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Extreme E announces ABT Sportsline entry – an electric success

LONDON, England - Extreme E in the UK has announced that ABT Sportsline, a world market leader for tuned VW Group automobiles and title-winning Formula E outfit, will compete in the radical electric SUV off-road racing series. The German tuning company has enjoyed multiple championship successes across disciplines at the very highest level of motorsport… Continue reading Extreme E announces ABT Sportsline entry – an electric success

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Hilux GR Sport: Live the Spirit of Gazoo Racing in flash bakkie

Limited numbers - get in quick with a deposit Really classy machine as the Hilux lives on Auto only - but performance and 4x4 included JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota has created a limited-edition Hilux bakkie badged as the Hilux GR Sport and regarded by the automaker as the next chapter in Toyota’s GR product… Continue reading Hilux GR Sport: Live the Spirit of Gazoo Racing in flash bakkie

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Land Rover in Kenya: Testing time with Tusk in game conservancy

African lion get their share of Defender testing Camouflaged Landys used by wildlife rangers Hauling supplies, river crossings, in conservancy PRETORIA, South Africa - The latest Land Rover Defender has, the automaker says, moved a step closer to production after a demanding test programme with Tusk in Kenya while also supporting lion conservation. A prototype… Continue reading Land Rover in Kenya: Testing time with Tusk in game conservancy

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VW still up for life-and-death challenge of SA rhino poaching

VW Commercial still backs Wilderness Foundation More 1 000 000km driven to support rhinos since 2011 Amarok bakkies for renewed sponsorship JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - 7720 rhino have been killed by poachers in South Africa since 2010. It's a stark figure that should horrify any thinking person. That's at least two, every day to steal muti… Continue reading VW still up for life-and-death challenge of SA rhino poaching

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KIA hints at interior design of all-new small SUV

SEOUL, South Korea -  Kia Motors has today an interior sketch of the cabin planned for its all-new small sport utility vehicle due for launch later this year. The automaker says the cabin is trimmed in high-quality materials throughout, the expansive shapes and ''the technical forms of the cabin create a youthful and luxurious vibe''.… Continue reading KIA hints at interior design of all-new small SUV

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Performance off-roader: Meet Ford’s new AWD veloci-Raptor

'New benchmark for the bakkie segment' More ground clearance, wider track High-performance two-litre Bi-Turbo engine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - An all-new Ford, the Ranger Raptor double-cab bakkie, has reached showrooms nationally ''with Ford Performance DNA at its core''. The automaker describes it as ''an entirely new breed of exceptionally capable off-roader that pushes technology, innovation… Continue reading Performance off-roader: Meet Ford’s new AWD veloci-Raptor

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Global launches soon: New ‘small’ SUV from Kia

Kia to reveal new small SUV globally 'Traditional' SUV - but built as a compact package Modern design for millennial generation SEOUL, South Korea - Kia Motors has  revealed the first images of a small SUV due for world release around the middle of 2019 with the space and capabilities of a traditional, but small,… Continue reading Global launches soon: New ‘small’ SUV from Kia

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All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

Mitsubishi's latest bakkies ready for farm expo Test-track set aside to test all-wheel drive system 'High-spec, lots of features included in price JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nampo, believed to be the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, shares a characteristic with the latest version of Mitsubishi Motors' SA;s "Engineered Beyond Tough" 2019 Triton. Visitors… Continue reading All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

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Rangey Astronaut: Land Rover designed for true high-flyers

Range Rover reaching for new heights with Astronaut Only for Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut folk Special paint job, special stitching/etching on seats PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover to be available exclusively to Future Astronauts signed up to fly to space with Virgin Galactic. ''The… Continue reading Rangey Astronaut: Land Rover designed for true high-flyers

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2019 Ford Everest: Scaling new heights with new turbo engines

Refreshed design, better comfort and luxury New turbo engines, 10-speed auto Thatcham-spec alarm on all models PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford says it's made its Everest seven-seater sport utility more appealing and upmarket with styling, suspension and feature upgrades and the two-litre bi- and single-turbo engines now in the Ford Ranger. Ford says the wagons… Continue reading 2019 Ford Everest: Scaling new heights with new turbo engines