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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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Hot Jeep Trackhawk sets SUV ice speed record on Russia’s Lake Baikal

Record runs set under FIA competition rules Brembo brakes - and tyre spikes - to stop on the ice 12km track - even a Jeep needs space to stop! LAKE BAIKAL, Russia - A Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has set a speed record for sport utility vehicles on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Russia.… Continue reading Hot Jeep Trackhawk sets SUV ice speed record on Russia’s Lake Baikal

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Tough testing for 2019 Land Rovers in Kenyan reserve

Landy Defender in final testing in Kenya Milestone moment on World Land Rover Day  Camouflaged prototype out on global testing PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover has announced plans for its new Defender to complete a final phase of field-testing with the Tusk Trust on location in Kenya to celebrate World Land Rover Day, A… Continue reading Tough testing for 2019 Land Rovers in Kenyan reserve

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Hyundai Venue launch for 2019 New York auto show

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Hyundai has released design sketches of its newest SUV, to reach showrooms as the Hyundaie Venue. Strange name for a car, but the baby wagon, Hyundai says, ''symbolises a trendy unique style, perfect for our newest, smallest, and most affordable SUV''. The car is said to ''embody the characteristics of the… Continue reading Hyundai Venue launch for 2019 New York auto show

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Mitsubishi SA focuses on catering for smaller family SUVs

Mitsubishi Motors goes smaller to get bigger Five new çompact' SUVs now in showrooms Family SUV for town, school run - and bush JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Mitsubishi Motors SA has launched a compact-SUV range to, it says, ''emphasise their value for money at less than R500 000''. The full range will now include, according to… Continue reading Mitsubishi SA focuses on catering for smaller family SUVs

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Back to the beach! New Toyota RAV4 launched 25 years on in SA

RAV4 goes upmarket with Generation 5 Five versions, choice of engine and gearbox Off-road ability grows with higher chassis LES STEPHENSON CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Way back in 1994 Toyota’s launch of the original RAV4 - here in Cape Town on Muizenberg beach when it was still legal to drive there -  introduced a… Continue reading Back to the beach! New Toyota RAV4 launched 25 years on in SA

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Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019

T-Cross to joinTiguan and Touareg at VWSA Sportier T-Roc confirmed for SA market in 2020 'Budget' pricing for T-Cross promised by VWSA UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape - Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to South African showrooms in the second half of 2019... the T-Cross  (pictured). The small SUV will join big brothers the Tiguan… Continue reading Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019

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2019 Suzuki Ertiga: Update, more space, for 7-seat SUV

Second generation Suzuki Ertiga now in SA More passenger space, wider/longer body 200 000km promotional warranty included CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Wider, taller and longer than the updated model that was launched in South Africa in 2016  comes the brand's new seven-seat Ertiga multi-purpose vehicle. It was an original model way back in 2010;… Continue reading 2019 Suzuki Ertiga: Update, more space, for 7-seat SUV

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Renault Koleos: SA brand flagship gets 2019 makeover

Renault's top-end Koleos about to hit SA showrooms Three models, two of them with all-wheel drive One engine, a powerful 2.5 petrol with auto available PARIS, France - Renault says the latest version of its top-end Koleos SUV  ''is the embodiment of Renault's new design language with its distinctive styling'' Take a look - there's… Continue reading Renault Koleos: SA brand flagship gets 2019 makeover

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JD Power survey: Hyundai Santa Fe ‘most reliable’ midsize SUV

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Hyundai’s Santa Fe has come through as ''most dependable SUV'' in the 2019 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study whose results were released on February 13. The handsome Hyundai ranked highest in its class from 2016 (yes, it takes time to determine reliability) thanks, the results say, for ''bold design, high-output powertrains… Continue reading JD Power survey: Hyundai Santa Fe ‘most reliable’ midsize SUV