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Peugeot 208 ‘stealing hearts’ in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa - June 2022 – Reigning 2021 South African Car of the Year (COTY) brand, Peugeot has attracted the most love from the country’s motorists in the 2022 competition. The Peugeot 208 claimed the Motor Enthusiast’s Choice as judged by the volume of public interest. The award was announced this morning as part… Continue reading Peugeot 208 ‘stealing hearts’ in South Africa

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California calling: ‘We’ll set our emissions levels’

SACRAMENTO, California - Honda and four other American automakers have filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend California's authority to set its own stringent emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. The automakers issued this joint statement: "As the five original California Framework companies we stood with California in 2020 in… Continue reading California calling: ‘We’ll set our emissions levels’

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Cadillac Celestiq show car: ‘Magnetic first impression’

CADILLAC has shared a glimpse of the Celestiq show car, said by its maker to represent the purest expression of Cadillac automotive design, technology and performance. "From first approach," the automaker told The Corner, "the striking silhouette of the Celestiq show car leaves a lasting impression. It also challenges the ultra-luxury space with the spirit… Continue reading Cadillac Celestiq show car: ‘Magnetic first impression’

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Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Apart from SA Car of the Year (COTY), Toyota has won titles for the Compact Category – Urban Cruiser; Compact Family Category – Corolla Cross; New Energy Category – Corolla Cross Hybrid; Adventure SUV Category – Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Toyota SA says the Corolla name has a rich and diverse… Continue reading Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

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Truckjacking ninefolds as industry challenged

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The latest crime statistics have revealed a giant jump in hijacking but it's truckers who are carrying the criminal load. The numbers have increased ninefold - from a 3.8% increase the previous quarter to a 31.4% increase. It is also the crime that saw the second biggest increase in the most… Continue reading Truckjacking ninefolds as industry challenged

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Heads up! Suzuki’s high-spec Baleno now on sale

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The all-new Suzuki Baleno is now in auto showrooms with, Suzuki says, "everything that luxury hatchback customers could desire". Suzuki Auto SA will introduce four models, each claiming "a high level of safety and luxury" in all models and the option of manual or auto transmission in both spec levels.… Continue reading Heads up! Suzuki’s high-spec Baleno now on sale

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Maserati Cielo – a spyder weaves a whole new web

MODENA, Italy - The MC20 super sport car is now also a spyder - Maserati's MC20 Cielo, a one-of-a-kind car that claims to deliver the performance of super-sport car and an immersive driving pleasure "the likes of which had never been seen". MC20 Cielo announces its special features in its very name: MC stands for… Continue reading Maserati Cielo – a spyder weaves a whole new web

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Volvo hits record share as electric drive grows

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Volvo Car SA reported its highest yet premium segment share in April 2022 as the country showed its growing appetite for electric vehicles.. In March 2022 Volvo SA announced all its local model ranges had gained some option of electrification – mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants – in line with… Continue reading Volvo hits record share as electric drive grows

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All-new Toyota Starlet makes its debut

Launched in September 2020, the Toyota Starlet was met with rapturous applause and instantly cemented itself within the highly-competitive B-segment in the passenger car market. It's combination of stylish good looks, traditional hatchback layout, comprehensive specification level and impressive frugality at the pumps, earned the Starlet top marks amongst custome The new Starlet promises to… Continue reading All-new Toyota Starlet makes its debut

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First-responders back to school for electric-car crashes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Audi South Africa has concluded facilitation of a training programme with 70 South African First Responders hosted at their Dealer Training Academy in Pretoria. The safety and education initiative is the first for the local automotive industry and part of Audi’s e-tron launch and electric vehicle roll-out in South Africa.… Continue reading First-responders back to school for electric-car crashes