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Renault Triber: Is this the most versatile SUV on SA market?

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - French automaker Renault believes its all-new Renault Triber, now in South Africa, is a totally new SUV design with the space and the flexibility for up to seven passengers but with a friendly price range (see end of feature) and a 182mm ride height which makes the SUV more at home than… Continue reading Renault Triber: Is this the most versatile SUV on SA market?

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Mighty Micra: Big power 84kW turbo, lighter steering

ROSSLYN, South Africa - Take a fresh look at the Nissan Micra - an updated version of the perennial favourite among younger folk described by its South African operation as ''all new''. The Nissan Micra Tekna 84kW turbo. And pretty quick, what with 84kW/180 Nm under the bonnet to agitate the six-speed transmission. Thanks to… Continue reading Mighty Micra: Big power 84kW turbo, lighter steering

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Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

LONDON, England - Gordon Murray design is to unveil its Motiv minicar at a Move 2020 show here in London over February 11/12 2020 in association with Delta Motorsport and itMoves. The tiny, single-seat, battery-car is said to be ''a unique and extremely versatile autonomous vehicle platform''. Its creation was part-funded by the UK-government and… Continue reading Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

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Suzuki SA vehicle sales sizzle as 2020 fizzes in

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki SA sold a record number of cars, commercials and SUV units through January 2020. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported 1632 of its vehicles sold  through the first month of the new decade to show 61.4% sales growth over a year earlier. André Venter, divisional sales manager for Suzuki… Continue reading Suzuki SA vehicle sales sizzle as 2020 fizzes in

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Coming to SA? India gets up close to latest KIA models

Sonet concept - modern, dynamic, bold compact SUV Seltos X-Line Concept -a bolder variant KIA Carnival premium to sell in India DELHI, India - KIA Motors subsidiary in India has unveiled a Sonet compact SUV at Auto Expo 2020 India to be further developed ahead of its scheduled launch in India in the second half… Continue reading Coming to SA? India gets up close to latest KIA models

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Toyota SA CEO Kirkby paints sad picture for nation’s auto industry

Only 515 000 vehicles will sold in 2020 SA GDP will grow by only 0.6% in 2020 Still a lot of policy uncertainty JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tough times are ahead through 2020 for what used to be a booming South African automotive industry and, worse, at least one expert says the trend is likely… Continue reading Toyota SA CEO Kirkby paints sad picture for nation’s auto industry

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All-new Lexus EX hybrid ‘sets new standard of value’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus SA says it is offering potential ES 300h customers a new standard of value, technology and elegance in the form of an all-new hybrid derivative in EX model grade for 2020. The full model range now consists of the entry-level petrol ES 250 EX, the new ES 300h EX, and… Continue reading All-new Lexus EX hybrid ‘sets new standard of value’

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Electric Nismo: Pack leader when it comes to E-racing

VALENCIA, Spain - Nissan says its ''world-leading expertise'' in electric vehicle propulsion and ''top-class motorsport experience'' have melded to create a Nissan Leaf Nismo RC – said to be ''a showcase for the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology''. The latest all-wheel-drive sport cars have more than doubled the maximum power and… Continue reading Electric Nismo: Pack leader when it comes to E-racing

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Awards year for Peugeot’s ‘adjustable’ 5008 SUV

PARIS, France – For a third consecutive year Peugeot’s 5008 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure SUV has taken the ‘Large SUV’ award from the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year, one of the most important awards in the UK auto industry. Among its competitors were the Mazda CX-5 and Audi Q5. The Allure, the judges… Continue reading Awards year for Peugeot’s ‘adjustable’ 5008 SUV

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The truth about the future of electric cars just ain’t good

By NUNBEN DIXON Head of Gumtree Auto ANALYSTS around the world promised an electric future. Fine, but there's a problem - the automakers might not be able to deliver. The reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions is high on the agenda of a number of nations - among them the UK, India and China - but the… Continue reading The truth about the future of electric cars just ain’t good