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Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years. He joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.
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New vehicle sales still sliding

New vehicle sales in South Africa continued to decline in August with a drop of 4 555 units or 8.2% from the 55 610 vehicles sold during the same month last year...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Sep 2015 09:36

GLE AMG Coupe is tough and blistering fast

What do you get when you combine bush-rugged, tough guy SUV looks with the sleek and low lines of a stylish coupe and then wedge an almighty 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine under its sloping bonnet?

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Sep 2015 07:00

Duster given a dab of ooh-la-la

Renault's popular Duster has been given a mid-life cosmetic make-over to enhance its already cute and cheeky looks to further strengthen its grip on the competitive B-SUV segment...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Aug 2015 06:32

Honda joins the crossover gang

Honda, which already caters for a wide range of local motoring tastes with 51 vehicle choices, has joined the lucrative and rapidly growing swing to trendy urban crossovers with the introduction of a pretty and practical HR-V fun-wagon...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Aug 2015 13:41

Ford B-Max in a class if its own

Ford's stylish new Ford B-MAX gets an A for all the important C-word challenges by which every carmaker is measured - classy ride, cool looks, comfort, connectivity, convenience and cocooned passenger protection...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 17 Aug 2015 08:30

Polo GTI armed with manual box

The local Volkswagen Polo range, already one of the most popular and biggest sellers in this country has been further enhanced with the addition of two new engine choices and a keenly awaited manual transmission for its hot little GTI...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Aug 2015 07:03

Kia's people-carrier goes all swanky

It's not easy to make a large people-hauler look attractive but with a liberal sprinkling of stardust, mixed in with healthy dose of electronic wizardry, quality finishes and a generous helping of comfort and safety features, Kia has turned its 7- and 11-seater Sedona into a Grand Sedona...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 6 Aug 2015 11:34

A1 S-Line versus Polo GTI: Which has more muscle?

Two German pocket rockets, the Audi A1 S-Line (now just "Sport") and the Volkswagen Polo GTI have undergone major changes and improvements and are now similar in many ways with lots of shared DNA...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Aug 2015 07:01

Ciaz up against a gang of toughies

Suzuki has been churning out new vehicles during the past year with a three-model Ciaz sedan following close behind the local arrival of the Splash, Erigo and Celerio to push the Japanese automaker's local line-up to 36 vehicles...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Jul 2015 09:01

Auris sparkles after make-over

Toyota has given its strong-selling Auris hatchback a few dabs of fresh make-up and some nifty cosmetic surgery to give it more appeal in a tightly contested segment...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Jul 2015 06:01

Swedish SUV with class and cling

Volvo's latest XC90 has arrived on local shores with renewed confidence...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Jul 2015 07:30

Baby Fiat 500, now all grown-up

Fiat applied some clever cosmetic surgery to its iconic Fiat 500, added an X to its name and then dressed it up...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Jul 2015 07:57

Ford Focus ST clings and handles even better

Additional make-up and go-faster touches have polished the looks of the face-lifted Ford Focus ST...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 13 Jul 2015 06:37

Sorento oozes comfort and class

Kia has just unwrapped its latest Kia Sorento which brims with so much class, new technologies, safety features, good looks and ride quality refinement that it moves from also-ran to quite a few jumps ahead of most of its competitors.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 7 Jul 2015 12:10

Classy, chic and slick Peugeot

Allow me to summarise the new Peugeot 308 GT-Line, part of clan that won the Europe Car of the Year title in 2014, in just one word: impressive...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jul 2015 11:28

Juke is a very kissable frog

Some think it looks foxy, others think it looks like a frog peering out of a marshy pond but love it or hate it, you cannot ignore the re-styled Juke cross-over...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Jul 2015 11:03

You can't ignore the Lexus NX200

Like roasted sheep's head, witblits, and rooibos tea, the Lexus NX200 makes the opinion-o-meter swing between "ugh" and "wow" with not much wavering between the North and South Pole. Simply put - you either love it or hate it!

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Jun 2015 11:00

New V-Class Merc breaks MPV mould

Mercedes-Benz has increased its alphabetic range of models with the addition of the new V-Class which breaks the traditional multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) mould because it dishes up a ride quality not too far removed from that of the refined C-Class sedan...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Jun 2015 06:57

Rich tapestry of SA place names

In spite of South Africa's rather short history (or perhaps because of it) and the strong influence of a number of nations and languages, this country has a rich tapestry of weird, wonderful and often amusing place names...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 Jun 2015 13:23

The new Jeep is a cool dude

Following in the tracks of several other brands, Jeep has down-sized and swopped its macho image for a pretend-tough urban look with the creation of the new Renegade - the smallest vehicle in the brand's line-up...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Jun 2015 15:07

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