• Quickco: People search for Toyotas, not supercars

    It’s been a question we ask ourselves with tears in our eyes, ‘what are car people searching for on the internet?’ Do they want the meanest Lamborghini Aventador ever made, or a frugal Toyota Corolla? A new study done by Quickco collected data from 193 countries worldwide revealed that...
  • 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...
  • Next Bentley Continental to have PHEV option

    The future of PHEV’s (Plug-in Electric Vehicles) for Bentley appears to be set, as CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer confirms the company’s plans to introduce PHEV variants across all its models in coming years. The announcement was made at the ongoing Detroit Motor Show where Dürheimer said: “You will understand if...
  • Toyota and Daihatsu tackle emerging markets

    Toyota and Daihatsu have announced that following their merger, the new company will create a budget brand specifically for emerging markets. The company which will be named the “Emerging-market Compact Car Company”, will only be internal, so the two brands will not be spinning off a separate budget brand...
  • SA Motorsport will host premier GT3 racing

    GT3 racing finally comes to South Africa following the announcement that the South African GT Challenge will race over seven rounds around the country in 2017. The new series will run in tandem with the South African Endurance Championship, all of which comes on top of news of several...
  • Citroen exits SA but Peugeot grows stronger

    Citroen South Africa has taken the difficult but logical decision to pull out of the new vehicle market with immediate effect. This move will not affect current Citroen owners who will continue to receive full aftersales and parts delivery service through the existing channels. The focus from 2017 will...
  • Subaru Eyesight system gets top safety rating

    Subaru South Africa can no longer deny that its local models urgently need the EyeSight driver assist systems following a number of international awards recognised its impact on safety. Models like Impreza, Legacy and Outback received the top rating in Advanced Safety Vehicle++ in the 2016 Japan New Car...
  • Apple and Android simplified by Ford SYNC3

    Ford SYNC enables drivers to focus their attention on the road by grouping a wide array of phone and multimedia functions. Now the third-generation Ford SYNC3 has been designed to simplify user experience while simultaneously providing customers with a high definition experience through an eight-inch touchscreen. “SYNC3 brings to...
  • Audi is plotting small 2.9-litre V6 engine for R8

    The Audi R8 could get a new ‘entry-level’ engine in the shape of a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 – the same engine to be used in the upcoming RS4 and RS5. Those following the launch of the new Porsche Panamera will recognize the similarities. The engine, which in the Panamera...