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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

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Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

LONDON, England – Gordon Murray design is to unveil its Motiv minicar at a Move 2020 show here in London over February 11/12 2020 in association with Delta Motorsport and itMoves. The tiny, single-seat, battery-car is said to be ”a unique and extremely versatile autonomous vehicle platform”. Its creation was part-funded by the UK-government and… Continue reading Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

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Eclectic electric: Mini Cooper launch lights up the Lisbon night

MUNICH, Germany – The Mini Mense aim to conquer city traffic with the new Cooper SE battery buggy (16.8-14.8 kWh/100km not only with lots of driving fun but also zero-emissions. The Mini marketers at the market launch of the two-door Mini Electric in Portugal say the cars will ”raise the profile of sustainable mobility, the… Continue reading Eclectic electric: Mini Cooper launch lights up the Lisbon night

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Drop-top Mini: Pavement specials called Sidewalk

MUNICH, Germany – Winter is upon Europe but when the daffodils sprout for spring in Europe they will arrive with a brand-new Mini with a canvas roof – and a very strange name. It’s the Mini Sidewalk convertible with, its maker says, ”individual design and equipment and ideal conditions for making an extroverted appearance in… Continue reading Drop-top Mini: Pavement specials called Sidewalk