• Recently restored BMW 325is meets sticky end20.09.2018 15:27 o'clock
    BMW Group South Africa has recently been restoring some of its locally-built automotive icons. Last year they completed a 333i: that now much sought-after alternative to the original E30 M3 that was never made available on our shores. In May of this year the BMW Rosslyn plant finished off an E30 325is – a car known colloquially as the Gusheshe. It was clean and silver and made all the right noises according to some of the local motoring journalists who got to drive it. Anyway, today it was involved in a serious incident – what appears to have been a head-on collision. Details are sketchy at this moment […]
  • Hot new Hollywood car biopics in the pipeline20.09.2018 14:07 o'clock
    Hollywood has taken a renewed fascination in cars — or rather the colourful personalities behind them — with several biopics lined up including the stories of Enzo Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini and John DeLorean. As petrolheads we tend to concentrate very much on the cars, but their human creators can be just as interesting. Sometimes the birth of an iconic car brand has nothing to do with a grand vision or master plan to change the world. Sometimes it’s about hubris, one-upmanship or revenge — as in the case of the bitter rivalry between Ferrari and Lamborghini. Not Impressed The story […]


Will a new engine elevate this under-appreciated Italian-badged Japanese double cab? Although the Fullback with the Mitsubishi Triton-sourced 2,5 D-iD engine was launched only about a year ago, Fiat has decided to quietly slip the new 2,4-litre turbodiesel version into its range here in South Africa. Before we get to that new engine, though, a […]

Renault’s recently updated Captur range now includes a compelling new entry-level offering… Two years into its local lifecycle, the quirky Renault Captur continues to make the most of its chic, Clio-based styling, sought-after raised ride height and relative value. It has confirmed its stature as a worthy contender in the ever-popular light-crossover segment. Not resting […]



29Jan 2018

The refreshed version of Nissan’s second-generation Qashqai has arrived in South Africa, boasting subtle styling updates and a rejigged range. While the outgoing line-up comprised six derivatives, the new range features seven variants. The 1,6-litre turbopetrol and the 1,6 turbodiesel engines have fallen away, while a new Acenta Plus trim level slots into the middle […]

29Jan 2018

East Coast Defender has designed and built a Land Rover Defender 110 to celebrate the vehicle’s heritage with this Project Tuki model. This Defender celebrates its ancestors with a heritage style Land Rover grille, retro white steel wheels with BF Goodrich tyres and familiar Keswick dark green paintwork. The Project Tuki is powered by a rebuilt 4,0-litre V8 […]