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Mazda CX 25 going Turbo in US – SA later

SkyActiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine can make 170kW/420Nm CX-30 2.5 Turbo has i-Activ all-wheel drive New tech, modern design, great driving IRVINE, California - The Mazda CX-30’s compact profile helps it through tight turns, bold proportions provide space to travel with all essentials, and the automaker's US wing says the sub-compact crossover is ''an ideal companion''… Continue reading Mazda CX 25 going Turbo in US – SA later

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Watch Nürburgring 24-Hour as you have never before

Digital offering brings racing to lounge Studio shows with expert team Livestream, live timing, on-board cameras PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Immersive, intensive, interactive! Why not feel the excitement and take a look behind the scenes with Audi Sport and SA-born motorsport driver Kelvin van der Linde at the Nürburgring 24-hour? Audi Sport customer racing is… Continue reading Watch Nürburgring 24-Hour as you have never before

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Electric Mustang: As fast as Tesla, plug-in stations everywhere

  All-electric, all-wheel drive, Mustang tops pack   Free access to a fast-charge Euro network   Batteries monitor  weather forecastsJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Ford has revealed a high-performance battery-powered Mustang Mach-E GT in Europe ahead of its projected launch towards the end of 2021.The car is said to be capable of reaching 100km/h in 3.7sec… Continue reading Electric Mustang: As fast as Tesla, plug-in stations everywhere

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Simola Hillclimb opening of entries delayed

KNYSNA, South Africa - Knysna Speed Festivall, organiser of the Simola Hillclimb, ihas announced that the competitor entry process for the 2021 event will be delayed because of Covid-19. It was scheduled to start on October 1 but Level 1 health regulations do not allow it. Ian Shrosbree, the event's MD, reported: "We've secured provisional… Continue reading Simola Hillclimb opening of entries delayed

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Isuzu SA takes on Covid with mid-year model makeovers

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - While the auto business in SA went caught a chill during the Chinese Flu epidemic Isuzu's bakkie arm went into high gear to update its products. Prices will start at more than R500 000. Isuzu SA's Dominic Rimmer told The Corner: ''Despite the challenge our product development team was hard… Continue reading Isuzu SA takes on Covid with mid-year model makeovers

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Fiat’s cuddly Panda gets new claws for 40th birthday

THROUGHOUT its 40 years Fiat's Panda has (and says it will continue to be) the queen of ‘smart’ automotive solutions. This video to celebrate the car's 40th anniversary tells the story of all these solutions... FOR 40 years Fiat's Panda has maintained a reputation for being a car - and indeed a van - for… Continue reading Fiat’s cuddly Panda gets new claws for 40th birthday

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Nissan Z Proto: Club members get special sighting

ROSSLYN, South Africa - Nissan South Africa has shown the next version of its Z-series sport cars, the 400Z prototype, to The Corner and we confess the model is our editor's most favourite car of 40 years in the trade. The latest design continues, Nissan says, to offer sport-car lovers high-performance excitement from a car… Continue reading Nissan Z Proto: Club members get special sighting

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Video: Lotus goes hyper with 1268kW Evija sport car

  https://youtu.be/dDzc5zHiy6Q HETHEL, England - Lotus Cars has revealed details of its Evija all-electric hypercar in a video featuring an engineering development vehicle testing on its five-kilometre test track.At the wheel was Gavan Kershaw, Lotus' director of vehicle attributes, who provides extensive commentary on key elements of the Evija project. At almost five minutes long… Continue reading Video: Lotus goes hyper with 1268kW Evija sport car

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‘Green shoots good news for SA’s auto dealers and economy’

“There's a natural tendency for South Africans to look at the negatives of the nation’s economy under lockdown but, if we look on the brighter side, green shoots are in plain view.'' - Mark Dommisse, chairman, National Automobile Dealers’ Association JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Cheering words indeed not only for the auto industry but also… Continue reading ‘Green shoots good news for SA’s auto dealers and economy’

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Toyota Starlet bows in to replace entertaining Etios

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Back in August 2019 automakers Toyota and Suzuki announced an alliance to share each other’s strengths and now the result has arrived in South Africa with a name many Safricans will remember from the 1970's. The Starlet... ...for which Toyota has supplied expertise in hybrid technology and autonomous driving, Suzuki its… Continue reading Toyota Starlet bows in to replace entertaining Etios