Denis Droppa Group motoring editor

Denis Droppa has spent 28 years as a motoring journalist on two and four wheels, covering new-model launches, road tests, motorsport, and the motor industry.

Omoda celebrates its first year in South Africa with spot in top 20 brands


Chinese brand reports sales figures for the first time after 12 months in South Africa.

DA seeks to allow importation of cheap used cars


Opponents say this would destroy vehicle manufacturing in South Africa and cost thousands of jobs.

BMW reveals details and disguised pics of new X3 to be built in Mzansi


The plug-in hybrid version will be built in South Africa while other versions will be imported.

Carmakers admit electric vehicles aren’t the solution for everybody


As more electric vehicles (EVs) are being launched in South Africa, global sales of battery-powered cars have slowed, ...

REVIEW | The Honda CB 500X is an affordable, capable adventure tourer


Honda SA recently launched the CB 500X motorcycle as a more affordable alternative in its adventure touring line-up.

These were Mzansi's most popular electric cars in 2023 as sales spike


EV sales increased 85.4% last year off a low base as more models were launched at better prices.

REVIEW | Audi S8 merges stealthy looks with explosive performance


When an Audi S8 was used in a memorable car chase in the 1998 action movie Ronin, it helped put the German luxury car ...

Here are the new bakkies for launch in SA in 2024


With the launches of several bakkies, including the Volkswagen Amarok range and several additions to the latest Ford ...

Hyundai unveils menacing new Ioniq 5 NPX1 electric concept car


Hyundai’s N Performance Parts division has provided sporty extras for the brand’s N-badged petrol cars since 2019 and ...

Volkswagen Golf to celebrate 50th birthday with a facelift


The Golf 8 is being enhanced with a visual revamp, new powertrains and updated infotainment systems in a few weeks’ time