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VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

UITENHAGE, South Africa - Volkswagen Group SA is celebrating (Nov 2020) achieving a production total of four million vehicles since the plant opened way back in 1948 when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors (SAMAD).The first VW assembled - August 1951 - was a Beetle. Since then VWSA has manufactured… Continue reading VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

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What’s missing from a battery buggy? ‘The noise, bro!’

Simulations give coming Fords unique experienceBest cabin experience 'critical' for future drivingSimulators answer to the big V8 burblePRETORIA, South Africa - The burble of a high-performance Ford V8 Mustang will capture attention as it drives but in the cabin normal conversation is possible. The Corner thinks it might also make your skin tremble..Anyway, behind this… Continue reading What’s missing from a battery buggy? ‘The noise, bro!’

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Expert has zero tolerance for coming alcohol rules

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A proposed amendment to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce to 0% the legal blood alcohol for driving shows the government might not understand understand the requirements to do so.The manging director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, told The Corner: ''Changing the BAC limit is unlikely to have the desired result.… Continue reading Expert has zero tolerance for coming alcohol rules

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New Nissan Terra: Big wagon scheduled for SA in 2021

PRETORIA, South Africa - Nissan has (Nov 26 2020) revealed its all-new Nissan Terra for Africa and the Middle East and says the ''tough, yet sophisticated'' units will be launched in South Africa towards the end of 2021. COMING NEXT YEAR: Nissan's new big, rugged, station wagon for launch in 2021. Image: Supplied Solidifying its… Continue reading New Nissan Terra: Big wagon scheduled for SA in 2021

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2020 Audi S7 Sportback: Progressive looks, sporty driving’

Four-door coupé - progressive design and techS model - sporty look, sophisticated pedigreeImpressive power output of 331kW/600Nm CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Audi's A7 Sportback range has added a performance model to its S7 Sportback range featuring the brand's latest design language and, the company says, ''delivering progressive exterior looks and tech that ''include a… Continue reading 2020 Audi S7 Sportback: Progressive looks, sporty driving’

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Oopsie! Volvos nose-diving to help rescue teams (v)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - It was the most extreme crash testing yet executed by Volvo Cars, but was crucial for post-crash extrication specialists from the Volvo Cars Safety Centre to hone their life-saving skills. For the first time, Volvo dropped a number of its current models - several times each - 30 metres from a crane… Continue reading Oopsie! Volvos nose-diving to help rescue teams (v)

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Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South Africa’s built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts according to Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference. The problem was also mentioned by several speakers at the conference. Hypermobility was fully supported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and had AutoTrader… Continue reading Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

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2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - If South Africans have grown accustomed to the concept of “together but apart” over the past year then a joint-mobility venture that will reunite families, fun, and value has arrived. It's the Toyota Aygo, the latest renaming and repositioning of Toyota SA's entry-level cars. Following the forging of successful partnerships with… Continue reading 2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

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Going autonomous: Sweden building world’s longest indoor test-track

STOKHOLM, Sweden - A Swedish company called AstaZero is building what it says is the world's longest indoor test-track for self-driving vehicles which, when finished, ''will consolidate the company's position as a world-unique test environment''.The track will be Earth's first full-scale, independent, test and demonstration environment for future traffic safety.AstaZero says that, globally, more than… Continue reading Going autonomous: Sweden building world’s longest indoor test-track

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Going wild? Mitsubishi has some packing suggestions

Plan your adventure firstPacking tips - take the basics......focus on what you might need MITSUBISH PAJERO SPORT. Image: Supplied JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Before deciding on which on/off-road vehicle to buy Mitsubishi Motors' ambassador Francois Rossouw says planning your (first) off-road adventure with the family determines the vehicle you should buy.“Let’s look at what you… Continue reading Going wild? Mitsubishi has some packing suggestions