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2020 Renault Duster in SA – and you could have one for FREE!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Renault Duster SUV range has achieved more than 15 000 sales in South Africa since it was introduced here back in 2013 and more than two million globally. Now in showrooms is the 2020 version of this seriously well-priced family wagon. It comes with the promise of doing much that way… Continue reading 2020 Renault Duster in SA – and you could have one for FREE!

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MasterDrive: There’s a psychological effect of Covid on drivers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The rise of Covid-19 and measures to slow its spread have created new working conditions for many in South African which, for some, has meant isolation and, for some, affected psychological well-being.Regular contributor to Carman's Corner, MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert, believes this can be difficult to manage.“Drivers are not typically based in… Continue reading MasterDrive: There’s a psychological effect of Covid on drivers

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Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

ROME, Italy - The 2020 version of the now venerable Fiat 500 has had its institutional debut at the Palazzo del Quirinale where the battery buggy was shown to Italian president Sergio Mattarella then to Palazzo Chigi, to be shown to Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. The little car is the third generation of the… Continue reading Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

driver training, Ford, industry, Motoring News, road safety

Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford’s Driving Skills For Life programme has refused to stop reminding young drivers about the importance of safe road-use despite now being a not particularly active part of the year for training.Think Covid-19 and the ANC's restrictions on road-travel...DSFL, using new products such as the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente… Continue reading Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

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Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar Land Rover, as more people choose flexible monthly payments over once-off bills, is trying to change the way we use vehicles. The secret is a premium car-subscription service. Britain’s biggest automaker has set up Pivotal, a programme intended to allow UK customers to experience either the latest technology of the… Continue reading Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

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Suzuki hits record sales despite Covid shutdown crisis

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA  believes its sales for June 2020 have surprised the local market with  sales back at pre-lockdown levels and its dealer network breaking records. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) reports that Suzuki Auto SA has leapt up the sales chart with 1433 unit sales, all but one… Continue reading Suzuki hits record sales despite Covid shutdown crisis

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VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW Motorsport has unveiled its latest Global Touring Cars (GTC) race car during a virtual event streamed live on social media.The cars will be assembled in Golf 8 GTI shells.Martina Biene, head of the VW brand, reminded the motoring media that the racing class had been filled with Jetta-based cars -… Continue reading VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

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KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

Brought together - Picanto Runner and pizzas KIA gets cuter with pocket delivery conversion Perhaps the luxury version of delivery van? JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - KIA Motors SA has converted its Picanto budget family hatchback into a light delivery vehicle for businesses in South Africa. Perhaps one benefit of the current semi-lockdown that has brought… Continue reading KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

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Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

Most successful VW - design honed inside and out, Digital Cockpit standard across 2022 range Full auto drive - given suitable roads WOLFSBURG, Germany/ HERNDON, Virginia - VW's Tiguan SUV was the most successful model for both the brand and its parent group through 2019 with more than 910 000 produced. That figure, however, is… Continue reading Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

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Vehicle sales look brighter – but beware rising prices for ‘used’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The new vehicle market returned to its first full month of sales in June 2020 since the Covid lockdown started but the market remains under ''immense pressure''. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) told The Corner new vehicle sales were down by 38% down on June 2019 by… Continue reading Vehicle sales look brighter – but beware rising prices for ‘used’