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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 Jaguar engine: V8 for Jaguar F-Type in SA

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar SA has added a second supercharged 331kW V8 option to its F-Type sport car range as a coupé or convertible. The engine was developed to deliver 580Nm from 2500rpm with either all-wheel driver – siad to be ”for purists” – rear-wheel drive. Each, however, has an electronic rear differential to… Continue reading New Jaguar engine: V8 for Jaguar F-Type in SA

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Tipping point: Europe’s drivers turned on by electric

PARIS, France – 70% of drivers in Europe, asked if they would consider an electric vehicle as their next car, replied ”Yes!” and quoted their prime reasons as environmental benefits and having a zero-emissions vehicle (49%). ”The Europe-wide survey,” Nissan told The Corner in a media release: ”was our most comprehensive investigation into the driving… Continue reading Tipping point: Europe’s drivers turned on by electric

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Easter road road toll: More policing, fewer deaths

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – There was a 2.1% drop in the total number of crashes and 9.6% decline in fatalities in South Africa over the Easter holiday. This was comparing with 2019 statistics due to the reduced travel during Easter 2020 as a result of level five lockdown. The authorities, The Corner was told, ran… Continue reading Easter road road toll: More policing, fewer deaths

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JAC Motors bakkies: Diesel power, seating for six

Compact, manoeuvrable, workhorse from China 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine for harsh conditions Large payload, comfortably transport heavy loads JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – JAC Motors’ X200 forward-cab light commercial was around long before the Covid-19 pandemic changed the business environment and was already a popular choice among business owners worldwide. With Covid-19 fuelling the online industry and… Continue reading JAC Motors bakkies: Diesel power, seating for six

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Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

New coupe ”true to fun character of GT86 predecessor’Light weight, low centre of gravity, agile handlingThird model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sport cars CAPE TOWN, South Africa – An all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut in early April 2021 via an online event hosted by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Subaru Corporation.… Continue reading Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

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Startling update from Citroën for cute C3

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – All the bells and whistles, no compromise on comfort, and still the best way for you to get noticed. That, says Citroën, describes the facelifted C3 hatchback. It includes better noise-cancelling and redesigned seating along with ”driver tiredness” surveillance – and even if the alert is not, er alerted, a warning will… Continue reading Startling update from Citroën for cute C3

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On your phone? It’s the same as driving blind

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – All ready for your annual Easter road trip and holiday? Here’s a last-minute read before you hit the road, courtesy of the MasterDrive crew… Imagine you’re driving through congested traffic while navigating through the threats of power outages, law-breakers, and general chaos associated with peak-hour driving in South Africa. Now imagine… Continue reading On your phone? It’s the same as driving blind