• 10 best-selling bakkies in South Africa: January 2023

    10 best-selling bakkies in South Africa: January 20230

    We’ve sorted through January 2023’s sales figures and identified South Africa’s best- and worst-selling bakkies for the opening month of the year… South Africa’s new-vehicle market posted 4.8% of year-on-year growth in January 2023 to end the month on 43 509 units. The light-commercial vehicle segment, meanwhile, grew 10.4% to 10 622 units, which much

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  • GWM Tank 300 (2023) International Launch Review

    GWM Tank 300 (2023) International Launch Review0

    The GWM Tank 300 will mark a new chapter for the Chinese brand when it arrives in South Africa later this year. David Taylor headed Down Under, mate, for a taste of what’s to come. We’ve been quietly impressed with the success story of Great Wall Motors (GWM) – and especially its SUV sub-brand Haval

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  • Lexus UX (2023) Launch Review

    Lexus UX (2023) Launch Review0

    The Lexus UX is one of the Japanese premium brand’s most popular models in South Africa; this 2023 upgrade is aimed at tweaking an already successful recipe. What’s new with the 2023 Lexus UX? At first glance, you’d be hard-pressed to point out the aesthetic differences between this “new” 2023 Lexus UX and its predecessor;

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  • SA’s Best-Selling Cars in January 2023: VW Polo Vivo Slips

    SA’s Best-Selling Cars in January 2023: VW Polo Vivo Slips0

    South Africa’s new-vehicle market kicked off the year on a generally positive note, with sales growing 4.8% in January 2023. Here’s a look at the best-selling vehicles, most popular brands and more… In January 2023, South Africa’s new-vehicle industry grew 4.8% to 43 509 units, resulting in the 13th consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth.

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  • Why Tank 300 matters so much for GWM

    Why Tank 300 matters so much for GWM0

    Engineering teams might work agonising hours to gain a slight advantage over each other, but brand value will always trump technical spec. Brand perception and -association are potent influences. So many car buyers purchase models that resonate with a sense of metaphor or, to put it another way, are seen to represent traits/values that they

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  • Tank 300: Rivals It Needs To Beat

    Tank 300: Rivals It Needs To Beat0

    Tank is coming! GWM’s luxury offroad SUV brand is set to launch in South Africa soon and the Fortuner-sized Tank 300 will be the first model to reach our shores. What rivals will the new Tank 300 have to beat to win the hearts and minds of South Africans? Let’s take a quick look… We’ve

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