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Nissan Patrol: Proud legacy tops seven decades

PRETORIA, South Africa – The Nissan Patrol was launched into the South African sport utility vehicle market seven decades ago and, since, has moulded the genre. That made it part of a global market and its creation was followed by the founding of dedicated and enthusiastic Patrol Clubs on every continent. This year, 2021, the… Continue reading Nissan Patrol: Proud legacy tops seven decades

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2020 Nissan Patrol: Set to go, well, pretty much anywhere

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2020 Nissan Patrol 4×4 superwagon has arrived in South Africa as, its maker says, ”an icon with enhancements of an even higher level of sophistication, comfort, and intelligence”. ”The new Patrol,” Nissan SA said, ”exhibits the best of what Nissan ‘Intelligent Mobility’ has to offer with enhanced luxury tech features… Continue reading 2020 Nissan Patrol: Set to go, well, pretty much anywhere

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Rugged big Nissan Patrol gets comfort makeover

Still a tough guy among the regular rear off-roaders New cabin equipment, fancier finished Full-colour satnav, spare stays on tail doors PRETORIA, South Africa – Nissan has introduced an extensive range of creature-comfort features to its all-conquering 3.0 TD 4×4 GL Patrol Station Wagon but has done nothing that might compromise the SUV’s ‘go-anywhere’ ability… Continue reading Rugged big Nissan Patrol gets comfort makeover

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By Jimny! Suzuki’s little 4×4 celebrates 50th anniversary

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – 2020 saw the cute (but tough!) Suzuki Jimny on/off-roader celebrate its 50th anniversary in South Africa during whic time more than three million units were sold around the world. It’s history, however, goes back another three years… A Japanese car company called HOPE introduced its Hopestar ON360, a tiny 4×4… Continue reading By Jimny! Suzuki’s little 4×4 celebrates 50th anniversary

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Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More emphasis is needed for children as they use the pavements and road crossings to get to and from school, given their Covid-enforced long periods at home when the rules of pedestrian safety might have relaxed. As many as half of parents now believe the roads are not safe enough for… Continue reading Listen up! Let’s make our kids’ schooldays safer

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Nissan twin motor: May the e-4ORCE be with you

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nissan is elevating the performance of electric vehicles with its new twin-motor, all-wheel-control, technology called e-4ORCE and is showing it at the 2020 CES show here. The technology is said to provide torque instantly to all four wheels ”to deliver balanced, predictable, power and handling similar to that of many premium… Continue reading Nissan twin motor: May the e-4ORCE be with you

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Toyota zooms in on electricars for all – including the elderly

TOKYO, Japan – Toyota has revealed details of a production-ready, ultra-compact, battery-electric vehicle ahead of probable launch in Japan towards the end of 2020. Development chief Akihiro Yanaka told The Corner the vehicle, which is less than 2.5m long and 1.3m wide, is a next-generation mobility solution designed to cover short distances with little effect… Continue reading Toyota zooms in on electricars for all – including the elderly

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US cops get supercars to hunt the robbers (etc)

New power trains and tech for US patrol cars Hybrid all-wheel-drive to save millions on fuel Better, safer, ‘officers’ offices’ for American police DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford believes it’s found the key to continue to supply nearly two-thirds of law enforcement agencies across the United States. More accurately, 65% of US police vehicles. And the key?… Continue reading US cops get supercars to hunt the robbers (etc)

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‘Cityproof’ yourself in the latest Nissan Qashqai

Europe’s best-selling reaches SA showrooms Customer input ‘inspired quality, technology’ Nissan ‘intelligent mobility’ part of the deal ROSSLYN, South Africa – The Nissan Qashqai, claimed by its maker to be the best-selling urban crossover in Europe, has reached South African showrooms and brought ”significant premium enhancements to establish it as the perfect partner to conquer… Continue reading ‘Cityproof’ yourself in the latest Nissan Qashqai

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Be careful: Dashcams might be hashcams in court

Dashcams sometimes miss whole picture High-profile police patrols still necessary Protection? It could be the opposite… LONDON, England – The UK’s biggest road-safety charity has warned that the rush of drivers buying a dashcam might not create as many prosecutions for dangerous driving hoped. It could even lead to to fewer traffic patrols as officers… Continue reading Be careful: Dashcams might be hashcams in court