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  • #CarsAwards Powered by WesBank gains even more steam

    The Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, or #CarsAwards powered by Wesbank took place in Sandton last week and hosted some of South Africa’s most notable automotive industry leaders, representatives of the finance sector, media agencies and celebrities. Resident SA Car Fan Editor, Ernest Page, was one of the judges on the...
  • DRIVEN: 2018 VW Polo breaks cover in SA

    If South Africa had to have a national car, it would most likely be the Volkswagen Polo. In fact, Volkswagen SA is so confident in the all-new sixth-generation Polo Hatch that they estimate to sell no less than 23,000 units in 2018. We headed to Port Elizabeth, where the...
  • VW T-Cross becomes a reality in 2018

    Volkswagen is close to beginning their SUV onslaught in 2020 after revealing their plans for the new T-Cross, a ‘baby’ SUV set to rival the Nissan Juke. The new SUV is expected to arrive towards the end of the second quarter of 2018 after its debut at the Paris...
  • VW expands its African operation

    Volkswagen has announced their expansion deeper into Sub-Saharan Africa with major plans for Rwanda. The first phase of the expansion includes a new production facility, a retail outlet, a training centre and a custom developed App for the mobility services, all expected to cost Volkswagen over R240-million. Thomas Schaefer,...
  • VW T-Roc breaks cover

    Introducing the latest addition to the ever expanding VW range- the T-Roc.  It’s been described as a compact crossover: a crossover for a crossover if you will.  A “lifestyle crossover with SUV characteristics”, as VW have put it. And thank the heavens it’s arrived- because what on earth would...
  • Three things we love about the 2018 VW Polo GTI

    The Volkswagen Polo has been the main stay of the German Car makers line-up since the 70’s, yet only made it here circa 2000, with Polo GTi arriving much later. Playing flank for the Golf since the Golf decided to grow up, Polo filled a much-needed gap for the...
  • Pretty Fly for a TSI! Polo R-Line hits its niche

    The Polo R-Line 1.0 TSI petrol engine from VW really is quite a gem. And one that had me confused. Is it a diesel? It has the torque spread of a diesel with the 200Nm available all the way from 2000rpm until it starts dropping off at around 3500rpm. ...
  • Golf 7 gets refreshed

    Available in Trendline and Comfortline spec, the refreshed Golf 7.5 range comes with three different engines, the 81kW 1.0TSI, the 92kW 1.4TSI and the 169kW GTI 2.0TSI. Aesthetically, Golf 7.5 gets a new front end with chrome detailing, but it seems the differences will mostly be noticed only by...
  • Citi Vivo is SA’s new budget car

    VW has always had a knack for creating Icons from just one brand. Chico, Rox, Velo-Citi, the list goes on and on. With Polo Vivo commonly being referred to as the new Citi Golf it makes sense for VW to brighten up the line-up and add this new colourful...