Car Reviews

Golf R Review

If there is one vehicle VW know how to make well, it’s the hatch. More specifically, the hot hatch....

5 Reasons - Golf R 228k

The quintessential Super-hatch – the Volkswagen Golf R, is a true all-rounder and an exceptionally appealing package...

Porsche 911 992

Mary Poppins; practically perfect in every way. That is the EXCACT way I would explain what it is like to drive the new iteration from Porsche, the 992 Generation Porsche 911....

Golf R

While the idea of owning a supercar and, at a push, driving supercar everyday may sound fab and glamourous, the reality of the situation is that no-matter where in the world you live,...

Audi RS5 Sportback

Our thoughts after spending a week with the Audi RS5 Sportback. ...

Golf R Akrapovic

If you didn’t know, Volkswagen South Africa have updated the Golf 7.5 R. This will most likely be the last variant of the 7th...

Suzuki Swift Sport

We drive the new Suzuki Swift Sport in South Africa...

Huracán Performante

It’s early evening in 1996, and all homework and chores are done. It’s the time you have been waiting for all week and Dad...

The Tasha’s taxi is back and better

The new Evoque is tech laden and offers a variety of nifty features to assist you on various terrains....

I-Pace

Whether we like it or not, it would seem as though the future of motoring is electrification. ...

BMW Z4

“Zukunft”. If like myself you don’t speak fluent German, then a quick Google translate will reveal that the strange word “Zukunft” ...

BMW M850i

Most of the motoring launches we attend are often for the facelift of a vehicle or a new generation model,...

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

To someone who knows nothing about vehicles, the name ‘Sprinter’ would likely fit into the ‘sportscar’ category of their mental filing system...

Toyota Rav 4

Life is becoming increasingly difficult for us motoring journalists. Don’t believe me? Picture this,...

Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS

You are old enough to remember the first GT3 and that impact that it had in the Porsche brand...

X-Class V6

A little over 6 months ago, we found ourselves in George sampling Mercedes-Benz's first ever double cab...

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has been around for as long as I remember....

Porsche 911 Carrera T

 Why would you not want to drive a semi-stripped version of the current generation turbocharged 911...

Arteon 2.0 TSI

Sitting low, with a multitude of thin, sharp horizontal chrome lines across the front and focused headlights,...

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche. It's a  name that is synonymous with racing, hard-core stripped out road vehicles...

BMW X4

With the low slung back, wide stance and and overall coupe themed design, sports activity coupes can be one of those ...

i30 N

Rewind your mind to a little over a year ago, if someone had told you that Hyundai are going to release a hot hatch...

A-Class

Some car models evolve like a fine wine; slowly over time, each incarnation just a little better than the last...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

If you are familiar with the team here at TheMotorist, you will know it consists of myself, Francisco and Richard....

EcoSport

What’s in a name, I mean, people have all sorts of interesting names these days and gone are the good old days of a ‘proper Christian name.’...

Mercedes-AMG C43

For those not in the know, the Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Benz range can become quite confusing....

VW Touareg

It’s amazing what happens to us when we get older. In my twenties, ...

Alfa Romeo Giulia

know what you are all thinking, how does the Italian stallion ...

Volkswagen Arteon

et’s face it, VW’s Passat was one of its least loved vehicles....

New Polo vs Peugeot 208

Cool, eye-catching and snazzy, just a few words than be used to describe both Volkswagen’s New Polo a...

Polo GTI

So the new Volkswagen Polo GTI has a 2.0 –liter engine bru?...

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

A mid-sized family orientated SUV with 375kW and 700Nm may sound quite preposterous,...

Land Rover Discovery

There is much in common with the new Discovery and Forest Whitaker. ...

BMW M240i

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is what many men would like to look like. 6 foot something...

Aston Martin Vantage driven in South Africa.

After driving the iconic Aston Martin Vantage N430, we sample the new Aston Martin Vantage to see how it fares. ...

Land Rover

Many of the motoring launches we attend usually include plush hotels...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

First things first, I feel we need to discuss the elephant in the article...

Tiguan Allspace

Who needs more space? ...

Haval

Stigmas are a difficult thing to shake off, especially in the South African car market...

BMW M5

The definition of a purist according to the trusty internet is someone who, “insists on absolute adherence to traditional rules or structures, especially in language or style”...

Polo Vivo

Go to any city or town and sense the people...

Softer suspension and a quieter exhaust makes us wonder if the new Civic has lost its way.

With it's cult following, the new Civic's softer setup has changed the car completely, for good? Let's find out...

Volkswagen Polo

Despite being a small A0 segment hatchback, the VW Polo is a big car in South Africa....

Gerhard Volksie Museum

A few weeks back we embarked on a roadtrip with VW South Africa...

