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Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover has confirmed that the 2020 commercial Defender 90 and 110 units will restore the Hard Top name to its 4x4 family but notes: ''The New Defender 90 and 110 Hard Tops are not planned for introduction to South Africa. Land Rover SA has reviewed the potential for introduction of… Continue reading Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

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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 4x4 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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Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - An all-new, FIA-class, 700Nm Ford Ranger 3.5-litre V8 from Woolridge Motorsport is scheduled to debut in the South African Cross-Country Series.The monster in these images should join the series in the second half of the season and, according to the Woolridge operation, ''elevate the team to the highest level in domestic… Continue reading Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading

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Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

CHARMAINE FORTUNE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team driver Henk Lategan might be the youngest driver in the SA Cross-Country Series to have won the 2019 Overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA championships in only his third year of National Cross Country racing but he has other successful strings to his bow. Lategan… Continue reading Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

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Profile: Kent Rutherford – one of SA’s youngest racing drivers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Meet Kent Rutherford, one of the youngest competitors  in the SA Cross-Country championship, has motorsport and cross-country racing in his genes.He's the first-born of Archie and Kathryn Rutherford and was born on the Transvaal's East Rand on the weekend of the Botswana 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race. His racing father Archie… Continue reading Profile: Kent Rutherford – one of SA’s youngest racing drivers

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Isuzu commits to keeping trucks on the road during Covid-19

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Isuzu Motors SA has acknowledged that essential services to keep the country Africa moving goods during the Covid-19 crisis need support so Chris Jonck, Isuzu SA's after-sales services boss. has committed to keeping its commercial vehicles on the roads. "Our after-sales team is on standby,'' he said, ''and customers can… Continue reading Isuzu commits to keeping trucks on the road during Covid-19

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Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

DESERT VASTNESS: Accurate navigation is vital in the desert wastes but this image shows how radical the route can be. Image: Supplied HA’IL, SAUDI ARABIA – Stage 5 of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the four South African Toyota Gazoo Racing crews maintain their overall positions.: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel were again fastest of the… Continue reading Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

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SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The Toyota Gazoo off-road racing team has been cleared to race in the 2020 Dakar Rally to be run for the first time in Saudi Arabia with the liaison The four Toyota Hilux race vehicles - along with all other competitors - were meticulously examined by technical scrutineers and team boss… Continue reading SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

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High times ahead for unique Isuzu bakkie

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Kanu Commercial Body Builders has created an Isuzu bakkie with an aerial platform that can soar more than 15 metres skyward and swivel through 360 degrees. Kanu's MD Mike Pienaar said the platform was fitted to an Isuzu D-MAX 250 bakkie for maintenance work in the telecommunications and energy fields.… Continue reading High times ahead for unique Isuzu bakkie

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R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades

PRETORIA, South Africa - The South African-built Ford Ranger has been made even more attractive with the introduction of a chromed styling pack for its XLS models. At no extra cost... (prices at end of file). There are 31 Ranger models in Ford's South African catalogue ranging from the single-cab to the Ranger Raptor high-performance… Continue reading R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades