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Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Back in 2019 Toyota SA launched a fresh Corolla Hatch into the market while ululating about its good looks and ''unrivalled'' refinement. Scroll forward to March 2020 and the automaker added 'Safety Sense' tech to the flagship Xr; move on to October 2020 and further enhancements have surfaced.Toyota says the ''street… Continue reading Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

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2020 Hyundai i10: Step up, the new little big guy

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The latest version of Hyundai SA’s best-seller has arrived with, the company says, ''a comprehensive list of features as well road manners not always found in a its compact size''. It's Grand i10 and Hyundai calls it ''a small car with a big heart''.Freshened are the grille and exterior styling and… Continue reading 2020 Hyundai i10: Step up, the new little big guy

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Base Ford Ranger gets boost with sport pack

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Ford's Ranger XL, the least expensive model in the bakkie range in South Africa, is now available with a sport pack that includes black 17'' alloy wheel-rims, a shiny black grille, and ''sport'' bar, and access steps. Optional is a 20cm touchscreen for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto on all Ranger XL single-cab,… Continue reading Base Ford Ranger gets boost with sport pack

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‘Survival of fittest’ – new mantra for SA auto dealers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The South African retail motor industry is getting to grips with the “new normal” caused by Covid-19 countermeasures with most dealers having right-sized and tightened financial controls to counter the downturn in vehicle sales, service appointments, and parts sales.However Mark Dommisse, chairman of the SA National Automobile Dealers’ Association, believes that… Continue reading ‘Survival of fittest’ – new mantra for SA auto dealers

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AA and Aarto: Help road warriors break ANC piggy-bank

AA concerned about draft AARTO regulationsGeared for money collection, not road safetyANC using fine surcharge as money-making dodgeJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Recently-published draft regulations from the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act make a mockery of the claim that the law is intended to improve road safety in South Africa but rather point… Continue reading AA and Aarto: Help road warriors break ANC piggy-bank

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Rosberg goes electric: Testing time out on the ‘Ring

2016 F1 champion drives racing battery carVW's ID.R makes lasting impression on Nico RosbergGreentech founder supports shift to electromobility Image: Supplied WOLFSBURG, Germany - A special guest took his place at the wheel of the fully-electric Volkswagen ID.R race car at the Nürburgring: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 champion, took the 500kW electric race car for… Continue reading Rosberg goes electric: Testing time out on the ‘Ring

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2021 Mach 1: Super ‘Stang gets new engine, suspension

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford has announced that a limited-edition, high-performance, Mustang Mach 1 will be available in Europe for the first time.The cars had their European debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek but in front of a global virtual audience which claimed the Mustang Mach 1 would be the best-handling production Mustang yet. Image: Supplied Performance… Continue reading 2021 Mach 1: Super ‘Stang gets new engine, suspension

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First-time buyer? Here’s some advice from an expert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Planning to buy your first car - exciting, hey? Especially for university or college graduates heading out to look for their first full-time job but unsure which wheels will best suit. Reality might bite! There are many things to consider, according to WesBank Finance, before making such as budget-impacting purchase decision.… Continue reading First-time buyer? Here’s some advice from an expert

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Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - More emphasis is needed for children as they use the pavements and road crossings to get to and from school, given their Covid-enforced long periods at home when the rules of pedestrian safety might have relaxed. As many as half of parents now believe the roads are not safe enough for… Continue reading Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer