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…

New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa

Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and efficiency to make its popular light commercial vehicle (LCV) more appealing than ever. Over the past 40 years of local production spanning six generations, the Isuzu bakkie has been a key player…

Johannesburg to Durban without petrol…the Jaguar I-Pace shines.

Jaguar has successfully completed a long-distance journey between Johannesburg and Durban using its recently announced Powerway charging network in an all-electric I-PACE. The pre-production Jaguar I-PACE, in South Africa for testing and homologation purposes, began its trip with a fully topped-up 90kWh battery at the Jaguar Centurion dealership in Gauteng recently. Roughly three hours later,…

Opposites Distract

Written by: Dave Sowden and Cornel van der Merwe. For Gottagged’s second motorcycle test, Cornel insisted that it should be a superbike showdown, pitting one big bike against another; a Clash of the Titans shootout. However, Dave had other plans… Arriving on another cold morning at Fire It Up! in Fourways, Cornel found Dave doing…

Mahindra TUV 300

Written by: Charles Molefe As this was my first official test vehicle, I have been pondering how to start my review of the Mahindra TUV 300. So here goes… Mahindra is a brand that has been on our shores for a long time. Over the years it has produced a plethora of models and has…

New A-Class sets the benchmark in the compact segment

The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class redefines modern luxury in the compact car segment, and offers an unrivalled user experience through MBUX. Mercedes-Benz has introduced the all new A-Class to the South African market, offering an unprecedented pairing of luxury and technology in the compact car segment. The new A-Class is also the first Mercedes-Benz model to…

World premiere of the new BMW Z4

BMW has redefined the roadster which will be revealed under the Californian sun. On 23 August 2018, the Pebble Beach Golf Links near Monterey, the well-known venue of the Concours d’Elegance being held there a little later, will become the setting for the world premiere of the new BMW Z4. With dynamic proportions, emotional design…

Volvo XC40 T3 arrives in SA

The extraordinarily popular Volvo XC40 is now available in T3 guise, bringing even more variety to the 2018 European Car of the Year line-up. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history. The all-new 1.5 litre T3, three-cylinder, direct-injection petrol engine was developed in-house using the same modular design as…

MERCEDES-BENZ EXTENDS SOUTH AFRICAN LOVE AFFAIR WITH LAUNCH OF NEW C-CLASS

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has launched the new edition of its highly successful C-Class range to the local market at an event in Johannesburg’s inner city, celebrating its strong links to South Africa amidst themes of improvement and renewal. The C-Class is the most successful model series from Mercedes-Benz, and the new edition boasts a wealth…

The new Volkswagen Touareg

The new Touareg is the most technologically advanced Volkswagen model of its era. The third generation Touareg makes a bold statement on design, technology, handling and comfort. With the “Innovision Cockpit” of the Touareg, Volkswagen has designed an interior for the future. A fusion of assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new…

Toyota Rush

The progression of the SUV from niche, speciality vehicle to mainstream model has been one of the most significant automotive trends of the 21st century. The acronym SUV which is derived from Sports Utility Vehicle, has come to refer to any vehicle that fulfills a cross-functional role, possesses an elevated driving position, increased ride height…

Hyundai’s popular H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh new look.

Hyundai’s popular H1 Bus has received a bold new face in a make-over that is bound to elevate this market-leader as an even bigger favourite among customers in need of a competent people-carrier that offers great value for money. The whole nose section of the H1 has been redesigned, giving the 9-seater bus, and its…

Gottagged is expanding!!!

We are pleased to announce that Gottagged is branching out and adding an additional two wheels to the traditional four. We would like to introduce you to Dave Sowden and Cornel van der Merwe as the new motorcycle correspondents on our team. David Sowden As far back as Dave can remember, he had an interest…

Volvo Cars launch new S60 sports sedan

Volvo Cars today revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new premium sports sedan. The new S60 is the first Volvo…

Nissan’s all-new Micra

The fifth generation of Nissan’s iconic Micra represents a significant progression in design and will revitalise the small car segment in South Africa. Nissan put customers at the heart of the development of the all-new Micra with extensive focus groups and clinics to create a no-compromise package that answers the needs of small car buyers….

Toyota Corolla Prestige+

The compact sedan remains a staple in the global automotive arena. The word “sedan” in the historical sense referred to an enclosed chair for conveying one person, carried between horizontal poles by two porters. In more modern times, sedan has come to refer to a ‘three-box’ passenger vehicle with a ‘boot’. The Toyota Corolla is…

Athletic And Adventurous Opel Grandland X

This is where a sporty character meets the spirit of adventure: modern, dynamic lines, a cool off-road look and the elevated seating position with good all-round visibility typical of an SUV. This is the new Opel Grandland X – with a host of top technologies on board and plenty of space for up to five…