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SA CAR OF THE YEAR: Search for SA’s best car

The finalists ready to be put through their paces at Gerotek.  Pictures: MARK SMYTH, MAPO

The 2016 Wesbank SAGMJ Car of the Year test days are done and dusted and Lerato Matebese gives some insight on this year’s competition

RUMOUR HAS IT: Growth for next Polo; Renault Kwid

Porsche has given the Mission E the green light. Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

The next version of Volkswagen’sPolo will have more interior legroom, while Renault SA will officially launch its Kwid with advanced features as style and safety

NEW MODELS: Introducing the Mercedes A-plus

The new A-Class benefits from some styling changes. Picture: QUICKPIC

Mercedes has launched the updated version of its competitive A-Class

NEW MODELS: Luxurious redesign and improved performance for Lexus GS range

Lexus has implemented a number of cosmetic and functional design changes for the updated GS range. Picture: QUICKPIC

Lexus has updated its GS range and added a new model

INTERVIEW: Private enterprise backs going green

This ethanol powered Scania bus is in operation in Cape Town.  Picture: SCANIA SA

Mark Smyth spoke to Scania SA’s sustainability expert, Anthony King

INDUSTRY NEWS: Hino hard at work behind the scenes

At the Tokyo Motor Show: (left to right) Leslie Long, Hino SA senior manager – marketing, demand and product planning; Koichi Ojima, executive vice president of Hino Motors Limited, and Ernie Trautmann, Hino SA vice-president.  Picture: HINO SA

Hino did well in 2015 and is implementing a number of new strategies to offset a tough market in 2016

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Cameras, low entry offer higher level of protection

The sophisticated Mercedes-Benz Econic derivative in operation on London’s streets.  Picture: DAIMLER AG

A UK firm has invested in a number of Mercedes trucks that prioritise the safety of other road users

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: MAN built to toil hard

One of the many options for the MAN TGS construction vehicles.  Picture: MAN TRUCK AND BUS

MAN will be showcasing its construction and mining solutions at Bauma 2016

SA CAR OF THE YEAR: Search for SA’s best car

The finalists ready to be put through their paces at Gerotek.  Pictures: MARK SMYTH, MAPO

The 2016 Wesbank SAGMJ Car of the Year test days are done and dusted and Lerato Matebese gives some insight on this year’s competition

Lexus has implemented a number of cosmetic and functional design changes for the updated GS range. Picture: QUICKPIC

NEW MODELS: Luxurious redesign and improved performance for Lexus GS range

Lexus has updated its GS range and added a new model
This ethanol powered Scania bus is in operation in Cape Town.  Picture: SCANIA SA

INTERVIEW: Private enterprise backs going green

Mark Smyth spoke to Scania SA’s sustainability expert, Anthony King

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A decade of messing about in cars

Cars will change beyond all recognition over the coming years, but will remain at heart of very human urge to explore

RUMOUR HAS IT: Growth for next Polo; Renault Kwid

Porsche has given the Mission E the green light. Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

The next version of Volkswagen’sPolo will have more interior legroom, while Renault SA will officially launch its Kwid with advanced features as style and safety

LAUNCH NEWS: Lexus RX chases its key rivals

The Lexus RX. Picture: QUICKPIC

Lexus has launched its latest RX in SA to duke it out in the premium SUV segment

FUTURE MODELS: Tiguan GTE Active ticks all the right boxes

VW Tiguan. Picture: VOLKSWAGEN AG

Small SUVs are booming, so is the Tiguan GTE Active concept the car to pull Volkswagen out of its crisis? asks Michael Taylor

LAUNCH NEWS: Honda Civic Type-R is fun, but R-eally costly

Every element of the Type R’s styling is designed to look good but also aid aerodynamics and downforce.
There is nothing subtle about the car, which will appeal to many. Picture: HONDA EUROPE

The Honda Civic Type-R has finally arrived but will its price tag put off all but the diehard fans? asks Mark Smyth

RUMOUR HAS IT: VW T-Roc to launch, DeLorean and Alpine makes a come back

Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Rumour has it that VW plans to launch its T-Roc in 2017 together with a Polo T-Cross, small scale production of the famous DeLorean will start next year and Alpine will pull the wraps off its first sportscar in decades on 16 February

Kia Drive Wise. Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

TECHNOLOGY: Kia is joining the great race to be driven

Kia is pushing ahead with its autonomous technology under the name of Drive Wise

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