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New Stellantis franchise anchors in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Combined Motor Holdings has added another Stellantis dealer to its Western Cape network as a combined Peugeot and Citroën operation to bolster the German and French brands with a presence in the city's central business district. CMH believes it will will add substantial trust inthe French and German brands in… Continue reading New Stellantis franchise anchors in Cape Town

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Ford SA says Stormtrak to roll with Thunder

PRETORIA, South Africa - The limited-edition Ford Ranger Thunder introduced to South Africa in 2020 is getting close to release here at the bottom of Africa but also based on what Ford SA describes as ''the upmarket Wildtrak''. Its badging will read Stormtrak and should arrive some time in the third quarter of 2021. Ford SA's… Continue reading Ford SA says Stormtrak to roll with Thunder

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You’ve been waiting: Here’s the hot Golf 8’s price

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The eighth iteration of Volkswagen's Golf GTI will be in South African showrooms on (perhaps even before?) September 1 2021. Next question: How much? And that's what Carman's Corner is about to tell you... It's said to be the most digitally advanced GTI and comes with an extra 11kW over its… Continue reading You’ve been waiting: Here’s the hot Golf 8’s price

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Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -Three Toyota Land Cruiser 70-Series are about to launch on Voetspore’s 15th expedition in 21 years - this time to the source of the Zambezi River. The convoy will cross Botswana to the border crossing at Kasane then continue to Livingstone in Zambia the rough stuff starts with the ride to the… Continue reading Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

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New star rising for Stellantis Group

HAVING LEARNED his craft in Spain, South Korea and France, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be placing his international experience at the service of the Stellantis Group as of July 1 2021. He will report to Jean-Pierre Ploué, chief design officer at Stellantis. Mesonero-Romanos is said to have brought about the renaissance of Seat/Cupra. His work on… Continue reading New star rising for Stellantis Group

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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