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New boss takes over at Isuzu Motors SA

JOHANNESBURG South Africa - Naohiro Yamaguchi has taken over as Isuzu Motors SA's chairman as of October 1 2021.He has been with Isuzu Motors since 1986 in leadership roles, becoming international sales office manager (1999-2003) in Japan and then in various general manager positions in Thailand (2003-15), and executive positions specialising in light commercials in… Continue reading New boss takes over at Isuzu Motors SA

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More space, more fun, for MasterDrive trainees

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - MasterDrive has moved its training office to the Nasrec Expo Centre, north of Johannesburg, to accommodate its growing client base. The new centre will offer many more benefits - among them a 4x4 training course, an improved area for practical training, and proximity to the office. CEO Eugene Herbert told The… Continue reading More space, more fun, for MasterDrive trainees

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Fresh from China: Will new 4×4 fit SA to a T?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - BAIC South Africa has announced what it described as ''a rugged 4x4 off-roader SUV, the B40 Plus'' to be assembled at a plant in South Africa's former Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The plant, covering 10 000ha hopes to assemble as many as 50 000 vehicles for the African market and… Continue reading Fresh from China: Will new 4×4 fit SA to a T?

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Fresh perception: Are battery cars on a charge in SA?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - With the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) fast increasing in leading markets across the world there is growing pressure on the motoring media to expand on how Saffers feel about there arrival. Well, The Corner recently received a breakdown on what folk in South Africa think - perhaps even hope!… Continue reading Fresh perception: Are battery cars on a charge in SA?

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New Lexus flagship launched in USA

The multifaceted LX brings unparalleled capability, luxury and human-centered technology to the Lexus range.The all-new Lexus next-generation interior and exterior design marries superior function with stunning aesthetic.Standard Lexus Interface with dual high-definition touchscreens and an available 25-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound inform and entertain passengers with brilliant clarity and intuitiveness.The LX range expanded to five… Continue reading New Lexus flagship launched in USA

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Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…

RUMINATE ON THIS FOR YOUR NEXT CAR: It's the Toyota Rumion. Image: Toyota SA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Avanza was Toyota SA's first budget people mover. It came with compact dimensions, simple - but fuel-efficient - engines, and seven-seats. The automaker says they found favour with business and leisure buyers. It lasted for two… Continue reading Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…

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New hotter Abarths get sharper sting

PRETORIA, South Africa - What claims to be the country's hottest hatch has been refreshed, updated, and made more exciting with a special edition - the Abarth 595 - with new interiors, new colours, and new details for the 595 Turismo and Competizione hatch and cabriolet models.There's also a new Abarth Yamaha Monster special edition...The… Continue reading New hotter Abarths get sharper sting

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Karoo Dusk: Posh Pik Up all set for tough off-roading

ADDITION TO THE PIK UP RANGE: It's badged as the Mahindra Karoo S11 and comes with a film-covered shell. Image: Supplied CENTURION, South Africa - Indian automaker Mahindra is launching several ''special edition'' versions of its Pik Up bakkies and light trucks and one of them is the Karoo S11 a/t. That's it up above...… Continue reading Karoo Dusk: Posh Pik Up all set for tough off-roading

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Lamborghini restoration! Rebirth of the ’71 Countach LP 500

CERNOBBIO/SANTÁGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy – The historic Countach LP 500 has returned, entered in a class reserved for concept cars, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este as a passionate reconstruction carried out by Automobili Lamborghini’s Polo Storico. It took more than 25 000 hours of work for an unnamed collector and the contribution of the Lamborghini… Continue reading Lamborghini restoration! Rebirth of the ’71 Countach LP 500

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SA national auto sales take leap with Spring

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: South Africa’s retail motor dealers fared better than expected through September 2021 with overall new vehicle sales of 43 130 units 15.8% better than the 37 237 sold in the same month a year earlier. The data came from Mark Dommisse, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association, after analysis of figures distributed… Continue reading SA national auto sales take leap with Spring