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Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin South Africa has used the opportunity to reveal its brand new 1,217m² Melrose Arch premises to coincided the reveal of DBX – Aston Martins First SUV...

BMW 530 MLE

How does one define a legend? Is it perhaps a certain level of achievement that needs to be reached before legendary status can be granted?...

Golf GTI TCR

Those of you who are avid Motorists will recall that when we had the Golf GTI Clubsport...

Polo Vivo

Here's what is unique on the Polo Vivo Sound Edition...

Porsche Cayenne Coupé - another SUV coupé in the mix.

Despite being an early adopter to the luxury SUV party with the Cayenne, Porsche are one of the last to the SUV Coupe thing party, but that's okay...

Touareg V8

One could argue that the Volkswagen Touareg gained legendary status from the moment ...

BMW X3M & X4M         

BMW X3M & X4M    ...

Audi TT RS

The Audi TT RS was one of my favourite cars I was lucky enough to drive in 2018....

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Even Stevie Wonder can see that the Range Rover Velar is an exceptionally good looking vehicle...

228kW Golf R

If you drive a first generation Volkswagen Golf 7 R, by now you should be over ...

Driving Test Amendments

To anybody that has spent a moment behind the wheel of a vehicle in South Africa...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk       

The concept of a performance SUV is, in itself, a rather absurd one....

Lamborghini Huracán Evo   

Anybody who knows a thing or three about ‘cars’ (very broad, I know)...

New BMW 7 Series

One might have thought that it’s a bit soon for BMW to be face-lifting their flagship model...

McLaren 600LT Spider

Surprise surprise, McLaren has launched another model as a part of its Track25 plan...

Toyota Supra

Toyota unveiled the long-awaited new Toyota Supra today at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit...

720S Spa 68 Collection

Back in 1968, Bruce McLaren won the first-ever Formula 1 victory for his team at ...

911 Cabriolet

What is a superlative – well, while some kettles are better than others and all Hoover’s might be vacuum cleaners, not all vacuum cleaners are Hoovers...

Porsche 911 992

For all of us, there's one car that we always relate to our childhood....

Hyundai Santa Fe

Meet Hyundai's new Santa Fe. Model number 4 features more tech...

G-Class

The Mercedes-AMG G-Class is probably one of the most outrageous vehicles on the road...

McLaren Speedtail

he hype has been building. McLaren teased us all with limited information and obscure images of the McLaren Speedtail but today...

T-Cross

Meet the Volkswagen T-Cross...

Audi R8

It's safe to say that the Audi R8 is one of the prettiest cars on the road....

Audi Brand Experience

If you asked me to describe the future of motoring in just a few sentences...

Audi e-tron

You’ve probably heard about the e-tron, if you haven’t, it’s not the name of a spaceship, or your best friends dog....

Porsche Panamera GTS

The Porsche Panamera has gone from strength to strength since its introduction in 2011....

BMW X7

We all new it was coming, and now it has arrived. The first-ever BMW X7...

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren's first ever Hyper-GT...

McLaren 600LT

If you are anything like me, you probably had serious FOMO over the past few days as your Instagram feed was fill...

Mercedes-AMG GT 4 door coupe is nearly here.

Mercedes-AMG's upcoming GT 4 door is on the way. ...

New Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a car that has long baffled many petrolheads...

Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin have probably been the quieter sports car brand in recent years...

McLaren Senna

Any automotive vehicle named and inspired after one of the most legendary racing drivers...

2018 Ford Ranger

The locally produced and very popular Ford Ranger has undergone updates for the fast approaching...

South African Taxi

Before everyone comes after me with pitchforks and burning torches,...

Range Rover SVAutobiography

A short while ago, Jaguar Land Rover introduced their 2018 Range Rover mode...

Toyota Hilux & Fortuner

The ever-popular Hilux range has undergone the knife...

BMW M8 GTE

BMW M...hang on. BMW has graced the motorsport world with, to be modest, some track devouring machines and they are back on track...

BMW X2

The popularity of the SUV has created an age where we...

2018 Range Rover

Just weeks after the release of the 2018 Range Rover Sport...

