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Riding a sapphire ‘black beast’ into the Platinum Heartland

Riding a sapphire ‘black beast’ into the Platinum Heartland

The message it bore unfolded the unexpected gospel that a trip to Sun City Resort to do a profile on the newly appointed General Manager, Brett Hoppé and which incorporated media hosting, was in the offing and available to be undertaken to pronto!  What more, available too as transportation to get to the destination was […]

BMW 330d semi- autonomous, enjoy the journey!

BMW 330d semi- autonomous, enjoy the journey!

Perplexed, don’t be- we’re talking the BMW 3 Series ranged that has been introduced in South Africa, the pride of Africa… 3 Series offers 50:50 weight distribution, a lower centre of gravity and a wider front track. Apart from notable mechanical changes, the 3’s wheelbase is a tad longer, which benefits interior space, and the […]

Formula 1® star Valterri Bottas headed to South Africa

Formula 1® star Valterri Bottas headed to South Africa

Bottas who is a teammate to Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, will be visiting our shores as part of the Heineken® F1 Joburg Festival, scheduled for March 29 2020 in Sandton. The Finland born had the world on its knees, following how quickly he had found love again after the breakdown of his marriage. He’s now dating […]

BMW 118i M Sport ticks all the boxes!

BMW 118i M Sport ticks all the boxes!

Its so celebrated that kids as young as 5 whistled and ooohd as I took the latest BMW 118i M Sport for a drive. Yes, ‘it feels cool’ they agreed in unison, with jaws dropped. It is powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.5-litre turbopetrol engine with 103 kW and 220 Nm of torque and mated with […]

Jimny- give me waterlogged, offroads- I’m yours!

Jimny- give me waterlogged, offroads- I’m yours!

Would you blame them, me thinks not though a little closer they’re far apart. Petite but aggressive on the gravel road- I felt pity for it at times. Thanks to its height and compact design, the Suzuki Jimny showed it can and will chase the terrain, owing to a rigid ladder frame chassis. This frame […]

Suzuki SA out muscles it’s competitors

Suzuki SA out muscles it’s competitors

According to the official national sales figures, as reported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa), Suzuki sold 1 632 vehicles in January. This is a massive jump of 61.4% over the same month last year, and it beats its previous record set in October 2019. “Total industry sales of new vehicles declined by 8.1% […]

BMW Z4 M40i walks the talk!

BMW Z4 M40i walks the talk!

It is 4,324mm long from afar but inside it feels too tight to mention, suffice to indicate for someone my height it was way too perfect. Fitted with buttons and hexagonal shaped surfaces decoration, it featured a stronger dual-zone climate control, leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity, USBs and there’s a thumping sound system with an onboard […]

SAB FESTIVE SEASON SAFETY TIPS

SAB FESTIVE SEASON SAFETY TIPS

“SAB actively works on fostering a culture of responsible alcohol consumption in South Africa. We believe that smart drinking choices affect everyone, every day and is key to reducing the harmful effects of the misuse of alcohol,” says Zoleka Lisa, VP for Corporate Affairs at SAB.  SAB is encouraging all consumers to drink responsibly at […]

Suzuki Swift GLX- swiftly moving along…

Suzuki Swift GLX- swiftly moving along…

That’s the kind of questions I had to field as a result of Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX derivative as it continued with its journey from one region to another. It’s an easy to drive, portable due to its paltry 880kg kerb weight, as the normally aspirated 1.2-litre engine can easily keep pace with fast-paced Soweto […]

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