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…