moreover, General Motors SA hopes it will attract a fair... Read More
Volvo's announcement of a new-engined S60 Polestar, just a few months since the original was launched in South Africa, puts a question mark over the significance/desirability of the former. But even if the S60 is... Read More
We were a trifle surprised when the Mazda MX-5 was named the 2016 World Car of the Year. The elemental sportscar pipped the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC to the title and although we applaud the Mazda’s... Read More
Mercedes-Benz has locked out the World Luxury Car title since it became a standalone category in the World Car Awards in 2014. However, on the 2016 honours list, the BMW 7 Series takes pride of place.
At a World Cars... Read More
How much merit is there in buying an all-wheel drive, top-of-the-range compact SUV? The flagship CX-5’s sales figures suggest buyers believe “quite a lot”. How does the 2.2 DE AWD Akera model stack up?... Read More
Unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of BMW AG, the Vision Next 100 concept is an ambitious prediction of our motoring future. It suggests that driver discretion and connected, autonomous onboard driving systems are... Read More
The twin-turbocharged, V12-engined DB11 caused a stir at the Geneva Show and is Aston Martin’s most significant new model since the DB9. The first South African delivery of the newcomer is expected in late... Read More
The first examples of the visceral BMW M4 GTS, of only 700 examples will be produced, are expected to arrive in South Africa in May 2016. Of the 700, only 25 have been earmarked for the local market, which... Read More
Although Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget included personal income tax relief of R5.5 billion for lower- and middle-income earners, motorists will feel the brunt of a 30c/L fuel levy hike, a... Read More