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‘Survival of fittest’ – new mantra for SA auto dealers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The South African retail motor industry is getting to grips with the “new normal” caused by Covid-19 countermeasures with most dealers having right-sized and tightened financial controls to counter the downturn in vehicle sales, service appointments, and parts sales.However Mark Dommisse, chairman of the SA National Automobile Dealers’ Association, believes that… Continue reading ‘Survival of fittest’ – new mantra for SA auto dealers

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AA and Aarto: Help road warriors break ANC piggy-bank

AA concerned about draft AARTO regulationsGeared for money collection, not road safetyANC using fine surcharge as money-making dodgeJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Recently-published draft regulations from the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act make a mockery of the claim that the law is intended to improve road safety in South Africa but rather point… Continue reading AA and Aarto: Help road warriors break ANC piggy-bank

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Rosberg goes electric: Testing time out on the ‘Ring

2016 F1 champion drives racing battery carVW's ID.R makes lasting impression on Nico RosbergGreentech founder supports shift to electromobility Image: Supplied WOLFSBURG, Germany - A special guest took his place at the wheel of the fully-electric Volkswagen ID.R race car at the Nürburgring: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 champion, took the 500kW electric race car for… Continue reading Rosberg goes electric: Testing time out on the ‘Ring

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2021 Mach 1: Super ‘Stang gets new engine, suspension

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford has announced that a limited-edition, high-performance, Mustang Mach 1 will be available in Europe for the first time.The cars had their European debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek but in front of a global virtual audience which claimed the Mustang Mach 1 would be the best-handling production Mustang yet. Image: Supplied Performance… Continue reading 2021 Mach 1: Super ‘Stang gets new engine, suspension

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First-time buyer? Here’s some advice from an expert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Planning to buy your first car - exciting, hey? Especially for university or college graduates heading out to look for their first full-time job but unsure which wheels will best suit. Reality might bite! There are many things to consider, according to WesBank Finance, before making such as budget-impacting purchase decision.… Continue reading First-time buyer? Here’s some advice from an expert

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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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Mazda Midnight – another member of CityProof gang

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nissan SA has added another model to its Qashqai CityProof family, dubbed it the Midnight Edition, and pointed the vehicle towards buyers seeking ''the ultimate urban crossover''. The Midnight is said to further enhance and simplify city living while adding style, presence and personality from its black roofline through black wind 19”… Continue reading Mazda Midnight – another member of CityProof gang

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Battery cars ready for Dakar-type race formula

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - An innovative Extreme E all-electric off-road racing series will have its debut in March 2021 in conjunction with Continental Tyres as a partner and tyre supplier to the global championship.The formula now has status as an FIA international series and the first race is scheduled for March 2021.Alejandro Agag, Extreme… Continue reading Battery cars ready for Dakar-type race formula

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Jaguar XE to update with fresh design, connected tech

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar's XE units are being updated with fresh interior furnishings, exterior designs amendments, and new technology and are expected to reach South Africa in the first half of 2021. Jaguar SA told The Corner that everything from the instrument panel top and console sides to the door armrests and lower cabin… Continue reading Jaguar XE to update with fresh design, connected tech