•    In AUSTRALIA – Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 was awarded the Gold Medal in the latest Motor Magazine tyre test, cementing its position as Australia’s ultimate performance road tyre. The accolade meant a hat-trick of wins in this authoritative test, as the tyre’s predecessor, the original Eagle F1 Asymmetric, earned the award in the previous […]

Honda hatchback back with a bang

One feels as though they are playing an important part in keeping the car in motion, making progress through the power band, rather than simply making steering and brake input. However, if you’re living in a city like Johannesburg, you have to concede: driving manual isn’t always fun. I often try hard to think if […]

Hilux revitalised

  Folks here are loyal to their bakkies – they’ve become extensions of their lives in some cases, using these vehicles for all the exciting adventures and expeditions they embark on. It was affirmed that the bakkie bodystyle is significant in the auto market, when the Volkswagen Amarok managed to garner a spot in the […]

Amarok goes single

  Here, people love their bakkies, and rather than only seeing them as products for heavy-duty use, see them as accompaniments to all facets of their lifestyles. While many might think of the Amarok Double Cab as a more premium offering, competing against formidable-looking beasts like the Nissan Navara, Volkswagen offers the Amarok in Single […]

The sexy Mercedes-Benze C63 AMG hits Mzansi

I hasten to add that I’m not one for showing off, but one can understand the logic of these people: if you’ve got it, why not flaunt it? The ultimate status symbol we’ve had the opportunity of sampling this year at Sports Focus, is the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe – finished in bright red, with contrasting […]

Audi A6, the business jet for the road

Obviously, the Jaguar E-Type reared its pretty face as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Interestingly, vehicles from the pre-1960s era – with large, swooping bodies and elegant chrome embellishments were also mentioned as design marvels. One such vehicle was the Mercedes-Benz 540K, and a particular cue that sparked our interest was the […]

Toyota Yaris, the new Kid on the block

At the launch of the new Toyota Yaris, Product Planner Bongeka Dyonas said that the Yaris is targeted at the up-and-coming, ambitious set of 25 to 34 year-olds. And there’s no denying that this objective is evident in the Yaris bodywork: it’s a funky, stylish little car – that you would be proud to rock-up […]

Corolla continues tradition of reliable motoring

Everybody has a story about one – or somebody else’s, and almost everybody knows what the Corolla looks like. With the expansion of Toyota’s model range – introducing models like the Auris and Yaris (a new version of the latter will be coming soon) – the Corolla seems to be taking a spot in the […]

Verso now offered with CVT 'box:

Recently a continuously variable transmission (CVT) option was added to the range, bringing the kind of comfort and ease-of-use that comes with not having to swap cogs manually. This CVT gearbox can be had with the 1.8-litre model, in its SX guise. Toyota‘s press machine says that the Verso has also undergone some changes in the […]

SOUTH AFRICA: Pitso announce the team for Mandela Challenge

  South Africa will take on the West Africans in the Nelson Mandela Challenge – which is the 17th edition of the annual fixture. That match will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Three days later (Tuesday, November 15) Bafana will face neighbours Zimbabwe in an international friendly […]

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