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Scorpio gets more sting with turbodiesel power for 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mahindra has upgraded its Scorpio seven-seater, in South Africa since 2016, to the designation S11 with a revised engine and drivetrain, and more-powerful mHawk turbodiesel engine / six-speed manual gearbox. The 2.2-litre engine’s upgrade boosts power with common-rail direct injection and turbocharging to deliver all the available torque, 320Nm, from 1500-2800rpm… Continue reading Scorpio gets more sting with turbodiesel power for 2020

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Mahindra Scorpio: Big SUV moves into high-tech territory

• New Scorpio S10 with latest technology • Muscular mHawk 2.2-litre turbodiesel • Touchscreen, satnav and Bluetooth MAHINDRA South Africa has launched what is describes as “a completely redesigned Scorpio S10 SUV” on a new platform with dual projector headlights, diode daytime running lights and “an extensive list of advanced technology. The Scorpio has a 2.2 turbodiesel engine, drives… Continue reading Mahindra Scorpio: Big SUV moves into high-tech territory

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New hotter Abarths get sharper sting

PRETORIA, South Africa – What claims to be the country’s hottest hatch has been refreshed, updated, and made more exciting with a special edition – the Abarth 595 – with new interiors, new colours, and new details for the 595 Turismo and Competizione hatch and cabriolet models. There’s also a new Abarth Yamaha Monster special… Continue reading New hotter Abarths get sharper sting

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‘Mon armour’! Land Cruiser takes it to the MAX 3:

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – SVI Engineering, a specialist manufacturer of armoured products, recognised the need for a cost-effective vehicle capable of protecting its occupants from ballistic weapons and rioters. It’s the latest version of the MAX 3 – the entry vehicle to the MAX family of specialszed bullet- and mine-resistant vehicles. The MAX 3, The… Continue reading ‘Mon armour’! Land Cruiser takes it to the MAX 3:

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Styling, value boost, for Mahindra Pik Up Double Cabs

• New grille, lights and silver highlights standard across DC range • Cruise control, reversing camera, touch screen on S10 • S6 gets cruise control and power side-mirrors CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Mahindra has added specification and style upgrades to its S6 and S10 double-cabs and says the move upgrades its Pik Up range… Continue reading Styling, value boost, for Mahindra Pik Up Double Cabs

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Stylish and tough: Mahindra TUV300 refreshed for 2020

Fresh new design with boldest Mahindra grille Luxury features and seven seats standard Expect to pay a R2999 per month for wagon PRETORIA, Gauteng – Mahindra’s TUV300 sport utility wagon, now in South Africa, is claiming to have a new and bolder design thanks to a mid-life design and specification upgrade. The wagon has an… Continue reading Stylish and tough: Mahindra TUV300 refreshed for 2020

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Mahindra refresh: New look for Pik Up S6 flagship bakkie

PRETORIA, South Africa – Mahindra SA is celebrating the post-Covid re-opening of its dealer network with the launch of a refreshed Pik Up S6 flagship single-cab. The units have a choice of 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains, slotting above the workhorse S4 – a model also available with either drivetrain option but the option of a heavy-duty… Continue reading Mahindra refresh: New look for Pik Up S6 flagship bakkie

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Mitsubishi Triton topped up with serious off-road goodies

R100 000 value package at only R40 000 more than current model Xtreme package with Android Auto / Car Play Bold looks from new bumper and grill combo JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The2020 Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme, a tricked-out version of the 4×4 Double Cab intended for people who like an adventure/extreme lifestyle is now available… Continue reading Mitsubishi Triton topped up with serious off-road goodies

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Jeep Trackhawk: High-flyer 4×4, but how will it handle Africa?

Unadulterated, flat-out, devastating power All the traction control you could possibly need Superior comfort and entertainment features DETROIT, Michigan – It claims to be the most capable, powerful, and quickest full-size SUV on Planet Earth. It’s a Jeep Cherokee loaded with a 522kW, 6.2-litre, supercharged V8 and badged for the rugged outdoors as… Trackhawk. Yee, hah!… Continue reading Jeep Trackhawk: High-flyer 4×4, but how will it handle Africa?

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Fiat fans freak out in US for annual, er, Fiat FreakOut

Hundreds of Fiat fans at four-day Orlando bash Main event Concorso showcased decades of Fiats Special guest Anneliese Abarth, widow of Carlo Arbarth AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Hundreds of Fiat and Abarth owners from across North America gathered in Orlando, Florida, over August 16-19 to celebrate with Fiat Club America for its 35th annual Fiat FreakOut… Continue reading Fiat fans freak out in US for annual, er, Fiat FreakOut