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The latest BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is way too grand

The latest BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is way too grand

The Bavarian is a head-turner and this time kids as young as 5 can attest to that. Ask the Kimberley and NW born, they concur in unison. Unveiled ‘virtually’ this year in mzansi, the first-ever 2 Series Gran Coupe is an answer to another German rival Mercedes Benz CLA, so we made to believe.   […]

Isuzu D-Max re-engineered for ‘unhealthy’ roads

Isuzu D-Max re-engineered for ‘unhealthy’ roads

We tested the D-Max bakkie and as always it never fails, especially in rugged, untarred roads that are synonymous in the province of Bokone Bophirima. What about potholes- a nightmare. In the last 2 years, Isuzu South Africa has taken over operations at the Port Elizabeth plant an investment that has seen growth from the brand […]

Free service to Mazda owners, thanks to Covid-19

Free service to Mazda owners, thanks to Covid-19

This program is available to all Mazda vehicles, irrespective of their age. “We understand the important role that vehicles play in people’s everyday lives. Supporting those that brave the frontline every day, and contributing to their well-being, is something we are honored to do at Mazda Southern Africa,” said Craig Roberts, Managing Director of Mazda […]

Jaguar I-Pace wins 2020 Car of the Year

Jaguar I-Pace wins 2020 Car of the Year

This is the first time that the competition has been won by a Jaguar and also the first win by an electric car. The accolade is the latest in a long line of victories for the all-electric I-PACE. It won the 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green […]

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 […]