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Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar Land Rover, as more people choose flexible monthly payments over once-off bills, is trying to change the way we use vehicles. The secret is a premium car-subscription service. Britain’s biggest automaker has set up Pivotal, a programme intended to allow UK customers to experience either the latest technology of the… Continue reading Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

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Suzuki hits record sales despite Covid shutdown crisis

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA  believes its sales for June 2020 have surprised the local market with  sales back at pre-lockdown levels and its dealer network breaking records. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) reports that Suzuki Auto SA has leapt up the sales chart with 1433 unit sales, all but one… Continue reading Suzuki hits record sales despite Covid shutdown crisis

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KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

Brought together - Picanto Runner and pizzas KIA gets cuter with pocket delivery conversion Perhaps the luxury version of delivery van? JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - KIA Motors SA has converted its Picanto budget family hatchback into a light delivery vehicle for businesses in South Africa. Perhaps one benefit of the current semi-lockdown that has brought… Continue reading KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

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Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

Most successful VW - design honed inside and out, Digital Cockpit standard across 2022 range Full auto drive - given suitable roads WOLFSBURG, Germany/ HERNDON, Virginia - VW's Tiguan SUV was the most successful model for both the brand and its parent group through 2019 with more than 910 000 produced. That figure, however, is… Continue reading Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

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Vehicle sales look brighter – but beware rising prices for ‘used’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The new vehicle market returned to its first full month of sales in June 2020 since the Covid lockdown started but the market remains under ''immense pressure''. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) told The Corner new vehicle sales were down by 38% down on June 2019 by… Continue reading Vehicle sales look brighter – but beware rising prices for ‘used’

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Mégane RS Trophy in SA: Filling ‘the need for speed’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Renault SA now has access to the 2020 Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy - the French automaker's performance hatchback said to be the brand's ''ultimate fusion of exceptional design and heart-racing performance''. The Corner told you about it and other new Mégane models back in February 2020. ''Those with the 'need for speed','' Renault… Continue reading Mégane RS Trophy in SA: Filling ‘the need for speed’

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Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

LONDON, England - Ineos Automotive has revealed the exterior design of the Grenadier, a future no-nonsense 4x4 vehicle for the world for which steps have been taken on the road towards production. And there is no doubt about where the inspiration for what is intended to be the toughest, go-anywhere, last forever, on- and off-roader… Continue reading Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

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New Jaguar i-Pace: Faster charging, new audio

PRETORIA, South Africa -Jaguar's I-Pace all-electric performance SUV has added an optional ''fast and intuitive'' infotainment system and quicker charging capability to its potential specification. The developments should be available in South Africa towards the end of 2020. Which, the automaker says, will add to the kudos of the model's 2019 World Car of the… Continue reading New Jaguar i-Pace: Faster charging, new audio

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Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota SA has moved into high gear with a R365-million project to double the size of its East Rand parts distribution warehouse to 80 000m² to create the largest such building in the southern hemisphere. Toyota SA's president and CEO Andrew Kirkby told The Corner in a media release: “This investment will… Continue reading Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

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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