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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

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Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

PRETORIA, South Africa - With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente a/t so far during 2020 Ford continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles and small crossovers grow.Demand for such vehicles, given with their passenger-oriented body style - has been… Continue reading Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

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Kia’s new Carnival coming to town – bigger and better

SEOUL, South Korea - Kia Motors has revealed the interior of its upcoming Carnival with images showing the latest Korean specification.It's Kia's fourth-generation flagship minivan - 22 years old! - that's sold worldwide (including South Africa) - as the Kia Sedona... a model said to provide a spacious, comfortable, and futuristic environment for young families… Continue reading Kia’s new Carnival coming to town – bigger and better

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On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

TOKYO, Japan - It might be three decades since the debut of the Lexus LS in 1989 but the luxury brand says it is still on a mission to set standards for top-end automobiles ad indeed here is its latest flagship. It looks like it has done it again with the introduction of the 2020… Continue reading On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

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Leisure Wheels joins stampede from waiting rooms

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Leisure Wheels magazine has joined the migration from time-honoured, full-colour, print to digital screens and so sided with many of its ilk in the charge to cut costs, save cash.One has, however, to wonder what it and other shiny magazines, full of great images of cars and caravans, of boats and… Continue reading Leisure Wheels joins stampede from waiting rooms

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Hyundai Elantra sport sedan gets stunning US makeover

SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai America has released a design rendering of the new Elantra sport sedan and revealed other details about the new performance-inspired offering that's on the way to the brand's US showrooms. Hyundai’s all-new Elantra range is described by the automaker as having low and wide styling ''expressed on the fascia by an… Continue reading Hyundai Elantra sport sedan gets stunning US makeover

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Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Ford's large Tourneo Custom family/business bus is now available in SA with a six-speed auto gearbox spun by a ''new-generation'' two-litre turbodiesel engine attached to an advanced anti-emissions system.The engine is available as a 96kW unit on Trend units and 136kW version on the Limited version. Also being introduced on LTD… Continue reading Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses

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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