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JAC Motors bakkies: Diesel power, seating for six

Compact, manoeuvrable, workhorse from China 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine for harsh conditions Large payload, comfortably transport heavy loads JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - JAC Motors' X200 forward-cab light commercial was around long before the Covid-19 pandemic changed the business environment and was already a popular choice among business owners worldwide. With Covid-19 fuelling the online industry and… Continue reading JAC Motors bakkies: Diesel power, seating for six

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Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

New coupe ''true to fun character of GT86 predecessor'Light weight, low centre of gravity, agile handlingThird model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sport cars 2022 TOYOTA GR 86. Image supplied CAPE TOWN, South Africa - An all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut in early April 2021 via an online event hosted by… Continue reading Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

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Suzuki SA breaks another sales record with fun-to-drive cars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA has just completed its best dealer and overall sales month on record. Naamsa, the automotive business council, reported last week that Suzuki sold 2397 vehicles through March 2021 which broke the previous best by nearly 12% and improved on its March 2020 sales performance by 92%. More importantly,… Continue reading Suzuki SA breaks another sales record with fun-to-drive cars

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Kia’s coming EV6: All-wheel drive, high-tech twin engines

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The new Kia EV6, its maker says, has brought long-range, zero-emissions, power, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market as the EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles. This the first dedicated BEV under the new… Continue reading Kia’s coming EV6: All-wheel drive, high-tech twin engines

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Hyundai Nexo: Taking clean efficiency to a new level

SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor’s second-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle, the Nexo , has received a maximum five-star rating from Green NCAP, an independent organisation that ranks vehicles based on their energy efficiency and emissions. The rating was based on three indices, each involving metrics that includes measuring air quality, energy efficiency and greenhouse gases.… Continue reading Hyundai Nexo: Taking clean efficiency to a new level

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Startling update from Citroën for cute C3

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - All the bells and whistles, no compromise on comfort, and still the best way for you to get noticed. That, says Citroën, describes the facelifted C3 hatchback. It includes better noise-cancelling and redesigned seating along with ''driver tiredness'' surveillance - and even if the alert is not, er alerted, a warning will… Continue reading Startling update from Citroën for cute C3

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On your phone? It’s the same as driving blind

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - All ready for your annual Easter road trip and holiday? Here's a last-minute read before you hit the road, courtesy of the MasterDrive crew... Imagine you're driving through congested traffic while navigating through the threats of power outages, law-breakers, and general chaos associated with peak-hour driving in South Africa. Now imagine… Continue reading On your phone? It’s the same as driving blind

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What a Roush! Hottest ‘Stang yet galloping to Pretoria

PRETORIA, South Africa - The 2021 Roush Mustang commemorates the 25th anniversary of Roush Performance Products, one of America's greatest conversion specialists, started by Jack Roush. He was, back in 1964, an engine development engineer with Ford in the US but moved on to start Performance Engineering in 1976 with a passion for motorsport -… Continue reading What a Roush! Hottest ‘Stang yet galloping to Pretoria

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Goodyear working on smart brakes to save lives

AKRON, Ohio - Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company and Dutch research organisation TNO are collaborating on a demonstration vehicle that will test the implications of connected tyres talking to the vehicle’s control system specifically the anti-lock brake system. Goodyear says braking performance can be optimised for the situation and tyre state while helping the driver… Continue reading Goodyear working on smart brakes to save lives