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Reviewed: Volkswagen Move UP!

Despite the fact that the Smart brand has pretty much been a flop here in the Mzansi (and understandably so) when it comes to sales, we saffas are slowly but surely warming up to intelligent little city cars. Take for, instance, the Fiat 500, which got off to a slow start, and has gained traction locally; Opel…

Discovering DRIVE, Volkswagen Group’s Forum exhibition

“This is the new Audi R8, as you can see its a V10 plus.. Very powerful machine” says the lady in a very deep German accent. 15 minutes into my tour and I had forgotten her name, she works at VW’s Group Forum right across the street from our hotel. A note of concern starts creeping…

Driven: Peugeot 308 GT-Line

What do you expect from a mainstream car? If you’re talking about the 2015 Peugeot 308 GT, then those expectations vary hugely, with what’s considered a “must-have” proving just as broad as the age range of the car’s audience. It’s no small issue, and one Peugeot can’t afford to ignore. Some drivers prioritize economy above…

500 000th VW Polo rolls out of its Uitenhage plant

A Flash Red, Cross Polo destined for a customer in Austria was the 500 000th Volkswagen Polo to be manufactured at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant this past week. The Uitenhage factory supplies the Polo hatchback to all four-door, right-hand-drive markets, including Britain, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. With that, since being launched in…

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