Automotive

32 mins ago | September 30, 2022

BMW XM: Firm’s most powerful model

Munich. — It’s big, it’s bold and it doesn’t care if you don’t like the way it looks. Meet the BMW M Division’s first ...

New 3.0 CSL most expensive BMW ever?

Munich. — Rear-wheel drive. Manual transmission. More than 400kW. These are just some of the things you can expect from ...

Toyota to end production, sales in Russia

Tokyo. — Toyota has announced plans to terminate production at its St. Petersburg plant and suspend sales in Russia. ...

Citroen rebrands

Paris. — Citroen is reinventing its corporate image, and along with this comes a new logo, which is the 10th evolution ...

1 week ago | September 23, 2022

‘The great American road trip will be electrified’

Detroit. — US President Joe Biden touted an electric automotive future last week as the new-generation models shared the ...

2022 Hyundai Creta looks sharper, but . . .

Johannesburg. — A facelift can make or break a car. The mid-life design “enhancements” made to the first-generation ...

New Audi RS3 pure dynamite in a compact package

Johannesburg. — The Audi RS3 has been a long-time favourite due to its ability to be practical for everyday use as well ...

2 weeks ago | September 16, 2022

Jeep previews electric future

Detroit – Jeep, a US brand that you might associate with large, trail-crawling, gas-guzzling SUVs, has become the ...

Ferrari Purosangue SUV to the world

Maranello. — It’s no secret that Ferrari is entering the profitable crossover scene and soon we’ll get to find out ...

A Tundra-inspired facial transplant for Toyota Hilux

Johannesburg. — The Toyota Hilux is South Africa’s best-selling vehicle, and it’s not uncommon to see monthly sales of ...

3 weeks ago | September 9, 2022

Land Rover Defender 90 credentials shine

Pretoria — Over the years I’ve driven many, many cars. Some have elicited more enthusiasm from the public than others ...

Ferrari Purosangue SUV to be revealed

Maranello — It’s no secret that Ferrari is entering the profitable crossover scene and soon we’ll get to find out ...

Apple’s car loved before it even exists

New York — If semiconductor shortages, recession risks and the once-a-century shift in propulsion weren’t enough ...

SA’s best, worst selling bakkies in August

Johannesburg – The South African bakkie market enjoyed something of a resurgence in August, with the Toyota Hilux ...

4 weeks ago | September 2, 2022

Jeep’s Grand Wagoneer ready to take on X7, Range Rover

DETROIT. — Jeep might be a pioneer of the SUV game, but it has long missed out on one of the most lucrative segments in ...

Bentley Mulliner Batur ushers in a dynamic new look

Monterey, California. — Love them or loathe them, it appears that future Bentleys will no longer have the large round ...

Chinese carmaker BAIC buys stake in Mercedes

The BAIC X25, which uses Smart ForFour underpinnings through existing collaborations between the two companies. The BAIC ...

Grand Cherokee L has landed

Johannesburg. — While owners of the current Jeep Grand Cherokee were hardly slumming it, the redesigned luxury SUV model ...

1 month ago | August 26, 2022

Lighter, more potent Lamborghini unleashed

Pebble Beach. — Lamborghini has sharpened its super SUV, with the lighter and more dynamic Urus Performante making its ...

1 000km in the Ford Ranger Stormtrak

QUEBERHA. — Another Ford Ranger, another variation you may say. It’s a recipe that works well in South Africa so why ...