Category: South Africa

South Africa’s Arive Alive Campaign Has Stopped Over 1 Million Cars In Just Under 1000 Road Blocks

South African officials have now stopped and checked 1,141,447 vehicles in 988 road blocks throughout the entire country since the first of December, 2009. The Arrive Alive campaign started on this date and it logged 3939 people arrested for drunk driving, 298 for reckless and negligent driving and 155 for overloading. There were 186 public transport drivers arrested followed by […]

Read more ›

South Africa – Review My Ride: Kevin’s 340kW 2004 Subaru WRX STI

We were recently running a Review My Ride feature on our partner site for South Africa, StreetCars.co.za, where we would essentially just review a readers car. Now, because we’re just keeping that site alive and pushing a more South African related market with EasyCarBlog, we are going to move our RMR’s here. The latest RMR is a Subaru owned by […]

Read more ›

South African Business Man Tips Car Guard With His Audi R8

South African car guards are quite annoying really. They are handy if you’re in a tight reversing situation, but when it comes to protecting your car.. I doubt they would be of much help. They love to ask for money, even if you sat in your car while in the parking space. To be honest, they think that they should […]

Read more ›

Pricing For Lexus South Africa Has Been Revealed

Vehicle Description 01-Jan-10 Recommended Retail Price incl VAT 14% LEXUS LS460 LS460 1,105,500 LEXUS GS GS 300 S 560,800 GS 300 EX 588,300 GS 300 SE 625,400 GS 450h SE 744,100 LEXUS RX350/450h RX 350 SX 633,400 RX 350 XE 682,000 RX 450h SX 698,700 RX 450h LXE 769,300 LEXUS IS250 IS250 6M 391,900 IS250 S 6A 405,900 IS250 EX […]

Read more ›

South Africa Receives An Updates Lexus LS460 Sedan

The Lexus LS460 has undergone a slight make over which will benefit the South African car market. The model will use new technology and and new equipment to boost it way above the previous model which happened to have won a World Car Of The Year title. “The LS460 is a showcase for the latest technology Lexus has to offer […]

Read more ›

South African Tow Trucks Tow While They Being Towed.. Yes — The Double Tow In Action

South Africa, home of joy and weird things. While weird things probably happen all over the world, somethings in this country are sometimes just a bit more over the top. With increasing petrol prices, and the unwillingness to drive South African tow-truck drivers have revealed the double-tow. The double-tow is pretty much one car towing two others, at once. This […]

Read more ›

South Africa Gets The Mercedes-Benz M-Class Sport Package

Mercedes-Benz has added a new Sport styling package to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The new package will boast funny strips here and there, a bit of chrome and even a set of new wheels, in a size of 20-inches. The inside will boast an ‘athletic impression’ along with new Alcantara leather upholstery. The engine will be a V6 and V8 petrol […]

Read more ›

South African’s Build A Replica Lotus 7

South Africa has become the market for an updated version of the Lotus 7 which was first inspired by Lotus founder, Colin Chapman. The updated Lotus 7 from South Africa comes from Chris Carstens, who is an aeronautical engineer. The aeronautical engineer was partnered by two other men named Kobus van der Walt and Alastair Gibson. The engine will be […]

Read more ›

Arrive Alive Shoots For The Stars… But Will Their Plans Against Drunk Driving Work?

South African motorists, be warned as the Arrive Alive campaign has officially kicked off. As part of the fight against drunk-driving, the Arrive Alive campaign will sell disposable breathalyzers at Engen garages country-wide. “We have partnered with the private sector to ensure that you are able to test your own alcohol levels before driving through purchasing a disposable alcohol breathalyzer,” […]

Read more ›

The Audi TT-RS Is Undergoing South African Weather Testing Before Its Local Release

The news about Audi’s TT-RS coming to South Africa is not revolutionary news at all, in fact, their site tells us about this. The Audi TT-RS will only be released in 2010 where it will boast a 2.5-litre in-line five cylinder engine with turbocharging. The power for the TT-RS will be a whopping 250kW. The 0-100km/h time will be 4.6 […]

Read more ›

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 63 Will Hit The South African Market In 2010

South Africa will see a limited number of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition’s hit the market in 2010. The C63 AMG Edition is similar to the standard C63 AMG, however changes include new 19-inch allow wheels with three Designo paint colours in the form of Platinum Black, Mystic White and Graphite. “Locally the C63 AMG enjoys an above average market share […]

Read more ›

Lexus South Africa Releases Their New Pricing Structure

It’s that time of the year, and Lexus South Africa has revealed their new pricing structure for the 2010 year. The pricing will take effect from the 1st of December, which seems to be yesterday. LEXUS SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES Vehicle Description Date effective: 01-Dec-09 Recommended Retail Price incl VAT 14% LEXUS LS460 LS460 8A 988,300 LEXUS GS GS 300 S […]

Read more ›

Volkswagen Amarok — First Photo’s Of The New Pickup Which Is Coming To South Africa

Volkswagen has released the first images of their new pickup, the Amarok. The new model will be a 1-tonne pickup with body-styles that include a four-door double cab and single-cab layout. The new Amarok will be sold in South Africa and Australia. There will be a new muscular exterior and a passenger-car-like design for the interior. Styling has not changed […]

Read more ›