2017 MINI Countryman reaches SA

Sam Spiller With global sales now totaling over 540,000 units, British car manufacturer Mini has announced that the latest generation of their premium compact, the Countryman, is now available in South Africa. The Countryman has undergone major design changes, and while whose bodywork is reminiscent of other models currently offered by Mini, the front and … Continue reading 2017 MINI Countryman reaches SA

Toyota adds Sprint to Etios lineup

Sam Spiller Toyota South Africa has modified its line-up of its Etios model with the addition of the new Sprint derivative. Previously displayed at last year’s Festival of Motoring in Gauteng, the Sprint replaces the ‘Xs’ derivative as the mid-spec option, and features an all-new front bumper and grille design. This allows for all three … Continue reading Toyota adds Sprint to Etios lineup

Bloodhound hosts Scifest workshop

Sam Spiller There’s something at Scifest Africa for everyone, even the petrolhead. During the week, The Settlers Monument Art Gallery played host to the Jaguar Primary School Challenge, a worldwide non-profit initiative in association with the Bloodhound Education Programme and the Department of Science and Technology, with the aim to teach schoolchildren engineering processes by … Continue reading Bloodhound hosts Scifest workshop

Oldest Beetle in SA restored

Sam Spiller In 1971, Volkswagen South Africa held a competition to find the oldest Beetle in the country, with the winner receiving a brand-new 1300 Beetle in exchange. The winner was David Rubin of Middelburg, whose Beetle, named Jan, had rolled off the production floor at the original Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, all way … Continue reading Oldest Beetle in SA restored

BMW launches new 5-Series

Sam Spiller After six years of production, BMW has finally retired the current 5-Series and has unveiled the next-generation of its popular mid-luxury sedan. Codenamed G30, The new 5-Series is intended to take on competition such as the Audi A6, and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class launched last year. But while these two alternatives maintain a … Continue reading BMW launches new 5-Series

ASX and Outlander changes for 2017

Sam Spiller Hot on the heels of the release of the all-new Triton bakkie, Mitsubishi has kick-started 2017 with a makeover and minor upgrades for its ASX and Outlander models. A flagship of the Japanese automakers range of models, and priced at R549 900, the Outlander has benefitted from a redesigned font grille and bumper, … Continue reading ASX and Outlander changes for 2017