Range Rover Sport P400e

Good news! If you wanted the nobility and the imperialism...

XC40

It’s no secret by now that Volvo are on a serious roll,...

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Not too long after its introduction Merc has recognised the need...

Discovery SVX

Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations unit has created what they have dubbed the most capable Discovery ever....

Mercedes-AMG Project One

At one time or another, we have all fantasized about driving a Formula1 racing car on the road...

TVR Griffith

In 2013, TVR was taken over by entrepreneur Les Edgar. The brand needed a revival and this man took up the challenge,...

Bentley Continental GT 

Following the success of the past two models, Bentley, master craftsmen of bespoke road lounges...

South African Motoring Experience 2017

Following a turn-out of 51 000 patrons last year, Kyalami Proves year and year again to be the hub of all motoring shenanigans...

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche is one brand that I personally love but really will never understand....

Volvo S90 Polestar

So as you’ve gathered from the title, Volvo has done some fettling to their now...

BMW M5

Who needs a supercar when BMW’s new M5 and Mercedes AMG’s E63 are around...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C

What does one do when they want their new car to look and feel like the powerfu...

Fiat Panda

A very short four years ago, Fiat reintroduced the cute mini-SUV that is the Panda to the South African market once again....

BMW X2

It seems to becoming increasingly common for manufacturers to expand their ranges...

Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI Quattro

Earlier this year, Audi released the Q2 in South Africa...

Audi RS3

If there’s one thing that almost all car people can agree on, it’s that the hot-hatch is a brilliant invention...

Volvo S90 R-Design

The arrival of the S90 earlier this year brought about an interesting alternative to the typical German offerings in the luxury sedan segment...

Range Rover Velar

The new Range Rover Velar is now available...

Mercedes-Benz S Class

The mac daddy of the large, luxury sedan segment has always been the Mercedes-Benz S-Class...

BMW 7 Series 40 Year Edition

The number '7' in the Bible represents perfection and wholeness...

Jaguar XJ

The Jaguar XJ has been with us for quite some time now, ...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

After much anticipation, the cover has finally dropped off the Mercedes Benz X-Class double-cab bakkie...

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

BMW really know how to expand their range of vehicles, creating versions of versions of cars you really...

Audi A8

Rewind to the advent of the big, luxury saloon and copious amounts of expensive and shiny or woody materials was the order of the day...

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

he new Audi A5/S5 has been on sale in South Africa for a couple of months now and as is always the case,...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The most powerful, street-legal Porsche ever - This is a title which has been...

Buyers Advice: On The Road Fees

You’re at one of the last stages of your deal. You’ve picked the colour, options and the finance plan....

Fiat 695 Rivale

As a tribute to the relationship between Carlo Abarth and Riva, ironically by the same name, the Abarth boffins...

JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, not only sounds like a special task force...

Aston Martin RapidE

Based on the RapidE AMR concept the, 5.9Litre V12 will give way to a new all-electric powertrain...

McLaresn 570S Spider

The McLaren 570s was a car that set our hair on fire when we tested it late in 2016...

McLaren 720s

What do you do when you’re up against competitor brands that have had decades...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz has recently launched the E-Class Coupe ...

VW Polo GTI v Golf GTI

By now you would’ve heard about the upcoming new Volkswagen Polo....

Mercedes-AMG E43 & E63S

bout a year after the release of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class...

New Volkwagen Polo revealed

The new Volkswagen Polo has been revealed internationally and it promises to be awesome...

Ferrari GTC4Lusso

June the 7th saw the South African debut of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso...

NAMPO

The last place we thought we would find ourselves in, was an agricultural show...

Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche have unveiled the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe...

Tucson Sport

The Hyundai Tucson seems to be a very popular car in South Africa...

BMW M240i Performance edition

BMW’s introduction of the M240i to replace the already properly good M235i resulted in ...

Rolls Royce Sweptail

Imagine a vehicle custom built just for you. A car designed with your taste in mind...

BMW 8 Series Concept

Any BMW collection worth its weight in myrrh has to consist of at least one 8 Series...

