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Jacked Up! VW updates its mini minicar

Sharp new looks, more tech on way for VW city car Turbo one-litre TSI engine joins the Up! range In the UK, 32 models from which to choose LONDON, England - Volkswagen's Up!, launched back in 2011 with a grand show the night before the first day of one of the world's greatest auto shows,… Continue reading Jacked Up! VW updates its mini minicar

2016 Audi SQ7 SUV. Image: Newspress/Audi UK
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Meet Audi’s most-muscled Q7 4×4 SUV

RHD 326kW/900Nm Q7 flagship available in August Standard spex include S-specific cabin and shell All-wheel drive with sport differential, all-wheel steering Another pioneer has joined the right-hand Audi luxury sport utility range: the SQ7 TDI is the first ‘S’ version under the badge and is the first series production car to have electric turbo compressors… Continue reading Meet Audi’s most-muscled Q7 4×4 SUV

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New Kia Niro hybrid for SA in 2017?

Kia’s first dedicated petrol/battery hybrid in UK Low-cost, high-efficiency motoring in crossover style All-new platform, all-new power train, auto 'box Kia has launched a right-hand drive version of its all-new Niro Hybrid in the UK priced from the equivalent of R405 000 (July 2016). Interested? Then read on... It's described by the automaker as "a… Continue reading New Kia Niro hybrid for SA in 2017?

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VW goes to work on next Crafter commercial

Functional: New exterior and interior design Efficient: Lowest drag co-efficient in its class Innovative: Optimum workplace space HANNOVER, Germany – These are the first sketches of the next Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' Crafter panel van, due for launch in Europe towards the end of 2017. The current model is available in South Africa so we might… Continue reading VW goes to work on next Crafter commercial

Nissan X-Trail sold on Twitter
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Little blue bird delivers new Nissan X-Trail online

Tweets lead to sweet deals in Europe Spanish Nissan dealer uses Twitter to sell X-Trail Shortlist to delivery, all through social network BARCELONA, Spain – Nissan has become what is believed to be the first automotive brand in Europe to sell a vehicle exclusively through Twitter. From first contact with the client to the decision… Continue reading Little blue bird delivers new Nissan X-Trail online

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Jaguar AWD goes storm-hunting in Tornado Alley (V)

‘Tornado Tim’ takes Jaguar XF AWD into Tornado Alley The challenge: Collect data, help to predict storms Extreme conditions for XF's all-surface capability Storm-chaser ‘Tornado Tim’ Baker used a Jaguar XF to hunt through America’s Midwest in search of a tornado as the 2016 storm season came to a dramatic close. What's a storm-chaser? Somebody… Continue reading Jaguar AWD goes storm-hunting in Tornado Alley (V)

2016 Fiat Spider convertible. Image: Fiat US
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Fiat Spider back in US after 30 years

STATESIDE QUAYSIDE: 2016 Fiat Spider convertibles after unloading from an ocean-going car carrier. Image: Fiat US Fiat 124 Spider goes West after 30 years Fresh Italian invasion of lightweight sports cars Three versions, two states of tune AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Last sold in the United States more than 30 years ago, the iconic is… Continue reading Fiat Spider back in US after 30 years

CODENAME: AM-RB 001: The 2018 Aston Martin/Red Bull Racing hypercar. Image: Aston Martin
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Racing hypercar on way from Aston/Red Bull

Hypercar result of Aston Martin/Red Bull Racing partnership High-revving mid-mounted V12 engine Two-seater with road and track-only versions available GAYDON, England - Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have revealed what they describe as "our ground-breaking hypercar". Codename: AM-RB 001. Total volume will be between 99 and 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes… Continue reading Racing hypercar on way from Aston/Red Bull

2017 Honda Civic hatchback. Image: Honda UK
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Top UK award for next Honda Civic hatchback

10th generation of Honda's possibly best-known family car Two new turbo petrol engines coming First official showing at Paris in September 2016 LONDON, England - The 10th generation of Honda's Civic, due in showrooms from early 2017, has won its first UK trophy at the July 2016 Auto Express Awards. The sleek new car took the… Continue reading Top UK award for next Honda Civic hatchback

2016 Mercedes-Benz 350 e. Image: Mercedes-Benz
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SA-built C-Class goes hybrid to the world

  Home-made Merc will lead the world Phenomenally low fuel consumption High tech reaches, well, new heights EAST LONDON, South Africa - Mercedes-Benz, after first showing it in the S-Class, is now also offering its most advanced hybrid technology in the C-Class to make the car "a convincing proposition in its segment". And the plug-in hybrid… Continue reading SA-built C-Class goes hybrid to the world