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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

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SA’s come a long way together with the Cortina Springbok

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford, a few years after the first Cortina bakkie was launched in South Africa in 1971, released a limited-edition Cortina bakkie (1962-83) badged the Cortina Springbok edition.It was intended to commemorate the All Blacks' rugby tour of South Africa but started a trend for the many iconic model names that would… Continue reading SA’s come a long way together with the Cortina Springbok

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Jaguar F-Pace: Major revisions done ahead of 2021 SA launch

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Just launched is the latest version of Jaguar's F-Pace SUV with a revised shell, choice of battery drive, conventional four- or six-cylinder propulsion, and the latest in infotainment. The first F-Pace was shown in July 2015 at Germany's Frankfurt auto show but didn't reach South Africa until June 2016 The latest… Continue reading Jaguar F-Pace: Major revisions done ahead of 2021 SA launch

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2020 Suzuki Baleno upgrade delivers even safer drives

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA says it has crammed even more safety features together with its mechanical warranty into its ''already jam-packed'' Baleno range.Main news is the addition of an electronic stability system in all Baleno models which combines stability and traction control to help to maintain vehicle traction through controlling engine… Continue reading 2020 Suzuki Baleno upgrade delivers even safer drives

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Did you choose right? SA’s most searched-for hatchbacks

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW's Polo is South Africa's current (Aug/Sept 2020) most-searched-for hatchback and the brand is dominating that segment of the motor market. And most folk in South Africa are seeking a hatch that costs less than R250 000. A search on AutoTrader during a given month is always good for insight into… Continue reading Did you choose right? SA’s most searched-for hatchbacks

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Lithium batteries: The key to powering future electric cars?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Chances are your body might carry at least two lithium-ion batteries... one on your wrist, another in a pocket for phone calls. More, if you’re holding a car key-fob, have a heart pacemaker, or indeed any other electronic device. Yet, do you know how those batteries work? Such batteries are at… Continue reading Lithium batteries: The key to powering future electric cars?

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Ferrari Portofino M evo adds that fancy performance switch

2020 evolution of the Prancing Horse GT 2+ Spider unveiled Portofino M 'bursts with fresh-air  innovation' New technical content includes eight-speed gearbox MARANELLO, Italy - The Ferrari Portofino M, an evolution of the Prancing Horse brand’s 2+ GT spider Portofino, has been revealed in a way radically new to the brand's 70+-year history. Entirely online...… Continue reading Ferrari Portofino M evo adds that fancy performance switch

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Fuel prices in SA could make month-end modest fall

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Fuel price cuts could be on the way for South Africa by end-September 2020, according to the Automobile Association and going on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.The AA commented: "The rand has made a remarkable rally against the US dollar with the exchange rate strengthening… Continue reading Fuel prices in SA could make month-end modest fall

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Kia SA recall for 2005-09 Sorento and Sedona models

KIA MOTORS SA is recalling 2175 Sorento and Carnival/Sedona units sold in South Africa but assembled in Korea from 2005-2009 to examine their anti-lock brakes and stability control systems. The Corner was told of a possibility that oil or water may have entered the power supply to the ABS module and in ''some instances'' this… Continue reading Kia SA recall for 2005-09 Sorento and Sedona models

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Holiday trip? There are more things to pump than filling your tank

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Keep your distance and avoid unnecessary contact – that’s the most important motto in times of coronavirus. For many people, their own car is the safest and most trustworthy way to get around, while those that rely on public transport are advised to adhere to Covid-19 health guidelines by wearing… Continue reading Holiday trip? There are more things to pump than filling your tank