Mazda MX5-RF

Ah, two seats, low center of gravity, a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine...

BMW X3

The mid-sized SUV market is fast becoming one of the most hotly contested segments in South Africa and for good reason...

Range Rover SVR

A Range Rover is known for its British heritage, uncompromised build quality,...

Opel Crossland X

The Mokka X having proved itself to be a worthy contender to the likes of the Mazda CX-5, S...

Audi Sport

When a launch comprises of three different vehicles...

Audi RS5

“Let it not be a disappointment, let it not be a disappointment” ...

Tiguan v Mazda CX-5

There are more and more options becoming available for buyers when it comes to the compact SUV’s...

M3 CS

MW’s most acclaimed product in the art of fast M car shenanigans...

Range Rover Velar

2017 has been a funny year, time has seemed to disappear and in the past 10 months we have seen some great cars announced and launched, which now seems like an age ago. As the year draws to a close there has been much hype around one particular car – The Range Rover Velar....

Polestar1

It’s here. Like ABBA making a return, but better. The day has finally arrived where Volvo has launched their standalone performance brand, Polestar....

Golf R32

With October kicking itself off with gloomy and stormy weather...

VW Golf 7.5 R

It’s all about goals. You find something that you love,...

Ford Kuga

So, there’s a new (read facelifted Kuga) and it’s near impossible to discuss the new Ford Kuga in South Africa...

MINI JCW GPP

The Police officer asked, “Sir, Do you know how fast you were going?...

BMW M3 Competition Package

When you’ve ruled a segment for decades, it’s hard to keep pushing the benchmark forward...

Polo TSI R-Line vs Clio GT-Line

Firstly, let’s just start off by saying that it seems unfair to pit the Renault up against one of SA’s best selling cars...

Toyota Corolla RUNX TRD

Those of you born in the late 80’s and to some degree the early 90’s will understand...

Spring Convertibles

Ah! Us South African’s love a good drop-top, don’t we?...

Porsche 911 GTS

Flying through the cradle of mankind as the sun is lowering in the sky...

JCW Countryman & Clubman

George is a small South African town, located on the east coast of South Africa...

Do you have a R1million to spend on a coupe? Are you torn between a BMW 440i or an Audi S5?

If only things worked like that. You read an article online....

Honda CR-V

Certain things come to mind when you think of a Honda...

Ford Focus RS

Any manufacturer that uses the letters 'RS'  for their top-of-the-range...

Vehicle Automation

People are lazy, there’s no avoiding that fact....

Golf 7.5 GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has become an icon....

Peugeot 3008

The French. Sophisticated, smelly, and brilliant and doing things differently...

BMW M3 E46 CSL

Exactly two generations ago in 2001, BMW’s department of performance and lunacy took to the lovely...

Audi Q5

I realise that I speak a lot about Sci-fi here but it’s for good reason. ...

KIA Picanto

To many, the big and burly Range Rover Sport SVR currently in my basement is the ideal “dream car”...

Lumina SS Ute

ewer things scream “Merrrica” more so than the fabled V8 motor...

Mini Countryman Diesel

he new MINI Countryman launched in South Africa earlier this year...

VW Golf R & GTD

The GTI is and will always be the star of the show. ...

Updated BMW 4 Series

Mpumalanga is known by many for a variety of reasons, it has vast greenness...

Nissan

The South African double cab bakkie market is easily on of the most tightly contested vehicle segments in SA...

All New Discovery

The saying “don’t fix what’s not broken” went completely out the window with Land Rover’s...

BMW M4

Times have changed in the BMW M stable....

Volvo V90 Cross Country

As motoring journalists, we occasionally come across vehicles which we like to describe as being ...

BMW M5(E34)

We've all heard the addage "Never drive your hero" and while for some it may prove to be a bit difficult to drive Angelina Jolie or Richie McCaw...

ASTON MARTIN VULCAN AMR PRO

In 2015, the gentlemen from Aston Martin showed us a side we never thought...

BMW 1M Coupe

The Year was 2011 and the M-division boffins with the assistance of their rather expansive parts bin,...

Audi Q2

Unique and distinguished are words I would use when talking about Audi's latest Q-Model....

Porsche Panamera 4S

The people at Porsche must suffer from an obsessive compulsive disorder...

B7 Audi RS4

The era of analogue, man and machine connections has become a rather rare occurrence in modern automotive machinery. ...

Kia Rio

Having gone from strength to strength since its introduction in 2000...

BMW M760Li

Having copious amounts of money comes with certain perks. Unlike us common folks...

BMW 750Li

As much as I'm a Sci-fi fan, I'm scared as to what the future hold for us....

Ford Fiesta

Ford celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Fiesta and what better way to send off the Mk7 ...

