First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New Nissan Qashqai is the sharpest one yet FIRST DRIVE | New Nissan Qashqai is the sharpest one yet The Nissan Qashqai debuted in 2006. It looked like a hatchback on stilts, had a bit of an SUV vibe about it before anyone really understood what an SUV was and it had loads of ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New Honda Fit is ready to fight in the compact segment FIRST DRIVE | New Honda Fit is ready to fight in the compact segment The new Fit is the Honda formerly known as the Jazz, and it’s been launched in SA in petrol and hybrid variants looking to appeal to existing Jazz fans as well as poach buyers ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 merges power with precision FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 merges power with precision Phuti Mpyane drives the performance version of the iconic pony car
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Mercedes C-Class oozes S-Class polish and poise FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Mercedes C-Class oozes S-Class polish and poise Michael Taylor drives the new C200 at its world launch in Immendingen, Germany
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Kia Pegas is an honest deal FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Kia Pegas is an honest deal Forget the digitised new Mercedes-Benz S-Class or lightning-quick electric Porsche Taycan. If you want evidence of how far the modern automobile has come, allow us to propose a ...
First Drives Five things I learnt from a sneaky first drive in the Toyota GR Yaris Five things I learnt from a sneaky first drive in the Toyota GR Yaris Thomas Falkiner headed to Killarney Raceway for a quick taste of Toyota's new rally-bred hot-hatch
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Haval H6 hits back at Chinese car stigmas FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Haval H6 hits back at Chinese car stigmas Great Wall Motors and its Haval division reported 1,782 new vehicle sales in May.  That placed the Chinese automaker seventh overall, ahead of well-established players like ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | Flimsy feel spoils 2021 Nissan Magnite FIRST DRIVE | Flimsy feel spoils 2021 Nissan Magnite It is the year of the Indian-built compact sport-utility vehicle. The Nissan Magnite (pronounced “mag-night”) is the latest in a slew of new entrants to this category, sourced ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Hyundai i20 oozes pizazz FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Hyundai i20 oozes pizazz South Korean carmaker Hyundai clearly marches to the sound of its own tambourine. Just look at the radical and daring aesthetic that has pervaded their arsenal of products lately.
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Citroën C3 Shine dazzles with boosted engine FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Citroën C3 Shine dazzles with boosted engine As far as Citroën is concerned, buyers in the B-segment need to be more colourful. With this in mind the facelifted C3 hatchback now on sale in SA comes in six exterior colours, ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Kia Sonet hooks in the first stanza FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Kia Sonet hooks in the first stanza Kia wants a hearty slice of the pulsating compact sport-utility vehicle pie and this ambition rests on the haunches of the new Sonet
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Nissan Navara gets an upgrade and a price drop FIRST DRIVE | 2021 Nissan Navara gets an upgrade and a price drop Now locally built, the one tonner rides smoother and is easier on the pocket, writes Denis Droppa
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fé is different but good FIRST DRIVE | The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fé is different but good Even its makers concede that the Hyundai Santa Fé is somewhat difficult to accurately place in the market. Yes, it is obviously a large, family-sized sport-utility vehicle, but ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | Why the Haval Jolion is the best Chinese offering yet FIRST DRIVE | Why the Haval Jolion is the best Chinese offering yet Great Wall Motors (GWM) and its slightly swankier Haval division seem to be at the same tipping point Hyundai and Kia reached just over a decade ago
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Peugeot 3008 is stylish and solid FIRST DRIVE | New 2021 Peugeot 3008 is stylish and solid Peugeot is enjoying strong momentum at present. A powerful corporate structure, renewed brand identity and the prospect of fresh product has kept the firm on the radars of ...
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | Safety concerns take the shine off new 2021 Suzuki Swift FIRST DRIVE | Safety concerns take the shine off new 2021 Suzuki Swift The Swift and SX4 jointly spearheaded proceedings when Suzuki made a re-entry to the South African market more than a decade ago. And while the latter nameplate has taken a bow, ...
First Drives WATCH | Ignition TV gets a taste of the new 2021 Volkswagen Kombi WATCH | Ignition TV gets a taste of the new 2021 Volkswagen Kombi Come ride along with Ignition TV on the launch of the new 2021 Volkswagen Kombi
First Drives FIRST RIDE | Energica electric superbikes deliver shock and awe FIRST RIDE | Energica electric superbikes deliver shock and awe The future of motoring is electric, we are constantly reminded, and as more battery-powered cars hit the road, the trend is extending into the two-wheeled world
First Drives FIRST DRIVE | The Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition is one mean hell-raiser FIRST DRIVE | The Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition is one mean hell-raiser There was a time when sports cars were made light and low for maximum handling benefit, but the rise of SUVs has led to some owners wanting their high-riding behemoths to perform ...

What to watch on Ignition TV this week (DStv channel 189)

TV HIGHLIGHT | Dream Cars: Inside The Factory

The Aston Martin v8 vantage combines British perfection with tough performance and is one of the most successful models ...

TV HIGHLIGHT | FIA Karting European Championship

From historic racing to national track series, karting to offroad bikes, IGNITION offers coverage of some of the top ...

TV HIGHLIGHT | Ultimate Rides

In this episode of Ultimate Rides, we investigate the amazing true stories of five rides lost to history that have been ...