2019 SA Car of the Year: Which top model should grab the coveted title? - Part 1

2018-12-14 10:48

From budget models to luxury SUVs, the 2019 SA CA of the Year sees a star-studded line-up vying for the coveted title. Lance Branquinho take a look at each of the finalists.

Wow, what a good month for Suzuki's little giant-slayer! All-new Jimny 4x4 bumps sales up by 104% year-on-year

2018-12-05 11:00

'It's been a terrific first month for Suzuki’s new Jimny but why are South Africans so eager to buy so many of these little 4x4s?' Lance Branquinho finds outs.

Range Rover Evoque, BMW X6... Mzansi’s SUV icons of the last decade

2018-11-28 09:13

Since 2010 the local market has seen SUVs surge in popularity. Lance Branquinho takes a look at five models that redefined the market.

Stylish sports car, luxury sedan and an awesome designer - How Korean powerhouse Kia finally became cool

2018-11-21 11:00

'In 2000, Kia was a rental car of last resort. In 2018 it is Asian automotive coolness. How’d that happen?' asks Lance Branquinho as he takes a look at the evolution of the brand.

Fortuner, Hummer, Tribeca - South African SUV icons of the 2000s

2018-11-19 06:01

The 2000s saw Toyota redefine South African family motoring. Lance Branquinho takes a look at a few popular SUVs of the time.

Sani, Caravelle, Land Cruiser... Here are some of South Africa's weird and wonderful SUV icons of the 80s

2018-11-13 15:00

'The 1980s were weird, as illustrated by the local SUVs from that era,' writes Lance Branquinho takes a look at some of the SUV's that defined the era.

Nissan 1400, Mazda Magnum, Toyota Hilux... South Africa’s iconic bakkies of the 1990s

2018-11-07 11:03

'As the local motoring market reopens to more brands, the emergence of a lifestyle double-cab was unavoidable,' writes Lance Branquinho as he takes a look at a few bakkies in SA that defined the 1990s.

It's only the beginning: Here's why Isuzu's mu-X is punching well above its weight

2018-11-03 08:19

'Isuzu is a new player in the local SUV market, but it’s gaining quickly on established players,' writes Lance Branquinho as he takes a deeper look.

Popular Polo Vivo, luxury Volvo S90... Here are some of Mzansi's motoring icons of the last decade

2018-10-26 10:30

Which are some of the most important and symbolic cars to have gone on sale in South Africa, this decade? Lance Branquinho takes a look at a few examples.

Cressida, Cortina, Caravelle... Here are some of Mzansi's motoring icons of the 1980s

2018-10-17 07:46

A time of excess and South African market specials. Lance Branquinho remembers some of the best local cars from the 1980s.

 

E21, E30 E36... BMW’s popular 3 Series through the years

2018-12-06 12:00

Lance Branquinho takes a look at how each generation of BMW’s 3 Series changed local expectations of compact luxury sedan motoring.

Take a look at the history of Jeep and its bakkie range over the years - it's even older than Toyota

2018-12-03 07:29

After a 26-year hiatus, Jeep is building bakkies again. We remember some of the brand's bakkie icons, writes Lance Branquinho.

#BlackFriday: MX-5, Megane RS, McLaren Senna - 5 awesome sports cars to suit your personality

2018-11-23 14:30

Black Friday makes us all think irrationally about what we want, as opposed to what we need. In the automotive realm, there are some intrinsic value offerings to be had. Lance Branquinho takes a look at a few examples.

Why the Mercedes-Benz Unimog is the ultimate double-cab 4x4 for surviving an apocalypse

2018-11-21 09:39

"In a post-apocalypse world, this is the double-cab bakkie you’ll want to be driving," writes Lance Branquinho as he takes a look at the history of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

Condor, Trooper, Sportage... South African SUV icons of the 1990s

2018-11-14 09:02

"Some fascinating engine deals and the start of Korea’s African invasion," Lance Branquinho takes a look at a few popular SUVs of the 1990s.

Corsa, Lumina, Ranger... Here are a few of Mzansi's bakkie icons of the 2000s

2018-11-09 07:51

'From tiny diesels to V8s, the diversity of bakkies marketed in SA after the millennium was fascinating,' writes Lance Branquinho as he takes a look at some of the bakkies from the noughties.

VW Caddy, Nissan Safari... South Africa’s most iconic bakkies from the 1980s

2018-11-06 07:30

Compact cars and family sedans were a source of inspiration for South Africa’s bakkie logic in the 1980s. Lance Branquinho takes a look at five icons from the era.

From nation-building KB to new D-Max: Isuzu’s uniquely South African bakkie history

2018-10-31 09:35

They’ve been building here for 40 years. And can claim to have revolutionised the local double-cab market. Lance Branquinho takes a look at the history of Isuzu in SA.

Honda Accord, Toyota MR2, VW Citi Golf - Here are some top SA motoring icons of the 2000s

2018-10-23 09:04

"They're not the fastest nor the most expensive but these were cars defined motoring in the 2000s," writes Lance Branquinho.

Toyota Tazz, BMW E36, Nissan Maxima... Here are some of Mzansi's motoring icons of the 1990s

2018-10-16 09:26

'Many brands returned to SA in the 1990s but these were the cars which defined that decade for local drivers', writes Lance Branquinho as he takes a look at motoring icons in SA.

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