LONDON, England - Sir Frank Williams, founder of Formula 1 team Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Here is the obituary release to Carman's Corner by the Williams team... ICON OF TRACK RACING: Frank Wllliams ruling the team. Image: Supplied Williams built the team into a dominant F1 force through the 1980's and 1990s… Continue reading Final flag for Sir Frank – genius of F1 racing
JOHANNESBURG South Africa - Naohiro Yamaguchi has taken over as Isuzu Motors SA's chairman as of October 1 2021.He has been with Isuzu Motors since 1986 in leadership roles, becoming international sales office manager (1999-2003) in Japan and then in various general manager positions in Thailand (2003-15), and executive positions specialising in light commercials in… Continue reading New boss takes over at Isuzu Motors SA
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nissan SA launched a new version of its Navara double-cab in June 2021 but now comes a single-cab, assembled in SA and ''ready to work''. Stefan Haasbroek, Nissan SA's marketing director, told The Corner: ''The single cab comes with an impressive list of best-in-class features - among them high levels… Continue reading Tough-guy Navara completes Nissan single-cab range
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - MasterDrive has moved its training office to the Nasrec Expo Centre, north of Johannesburg, to accommodate its growing client base. The new centre will offer many more benefits - among them a 4x4 training course, an improved area for practical training, and proximity to the office. CEO Eugene Herbert told The… Continue reading More space, more fun, for MasterDrive trainees
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - BAIC South Africa has announced what it described as ''a rugged 4x4 off-roader SUV, the B40 Plus'' to be assembled at a plant in South Africa's former Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The plant, covering 10 000ha hopes to assemble as many as 50 000 vehicles for the African market and… Continue reading Fresh from China: Will new 4×4 fit SA to a T?
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - With the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) fast increasing in leading markets across the world there is growing pressure on the motoring media to expand on how Saffers feel about there arrival. Well, The Corner recently received a breakdown on what folk in South Africa think - perhaps even hope!… Continue reading Fresh perception: Are battery cars on a charge in SA?
The multifaceted LX brings unparalleled capability, luxury and human-centered technology to the Lexus range.The all-new Lexus next-generation interior and exterior design marries superior function with stunning aesthetic.Standard Lexus Interface with dual high-definition touchscreens and an available 25-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound inform and entertain passengers with brilliant clarity and intuitiveness.The LX range expanded to five… Continue reading New Lexus flagship launched in USA
RUMINATE ON THIS FOR YOUR NEXT CAR: It's the Toyota Rumion. Image: Toyota SA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Avanza was Toyota SA's first budget people mover. It came with compact dimensions, simple - but fuel-efficient - engines, and seven-seats. The automaker says they found favour with business and leisure buyers. It lasted for two… Continue reading Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…
PRETORIA, South Africa - What claims to be the country's hottest hatch has been refreshed, updated, and made more exciting with a special edition - the Abarth 595 - with new interiors, new colours, and new details for the 595 Turismo and Competizione hatch and cabriolet models.There's also a new Abarth Yamaha Monster special edition...The… Continue reading New hotter Abarths get sharper sting
ADDITION TO THE PIK UP RANGE: It's badged as the Mahindra Karoo S11 and comes with a film-covered shell. Image: Supplied CENTURION, South Africa - Indian automaker Mahindra is launching several ''special edition'' versions of its Pik Up bakkies and light trucks and one of them is the Karoo S11 a/t. That's it up above...… Continue reading Karoo Dusk: Posh Pik Up all set for tough off-roading