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Bulletproof Raptor swoops in to foil hijackers

First factory-backed armoured Ranger Raptor deliveredResists handgun fire up to .44 MagnumOnly 280kg added, Fox suspension retainedPRETORIA, South Africa - SVI Engineering, an armoured products expert, has delivered its first armoured Ford Ranger Raptor under a Ford-approved armouring scheme and it can be delivered by your local Ford dealer.The bakkie is rated at B4 -… Continue reading Bulletproof Raptor swoops in to foil hijackers

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Caution! Children! – Get your brain into gear

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Schooling has resumed in many places across SouthAfrica so the Road Safety Partnership South Africa has asked The Corner to ask drivers to expect more challenges on the road.More children will be crossing roads and the Partnership asks that road commuters be prepared for extra challenges.CHECK YOUR 'MUSCLE MEMORY'The RSP says… Continue reading Caution! Children! – Get your brain into gear

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Toyota goes for its guns to answer criminals

READY FOR THE BAD GUYS: Toyota SA has developed an armoured Hilux bakkie complete with gunports and run-flats. Image: Toyota SA Based on Toyota Hilux single-cab to carry eightAK47 assault rifle protection for cabin and canopyHomologated to 3499kg gross vehicle massSix seats and aircon in the canopyWindow gun ports and escape hatchJOHANNESBURG, South Africa -… Continue reading Toyota goes for its guns to answer criminals

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New Stellantis franchise anchors in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Combined Motor Holdings has added another Stellantis dealer to its Western Cape network as a combined Peugeot and Citroën operation to bolster the German and French brands with a presence in the city's central business district. CMH believes it will will add substantial trust inthe French and German brands in… Continue reading New Stellantis franchise anchors in Cape Town

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Ford SA says Stormtrak to roll with Thunder

PRETORIA, South Africa - The limited-edition Ford Ranger Thunder introduced to South Africa in 2020 is getting close to release here at the bottom of Africa but also based on what Ford SA describes as ''the upmarket Wildtrak''. Its badging will read Stormtrak and should arrive some time in the third quarter of 2021. Ford SA's… Continue reading Ford SA says Stormtrak to roll with Thunder

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You’ve been waiting: Here’s the hot Golf 8’s price

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The eighth iteration of Volkswagen's Golf GTI will be in South African showrooms on (perhaps even before?) September 1 2021. Next question: How much? And that's what Carman's Corner is about to tell you... It's said to be the most digitally advanced GTI and comes with an extra 11kW over its… Continue reading You’ve been waiting: Here’s the hot Golf 8’s price

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Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -Three Toyota Land Cruiser 70-Series are about to launch on Voetspore’s 15th expedition in 21 years - this time to the source of the Zambezi River. The convoy will cross Botswana to the border crossing at Kasane then continue to Livingstone in Zambia the rough stuff starts with the ride to the… Continue reading Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

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New star rising for Stellantis Group

HAVING LEARNED his craft in Spain, South Korea and France, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be placing his international experience at the service of the Stellantis Group as of July 1 2021. He will report to Jean-Pierre Ploué, chief design officer at Stellantis. Mesonero-Romanos is said to have brought about the renaissance of Seat/Cupra. His work on… Continue reading New star rising for Stellantis Group

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New look for Suzuki Swift – the best-seller

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Suzuki Swift, South Africa’s top award-winning Budget Car of the Year, has a fresh, new look and extra specifications. The current generation Suzuki Swift was introduced to South Africa in 2018 and has since become a best-seller. Along the way it's scored Car of the Year nominations and awards in… Continue reading New look for Suzuki Swift – the best-seller