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UK Auto Trader shows used prices chasing record highs

LONDON, England - July data from Auto Trader UK’s retail price Index involving about 900 000 vehicles saw the largest monthly increase in used cars prices since August 2018.The average sticker price of a used car in July 2020 was £13 888, 4.6% a year-on-year increase on a like-for-like basis and the fourth consecutive month… Continue reading UK Auto Trader shows used prices chasing record highs

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Renault Sandero steps up to driving the turbo Techroad

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Family SUVs have, Renault says, ''evolved dramatically with the frequent addition of features and styling enhancements''. The brand's flagship Stepway arrived in 2011 and Sandero sales accelerated to total more than 64 100 today (August 2020) - more than 30 500 of them Stepway units.Which brings us to the newly-arrived Sandero… Continue reading Renault Sandero steps up to driving the turbo Techroad

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Topless Bentley launch for topless St Tropez

• Bentley Mulliner raises bar for topless luxury • Unique options at pinnacle of the Continental GT range • 400 000 stitches deliver a cabin of exceptional quality CREWE, England - The luxury pinnacle of the Bentley Continental GT family, the Continental GT Mulliner convertible, will have its global debut at Cheval Blanc in St… Continue reading Topless Bentley launch for topless St Tropez

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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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Stylish and tough: Mahindra TUV300 refreshed for 2020

Fresh new design with boldest Mahindra grille Luxury features and seven seats standard Expect to pay a R2999 per month for wagon PRETORIA, Gauteng - Mahindra’s TUV300 sport utility wagon, now in South Africa, is claiming to have a new and bolder design thanks to a mid-life design and specification upgrade. The wagon has an… Continue reading Stylish and tough: Mahindra TUV300 refreshed for 2020

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Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

PRETORIA, South Africa - Contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and England's Cambridge University will help drivers to keep eyes on the road.'Predictive touch’ uses artificial intelligence and sensors to make the user's choice - satnav, aircon, or entertainment settings - without the human touching a button. It's part of Jaguar Land Rover’s… Continue reading Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

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Looking for a Christmas gift? Kia’s Sonet could be it…

NEW DELHI, India - Kia Motors India has revealed at a Delhi auto show an image of a new compact mini-SUV badged (at least for now) as the Sonet. Kia boldly says the model ''is intended to set design benchmarks and inject a new dynamism in the compact SUV segment when it is revealed around… Continue reading Looking for a Christmas gift? Kia’s Sonet could be it…

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Mitsubishi Xpander range widening to include SA?

TOKYO, Japan - Mitsubishi Motors has introduced an all-new Xpander Cross wagon in Vietnam after launch events in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand but it's apparently on its way to South Africa.The Cross is the top variant of the Mitsubishi Xpander range which, we're told, became the best-selling small multi-purpose vehicle in Thailand, the Philippines… Continue reading Mitsubishi Xpander range widening to include SA?

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Dodgy dealing: If a car part seems cheap, it’s probably fake…

MUNICH, Germany - Daimler experts have traced counterfeit products all over the world and more than 1.6-million fake Daimler products were seized through 2019 thanks to the company's protection policies. Good news, then for owners of cars in the way more expensive ranges - and possibly saved many injuries - or lives - through product… Continue reading Dodgy dealing: If a car part seems cheap, it’s probably fake…

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Range Rover Sport gains ingenious Ingenium engines for 2021

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Range Rover Sport has gained a suite of upgrades to,the automaker says, ''enhance its appeal as the ultimate luxury performance SUV''.A new generation of Land Rover’s six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines has been confirmed for the introduction on the Range Rover Sport* to bring 48V mild-hybrid electric vehicle/diesel-fuelled tech to the… Continue reading Range Rover Sport gains ingenious Ingenium engines for 2021