F90 BMW M5

Anybody who knows me will know what I think of the BMW M5 – it’s flipping marvellous...

Clio RS

The Renault Clio is a car that has won the heart of many a petrol head due to its...

Ford Fiesta ST200

The Ford Fiesta is a very popular car among the younger generation in South africa and this can also be said for the sportier and faster ST variant...

BMW 2 Series Facelift

The task of face lifting a vehicle is a tricky one...

NIO EP9

You may not know of the new car company called “NIO” and this would come as no surprise....

1 Millionth Porsche 911

In 1964 the first Porsche 911 was produced at the headquarters in Zuffenhausen...

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

Greener transport, less congestion and autonomous vehicles seem to be high on the priority...

Ford Focus Updates

The South African hatch segment is a very competitive place ...

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Let’s be honest, as much as pure petrol heads lament the lack of rigidity in a convertible...

Honda Civic Type R

When we were given the chance to sample the Honda Civic Type R last y...

Simola Hillclimb

Where there is a hill to be climbed...

911 GT3 Nürburgring Lap time

The 991.2 911 GT3 may look very similar to its predecessor...

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The GLA has been a love/hate car since its launch in 2013...

Volvo V90 Cross-Country

We at The Motorist love a good wagon and the only thing we love more than a wagon...

Kia Soul

n September 2016 we saw the unveiling of the updated Kia Soul...

Jaguar F-Type 2.0

o by now you would’ve heard that the F-Type will feature an entry level 2.0 litre engine...

VW Amarok V6

Back in 2010 when Volkswagen announced that the Amarok ...

BMW M550D & M550i

It’s True. BMW have just released both the M550d and M550i...

Ford Ranger Fx4

There’s a new version of the Ford Ranger...

Lotus Exige CUP 380

For me, Lotus vehicles have always reminded me ...

Dodge Challenger Demon

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely...

Alfa Romeo Gulia Veloce

Anyone with functioning eyes will agree that the Alfa Romeo Giulia...

Porsche Training Centre

For car brands operating in South Africa, selling vehicles is of course a priority...

BMW M4 CS

Since the beginning of the compact sports coupe...

A-Class Sedan Concept

The A-Class Sedan Concept was shown off at the latest ...

Audi E-Tron Sportback

Manufacturers fascination with electricity was not...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The Jeep Gran Cherokee Trackhawk is the answer to all fast SUV's...

Audi Q4 & Q8

Audi recently announced the extension...

Isuzu KB X-Rider

The Isuzu KB is what I would describe as a decent bakkie...

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

Do you remember that one tough guy at school...

Aston Martin Vanquish S

For as long as humans have lusted over motorcars...

Ford Fiesta ST Recall

It would seem that Ford’s baby hot-hatch is quite a lot hotter than ...

Formula One 2017

There is always lots of talk in the months and weeks ...

Volkswagen Citi Vivo A Future Classic?

Volkswagen South Africa are bringing the Citi back...

2918 Ford Fiesta ST

2018 will see the arrival of the all-new Ford Fiesta ST...

Discovery 5

We spotted the Discovery 5...

Audi RS5

In my mind, Audi's RS5 has always had a unique...

Porsche 991.2 GT3

In-Depth Changes to the new Porsche 991.2 GT3...

Volvo XC60

The new era Volvo’s has already...

Panamera Sport Turismo

Many moons ago, if you wanted space for your things...

Ferrari's 812 Superfast will be just that

Ferrari doesn't like to follow the trends...

Pagani Huayra Roadster

Give Horacio Pagani a wand and a robe and...

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman

As you may know, Mercedes and Maybach...

Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

Mercedes-Maybach is the brand of choice...

Mazda BT-50

Mazda’s goal when they first introduced the BT-50 was to ...

Porsche Panamera

Let’s be honest, for many a Porsche is on their...

Abarth 595

The Abarth 500's have always been rapid cars...

Porsche 911 GTS global launch in South Africa

The second generation Porsche 911 has received the GTS ...

Ford Mustang

Nearly one month into 2017 and it would seem that Ford...

