Car Launches

23Nov 2017

Volkswagen South Africa has confirmed that it plans to add a manual derivative to its Amarok V6 range in 2018, with the newcomer finally bringing low-range to the line-up. Although VW SA stated back in July that adding a V6 manual derivative to the range was “very unlikely”, the local arm of the Wolfsburg automaker […]

22Nov 2017

Remember the three-row Ascent SUV Concept that Subaru revealed at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year? Well, a full production model is on the way, set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of the month. The Japanese automaker has revealed a teaser image of the new seven-seater SUV, billing it […]

22Nov 2017

The new Aston Martin Vantage has been revealed, powered by a 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 courtesy of the Gaydon-based brand’s technical partners at Mercedes-AMG. The British automaker says the eight-cylinder engine is set low and “as far back in the chassis as possible” for optimal centre-of-gravity and 50:50 weight distribution (the vehicle has a claimed dry […]

22Nov 2017

The new Opel Crossland X has arrived in South Africa, positioned below the Mokka X in the German automaker’s local crossover line-up. The SA range comprises four front-wheel-drive, petrol-powered derivatives. The base model, priced at R265 000, is powered by a naturally aspirated 1,2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine worth 60 kW and 118 N.m. This model, Opel says, sips […]

22Nov 2017

Mercedes-Benz has released two teaser images of its next-generation CLS on social media ahead of the new model’s official reveal at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The first image provides us with a pretty comprehensive look at the new model’s face, which features a fresh headlamp design (note the daytime running light signature) and […]

22Nov 2017

It’s long been a rumour that Tesla has been developing a successor to its very first car, the Roadster. And now the news has been confirmed with the official reveal of the automaker’s latest product: this is the all-new, all-electric Tesla Roadster, which is expected to hit the road in 2020. The new model adopts the […]

22Nov 2017

Halfway through 2017, Volkswagen revealed the 6th-generation Polo in five-door hatchback guise. And now the Wolfsburg-based automaker has taken the wraps off its Polo Sedan (which is known in some markets as the Virtus) in Brazil. Running on the VW Group’s MQB-A0 platform, the three-box, 4-door saloon is billed as “among the most spacious cars in […]

22Nov 2017

The standard Audi RS3, with its staggering 294 kW output and claimed 0-100 km/h time of just 4,1 seconds (which we actually beat on our test strip in the sedan version), is plenty powerful. But the specialist tuners over at ABT Sportsline apparently think more oomph is required. Thanks to a “specially developed and adapted” engine control unit, […]

22Nov 2017

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class isn’t exactly short on character in standard appearance. But that hasn’t stopped Brabus from creating the 850 Buscemi Edition, with a little input from American footwear designer, Jon Buscemi. Based on the G63, this daring widebody conversion also gains the obligatory dose of extra power. Buscemi went all-out giving this special edition his personal […]

22Nov 2017

Mazda has confirmed that it will reveal a “thoroughly re-engineered and refined” version of its Mazda6 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, complete with turbo power. The current, third-generation version of the Japanese automaker’s flagship sedan will receive its third round of updates since debuting back in 2012. And, rather interestingly, the brand says […]