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Subaru SA branches get new Foresters

SMOOTHER, NEATER, MORE STYLISH: Subaru has updated its Forester two- and all-wheel drive wagons for South African buyers in 2022. Image: Supplied JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Subaru Southern Africa’s most popular SUV, the Forester has received a mid-life update, further heightening its appeal. The MY2022 units will ring in the brand's 30th anniversary in South… Continue reading Subaru SA branches get new Foresters

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Keep on truckin’! Million-kays Hino for baker

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - A fourth Hino in the national Sasko Bakeries fleet recently clocked up more than a million kilometres of service - a 700 Series 2845 bought in 2015 and operating across the Eastern Cape. It's one of 183 Hinos in the Sasko fleet. "The only major repair," the owner reported, "was… Continue reading Keep on truckin’! Million-kays Hino for baker

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Another awful Christmas road toll – can it be stopped?

JOHANNESBURG. South Africa - One thousand six hundred and eighty-five people died on South Africa's roads during the 2021/2022 Christmas holiday - 14% more than the previous year. Transport Minister Fikile Mbabula blamed jaywalking, speeding, slippery roads, overtaking across barrier lines, poor visibility. Indeed, stats reveal that human error caused 79% of fatal crashes, road… Continue reading Another awful Christmas road toll – can it be stopped?

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Audi charging ahead with battery of EV top-up points

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Audi SA has partnered with GridCars to install fast-charging stations nationwide and so becomes the first battery-car brand to invest in such tech at public sites. The 150kW public chargers will be the first such in SA to provide up to 150kW of direct current (DC) charge to electric vehicles: for… Continue reading Audi charging ahead with battery of EV top-up points

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It’s a final farewell to the monster Beemer V12’s

Limited Edition BMW M760i xDrive Only 12 will be released to the US marketMSRP of $200 000 (R3 104 000) plus $995 destination chargeUS production scheduled for June 2022 WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey - Come June 2022 BMW America will assemble the absolutely final V12 engines to be fitted to a BMW series-production road vehicle.… Continue reading It’s a final farewell to the monster Beemer V12’s

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On the way! We doubt there’s a bakkie to beat this Ford Ranger

IF YOU MUST HAVE A CUPHOLDER, THEN HAVE THE BEST. Image: Ford PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford SA is about to launch the next version of its long-running Ranger bakkie with a wider and more functional cargo beda nd a number of new features for work and play.Ford's Gary Boes told The Corner in a… Continue reading On the way! We doubt there’s a bakkie to beat this Ford Ranger

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‘Mille Miglia’ coming to South Africa!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South Africa’s own version of Italy's Mille Miglia classic-car event will run from March 8-13 on some of the best roads in the Western Cape. Organiser Ross Crichton told The Corner: “We’re very pleased with the response to our call for entries to this inaugural 1000 Mile Tribute - half… Continue reading ‘Mille Miglia’ coming to South Africa!

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Hyundai on a power trip: ‘Look out, WRC 2022!’…

...THIS COULD BE ON YOUR TAIL! Image: Hyundai CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Hyundai Motorsport says it's powering into a new era of the World Rally championship with an i20 N Rally1 challenger and a four-crew line-up intent on delivering further success for the team in 2022. The two-times Manufacturers' champion says it has re-affirmed… Continue reading Hyundai on a power trip: ‘Look out, WRC 2022!’…

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Electric Kia slashes charging time on US crossing

Kia EV6 takes Guinness record for trans-USA drive Slashes Tesla recharge record by more than five hours Average recharge stop on 4636km drive less than 20 minutes  LOS ANGELES, California - Kia’s all-new EV6 battery-car has beaten a Guinness World Record by covering 4636km across the USA with the least time wasted on re-charges. The… Continue reading Electric Kia slashes charging time on US crossing