Barely ten months after its international unveiling at Auto Expo India, the highly anticipated five-door Suzuki Jimny is finally a reality on local roads. Last month, we headed across the Botswana border with Suzuki to experience the bigger Jimny in its natural habitat.
The Maserati Grecale is the Italian luxury brand's first venture into the compact luxury SUV category. Based on the same Giorgio platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Grecale represents a continuation of the Italian automaker's comeback story as we discovered during an exclusive test drive.
In rally racing, few experiences are as exhilarating and eye-opening as witnessing the action live. Last month, we were invited to immerse ourselves in the heart-pounding world of rally racing during the NTT Tzaneen Rally. This pivotal event encompassed Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2023 South African National Rally Championship. Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Tzaneen in the Limpopo province, this rally was a test of skill and determination.
Chasing dust and dreams became the theme for the last June weekend when Africa hosted two major rally events. We joined the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team at the TGRSA 1000 Kalahari Desert Race held again for the first time since 2018 in Jwaneng, Botswana.
The Toyota Hilux has earned its crown as the ruler of the desert, after the awe-inspiring display of might by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Toyota Overdrive teams at the 2023 Dakar Rally in the scorching sands of Saudi Arabia. Long live the King of the Desert, the Toyota Hilux!
A busy month of July, with four scintillating Grands Prix, featuring a series of farcical Ferrari failures, has afforded Max Verstappen and Red Bull a distinct advantage, while the Mercedes Star continues its ascent. Climb into the cockpit to experience all this season has to offer...
While reports are mounting on South Africa staging an F1 Grand Prix again, the momentum in the current championship chase has swung firmly in favour of Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Winning in Baku redeemed the Dutchman’s heartbreak of last year, and his first victory in Canada made up for the disappointment he suffered there in 2019.
Inopportune tyre graining, unexpected reliability problems, and terrible strategy calls – those are the factors leading to frustration at Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc losing the championship lead with a third of the season run. Meanwhile, with three race wins on the trot, resurgent Red Bull and defending champ Max Verstappen now have track position.
Following a dismal Australian Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen had to retire his Red Bull from a certain second position, Red Bull Racing bounced back at Imola, scoring maximum points, including fastest lap, in both the Sprint race and the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, to close the points gap to championship leaders Charles Leclerc and Scuderia Ferrari.
Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the LUV/KB/D-Max pickup, we took the latest descendant in the long bakkie model line-up to Pilgrim’s Rest – location of the biggest gold rush of its time and the first officially declared goldfield in South Africa.
Great things come to those who wait, as we discovered last month when Driven sat down with the leadership of INEOS Automotive at the company’s official SA launch at their new flagship dealership at the V&A Waterfront.