Naresh Maharaj

Freelance radio and print journalist
Location:Durban, South Africa

Profile

Naresh Maharaj is a petrol head who loves cars and writing about them. He is also a Member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists. Naresh is also an international sports correspondent and an acclaimed corporate MC and voice-over artist. Naresh is a sports/news producer for community radio stations and also an award-winning sports journalist. Contact Naresh on moc.liamg@123jarahamn.
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Driven: The limited-edition Golf GTI TCR

I spent some time with this 'racy speedster' and was thoroughly impressed all around. It has a six-speed DSG and reaches 100km/h after just 5.6 seconds...

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Jul 2021

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado: Best of both worlds

The Prado, with different drive modes, proved more than capable on treacherous, muddy and pot-holed roads...

By Naresh Maharaj 7 Jul 2021

The Ford Mustang Mach 1: An icon re-imagined

The much loved Ford Mustang has landed in the Mach 1 Edition and it's a limited edition...

By Naresh Maharaj 2 Jul 2021

Audi Q3 Sportback review

It's the first compact crossover of the Audi brand and the Q3 completes the model line-up as the halo and design offering in the range...

By Naresh Maharaj 30 Jun 2021

Design, safety and comfort. It's all there in the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

It's the SUV re-imagined. I have to admit that my initial impressions at the launch were mixed, but after spending time with the GLB 250, this SUV really grew on me to such an extent that when I had to return the vehicle, I did so grudgingly. In short, I loved it. The GLB 250 is re-fined and certainly re-imagined which makes it impossible to notice.

By Naresh Maharaj 24 Jun 2021

Test driven: The new Kia Picanto X-Line

Just three years after its initial invitation to SA to get in, the evergreen Kia Picanto has undergone a subtle mid-life refresh as the brand embarks on an exciting journey...

By Naresh Maharaj 22 Jun 2021

Inspired design and French flair: The alluring and all-new Peugeot 3008 is here

Get ready for the brand-new Peugeot 3008. A fresh new design sets the tone for modern styling, with the front redesigned, full-LED rear lights and new body colour options...

By Naresh Maharaj 15 Jun 2021

Test-driven: The BMW X6M Competition

It's a beast to say the least and an attention grabber of note. That's when it's in stand-alone mode, untouched. Start it up and then more attention as that deep engine growls like no other and never before...

By Naresh Maharaj 7 Jun 2021

Road tripping in the Mercedes V300d

I decided to get away to the Drakensburg recently and I chose the Mercedes V300d to take us there...

By Naresh Maharaj 1 Jun 2021

Driven: The new Citroën C3 inspired by you

Citroen has upped the ante in the B segment SUV class with the introduction of the Shine and Feel models and they are value-for-money with all the bells and whistles...

By Naresh Maharaj 25 May 2021

Scaling new heights in the updated Ford Everest Sport

It was certainly a case of scaling new heights both literally and figuratively. Firstly, the Ford Everest Sport has been revamped and now adds exclusive exterior styling, including eye-catching 20-inch wheels and sporty black finishes that make you stop and look again at the family oriented seven-seater SUV...

By Naresh Maharaj 17 May 2021

Unfiltered: The BMW 128ti

I recently spent some time with the BMW 128 ti. With its specially tuned M Sport suspension and Torsen limited-slip differential, the exclusively front-wheel-drive compact sports model has an unwavering focus on providing highly engaging driving pleasure...

By Naresh Maharaj 11 May 2021

Driven: The new Peugeot 2008 - impressive French flair

The 2008 has come a long way with many, many improvements in ride, safety and comfort...

By Naresh Maharaj 4 May 2021

Review: VW Transporter Kombi 6.1 remains a comfortable people-mover

The eight-seater Kombi 6.1 has been revamped and the VW Transporter makes for a comfortable people-mover...

By Naresh Maharaj 26 Apr 2021

In conversation with Neale Hill on Ford's R1bn investment

I spoke with Ford South Africa's managing director, Neale Hill, about the funding and the effects it will have on vehicle production and employment in the country...

By Naresh Maharaj 22 Apr 2021

The Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge: A true hidden gem in KZN

Hidden KZN gem, the Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge has much to offer for complete rest and rejuvenation to recharge those batteries.

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Apr 2021

Mercedes AMG: Stepping things up

Mercedes- AMG are stepping up on the accelerator as far as their sedans and hatches go and they are in the process of giving their loyal clients plenty to choose from...

By Naresh Maharaj 9 Apr 2021

The BMW M twins land in Mzansi. More M Power to the M people

The BMW M3 Competition Sedan and BMW M4 Competition Coupe have been launched in South Africa. Here are the pricing and specs...

By Naresh Maharaj 6 Apr 2021

Ten years of rocking with the amazing Amarok 190kW

Since its introduction to the SA market, the Amarok has sold over 37,500 units. The range now consists of the 2.0BiTDI 132kW and the all-powerful 3.0 V6 TDI 190kW...

By Naresh Maharaj 30 Mar 2021

Here's why proper tyre care should never be overlooked

Tyres are generally overlooked when it comes to maintenance, but caring for and maintaining your vehicle's tyres should be the first box to tick...

By Naresh Maharaj 23 Mar 2021

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