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Blowing new life into a classic Bentley

Artisans deliver exquisite hand-crafted components Continuation Series first new Blower in 90 yearsAssembly starts on Bentley Blower CREWE, England - The first wood-framed Bentley Blower in more than 90 years is under construction in a British Bentley Mulliner workshop as the ''car zero'' prototype for a run of a dozen Blower 'Continuation Series'. Each will… Continue reading Blowing new life into a classic Bentley

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UK Auto Trader shows used prices chasing record highs

LONDON, England - July data from Auto Trader UK’s retail price Index involving about 900 000 vehicles saw the largest monthly increase in used cars prices since August 2018.The average sticker price of a used car in July 2020 was £13 888, 4.6% a year-on-year increase on a like-for-like basis and the fourth consecutive month… Continue reading UK Auto Trader shows used prices chasing record highs

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Renault Sandero steps up to driving the turbo Techroad

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Family SUVs have, Renault says, ''evolved dramatically with the frequent addition of features and styling enhancements''. The brand's flagship Stepway arrived in 2011 and Sandero sales accelerated to total more than 64 100 today (August 2020) - more than 30 500 of them Stepway units.Which brings us to the newly-arrived Sandero… Continue reading Renault Sandero steps up to driving the turbo Techroad

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Cars down, bakkies up, as sales stutter into new normal

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Sales of new vehicles in South Africa through July, according to finance house WesBank, may have shown a clearer sign of market activity as lockdown regulations ease and the economy begins to recover. WesBank warned, however, that it was too early to define a trend or level of normality as the… Continue reading Cars down, bakkies up, as sales stutter into new normal

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July 2020 new vehicle sales flat in long month

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - New vehicle sales through July 2020 were largely flat in July and were similar to those of the previous month. However, according to the SA National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s chairman Mark Dommisse “most worrying is that July was a very long trading month yet vehicle sales were still almost 30%… Continue reading July 2020 new vehicle sales flat in long month

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Pre-drive vigilance? Be extra-careful these days

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - National crime statistics for 2019/2020 given by police minister Bheki Cele have shown car hijacking up by 13.3%, truck hijackings by 1.7%, and reported that, from April 1 2019 to March 31 2020, 18 162 cars and 2384 trucks were hijacked.MasterDrive's MD Eugene Herbert told The Corner in one of his… Continue reading Pre-drive vigilance? Be extra-careful these days

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Lewis takes Brit GP with three wheels on his wagon

LONDON, England - Lewis Hamilton limped on three wheels to his seventh British Formula 1 GP at Silverstone on Sunday despite the last-lap puncture that shredded a front tyre. He had, however, dominated the race at the home of Formula 1 pole position until lhe had to nurse his Mercedes across the line to stretch… Continue reading Lewis takes Brit GP with three wheels on his wagon

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Silent stands as Silverstone F1 goes ahead

SILVERSTONE, England - A half-built hotel and empty stands were the backdrop to Sunday’s no-fans British F1 GP but Silverstone circuit boss Stuart Pringle is hoping for a full house in 2021.Reuters reported that Pringle told the news agency ''the piggy bank is nearly dry''.For the first time since Silverstone hosted the first UK GP… Continue reading Silent stands as Silverstone F1 goes ahead

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Mercedes G-Class: Next generation on the way

STUTTGART, Germany - Mercedes' G-Class 4x4 wagon has been around and improving continuously for more than 40 years and the story will continue from September 1 2020 when, the automaker says, their standard equipment will become even more comprehensive. There will also, Mercedes says, be more ''personalisation'' options, fresh body colours, extra equipment packages, and… Continue reading Mercedes G-Class: Next generation on the way