Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer

Cars have been a surefire passion for Phuti Mpyane even as a tyke. This was intensified 16 years ago when he joined the ranks of SA motoring journalism. He is now a senior motoring writer at Business Day.

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Lexus ES gets sharper styling and improved tech

If you’re an outlier who is still keen on luxury sedans despite their dwindling sales, the Lexus ES range has been refreshed for sharper looks and ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Isuzu MU-X gets more brains, brawn and beauty

In terms of sales the Isuzu MU-X has remained largely obscured by the popular Toyota Fortuner. That's not to say it isn’t without merit as it also ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
Porsche confirms local pricing for new 2022 Panamera Platinum Edition

Exclusive version of the four-door sports saloon features black sports tailpipes, privacy glass, side-window trims in high-gloss black and ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
FIRST DRIVE | All-electric Volkswagen ID.3 hopes to convert SA's fossil fuel ...

The electric car is coming but if the lacklustre sales of existing electric and hybrid options on sale are to be believed, SA is some way off ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
FIRST DRIVE | BAIC B40 Plus is China’s answer to the Wrangler

BAIC is a Chinese brand that started its SA operations back in 2016 and by 2018 had started assembling a semi-knocked down range of cars at its ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
Flagship Mercedes models to boast latest Dolby sound technology

Mercedes-Benz last week announced it will be offering Dolby Atmos, the premium noise-cancellation and sound-enhancing system, in some of its top-tier ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
Car semiconductor shortages may trigger job losses in SA

The automotive sector recovery is under way after a severe beating from the  Covid-19 pandemic, as seen through September 2021 new-vehicle sales ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
REVIEW | 2021 Jaguar E-Pace is a bit of a tame house cat

Count me among individuals who grapple with the concept of smaller Jaguars and understandably the Jaguar E-Pace tested here in D200 AWD R-Dynamic HSE ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
REVIEW | Smooth-riding 2021 Honda Fit is a champion of practicality

With its new-generation car launched in SA, Honda broke with the Jazz name and adopted the global Fit nameplate. Aside from the new guppy-eyed ...

Phuti Mpyane Senior motoring writer
FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Kia Sportage GT-Line is an impressive last hurrah

Kia is readying an all-new Sportage to take on the likes of the Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda 5 and a throng of other medium SUVs. The new ...