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Volvo unveils latest XC60 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

Volvo unveils latest XC60 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

The 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge will see a 50-car fleet of Volvo courtesy cars, hotel shuttles, VIP transfer and inclement weather support cars, descend on the course for the duration of the event. Volvo’s latest models, including the XC90, V90 Cross Country and S90 will be on duty, supported by display and prize vehicles from […]

GLC 220 d 4MATIC Coupé walks the talk

GLC 220 d 4MATIC Coupé walks the talk

The likeable Coupe package includes 18” light-alloy wheels, easy-pack tailgate, audio 20 CD multimedia system, reversing camera, keyless-go starting function and upholstery in artico man-made leather. Love those white stitches on a black leather. Growing up in Soweto everything boys would revel about would be a stitch on designer labels. So it makes sense MB […]

Tough times at SANRAL, as they face prospect of scrapping e-toll

Tough times at SANRAL, as they face prospect of scrapping e-toll

This after Sanral on Tuesday appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Transport to submit its Integrated Annual Report. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse said on Tuesday the state-owned entity was finding it extremely difficult to collect the Gauteng e-toll debt from motorists, with increased loss for the 2016/17 year at just under R5 billion. According to Outa, this 2016/17 loss […]

Nissan Micra Active- way too active on the road

Nissan Micra Active- way too active on the road

The facelift has done it some good favours, with that dowdy looking front end having undergone a complete redesign complete with sharper looking headlights and a new grille with Nissan’s ‘V’ motif, and while alterations are less subtle at the back, it does get new taillight innards and a sharper looking bumper. As we took […]

Emotions and intelligence that’s the E220d Class

Emotions and intelligence that’s the E220d Class

We test driven the E220d it was epic, on- fire and pun intended -panty and jockey dropper. Finish & klaar. The model outstrips its predecessor in terms of length, width and height. It has been given all kinds of superlatives I lost count. Even the Granny’s wanted to play with us ‘kids’ as Macufe (the […]

BMW SA ready for its first M models festival

BMW SA ready for its first M models festival

At the festival, BMW customers, fans and car enthusiasts will get a sneak preview of current as well as upcoming BMW M models, experience hot laps and book test drives across the BMW M Festival goers will also get the opportunity to participate in drag races, drifting, walk through one of the largest BMW showrooms […]

Nissan’s new Micra get nods approval from hard to please youngsters

Nissan’s new Micra get nods approval from hard to please youngsters

Following the launch that took over two days in Johannesburg, motoring and lifestyle journos had an opportunity to play with the brakes and accelerate as much as one could; to acquaint themselves with the this sporty and upgraded Micra. The new lower B hatchback segment -as Nissan Group of Africa Managing Director of Marketing and […]

Nissan extends deal with UEFA champions league

Nissan extends deal with UEFA champions league

Legendary footballer Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren in Spain and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de Madrid. The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer […]

VWSA shows growth despite tough economic challenges

VWSA shows growth despite tough economic challenges

Volkswagen has been the passenger car market leader for the last 7 consecutive years and continues to lead the market in 2017. Overall the Volkswagen Group has a market share year to date of 22.8%, with Volkswagen alone enjoying 19.8% of the local passenger market and Audi accounting for the other 3%. The two locally […]

JMCSA investments in SA grows following launch of new models

JMCSA investments in SA grows following launch of new models

Thanks to JMCSA, I hopped along with my colleague to Muldersfrift, were the launch of their new Changan StarIII (not Shangaan) and Landwind auto were unveiled by the (Chinese) company. Honestly speaking, the talk among invited motor press journos was the tranquility of the venue rather than the reason why we were there. Ahem… After […]