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Next Lexus LC: Some of the beauty is hidden within…

Lexus creates 'world’s most beautiful convertible'Design perspective from chief engineer and designerSA launch expected around mid-2021 TOKYO, Japan - What does it take to make “the world’s most beautiful convertible?” For the team behind the upcoming Lexus LC convertible, the Japanese automaker said, it called for much more than simply swopping its LC Coupe’s fixed… Continue reading Next Lexus LC: Some of the beauty is hidden within…

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Cruiser comeback! Toyota reverses on rugged all- (or no) roader

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota's Land Cruiser 70-series needs no introduction, having etched an enviable reputation among off-roading enthusiasts, game rangers, farmers, and other utility vehicle-minded users. The rugged construction and infallible Toyota engines have earned it the reputation of “it just keeps going”.The 70-series is available as a bakkie (79), station-wagon (76), and wagon (78).Toyota SA… Continue reading Cruiser comeback! Toyota reverses on rugged all- (or no) roader

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2021 brings more power, more tech, to Subaru Forester

More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer engine addedNew Sport derivative adds distinctive styling and added practicalityThe latest generation of Subaru EyeSight Driver Assistance JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A quarter-century has passed since the Subaru Forester joined the world's utility vehicle market; to become the best-seller in the brands model catalogue. The first of two new flagships for… Continue reading 2021 brings more power, more tech, to Subaru Forester

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Opel Crossland: Facelift for ‘future-ready’ family wagon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Opel South Africa, a subsidiary of Stellantis, has introduced the facelifted Crossland SUV with what it calls ''a bold new look and striking new front-end design'' and called it the Opel Vizor nose. Take a look at the images... Opel says the Vizor can be closely linked to previous iconic Opel… Continue reading Opel Crossland: Facelift for ‘future-ready’ family wagon

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First look: Employees spread pix of Maserati Grecale SUV

MODENA, Italy - A prototype of the new Maserati Grecale SUV has been photographed outside the historic Maserati plant on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena. The employees were the first to spread these images on the social networks. So, being innovative by nature, Maserati decided to share the photos of the new model. 2021 MASERATI… Continue reading First look: Employees spread pix of Maserati Grecale SUV

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Nissan Qashqai: Upgraded and on the way to SA

ROSSLYN, Pretoria - Order books are open in Europe for a third-generation, all-new, Nissan Qashqai with first customers being offered a launch version called the Premiere Edition. More good news is that Nissan SA has confirmed the latest Qashqai for launch during 2021 though no date is available yet. The Premiere Edition will, Nissan Europe… Continue reading Nissan Qashqai: Upgraded and on the way to SA

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Truck rollovers: How to avoid losing millions

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Truck rollovers can be devastating. Deaths and injuries, damaged property or roads closed for hours, and the cost of repairs/replacement and the consequent downtime can cost a company millions. Unfortunately, seldom does a week goes by without a truck rollover being reported by the news media. The managing director of MasterDrive,… Continue reading Truck rollovers: How to avoid losing millions

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Cut your insurance payments with driver training

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Reduced insurance premium are appealing at any time, let alone during this Covid pandemic, but MasterDrive suggests one way to save some money.  Driver training. Eugene Herbert, director of MasterDrive and a regular Carman's Corner contributor, recommends every driver to contact their  insurance provider about this: “Not only does driver training… Continue reading Cut your insurance payments with driver training

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Fuel price heading for record territory again?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Bullish international oil prices set the stage for another increase in fuel prices according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel-price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The AA said the picture showed month-end increases of up toR0.56/litre for petrol, R0.47 for diesel, and R0.41 for … Continue reading Fuel price heading for record territory again?

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X-Line joins Kia’s Picanto one-litre line-up

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Kia's Picanto range of small cars has been give a facelift and yet another model - the all-new Picanto X-Line with what the automaker describes as ''modern and distinctive crossover styling''. Stephen Crosse, Kia SA's sales director, told The Corner in a media release: “The Picanto is a mainstay in our product… Continue reading X-Line joins Kia’s Picanto one-litre line-up