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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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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

RS is a sporty, comfortable commuter

The Chevrolet Sonic RS carries two heavy responsibilities - as the flagship of the Sonic range, it has to attract the attention of potential buyers to the seven-model Sonic range but probably more importantly, it has to live up to the hallowed RS letters liberally tattooed all over its body...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Jun 2015 06:00

Cross-over Kia is a real cheerful Soul

As pretty as a cheerfully wrapped Christmas present the funky-cool Kia Soul continues to grab attention wherever it goes because of its boxy upright shape, sharp styling and bright colours...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 May 2015 06:00

Stylish Renault set to Captur the market

Shortly after Citroen unveiled its weirdly-styled Citroen Cactus, Renault followed suit with its own interpretation of what a spaced-out compact crossover should look like when it took the wrapping of its new Captur...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 May 2015 06:00

Auto box boosts Cruze appeal

Chevrolet's likeable Cruze family sedan has been prettied up and given a few appealing new features including a snazzy infotainment system and a six-speed automatic transmission for its flagship 1.4T LS sedan...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 11 May 2015 10:30

Exports drive new vehicle sales

Exports continue to drive local new vehicle sales and in April, 6,813 vehicles were exported, which represents a growth of 40.5% over the same month last year. ..

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 May 2015 07:17

Hot Polo has Golf GTI in its sights

The newly-launched Polo GTI is looming close enough to its bigger brother, the Golf GTI, to justify a few twitchy rear view glances...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 May 2015 10:16

Infiniti QX80 is a powerful charmer

The R1m-plus club of muscular, off-road capable, snazzy SUV's has just acquired a new member - the luxuriously furnished, plush and powerful eight-seat Infiniti QX80, which is the latest addition to the brand's growing local range...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 23 Apr 2015 08:29

New SV adds versatility to Golf range

With 15 different models to choose from it is fair to presume there are already more than enough VW Golf variants on the local market to satisfy everybody's needs - but just to make doubly sure the German carmaker has added a new "stretched" version which offers more space and practicality than any other Golf.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 15 Apr 2015 05:36

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