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New look for Suzuki Swift – the best-seller

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Suzuki Swift, South Africa’s top award-winning Budget Car of the Year, has a fresh, new look and extra specifications. The current generation Suzuki Swift was introduced to South Africa in 2018 and has since become a best-seller. Along the way it's scored Car of the Year nominations and awards in… Continue reading New look for Suzuki Swift – the best-seller

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New Jaguar engine: V8 for Jaguar F-Type in SA

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar SA has added a second supercharged 331kW V8 option to its F-Type sport car range as a coupé or convertible. The engine was developed to deliver 580Nm from 2500rpm with either all-wheel driver - siad to be ''for purists'' - rear-wheel drive. Each, however, has an electronic rear differential to… Continue reading New Jaguar engine: V8 for Jaguar F-Type in SA

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Tipping point: Europe’s drivers turned on by electric

PARIS, France - 70% of drivers in Europe, asked if they would consider an electric vehicle as their next car, replied ''Yes!'' and quoted their prime reasons as environmental benefits and having a zero-emissions vehicle (49%). ''The Europe-wide survey,'' Nissan told The Corner in a media release: ''was our most comprehensive investigation into the driving… Continue reading Tipping point: Europe’s drivers turned on by electric

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Easter road road toll: More policing, fewer deaths

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - There was a 2.1% drop in the total number of crashes and 9.6% decline in fatalities in South Africa over the Easter holiday. This was comparing with 2019 statistics due to the reduced travel during Easter 2020 as a result of level five lockdown. The authorities, The Corner was told, ran… Continue reading Easter road road toll: More policing, fewer deaths

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JAC Motors bakkies: Diesel power, seating for six

Compact, manoeuvrable, workhorse from China 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine for harsh conditions Large payload, comfortably transport heavy loads JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - JAC Motors' X200 forward-cab light commercial was around long before the Covid-19 pandemic changed the business environment and was already a popular choice among business owners worldwide. With Covid-19 fuelling the online industry and… Continue reading JAC Motors bakkies: Diesel power, seating for six

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Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

New coupe ''true to fun character of GT86 predecessor'Light weight, low centre of gravity, agile handlingThird model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sport cars 2022 TOYOTA GR 86. Image supplied CAPE TOWN, South Africa - An all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut in early April 2021 via an online event hosted by… Continue reading Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

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Suzuki SA breaks another sales record with fun-to-drive cars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA has just completed its best dealer and overall sales month on record. Naamsa, the automotive business council, reported last week that Suzuki sold 2397 vehicles through March 2021 which broke the previous best by nearly 12% and improved on its March 2020 sales performance by 92%. More importantly,… Continue reading Suzuki SA breaks another sales record with fun-to-drive cars

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Kia’s coming EV6: All-wheel drive, high-tech twin engines

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The new Kia EV6, its maker says, has brought long-range, zero-emissions, power, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market as the EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles. This the first dedicated BEV under the new… Continue reading Kia’s coming EV6: All-wheel drive, high-tech twin engines

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Hyundai Nexo: Taking clean efficiency to a new level

SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor’s second-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle, the Nexo , has received a maximum five-star rating from Green NCAP, an independent organisation that ranks vehicles based on their energy efficiency and emissions. The rating was based on three indices, each involving metrics that includes measuring air quality, energy efficiency and greenhouse gases.… Continue reading Hyundai Nexo: Taking clean efficiency to a new level