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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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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

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Ford Figo Freestyle: Two high-riding versions for field and family

PRETORIA South Africa - Ford SA is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing utility vehicle sector with its first Figo Freestyle - a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle based on the popular Figo hatchback.Ford says it complements the brand's range of active lifestyle models, among them the EcoSport compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), the… Continue reading Ford Figo Freestyle: Two high-riding versions for field and family

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2020 Ford EcoSport range gets SA model and feature upgrades

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford SA has modified its portfolio of EcoSport small family leisure/city SUVs with the addition of a six-speed auto transmission for Ambiente petrol units.Driving safety and comfort spec upgrades have been added to Trend and Titanium models. Doreen Mashinini, Ford SA's marketing manager, told The Corner: "The compact SUV category grew… Continue reading 2020 Ford EcoSport range gets SA model and feature upgrades

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Suzuki’s upstart SUV stands taller thanks to Bilstein

GOOD NEWS for Suzuki Jimny owners who like a bit of rough: Bilstein has added the tough little 4x4 to its list of vehicles that can benefit from the installation of an aftermarket set of body-raising shock-absorbers. Bilstein's 'Raise Your Game' kits have added 12 parts numbers to its inventory which now includes, along with… Continue reading Suzuki’s upstart SUV stands taller thanks to Bilstein

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For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved four-(and six)-wheeler vehicle of them all, the Land Rover - and especially their older generation - the Series 1, 2 & 3 and other leaf spring-suspended Land Rovers. The annual Land Rover (LR) Classic will again host the LR Series Fest of 2020 – this… Continue reading For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

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2020 Outlander: Third new SA entry for Mitsubishi here

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Mitsubishi's 2020 Outlander has arrived in South Africa as the  third new model to be joining the brand's portfolio through the first quarter of 2020. The five/seven-seater Outlander was introduced to southern Africa way back in 2003 - since then it has mutated into a sensible country roads / bundu-beating family… Continue reading 2020 Outlander: Third new SA entry for Mitsubishi here

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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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Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

DESERT VASTNESS: Accurate navigation is vital in the desert wastes but this image shows how radical the route can be. Image: Supplied HA’IL, SAUDI ARABIA – Stage 5 of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the four South African Toyota Gazoo Racing crews maintain their overall positions.: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel were again fastest of the… Continue reading Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists