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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

Buyers' advice, Ford, Motoring News, new models

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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2020 Renault Duster in SA – and you could have one for FREE!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Renault Duster SUV range has achieved more than 15 000 sales in South Africa since it was introduced here back in 2013 and more than two million globally. Now in showrooms is the 2020 version of this seriously well-priced family wagon. It comes with the promise of doing much that way… Continue reading 2020 Renault Duster in SA – and you could have one for FREE!

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Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

ROME, Italy - The 2020 version of the now venerable Fiat 500 has had its institutional debut at the Palazzo del Quirinale where the battery buggy was shown to Italian president Sergio Mattarella then to Palazzo Chigi, to be shown to Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. The little car is the third generation of the… Continue reading Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

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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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VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW Motorsport has unveiled its latest Global Touring Cars (GTC) race car during a virtual event streamed live on social media.The cars will be assembled in Golf 8 GTI shells.Martina Biene, head of the VW brand, reminded the motoring media that the racing class had been filled with Jetta-based cars -… Continue reading VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

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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

4x4, Autonomous Cars, Buyers' advice, Motoring News, new models, VW

Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

Most successful VW - design honed inside and out, Digital Cockpit standard across 2022 range Full auto drive - given suitable roads WOLFSBURG, Germany/ HERNDON, Virginia - VW's Tiguan SUV was the most successful model for both the brand and its parent group through 2019 with more than 910 000 produced. That figure, however, is… Continue reading Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

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Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

LONDON, England - Ineos Automotive has revealed the exterior design of the Grenadier, a future no-nonsense 4x4 vehicle for the world for which steps have been taken on the road towards production. And there is no doubt about where the inspiration for what is intended to be the toughest, go-anywhere, last forever, on- and off-roader… Continue reading Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

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Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover has confirmed that the 2020 commercial Defender 90 and 110 units will restore the Hard Top name to its 4x4 family but notes: ''The New Defender 90 and 110 Hard Tops are not planned for introduction to South Africa. Land Rover SA has reviewed the potential for introduction of… Continue reading Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business