Alex Jamieson

  • Bold or Boxy for new Mahindra TUV300

    Mahindra SA have announced the launch of the TUV300 SUV in South Africa.  The TUV300 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel  engine, producing 73.5kW of power and 240Nm of torque. Twin-stage turbocharging has been used to reduce turbo lag while an eco mode allows the TUV300 to achieve a...
  • Mitsubishi Outlander a rare 7-seat 4×4 combination.

    Mitsubishi’s popular crossover SUV, the Outlander, has undergone a substantial makeover giving it a ”bold and edgy new look”- those are the words of Mitsubishi SA. Like most things in life, the styling will appeal more to some and less to others, but it has certainly freshened up what...
  • It’s the Suzuki Swift RS that’s slower than the Sport

    Suzuki South Africa has confirmed the launch of a special edition Swift RS. The Swift remains one of Suzuki’s most popular models with over 5 000 000 sales globally. The new special edition Suzuki Swift RS will feature a number of exterior changes to provide a sportier appearance  while...
  • The 294kW Audi RS3 relegates A 45 AMG to second

    The A45 AMG is no longer the top dog. At least as far as power output is concerned. The new Audi RS3 Sportback was recently unveiled by Audi, boasting a power output of 294kW (that’s 29kW than the A 45 AMG). Producing all that power is the same 2.5L...
  • Special edition Renault Kadjar XP is now priced right

    Renault has announced the addition of a limited edition Kadjar to its South African range. The car, named the Kadjar XP Limited Edition, features a 96kW 1.2L turbo petrol engine-  a derivative of the engine found in the Kadjar Expression. Torque is quoted at 205Nm at 2000 RPM and...
  • Mazda tones down warped look for updated BT-50

    The Mazda BT-50 was first introduced to South Africa back in 2012 as what Mazda call an ”active lifestyle” vehicle. The brief was simple- to produce a modern and refined version of the traditional work-horse bakkie that would appeal to a wider range of people. Now, five years on,...
  • Latest Abarth 595 range includes potent Competizione

    Following the recent launch of the 124 Spider, the new Abarth 595 is now available in South Africa effective immediately. The three variants of the 595 (available as a hard tops or cabriolets) all make use of Fiat’s 1.4 T-Jet engine with varying power outputs. First in line is...
  • Merc’s latest E63 S Estate is a 290km/h superwagon

    Just a few days after BMW revealed their new wagon, the  5 Series Touring, Mercedes have unveiled their 450kW answer to BMW – the new E63 S Estate. Expected to debut in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the new ‘superwagon’ has come back with even more...
  • What you missed from the first Cape Town Motor Show

    Interest in the South African automotive scene has been on the rise in recent years. We’ve had a refurbished Kyalami Circuit, the launch of the new Global Touring Cars series as well as the announcement of the South African GT Challenge championship. Cape Town is getting its first taste...