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Latest Minis slip into Lapland to do spins on Arctic ice

MUNICH. Germany – The upcoming new version of the latest baby in the 1960’s Mini family is doing warm-ups in the Arctic Circle to test driving dynamics at parent BMW’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden. The fully electric Minis have been doing severe cold-climate runs (March 2022) as part of a major chapter in… Continue reading Latest Minis slip into Lapland to do spins on Arctic ice

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MINI Countryman specials go wild in rural New Jersey

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – With its versatility, hallmark driving fun and distinctive style, Mini America says the Countryman has developed ”a particularly attractive standing in the premium compact segment”. The new in the US Untamed Edition available as a Cooper S Countryman, Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and a Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV will… Continue reading MINI Countryman specials go wild in rural New Jersey

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Hot-car touring: Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 does Iceland

_______________________________________________A round trip by car is a good way to experience the diversity of the island state’s landscapes in the North Atlantic. The road network is thin and four-wheel drive is highly recommended for some excursions. The Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 proved its talent as a robust all-rounder on a tour to discover and… Continue reading Hot-car touring: Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 does Iceland

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2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – If South Africans have grown accustomed to the concept of “together but apart” over the past year then a joint-mobility venture that will reunite families, fun, and value has arrived. It’s the Toyota Aygo, the latest renaming and repositioning of Toyota SA’s entry-level cars. Following the forging of successful partnerships with… Continue reading 2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

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Mercedes GLA: Six years on come new mighty ‘minis’

PRETORIA, South Africa – Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its biggest and most luxurious GLA model yet to ensure the ”entry-level” model in the Mercedes SUV’s rounds off its current compact-car generation in style. The 2020 GLA joining the compact Mercedes takes the family to eight – globally – that covers all bases: three… Continue reading Mercedes GLA: Six years on come new mighty ‘minis’

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Hot babe! – Bugatti slots open for ultimate mini-race car

MOLSHEIM, Germany – Bugatti, at the 2019 Geneva auto show, announced a 110th birthday present to itself… the re-imagining of the original Bugatti Baby. The design and testing phase is over and the 2020 Baby is now in series production. Want one? Read on… The Baby II, described by those who have driven one as… Continue reading Hot babe! – Bugatti slots open for ultimate mini-race car

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Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

PRETORIA, South Africa – With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente a/t so far during 2020 Ford continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles and small crossovers grow. Demand for such vehicles, given with their passenger-oriented body style – has… Continue reading Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

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Suzuki stays small (so do the prices!) with S-Presso mini-SUV new in SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Will this cute little guy from the experts when it comes to budget vehicles become the cream of the crop among small economy cars, as its coffee-related name – Suzuki S-Presso – might suggest? Sizewise, it’s more of an espresso cup than a takeaway latte in a cardboard carton but that’s… Continue reading Suzuki stays small (so do the prices!) with S-Presso mini-SUV new in SA

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Minimise crash injury: Set that seat restraint properly

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Many people end up in hospital after a vehicle crash or collision because of an incorrect combination of seat and crash restraint (set belt). Women in particular, MasterDrive’s Eugene Herbert suggests, are more vulnerable because they sit too close to the steering-wheel. So, read on to absorb suggestions to correct your driving… Continue reading Minimise crash injury: Set that seat restraint properly