VW Tiguan

I have a vivid memory of driving the new Tiguan in its 1 400 cc petrol variant towards the end of 2016 ...

Suzuki Ignis

I would have loved to have been in the room when the briefing on the new Suzuki Ignis was created...

BMW 440i

I read somewhere that the BMW 440i Coupe was referred to as the poor man's M4. This unfortunately highlights the gap in knowledge that this person has regarding the differences between these two variants from BMW....

VW Polo R Line

Volkswagen’s latest Polo, the Polo R line edition could be described as the perfect premium city hatchback...

Volvo S90 T6

This relaxed, sensible feeling which I felt in the D5 was something which wasn't really present in the T6 AWD version of the S90...

Audi Q2

If the Q2 was a person, it would be ‘that guy’.. You all know that guy and if not...

Ford Ranger vs Isuzu KB

Choosing the right bakkie is something that was a simple task a decade ago....

Updated VW Golf GTI

Whenever a new Golf is launched, there is excitement beyond belief...

Mazda CX-5

The automotive space is an interesting one, one in which manufacturers...

Audi A5

As journalists, we drive a fair number of new cars and because of this...

Volvo S90 D5 Review

Over the past few years, the Volvo brand has undergone a regeneration...

Aston Martin DB11

Besides being one of the coolest people in Hollywood...

New Volkswagen Up!

With all the cars that come through The Motorist’s garage...

Nissan Qashqai

nce upon a time, a manufacturer decided to make a 4x4 that wasn’t actually a 4x4...

Nissan NP 200 Ice

Never in a million years would’ve I have thought...

Opel MOKKA X

Crossover vehicles are becoming ever more popular...

Suzuki Baleno

Rewind to 1997 - Britney was fresh on the scene...

Mini Countryman

The Countryman was the car that made MINI lovers question the brands direction...

Mercedes-AMG C63s Coupe

If Thor had a car, it would be the Mercedes-AMG C63 S...

Convertibles

In life, it is just accepted that if you’re feeling partial...

Nissan Navara

We Drive The New Nissan Navara ...

Audi A5 Launch South Africa

Hermanus is a beautiful seaside town with a...

Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line vs Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Powershift

With the new Polo 1.0 TSI landing on our shores, should you buy it over a Fiest 1.0 EcoBoost powershift...

AUDI A3 Sedan Facelift

A sedan version of a hatchback? The A3 Sedan...

VW TIGUAN 2.0 TSI & TDI

Introduced in 2007, the Volkswagen Tiguan was an instant...

VW Polo 1.0 TSI R Line

We Headed to Port Elizabeth to Drive the new Polo 1.0 TSI...

Updated AMG-43 Range.

The 43 series in Mercedes-AMG’s line up...

Audi A3 Facelift

Audi recently facelifted the A3 and while the changes...

BMW 5 Series

The Business Athlete. That's a strong title...

The New Audi Q2

You have probably seen the advertising...

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200

I must confess, the CLA is not my favourite Mercedes-Benz...

Fiat 500

I have spoken about cult cars before and...

Honda BRV

Why is it that people carriers are always terrible looking?...

VW Passat

I remember driving the Volkswagen Passat in 2016...

Volvo S90

I guess we didn’t really know what to expect from the new Volvo S90...

Fuel Customs

Rock up at a bar and tell a potential taker-home that you have...

BMW M4 GTS

We all have moments in life when we...

VW Tiguan

Much hype has been made about the new ...

Opel Astra

Nearly 6 months ago I sang the praises of the Opel Astra...

Gas Flowing Explained

Gas flowing, or porting of cylinder heads, is viewed by most...

Audi RS6

A few years ago, I was the guy that your girlfriend thought of as a bad influence...

ISUZU KB in Namibia

NAMIBIA. A place few in population but vast in space...

McLaren 570S

If one word could be used to sum up the year...

Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a great looking vehicle...

Bmw X1

t may seem like a strong headline, but it’s true...

Volvo S60 Polestar

Normally a model refresh or “face-lift” comprises ...

Peugeot 308 GT-LINE

The more time you spend with a vehicle, the more you ...

Extended Clubsport Review.

The VW Golf Clubsport is a car that excites the senses and I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoyed driving this car...

Honda Civic

There are few things in this world which are more reliable than a Honda...

Renault Megane GT

fter driving the new Megane GT for a week, I was left slightly baffled...

Fiat Fullback

That awkward moment when people ask you if you’re driving a Toyota Hilux...

BMW 340i with PPK.

When we first started our online magazine, we first did a section “Modded Monday”...

Suzuki Ertiga

Truth be told, there isn’t much in terms of appeal when it comes to people carriers...

Opel Mokka X

To be honest, I was not the biggest fan of the previous Opel Mokka...