New Mitsubishi Triton

I only have great memories of the Mitsubishi Triton...

Kia Stinger

KIA isn’t the first brand which comes to mind...

Volvo XC90 Excellence

Of late, the term ‘Swede Speed’ has been used more than Oral B in a nunnery ...

Mercedes E63 S

Mercedes have just announced that the E63 S 4Matic+ is now available to order...

Toyota Hilux Prototype

Bakkie loving South Africa would love the Toyota Hilux TRD prototype...

Vehicle premiums, the price of exclusivity.

As limited edition cars are coming into the country...

Golf R Updated

Since the Volkswagen Golf’s introduction in 1974, it has undoubtedly been the benchmark in its segment...

BMW's 5 Series is imminent.

Very soon the new BMW 5 Series will be landing in South Africa, here are a few things to look forward to ...

KIA releases bold new design of new Picanto

Keeping up with with the youngsters, KIA releases images of the edgy design of the Picanto ...

Lexus LC & IS

20 years ago, Lexus (plural Lexii) were little more than dreary Toyota’s covered in a veneer of luxury...

AMG GT updated range

We recently posted an article about the new Mercedes-AMG GT R...

Mercedes-AMG GT R Nurburgring time.

The greenest car in the world has just lapped the ‘Green Hell...

Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cab

The Mercedes S-Class is a car limited to a minority of people...

Brazilian GP Review

The Brazilian GP has always provided a spicy race...

The Motorist App

There has been much happening in TheMotorist offices recently...

Francisco Nwamba - Dlamini award winner.

The Steve Dlamini award was created in memory of the man himself ...

Mercedes C-Class & S-Class Cabriolet

The folks from “Merc” have chosen the right time to reveal their summer bodies ...

Mercedes X Class

Over recent years we have seen the pickup or bakkie market change...

JLR'S Ice Driving Academy.

For those that have attended an advanced driving course, you know how it generally involves...

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

For those who have great means but weren’t worthy an of invitation to own the BMW M4 GTS, there is hope....

BMW 5 Series Leaked

In days of yore when the likes of Leykor and British Leyland were wreaking havoc on your garage floor, a leaking vehicle wasn’t an uncommon occurrence...

TheMotorist - Edition 05

Edition 05 of TheMotorist digital magazine is here! ...

TVR Rebirth

Utter the words Griffith, Cerbera, Tuscan, Tamora, Typhon and...

VW Polo Beats

The VW Polo is probably one of the most popular cars on South Africa roads...

Renault Megane

After 20 years of Megane, the 4th generation has arrived...

Volkswagen Tiguan

The previous Tiguan suffered from a bit of an identity crisis in our opinion...

Nissan GT-R 2017

Way back in 2007 a car came along which changed everything. Performance...

Renault Kadjar

Renault recently held the second launch for the Kadjar, so clearly some...

Mitsubishi Pajero

Often, one will misread a situation or underestimate a task to be undertaken...

Mercedes-Benz New Range

Eight months into 2016 and Mercedes-Benz, along with their newly named ‘Mercedes-AMG’ division continue their new-car onslaught, this time with a slew of trendy and rapid two-doors....

S60 Polestar

few months ago we drove the fiery Volvo S60 Polestar. This car's throaty 3.0 litre in line six cylinder...

Audi Q2

Audi has often been dogged for playing it too safe when it comes to the ...

Infiniti Q60

The answer to BMW’s 4 Series and Mercedes’ C- Class Coupe...

BMW X1

The BMW X1 is the car you buy if you want an SUV style vehicle...

Maybach S600

e Mercedes S class has arguably been the crème de la crème of luxury vehicles for some time now...

DeLorean DMC-12

Six interesting facts about the car from Back to the future...

VW Jetta

The Volkswagen Polo sedan has been around for a while now...

Lexus IS200t

he new engine found in the Lexus is a 2.0 litre turbocharged one, producing 180 kW and 350 Nm...

Peugeot 308 GTI

The Peugeot 308 GTI The new Peugeot 308 GTI was debuted at the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed and it looks fantastic...

Updated Peugeot 208

he French are a nation known for style and elegance...