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Tech breakthrough: Diesel goes digital to save millions

CAMBRIDGE, England - Heavy-duty diesel truck fleets could save millions of pounds in fuel costs and commercial vehicle manufacturers could meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations by adopting digital engine technology from Camcon Automotive.''Intelligent'' valve technology, the company explains, replaces the engine's camshaft with electronic actuators for precise control of the engine’s breathing when combined with… Continue reading Tech breakthrough: Diesel goes digital to save millions

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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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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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Scorpio gets more sting with turbodiesel power for 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Mahindra has upgraded its Scorpio seven-seater, in South Africa since 2016, to the designation S11 with a revised engine and drivetrain, and more-powerful mHawk turbodiesel engine / six-speed manual gearbox. The 2.2-litre engine's upgrade boosts power with common-rail direct injection and turbocharging to deliver all the available torque, 320Nm, from 1500-2800rpm… Continue reading Scorpio gets more sting with turbodiesel power for 2020

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Jaguar F-Pace flags 2020 sporty ‘Chequered Flag’ edition

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar has added a Chequered Flag special edition to its range of F-Pace SUV vehicles available in South Africa, explaining that the inspiration ''came from our rich racing heritage''. The units have a 'Sport' front bumper and gloss-black grille detailing, door cladding, side vents and roof rails, and the same finish… Continue reading Jaguar F-Pace flags 2020 sporty ‘Chequered Flag’ edition

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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

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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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No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Land Cruiser 70-series has long had a reputation as ''the'' choice'' for rough country and desert trips (it's also It good for shopping, as The Corner has tried) and recognised as an automotive symbol of go-anywhere-ability. It's also seen as (also as experienced) a prime  example of off-road engineering excellence… Continue reading No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

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Iconic Kombi gets more power to celebrate sixth decade

VW Kombi now available with more power Trendline Plus units have exterior highlights New model takes range to four models JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -VW Commercial Vehicles has expanded its minibus range with a Trendline Plus version of its Kombi 2.0 BiTDI 132kW DSG. Until now the only version was a 2.0 132kW DSG diesel bi-turbo… Continue reading Iconic Kombi gets more power to celebrate sixth decade

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Opel Combo Life: Get two cars for price of one

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Opel's follow-up to its Cargo Van is on the horizon for launch in South Africa... it's the Combo Life family van that already has a European 'Best Buy' award under its beltline. It's expected to come ashore here in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019. Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said… Continue reading Opel Combo Life: Get two cars for price of one