New MINI, too mature?

Up until now, nearly every single one of my pieces on here has...

McLaren 570S

We may have been a little quiet this week on the site...

Mercedes GLC Coupe

Mercedes are pumping out cars like hot cakes ...

Kia Sportage

In life, there tend to be good things and bad things...

Audi A3 Updated.

If you stood next to the first generation Audi A3 you would be shocked to know...

New Tucson Diesel

The Hyundai Tucson has proven to be a very popular car in 2016...

Opel Astra Sport

I have been driving the Opel Astra for around a week now and have no significant ...

Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki launched its newest model to the range last week...

VW Tiguan

Five good and bad things about the new VW Tiguan...

308 GT-Line Auto

A few months back I was in the driving seat of the Peugeot 308 GT-Line Manual...

6 reasons - N/A over Turbocharged.

In 1962 the first ever turbocharged passenger cars came to the market...

2016 Isuzu KB

Namibia; located in southwest Africa, is a country of great landscapes. A place where huge sandy hills called “dunes”...

XC90 R-Design

Naturally, as humans, we have high expectations of certain things. If for...

New Honda Civic

Stylish and trendy are not two words that comes to mind when you think of a...

Volvo V40 Facelift

Pilates, Woolworths, Goji-berry smoothies and gym tights traditionally...

The AMG GTS vs. The M5

Years ago, a supercar was the pinnacle of automotive excellence. Driving...

XC90 T8 Hybrid

The 4x4 is the one car that has always been hailed as the big bad wolf in the industry. This is...

The BMW M2

“The most anticipated BMW this year” is the term thrown around for Bavaria's...

New Opel Astra

The phrase used to get our attention was “European Car of the Year 2016"...

Audi Q7

Getting older is a funny and weird thing. You start to notice changes in not only how you view ...

The New Jaguar XE

The C-segment has been going through a war for many years now. The majority...

Suzuki Vitara

Is it just us, or does it feel like the last three months have gone by quicker than one can say the word “holiday”?...

Volkswagen Caddy

As we were driving through the Valley of a thousand hills on a beautiful...

One Car For Life

If you could own any ten cars in the world, what would they be?...

Range Rover Sport

If you haven’t yet noticed, many Range Rover owners bear a similar facial expression when they’re in their cars...

Audi A4

The launch of the new Audi A4 is very important for the brand since the car...

Mini Convertible & Clubman

hat happens when the roof of the MINI Cooper is cut off and replaced with canvas...

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet’s Trailblazer - When a hatchback or sedan just won't do the job. ...

Mazda 3

In the past one had to buy a very premium car to get features like electric...

BMW 7 series

In the world of art, artists often use their works to reveal what thoughts ...

Suzuki Family Test

In a world so full of options, people looking to buy a car have more choices than people looking...

Hyundai i20 Sport

If driving a “sooped-up” car is your thing, keep reading....

Jaguar XF Features

What you can expect in the new Jaguar XF....

Opel Corsa Sport

It's not perfect, but it's a fun little car: The Opel Corsa Sport....

Honda Civic Type R

For many years VW, BMW and even Mercedes fans have had to hear about the new Honda Civic Type R...

Peugeot 208 GT-Line

f being glamorous is your thing, then Peugeot’s refreshed 208 may be the car for you...

Porsche 911

When you hear the three digits 9-1-1, a few things may come to mind...

McLaren 650s Spider Al Sahara 79

he phrase “Special operations" gets us rather excited, especially when it comes from McLaren...

Citroen C4 Cactus

If there’s one thing we can give Citroen, is that over the years they've been the one car maker...

Advanced Driving

The holiday season bring about many great things...

Volvo S60 Polestar

lark Kent is the character that most people forget about in the Superman story...

Opel Adam Rocks

Since Opel’s transformation, they have released some great and innovative cars...

Audi RS3

So the Audi RS3 has been for sale in South Africa for the last month or so and it's causing quite the stir...

Suzuki Vitara Launch

Being the older brother is what I do best...

Kia Cerato Koup

Sometimes in life, we all long for something different...

VW Passat

Most people have experienced what it’s like to be set up with a potential boyfriend or girlfriend....

Honda NSX

The original Honda NSX was Honda's first venture into performance engineering for road cars...

Chevrolet Cruze

A Chevrolet Cruze is not a poster car, let's just be honest...

Kia South Africa Wins Awards

KIA South Africa received five awards at the 2015 Product Quality Awards held recently...

BMW M2

BMW's M2 has been revelaed....

40 Years of the Bmw 3-Series

Turning forty is big deal for many, it’s an interesting year because generally at forty years of age,...

Toyota Aygo

The A segment is an interesting one when it comes to the offering available...