Audi’s mid-sized SUV, the Q5, made waves for the Ingolstadt brand when it first launched here in 2008 and set out to tackle the BMW X3, which at the time was the only premium offering locally. Mercedes-Benz had the rather hideous GLK, which was only built in left-hand drive and thus was never offered in SA.
Opel as a brand is streamlining its product offering following the acquisition by PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroen) from General Motors earlier this year. The waters have been a bit murky for the German brand as its future has for a long time been hanging in the balance, but following the launch of the Crossland X in SA, the brand will continue trading locally under the auspices of Unitrans as its local distributor from 2018.
The Alfa Romeo brand is steeped in passion and motorsport history and is one of the oldest automotive brands, having begun the motoring careers of iconic names such as that of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of Scuderia Ferrari, who early on was Alfa’s works racing driver. For many, it remains a brand that has designed some of the most beautiful and evocative cars on the planet and, for the most part, the sportiest too.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".