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Brendon Carpenter

Brendon Carpenter

Brendon Carpenter is the national Suzuki Brand Manager. The newly married Brendon joined the car industry in 2010 and finds the excitement of launching new models exhilarating. He enjoys learning about the creation of new models - from concept to production, marketing and sales - and watching them in action with customers; in short, as he puts it, “the entire vehicle lifecycle”. He’s passionate about everything to do with cars, bikes and 4x4s and, unsurprisingly, the Jimny is his favourite model because it will “still be SUPER cool in 30 year's time and show the ‘bigger, tougher, more expensive’ 4x4's how it's done.” He an off-road fanatic and loves adventuring in the outdoors - hunting for geocaches, going scuba diving and taking his motorbike out.
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[UPDATE] What accessories add value to your journey?

PhotoPhoto credit: Adrian Burford To some there’s nothing more exciting than accessorising your new car (or even your more mature and trusty whee...

HOW THINGS WORK: Passive safety - Part 2 [VIDEO]

In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking a look at your car’s passive safety systems, specifically airbags, seatbelts and other soft-touc...

How Things Work: Passive safety - Part 1 [VIDEO]

In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking a look at your car’s passive safety systems. Peter Viljoen takes a look at the different types o...

How Things Work: ESP [VIDEO]

ESP, ESC, Traction Control. Many people call it many different things. In this episode, Frankie du Toit from 947 joins Peter Viljoen, and they re...

How Things Work: ABS [VIDEO]

In this episode, Frankie du Toit from 947 joins Peter Viljoen as they take a Swift Sport for a spin on a skid pan to “brake” all the rules with s...

How Things Work: Variable Valve Timing [VIDEO]

Tappets, pulleys, belts and shafts. These are all words that you might have heard people say when Petrolheads speak ‘car’ or when your car has go...

100 years of innovation [timeline]

Image credit: Suzuki United Kingdom From a small loom manufacturer in Japan to a global household name in the motor industry, have a look at 100 ...

How much must I earn to buy a car?

Buying a car can be an exercise in advanced mathematics. Between gross/net income, fluctuating interest rates, and credit ratings, some of us are...

5 Popular Questions from our Suzuki Family, answered

Whether you work in finance or at a restaurant, every industry has those ‘typical’ questions. Vehicle salespersons are no different, so we asked ...

Save money by keeping your car for longer

It’s tempting to replace your car every three years, but Suzukis will save you money by lasting forever.

A Jimny adventure on The Rock 4x4 Trail

If you drive a Suzuki Jimny, you’re an adventurer at heart. Luckily, SA offers many places to play. Yolande Heyneke takes us on her trip at The R...

5 Reasons real Suzuki drivers love their Suzukis

We all have a slightly different checklist when looking for a new car: some may have style at the top of the list, while others prioritise fuel e...

Driving in different weather conditions

With South Africa’s varied weather conditions, we need to make sure we’re prepared to take on various conditions like rain, wind and low-visibili...

How to improve your credit score rating [Update]

Coping with the financial fallout from Covid-19 is not easy, making debt management not only a priority, but a difficult juggling act. However, y...

How to save the environment while driving your car

For most car buyers, environmental protection is one of the key consideration points when purchasing a new vehicle. The good news is that buying ...

Suzuki evolves: Why don’t we sell the Alto anymore?

The Suzuki way of life is about listening to customer needs and continuously adapting and delivering products that suit today’s dynamic lifestyle...

Navigating Cape Town: Four hot spots to discover

Sometimes even local Capetonians can feel like  tourists in the Mother City, because with so much at your fingertips it’s difficult to know what ...

Two wheels or four, we all just want to get home safely

Cars and bikes shouldn’t have to compete for space on the road. Working together is the best solution for all.


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