Volkswagen T-CROSS

By: Charles Molefe It is very seldom that you find a manufacturer advertising an upcoming product literally on each and every single platform, whether it be television, social media and other forms of mass communication, the T-CROSS is currently the talk of the town, it even has a very popular ad that signified how to…

Award winning Opel Combo

It’s not often that you are given the keys to a panel van that has won a number of international awards, namely, International van of the year. Ladies and Gentlemen, my recent experiences of the Opel brand have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, first the Grandland X, Crossland X, the feisty Opel Adam,…

The remarkable Audi Q8

My introduction to the Audi brand is by far the best introductions one can have to any manufacturer’s products, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the brand by none other than the captivating Q8. Filled to the brim with technology and a stance that demands respect from lesser beings. My tenure with the Sportline kitted Q8…

The accomplished Mazda CX-3

We have tested a couple of vehicles from the Mazda stable, namely the Mazda 3 and the invigorating MX-5, both these vehicles offer a premium offering and cater to a diverse market in their various segments. This time around we had the privilege of testing out the award-winning CX-3.  The CX-3 competes with the likes…

The Corsa GSi

Opel has always been a brand that has been dear to our heart, however, over the years other manufacturers, namely Volkswagen has dominated the sales charts over Opel for a number of years. The introduction of the award-winning Opel Astra picked the fight up again and really gave Volkswagen something to think about. Unfortunately for Opel fans,…

Caravelle sets the bar.

By: Charles Molefe 2019 has seen Gottagged in the fortunate position to spend a lot of time with products from Volkswagen South Africa, my previous reviews will undoubtedly give you an indication of how immersed and privileged I have been to be in touch with such an iconic brand. My latest experience was what I tout…

We go topless in the entertaining Mazda MX-5

By: Charles Molefe I have always been envious of people who have acquainted themselves with the legendary Mazda MX-5 popularly known as the Miata in the United States of America. Wherever you spot the MX-5 you are more than likely to see a horde of admirers or owners who are giving each other tips on…

228kW, yes please. The Golf R returns.

By: Charles Molefe Week in week out, motoring journos are presented with the opportunity to test, live and become one with products on offer from different manufacturers. I had the splendid opportunity to test the accomplished Volkswagen Golf R over the long weekend. When the vehicle was dropped off, my initial thoughts were, here we go again, a…

All hail the mighty GTI

By: Charles Molefe The first half of this year has placed me in a very fortunate situation. I have been experiencing a lot of products from the Volkswagen brand. This has been a very, very good couple of months, first by attending my first official vehicle launch and secondly having the opportunity to sample one of the…

Premium with a touch of retro, Mazda 3 Astina plus, excels.

By: Charles Molefe Very often we tend to overlook products from certain manufacturers, this is mainly caused by peer pressure, ignorance and very often a lack of creativity. When Mazda Southern Africa confirmed my booking for a couple of cars, I, at first, was pleased, but a little confused, what could I expect from the land…

Siyanga Madikizela #Gottagged

We recently had Volkswagen South Africa’s public relations manager, in the studio, in case you missed the interview, have a listen to Siyanga Madikizela, here.  

The subtle, yet satisfying Opel Crossland X

By: Charles Molefe The first quarter of this year has placed me in a very fortunate space, I have been able to review a number of Opel’s finest offerings, to the South African market. The latest vehicle I got to explore was the Crossland X, a quirky yet accomplished car. Entering a very competitive segment,…

Goliath heeds the call.

By: Charles Molefe When Mercedes-Benz revealed images of their off-road vehicle, I, as many others were quite shocked that this is true, this had a number of us fact-checking the headlines. I would have never thought that a manufacturer of iconic cars such as the Gullwing, CLK 63 AMG Black series and the SLS would…

Volkswagen High Performance Driving Course

By: Charles Molefe It’s not often I get an e-mail that says, Charles, please call me when you have a minute, well, not from anyone of great influence in the motoring industry. Ladies and gentlemen, we all have certain bucket list items that we occasionally get to check off and achieve in this rat race…

The Audi Sport family grows.

The Audi Sport portfolio of models is gaining two new exciting members in the form of the Audi RS 4 Avant and RS 5 Sportback, now available in South Africa. Since the launch of the Audi Sport sub-brand in South Africa in 2016, the range of high-performance vehicles has seen an impressive growth in sales….

The not so little…ADAM.

First off, the ADAM is a car that is highly customizable, you can literally spec the car to your heart’s desire, personally, this is a major selling point for this vehicle, knowing that the ADAM next to me is not the same, rests very well with me.

Opel Grandland X Cosmo

Written by: Charles Molefe It has been a while since we have tested a vehicle from the Opel stable, well, not since their untimely departure from our shores. The Opel brand has and will always be a formidable part of South Africa’s history, I mean, who can ever forget the likes of the Superboss, 200ts…

LEXUS RC F SPORT

A new version of the Lexus RC luxury sports coupe has made its debut in South Africa in exclusive F Sport guise. Since its local introduction in 2015, the RC has spearheaded Lexus’ commitment to delivering a more emotional quality in the driving experience provided by its vehicles, with its sporty appearance and versatile driving…

Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5 TDCi

Bold styling and sporty driving dynamics from exciting new range-topping ST-Line models. Exclusive ST-Line design elements, interior trim and revised suspension set-up Economical 1.5-litre TDCi turbodiesel engine introduced, available in Ambiente and Trend derivatives Ford Motor Company is bolstering its presence in the popular sport utility vehicle (SUV) category in South Africa with a revised…