DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

THE ALL-NEW HYUNDAI PALISADE

THE ALL-NEW HYUNDAI PALISADE

South Africa is in a better place, given most of the world is not following the European ‘BEV or else’ path to oblivion. Parts supply situation remains relatively strong due to domestic manufacturing. Literally the European losses will be gains for South Africa.

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THE NEW BMW X1

THE NEW BMW X1

The BMW X1 third generation model has just launched in a petrol and diesel engine. It’s a well put together vehicle for the cross over segment, that has a quality look and feel. Restructured equipment packages enable targeted individualisation of the car.

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BMW 3 SERIES

BMW 3 SERIES

Every seventh BMW sold is a 3 Series, making this iconic model a much sought-after car. It has a 45-year old legacy and the new 3 Series has just launched locally. Take a more indepth look here.

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SEVENTH HEAVEN

SEVENTH HEAVEN

The seventh generation BMW 7 series is opulence personified. From the outside in, it’s a touch of elegance and full to the brim with the latest digital technology for infotainment as well as safety features. The 7 Series now offers its first all-electric BMW i7 xDrive60.

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HILUX GR – AN INSTANT ICON AFTER 2023 DAKAR

HILUX GR – AN INSTANT ICON AFTER 2023 DAKAR

The GR bit in the new sporty Hilux’s nameplate refers to Gazoo Racing, the competition arm of Toyota internationally. It won’t hurt the demand for the new GR Sport one bit that by mid-January 2023 a Toyota Hilux had won the famous Dakar for the second year on the trot!

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FORD’S RANGER RAPTOR SE

FORD’S RANGER RAPTOR SE

The Ford Ranger Raptor SE is a monster of a truck with imposing looks and a wild appeal. It’s a great ride around town and on the highway, but it comes into its own off-roading. With all the mod-cons and technology part of the package, what’s not to like?

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HYUNDAI VENUE

HYUNDAI VENUE

The updated Hyundai Venue looks to maintain its popularity on the local market with its refreshed looks. The addition of an N-Line sporty version of this model will definitely get the taste buds drooling, however, safety is still paramount in the fit and feel of this funky vehicle

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THE FORD EVEREST SPORT 4X4

THE FORD EVEREST SPORT 4X4

The Ford Everest Sport is certainly a beefed-up seven-seater family SUV with attitude. It has excellent ground clearance and is a great drive off-road or in normal day-to-day needs. The interior and exterior match in comfort and sharp design, with tons of safety and infotainment options included.

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THE RETURN OF THE GLADIATOR

THE RETURN OF THE GLADIATOR

South African motorists (mainly farmers) were exposed to the Jeep Gladiator nameplate way back in the 1960s, when it was basically a no-nonsense, single cab bakkie with impressive off-road capability. This new Jeep, based on an extended Wrangler platform, is nothing like that.
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator, launched in mid-June,

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THE ALL NEW BALENO FROM SUZUKI

THE ALL NEW BALENO FROM SUZUKI

Suzuki is aiming for monthly sales in the region of 500 units with its new Baleno, and the way Suzuki is climbing up the South African sales charts, there seems to be little reason why this won’t be achievable. In June Suzuki cemented its third place in the overall sales

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DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

CLASSIC CARS & RESTORATIONS

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

classic corner & resoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology is extremely important.Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads, as well as bringing new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help, organisations are in place to train and we have other helpful information that may crop-up when fixing the cars of now, and those that are still to come.

DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.