February2016

  • Launch Drive: New Audi A4 B9 (2016) in SA

    The launch of the new Audi A4 2016 is very important for the brand since the car is a volume seller in the Audi stable. In the South African automotive landscape, competition is very high within the D-Segment vehicles and the most popular cars in this segment are made...
  • Shell rewards five lucky customers with new BMW

    For five lucky Shell customers, Friday the 26th February was the day they parked a new BMW 3 Series in their garage, just for sms’ing the word BMW followed by their name and other simple steps. The nationwide competition which ran from 7th of December until 17th January saw winners...
  • Andy Cowell explains louder F1 exhaust design

    A louder exhaust on all F1 cars taking to the grid in 2016 won’t make the racing any closer but it might sell a few more tickets. Introducing the genius rule change for 2016… the unrestricted exhaust pipe with separate vent for the wastegate. Taking us through this complete overhaul of...
  • Hamilton talks through his dominant Mercs

    So it’s far from Red Bull’s ambitious (and controversial) ploy of driving last year’s F1 car around a public ski slope, but Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton come together for a clinical gathering of their two -maybe three – championship winning cars. Technical detail is vague and the whole thing is short...
  • Toyota C-HR will be first hybrid in sgement

    Toyota’s Juke rival is the latest to make the Geneva-leaked-list less than a week before its scheduled public unveiling. The Toyota C-HR carries through that futuristic concept look and has none of the weirdness of the Juke, instead putting its own spin on the design path of the Honda HR-V...
  • Launch Drive: Chevrolet Captiva (2016) in SA

    The Chevrolet Captiva is re-heating a similar recipe for 2016, one that saw more than 16 400 local buyers hooked by its mix of value, style and size. For 2016 General Motors opted to refresh the Captiva and make it more appealing in a market space that has burst its banks. The...
  • Video: Russian drifter plies his trade around city

    This video is all the talk right now and pulls Russia’s drifting scene into sharp focus. Russian drifter Sergey Kabargin drifts his Supra all over St. Petersburg and adds all the natural city curves and obstacles for a uniquely genuine drift production. It might be Russian-based but this is one language we all speak....
  • Drive Review: Volkswagen Caravelle T6 4Motion

    The sixth generation of VW’s family favourite – the Kombi, the ‘Bus’, Microbus, ‘Gus’ – is now available locally, 65 years after the first ‘Bulli’ rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg. Besides a broad range of engines, derivatives and transmissions, higher equipment levels, short and long-wheelbase derivatives the...
  • Is the new Toyota Hilux (2016) tough enough?

    What is it? The new 2016 Toyota Hilux represents the biggest investment ever made by the carmaker and at a crucial time too considering the fierce war at the top of the country’s overall sales. South Africa’s most loved bakkie receives a comprehensive makeover in all areas, rejuvenating a...