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Opel birthday bash comes with special anniversary edition

120 years of Opel auto production Special model to celebrate anniversary In showrooms second half of March 2019 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Opel South Africa, to celebrate the brand's 120 years in the vehicle industry, will be importing limited numbers of an anniversary Corsa 120Y Special Edition later in March 2019. The car, Opel says,… Continue reading Opel birthday bash comes with special anniversary edition

Buyers' advice, fuel price, industry, Motoring News, Vehicle sales

Trading-in your luxmobile to save? Check this must-read

Think before your deal on buying with trade-in Tax and fuel prices accelerating downsizing Bank says 'focus on the break-even point' JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Many people feeling the combined burden of inflation, fuel bills and the 2018 VAT increase are now considering scaling down by trading-in there perhaps expensive German automobile. That is, at… Continue reading Trading-in your luxmobile to save? Check this must-read

Buyers' advice, diesel, fuel price, industry, Motoring News

Coming price rise ‘could end fuel price-maintenance’

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Another substantial fuel-price increase is expected at the end of October 2018, according to the Automobile Association. The motoring organisation explained: "International oil prices remain stubbornly high and it is possible that current tensions involving Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most prolific oil producers, could place more pressure on fuel prices.… Continue reading Coming price rise ‘could end fuel price-maintenance’

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AA says ‘monster’ fuel hikes ahead. Well, not really…

COMMENT JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Mid-month unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund is predicting the biggest fuel price hike in South Africa's history by some margin, according to the august body known as the Automobile Association. Well, actually, that depends on comparing what you could buy for a rand, say, 10 years ago, and what… Continue reading AA says ‘monster’ fuel hikes ahead. Well, not really…

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Faraway Syria dictates more SA pump-price rises

JOHANNESBURG, Gautentg - The poison gas attack and retaliation by Britain, America and France will cause sharp increases in the landed prices of fuels in South Africa from the end of April 2018. That, of course, will be passed on by transport companies and result in further retail price increases in your favourite stores. Oil… Continue reading Faraway Syria dictates more SA pump-price rises

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‘Fuel-levy, double inflation, will hurt the poor most’

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The 52c/litre increase in the General Fuel and Road Accident Fund levies to be paid at the pump and announced by (The Corner hopes outgoing!) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in 2018 Budget Speech ''is cause for great concern''. So say the South African Automobile Association (AA). This amounts to a total increase of… Continue reading ‘Fuel-levy, double inflation, will hurt the poor most’

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Read the reality of the coming miserable fuel-price decrease

GOOD news for you and other road-users in South Africa: you can look forward to less-expensive vehicle fuel come February (2018) thanks to falling international prices. So says the Automobile Association after analysing unaudited month-end fuel-price data released by South Africa's Central Energy Fund - but what is the reality? "International (dollar) prices have risen by… Continue reading Read the reality of the coming miserable fuel-price decrease

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UK’s electricar clean-up: The hidden costs

LONDON, England - Britain's plans to ban fossil-fuel vehicle engines in favour of electric power will threaten the UK's national tax income. That's the opinion of Mark Cunningham, a manager at London taxation experts Blick Rothenberg. Cunningham explained: “The government has for some years incentivised a move to low-emissions company cars through lower taxes and… Continue reading UK’s electricar clean-up: The hidden costs

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Would LPG fuel work in SA? Read on, you decide

⦁ LPG taxis just a hail away from London streets ⦁ TX2 taxi in final phase of city's assessment ⦁ Birmingham introduced more than 60 LPG taxis LONDON, England - Cleaner, less-emissions, taxis could soon be cruising the streets of the British capital now that a company called Autogas claims it's close to completing its… Continue reading Would LPG fuel work in SA? Read on, you decide

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HonestJohn data rips into ‘official’ fuel data

Lab-based data not ‘real world’ driving Average car using 24% more fuel than it should. Audi A4, Hyundai Tucson, Mini Hatch, Ford Fiesta among worst LONDON, England - The gap between advertised and on-the-road fuel consumption data is now (March 2017) at its widest yet with only one in 10 cars achieving their 'official' (read… Continue reading HonestJohn data rips into ‘official’ fuel data