KIA

There’s a new Kia Seltos in town!

Kia South Africa has just introduced the new Seltos, with an updated exterior design, a significantly upgraded interior, and a pair of upgraded powertrains, to

Go, hamba, gaan… Tsamaya!

The Karoo is not normally a place one would associate with a crossover vehicle such as the Kia Seltos. It sounds more like 4×4 country. ANTON WILLEMSE SNR met up with five fellow motoring scribes for a threeday roadtrip to prove that it can, indeed, be done.

Anything but (S)Lowveld…

As this is my first feature for Adventure Afrika, the mere thought of an adventure that had to be turned into an article to take you – our readers – along for the ride was nerve wracking… to say the least! I knew that I would need to find a fine balance between “there’s too much to say” and “I’m at a loss for words”. However, as we jumped into the Kia Sportage, in Kempton Park, I felt in my gut that a lot was going to be said about this adventure. From the very first moment it was that perfect balance I was hoping for. Just like the Sportage, our adventure was a mixture of speed, enjoyment and wonder. Our Kia adventure proved that this area is anything but the (s)lowveld, as busy city slickers sometimes describe it.

Kia Seltos Review:

Kia has been experiencing a bit of a Renaissance in recent years. It has pushed out a bunch of new products while updating some of its existing nameplates, and even changed its logo. The Seltos was one of Kia’s first new models at the start of this Renaissance back in 2019. It was envisioned to be an affordable compact crossover SUV for the middle class, and it quickly became one of the brand’s most popular offerings. And with good reason!

Crossing over to the adventurous side

Spending two days driving on a few truly beautiful routes in Mpumalanga and the Limpopo province and then unwinding in the lap of luxury for another three days sounded like pure bliss. Add to that the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of three spectacular destinations and a chance to get the adrenaline pumping and I was raring to go. When I learned that we would be doing so with five op South Africa’s favourite compact crossovers and in the company of representatives from each of these brands, I could barely contain my excitement

It’s a pan party

When Anton Willemse Snr heard about the OppiPanne music festival in Botswana he was intrigued. What was it? How would it work? Would it be a success? With more questions than answers, he decided to head across the border to find out for himself. What an extraordinary experience it turned out to be!

Going big in big-sky country

The Namaqua West Coast region is famous for its open roads, starry skies, and magnificent flowers. Making the most of it requires the perfect vehicle.

Coasting Cape town

Kia has equipped its beloved compact crossover with turbocharged power at last. So, we commandeered the Glacier White pocket rocket and Calvin Fisher proceeded to steer it along one of the Cape’s most iconic beachside roads with delicious meats in mind.

New Kia Sportage leads by example

The fifth generation of Kia’s ever-popular Sportage, which has just been launched here, builds on the proud legacy of its predecessors. At the same time,

Test all limits in the Nissan Navara