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VBOX Africa introduces PerformanceBox Touch

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Racelogic, a global leader in satellite-supported data-logging for the automotive industry, has introduced a VBox PerformanceBox Touch.It replaces the VBox PerformanceBox and, as the name suggests, is a key feature of the newcomer is the touchscreen. Like its predecessor, it is expected to become the anchor product in the brand’s Motorsport… Continue reading VBOX Africa introduces PerformanceBox Touch

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Suzuki’s upstart SUV stands taller thanks to Bilstein

GOOD NEWS for Suzuki Jimny owners who like a bit of rough: Bilstein has added the tough little 4x4 to its list of vehicles that can benefit from the installation of an aftermarket set of body-raising shock-absorbers. Bilstein's 'Raise Your Game' kits have added 12 parts numbers to its inventory which now includes, along with… Continue reading Suzuki’s upstart SUV stands taller thanks to Bilstein

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Pumping black power: RGB’s bolt-on beauties for VW

JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa - In time for Christmas 2019 Rob Green Motors is celebrating black… the black of glossy carbon-fibre that's part of a replacement engine induction system from Goliath. The new induction system has been designed for the latest VW Polo GTI to our Goliath range, a growing array of power-boosting, carbon-fibre, cold-air induction… Continue reading Pumping black power: RGB’s bolt-on beauties for VW

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Volvo to the rescue! Phone app magic on way for 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Volvo On Call (VOC), an app-based cellphone service that can help drivers to communicate with their cars, is coming to South Africa. VOC can remotely lock/unlock a car, check the fuel level, and pre-cool/heat the car before its driver arrives, each through a smartphone, smart watch, tablet, or desktop. Greg Maruszewski,… Continue reading Volvo to the rescue! Phone app magic on way for 2020

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Pets in the car: Volvo study highlights the many dangers

ROCKLEIGH, New Jersey - A study by Volvo USA and The Harris Poll has shown that unrestrained pets in a moving vehicle can lead to significantly less-safe driving and more distraction and stress not only on the driver but also the pet. Pets might be ''members of the family'', Volvo reports, but many owners don't… Continue reading Pets in the car: Volvo study highlights the many dangers

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Toyota goes autopark – no more ‘did I set the handbrake?’

PLANO, Texas - Toyota Motor North America has announced two feature updates to its vehicle line up – automatic engine shut-ff and autopark. The automaker says they show Toyota’s ''relentless commitment to continuous improvement''. The additions will be fitted to 2020 vehicles, Toyota says; auto shutoff will have audible and visual warnings, the former automatically… Continue reading Toyota goes autopark – no more ‘did I set the handbrake?’

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Ford Transit looking ahead with fuel-saving satnav

Tech and satnav combine to cut fuel burn 2019 Ford vans - heavier loads, less cost 'Technical first for a commercial vehicle' LONDON, England - A fuel-saving guide from Ford UK - titled 'Ford EcoGuide' - claims to be able to help drivers succeed at saving fuel by showing them when to slow down and… Continue reading Ford Transit looking ahead with fuel-saving satnav

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Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

Catalogue of more than 170 Mopar accessories Modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has off-road lights Concept products include beadlock wheel rims CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled at the February 2019 Chicago auto show included a modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck to highlight some of more than 170 products Mopar has for… Continue reading Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

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Smart new battery-charger: It knows when to stop…

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go battery charger brings timing to a chore: it provides a reading for roughly how long it will be before the recharge is complete. The clue is in the charger’s branding - a ‘Try’ function in the progressive series of lights will show when the battery is sufficiently… Continue reading Smart new battery-charger: It knows when to stop…

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Jeep wins best 4×4 – again! – at 2018 Nevada Sema awards

Yet another award for the iconic 4x4 'Most accessory-friendly in its class' Dodge Challenger also highly regarded LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Jeep's Wrangler has for a ninth consecutive year won the '4x4/SUV of the Year' title at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show here. The announcement of the 2018 winner was made outside of… Continue reading Jeep wins best 4×4 – again! – at 2018 Nevada Sema awards