3rd generation KIA Picanto enters SA market
The all-new KIA Picanto, now in its third-generation, brings a new, more youthful and energetic character to the A-segment. Global sales of the current-generation Picanto have totalled more than 1,4 million since 2011, making it one of KIA’s best-selling models. Retaining the strengths of its predecessor, with a new... Read more
Performance Golfs should boost range’s popularity
Following the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May, Volkswagen has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range namely the Golf R and Golf GTD. With over 350 000 Golf’s sold in South Africa since its launch four decades ago, the updated... Read more
New Audi A8: Future of the luxury class
Today is where the future begins in the luxury class: The new Audi A8 makes its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. In its fourth generation, the flagship model again provides the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik – with a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating... Read more
Volvo Cars to go all-electric
Volvo Cars has announced that every new Volvo launched from 2019 onwards will feature an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. The announcement represents one of the most significant... Read more
Ford Ranger top of charts for first half of 2017
The Ford Ranger wrapped up the first half of 2017 as South Africa’s favourite new vehicle, topping sales in both the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment and the overall industry. A total of 3 333 new Rangers were sold in June 2017 – some 17% up on June 2016 –... Read more
Nissan believes in sustainable auto assembly in SA
Nissan is optimistic about the future of the automotive manufacturing industry in South Africa. This is the view of Nissan South Africa’s manufacturing director Joan Busquets, who was one of the participants at a two-day Manufacturing Indaba, which started today at Emperor’s Palace in Ekurhuleni. Invited to take part... Read more
Hyundai aims to set the pace in weekend’s Rally Poland
Hyundai Motorsport aims to continue its recent run of podium results as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves to Poland for round eight of the 2017 season this weekend. Having secured top-three finishes at every gravel event so far this year, including victories at Tour de Corse and... Read more
New Goodyear tyre wins in all-terrain shoot-out
Goodyear’s Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure 265/65 R17 claimed first place in an all-terrain tyre shootout test conducted by DriveOut Magazine. Out of 7 tested tyres, Goodyear’s new on/off road tyre ranked highest with an overall result of 97,46%.  A testimony to Goodyear’s continuous innovation and long heritage in the 4×4... Read more
Fords on podium after thrilling Desert Race duel
It was a battle of endurance and survival on the only three-day marathon event on the 2017 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) calendar, but the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team emerged with two Rangers on the overall Class T podium at the 2017 Toyota Kalahari... Read more
Perfect 10 for RGMotorsport’s hottest Golf ever
RGMotorsport has blasted its way into the record books, by breaking into the 10-second bracket over a quarter-mile with a street-legal Golf7 R. With an official time of 10.95 seconds and a terminal speed of 203.5 km/h on his third run at the Tarlton Tuner Warz event on Saturday,... Read more