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 local introduction of the R2.95-million Bentley Bentayga Diesel took place in the Cape Winelands recently and we savoured our first opportunity to drive the British first-class SUV on home... Read More
Toyota has launched a budget-positioned compact SUV – but clad in an eye-catching SUV package – in South Africa this week.
Few local motorists will know that the Daihatsu Terios, a small SUV that was... Read More
The BMW M2 Competition will arrive in South Africa in September 2018 and the initial consignment of the 302 kW/550 Nm version of the 2-time #CarsAwards performance car category champion is only 25 units. Prices... Read More
Following its recent introduction of the MU-X adventure SUV, Isuzu Motors SA has expanded its KB bakkie line-up with the launch of a limited-edition KB250 double-cab X-Rider Black 4x2 derivative.
The X-Rider... Read More
Although the recently announced safety recall campaign relating to some previous-generation BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 derivatives is mostly of consequence to consumers in the United Kingdom, just under... Read More
Mazda has updated the range of its 2017/18 #CarsAwards Family Car category winner – the CX-5 – with the addition of Individual-spec 2.0-litre front-wheel-drive and 2.5-litre all-wheel-drive automatic... Read More
Will Mercedes get its next small sedan right? The tasteful proportions and upmarket interior of the long-wheelbase A-Class L Sedan (specific to the Chinese market), offer a good preview of... Read More
While performance aficionados lick their lips in anticipation of the arrival of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the Super Q4 and First Edition derivatives spearhead Alfa Romeo’s executive SUV offering in the local... Read More
Whereas the choice for small 4x4s used to be limited to the capable-but-utilitarian Suzuki Jimny and the R300k-plus Renault 1.5dCi Dynamique 4WD, the flagship 0.9 4x4 Cross derivative of the Fiat Panda range offers... Read More
BMW’s X models are hugely popular, but the X3, of which the new generation is produced in South Africa, has suffered from middle-child syndrome in previous iterations. Does the newcomer offer enough personality... Read More